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Book series VILLAINS AND CREATURES

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:39am
Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

TRANSMEDIA VILLAINS AND CREATURES

 

This new series by Lexington Books aims to cover the fascinating subject of villains and threatening creatures through an interdisciplinary perspective represented by fields as different as literary, film, religious, gender and art studies as much as philosophy and sociological and ecocritical approaches. Each volume will focus on a single figure (or group of figures) and examine it in its multiple incarnations, from their origins in myth, folklore and history as well as in a literary text, to their various adaptations in different media, including comics, graphic novels, cinema, TV, exhibitions, the visual arts, merchandise, fandom and tourist attractions.

 

Fan Studies Network North America Conference 2024 (virtual)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:37am
Fan Studies Network North America (FSNNA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 4, 2024

FSNNA24 Call for ParticipationFan Studies Network North America Conference 2024 (virtual)October 17-20, 2024

*taps microphone*

Coming this October!

The greatest fan studies event of this year, or any other.

An academic event of such magnitude, its like will never be seen again.

Four days of research … discussion … and community building!

Hold onto your webcams and get ready for…

FSNNA PRESENTS:
THE MONSTERS OF FAN STUDIES
WORLD TOUR ’24

Submissions for the 2024 FSNNA Conference

Call for proposals: Board Game Academics 2024 conference and journal

updated: 
Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 10:53am
Board Game Academics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2024

UPDATE: The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 4/22/2024.
ATTN: If you submitted a CFP before April 7, due to a technical issue, please resubmit for consideration by 4/22.

Board Game Academics (BGA) is a journal and conference dedicated to the exploration of critical issues within the distinct yet overlapping communities of tabletop board and role-playing games.

We're now accepting proposals for our 2024 conference and 2025 journal through April 15, 2024. See below for details, or visit our website to learn more: https://boardgameacademics.com/submissions/

Jean Seberg: Actress, Activist, Icon

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:26am
Alisia Chase and Richard Ness
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

“Jean Seberg: From Actress to Activist” call for chapters

Editors: Alisia Chase and Richard Ness 

We are seeking chapters of approximately 5000-6000 words for a scholarly anthology on actress Jean Seberg. This collection will expand upon a successful 2020 SCMS conference panel titled, A bout Jean Seberg: Actress, Activist, Icon, as well as the award-winning documentary by Fourth Wall Films on Seberg’s life titled Jean Seberg: Actress, Activist, Icon (2023). 

 

Adaptations Area: Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:24am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference: Adaptations Area

Friday-Sunday, 4-6 October 2024

DePaul University—Loop Campus, Chicago, IL

Address: DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 362-8000

Taylor Swift & Swiftie Studies Area - SWPACA Summer Salon

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 11:48am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

 Call for Papers

  Taylor Swift & Swiftie Studies

 

 Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

  2024 SWPACA Summer Salon

  June 20-22, 2024

  Virtual Conference

 https://www.southwestpca.org

  Submissions open on March 25, 2024

  Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2024

 

Class and Capitalism in Literature, Film, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:53pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Location: Palm Springs, California

Conference date: Thursday, Nov. 7 - Sunday, Nov. 10, 2024 

Coreopsis Autumn 2024 Coreopsis Journal of Myth and Theatre Walking Another Path

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:53pm
Society for Ritual Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Coreopsis Autumn 2024
Coreopsis Journal of Myth and TheatreWalking Another Path

Published September 2024

Dbanline for submissions: July 1, 2024

 Full Call: https://societyforritualarts.com/coreopsis/spring-2024-issue/call-coreop...

To contact the editors and to submit your work to Coreopsis Journal, please write to: 

Extended: Science Fiction at the End of History Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 5:57pm
Dr River Seager / Dr Chris Gerrard
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

“Some people think the future means the end of history. Well, we haven't run out of history quite yet.” 

- Captain Kirk, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

 

This conference is about science fiction media in the 1990s. We are looking for high quality papers that examine science fiction properties and fiction during that decade. There has been interest from a publisher for a potential book.

 

The title for this conference is taken from the concept “End of History” by Francis Fukuyama. Papers do not need to interface with this theory directly.

 

CFP: Online Summer Conference, June 20-22 2024

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:58pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Papers

Stardom & Fandom

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

2024 SWPACA Summer Salon

 

June 20-22, 2024

Virtual Conference

https://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 25, 2024

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2024

Call for Book Chapters on East Asian Pop Culture and Fandom Studies

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Nandini Pradeep J
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

East Asian pop culture has been increasingly in vogue across the globe since the 1990s, and the Hallyu wave of the early 2000s has further propelled the momentum of this movement. With the growth of this incredible cultural enterprise arose the global fandoms, paving way to the birth of novel fan cultures and traditions and, furthermore, to a global tribe of its own. This presence, which is felt internationally, calls for a space of parrhesia, of breaching certain boundaries, of destroying normative assumptions, of suggesting deviancies, of reclaiming spaces, and so on. The BTS revolution exemplifies this changing geo-cultural flux rather well.

