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GCO Comics Conference 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 7:18pm
University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

GRADUATE COMICS ORGANIZATION COMICS’ CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in FluxUniversity of FloridaMay 20th-22nd, 2022 (Gainesville, FL) Deadline for Submissions: February 18th, 2022 The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida, Gainesville now invites proposals to our 18th annual conference: “Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux.” Our hybrid conference will be held virtually over Zoom and in-person from May 20th-22nd, 2022. We welcome applicants from all stages of their careers to submit papers addressing any aspect of the conference topic.

FROM LUCAS TO DISNEY: STAR WARS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:47am
Douglas Brode, Cyrus R. K. Patell, and Jamie Gabrielle Viray Uy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking concise essays of approximately 5,000 words about any aspect of Star Wars storytelling that has emerged since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012. We are seeking pieces that are academically rigorous, but accessible to the general reader.

Women in Supernatural

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:46am
Susan Nylander and Mandy Taylor
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Women in Supernatural: Critical Essays

Under consideration with McFarland & Company

Editors:

Susan Nylander, Barstow College

Mandy Taylor, California State University, San Bernardino

Project Overview 

Geek/Art CONfluence: Presentations on Geek Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:48am
Geek/Art CONfluence
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The third annual Geek/Art CONfluence, a comic con taking place through the School of Art at Syracuse University, is accepting proposals from both FACULTY/PROFESSIONALS and STUDENTS (grad and undergrad) on GEEK CULTURE-RELATED topics.

GEEK CULTURE includes comics/manga; sci-fi and fantasy books, magazines, and movies; cartoons and animation; gaming; fan culture such as cosplay and zines; and related topics.

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

updated: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 11:11am
Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Volume to be Published in November of 2022

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

CFP: Comics & Popular Arts Conference 2022 - Atlanta, September 1-5 - DragonCon

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:34pm
Comics & Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 15th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 1-5, 2022.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

*Final Call* Investigating the Hardwood – Interdisciplinary Analyses of and Reflections on Professional Basketball

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Till Neuhaus & Niklas Thomas (Eds.)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

Call for Papers - There Can Be Only One: Critical Essays on the Highlander Franchise

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Michele Brittany
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

There Can Be Only One.  This phrase was made popular 35 years ago with the release of Highlander, a fantasy action-adventure film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Christophe Lambert, Sean Connery, and Clancy Brown.  While it did not turn a profit during its theatrical release, it did become a cult film inspiring several sequels, three television series, original novels, comic books, audio books, video games, a web series, collectibles, musical scores, and a loyal fandom who have successfully organized a number of Highlander fan conventions.  

Soap Opera & Serialized Storytelling - PCA 2022

updated: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 5:13pm
Popular Culture Association Conference - 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Soap operas, wrestling, periodicals, reality television, comic books, literature, video game and film franchises, vlogging, sports, advertising campaigns, and now even politics and political journalism have harnessed the power and popularity of the serialized form to build and sustain audiences in our increasingly fractured media landscape.

CFP Mouse’s Monsters at PCA: Further Examples of Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney (PCA Vitual 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 3:58pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

The Mouse’s Monsters at PCA: Further Examples of Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney

Sponsored Session Proposed for the 2022 Virtual Conference of the Popular Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area and the Disney Studies Areas of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association for PCA’s Disney Studies Special Topic Area.

Virtual event: 13-16 April 2022.

Proposals are due by 21 January 2022.

 

Reconfiguring Digital Spaces: GLO Conference 2022

updated: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 8:06pm
Graduate Literature Organization at Florida State
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022

Reconfiguring Digital Spaces: GLO Conference 2022

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we have become painfully aware of how highly dependent we are on networked computers in most facets of our everyday lives. Shuffling from Zoomiverse to Metaverse and everything in between, computers remain the focal point of interactivity in life, entertainment, scholarship, and labor as in-person activities become increasingly constricted. Alternatives must be found; and even though dreams of totally transferring consciousnesses to digital avatars remain deeply rooted in the literary cyberpunk imaginaries of the 1980s and 90s, the pandemic brings us closer to realizing them in surprising ways.

