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The Emotional Life of Horror Films (SCMS panel)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:59am
University of California, Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

For all the research that has been conducted into the ideological underpinnings of horror, ideology is not ultimately constitutive of the genre. Emotions are, as producers and fans well know. Yet there has been scant scholarly attention given to emotions (or affects) as such in the genre. Whether the defining generic emotion is taken to be art-horror (Carroll), a feeling of threat (Aldana Reyes), or a looser family of reactions like fear and suspense and disgust (Schneider), there is no escaping emotions.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:58am
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

shakespeare on film and television

The 2019 PCA/ACA Conference will be held from Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, at the Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.  

For conference information:  


The Shakespeare on Film and Television area explores Shakespeare in a variety of media beyond the traditional stage, including film, television, anime, and magna adaptations.  We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.

Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Revisiting the Gothic in Literature and the Visual Arts’ (UCAM)

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:28am
Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 9, 2018

Please find below the details of the 1st Call for Papers for the Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Revisiting the Gothic in Literature and the Visual Arts’, which will be held at UCAM – Universidad Católica de Murcia on 18 January, 2019.

Our main focus will be on the analysis and discussion of the transformations undergone by the Gothic genre since the 1970s up to today within the fields of fiction, the visual arts and other forms of popular culture. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

The Legacy and Influence of Marilyn Monroe SCMS Panel

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:28am
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Marilyn Monroe certainly has a lasting legacy—new material on her life and career has been published every year since her death over 55 years ago. In light of this fact, our panel seeks to explore the range and variety of Monroe’s impact on sundry areas of film and television including, but not limited to:

-       Hair, makeup, or fashion (especially within the film or television industry)

-       Performances and acting styles of other actors or actresses

-       The emergence of independent production and free-agent stars

-       The definitions of feminism and female sexuality

-       The nature of gossip reporting

-       Genre films (musicals, comedies, biopics)

-       Method acting

Teaching Palahniuk in the Age of Trump

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:31am
Northeast MLA 2019 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Since Fight Club earned Chuck Palahniuk notoriety, critical praise and derision and a committed cult following on the heels of the 1996 novel publication and 1999's David Fincher film adaptation starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto, the author and his work have struggled to find critical legitimacy. His reputation, especially at public readings, has been built upon accentuating all the ways grotesque horror can become comically absurd.

Superheroes and the Immigrant Experience (NeMLA 2019)

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The superhero-as-outsider has been a narrative told for decades since Superman’s parents sent him on a rocket from Krypton to Earth. The immigration narrative is closely aligned with extraterrestrial heroes, including refugees such as the Martian Manhunter and Icon. Yet a superhero does not have to be from another planet to experience the process of immigration: in just X-Men, Charles Xavier, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Storm all work outside their nations of birth, and Magneto forms Genosha as an international sanctuary for mutants persecuted by their governments. Recent films such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther examine the challenges of being forced out of one’s home and taking on the role of an exile.

Regarding Reygadas: The Cinema of Mexican Auteur Carlos Reygadas (NeMLA Panel)

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:49am
Amanda McMenamin / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Carlos Reygadas is a twenty-first century Mexican auteur of international acclaim. His opera prima, Japón (2002), was awarded the Caméra d’Or Special Mention at Cannes. After his second and third features were nominated for the Palme d’Or, his latest feature, Post Tenebras Lux (2012), again nominated for the Palme d’Or, won the award for best director. Reygadas’s poetic and experimental use of images, along with his subversive approach to traditional cinematic representations of Mexican life, has opened up an array of possibilities of interpretation for audiences and critics alike.

Queerness and Television in the 21st Century (Turku, Finland, November 22-24, 2018)

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:55am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Present your research on queer television in the 21st century at the 2018 Finnish Gender Studies Conference, which will occur in Turku, Finland, from November 22-24, 2018. The language of these presentations will be English.

This workshop call for papers invites presentation proposals pertaining to any aspect(s) of queerness in contemporary television during the period from 2000 to the present. Topics pertaining to cultural and/or television studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines. Contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic broadly and innovatively.

The Good Place and Philosophy

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:31am
Meredith College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the book and television series The Good Place. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, Pink Floyd and Philosophy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy, Bullshit and Philosophy, Mr. Robot and Philosophy, and The Americans and Philosophy, etc.) as part of their successful Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Chapters of the book are meant to be accessible and entertaining to a lay audience. Potential contributors may want to examine other volumes in the Open Court series.

Daphne du Maurier: A Critical Reassessment

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:01pm
Le Mans Université, France
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Daphne Du Maurier: A Critical Reassessment – An Interdisciplinary International Conference

28-29 June 2019

Venue : Le Mans Université, Department of Anglophone Studies, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans cedex 09, France

Key Words: Daphne du Maurier – Short fiction – Novels – Film adaptations – Didactics --Biography – Psychoanalysis – Local history