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Call for Papers: ‘Animating Change: Women and Genderqueer Animators’

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 12:16pm
Animation Practice, Process & Production
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Call for Papers: Animation Practice, Process & Production

 

Special Issue: ‘Animating Change: Women and Genderqueer Animators’

 

Guest editors: Tania de León Yong and María Lorenzo Hernández

 

View the full CFP here>>

https://www.intellectbooks.com/animation-practice-process-production#call-for-papers

Anne Lister Society: Third Meeting, April 2024 in Halifax UK

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 11:17am
The Anne Lister Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE THIRD ANNE LISTER SOCIETY MEETING in Spring 2024!

Following on our inaugural meeting in April 2022 and our second in 2023, we are thrilled to announce that the Anne Lister Society will reconvene for its third conference, 5-6 April 2024, in Halifax, U.K., during the events of Anne Lister Birthday Week.

Ann Leckie and Speculative Fiction Revolution

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 9:57am
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Multiple award-winning author Ann Leckie is extremely well-regarded in speculative fiction, but relatively understudied in academia. With a new book out in June 2023 that expands the world of the Imperial Radch trilogy, it is an exciting time to be an Ann Leckie scholar. This session invites essays that address her work broadly.

The Speculative Fiction Novella (conference panel)

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 9:56am
NeMLA Conference, 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the past decade, the novella has re-emerged as one of the dominant forms of contemporary speculative fiction, with both stand-alone debuts and long-running series taking part in the form. This session invites papers that examine the novella form in speculative fiction in a number of ways.

Critical Essays on "The Righteous Gemstones"

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:42pm
Jeffery P. Dennis/Minnesota State University, Mankato
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Righteous Gemstones is a dark comedy about a world-famous megachurch pastor; his three children, who assist with the ministry; and various associates, extended family members, and antagonists.  Each season (2019, 2022, 2023) is self-contained and intricately structured, inviting scene by scene and even frame by frame analysis. Typically the family faces two interconnected outside threats; parallel father-son crises featuring patriarch Eli, his eldest son, and his grandchildren; parallel relationship crises involving the other children and their partners; and a disruptive force.

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster Area

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:41pm
Shane Trayers/ SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2023

 

Adapting Fantasy and Sci-Fi in the Age of Streaming

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 1:52pm
Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Messengers from the Stars:

On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 7, 2024

Guest Editor: Ana Daniela Coelho

Co-editor: Diana Marques

 

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2023 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

 

Adapting Fantasy and Sci-Fi in the Age of Streaming

 

Charles Bukowski Conference 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 9:28am
University Bordeaux Montaigne
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Call for Papers  

International conference

6-7 June 2024

Reading, Readings… and Loving Bukowski: an invitation to a subjective interpretation

Université Bordeaux Montaigne

 

Failures in print and audiovisual culture

updated: 
Monday, September 11, 2023 - 9:55am
EUR CREATES / EUR ODYSSEE, Université de Nice
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 6, 2023

This international conference will be held in Cannes, France, on June 6 and 7, 2024.

Organisation : Karine Hildenbrand (MCF, Université Côte d’Azur), Nicolas Labarre (PU, Université Bordeaux Montaigne) et Isabelle Licari-Guillaume (MCF, Université Côte d’Azur).

 

Stanley Kubrick and Conspiracy culture: Call for Chapters

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:48pm
James Fenwick (Sheffield Hallam University) Matthew Melia (Kingston University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Stanley Kubrick and Conspiracy Culture: Call for book chapters

Patricia Nell Warren

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:43pm
Western Kentucky University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Next year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Patricia Nell Warren’s The Front Runner. I am planning an essay collection to commemorate Patricia (and already have an academic publisher that’s “definitely interested”). Pretty much any aspect on Patricia’s life and works would be welcome. There may also be a conference, but it would probably be a Zoom meeting. If you're interested, please contact me as soon as possible.

The Front Runner: athletics and homosexuality (the last taboo?), college life, fan mail, global reception, Olympic Games

 

The Fancy Dancer: Catholicism, smalltown homosexuality, Native American heritage

 

Comparative Dylan @ Comparative Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:39pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023

“Comparative Dylan @ Comparative Drama”

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, April 4-6, 2024

Deadline: October 12, 2023

 

Bob Dylan has been performing on stage for six decades. However, his relationship to other performance arts remains underexplored and underappreciated. This panel will put Dylan’s work as a singer-songwriter and performance artist in conversation with relevant dramatic works, performances, and stage traditions.

Broadly speaking, I am looking for paper proposals in the following areas:

CFP: Edited Volume on Studio Ghibli Films as Adaptations (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 3:40pm
Dominic Nardi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

This edited volume seeks to collect scholarship on how Studio Ghibli has adapted stories from other media to film. Many of the Japanese animation powerhouse’s films have their origins in novels or comics, such as Diana Wynne Jones Howl's Moving Castle. Studio Ghibli cofounder and director Hayao Miyazaki even adapted his own manga, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, into a feature film. We seek proposals — from a variety of disciplines and perspectives — for essays exploring how Studio Ghibli’s storytellers have approached adaptation, as well as what the study of Studio Ghibli’s filmography can contribute to the broader field of adaptation studies. 

