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NEW DEADLINE: Graduate Conference Call for papers: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming” 

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 11:46am
San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Call for papers: XXIV Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 

School of Cinema, San Francisco State University 

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15th, 2022

 

“Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming”  

 

Keynote Speaker: Juan Llamas-Rodriguez (Assistant Professor, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania) 

  

REMINDER! "Fandoms and Platforms" special issue, Transformative Works and Cultures

updated: 
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 3:31pm
guest editors
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Fandom today is often entangled with digital platforms, which offer spaces and features that make some aspects of fan culture more widely accessible amid increasingly globalized communities and models of consumption. Fans are perceived to be early adopters of new technologies, particularly those that provide space for gathering and community building. Likewise, many types of fan works, fan labor, and fandom participation depend on certain platforms for hosting, sharing, distributing, and discussing such content. However, fans also have complicated relationships with platforms, whether because their needs and uses are in conflict with other stakeholders or because platforms can generate and challenge notions of access, accountability, and community.

Sneaker Studies: Call for Papers

updated: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 12:47pm
TechPack
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Sneaker Studies: A Call for Papers

Sneakers have constituted one of the most significant cultural phenomena in recent history, and yet they have not garnered sustained attention by scholars of humanities and cultural studies. This project, an online sneaker archive will consider how specific shoes have become icons of their historical eras. This is a second call for papers this time with a more focused question.  We are interested in studies of specific athletes as pitchmen and their changing relationship with signature shoes or shoe lines. 

JASNA AGM 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:50pm
Jane Austen Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The JASNA Denver/Boulder Region invites submission of proposals for the breakout sessions at the 2023 AGM which will be held in Denver, Colorado, on October 27-29, 2023. The theme is “Pride and Prejudice: A Rocky Romance.” Keeping this in mind, presenters could examine the “rocky” relationships and situations existing in Pride and Prejudice through fresh eyes and unique perspectives.

POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:34pm
WinC Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 20, 2022

For more information, visit TINYURL.COM/WINCMAG

 

December 2022 Issue Submissions Call! 

Theme: Love. There are so many things that revolve around that word. It is the number one muse for so many creative people and it means different things to everyone. What does love mean to you? Who or what do you love? How does the word or sentiment make you feel?

We want to know what Autumn looks like through your eyes -- whether in the past, present or future, fiction or non-fiction and across genres (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Slice of Life, etc.).  We are accepting the following storytelling formats:

Graduate Conference Call for papers: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming” 

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:29pm
San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

REPOSTING, deadline OCTOBER 30, 2022


 Call for papers: 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 School of Cinema, San Francisco State University: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming”  deadline for submissions: October 30, 2022 full name / name of organization: San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students contact email: sfsuconference@gmail.com 

Call for papers: XXIV Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 

School of Cinema, San Francisco State University 

Deadline Submission: October 30th, 2022

Reminder: New Perspectives on the Metal Gear Solid Series

updated: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 4:45pm
Steven Kielich and Chris Hall
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Call for Chapter Proposals: New Perspectives on the Metal Gear Solid Series (edited collection)

 

Editors: Steven Kielich (University at Buffalo) and Chris Hall (University of the Ozarks)

 

In 2015, Hideo Kojima and his company Kojima Productions split from Konami after the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima’s departure from Konami marked an unfortunate, but understandable, end to the Metal Gear Solid series. Now, in this “post-Phantom Pain” era, it has become both possible and essential to make a retrospective study of the critically, commercially, and culturally resonant series that was Metal Gear Solid.

BL: Queer Vernaculars in World Literature (ACLA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:52pm
Alvin K. Wong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This seminar proposes a collaborative theorization of Boys Love (BL), a transnational Asian media phenomenon conventionally associated with adolescent heterosexual female fan subcultures who create, consume, and circulate content depicting male-male romance and sexuality. We invite papers that theorize BL as vernacular forms of world literature with a reach beyond their targeted demographics to unsettle norms of gender and sexuality across national, linguistic, and cultural borders.

