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TWC Special Issue CFP: Fan Studies Methodologies (1/1/19; 3/15/20)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:29pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Fan studies is an interdisciplinary field, with scholars in disciplines ranging from cultural studies to law, from sociology to library science, all bringing their unique perspectives to bear on research about fans. As a result, fan studies is methodologically eclectic: approaches can include a combination of quantitative, qualitative, highly theoretical, practice-based, online, offline, archival, legal, textual, and/or community-centred methods, and this is far from an exhaustive list. This gives the field flexibility to address a huge variety of research questions while also posing challenges with regards to methodology selection and compatibility, different perspectives on rigour, as well as ethics and researcher positionality.

Call for Papers, Popular Culture at CEA 2018

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:14pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Popular Culture at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Popular Culture for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

While we welcome essays pertaining to any area of Popular Culture, we are particularly interested in explorations of “bridges” in literature and culture, including rhetorical studies, books, films, digital texts, and other media.


Comics and the Midwest

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:21pm
SSML: Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Seeking papers for a panel on "Comics and the Midwest" at the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature annual symposium, May 17-19, 2018 at the Kellogg Conference Center, East Lansing, MI.


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 6:33am
University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018


“Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age”

9-11 July 2018

University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 16 MARCH 2018 a cross-disciplinary conference on distributed authorship

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
Francesca Martelli, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

a cross-divisional conference on distributed authorship


UCLA, October 5th-6th 2018



Sean Gurd, Professor of Classics, University of Missouri

Francesca Martelli, Assistant Professor of Classics, UCLA




Star Trek: Voyager

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Robert Lively/ Truckee Meadows Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017


In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager launched in a way very different from its predecessor series.  Voyager took place thousands of light years from the Federation, and it contained a multi-ethnic crew with a female captain.  Voyager, in a sense, encapsulated the American zeitgeist of the 1990s when major demographic changes were transforming the population of America, and the post-Cold War era left us wondering what strategic alliances would mean moving forward. The series challenged the nature of the American mindset at the time.

New Directions in Feminist Media Studies

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Keri Walsh, Fordham University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Proposed ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) seminar, Los Angeles, March 29-April 1, 2018Organizer: Keri Walsh, Fordham UniversityMedia Studies is currently embarked upon a period of substantial revision when it comes to understanding the roles women have played in every domain of production and reception. An important wave of this reassessment has focused on film, and on Hollywood film in particular, challenging the notion that women were powerless pawns in silent and classical Hollywood and beyond.

EXTENDED! Supernatural Studies Conference Spring 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 2:56pm
Supernatural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Supernatural Studies Association ( invites submissions for the inaugural Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held at Bronx Community College on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Call for submissions