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CFP: The Beatles Special Topic Area PCA conference 2022

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:29am
Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

As music critic Rob Sheffield says in response to a recent Hulu documentary about Paul McCartney, “Fifty years after they said goodbye, the Beatles are bigger than ever — the toppermost of the poppermost, guaranteed to raise a smile.” Sheffield cites the release of the Disney Plus Get Back documentary, the fiftieth anniversary edition of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, and McCartney’s own recent albums McCartney III and McCartney III Imagined as testament to this fact. Perhaps even more true is the healing power of the music and the Beatles fandom during the pandemic years, where the Beatles have the same power to “raise a smile” as they did when performing on the Ed Sullivan Show just weeks after John F.

CFP Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics (9/30/21; NeMLA Baltimore 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:15am
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP: Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics

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

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

 

18th Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:15am
Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference/ University of Vermont
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

This is our 18th  annual conference held on Saturday, April 2nd at the UVM campus. The theme is Tolkien’s Histories and the Idea of History in Middle-earth.  Possibilities include theories of history, the placement of Tolkien himself within historical discourse, the impact of European historical events, the influence of ancient and medieval histories, the play of genre, the history of sexuality, of race, of gender, of science, of religion, the histories within Tolkien's legendarium and in cinematic adaptations, and much more. Submitted abstracts need not be on the theme; all will be considered. Our keynote will be delivered by Dr. Gergely Nagy. There will be a virtuql component to this conference, and we will accept virtual delivery. 

A Critical Companion to Wes Craven

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:16pm
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

A Critical Companion to Wes Craven

edited by Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns and John Darowski

 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

ASECS Italian Caucus - Call for papers

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:15pm
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please, consider participating in one of the sessions organized by the ASECS Italian Studies Caucus. Abstracts or proposals should be sent directly to session organizers preferably no later than September 17, 2021.

Grazie!

Irene

 

Presidential Session: Venice, Real and Imagined  

Irene Zanini-Cordi, Florida State University, izaninicordi@fsu.edu

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Pikachu’s Transmedia Adventures: The Continuing Adaptability of the Pokemon Franchise

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:06pm
Ross Garner & EJ Nielsen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

While we have received many excellent abstracts, we are currently soliciting abstracts which directly engage with

  • critical race theory
  • race and representation
  • the global south

We are especially interested in soliciting chapters featuring non-Western perspectives and work by scholars of colour.

We hope to include work from both established and emerging scholars; junior scholars & graduate students are also encouraged to apply.

 

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Pikachu’s Transmedia Adventures: The Continuing Adaptability of the Pokemon Franchise

Fan Fiction and Performance in the Age of COVID

updated: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 2:10pm
Kaitlin Tonti/Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

While the Covid pandemic left many feeling isolated, from tragedy has emerged a new surge in modes of fan interaction and fan fiction that further challenge who, what, and how “canon” is determined in fictional worlds that have long since been closed by the authors and script writers.

Portmanteau Woolf

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:25pm
Virginia Woolf Miscellany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 3, 2021

CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany

Issue #99 Spring 2022

Submissions Due: Dec 3 20201

Special Topic:

Portmanteau Woolf

Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff

 

A call for all readers, common and uncommon:

 

GIFCon 2022: Fantasy Across Media

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:19pm
Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 3, 2021

The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic is pleased to announce a call for papers for Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations (GIFCon) 2022 with the theme of 'Fantasy Across Media'.

 

Special Panel: Beyond the Wall of Belief: The Hyper-real Metatextual Occulture of The King in Yellow : Area for Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association annual conference, Feb 23-26, Albuquerque, New Mexico

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:14pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

As one of our area's special events for the Southwestern Popular/American Culture Association's return to live annual conference activity this February 23-26, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Area for Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic invites presentations for a special panel (or, depending on the level of response, a series of related special panels) examining the diverse significance, influence, and impact of The King In Yellow in all of its expressions.  Any of the angles suggested in the brief call below, along with any other insights into the text and metatext will be considered for inclusion.  Proposals from any and all disciplines, interdisciplines, and transdisciplines are welcome; close readings and analyses of specific texts or ele

Vampire Studies (2022 PCA/ACA National Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture. This year's conference will be held April 13-16 in Seattle, WA.