Deadline Approaching: "Altered States" - FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022)

updated: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 8:01pm
Film Studies Association of Canada, Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union (University of Toronto), and the Gradaute Film Student Association (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 17, 2021

CFP: "Altered States" - FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022)deadline for submissions: December 17, 2021full name / name of organization: Film Studies Association of Canada, Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union (University of Toronto), and the Gradaute Film Student Association (York University)contact email: csgraduatestudentunion@gmail.com

CFP: FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022) 

CFP: Audience Reception, Diversity, & Cancel Culture on TV

updated: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 8:01pm
Jonina Anderson-Lopez/University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

We have been invited by McFarland to expand a recent article on diversity and cancel culture in television (Anderson-Lopez et al., 2021) for a book proposal further exploring the phenomenon of audience sway over television content. Please see the CFP below and feel free to reach out to us with questions. We hope to turn around the book proposal to McFarland in a timely manner, so please note the January 10, 2022, deadline for 300-500 word chapter proposals. We look forward to reading your submissions and collaborating on this edited collection!

Sincerely,

Call for Submissions: Journal of Springsteen Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:24pm
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies / Caroline Madden
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fifth edition, with an expected publication date of September 2022.

Portmanteau Woolf

updated: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 1:54pm
Virginia Woolf Miscellany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany

Issue #99 Spring 2022 : DEADLINE EXTENDED

Submissions Due: January 31st 2022

Special Topic:

Portmanteau Woolf

Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff

 

A call for all readers, common and uncommon:

 

*Final Deadline Extension 12/31/21* Call for Abstracts for an edited volume: "Avatar: The Last Airbender and Theology" under contract with McFarland Press

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:39pm
Michael Riggins
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

McFarland Press is currently seeking papers for an edited volume on the intersection of the Avatar Universe and Theology. Essays should mainly concentrate on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, but may also consider the graphic novels or the live action film if appropriate. Essays should be accessible to a lay reader, but focused on an academic audience. 

 

Seeking chapters on Music & Deviance

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sylvia M DeSantis/Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy: The Intersectionality of Music and Deviance
Editor:Sylvia M DeSantis

This volume will explore the avenues through which 20th century musicians, and their enthused audiences, created necessarily deviant cultural movements. From the optimism engendered by the Big BandEra to socially justice-mindedGrunge in the ‘90s, musicians have used their stage power to resist, reward, and recreate long-standing cultural codes.

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CFP: "Altered States" - FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022)

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Film Studies Association of Canada, Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union (University of Toronto), and the Gradaute Film Student Association (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 17, 2021

CFP: FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022) 

The following is a Call for Papers for the 24th Annual Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium, co-hosted by the University of Toronto and York University, to take place online on 18/19 February 2022. Submission guidelines are outlined below.

 

CFP: Altered States

 

Nothing exists that doesn’t have this senseless sense – common to flames, dreams, uncontrollable laughter – in those moments when consumption accelerates, beyond the desire to endure.

- Georges Bataille, The Impossible

 

Ghostbusters – A Companion

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Simon Bacon, series editor; Cathleen Allyn Conway, collection editor; Peter Lang, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion The release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the fourth installment coming almost 40 years after the original Ghostbusters film, prompts inquiry into this beloved and oftentimes fraught film franchise. While the original and (and its sequel) was a paean to academics becoming the working class heroes who act as the ghost janitors of New York City, the third and fourth films, reimagined with new casts, have become a battleground for who ‘owns’ nostalgia, and have acted as meta-commentaries on the question.

Taylor Swift as/and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Taylor Swift, one of the best known musical artists of her generation, has left an indelible mark on popular culture and the collective consciousness. Although Swift is a perennial subject in the media, cast in both a positive and a negative light, few professional scholars have considered her work.

Television and Empathy [Edited Collection]

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 8:46am
Michael Samuel, Unviersity of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 19, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Television and Empathy

 

Edited Collection 

 

 

What is television’s capacity to elicit empathy?

 

 

Reminder: A Critical Companion to Wes Craven

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:32pm
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

Reminder: A Critical Companion to Wes Craven

deadline for submissions: 

December 20, 2021

full name / name of organization: 

Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns

contact email: 

wescraven1939@yahoo.com

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

 

Special Panel: Mysteries of Dune: Esotericism, Occultism, and the Magic of Melange

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:43pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

In recognition of the mainstream attention brought to Dune by Villeneuve's adaptation, the Area for Esotericism, Occultism and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites the proposal of papers to this special panel intended to investigate and examine esoteric, occult. and magical inspirations, parallels, and reciprocals influences on the "Duniverse."  

Esotericism, Magic, and Occultism at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Feb 23-26, 2022, Albuquerque, New Mexico

updated: 
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 1:58pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED!

ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, AND MAGIC

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2021

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