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Social Discourse, Mythos, and Visual Culture

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:10pm
Maryland Institute College of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We invite papers from graduate students and emerging scholars that address the ways in which visual culture, the built environment, and electronic media affect and inform our perceptions of collective memory and/or identities. This symposium is devoted to a consideration of the role that popular visual culture plays in shaping critical discourse with the aim of better understanding the world around us.

For example, what role do monuments play in forming public memory around specific historical events? How do adaptations of film, comics, and other forms of popular art address classic themes, such as myth? As many popular artforms are now available digitally, how do professional and amateur artists respond? 

 

ACCSFF 2017 CFP

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:27pm
Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The 2017 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, one of the most important collections of fantastic literature in the world.  

We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:

    -studies of individual works and authors;
    -comparative studies;
    -studies that place works in their literary and/or
     cultural contexts.

Fan Studies Network Conference, 24-25th June 2017

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:29pm
Centre for Participatory Culture, University of Huddersfield, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

The Fan Studies Network 2017 Conference
24-25th June 2017
Centre for Participatory Culture,

University of Huddersfield, UK

Keynote Speaker: Dr Louisa Stein (Middlebury College, USA) 
Plenary Address: Professor Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield, UK)

Technology of the Soul

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:20pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul,” and aims to discuss posthumanism and metaphysics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.

Call for Essays: Stranger Things: Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Kevin Wetmore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Essays: Stranger Things: Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence

 

I am looking for proposals for chapters for a book on the Netflix series Stranger Things to be published by McFarland & Company. As the book title suggests, the overarching theme of the volume is how the series creates, evokes, uses and exploits the eighties, eighties culture and contemporary nostalgia for both. Successful proposals will link an aspect of Stranger Things with an eighties counterpart and explore how the series engages that aspect of Reagan-era culture.

 

CFP: Speculative Visions (Invisible Culture, Issue 27)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Invisible Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

For its twenty-seventh issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of speculative visions.

The last decade has seen a rise in popularity among science fiction, fantasy, and horror. These genres encourage the capacity to imagine post-human bodies, extraordinary worlds, techno-utopias, and claustrophobic spaces of violence. In their reliance upon the imagination, these speculative visions provide a space to consider contradictions and a carnivalesque interaction between popular culture and critical theory.

Gender Portrayal in Science Fiction Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:01pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The topic of this literature panel is “Gender Portrayals in Science Fiction Literature,” and aims to discuss the ways in which our modern notions on gender shape our speculations on the future. Specifically, we would love papers directly addressing the way that women (particularly, posthuman or transhuman women) are represented in science and speculative fiction literatures, especially in the context of artificial intelligence.

Between the Lines – Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:14pm
Between the Lines: Research and Original Works in Literature for Children and Youth
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

The editors of Between the Lines, an academic Hebrew journal dedicated to the study of children's and YA literature, invite submissions for its second volume. All venues of exploration are welcome: theoretical, comparative, interdisciplinary, new readings of canonical texts for children, etc.

Please note that while we welcome articles that explore children's and YA literature from all ages and cultures, we publish in Hebrew.   

All articles will be blind-refereed.

Between the Lines is published both in print and as e-journal. Contributors are encouraged to visit our first issue, at:   http://shaanan.ac.il/?page_id=24075

General Guidelines:

WisCon 41 Feminist Science Fiction & Fantasy - Deadline February 23

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:01pm
WisCon 41 Feminism & Science Fiction in Madison, WI May 26-29, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017

We invite you to submit papers, panels, and presentations for Academic Programming at WisCon 41! Join us for a weekend dedicated to imagining, exploring, and critiquing alternate worlds, technological transformations, and the possibilities and processes for creating the feminist, decolonial, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-fascist futures we so badly need.

Binge Media

updated: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:50pm
Ellen McCracken, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

This edited volume focuses on the new cultural phenomenon of binge media and the concomitant patterns of consumption--the viewing of or listening to a series of episodes in rapid succession. With the rise of streaming digital media such as podcasts, aggregated TV series, and other immersive media forms, new textualities and temporalities shape popular narrative forms. Self-directed consumption of digital media series means that audiences are dispersed, as viewing and listening become compressed or extended according to personal choice. The textual artifact is reconstituted through the erasure or alteration of the temporal gaps between weekly installments, and, most notably, by the compression or disappearance of commercial interruptions.

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