Call for Papers: Punk Scholars Network USA and Canada 2nd Annual Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:51pm
Punk Scholars Network USA and Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 13, 2024

Dates: August 6 & 7, 2024

Location: Chicago at DePaul University (Lincoln Park Campus)

Theme: Punk Aesthetics, Community, Culture, and Politics

Following the success of our first in-person conference in August 2023, we are excited to announce our second in-person conference sponsored by PSN Canada and PSN USA.

Anime Expo Symposium - JAMS@AX24

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:48pm
Anime Expo/Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2024

JAMS@AX24

Want to present your work at the one-and-only Anime Expo? The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) and Anime Expo have once-again teamed up to give you the JAMS@AX24 academic symposium, July 4 - July 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This symposium presents an incredible opportunity to connect fans of all ages directly to scholars researching and writing about the medium we all love. 

Call for Papers: Taylor Swift: Poetess - Inaugural Issue of Forthcoming Journal

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:04pm
Tess Ezzy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for the inaugural issue of a forthcoming journal dedicated to exploring the lyrical and poetic dimensions of Taylor Swift's music. This special issue, titled "Taylor Swift: Poetess," aims to delve into the intricate narratives, themes, and stylistic devices that characterize Swift's songwriting, inviting a scholarly examination of her work as a form of contemporary poetry.

Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture – NEPCA Hybrid Fall Conference 2024

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:48pm
Northeast Popular and American Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture 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.

We encourage panel proposals as well as individual submissions.

Papers are generally 15-20 minutes in length. We also encourage works in progress, and informal presentations. 

Neurodiverse Narratives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:26pm
Rachel Milne and Shelby Judge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the below CfP for the edited collection:

 

Neurodiverse Narratives in the 21st Century

Rachel Milne and Shelby Judge (eds.)

American Fiction--Upending Race in Fiction and Film: BOOK

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:24pm
Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Structurally, the book will be divided into themes that correspond to the most relevant aspects of the movie and the flexibility of our contributions. Following a “mixtape” model, this edited collection may present sections on episodes, keywords, geography, and intertextuality. Potential contributors are invited to consider their distinct vantage point on American Fiction  in a granular (episodic) or holistic (style) approach. Our model is supported by other book-length projects on television series highlighting that our interdisciplinary approach is valuable. 

 

Dismantling FX's Atlanta: BOOK

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 2:58pm
Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

The intention of this book is to connect scholars, readers, and fans of FX’s Atlanta from inside and outside of academia. Between 2016 and 2023, Atlanta was a zeitgeist that inspired think pieces and water cooler conversations. As one example of its complexity, Atlanta often features re-imagined but true local news events that were so outrageous that audiences unaware of the original stories assumed they were fiction. We hope our book project bridges the gap between “everybody already knows this” to “why or how do we know this”? Or even more, “why don’t you know this?” There is a cultural knowledge about Atlanta that sings in the FX show – from lemon-pepper-wet wings to the parking madness of Atlantic Station –  that screams IYKYK.

Twentieth Anniversary Slayage Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 1:41pm
Association for the Study of Buffy+ (ASB+)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Slayage: The International Journal of Buffy+ and the Association for the Study of Buffy+ invite proposals for the twentieth anniversary  Slayage Conference—the tenth biennial (SC10). Devoted to creative works and workers of the ‘fuzzy set’ surrounding Buffy the Vampire Slayer, SC10 will be held on the campus of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, on 18-21 July 2024. This twentieth anniversary conference will be organized by Local Arrangements Chair Lewis Call.

NEPCA 2024 - Storytelling and Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Kristi Gatto / NEPCA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The 2024 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its 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

CFP Preternatural in Popular Culture (6/15/2024; NEPCA Online and Dudley, MA 10/3-5/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:44pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Call for Papers: Preternatural in Popular Culture

Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association 

2024 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association 

Nichols College (Dudley, MA) and Zoom, 3-5 October 2024

 

Proposals due by 15 June 2024

 

The Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) invites submissions under the general theme of the Preternatural in Popular Culture.

 

MAPACA 2024 Summer Virtual Symposium Call for Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:07pm
Mid Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) 

Peter Nicholls Essay Prize 2025

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:05pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2025

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation in 2025.

The Seventh Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 11:59am
Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

The Seventh Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2024

Conference Date: Friday, May 31, 2024

Conference Location: San Diego Mission Bay Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, California, USA, 92108 and via Hopin

Conference Website: https://www.stokercon2024.com

 

From the mysterious lights in the windows of the William Heath Davis House to the footsteps in the seemingly empty rooms of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego has long been home to stories of the uncanny. The 2024 StokerCon convention is eager to channel the creative potential of San Diego’s history, culture, and communities. 

“Spoiling This Wonderful Falsehood” - Japanese Video Games and Critiques of Western Worlding (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 11:38am
Austin Anderson, Howard University / DA Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Japan has been historically situated as uniquely isolated from the broader world. Yet, the Meiji era (1868-1912) of Japan was defined by intentional efforts on the part of the Japanese government to respond to the pressures of global capitalism such that Japanese cultural identity was preserved not against but through a process of modernization and industrialization. The restoration of imperial power in explicit reference to the monarchies of Europe, including the dramatic successes of Queen Victoria in England and Emperor William I of Germany, was part of this project.

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