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Creature Features & the Environment

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:08am
Science Fiction Film & Television
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 17, 2020

SFFTV Special Issue CFP: Creature Features & the Environment

Edited by Bridgitte Barclay and Christy Tidwell

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Animated/Cartoon TV Shows for Mature Audiences

updated: 
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 11:26am
Leslie Salas / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Animated/Cartoon TV Shows for Mature Audiences


 “The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”

- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner


 

The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated cartoons on TV. For many contemporary cartoon shows for adult audiences, however, this trope appears especially pronounced, often leaning into the stereotype that competent childrearing is "women's work" for the benefit of comedy.

“War, Conflict and Human Rights in Contemporary Global Film” (A conference at Solent University, 13 May 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:07am
Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University and Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

“War, Conflict and Human Rights in Contemporary Global Film” (A conference at Solent University, 13 May 2020)

 

Deadline for proposal submissions: 

January 31st 2020

Full name/ name of organization: 

Dr Terence McSweeney and Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University, Southampton

Contact email: 

terence.mcsweeney@solent.ac.uk

stuart.joy@solent.ac.uk

On the Shoulders of Giants: TitanCon 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 3:14pm
TitanCon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

In the spirit of deepening and broadening its roots, TitanCon 2020 is adding a formal academic track to its programming. The convention began as a collaboration between the Brotherhood Without Banners, who wanted to put on a fan convention for Game of Thrones, the Belfast SF/F society The Other Ones, who wanted to put on an SF/F convention, and Arkham Gaming Centre, who wanted to put on a gaming convention. In keeping with that spirit, our theme “On the Shoulders of Giants” hopes to encourage that spirit of collaboration.

AICED 22: Re-writing / Re-imagining the Past

updated: 
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:51am
Dragoș Manea, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2019

 

 

THE 22nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 22nd Annual International Conference:

 

Re-writing / Re-imagining the Past

 

Dates: 4–6 June, 2020

Friday the 13th Special Issue of Horror Homeroom: Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 1:45pm
Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Panned by critics during its initial release, Friday the 13th is arguably the quintessential American slasher. With an iconic villain, Jason Voorhees, an instantly identifiable location, Camp Crystal Lake, and a rabid fan base that expresses its adoration for the franchise through everything from clothing to tattoos, its presence in the popular zeitgeist nearly 40 years later speaks to its unique staying power. The film has generated countless sequels, inspired a comic book and a television series, and even resulted in a survival horror video game; yet, there is a surprising dearth of scholarship devoted to the franchise.

 

Reminder: Adaptation and the Australian Novel

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:16am
Centre for Critical and Creative Writing, University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

The Centre for Critical and Creative Writing (CCCW) presents a symposium on 
Adaptation and the Australian Novel

 

Wednesday June 24 to Friday June 26 2020 
The University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia campus, Brisbane, Australia.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

“So What Happens Now?”: Ernest Cline’s Prose and Poetry

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:46am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Calling all Gunters! The past few years have seen a growing number of scholarly interventions on Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (2011), exploring topics that range from his portrayal of dys/utopias (see Nordstrom, Ue) to his use of Pac-Man as a metaphor (Ue and Munday), and from Cline’s treatment of masculinity (Condis) to his invocation of Arthurian romance (Aronstein and Thompson). In 2018, the novel was adapted into a critically and commercially successful hit, earning an Academy Award nomination.

"Do We Have a Future?": Cognition, Speculation, and (Dis)Connection

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:46am
Carleton University English Graduate Student Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

“Do We Have a Future?”: Cognition, Speculation, and (Dis)Connection

Department of English Graduate Conference

Carleton University

24-25 April 2020

 

“Since the world is ending [. . .] why not let the children touch the paintings?”

-        Ben Lerner

 

 

CFP: Edited Collection – Ryan Murphy: Genre, Gender and Authorship

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:46am
Melanie Robson, Jessica Ford and Phoebe Macrossan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Edited Collection – Ryan Murphy: Genre, Gender and Authorship

 

Editors: Dr. Melanie Robson (UNSW Sydney), Dr. Jessica Ford (University of Newcastle, Australia) and Dr. Phoebe Macrossan (Queensland University of Technology)

 

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