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ADAPTATION 2017

updated: 
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Papers:

ADAPTATION

2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Wednesday-Sunday, 18-22 October 2017

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

315 Chestnut St.

St. Louis, MO 63102

Deadline: April 30 2017

submissions.mpcaaca.org

Call for contributors ReFocus: The Films of Xaxier Dolan

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:08pm
Andrée Lafontaine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.

Generation BioWare. Story-Driven Games in Contemporary Humanities

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
University of Wrocław, Institute of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.

Animation and Advertising

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Kirsten Thompson/Seattle University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Call for chapter proposals: Animation and advertising

 

 

Proposals are invited for chapters in a new edited collection on the topic of ‘Animation and Advertising’.

 

Transmediating the Whedonverse: An Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Julie L. Hawk and Juliette C. Kitchens
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

In the last two decades, scholarly attention to transmedia storytelling (TS) has increased dramatically. Approaches to the topic vary widely, ranging from a focus on the effects of TS on narratives and texts (Harvey, Mittell); explorations of paratexts, metatexts, intertexts, and pretexts (Gray, Clarke); and the increase in fan participation and agency with regard to narrative agency since the transmedia turn (Jenkins, Geraghty, Hills). More recently, scholars such as Raúl Rodríguez-Ferrándiz have returned to what might be considered the beginning, looking to Gerard Genette’s discussion of paratexts and building on Genette’s print-bound ideas with transmediated frames.

CALL FOR PAPERS: EDITED COLLECTION ON RACE/RACISM IN FANDOM

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Rukmini Pande
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fan studies has consistently identified media or participatory fandom as an intertextual and self-reflexive communitarian space. Further, scholars have produced extremely important work concerning fan identity in these spaces, theorized mainly around the axes of gender and sexuality (Hellekson and Busse 2006; Stein 2015). However, a sustained examination of the effect of racial identity in these spaces has not yet occurred.

Penny Dreadful; Gothic Reimagining and Neo-Victorianism in Modern Television

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:20pm
J. Greenaway/ S. Reid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Penny Dreadful (2014-2016) has become one of the most critical well-regarded shows of the post-millennial Gothic television revival, drawing explicitly on classic tropes, texts and characters throughout its three-season run. However, despite the show’s critical success and cult following, a substantive academic examination of the show has yet to be undertaken.

 

Exploring Boundaries in Film and Television

updated: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:30am
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Call for Papers

Exploring Boundaries in Film and Television

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Iain Smith, Lecturer at King’s College London

The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, invites postgraduates and early career researchers and to its sixth annual postgraduate conference.

2017 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area 10/18/-10/22

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:52pm
Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

October 18-22, 2017, St. Louis, MO

Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch

315 Chestnut Street

St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (314) 665-1234

 

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2017 conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Two Edited Collections on Korean Dramas

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Ann-Gee Lee & JaeYoon Park/UA-Fort Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

With the proliferation of global media on the Internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon.Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.

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