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Call for SCMS Members to join proposed Material Play SIG

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:42am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SCMS Members are invited to join a proposal for a new SCMS Scholarly Interest Group (SIG) on Material Play.  An initial roster of at least 30 members is needed for a new SIG proposal to be considered, so if you are interested please send your name and email to  SCMS members may participate in as many SIGs as they like and there are absolutely no obligations to membership (besides being included on the roster and mailing lists).  The provisional mission statement is included below. 

Contact: Jonathan Rey Lee

NeMLA 2020: The Circle of the Adaptations: Beyond the Boundaries of Genres (Roundtable)

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

When we say "adaptation", we often recall certain types of formulas that turn from literature to film. In recent years, however, adaptation has been taking place across literature-film-TV shows, and the distinct starting point of originality has been blurred. According to Darwin's definition, adaptation is "a process by which an animal or plant species is fitted to its environment.” If we expand the aperture to the field of humanities-based on this definition, adaptation is no longer merely an additive function that supports the original and extends its vitality to a minimum, rather, it has a new value in itself, and at the same time provides a healthy circulation in which the original can survive in a changing socio-cultural environment.

Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:16am
Michael A Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)

Sponsored by the Medieval Comics Project, an outreach effort of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

7-10 May 2020

Proposals due by 15 September 2019


Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Proverbs and Wisdom

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:50am
Early Proverb Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Early Proverb Society emphasizes the functions of that mobile, morphic form, the proverb.  EPS showcases our readings at a round table (three to four discussants and one respondent) and a panel of papers (three speakers) at the 55th Congress, May 7-10, 2020.  All methodological approaches are welcomed warmly.

Round table:  Medieval Proverbs:  Exchanges, Clashes, and Transactions

Edited Collection: RuPedagogies of Realness: Teaching and Learning in RuPaul’s Drag Race and its Paratextual Cultures

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:05am
Lindsay Bryde/Tommy Mayberry
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Edited Collection scheduled for publication with McFarland

Eds. Lindsay Bryde (Mandl School, the College of Applied Health) and Tommy Mayberry (University of Guelph)

“[Drag queens] ‘mother’ one another, ‘house’ one another, ‘rear’ one another, and the resignification of the family through these terms is not a vain or useless imitation, but the social and discursive building of community, a community that binds, cares, and teaches, that shelters and enables.” (137)

Fairy Tale Area at PCA in Philly, 4/15-4/18--DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11/24/19

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 9:09pm
Amanda Caleb/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:05pm
Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University (Spain).

Its mission is to transmit research studies in all the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, etc.





CFP: Good Omens: Nice and Accurate Analyses by Intelligent Writers

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:59am
Erin Giannini
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Editors: Erin M. Giannini and Amanda Taylor 


Written as a collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens(1990) had an active and long-term fanbase before the debut of the Amazon Prime miniseries. Its adaptation, brought to fruition by Gaiman as a promise to Pratchett before Pratchett’s 2015 death, however, has not only brought new fans into the fold, but increased the visibility of the original text.