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Utopia on the Tabletop

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Jo Lindsay Walton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 2, 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 Presentations: The Fourth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Nicholas Diak & Michele Brittany / Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Call for Presentations: The Fourth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020

Conference Dates: Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Sunday, May 23, 20201

Conference Hotel: The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Conference Website: http://stokercon2021.com

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference co-chairs invite all interested scholars, academics, and non-fiction writers to submit presentation abstracts related to horror studies for consideration to be presented at the fourth annual StokerCon which will be held May 20 - 23, 2021 in Denver, CO.

Evil in/and Stephen King: Essay Volume

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12:22am
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

The concept of evil received much attention throughout the 20th century. Despite the industrial scale atrocities committed in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Maoist China, alongside the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Rwanda, as well as the explosion of serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Andrei Chikatilo in the latter part of the 20th century, the first two decades of the 21st century have been largely unconcerned with rigorous discussion of such evil.

Multimodal Comics: The Evolution of Comics Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:38pm
Studies in Comics
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Multimodal Comics: The Evolution of Comics Studies

Edited Essay Collection

(Madeline B. Gangnes, Chris Murray, and Julia Round, eds. Intellect Books, 2021)

 

Multimodality is of increasing relevance to human daily life. Comics are a unique and informative site in which to study this concept, as they rely on complex interactions between word and image (Cohn et al, 2017). This collection will bring together leading international research on this theme, developing comics theory and speaking to additional media and disciplines.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom: Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (SWPACA): Proposals Due 11/13/20

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

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

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: 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.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:32pm
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/

 

Research Methodologies in Fan Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:18am
Christina Schuster/ University of Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dear all,I would like to share the CFP for the first international #YouthMediaLife Conference in 2021, at the University of Vienna (Austria), which will be offering an integrate

Kzoo 2021: Medievalist as Auctor (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
Erin K. Wagner
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Whether we consider the high fantasy of Lewis and Tolkien or the contemporary rise in historical fiction set during the Middle Ages, it must be acknowledged that medievalists (and scholars more generally) have long been linked with creative writing. In an era of academia where the traditional university job is far from assured and where representations of the Middle Ages are co-opted by white nationalists, we must acknowledge the wider benefits and contributions of the humanities, while promoting a diverse picture of the Middle Ages. It is more important than ever that the scholastic community embrace its creative side.

Flow Journal CFP: "TikTok as a Cultural Forum"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:10pm
Flow Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS
Flow Volume 27 Special Issue

“TikTok as a Cultural Forum”

Popular Culture Review - General Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:25pm
Dr. Amy M. Green University of Nevada, Las Vegas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

General Call for Papers

Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, wellargued, and well-researched articles on a variety of topics
related to popular culture. While film, television, literature, and video games are common popular culture subjects, we
wish to broaden the journal’s exploration of popular culture as well. Examples might include regional popular cultures,
popular culture and food, popular culture in previous decades or eras, popular culture and social media, popular
culture and music, and the like.

Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.

Critical Approaches to Horror in Doctor Who - Chapters Sought

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:14am
Robert F. Kilker / Kutztown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

Although Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman wanted his show to be educational and avoid so-called “bug-eyed monsters,” the popularity of the Daleks in the second serial ensured that it would be better known for scaring kids into hiding behind the sofa.  Adaptable as the science-fiction program is to fit a variety of other genres (e.g. the Western, screwball comedy, romance, period drama), horror dominates its cultural memory and ongoing practice.  While there have been some critical essays over the years examining this aspect of the show, no book has been devoted to a more sustained examination of the generic work of horror in Doctor Who.  This edited collection will remedy that absence.

 

International Journal of James Bond Studies 4(1)

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:10pm
International Journal of James Bond Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Volume 4.

Loading Journal Special Issue on Kingdom Hearts

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:01pm
Dean Bowman, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Dear All,

My Colleagues and I at the University of East Anglia are putting together a special edition of Loading… journal on the Kingdom Hearts franchise as a transmedia phenomenon. The issue is based on an expansion of papers we gave at a panel at the DiGRA conference at Ritsumeikan university in Kyoto last year. But we are looking for additional articles to complement those we already have in order to attempt to address as wide a group of topics as possible through the lens of this important franchise. Our ambition is that this could become an important repository of research and theorising on this game series and the topic of transmedia production and fandom.

I’ll paste the CFP below but the link is here also:

III International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:27pm
FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX (http://www.festivalcinefantaelx.com/en/), and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.

Its mission is to transmit research studies in all the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, plastic arts, etc.

