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Tomb Raider at 30: The Legacy of Lara Croft (Emerald Publishers)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
Natalie Le Clue
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

In the world of Tomb Raider adventure awaits around every corner, waiting for the extraordinary to be uncovered. This has been the story of Lara Croft for nearly 30 years. Recent announcements regarding the upcoming live-action series by Amazon Prime (Maas & Otterson, 2024) and an officially redesigned character hinting at a new game release (Dinsdale, 2024) have thrust Tomb Raider back into the forefront of mainstream public consciousness. Since its inception in 1996, fans of the game series and the iconic Lara Croft have embarked on a journey together, solidifying her status as one of the most iconic game characters ever created.

**Extended Deadline** PAMLA 2024 Panel: Fantasy and the Fantastic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:33pm
Kristin Noone / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2024 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

**Extended DEadline - June 16**

Fantasy and the supernatural, broadly defined, shape many popular narratives and universes—from Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, from World of Warcraft to The Witcher, from classical and medieval tales of monsters and dragons to the worlds of N.K. Jemisin, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, and Ursula K. Le Guin. As a genre, fantasy engages with questions of rhetoric, identity, and power in multiple ways, across media, subgenres, and cultural traditions; the enchantment of fantastic and supernatural narratives casts a persistent and global spell.

A Nightmare on Elm Street @ 40

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
University of Nottingham/Fear2000
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2024

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…

A Nightmare on Elm Street @ 40
Hosted by The University of Nottingham in association with Fear2000
8-9 November 2024

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr Bruna Foletto Lucas (Kingston University)

Dr Steve Jones (Northumbria University)

 

Special Guests

Mark Swift and Damian Shannon (screenwriters of Freddy vs Jason)

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sports Area - NEPCA Hybrid Fall Conference 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 11:49am
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Sports Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held online October 3 – 5, 2024, and in person at Nichols College, MA. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom. In-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning with broadcast via Zoom.

Book Chapters: Class Conflict in 21st Century Science Fiction Film

updated: 
Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 8:30am
Cenk Tan & Mikail Boz
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Call for Book Chapters: Class Conflict in 21st Century Science Fiction Film

UPDATED!

Under Strong Interest by McFarland’s Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy series

Editors’ Introduction

SECOND CALL: Essays on Race and Racism in The Vampire Diaries Franchise, under contract with McFarland Press

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 2:52pm
Deanna P. Koretsky, Spelman College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2024

Essays are invited for an edited volume exploring the role that race and racism play in the narrative worlds of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies, as well as the real world that consumes them. This volume explores how race intersects with other identity categories (gender, sexuality, disability, class, etc.) in the television and book series; how it structures power and agency in the storyworlds and behind the scenes; how it permeates the fan cultures associated with the franchise; and how ongoing fascination with the franchise reflects the tumultuous years of the Obama and Trump presidencies, the coronavirus pandemic, the racial uprisings of 2020, and beyond.

Gothic in Asian Animation and Sequential Art, a special issue of 'Gothic Studies'

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 6:11am
Joseph Crawford, University of Exeter
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Article proposals are invited for a special journal issue of Gothic Studies (expected publication date November 2026) on “Gothic in Asian Animation and Sequential Art” edited by Katarzyna Ancuta (Chulalongkorn University) and Joseph Crawford (University of Exeter).

 

Call for Chapters for Toyetic Television: A Companion

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:13pm
Sophia Staite
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

From G. I. Joe workout routines and Sailor Moon wedding gowns to Bratz doll make-unders and Ferby modding, toyetic, merchandise-driven television from past decades has proved remarkably resilient. Toyetic television clearly holds a far greater and more enduring cultural significance than definitions such as “glorified half-hour commercials” (Hilton-Morrow & McMahan 2003, p. 78) might suggest. It is meaningful to individual viewers, it becomes “social lubricants facilitating communication between one child and another” (Steinberg 2012, p. 90), and it can connect generations through shared viewing and playing pleasures.

Reading Taylor Swiftly

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:04pm
Post-45 Contemporaries
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

“Reading Taylor Swiftly”CFP for Post-45 Contemporaries

Co-editors:

Stephanie Burt, Donald and Catherine Loker Professor of English, Harvard University

Gabriel Hankins, Associate Professor of English, Clemson University

 

Request for Papers: Science & Technology - 2024 NEPCA Hybrid Conference

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 1:50pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its 2024 annual conference this Fall as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom, and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College, Dudley, Massachusetts.

Anne for Everyone: Green Gables, Children of Color, and Global Childhoods

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 1:50pm
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Sarah Park Dahlen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2024

 

Call For Papers

ANNE FOR EVERYONE: 

GREEN GABLES, CHILDREN OF COLOR, and GLOBAL CHILDHOODS

Edited by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Sarah Park Dahlen
Under contract with the University Press of Mississippi

 

CFP Medieval Comics Team-Up: The Values of Comics for Medieval Studies (6/1/2024; Medieval Academy of America - Cambridge, MA 3/20-22/2025)

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 1:47pm
Michael A. Torregrossa, Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Medieval Comics Team-Up: The Values of Comics for Medieval Studies

Session proposed for The Medieval Academy at 100: The 2025 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America (Harvard University, Cambridge MA, from 20-22 March 2025)

Sponsored by Medieval Comics Project, an outreach effort of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa

Paper Proposals due 1 June 2024

 

SFSU 26th Cinema Conference CFP: The Liminal Age - Changing Cultures, Genres, and Relationships in the Digital Landscape

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:36pm
The CINE Colloquium at SFSU
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2024

Dear Scholars and Creatives,

We are excited to announce the call for papers for The Liminal Age; the 26th Annual Graduate Conference hosted by San Francisco State University’s CINE Colloquium. Submit your work and join us on October 25th & 26th for a multidisciplinary exploration of the unique cultures, genres, and relationships fostered by the ever-shifting terrain of the online world. See the information below for a description of this year’s theme and instructions to submit your proposal.

