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CFP: Comics and Graphic Narratives for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:20pm
Sam Johnson, Wenatchee Valley College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.

Yankees and Popular Culture

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm
McFarland and Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

McFarland and Company invites baseball writers to contribute abstracts for an essay collection presently titled The New York Yankees and Popular Culture.

Writers are encouraged to submit their own topics for consideration.  Possible topics include:

  • Yankees in Advertising
  • History of WPIX
  • The fight between Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson on the Game of the Week
  • Buster Keaton’s film The Cameraman featuring a sequence at Yankee Stadium
  • Yankees and Seinfeld

McFarland is a leading publisher of books and journals in sports history, including Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game and Black Ball: A Negro League Journal.

Japanese Visual Culture

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 
November 10 – 12, 2017, Chaminade University of Honolulu and Ala Moana Hotel (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Session: Japanese Visual Culture
Presiding Officer: David Boyd, PhD Candidate in Text-Image Studies, Comparative Literature, University of Glasgow
Proposal Due Date: May 21, 2017 (submit via PAMLA website,

Conference theme: “The Sense of Sight: Vision, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing”

Stardom, Celebrity and Fandom Conference

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:08pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Dept. of Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We invite presentation proposals for the Stardom, Celebrity and Fandom Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 10-11, 2017.

The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore various realities associated with living in the limelight and/or admiring those who do, insightful analyses of individual stars and/or celebrities, and in-depth analyses of intriguing media offerings that examine and represent stardom, celebrity and/or fandom, during any historical era.

Given adequate participant interest and high-quality submissions, we are hoping to publish selected papers (with author’s permission) in a special collection of essays pertaining to the conference theme.

Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP [Last Call]

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

[CFP] Gothic Afterlives: The Reincarnation of Horror in Film and Television

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:12pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Twenty-first century media have seen a rise not only in remakes and ‘re-imaginings’, but also transmedia adaptations, works based in nostalgic callbacks, fan-written versions of media, and genre-bending remixes. While a wider body of work exists on transmedia storytelling and adaptation, Gothic horror remakes are still a rich and largely unexplored subject, even as interest in the remake phenomenon continues to grow. And yet, the history of Gothic horror in film and television is rich in re-adaptations, and re-conceptualizations, where the literary roots of Gothic horror tropes, narratives, and characterizations continue to resurface and uncannily return.

At home with horror? Terror on the small screen

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
The Melodrama Research Group/University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Melodrama Research Group presents:

At home with horror? Terror on the small screen

27th-28th October 2017

University of Kent

Keynote speaker: Dr Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick)


[UPDATES] CFP: The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

Abstract sumission deadline is now extended to May 15th, 2017

submission via email: (Mr. Manni Cheung, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong)


The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

Netflix at the Nexus: Content, Practice, and Production in the Age of Streaming Television

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:52am
Amber Buck
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Netflix’s meteoric rise as an online content provider has been well documented and much debated in the popular press and in academic circles. It has been praised as the future of television (Auletta, 2014) and as “the most feared force in Hollywood” (Villarreal & James, 2016), while also decried as the end of “TV’s Golden Age” and blamed for ushering in an era where “TV shows may be briefer, lower-budget and filled with the kind of product-placement ads that audiences hate and advertisers pay for” (Thielman, 2016).

TRANS TV conference, September 13-15, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:42am
University of Westminster, London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

TRANS TV: Call For Papers
 Transformations of Television Industries
 Transformations of Television Consumption Practices 
 Transformations of Televisual Aesthetics, Narratives and Identities
 21st Century Transnational and Transmedia Television Practices

Wednesday the 13th of September to Friday the 15th of September, University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London
Organised in Collaboration with the CREAM and CAMRI research centres and the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster.

Organising Committee: Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Christopher Hogg, Jane Thorburn, Paul Dwyer, Ged Maguire, Robert Benfield, Simon Passmore.