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Reminder:“Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince”

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:48pm
The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 Reminder: CFP: “Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of
Prince” A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and
the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA 

24th-26th May 2017 at Media City UK, University of Salford, UK.

Tolkien Conference at University of Vermont

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:16am
14th Annual Tolkien at UVM Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

14th Annual Tolkien at UVM Conference

Saturday April 8th, 8;30am-5:30pm, Campus

Theme: Romances in Middle-earth


Organizers of the Tolkien at UVM Conference are now accepting abstracts for the 2017 conference until the February 1st deadline. 

CFP: "BUFFY at 20" Conference (Marquette University, April 1, 2017) - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:59am
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

April 1, 2017
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to and
Participants will be notified by January 15, 2017.

Keynote Speaker: Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside

Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:14am
Consumer Identities
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CFP: Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 20, 2016

The Division of Mass Communication at St. John’s University is now accepting submissions for paper presentations at an upcoming one-day symposium, Consumer Identities and Digital Culture. We seek transdisciplinary interpretations and critical analyses of consumption and consumer identity, broadly defined across emerging media and digital landscapes. This symposium is the first in a planned series of events interrogating various aspects of consumer identity, using fans as one exemplar and catalyst for discussion. Panelists will also be invited to participate in the development of an edited volume.


Deeper than Swords: Fear and Loathing in Fantasy and Folklore

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:48pm
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 25, 2016

19th-20th January 2017

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

University of Edinburgh




“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford)

Dr Robert Maslen (University of Glasgow)


 **Deadline extended**

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.