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What is Universe? Communication • Complexity • Coherence

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:51pm
University of Oregon in Portland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017


University of Oregon in Portland, April 19-21, 2018

The What is Universe? (2018) conference-experience examines communication, complexity/simplicity, coherence/incoherence and, how they may or may not contribute to “a pluralistic universe.” This conference marks the third collaboration among scholars from the natural and social sciences, communication, media, law, design, and art. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, panels, exhibits and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics. Please see for more details.

Pop Culture in/as Speculative Resistance

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 6:48am
The Pop Culture Consortium, Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

Update (12/22/17): We are extending the deadline of this call for papers! Please submit your proposal by January 1st, 2018 for consideration. We also wanted to add that we now have four confirmed members for a "diversity in comics" roundtable: Saladin Ahmed (author of Marvel's Black Bolt), Andre Batts (independent comic producer of Dreadlocks, owner/operator of the Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention), Dr. Matt Yockey (Associate Professor of Film at University of Toledo, editor of Make Ours Marvel: Media Convergence and a Comics Universe), and Dan Merritt (owner of Green Brain Comics, Dearborn, MI). 

David Foster Wallace Conference of Contemporary Literature and Culture

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:08pm
Ryan Edel - DFW Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 11, 2017

The Fifth Annual David Foster Wallace Conference

on Contemporary Literature and Culture, June 7-9, 2018


The Fifth Annual David Foster Wallace Conference on Contemporary Literature and Culture will be held at Illinois State University, June 7-9, 2018. The conference invites both critical scholarship and creative writing.  Papers and panels should focus on literary works published since the 1950s and/or in the works of David Foster Wallace. Creative writing proposals in all genres are welcome.

Proposals are due by December 11, 2017.


Critical Papers  and Panels

Doing Women's Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now, and Next

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:30pm
University of Southampton/Women's Film and Television History Network - UK/Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 13, 2017

Doing Women's Film and Television History IV:Calling the Shots – Then, Now, and NextMay 23 – 25, 2018 University of Southampton, UKOrganising team: Shelley Cobb, Linda Ruth Williams, and Natalie Wreyford*deadline Monday, November 13th (10pm GMT) As researchers of the AHRC-funded project Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary UK Film Culture 2000-2015 we are proud to host the fourth International Doing Women's Film and Television History conference in association with the Women’s Film and Television History Network – UK/Ireland. The focus for DWFTH-IV is predicated on the idea of the contemporary as an historical formation.

Ends of Cinema

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:28pm
Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) / UW-Milwaukee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Are we now, as many scholars have proclaimed, in an age of “post-cinema?” Has the massive global wave of digital production, distribution, and exhibition finally eradicated cinema as we’ve known it? Martin Scorsese seems to think so, declaring in an interview with the Associated Press in the last days of 2016 that “Cinema is gone. . . . The cinema that I grew up with and that I’m making, it’s gone.” Scorsese’s mournful tone echoed Ridley Scott and Peter Greenaway, as well as articles in popular publications like GQ, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair that blamed prestige television, high ticket prices, and, mostly, streaming platforms and digital technologies.

Sydney Screen Studies Network 2017 Symposium

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:29pm
Sydney Screen Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

Sydney Screen Studies Network are currently seeking proposals for our End-of-Year Symposium that will cap off our 2017 program: Intersections in Film and Media Studies.

In her Fall 2014 Film Quarterly editorial film theorist B. Ruby Rich writes:

“Cinema itself is in a state of immense transition, yet it’s hard not to notice that attention is lavished disproportionately on technology and auteurist style, with the question of theme, focus, and subject matter repeatedly sidelined. What, though, is “filmable” today? And what is “theorizable” in response?”

Thinking Labor with Cinema

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:26pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

What can cinema teach us about labor, in the past, the present or the future? From Workers Leaving the Factory (Louis and Auguste Lumière and Harun Farocki) to the question of automation; from protest and resistance to the rhythms of the workday on screen, cinema has been a laboratory and incubator for ideas about work, value, time, energy, and capital. While this diacritics special issue will focus on cinema, we may also consider work that engages with other screen media cultures as long as cinema remains a point of reference. Essays may focus on specific films, genres, styles; or they may look more broadly at critical theories or limitations of the filmic apparatus to engage labor. 

Villainous Victims: Redefining the Anti-Hero from a Postmodern Perspective

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:12am
Jade Dillon and Adele Hannon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

Villainous Victims: Redefining the Anti-Hero from a Postmodern Perspective

Conference Location: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 

Date of Conference: 25th April 2018


SWPACA 2018 - Dr. Who Call for Papers - Deadline extended!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:14am
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Dr. Who, Torchwood and Whoverse Studies

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017


J. G. Ballard and Making

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:10am
De Gruyter /Open Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018



Dr Thomas Knowles (Birmingham City University)


J. G. Ballard’s fictional worlds are alive with making, remaking, repurposing and reinvigorating: ‘survival kits’ composed of unlike objects; the rekindling of creativity amongst the beach-fatigued denizens of Vermilion Sands; the surrealist constructs of ‘The Unlimited City’; the wound mappings and death scenarios of Crash; the consumerist totems and shrines of The Unlimited Dream Company, and more.