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Genre Bending: Crime's Hybrid Forms (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:22am
Elizabeth Foxwell / Clues: A Journal of Detection
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Guest Editor: Maurizio Ascari (University of Bologna)

Throughout its long history, crime writing has inspired and been inspired by other genres such as the gothic, sensation fiction, horror, romance, film noir, science fiction, and true crime. This theme issue of Clues, guest edited by Maurizio Ascari, seeks to explore the richness of these generic contact zones and the acts of cross-pollination they engendered, ultimately contributing to the overall development of this galaxy of literary forms. Articles for this issue might address questions such as the following:

Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:25am
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020

The 2020 Historical Fictions Research Conference will be held the University of Salzburg, 21st and 22nd February 2020.

Theme: The Forms of History

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:41pm
Transylvanian Society of Dracula/Anne DeLong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to

Call for Papers: Edited Collection Fan Studies: Methods, Ethics, Research

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
Paul Booth/Rebecca Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

Despite the increasing visibility of fan studies as a discipline, there remains scant work that turns its focus specifically to methodological issues. This relative neglect may be due to its status as a somewhat unruly or ‘undisciplined discipline’ (Ford 2014), which takes its theoretical cues from others including sociology, media and cultural studies, psychology, and literary studies. However, as its presence begins to grow and more scholars discover the work being undertaken, it is timely and appropriate for those working within the field to turn their attention more decisively to issues of methods.  

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:00pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.

DEADLINE: 1 May 2019 for the Spring 2019 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2019.

We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, and other related pop culture topics.

Reclaiming the Screen: Addressing Overlooked Women in Film and Television

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:29pm
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

Call for Papers (Two Weeks to Go!)

‘Reclaiming the Screen: Addressing Overlooked Women in Film and Television’

Postgraduate Conference – Friday 14th June 2019.

Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI), De Montfort University, Leicester.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Shelley Cobb (Associate Professor of Film, University of Southampton).

£5 conference fee: to be paid in cash upon registration

MA travel bursaries available – email for more information.

Activism, Protest, and Dissent: 2nd Global Conference

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:58pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Protest has been part of human societies for millennia. Movements such as Black Lives Matter and Me Too offer a powerful reminder of the continued relevance of activism in the 21st century. While these examples of protest share a common DNA with historical civil rights and gender equality movements, activists today operate in a world where digital technology affords particular advantages and disadvantages that have changed how we engage with protest and dissent. We now have constant access to a steady stream of information about dissatisfaction with the state of our world, who is alleged to be responsible for the situation, and who is calling for change.

Embodying Fantastika

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:27pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Embodying Fantastika

An Interdisciplinary Conference

8 - 10 August 2019

Lancaster University, UK



Sherryl Vint (UC Riverside, USA)

Sara Wasson (Lancaster, UK)


1 May 2019


‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term that embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space. The sixth annual Fantastika conference will aim to define, challenge and debate

MMLA: English Literature After 1900

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:24pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This section invites papers that explore the theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” that run through English literature and culture after 1900. This section encourages dialogues from a wide range of disciplines. Papers that discuss any form of duality and doubles—whether physical, emotional, psychological, or cognitive—are welcomed, including (but not limited to) alter-egos, doppelgängers, siblings, twins, mirror images, reflections, ghosts, archenemies, and evils. Papers that explore the relationship between a detective figure (the pursuer) and a criminal (the pursued) are most welcome.