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Call for Presentations: Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2017

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:22am
Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference / Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference held in tandem with StokerCon 2017

Conference Dates: April 27 – 30, 2017

Conference Hotel: The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California

Conference Website:


The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference co-chairs invite all interested scholars and academics to submit presentation abstracts related to horror studies for consideration to be presented at the Second Annual StokerCon, April 27-30, 2017 held on the historic The Queen Mary, moored at Long Beach, California (see: ).

The Originals

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Vampire area of the PCA/ACA is accepting proposals for paper presentations, roundtable discussions and four-person panels on any aspect of the television show "The Originals." Please submit proposals by Oct. 1, 2016 at the PCA/ACA website:


Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:53am
Dr. Andrew O'Day
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A chapter has become available for the volume Doctor Who: Twelfth Night to be published by I.B. Tauris. The chapter should look at the character of Missy in the context of Moffat's queer characters (Madame Vastra and Jenny and 'odd' figures such as Dorium and Strax). It should argue, however, that casting the Master as female de-queers the relationship between the Doctor and the Master and casts it as heterosexual. Other female characters should be examined such as the Rani and Servalan in Blake's 7. The chapter should NOT look at fan responses to Missy as this is covered elsewhere in the collection. 


Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:07pm
Susan Fanetti/California State University, Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016


CFP: Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy

Editor: Susan Fanetti, California State University, Sacramento


Through its seven-season run, from 2008-2014, Sons of Anarchy celebrated and contemplated the world of outlaw bikers and became a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Creator and showrunner Kurt Sutter’s modern-day retelling of Hamlet became and continues to be the highest-rated show in FX’s network history, and for that achievement, Sutter was, in later seasons, granted unprecedented leeway to tell his story in his way.


The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (ICMS Kalamazoo 2017)

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
Colby College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11–14, 2017), Kalamazoo: The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (A Roundtable) According to the Brewers Association, an industry advocacy group, American craft brewing is a rapidly growing $22.3 billion market. As a visit to any store specializing in small-scale beer will affirm, medieval imagery and ideas are frequently invoked in the marketing and conceptions of such beer. This roundtable will explore the multi-faceted intersection of medievalism and the craft beer movement.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CFP: 'Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, & Returns'

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:39pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 2, 2016

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CALL FOR PAPERS: “Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns”

 The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23rd-24th January 2017.

1980s Nostalgia in 21st Century Film and Television

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
Douglas A. Cunningham / Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, March 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 19, 2016

This is a call for proposals on 1980s nostalgia in 21st-century film and television.  Topics may include, but are not limited to, films and programs such as TRON: LEGACY, SUPER 8, STRANGER THINGS, CREED, and THE EXPENDABLES series, among many others.  A variety of disciplinary approaches is welcome.  Please send a 300-word proposal, a 50-word bio, and a list of at least five relevant sources to Dr. Doug Cunningham at  The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference will be held in Chicago between March 22 and March 26, 2017.

Essays on the Evil Dead

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
Ron Riekki / Jeffrey Sartain (contracted anthology)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

CFP: Essays on the Evil Dead Anthology

Call for chapter contributions to an edited anthology

Abstracts of 400 words may be submitted any time before September 30, 2016.

Chapters of 3000-7000 words will be due January 15, 2017.

REMINDER: The Fine Art of Commenting on Books that Don’t Exist: A Borgesian Experiment

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
NeMLA - Baltimore, MD, March 23-26 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating panel, but that is not this panel. Rather, what this panel seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.