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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.

2018 MAPACA Conference

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:11am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Call For Papers:  2018 MAPACA Conference

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

November 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2018.


Area: Children and Childhood Studies

Area co-chairs: Ryan Bunch, Rutgers University; Kacey Doran, Rutgers University

Due date for proposals: June 30, 2018

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline including the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

Studies in Popular Culture Book Reviews

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:57am
Studies in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

The journal Studies in Popular Culture publishes reviews of books in the field. If you are interested in reviewing a book submitted to the journal or would like to suggest one to review, please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Clare Douglass Little, at If you have not already reviewed a book for the journal, please include either a CV or a brief description of your interests and qualifications in the email.

Members of the Popular Culture Association in the South who have published a book are encouraged to inform the Book Reviews Editor of that fact.

Foundation Essay Prize 2019

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:55am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2019).


ComiqueCon: Celebrating Women in Comics

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 4:53pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 17, 2018

Call for Papers: 

ComiqueCon (Dearborn, MI) 


Deadline for submissions: 



Conference location/date: 

October 13, 2018; Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan  


The goal of this conference: