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Two Shakespeare Panels for ICMS Kalamazoo 2017

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

International Congress for Medieval Studies 2017


Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites submissions for two sessions at the 2017 Congress, which will be held at Western Michigan University on May 11-14, 2017.


Maps in Popular Fiction

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:50am
NeMLA 2017 Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Maps bound in at the beginning of books can shape the reading of the book in a variety of ways. Whether they map continents and signal the sweeping world building of a high fantasy, or map an idyllic English village and signal a cozy murder mystery, both the scale and content of a map provides important information for a reader of fiction. This panel will consider the questions of genre raised (and perhaps answered) by prefacing fiction with maps, and also the various issues of intertextuality indicated by the presence of the map. For instance, is the map part of the packaging? Is it paratextual? Bound in as a page, does it reify text by providing the semblance of context?

Death in Supernatural **DEADLINE EXTENDED** [Edited Collection under contract with McFarland Publishers]

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 7:48pm
Mandy Taylor and Susan Nylander
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Project Overview

Editors Taylor and Nylander seek original essays for an edited collection exploring the the nature of death as well as the character Death, the Horseman, in the television show Supernatural.  As death is a constant theme and sometime driver of the show’s narrative, this collection seeks to more fully examine the ways Supernatural represents, personifies, and explores death.   This collection is under contract with McFarland Publishers.


Chapters in the proposed collection can focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Psychological analyses of death, dying, and grief in the series

Special TWC Issue CFP: Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries (3/1/17; 3/15/18)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:41pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

When Henry Jenkins calls the mid-2000s media landscape one of convergence culture, he describes the intersection of media industries, online social media, and television audiences. Using emerging multiplatform strategies producers can directly engage and immerse potential television audiences. Likewise, industry shaped hailing of fans creates fan-like audiences, but it does so within limits, reflecting industry concerns and agenda.

Heavy Metal at the Movies

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
Gerd Bayer
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Research on heavy metal has seen an impressive growth over the past decade. While the disciplinary background of metal scholars and the methods they employ testify to ever more diversity, few publications have focused specifically on the role played by film. This collection of essays sets out to bring together research on heavy metal and visual culture. In recent years, the number of films on metal has increased sub­stantially, indicating that this musical genre might be viewed in new ways by the non-fan public.

Vol. 1, No. 3 of MOSF Journal of Science Fiction

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:59am
Monica Louzon / Museum of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Call for Papers: MOSF Journal of Science Fiction


Submission Deadline: July 1, 2016.

 Editorial Team: Monica Louzon, M.L.S. (Managing Editor), Rachel Lazarus, Ph.D. (Co-Editor), Heather McHale, Ph.D. (Co-Editor), Barbara Jasny, Ph.D. (Co-Editor),

 Editorial Board: Nancy Kress, M.S., M.A.; Charles Gannon, Ph.D.; Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Ph.D.; Terence McSweeney, Ph.D.



Fashionating Images. Audiovisual media studies meet Fashion

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:16am
Comunicazioni Sociali. Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

This CS Journal special issue aims at exploring the encounter and intersection between fashion studies and media studies, with particular reference to visual and audiovisual products, e.g. cinema, television, advertising and digital media. Over the past decades, fashion acquired centrality in social and economical dynamics in Western culture for its capability to penetrate and influence both production and identitarian practices. Fashion both fully takes part in artistic processes as an autonomous aesthetic and semantic object (fashion as a medium) and has a pivotal role in crea­tive industry as a provider of fundamental material for the formation of imaginary worlds and characters (fash­ion as a media industry).