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Analog Games and Gender

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:24am
Steven Dashiell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Analog Games and Gender 

Panel for Game Studies Section

PCA 2019

Washington DC

April 17-20,2019

Concepts of gender have been a cornerstone of contemporary discussion in the field of game studies (Hayes 2011; Kafai et al 2008; Shaw 2014; Williams, Ratan, and Harrison 2011) . While much of the research is firmly tied to video games, understandings of gender in analog games has slowly come to the fore. Increased media related to live action role playing games (larp), the unpredicted resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons, and the longevity of collectible card games like Magic The Gathering demonstrate analog games as a durable subsection of game studies that is ripe for academic analysis in terms of gender.

The Stage and the Comics Page: Graphic Adaptations of Plays, Theatrical Adaptations of Comics

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:54am
Northeast MLA 2019, March 21-24
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel seeks papers that explore adaptations from comics into theater, or from theater into comics. Whether comics adaptations of classic plays, or celebrated graphic narratives that get adapted for the musical stage, the interplay between the stage and the comics page is rich and multi-directional, as both are visual narratives, with very different points of access and methods of meaning-making. The ill-fated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may not have much in common with a graphic novelization of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, for instance, but they share an attempt to grapple with the intersection of the two media.  

Failed Cinema

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:54pm
SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Conference Dates: October 18th-19th, 2018.

Keynote Speaker: Richard T. Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside

Deadline for Submissions: August 15th, 2018


Vampire Studies (2019 PCA/ACA National Conference)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:27am
Lisa Nevarez and U. Melissa Anyiwo/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in Washington, DC from April 17-20, 2019. We are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

● The vampire on television (i.e. The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Strain)

● Recent vampire films, such as Byzantium, Only Lovers Left Alive, What We Do in the Shadows, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

DEADLINE COMING SOON: Everything Old Is New Again: Adapting the Classics in Contemporary Young Adult Novels

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:33am
Drs. Dana Lawrence and Amy L. Montz
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018



Everything Old Is New Again:

Adapting the Classics in Contemporary Young Adult Novels

“An adaptation is not vampiric: it does not draw the life-blood from its source and leave it dying or dead, nor is it paler than the adapted work. It may, on the contrary, keep that prior work alive, giving it an afterlife it would never have had otherwise” (Linda Hutcheon, A Theory of Adaptation, 2006).

Cosplaying White Working-Class ‘Authenticity’

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Cosplaying White Working-Class ‘Authenticity’

Northeast Modern Language Association Convention March 21–24, 2019, Washington, DC


Low Culture and Mass Media: Narratives of the Mainstream

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:30am
Cinephile: University of British Columbia's Film Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Cinephile 13.1 Low Culture and Mass Media: Narratives of the Mainstream

Deadline for draft submissions: September 10th, 2018


UPDATE-- Deadline Extended for Girls' Literature Panel, IGSA

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:14am
International Girls Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

This prospective panel seeks papers for the International Girls Studies Association Conference, University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
 - 28 February - 2 March, 2019. Our panel explores girls’ online reading practices and narrative sites of participation, broadly defined. Reading online involves the consumption of texts but also the production of meaning as a real-time in-kind response, which may include comments, reviews, fan homages, and correctives.