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BFS Journal 19

updated: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:16am
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition: Page Number) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

All contributors are sent a complimentary copy of the print version and the electronic version.

The Electric Guitar in American Culture (revised deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:00am
Texas Tech University Vernacular Music Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The Electric Guitar in American Culture

NEW (revised) Deadline: June 15 2018

Conference dates: October 12-14, 2018

https://sites.google.com/view/electricguitaramericanculture/home

Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX USA

 

It is a pleasure to invite scholars, performers, fans, and the general public to attend and participate at “The Electric Guitar in American Culture” on October 12-13-14, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. The conference is organized by the Vernacular Music Center at the School of Music at Texas Tech University.

 

Collection: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:38pm
Rhonda Knight / Coker Col. and Donald Quist / U. of Missouri
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

We Want the Wilderness: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling

 

We contend that inventive storytelling within media franchises, such as Star Wars and Marvel, becomes hampered by the commercial needs of business on one side and the fans’ desires for continuity and references—in the forms of callbacks—on the other. We Want the Wilderness: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling will look for moments when content producers were able to skillfully negotiate (or avoid all together) these dual pressures or, conversely, when these pressures created insurmountable obstacles to storytelling.

2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:36pm
Michigan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum

Academic Panels - Call for Submissions

 

The Michigan State University Comics Forum - http://www.comicsforum.msu.edu- is an annual academic conference that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore and celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art. In its eleventh year, the Comics Forum is scheduled to take place February 22-23, 2019 at the Michigan State University Main Library, which houses the world’s largest public collection of comic books. This year’s event will feature keynote addresses from Seth and Qiana Whitted.

 

CFP: Tolkien Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:26am
Tolkien Studies, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: Tolkien Studies

2019 Popular Cultural Association National Conference

Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2018

 

Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Role-Playing, and Fandom

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:47am
Jennifer Grouling & Stephanie Hedge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Role-Playing, and Fandom

This edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series. It will be peer reviewed.

CFP: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:24am
Nevena Stojanovic, West Virginia University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: September 1, 2018)

I need four more proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

--Rachel as a Jewish actress

--Rachel as a tragedienne

--Rachel’s roles

--Rachel’s impact on the French theater

--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses

--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution

--Rachel as a national and international celebrity

--Rachel’s private and public lives

Indiana Jones and the Edited Collection of Critical Essays

updated: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:24am
Randy Laist / McFarland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

With his signature bullwhip and fedora, the familiar sounds of his orchestral anthem, and his eventful explorations into the arcana of world religions, Indiana Jones – archeologist, adventurer, and ophidiophobe – has become one of the most recognizable heroes of the silver screen.  Since his debut in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones has appeared in three sequels, and Steven Spielberg has recently announced that he will soon begin production on a fifth Indiana Jones film.  Along the way, the character has spawned a raft of children’s novels, cartoon and live-action television series, and video and role-playing games.  Despite the longevity and popularity of the Indiana Jones franchise, however, it has rarely been the focus of academic

EXTENDED DEADLINE--No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 2:18pm
FMSGSO, University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization Annual Conference, University of Pittsburgh

No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media | September 28-29, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah J. Lauro, University of Tampa, Department of English

Registration Open - Death and Celebrity

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:20am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

We are pleased to share the provisional programme for our upcoming symposium, Death and Celebrity at the University of Portsmouth on 6th June 2018.

 

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