Inclusive Fantasy

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:37pm
Camille D. G. Mustachio, McFarland and Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 9, 2022

The vast worlds of fantasy fiction often mirror our own. Through this mirror, readers may reflect on their values when they see real-world problems staged in speculative spaces. As a result, fantasy has the power to open the boundaries of pedagogy for today’s students, especially when learning through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) lens. This ground-breaking, edited essay collection published by McFarland and Company will take two crucial paths: one that celebrates critical analyses educators and scholars can use to empower students and readers, and another that inspires fans and gamers to be more civically engaged with the texts they consume and communities they inhabit.

 

“Pulp Fiction” conference

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:19pm
Bar Ilan University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2023

Invitation for papers for the “Pulp Fiction” conference

To be held on 31 May‒1 June 2023, the conference treats the relationship between society and culture with a focus on popular/commercial literature—romantic novels, romantic detective fiction, young adult literature, children’s literature, science fiction, fantasy, spy novels, light erotica, historical novels, noir fiction, comics, digital poetry, fan fiction, chick lit, etc. For academic faculty and graduate/post-graduate students interested in literature, books, and popular literature in higher-learning institutions, libraries, educational systems, etc. We invite proposals for lectures or panel sessions.

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Special Issue of Dickens Quarterly: "Dickens and His Publics"

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 10:56pm
Dickens Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Dickens Quarterly

“Dickens and His Publics”

 

This Special Issue of Dickens Quarterly, projected for March 2024, opens the pages of the journal to all of Dickens’s publics—that is, to the many different kinds of readers and writers who engage meaningfully with Charles Dickens.

Science Fantasy: Critical Explorations in Literature, Cinema and Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 2:55pm
Editors: Cenk Tan, Elçin Parçaoğlu
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - CHAPTER SUBMISSION COMPLETED

Please find the call for chapters for our forthcoming book: Science Fantasy: Critical Explorations in literature, cinema and popular culture that is to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.

Popular Culture Review - Submissions for General Issues

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 11:13am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

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 our new website: https://www.popularculturereview.org/submissions.html

Updated:Cut the Schmaltzy Music: Representations of Disability in Reality Competition Shows

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 8:20am
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

This session seeks papers that look at how disability is depicted in reality competition series. Participants are encouraged to consider the edit that the contestant(s) received and whether accommodations were provided during the competition. How are contestants asked to represent, and educate audiences of, a diverse community that includes those with invisible and/or silent disabilities?

The conference is being held by the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 23-26, 2023, 2022 in Niagra Falls, NY.

Journal for Fantasy Research Special Issue: Fantasy Across Media

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:44pm
Mapping the Impossible: Journal for Fantasy Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022

Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed research into fantasy and the fantastic. We welcome submissions from undergraduate and postgraduate students (and from those who have graduated within the last year) from any higher education institution. We publish articles on any aspect of fantasy and the fantastic and any work within this transmedial genre.

We are currently open to submissions for our special issue entitled ‘Fantasy Across Media’, matching the theme of GIFCon 2022.

Anne Lister Society (Spring conference in the UK)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:01pm
The Anne Lister Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Following on our inaugural meeting in April 2022, we are thrilled to announce that the Anne Lister Society will reconvenefor its second conference, 31 Mar -- 1 Apr 2023, in Halifax, U.K.

Launched in the summer of 2020, the Society aims to foster knowledge of Lister’s extraordinary life and writings and to interpret her legacy. It seeks to nourish conversation among scholars and to build conversations between scholars and Lister’s wider readership and expanding network of invested enthusiasts. By encouraging research and greater understanding of her way of inhabiting the world, the Society aims to establish and sustain Anne Lister’s place — both in the cultural tradition and for the future.

GIFCon 2023: Boundaries and Margins in Fantasy

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:51pm
Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2023

Boundaries and Margins in Fantasy 

10th - 12th May 2023

University of Glasgow Online Conference

The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic is pleased to announce a call for papers for Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations (GIFCon) 2023 with the theme of 'Boundaries and Margins'. 

Literature and Culture: Diverse Contemporary Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 3:10am
Post-Graduate Department of English, DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2022

Since the cultural turn of the 1970s that placed culture at the centre of scholarly debates, the field of cultural studies has expanded to explore the presence of meaning, affect, society, and thought in academia. Etymologically drawing upon the Latin “colere”, culture implies growth and cultivation, also accumulation and acquisition. Raymond Williams defined it pluralistically, calling culture a way of life at once material, intellectual and spiritual.

