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Medievalism in America Panelist Needed (Please Respond by 20 April 2019)

updated: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 2:22pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Medievalism in America Panelist Needed

Please Respond by 20 April 2019

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture is organizing a panel on American medievalisms for a session at the June meeting of the New England American Studies Association at Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA) on Saturday, June 8.

 

We are in need of a third presenter. Please contact us ASAP at medievalinpopularculture@gmail.com.

 

Michael Torregrossa

Founder, Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

 

 

A Critical Companion to Robert Zemeckis

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:39pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

A Critical Companion to Robert Zemeckis

edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series.

Owning, Despising, Joking: The Art of the Political Insult

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:29pm
Judith Paltin/ University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

CFP for an approved panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference, San Diego CA, Nov. 14-17, 2019

https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17896
Please submit abstract proposals using PAMLA's online submission form (if you are new to PAMLA you will have to go to pamla.ballastacademic.com to create an account first).

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:52am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

11-12 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

 

 

Riverdale: A Land of Contrasts

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:47am
Heather McAlpine (University of the Fraser Valley), W. Ron Sweeney (University of the Fraser Valley), Jess Wind (University of the Fraser Valley)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Riverdale: a comic book turned hit TV show, a comic strip turned murder mystery, a town that is both nowhere and everywhere. Recently renewed for a fourth season, the CW’s popular campy teen drama is notable for its apparent departures from the checkout-stand digests of yore, and has a new witchy counterpart in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, as well as a projected spin-off in the development of a Katy Keene series.

Call for Papers: Edited Collection Fan Studies: Methods, Ethics, Research

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
Paul Booth/Rebecca Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

Despite the increasing visibility of fan studies as a discipline, there remains scant work that turns its focus specifically to methodological issues. This relative neglect may be due to its status as a somewhat unruly or ‘undisciplined discipline’ (Ford 2014), which takes its theoretical cues from others including sociology, media and cultural studies, psychology, and literary studies. However, as its presence begins to grow and more scholars discover the work being undertaken, it is timely and appropriate for those working within the field to turn their attention more decisively to issues of methods.  

Mythopoeic Children's Literature--Special Issue Mythlore

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:02pm
Mythlore: Journal of JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Children’s Literature

 

Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2019

Guest Edited by Donna R. White

** Deadline Extended: April 15, 2019 ** Final paper deadline: June 30, 2019 **

 

Literary Monsters

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:23am
Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

 

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Queer SF: Beyond the Heteronormative Paradigm [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 4/15/19]

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:51am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

2019 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:38pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2019 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 10-13 October 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:  

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