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International Conference on Film Studies: "The Anatomy of Cinematic Identities"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:06am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st, cinema, television, and related media have become increasingly central both to individual lives and to the lives of peoples, groups, and nations. Cinema has become a major form of cultural expression and films both reflect and influence the attitudes and behaviour of people, representing their tensions and anxieties, hopes and desires and incarnating social and cultural determinants of the era in which they were made. 

Film Studies Summer School

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Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

This summer school will cover topics in Film Studies, Media and Communication, Visual Culture, Oral History and Documentary Techniques. The school courses will explore the representations of time, space and ritual, gender roles and gendered gaze, they will also discuss memory, remembering and (auto)biographical practices, especially in conflict narratives.

We are looking forward to applications from students, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to Film and Media Studies. The course will allow you to deepen theoretical and methodological knowledge and critical thinking in the field.

2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Annual Conference — Television Area

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:48am
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area

Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Westin Minneapolis

Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006

"What is your favorite novel?"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:47am
South Central Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

During the pandemic, we’ve heard that a lot of people went back to read their favorite novels as comfort and sustenance through the hard times. We at South Central Review have therefore decided to do a special double issue on this topic, scheduled to appear in Fall 2021. We hope to run approximately thirty brief essays (5-8 pages in manuscript form) in which the authors reflect on the literary, artistic, or other merits of the novel in question, why it resonates as it does, and perhaps why it was important at a particular moment in history, or why it remains influential today. We also hope to interview several contemporary novelists and writers about their favorite novels as sources of or inspiration for their own work.

 

Updated Deadline - CFP Serialized Storytelling and Soap Opera

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:24am
Popular Culture Association - Online Conference June, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Popular Culture Association - Online Conference - June 2-5, 2021 Call for Papers - deadline - February 28, 2021.

PCA 2021 is fully online - share your research, exchange ideas with colleagues -- all from the comfort of your own home office -- it will be like what you’ve been doing all year except with new people!

https://pcaaca.org/

Information about how to submit a proposal can be found here:

https://pcaaca.org/conference/submitting-paper-proposal-pca-conference

 SOAP OPERA AND SERIALIZED STORYTELLING

Television Studies – PAMLA 2021 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:23am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Television Studies session is open to all paper proposals that explore some aspect of Television Studies. Possible topics for proposals include: the analysis of a particular television show, explorations of the social functions of television, and the relationship between television shows and their audiences. We are also particularly interested in paper proposals that relate to the conference theme "City of God, City of Destruction."

The conference will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada between Thursday, November 11 and Sunday, November 14, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel. This session is currently scheduled to be held in-person.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Disney and Its Worlds (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Suzy Woltmann, University of California - San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Disney and Its Worlds

Contacts: Suzy Woltmann, University of California - San Diego (kwoltman@ucsd.edu)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Cult America (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Cult America

Contacts: Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver (director@pamla.org)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Absurdist History (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:12pm
Stanley Orr, University of Hawaii - West Oahu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Absurdist History: UFOs, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Culture

Contacts: Stanley Orr, University of Hawaii - West Oahu (sorr@hawaii.edu) / Kenneth Hough, University of California - Santa Barbara (khough1971@gmail.com)

Call for Papers: Queer Representation in Contemporary Popular Television (Special Issue, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:55am
Danielle Girard, Thomas Brassington, Debra Ferreday
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Representation of queer identities in twenty-first century popular television has undergone massive shifts in the last decade. Whilst queer representation has formed part of the bedrock of reality television, queer representation in scripted television has received less scholarly attention. Thus, scripted television will be the focus of this special issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect). 

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Comparative Media (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
David John Boyd, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Comparative Media

Contacts: David John Boyd, Independent Scholar (assistant@pamla.org)

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) Second Volume

updated: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:10am
Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Volume to be Published in October of 2021

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our second volume.

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.

Graduate Student Conference: Trash Talkin 2021

updated: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 2:37pm
University of Regina English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 5, 2021

***final call for submissions***

 

Virtual Trash Talkin' 2021:  Grad Student Conference on Pop Culture 

Call for Papers

Open to All Academic Disciplines

March 12-13, 2021

 

Trash Talkin' is an interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate and graduate students focusing on popular culture and creative writing that is hosted by the English Students' Association of the University of Regina. We will consider scholarly papers, creative writing, visual art, and film from students of all disciplines, from any theoretical or methodological perspective, on any aspect of popular culture! 

