The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.
fan studies and fandom
The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University (Spain).
Its mission is to transmit research studies in all the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, etc.
WAYS OF PARTICIPATION:
Editors: Erin M. Giannini and Amanda Taylor
Written as a collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens(1990) had an active and long-term fanbase before the debut of the Amazon Prime miniseries. Its adaptation, brought to fruition by Gaiman as a promise to Pratchett before Pratchett’s 2015 death, however, has not only brought new fans into the fold, but increased the visibility of the original text.
Seeking 250-word proposals of essays for an edited collection aimed at a general-interest audience.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
2020 POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Wednesday, April 15 – Saturday, April 18, 2020
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
CFP: MYSTERY & DETECTIVE FICTION AREA DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Bloody Women! Women Directors of Horror
Deadline for Abstracts: 9th of September 2019
Deadline for Chapters: 1st of April 2020 (6,000 words)
The Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies
Collections, Curation, and Collectors: An Exploration of Gathering
March 6th and 7th 2020
Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library
Call for Papers
It might be observed that scholars who investigate popular culture often explore collections, curation, and collectors. In such explorations, popular culture scholars make visible the stories bound to material objects, the common interpretant of communities, and the negotiations of individuals.
As medievalism has made its way into mainstream medieval studies, and the teaching of medievalist film alongside medieval texts has become commonplace, what new opportunities and challenges do scholars of medievalist film studies face? These shifts have prompted heated debates in recent years on the values and dangers of teaching Game of Thrones in medieval studies classes, the inadequate framing of medievalist films as adaptations in literature classes and as fiction in history classes, and the formal differences between cinematic and written texts. This roundtable seeks short presentations that address some aspect of this development in scholarship and teaching.
This panel of the 2020 NeMLA convention (Boston, March 5-8) welcomes reflections on the process of adapting texts / films / graphic novels into video games, being open to theoretical analyses as well as to case studies (for example, of the narrative ecosystem of franchises). It seeks to bring together the most popular approaches to studying the medium -- narratological and ludological perspectives, as well as reflections on the translation of cinematic adaptation theory to the medium of video games – in order to ensure a rich conversation.
The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Philadelphia, PA from April 15-18, 2020.
As this year’s conference takes place in Philadelphia, home of the Rosenbach Library and the working notes of Bram Stoker, this year’s central theme is the legacy of Dracula. As well, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:
Bram Stoker’s Dracula in popular cultures