 

MAPACA 2024 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:32pm
Mid Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

2024 Annual Conference

November 7-9, 2024

Atlantic City, NJ

Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City

Call for Proposals

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Dinosaurs in Film, Literature, and the Arts

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:12pm
Rachel Carazo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 25, 2024

This collection seeks essays on dinosaurs in film, literature, and the arts. The Jurassic Park franchise solidified the presence of dinosaurs in the pop cultural imagination, but there have been other media and dinosaur portrayals that have captured the public's imagination. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

-Studies of specific films

-Studies of specific novels

-Studies of special effects renderings of dinosaurs

-Artwork with dinosaurs

Chapters will be due in April 2025. Chapters should be approximately 5,000 to 7,000 words, with Chicago-style endnotes and a bibliography page.

Russell Crowe: His Films and Pop Cultural Impact

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 11:17pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 25, 2024

Russell Crowe’s talents were globally recognized in the early 2000s after he appeared in a slate of well-received films – L.A. Confidential, Gladiator, and A Beautiful Mind, among others – that earned him critical acclaim. Nevertheless, in the years following these productions, he has continued to be a part of numerous projects with international and creative appeal. Alongside his films are his associations with Roman soccer teams – established in Spera’s (2023) chapter in my recent volume on Gladiator (https://vernonpress.com/book/1213) – his social media presence, and his musical performances.

Austen at 250: Austen's Life, Novels, Juvenalia & Surviving Letters--JASNA AGM 2025 (Baltimore)

updated: 
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 7:34am
Jane Austen Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2024

2025 will be a milestone year celebrating the 250th anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth. Through this Call for Papers, the JASNA Maryland Region invites submission of proposals for breakout sessions at the 2025 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) and applications for the New Voices Breakout Speaker Grant.

The AGM theme: Austen at 250: Austen's Life, Novels, Juvenelia, & Surviving Letters

Date: Oct. 10-12, 2025

Location: Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore MD

The Beatles and Their Generations

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:44pm
Thomas Pace and Terry Hamblin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

Call for Chapters

Literature/Film Association 2024: Recognition and Empathy

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

LFA 2024: RECOGNITION AND EMPATHY

LITERATURE / FILM ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 

YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA, YORK, PA

SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2024 

 

Film screening and Conversation: Dina Amer, director of You Resemble Me (2021)

 

Keynote: Elsie Walker, Salisbury University, author of Life 24x A Second: Cinema, Selfhood, and Society (Oxford UP, 2023)

 

CFP: NEPCA Annual Conference Disney Studies Area

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 12:17pm
Priscilla Hobbs, Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2024

Contact e-mail: p.hobbs-penn@snhu.edu

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Disney Studies Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held online October 3 – 5, 2024, and in person at Nichols College, MA. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom. In-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning with broadcast via Zoom.

The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies [Final Call]

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:33pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 24, 2024

In answer to the evolutionary portrayals of superheroes in our cultures, histories, and narratives, the editors welcome chapter proposals for selection and inclusion into The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies, for which a contract has already been signed.

The volume will be a part of the prestigious Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions series: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Media-and-Cultural-Studies-Companions/book-series/RMCSC.

Call for Papers: ‘Consensual Play’

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:39pm
Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Call for Papers: Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds

Special Issue: ‘Consensual Play’

Deadline: 30 April 2024 for long articles; 15 May 2024 for short articles

Wordcount: 5,000–8,000 words for long articles; 3,000–5,000 words for short articles

Contact: Kathleen Morrissey,kmorrissey1@wpi.edu

View the full call here>>

https://www.intellectbooks.com/journal-of-gaming-virtual-worlds#call-for-papers

 

Call for Papers: ‘The circulation of the Italian cinema in the United States between 1945 and 1975: Distribution, reception, impact’

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:39pm
Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Call for Papers: ‘The circulation of the Italian cinema in the United States between 1945 and 1975: Distribution, reception, impact’

Guest-editors:

Federico di Chio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Università degli Studi di Bologna

Marina Nicoli, Bocconi University

2024 Dress and Body Association Conference, 2-3 Nov (Abstracts due: July 1)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:23pm
Dress and Body Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

2024 Dress and Body Association Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
 

The Dress and Body Association invites submissions for the organization’s fifth annual conference, which will be held on November 2-3, 2024. Consistent with our long-term goals for inclusivity and sustainability, all activities will be 100% online, including keynote speaker(s), research presentations, and opportunities for virtual networking. Visit the DBA website—www.dress-body-association.org—to learn more about this organization and consider becoming a member.

“Field of Dreams”: The Popular Culture of Sports

updated: 
Monday, April 15, 2024 - 7:04pm
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

“Field of Dreams”: The Popular Culture of Sports

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is celebrating the games of the XXXIII Olympiad in Paris with a free online conference exploring of the wide world of sports. The conference will be held on Thursday 25th-Friday 26th July 2024.

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