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*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. 

 

Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:00pm
Gregory Bray and Andrew J. Ball/ Publisher Not Yet Attached
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

 

UPDATED 12/1/2021:

We invite chapter proposals for a collection of critical essays that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines and outlaws of this era were represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comics, and pulp fiction.  

As this will be a multidisciplinary collection, we encourage submissions from scholars in any of the numerous fields that examine the representation of women in American popular culture from 1865-1940. The call is open to a broad spectrum of methodological and critical approaches, and we invite submissions from seasoned as well as emerging scholars.  

The US Representation in Popular Culture and New Media | call for articles

updated: 
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 5:15am
PopMeC academic blog
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for articles for the peer-reviewed academic blog of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies (popmec.hypotheses.org ISSN 2660-8839).

Our research work delves into how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural creations. The blog aims at providing a collaborative, engaging, and fair environment for any interested scholar, promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas across disciplines and thematic fields. We’re also working to foster a stimulating space for early career researchers and postgraduate students in North American studies, thus we’ll warmly welcome their proposals as well

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.

https://www.cambridgescholars.com/uploads/Fumbling%20Towards%20Ecstasy%2...

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.

Soap Opera & Serialized Storytelling - PCA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Popular Culture Association Conference - 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 5, 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.

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

 

Association of Adaptation Studies Conference - Lisbon 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:48pm
ULICES-CEAUL (University of Lisbon)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 10, 2021

(In)Visible Adaptation: Diversity and Inclusion

Association of Adaptation Studies Conference

23-24 June 2022, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal

As concerns related to diversity and inclusion storm our world, rightfully emerging in
contexts as diverse as policy making and media content production, for the 2022
edition of the Association for Adaptation Studies Conference we intend to question
how these trends present new challenges for Adaptation Studies, both in practical and
theoretical terms.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of suggested areas for the submission of abstracts:

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

Kirby Anthology

updated: 
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3:08pm
Kirby Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

Announcing an all-new scholarly book project!


The Comics of Jack Kirby: Critical Perspectives on a Legendary Artist

Edited by Craig Fischer, Charles Hatfield, and Susan Kirtley

Under contract to be published in the University Press of Mississippi’s series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, edited by David M. Ball

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 3:03pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

The Ages of Batman: Essays on the Dark Knight

updated: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 1:54pm
Joseph J. Darowski
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

The editor of The Ages of Batman: Essays on the Dark Knight is seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. The essays should examine the relationships between the DC comic book adventures of Batman and the social era when those comic books were published. Analysis may demonstrate how Batman’s comic books stories and the creators who produced the comics embrace, reflect, or critique aspects of their contemporary culture. This will be a companion volume to existing essay collections in the series that have already focused on Superman, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk, the Justice League, Flash, and Black Panther.

Dickens Symposium 2022. Our Dickens: Dickens and his Publics

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 2:49pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 29, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE -  The 27th Annual Dickens Society Symposium


Our Dickens: Dickens and His Publics

July 8-10, 2022

London, UK

Hosted by City, University of London

Members of the Programme Committee:

Chris Louttit, Michaela Mahlberg, David McAllister, Claire Wood

DREADNESS The Mystic Power, Philosophy and Performance of Shadow 1941-2021

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:57am
Groundation Foundation and the University of the West Indies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

In celebration of the Mighty Shadow’s 80th birthday, The Groundation Foundation and The University of the West Indies will host a one day virtual symposium to honour his body of work to be held on Friday March 4th 2022.

 

Punk Scholars Network: Circuits, Networks, Connections

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:47am
Punk Scholars Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 5, 2021

English

 

Punk Scholars Network Canada and Punk Scholars Network USA 

2021 Virtual Conference

Sunday, December 5, 2021 (12:00 PM EST – 8:00 PM EST) via Zoom

SWPACA 2022: Television [EXTENSION]

updated: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:17pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • the possible future of television (including shows created for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Apple TV etc.)

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - COVID and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:16pm
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

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.

 

Zoom parties became a new way of coming together, as did streaming watch parties.

 

Popular Culture Review - Submissions for General Issues

updated: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:16pm
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.

Please see our submission guidelines and instructions at https://www.unlv.edu/english/popular-culture-review and our latest issue at https://popularculturereview.wordpress.com/

Popular Culture Review - CFP for General Issue

updated: 
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 3:53pm
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

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.

 

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

updated: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:47am
Ulster University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 12, 2021

15th-16th January 2022, Ulster University, Online

'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)

Call for Presentations: The Fifth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:27pm
StokerCon/Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Presentations: 

The Fifth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31, 2021

The Fifth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2022

Game Studies Area: 2022 PCA/ACA National Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:27pm
PCA/ACA Game Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

Game Studies Area: 2022 PCA/ACA National Conference.

The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held April 13-16, 2022 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel

in Seattle, WA.

The database for proposal submissions is now open.

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I. Topics of Interest

Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

updated: 
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 4:05pm
Drs. Sara K. Howe & Kristina Wright/Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 10/16/2021

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.

Reminder: Scoring Peak TV: Music and Sound in Television’s New ‘Golden Age’

updated: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2:45am
Steve (Janet K.) Halfyard/ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Reminder: Call for papers - deadline November 1st

Scoring Peak TV: Music and Sound in Television’s New ‘Golden Age’

 

We invite abstracts proposing contributions to a project led by Dr Steve Halfyard (RCS) and Prof. Nicholas Reyland (RNCM). The project will involve two phases of work: a conference/workshop (to be held in 2022, location and medium tbc.) and an essay collection co-edited by Halfyard and Reyland (to be submitted end 2023).

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