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BEYOND THE CULTURE II

updated: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 1:52pm
Georgia State University Department of Africana Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2022

Beyond the Culture II 

Investigating Medical Drama TV series: approaches and perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 4:25am
University of Bologna
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Call for papers - Media Mutations 14
Investigating Medical Drama TV series: approaches and perspectives

Bologna, Dipartimento delle Arti – DAMSLab, May 18th-19th, 2023

Organized by Stefania Antonioni (Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo) and Marta Rocchi (Università di Bologna).

In collaboration with the research project “Narrative Ecosystem Analysis and Development framework (NEAD framework). A systemic approach to contemporary serial product. The medical drama case”

Confirmed keynote speaker:

Irene Cambra Badii (Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya)

The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 14, 2022 - 10:22am
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

In answer to the evolutionary portrayals of superheroes in our cultures, histories, and narratives, the editors welcome chapter proposals for selection and inclusion into The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies, for which a contract has already been signed.

The volume will be a part of the prestigious Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions series: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Media-and-Cultural-Studies-Companions/book-series/RMCSC.

Like A Version: Adaptations, Reboots and Remakes in Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 10:06am
Popular Culture Research Network, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Like A Version: Adaptations, Reboots and Remakes in Popular Culture

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is back with a virtual symposium exploring adaptations, reboots and remakes in popular culture. To be held online on Thursday 1st December & Friday 2nd December 2023.

‘Dieu et mon droit (God and my right)’: representations of the British royal family in popular culture

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 10:05am
Popular Culture Research Network, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Call for Papers

‘Dieu et mon droit (God and my right)’: representations of the British royal family in popular culture

PopCRN (the UNE Popular Culture Network) are exploring the concept of royalty with a virtual symposium focused on the representations of the British royal family in popular culture to be held online on Thursday 28th & Friday 29th September 2023.

The British monarchy has played a leading role in various ways over the last millennium of world history and as such have been frequently depicted in popular culture from the plays of Shakespeare to the extensive coverage in popular magazines.

Cinephile 17.1 New Lenses on Old Hollywood

updated: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 3:46pm
The University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2023

No matter how many years have passed since the end of the Golden Age of Hollywood, this era never seems to leave the popular imagination. James Dean and Judy Garland remain household names; modern celebrities still seek to emulate the glamour of this bygone time; and audiences still go to see contemporary biopics and television shows about stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, and Bette Davis. There is something about this moment in American moviemaking that grabbed the public’s attention and has never let go, even as the larger cinematic landscape continues to change dramatically.

The Banshee Issue 3: Homelands

updated: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 3:05pm
The Banshee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

THE BANSHEE, the leading journal for women who scream, publishes new poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art, and drama by women. Now accepting submissions for Issue 3 on the theme of HOMELANDS.

 

The Banshee accepts creative, journalistic, and academic submissions of up to 3,000 words in length, with no minimum length. We particularly welcome pieces of 900 words or less. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 

NEW DEADLINE: Graduate Conference Call for papers: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming” 

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 11:46am
San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Call for papers: XXIV Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 

School of Cinema, San Francisco State University 

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15th, 2022

 

“Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming”  

 

Keynote Speaker: Juan Llamas-Rodriguez (Assistant Professor, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania) 

  

REMINDER! "Fandoms and Platforms" special issue, Transformative Works and Cultures

updated: 
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 3:31pm
guest editors
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Fandom today is often entangled with digital platforms, which offer spaces and features that make some aspects of fan culture more widely accessible amid increasingly globalized communities and models of consumption. Fans are perceived to be early adopters of new technologies, particularly those that provide space for gathering and community building. Likewise, many types of fan works, fan labor, and fandom participation depend on certain platforms for hosting, sharing, distributing, and discussing such content. However, fans also have complicated relationships with platforms, whether because their needs and uses are in conflict with other stakeholders or because platforms can generate and challenge notions of access, accountability, and community.