This year the Vampire Community celebrates the centenary of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.  We welcome papers, panel presentations, or creative pieces about this classic genre defining film.  As well as this broad theme we also welcome papers, presentations, and panels that cover any of the following:

      The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Black, Asian, Latino/a/x, African)

      The Horror Vampire Byronic vs Hedonistic, or Horror vs Romantic

Books Beyond Boundaries Conference: Nationhood, Identity, and Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Ulster University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 12, 2021

15th-16th January 2021, Ulster University, Belfast Campus

'Culture is the context within which we need to situate the self, for it is only by virtue of the interpretations, orientations and values provided by culture that we can formulate our identities, say ‘who we are’, and ‘where we are coming from’ (Benhabib, 2000:18)

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts (9/30/21; NeMLA Baltimore 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

 

Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

CFP Balancing Acts: Finding Time for Work and Scholarship (Roundtable) (9/30/21; NeMLA 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:44am
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Balancing Acts: Finding Time for Work and Scholarship (Roundtable)

 

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

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

 

CFP Saving the Day: Advice on Publishing in Popular Culture Research (Roundtable) (9/30/21; NeMLA 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:44am
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Saving the Day: Advice on Publishing in Popular Culture Research (Roundtable)

 

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

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

 

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - Popular Culture and COVID - Summer 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:42am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Call for Papers

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - Popular Culture and COVID

 

The global pandemic and long periods of self-quarantine shifted everything from work habits, to school, to media consumption, and more.

 

For example, the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons brought families together and even provided a supportive space for on-line memorial services.

Popular Culture Review - CFP for General Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:42am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

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.

 

Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

updated: 
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 3:17pm
Drs. Sara K. Howe & Kristina Wright/Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 3, 2021

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

We are seeking 350-word abstracts for approximately 5,000-word chapters for an edited book collection that explores the impact(s) of multimodal and digital media on both the teaching and the craft of creative writing.

‘Tolkien’s Medicinal Medieval World: Illness and Healing in Middle-earth’

updated: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 3:11pm
Annie Brust, Kent State University/Geauga
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 6, 2021

This Collection: This collection focuses on and explores the concepts of illness and healing in association with Tolkien’s medieval connections and Middle-earth. Proposals/Articles should explore ideas on how a specific text, character, concept or aspect of the author’s work impacts the world of illness and healing, as characterized by medieval concepts and/or the medieval influence of Tolkien’s worlds/texts.   

Southwest Popular and American Culture Assn Conference, 2/23-2/26/2022 (Deadline 10/31/21)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:46pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

New Book Series: Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:43pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

A new book series has been established by Routledge, with a focus on popular culture. 

The Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series is looking for original and interdisciplinary monographs or edited volumes, which expand our understanding of popular culture as reflecting world challenges, contexts, and situations. The Series places a particular emphasis on evolutions and transformations within popular culture — with a focus on icons, narratives, practices, and identities — and aims to provide interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transmedia perspectives.

The editor of the series welcomes proposals for projects on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to): 

LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium [UPDATE]

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Digital Symposium: 20 November 2021

 

“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.

Fear and Loathing at 50: Five Decades of Hunter S. Thompson and Gonzo Journalism

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

2022 marks a significant anniversary for the celebrated — and divisive — work of Hunter S. Thompson.  His seminal Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas celebrates fifty years since its publication in book form, as do the dispatches from the George McGovern campaign that would later become Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.  This panel aims to reexamine Thompson’s body of work and the refractions of his presence as a cultural signifier in popular conception, as well as to consider the viability of the Gonzo form and style as something that could survive — and evolve beyond — its virtually metonymic association with Thompson.

 

Peter Nicholls Essay Prize 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 3, 2021

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation (winter 2022).

To be considered for the competition, please submit an original 6000-word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the journal pages of the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor may be submitted.

The Novel of the Future; the Future of the Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 10:01am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel asks creative writers to speculate on their own work or that of others and envision the future of the novel. The panel proposes to address the following questions:

· What technologies (such as the internet, videogaming, virtual reality, or artificial intelligence) might shape the form of the novel of the future?

· How might the novel be impacted by future trends and technologies in publishing and the literary marketplace?

· How might the novel form be re-envisioned?

· How do other media, such as videogames, use narrative in novelistic modalities?

The panel invites a wide range of interpretations of this topic and encourages creative work

IV International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:07pm
FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX. An event that has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández de Elche University, and that will be held in person and online on November 25 and 26, 2021 at the "Ciutat d'Elx" Congress Center (Spain).

RuPedagogies of Realness: RuPaul’s Drag Race and Teaching and Learning

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:48am
Lindsay Bryde/ New England Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable is a combined showcase of published work that began on a NeMLA panel and an opportunity to extend the conversation from the original panel and publication to look at the increasingly global enterprise of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its pedagogical power. Across its chapters, RuPedagogies of Realness: Essays on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Teaching and Learning (McFarland 2021) tackles issues from heterotopia, pop-linguistics, philosophies of co-productive learning, and televised curricula to cultural appropriation, sports as pedagogy, stand-up as pedagogy, and even digital drag…right into the COVID-19 pandemic.

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