CFP: Fan Culture & Theory at PCA San Antonio, 2023

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:22am
Cait Coker / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Fan Culture & Theory Area of the PCA offers a venue for fan scholars from across the globe to share their research and exchange ideas on this growing field. Papers on all of the many aspects of the topic are invited. The following list of past and possible topics is extensive but not exhaustive:

Vampire Studies (PCA/ACA National Conference) April 5-8, 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:28pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS:

PCA CONFERENCE 5-8 APRIL 2023 IN SAN ANTONIO, TX

The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture.

Sandman: The TV Series

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:21pm
Tara Prescott-Johnson, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

After decades of failed attempts at interpreting the comic that many fans believed couldn’t be adapted, the Netflix series Sandman is now enjoying richly deserved critical and commercial success. The explosive popularity of the series follows on the heels of other recent television adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s work, most notably Good Omens (2019 Amazon) and American Gods (2017-2021 Starz). It is also fueling ongoing discussions about representation, social justice, and art's role in responding to and reflecting upon historical and cultural movements. This edited book collection seeks essays that delve into these issues and more.

(NeMLA 2023 Panel Call for Papers): If It Looks Like Horror: Mechanics of Fear

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 2:35pm
Stacey Anh Baran / Jeremy Freeman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 (2004), the hospital scene has been paid special attention for seeming “more at home in a horror movie than a superhero sequel,” according to Bloody Disgusting’s Meagan Navarro: it depicts Dr. Octopus’ mechanical tentacles as they slaughter the surgeons who are about to remove them from his body. The scene is rife with the imagery of gaping screams, fingernails clawing into the floor, and limbs going limp, evoking an atmosphere of terror which even Dr. Octopus recognizes once he awakens to the carnage before him.

Critical Conversations in Horror Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 6:28pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS IN HORROR STUDIES 

Series editor: Dawn Keetley

 

Lehigh University Press's book series Critical Conversations in Horror Studies, edited by Dawn Keetley, Professor of English and Film at Lehigh University, is seeking manuscripts in all areas of horror studies, broadly defined.

YA that Doesn't Need to Come of Age

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 10:41am
Panel at NeMLA 2023, March 23-26 in Niagra Falls, NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Deadline coming up! This panel seeks to explore young adult novels that depart from the coming of age story for teen protagonists, and the progressive ways that they can position their main characters as already actors with agency in the world. For instance, in recent young adult novels by Darcie Little Badger Elatsoe and A Snake Falls to Earth, the protagonists are already respected by their parents and they’re asexual. They don’t need to rebel against their authority figures or have sexual awakenings. In the tradition of Nancy Drew novels, in The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson, the protagonist is already known as a teen sleuth and has an established boyfriend.

Poetry and Platform Cultures (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 10:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This NeMLA panel convenes literary critics, media scholars, and poets themselves to ask how social media platforms are transforming the reading and writing of contemporary poetry. Panelists may consider to what extent the participatory dynamics of Web 2.0 now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves. We may ask how poetry’s relationships to activist praxis and to social movements like Black Lives Matter in the U.S., for example, have been mediated by social media.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:31pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Stardom and Fandom

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 15, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022

 

Political Economy of Contemporary African Popular Culture: Selected Case Studies.

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:23pm
Kealeboga Aiseng
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 3, 2022

Call for Chapters

Political Economy of Contemporary African Popular Culture: Selected Case Studies.

Editors:

Dr Kealeboga Aiseng (Rhodes University, School of Journalism and Media Studies) K.aiseng@ru.ac.za )

Dr Israel Fadipe (North West University, Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) IsraelFadipe77@gmail.com )

Professor Phillip Mpofu (North West University, Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) Phillip.mpofu@gmail.com )

 

Punk Scholars Network Canada & USA: 2022 Virtual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11:21pm
Punk Scholars Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

English

Punk Scholars Network Canada and Punk Scholars Network USA 

2022 Virtual Conference

Friday, November 18, 2022 via Zoom (Times TBA)

Our annual conference of the Punk Scholars Network Canada and United States will be held on November 18, 2022 via Zoom. The theme this year is Punk & Resilience, and we welcome proposals from punk scholars both in North America and internationally.

CFP: Film Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:28am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Film Studies

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 15, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022

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