See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me: Tommy, Rock Opera and Twentieth Century Britain

updated: 
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 7:54am
Prof Keith Gildart, University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Call for chapter contributions to proposed book on The Who’s Tommy:

See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me: Tommy, Rock Opera and Twentieth Century Britain

Edited by Keith Gildart and Benjamin Halligan

Sneaker Studies: Call for Papers

updated: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 12:47pm
TechPack
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Sneaker Studies: A Call for Papers

Sneakers have constituted one of the most significant cultural phenomena in recent history, and yet they have not garnered sustained attention by scholars of humanities and cultural studies. This project, an online sneaker archive will consider how specific shoes have become icons of their historical eras. This is a second call for papers this time with a more focused question.  We are interested in studies of specific athletes as pitchmen and their changing relationship with signature shoes or shoe lines. 

Pippi to Ripley: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:52pm
Katharine Kittredge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Keynote:

Michelle Ann Abate, Ohio State University

 "Funny Girls: The Forgotten History of Feisty Young Female Characters in Classic American Comics"

JASNA AGM 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:50pm
Jane Austen Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The JASNA Denver/Boulder Region invites submission of proposals for the breakout sessions at the 2023 AGM which will be held in Denver, Colorado, on October 27-29, 2023. The theme is “Pride and Prejudice: A Rocky Romance.” Keeping this in mind, presenters could examine the “rocky” relationships and situations existing in Pride and Prejudice through fresh eyes and unique perspectives.

POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:34pm
WinC Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 20, 2022

For more information, visit TINYURL.COM/WINCMAG

 

December 2022 Issue Submissions Call! 

Theme: Love. There are so many things that revolve around that word. It is the number one muse for so many creative people and it means different things to everyone. What does love mean to you? Who or what do you love? How does the word or sentiment make you feel?

We want to know what Autumn looks like through your eyes -- whether in the past, present or future, fiction or non-fiction and across genres (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Slice of Life, etc.).  We are accepting the following storytelling formats:

Graduate Conference Call for papers: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming” 

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:29pm
San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

REPOSTING, deadline OCTOBER 30, 2022


 Call for papers: 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 School of Cinema, San Francisco State University: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming”  deadline for submissions: October 30, 2022 full name / name of organization: San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students contact email: sfsuconference@gmail.com 

Call for papers: XXIV Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 

School of Cinema, San Francisco State University 

Deadline Submission: October 30th, 2022

Reminder: New Perspectives on the Metal Gear Solid Series

updated: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 4:45pm
Steven Kielich and Chris Hall
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Call for Chapter Proposals: New Perspectives on the Metal Gear Solid Series (edited collection)

 

Editors: Steven Kielich (University at Buffalo) and Chris Hall (University of the Ozarks)

 

In 2015, Hideo Kojima and his company Kojima Productions split from Konami after the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima’s departure from Konami marked an unfortunate, but understandable, end to the Metal Gear Solid series. Now, in this “post-Phantom Pain” era, it has become both possible and essential to make a retrospective study of the critically, commercially, and culturally resonant series that was Metal Gear Solid.

BL: Queer Vernaculars in World Literature (ACLA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:52pm
Alvin K. Wong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This seminar proposes a collaborative theorization of Boys Love (BL), a transnational Asian media phenomenon conventionally associated with adolescent heterosexual female fan subcultures who create, consume, and circulate content depicting male-male romance and sexuality. We invite papers that theorize BL as vernacular forms of world literature with a reach beyond their targeted demographics to unsettle norms of gender and sexuality across national, linguistic, and cultural borders.

Inclusive Fantasy

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:37pm
Camille D. G. Mustachio, McFarland and Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 9, 2022

The vast worlds of fantasy fiction often mirror our own. Through this mirror, readers may reflect on their values when they see real-world problems staged in speculative spaces. As a result, fantasy has the power to open the boundaries of pedagogy for today’s students, especially when learning through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) lens. This ground-breaking, edited essay collection published by McFarland and Company will take two crucial paths: one that celebrates critical analyses educators and scholars can use to empower students and readers, and another that inspires fans and gamers to be more civically engaged with the texts they consume and communities they inhabit.

