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ReFocus: The Films of Sam Raimi

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:40am
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Call for Papers

 

ReFocus: The Films of Sam Raimi

 

Madness and American Civilization (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel session is a part of the 51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), to be held in Boston, MA, on March 5-8, 2020.  Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18134.

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, 35 Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:54am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in 1985 and was critically acclaimed. It is a novel that has consistently been considered one of Margaret Atwood's best. However, though it was made into a movie in 1990, The Handmaid's Tale has never been more prominent and recognized than it has been since the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Disability Studies and Horror

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:16pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Conference Information:

November 7-9, 2019

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

112 Washington Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

https://mapaca.net/conference

Word Count: 300 words

The Disability Studies Area of the MAPACA, a regional organization of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), seeks papers for a panel on the intersection of Disability Studies with the Horror Genre. One of the most influential strains of Disability Studies has been critical approaches to media such as literature and film. Disabled characters abound in the horror genre, and disability often features as a thematic focus.

Edited Collection on "Familial Influences on Superheroes"

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:37pm
James Iaccino, Ph.D. / The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 2, 2019

The edited collection, Familial Influences on Superheroes, will examine the role that the family plays on the development of the superhero as portrayed in radio, comics, graphic novels, television series, and feature films.  Many superheroes have experienced the trauma of losing (a) parent(s), which sets them apart from others.  Thus, the individuals that the superheroes gravitate towards become an integral part of their lives, to the point where they form a necessary and vital “familial network” of connections that would either replace those that were lost or never fully established.  This network ranges from “substitute” parents/guardians as well as siblings and relatives, to significant others and even more extended members comprising superher

OPEN CALL /II. Zip-Scene Conference on Analogue and Digital Immersive Spaces / #kaleidoscopicview

updated: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 2:46pm
Zip-Scene Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Proposed dates:

10-12 November, 2019

Venue:

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary

Topic:

Interactive Narratives – the Future of Storytelling and Immersion in mixed reality mediums and performing arts. This conference aims to investigate whether XR/extended reality (VR/AR/MR) works will acquire a status comparable to film, performing arts and video games in the near future. On this basis, they are looking forward to papers that address narrative experiences enabled by XR and especially VR technologies. In addition, they want to challenge established storytelling strategies and instead more thoroughly analyse ways of creating engaging experiences. 

 

Working Class Studies in Fiction, Film, and Media

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:50pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Working Class Culture
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Annual Conference

November 7-9, 2019

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

112 Washington Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Working Class Culture
Area chair: Greg Bruno (Teachers College, Columbia University)

Vektor - Open Call: Share Your VR/Experience with us!

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:22pm
Vektor
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

’Vektor’ is Hungary’s first artistic and documentary VR-section, organized by Random Error Studio and Zip-Scene Conference. It will take place 13–16 November, in the frame of the 16th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. They are looking forward to creations that recreate the narrative concept in VR, and that take up the challenge of making use of different content types – for new immersive, interactive storytelling formats. The theme is ‘the Zone’, a nod to the 40th anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky’s philosophical movie, Stalker.

New Perspectives on Contemporary German Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:45pm
Lars Schmeink
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The German influence on science fiction is substantial, even though it might not register as obvious in the minds of many academics, even less with fans around the world. Kurd Laßwitz might be an overlooked father of science fiction, taking a backseat to the popularity of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne due to a lack of translation, but his Auf zwei Planeten, a novel about a conflict with a Martian civilization, has preceded the imaginations of Wells’ War of the Worldsor Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom stories. Similarly, cinematic science fiction owes many of its iconic images to the Weimar republic’s early film movement.

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