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Women, video games, and modding

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:18pm
Bridget Whelan / McFarland Books
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017


This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed collection of essays (to be published by McFarland) broadly focused around the topic of women and video game “modding.”

Potential topics may include:

Essays on the Punisher

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:15pm
Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Punisher: Judge, Jury, and Executioner

Edited by Matthew McEinry, Alicia Goodman, Ryan Cassidy, and Robert G. Weiner


With Netflix’s The Punisher being released in November 2017, it is apparent that a character like the Punisher has a certain kind of widespread appeal. The Punisher was played with great acclaim in Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2 by Jon Bernthal. There were, however, three previous Punisher movies of varying quality dating back to 1989. None of the previous Punisher films did blockbuster business, although 2004’s The Punisher and The Punisher War Zone (2008) were successful on home video. 

Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:12pm
Sarah Gilligan (UK), Petra Krpan & Nina Katarina Simončič / University of Zagreb
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures Conference (#FCVC2018)

University of Zagreb, Croatia

17-19 July 2018


Keynote Speakers

Pamela Church Gibson - London College of Fashion.

Joseph H Hancock II - Drexel University, USA.

Vicki Karaminas - Massey University, New Zealand.

Stella Bruzzi - University College London.


Pop Culture in/as Speculative Resistance

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 6:48am
The Pop Culture Consortium, Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

Update (12/22/17): We are extending the deadline of this call for papers! Please submit your proposal by January 1st, 2018 for consideration. We also wanted to add that we now have four confirmed members for a "diversity in comics" roundtable: Saladin Ahmed (author of Marvel's Black Bolt), Andre Batts (independent comic producer of Dreadlocks, owner/operator of the Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention), Dr. Matt Yockey (Associate Professor of Film at University of Toledo, editor of Make Ours Marvel: Media Convergence and a Comics Universe), and Dan Merritt (owner of Green Brain Comics, Dearborn, MI). 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The Podcast: Forms, Functions, Futures

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:28pm
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017



8 - 9 February 2018

in Mainz, Germany

organised by

Margarita Navarro Pérez (Departamento de Idiomas, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia)

and Patrick Gill (Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

ImageTech: Comics ​​and ​​Materiality

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:54am
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018



The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 15th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality.” The conference will be held from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, 2018.


TWC Special Issue CFP: Fan Fiction and Ancient Scribal Cultures (6/1/18; 12/15/19)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:14am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

This special issue of TWC explores the potential of fan fiction as an interpretative model to study ancient religious texts.

Fan fiction writers are readers of texts who become writers of their own texts. Fans engage with the universe created by the makers of a specific series, film, or book, to which they refer as “canonical” material. For example, they create new storylines, “repair” plots they do not agree with (fix-it fic), write prequels or sequels, and fill in scenes that are missing. 

SWPACA 2018 - Dr. Who Call for Papers - Deadline extended!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:14am
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Dr. Who, Torchwood and Whoverse Studies

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017


J. G. Ballard and Making

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:10am
De Gruyter /Open Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018



Dr Thomas Knowles (Birmingham City University)


J. G. Ballard’s fictional worlds are alive with making, remaking, repurposing and reinvigorating: ‘survival kits’ composed of unlike objects; the rekindling of creativity amongst the beach-fatigued denizens of Vermilion Sands; the surrealist constructs of ‘The Unlimited City’; the wound mappings and death scenarios of Crash; the consumerist totems and shrines of The Unlimited Dream Company, and more.

Call for Abstracts: Egyptian Film Posters

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:05am
City Lights Posters
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

City Lights Posters invites submissions for its debut special anthology publication, devoted to a wide ranging and multi-layered assessment of Egyptian film posters from the 1930s to 1980s.

 Articles should be written in English or Arabic. Articles must be informative and intellectually stimulating, yet entertaining and highly readable to reach a wider audience.


Indicative list of appropriate subjects:

 1 - The history of Egyptian film posters: historical development of the craft of poster making, biographical accounts of distinguished poster artists, etc.

2 - Representations of gender, class, nation, ideology, or religion in posters.