 

“Pulp Fiction” conference

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:19pm
Bar Ilan University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2023

Invitation for papers for the “Pulp Fiction” conference

To be held on 31 May‒1 June 2023, the conference treats the relationship between society and culture with a focus on popular/commercial literature—romantic novels, romantic detective fiction, young adult literature, children’s literature, science fiction, fantasy, spy novels, light erotica, historical novels, noir fiction, comics, digital poetry, fan fiction, chick lit, etc. For academic faculty and graduate/post-graduate students interested in literature, books, and popular literature in higher-learning institutions, libraries, educational systems, etc. We invite proposals for lectures or panel sessions.

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Special Issue of Dickens Quarterly: "Dickens and His Publics"

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 10:56pm
Dickens Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Dickens Quarterly

“Dickens and His Publics”

 

This Special Issue of Dickens Quarterly, projected for March 2024, opens the pages of the journal to all of Dickens’s publics—that is, to the many different kinds of readers and writers who engage meaningfully with Charles Dickens.

Science Fantasy: Critical Explorations in Literature, Cinema and Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 2:55pm
Editors: Cenk Tan, Elçin Parçaoğlu
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - CHAPTER SUBMISSION COMPLETED

Please find the call for chapters for our forthcoming book: Science Fantasy: Critical Explorations in literature, cinema and popular culture that is to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.

Popular Culture Review - Submissions for General Issues

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 11:13am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, well-argued, and well-researched articles on a variety of topics related to popular culture.

Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.

General Issues are published in March. Submissions must be received by January 10th for that year's General Issue.

Please see our submission guidelines and instructions at our new website: https://www.popularculturereview.org/submissions.html

New Editor Opening for Reception Journal

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:07am
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Reception: Texts. Readers, Audiences, History, the peer-reviewed journal of the Reception Study Society, is inviting applications for one of its two general editor positions. Published annually by Penn State University Press, Reception presents a forum for scholarly and critical research-based articles in audience and reception studies in literary criticism, cultural and media studies, and the history of reading and book history. Our new editor will be expected to work with the journal’s continuing co-editor and its book-review editor to continue to develop Reception’s role as a leader in presenting new research in the various fields of audience study. Editorial responsibilities will include

Updated:Cut the Schmaltzy Music: Representations of Disability in Reality Competition Shows

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 8:20am
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

This session seeks papers that look at how disability is depicted in reality competition series. Participants are encouraged to consider the edit that the contestant(s) received and whether accommodations were provided during the competition. How are contestants asked to represent, and educate audiences of, a diverse community that includes those with invisible and/or silent disabilities?

The conference is being held by the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 23-26, 2023, 2022 in Niagra Falls, NY.

Journal for Fantasy Research Special Issue: Fantasy Across Media

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:44pm
Mapping the Impossible: Journal for Fantasy Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022

Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed research into fantasy and the fantastic. We welcome submissions from undergraduate and postgraduate students (and from those who have graduated within the last year) from any higher education institution. We publish articles on any aspect of fantasy and the fantastic and any work within this transmedial genre.

We are currently open to submissions for our special issue entitled ‘Fantasy Across Media’, matching the theme of GIFCon 2022.

Anne Lister Society (Spring conference in the UK)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:01pm
The Anne Lister Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Following on our inaugural meeting in April 2022, we are thrilled to announce that the Anne Lister Society will reconvenefor its second conference, 31 Mar -- 1 Apr 2023, in Halifax, U.K.

Launched in the summer of 2020, the Society aims to foster knowledge of Lister’s extraordinary life and writings and to interpret her legacy. It seeks to nourish conversation among scholars and to build conversations between scholars and Lister’s wider readership and expanding network of invested enthusiasts. By encouraging research and greater understanding of her way of inhabiting the world, the Society aims to establish and sustain Anne Lister’s place — both in the cultural tradition and for the future.

GIFCon 2023: Boundaries and Margins in Fantasy

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:51pm
Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2023

Boundaries and Margins in Fantasy 

10th - 12th May 2023

University of Glasgow Online Conference

The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic is pleased to announce a call for papers for Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations (GIFCon) 2023 with the theme of 'Boundaries and Margins'. 

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