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REMINDER: book chapters for collection on Chen Qing Ling (The Untamed)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 12:54pm
Cathy Yue Wang/Shanghai Normal University and Maria Alberto/University of Utah
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

REMINDER: We are seeking book chapters for an edited scholarly collection on the Chinese web drama Chen Qing Ling (The Untamed)!

We are soliciting book chapters for an edited scholarly collection on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed, its contexts, and its audiences. This will be a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary collection that considers the show's popularity, influences, and effects from a variety of cultural and critical viewpoints.

Utopia on the Tabletop

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 7:32pm
Jo Lindsay Walton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Utopia on the Tabletop: CfS

“Quite the contrary, Skepticus. I believe that Utopia is intelligible, and I believe that game playing is what makes Utopia intelligible.”

— Bernard Suits, The Grasshopper: Games, Play, and Utopia


We invite abstracts of 200-500 words on the theme of utopia and tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs). Please also include either a 50-300 word bio, or a CV, or a link to your website. Send abstracts to j.c.walton@sussex.ac.uk by 1 February 2021 with “Submission” in the subject line. Chapters of 5,000-8,000 words will be due 1 September 2021.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS for an edited collection on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Francis M. Agnoli
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-08) and its sequel The Legend of Korra (2012-14) are among the most acclaimed and influential animated television series of the twenty-first century. Yet, there has been little scholarly writing about them. To remedy this gap, I am looking for contributors for an edited volume of essays on this franchise.

The book will be designed for a general undergraduate readership, covering a range of topics in relation to the Avatar franchise. These include (but are not limited to):

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
Carleton English Graduate Student Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

Department of English Graduate Virtual Conference

Carleton University

8-9 May 2021

 

“Take joy in your digressions. Because that is where the unexpected arises.”

-        Brian Massumi

 

[EXTENSION] SWPACA 2021 (Virtual): Television

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:33pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual!  Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. The conference will take place the week of Feburary 22, 2021. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ 

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 12:28pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

Global Horror Production in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:47am
Eddie Falvey and Alice Haylett Bryan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Global Horror Production in the Twenty-First Century

co-edited by Eddie Falvey and Alice Haylett Bryan

 

CFP - Returning to the Page: Visualising Design and Desire in Fan Magazines

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:17am
NORMMA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

Returning to the Page: Visualising Design and Desire in Fan Magazines 8-13 February 2021 Keynote: Sally Stein, Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine This conference is designed as a sequel to our 2015 event Turning the Page: Digitization, movie magazines and historical audience studies. That conference focused on the development of the study of historical fan magazines in recent decades, with a particular emphasis on the impact of increased digitization (by the Media History Digital Library, among others) on this development.

Fresh from the Fight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:26am
Master of Children's Literature Program, iSchool, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Fresh from the Fight:
Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

New Deadline for Submission: February 28th, 2021

A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture
University of British Columbia | Unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)
Vancouver, Canada | New Conference Dates: Friday July 2nd – Sunday July 4th, 2021

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2021 International Southeast Asian Media Studies Virtual Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:20am
Southeast Asian Media Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 7, 2020

THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES (ISEAMS) VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

THEME: Southeast Asian Media Studies: Histories, States, Theories, and Futures

February 25-27, 2021 (via Zoom)

Presented by the SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES ASSOCIATION

In partnership with the following institutions:

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:44pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

2021. No 3: “Any Media… is hilarious”

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:37pm
Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

It is difficult to imagine a society where humor is completely absent. From ancient times to the present day, this phenomenon performs the most important functions: from psychological détente to reflection of the socio-cultural and political atmosphere in which this or that community resides. Since the XVIII century, it has also become an instrument of mass communication and political struggle, and becomes an integral part of the mass media.

CALL FOR PAPERS: "WORLDBUILDING AND THE ASIAN IMAGINATION"

updated: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 7:46pm
Sharmani Patricia Gabriel/Universiti Malaya
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

 CALL FOR PAPERS: "WORLDBUILDING AND THE ASIAN IMAGINATION"

SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English

vol. 58, no. 1, 2021

Critical Essays about Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:20pm
Paul Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Overview: In 2010, Cartoon Network debuted a new animated series called Adventure Time, and within just a few short years, the show had become both a pop culture phenomenon and a critical darling; perhaps this reception is best exemplified by the words of the George Foster Peabody Awards Board of Jurors, which praised the show for “subtly teach[ing] lessons about growing up, accepting responsibility, and becoming who you’re meant to be.” But despite this admiration, not many works of scholarship have looked at the show through a critical lens.

Grateful Dead Studies Association: PCA Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:07pm
Grateful Dead Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: GRATEFUL DEAD DIVISION

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Boston Marriot Copley Place

June 2-5, 2021

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 

DEADLINE:  November 16, 2020

The Grateful Dead area invites scholars from all disciplines to join us for our first meeting in Boston 2021!

Academics, professionals, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals for papers, sessions, discussion panels, and special sessions on any aspect of the Grateful Dead and their associated contexts.

BTS: A Global Interdisciplinary Conference II

updated: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:14pm
California State University Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

BTS:  A Global Interdisciplinary Conference II

May 1-2, 2021.  California State University Northridge

https://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/bts

 

In January 2020, a groundbreaking inclusive inter and multi-disciplinary conference was held at Kingston College in London UK, examining the success and popularity of the Kpop group BTS from a variety of perspectives.  

The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
James Fenwick / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 22, 2021

The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions

Chapter proposals are invited for a proposed edited companion on the seminal television series The X-Files (1993-2018, Fox), its movies, spin offs (The Lone Gunmen, Millennium), and surrounding paratextual material (books, comics, fan fiction etc).

Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:30pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse

Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:06am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Call for book chapters: edited collection on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:15am
Cathy Yue Wang/Shanghai Normal University and Maria Alberto/University of Utah
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed

Thanks to an increasing range of streaming platforms, a greater general familiarity with adaptation-driven and transmedial storytelling, and faster rates of communication among invested viewers—among other factors! —audiences today have access to an increasingly transcultural range of popular culture content. The 2019 Chinese web series Chen Qing Ling (English translation: The Untamed) is one such example. While the show is not the first of its various genres or circumstances, it has generated and sustained a wide appeal that is worth exploring.

 

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:27pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "The Quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:05pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse

Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels

READY READER ONE: THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT, WITH, AND AROUND VIDEOGAMES

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:05pm
READY READER ONE: THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT, WITH, AND AROUND VIDEOGAMES
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

READY READER ONE: THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT, WITH, AND AROUND VIDEOGAMES

 

Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames? What can we learn from novels that describe the struggles of young people trapped in virtual reality, from fan fiction that explores the private life of a popular Nintendo character, or from a poem that compares Pac-Man to Saint Augustine?

 

Quite a lot, actually.

 

Zombie and Pandemic Culture at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 12:38pm
Brandon Kempner / Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Zombie and Pandemic Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

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