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Crossing the Boundaries of Reception -- New Deadline

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:54am
Special Issue of "Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2017

The journal Reception invites submissions for its special-topic issue for the 2018 volume year focusing on “Crossing the Boundaries of Reception.” Authors are encouraged to construe “boundaries” as broadly as possible within a reception-study context, including:

Queering the Whedonverses—a Slayage special issue

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:05am
Slayage: the Journal of Whedon Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Over the last 15 years, Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies and other publications have featured a range of writing and scholarship about queer issues, identity and representations related to the Whedonverses but there has not yet been a publication dedicated solely to queer Whedon studies. A renewed interest in feminism and queer identities in mainstream culture and academia, alongside greater public recognition for LGBTQ issues and more attention being paid to popular culture across media: all suggest that the time is right for a concentrated examination of the Whedonverses from the perspective of queer theory and queer identities as they overlap but also differ, in all their complexity as they exist within an intersectional world.

Pippi to Ripley 4: Gender and Sexuality in Fantasy,Science Fiction and Comics

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:06am
Katharine Kittredge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pippi to Ripley 4:Sex and Gender in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Comics

Ithaca College, April 21-22, 2017

Keynote: SAMMUS performs her acclaimed nerdcore hip-hop and talks about race, geekdom, and feminism.

Special guest: Breakout YA author LJ Alonge

Pippi to Ripley 4 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in imaginative fiction. We invite papers devoted to fictional characters in all media, including: comics, films, television, and video games as well as in folklore, mythology, and children's and young adult literature. This year’s conference includes a special focus on:

Fan Intersectionality: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fan Communities

Deeper than Swords: Fear and Loathing in Fantasy and Folklore

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:00am
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 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)


 **Please note the change of dates**

The Book Review: Contemporary Forms, Forums, and Forces

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2016

Academic literary critics have long eyed book reviewers, their public counterparts, with suspicion. For example, in The Armed Vision, a 1948 study of the methods of modern literary criticism, Stanley Edgar Hyman makes the following heavily weighted distinction, "the reviewer, more or less, is interested in books as commodities; the critic in books as literature." However, the past 15 years have seen a proliferation of forms and forums for online writing about books that combine the literary and the commodity in complex and interesting ways, deconstructing and reevaluating the distinctions between these terms.

The Films of Wes Anderson

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 23, 2017

The Films of Wes Anderson

A special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language


'Always on Their Mind': Elvis Presley and Consumer Culture

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:01am
University of Kent, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Call for Papers:

“Always On Their Mind”: Elvis Presley and Consumer Culture

3rd June, 2017

University of Kent, UK


We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary conference on the star persona of Elvis Presley. The one-day event will be held at the University of Kent on the 3rd of June, 2017.

Circuits of Cinema: Histories of Movie and Media Distribution

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:02am
History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Circuits of Cinema:

Histories of Movie and Media Distribution


A HoMER Network Conference 

on the History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception

Hosted by the Circuits of Cinema Project

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

22 to 24 June 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)

Pre-Conference 21 June 2017: all-day Mapping Movies “data hack”


Deadline to submit 250-300 word abstracts, by email to

Wednesday, 30 November 2016.


CFP: Horror, SWPACA, Albuquerque, Feb.15, 2017

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:10am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call for Papers


Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016