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Literacies across Multimodalities

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:22am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 18, 2018


Popular Culture and Film

Film & History Horror Area CFP: Our Monsters, Ourselves

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:32am
Film & History Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018



Our Monsters, Ourselves

An area of multiple panels for the 2018 Film & History Conference: 

Citizenship and Sociopathy in Film, Television, and New Media

November 7-12, 2018

Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, Madison, WI (USA)

Full details at:


DEADLINE for abstracts: July 1, 2018


BFS Journal 19

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:16am
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition: Page Number) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

All contributors are sent a complimentary copy of the print version and the electronic version.

The Electric Guitar in American Culture (revised deadline)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:00am
Texas Tech University Vernacular Music Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The Electric Guitar in American Culture

NEW (revised) Deadline: June 15 2018

Conference dates: October 12-14, 2018

Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX USA


It is a pleasure to invite scholars, performers, fans, and the general public to attend and participate at “The Electric Guitar in American Culture” on October 12-13-14, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. The conference is organized by the Vernacular Music Center at the School of Music at Texas Tech University.


CFP: Theology and Prince

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:03am
Theology and Pop Culture book series, Rowman and Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

Call for Papers: Theology and Prince

Editors: Rev. Katrina E. Jenkins ( & Jonathan H. Harwell (

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential edited volume of essays on theology and the life, music, and films of Prince Rogers Nelson. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid jargon in order to be accessible for the layperson.

Potential ideas include but are not limited to:

Collection: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:38pm
Rhonda Knight / Coker Col. and Donald Quist / U. of Missouri
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

We Want the Wilderness: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling


We contend that inventive storytelling within media franchises, such as Star Wars and Marvel, becomes hampered by the commercial needs of business on one side and the fans’ desires for continuity and references—in the forms of callbacks—on the other. We Want the Wilderness: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling will look for moments when content producers were able to skillfully negotiate (or avoid all together) these dual pressures or, conversely, when these pressures created insurmountable obstacles to storytelling.