Spring 2021 CFS

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:51pm
Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Third Stone Journal is accepting submissions of art, music, creative writing, short films, scholarship, digital content, and more on Afrofuturism, African-futurism, and the Black fantastic as explored both inside and outside of the borders of the United States. The call is for the Spring 2021 publication. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2020. For inquiries, please contact the editorial staff of Third Stone Journal at 3rdstonejournal@gmail.com. Note that all work should be submitted via the submission portal at https://scholarworks.rit.edu/thirdstone/.

Punk Scholars Network: Global Punk

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:50pm
Punk Scholars Network 7th Annual Conference & Postgraduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Punk Scholars Network Annual Conference – Call for Papers

Theme: Global Punk

Date: 12th – 19th December

A virtual, online, global conference spanning eight days is being brought together by the Punk Scholars Network – be a part of it.

CFP for Comparative Cinema: Biopic vs biopic: Cinematographic life as a place for comparison

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:09pm
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Over the last ten years, the biopic has been carried out by many relevant filmmakers —within and beyond the mainstream— and it has become a key genre in contemporary cinema. This fact is attested by titles like 'Carlos' (Olivier Assayas, 2010), 'J.

Celebrity Studies Special Edition, “CHILDREN AND CELEBRITIES.” Deadline: August 7, 2020.

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:06pm
Diana Sandars / University of Melbourne, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 7, 2020

CFP: Celebrity Studies Special Edition, “CHILDREN AND CELEBRITIES.” Deadline: August 7, 2020.

The entertainment industries create the most widely circulated popular images of children and childhood, and yet the role of children in celebrity studies warrants further study. As John Mercer and Jane O’Connor (2017) point out, the intersection between Childhood Studies and Celebrity Studies has been gaining traction in recent years, highlighting a tension between the dominant discourses of innocence surrounding children, and the highly competitive commercial imperatives of celebrity culture.

Updated: Call for Abstracts: Critically Reading "The Vampire Diaries"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 3:06am
Book Publication
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.

CFP: Fan Studies Network - North America Virtual Conference (October 13-17)

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:27am
Fan Studies Network - North America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

 Call for Papers

 

 

Fan Studies Network North America Virtual Conference 2020

 

 

October 13-17, 2020

 

 

For this year, we have decided to host the virtual-only Fan Studies Network North America over five days in October to encourage participation and access, and to limit Zoom mental overload. The conference will combine synchronous and asynchronous conversations. Rather than traditional papers, we will have virtual workshops, salons, and posters.

Opening the Vault: Media Industry Studies and its Archives

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:06am
Spectator / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 27, 2020

Deadline for Submission: November 27, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous scholars have been unable to physically access archival records, locked away for an indefinite period of time. In the present, various media industries—studios, streaming services, talent agencies, and more —have continued to announce deals, make public statements, and present a digital front that veils the story underneath. With continued conglomeration and corporate security practices winnowing access to materials, even smaller stakes questions—even the amount of eyes on any particular work on digital platforms—are becoming increasingly impossible to uncover without records.

Roll for Initiative: Writing Dungeons & Dragons

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:05am
Suzanne Richardson and Daniel Shank Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Roll for Initiative: Writing Dungeons & Dragons

            We seek submissions in the genres of the essay (creative nonfiction or critical/theoretical), poetry, and the interview for an anthology that will take a literary perspective to examine all aspects of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).

Periodicals and Silent Cinema (Special Edition of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:03am
Jonathan Cranfield / Liverpool John Moores University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 24, 2020

Submissions are solicited for a special edition of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies on the relationship between periodicals and silent cinema. Work is encouraged which treats the topic in its global, as well as Anglophone, context. 

The rise of silent cinema in the early twentieth century changed the business of writing and publishing forever. Editors, journalists, essayists and authors found themselves catering for readers whose cultural expectations had been transformed by their interactions with cinema. Debates raged over which periodical form would first be rendered obsolete: the daily newspaper? The illustrated magazine? The serialised novel? The weekly comic? The compendium of short fiction?

NeMLA 2021: Gaming Across Borders: Cross-cultural Analysis of Video Game Play and Narrative

updated: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 5:59pm
Theodore "Ted" Harrison/ Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the panel Gaming Across Borders: Cross-cultural Analysis of Video Game Play and Narrative, to be held at the 52nd Annual Northeast MLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 11-14, 2021. Please contact Ted Harrison with any questions at tdh70@georgetown.edu.

 

Nonfiction Media - Velvet Light Trap Issue #88

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:30am
The Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #88: "Nonfiction Media: Rethinking Documentary and Nonfiction in 2020"

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