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The Shifting Landscape of Crime on the German Small Screen

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:17am
German Studies Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

We are soliciting abstracts for a panel at the German Studies Association Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA September 27-30, 2018.

Traditionally the small screen has portrayed danger and crime in the context of the metropolitan, but shows like Weinberg, Dark, Tatort, Polizeiruf 110, among others have increasingly shifted the focus to suburbs, small-towns, and countryside infringing on the tranquility of these supposedly safe spaces. These shows expose the deviance and intrigue of non-metropolitan locales. Does this conflict move from the city and into the small-town or have these towns always maintained an undercurrent of menace, of which we are just now aware? 

Humor in America Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
American Humor Studies Association / Mark Twain Circle of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Humor in America 2018
Call for Participants

Sponsored by:
American Humor Studies Association
Mark Twain Circle of America

Website: https://humorinamericaconference.wordpress.com

“I knew him … a fellow of infinite jest”: Reading David Foster Wallace, Ten Years Later

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
Josh Privett / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

It has been ten years since the untimely death of American writer David Foster Wallace, who is best remembered for his gargantuan novel, Infinite Jest. This panel seeks papers that focus on any aspect of DFW’s life or work. Proposals might address how critical appreciation of Wallace has changed in the last decade, or they might chart new paths for the next decade of Wallace scholarship. Special preference will be given to proposals that are related to this year’s conference theme of socio-political activism, which you can read more about on the SAMLA website.

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
University of Portsmouth / British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

Call for Papers

 

The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

25th – 26th August 2018

 

Keynote Speaker:

Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker

 

Deadline Approaching - Horror Comes Home (edited collection; abstracts 1/15/18)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
Cynthia J. Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

 

CFP: Horror Comes Home (edited collection; film and television)

Deadline: Abstracts 1/15/18; Essays 8/1/18

 The horror genre in film and television is no stranger to images of home. As Carol Clover notes, most horror occurs within a “terrible place,” often a space that, in fact, represents home, transforming it from a refuge to a prison or a supernatural battleground.

 How do our understandings of home shift within the horror genre when “home” might mean a coffin, a sideshow, a hotel, a tent, or transitory refuge? What happens to notions of home when it is the site of physical or psychological violence or contamination? This volume seeks to engage with the spectrum of these representations of home within the horror genre.

Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Indiana University/Salo University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering

Call for Academic Papers

Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering, a two-day conference/festival in celebration of the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut to be held May 11-12, 2018 at Indiana University Bloomington. 

NWSA 2018: Feminist Visions of Futurism and Aging

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:49pm
National Women's Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Age and Ageism Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association is now forming panels for the 2018 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme for the conference is:

Just Imagine: Imagine Justice

Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making, and the Radical Politics of Futurism

Conference Sub-Themes include:          

Psychology of the Fairy Tale/Fairyland Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:05pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Papers/presentations examining the fairy tale/fairyland fiction through a psychoanalytic lens are invited. Please submit 250 word abstracts to padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com by February 23, 2108. 

REMINDER: Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction & Fantasy

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:05pm
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA & Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume that interrogates representations of children and youth’s agency in science fiction and fantasy.  Our collection will explore child and youth agency in the context of “beyond the known.”  Often, children’s agency is viewed as imaginary, given the heightened structures foisted upon them by adults/parents, peers/friends, and institutions/organizations in the real world.  Insomuch as science fiction and fantasy represent liminal spaces with unbounded potential, our book may unearth that child and youth agency is accepted as more real in the unreal, more possible in the impossible.  

Page 23 LitCon at Denver Comic Con 2018

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
Page 23/Denver Comic Con
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations

 

 

Page 23 LitConJune 15-17, 2018

 

500-word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER COMIC CON at the Colorado Convention Center         DENVER, CO                                           June 15-17, 2018

 

 

Greetings, True Believer!  Now in its Super Seventh Year, Page 23’s LitCon seeks abstracts from all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives related not only to comics and graphic novels, but gaming, television, film, anime, or action figure studies. Any pop culture topic is welcome!

 

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