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Audiences, Fandoms, and Reception: A Kino Club 313 Conference

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:08am
Kino Club 313 of Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Call for Papers:

Audiences, Fandoms, and Reception: A Kino 313 Conference


deadline for submissions:  

December 10, 2016


conference location/date:

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI); Friday, February 17th, 2017


contact email:


keynote speaker:

Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 12:17pm
Mythgard Institute by Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mythmoot combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention all into one. It develops studies in fields not considered primary in literary scholarship such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc., in a way that academics and enthusiasts will appreciate. 

Mythgard Institute from Signum University is turning Mythmoot IV into a secondary-world experience for academics, friends, and fans. Confirmed guest speakers are Dr. Verlyn Flieger and Dr. Mike Drout, with more special guests to be announced. Mythmoot IV will be held from June 1st to 4th, 2017, at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA. This year’s theme is…

Invoking Wonder

Serenity: Essays on Joss Whedon’s ‘Big Damn Movie’ *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 5:03pm
Frederick Blichert, McFarland Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts due February 13, 2017.

Joss Whedon’s short-lived series Firefly developed a fierce following while it aired from 2002 to 2003. After its cancellation, fans cried foul and demanded more, which eventually led to the 2005 feature film follow-up Serenity, along with several tie-in comic books. The series and film were celebrated for their mixing of science fiction and western iconography, dystopic settings, progressive gender representations, underdog storylines, and clever and fast-paced dialogue.

‘I Am Not There’: International Conference on Bob Dylan

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:16am
FCSH-NOVA University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017

‘I Am Not There’: International Conference on Bob Dylan


18-19 May 2017

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal


I change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else.

        Bob Dylan


Call for Proposals for an Essay Collection on Meta-Fiction, Intertextuality, and Authorship in Supernatural

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:18am
Anastasia Klimchynskaya, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

One of the defining themes of the CW’s Supernatural is its interest in fiction and storytelling. The longest running genre series on American television, it has, throughout its twelve seasons, broken the fourth wall in a way that no other TV show likely has. From making Supernatural itself (and its fandom) exist within the world of the narrative to the unique relationship between canon and fanon, fans and creators, Supernatural is a groundbreaking look at the way narratives are created, told, and retold. Yet most scholarship dedicated to Supernatural has omitted thoroughly exploring this crucial aspect of the series.

CMCS 2017 Media Workshop & Book Talk on Reel Inequality (Rutgers University Press)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:48am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 4, 2016

The following CFP may be of interest to scholars working on questions of sustainable filmmaking and race/gender equality in film. 

  CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE: Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?
Extended deadline for conference abstract submissions is November 4th, 2016

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 4th international conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?” is hosting an exclusive media workshop and features the following key speakers at the University of Southern California on March 17-19, 2017:

Hybridity and Monstrosity

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:20am
University of Texas at Dallas Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016


Conference website:



University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association

February 24 and February 25, 2017

Keynote speakers: Dr. Nnedi Okorafor and Dr. Stephen T. Asma

 Theme: Hybridity and Monstrosity

Submission Deadline: December 31 , 2016


American Lierature Association: Postwar Geographies

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:13am
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Literary Studies Group / ALA

Postwar Geographies:  Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, wherein mapping, locating, traveling, place-making, or turf-marking has a significant role:  the Iron Curtain, the color line, “the women’s room(s),” Model Cities, etc.  Abstracts to by 16 January 2017.


Postwar Literary Studies Group / ALA