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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.
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.
The Women in Supernatural: Critical Essays
Under consideration with McFarland & Company
Susan Nylander, Barstow College
Mandy Taylor, California State University, San Bernardino
Call for Abstracts:
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.
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.
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.
Call for articles for the peer-reviewed academic blog of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies (popmec.hypotheses.org ISSN 2660-8839). We accept, process, and publish articles on a rolling basis.
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”.
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 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.
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
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.
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: email@example.com
CFP: FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 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!
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.
CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany
Issue #99 Spring 2022 : DEADLINE EXTENDED
Submissions Due: January 31st 2022
Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff
A call for all readers, common and uncommon:
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.
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.
Call for Abstracts:
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
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, 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.
Call for Papers
Television and Empathy
What is television’s capacity to elicit empathy?
Reminder: A Critical Companion to Wes Craven
deadline for submissions:
December 20, 2021
full name / name of organization:
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
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
This conference panel for the Area for Esotericism, Occultism.
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."
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
Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2021