 

Nightmare Before Christmas

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:04pm
Rebecca Williams, Filipa Antunes, Brittany Eldridge
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 3, 2021

CFP:  Nightmare Before Christmas (Key Films/Filmmakers in Animation series, Bloomsbury) 

 

This edited collection will consider Nightmare Before Christmas as a milestone in animation and film history as well as a key cultural object with lasting impact. The book will be inserted in Bloomsbury’s Key Film/Filmmakers in Animation series. 

 

Podcast: Serialized audio forms in context of global distribution and local consumption

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Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:02pm
Literatura Ludowa. Journal of Folklore and Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Podcasting constitutes a new form of digital media which cannot be reduced to the phenomenon of which some would describe as the “Radio Renaissance” on the Internet. Moreover, podcasts have crossed over from a cultural niche to mainstream, as evidenced not only by a vast number of titles available on countless platforms and applications, but also by the increasing number of listeners and transmedia influences of podcasts in the form of TV series and literary adaptations (such as Lore, Welcome to Night Vale, Limetown and others).

BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:58am
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Piers Haggard’s groundbreaking The Blood on Satan’s Claw was released in the US on April 14, 1971. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Horror Homeroom will be running our fourth special issue on the film and its profound and persistent influence.

TexMoot 2021: Embodiment

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:08am
Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Embodiment:
Do You Need Some Body to Love?DEADLINE: January 16th, 2021

CALL FOR PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATION-STARTERS

 

In 2021, Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot) invites you to join us virtually, as we consider the conditions and consequences of corporeality in ancient and medieval literature, classic sci-fi and fantasy, and contemporary pop culture. Please submit your proposal using the form here: http://texmoot.org/call-for-papers

The Impasse

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 8:28am
Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

For the next volume of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit work that critically engages with the theme of impasse.

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Virtual Session Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (2/28/2021; PCA 6/2-5/2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:31pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (virtual session)

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association for the Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Session planned for the 2021 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association, virtual event, 2-5 June 2021

 

First Thoughts on Lovecraft Country

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
Studies in the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

HBO’s recent series Lovecraft Country takes up the monsters of H. P. Lovecraft’s universe, but flips the script to make the heroes an African-American cast battling various demons in the Jim Crow era. Arguably, the show aimed at a re-appropriation or détournement of the pulp legend’s troubling racism, but critics seem divided on the show’s success. In Dr.

Juba from Gladiator (2000) Essay Needed

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

This edited collection, “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiatorstill needs at least one essay on Juba. Any new critical or pop cultural perspectives will be considered.

The essay would need to have a quick turnaround time. The entire collection needs to be complete no later than March 2021, so abstract proposals submitted before the CFP deadline will receive a fast response. 

A first draft deadline of February 10, 2021 is ideal. Essays will use Chicago style endnotes and should be 5,000 to 7,000 words.

For abstract submissions or questions, please email Rachel L. Carazo at rachel.carazo@snhu.edu.

 

Beyond Tradition: Multimodality in English Scholarship

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:26pm
Red River Graduate Student Conference at North Dakota State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 26, 2021

In today’s world, the function of the English classroom has fundamentally shifted. Instead of teaching the fully paper-based curriculum of the past, instructors of English now must incorporate genres that encompass anything from videos to website creation. 

 

In the study of literature, rhetoric, and composition, too, the field is beginning to recognize new and more multimodal forms of scholarship. Think of Kairos, the online only rhet/comp journal. Think of the work of scholars like Kristen Arola, Cynthia Selfe, and Qwo Li Driskill—work that asks us to think outside the box of the academic paper. 

 

Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest (Sport Literature)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:25pm
Sport Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Sport Literature Association seeks entries for its annual graduate student competition, the Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest.

Essays must pertain, in some significant way, to the literature of sport. For exemplary treatment of sport-related subject matter, applicants are invited to consult the association's peer-reviewed journal, Aethlon, “a print journal designed to celebrate the intersection of literature with the world of play, games, and sport.” All submissions must be unpublished work. Original creative pieces, both fiction and non-fiction, are not considered for this contest. There is no word limit, but Aethlon articles do not generally exceed 25 manuscript pages.

Special Virtual Panel CFP Esotericism, Occultism, Magic, and Gaming at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (deadline Dec 28) (online conference Feb 22-27)

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:32am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 28, 2020

The Area for Esotericism, Occultism,and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites paper proposals for a special online panel at this year's all-online conference.  This panel will focus on the prominent and pervasive role and significance of esoteric, occult, and magical themes, aesthetics, imagery, conceptions, and content in gaming media.  This is intended to encompass games themselves (board games, table-top/RPG, console/PC, live-action RPG, alternate reality games, simulations, etc.) as well as tie-in media of any type (books, films, television, internet series, etc.).  Of equal interest is the reception and application of games and game-like systems or content within esoteric, occult, and ma

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