 

Possible / Suggested Topics:

CFP Creating Camelot(s): The Idea of Community in Arthurian Texts (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICMS 5/9-11/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 12:24am
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Creating Camelot(s): The Idea of Community in Arthurian Texts (virtual)

 

Sponsored by Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain and International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa and Joseph M. Sullivan

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023

59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024

Session Objective

 

Creating Camelot(s): The Idea of Community in Arthurian Texts (virtual) 

CFP Medievalisms Today: Aspects of the Medieval Past in the 21st-century World (Panel) (9/30/2023; NeMLA 3/7-10/2024)

updated: 
Saturday, September 2, 2023 - 9:13pm
Michael Torregrossa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Medievalisms Today: Aspects of the Medieval Past in the 21st-century World (Panel)

 

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa, June-Ann Greeley, and Rachael Warmington

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 30 September 2023

55th Annual Convention of Northeast Modern Language Association

Sheraton Boston Hotel (Boston, MA)

On-site event: 7-10 March 2024

Session Rationale 

 

Medievalisms Today: Aspects of the Medieval Past in the 21st-century World (Panel)

 

CFP UPDATE Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICSM 10/26-28/2023)

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:39am
Michael Torregrossa / The Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)

 

Call for Papers (UPDATED) - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023

The Medieval in Cyberspace: 2023 International Conference for the Study of Medievalism

The UNICORN Castle (https://unicorn-castle.org/)

Online event: Thursday, 26 October, through Saturday, 28 October, 2023

 

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)

 

Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Comics Project

Call for submissions: Special Issue on Yellowstone (2018) (Journal of Literary Studies)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 2:52am
Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Yellowstone (2018, Paramount Network), Taylor Sheridan’s neo-Western television series that premiered in 2018, has grown into a cultural phenomenon. Not only has the show itself been enormously popular (as measured by its ratings and fan following within the United States and South Africa, for example), but its characters, and the Dutton family that are central to the story, have since been incorporated into a shared story universe covering a period from 1881 to the present day. This story is centred around the fictional Yellowstone ranch in Montana, which is both the main setting and metaphorical heart of the show.

Reality TV in the Social Media Economy Cluster

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:36am
ASAP/J
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2023

Something has changed about the way we watch reality TV. For example, Selling Sunset, a show about selling luxury homes in the Hollywood Hills area, is the new platonic ideal of reality TV. It presents the glamorous, unattainable Hollywood lifestyle but is grounded by the viewers’ social media engagement with the subjects online. These viewing practices facilitate a novel method of watching reality TV. Engagement is now self-reflexive: drama on many of the shows has its roots in Instagram, TikTok, or Reddit feuds about the show, rather than actual conflicts that unfold on-camera. Other series, such as Vanderpump Rules, Indian Matchmaking, and Too Hot to Handle similarly thrive in this social media economy.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:33am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Proposals for papers and panels will be accepted starting September 1st for the 45th annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. 

The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines.

Topics might include:

CFP Re-Creating Camelot? Community-Building in Arthurian Studies (A Roundtable) (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICMS 5/9-11/2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Re-Creating Camelot? Community-Building in Arthurian Studies (A Roundtable) (virtual)

 

Sponsored by Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain and International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa and Joseph M. Sullivan

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023

59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024

 

Ongoing CFP for General Issues

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:16am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, well-argued, and well-researched articles on all aspects of popular culture including

 

  • art
  • literature
  • music
  • graphic novels
  • animation and anime
  • video games
  • food culture
  • fashion
  • social media culture
  • fan studies and fandom
  • television and film

 

 

Asian and Asian American Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:16am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

For this special issue, Popular Culture Review is interested in articles related to all aspects of Asian and Asian American popular culture. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, topics including

 

  • art
  • literature
  • music
  • graphic novels
  • animation and anime
  • video games
  • food culture
  • fashion
  • social media culture
  • television and film

 

NeMLA 2024: El archivo del futuro: memes, influencers y otras narrativas de la viralidad

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 10:18am
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Este panel invita a explorar la cultura de internet del mundo hispanohablante y sus representaciones en producciones artísticas. El meme fue acuñado por el biólogo Richard Dawkins en 1976 para referirse a la difusión de “tunes, ideas, catch- phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or builduing arches” (249) mediante procesos de imitación. Décadas más tarde, el estudio de Patrick Davison (2012) corroboraría que la idea de “meme” había evolucionado gracias a las redes sociales y había pasado a tener el poder de exclusivamente cumplir un objetivo humorístico. Autores como B. E. Wiggins y G. Bret Bowers (2014) argumentan que la circulación del meme es una herramienta conversacional que alienta la participación de la cultura digital.

'AI and Fandom' special issue, Transformative Works and Cultures

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2023 - 11:14am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Due in part to well-publicised advancements in generative AI technologies such as GPT-4, there has been a recent explosion of interest in – and hype around – Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Whether this hype cycle continues to grow or fades away, AI is anticipated to have significant repercussions for fandom (Lamerichs 2018), and is already inspiring polarised reactions. Fan artists have been candid about using creative AI tools like Midjourney and DALL-E to generate fan art, while fanfiction writers have been using ChatGPT to generate stories and share them online (there are 470 works citing the use of these tools on AO3 and 20 on FanFiction.net at the time of writing).

CFP They Live: Female Monsters and Their Impact on the Frankenstein Tradition (9/30/2023; NeMLA Boston 3/7-10/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:05pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

They Live: Female Monsters and Their Impact on the Frankenstein Tradition

 

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association

Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 30 September 2023

55th Annual Convention of Northeast Modern Language Association

Sheraton Boston Hotel (Boston, MA)

On-site event: 7-10 March 2024

 

See the shared Google Doc for the full call with a list of bibliographic resources on the topic: https://tinyurl.com/They-Live-NeMLA-2024.  

 

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