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Gardeners of the Galaxies: How Imaginary Worlds Teach Us to Care for This One

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:03pm
Sørina Higgins
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Gardeners of the Galaxies: How Imaginary Worlds Teach Us to Care for This One will be an academic, peer-reviewed collection of interdisciplinary essays, co-edited by Dr. Brenton Dickieson and Dr. Sørina Higgins. This volume will explore literature, film, the visual arts, and other creative works (especially Cli-Fi, genre fiction, and speculative lit) that imagine, invent, and embody environmental concerns.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 2:35pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .docx). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Closing in 4 days - call for abstracts: Folio: Stories of Australian Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:36am
Folio team
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Reminder:

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

FOLIO: STORIES OF AUSTRALIAN COMICS

How are Australian comics made, read, contested, thought about,
produced – what do Australian comics mean to you? We are a research
team called Folio; we are academics from three universities working
with a broader group of practitioners on an Australian Research
Council project to tell stories of contemporary Australian comics
1980-now. The project entails putting together an interactive history
and archive of the last 40 years of comics in Australia.

Carryin’ the Banner: Critical Essays on the Newsies Film and Broadway Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:16pm
Emily Hamilton-Honey/SUNY Canton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Newsies, both as a film in 1992 and a Broadway show in 2012, has been a sleeper hit for all of its existence. Disney wrote the film off as a failure when it took roughly $15 million to make and only grossed $2.8 million – and yet, the film found a wide, willing, and devoted audience through VHS rentals and Disney Channel showings. The Newsies Broadway show was originally intended to be a licensed adaptation for high schools and colleges - and yet, the built-in audience was so eager for a Broadway adaptation that Disney Theatrical Productions decided to make the gamble.

Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 9:30am
Drs. Sara K. Howe & Kristina Wright/Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

 

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies 

We seek 350-word abstracts for approximately 5,000-word chapters for an edited book collection that explores the impact(s) of multimodal and digital media on the teaching of creative writing.

Rationale:

Popular Culture Review - Submissions for General Issues

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 3:46pm
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

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

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - COVID and Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 3:46pm
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

The global pandemic and long periods of self-quarantine shifted everything from work habits, to school, to media consumption, and more.

 

For example, the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons brought families together and even provided a supportive space for on-line memorial services.

 

Zoom parties became a new way of coming together, as did streaming watch parties.

 

ISSM 2022 The Lost Provinces, or Lost and Found Medievalisms

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:33pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

October 20-22, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC*

Plenary Speakers: Kristen Carella (Assumption University), “Crossing Every Border: Transgender Identity from Merlin to Laura Jane Grace;” and Orville Hicks, renowned Appalachian storyteller

Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:45pm
Multiverse Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Call for Submissions

Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Event Date & Location: October 14-October 16, 2022, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway in Sandy Springs
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2022
Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph, Learn@Multiversecon.org

CONVENTION THEME:

CFP: Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 2022 Annual Conference – Princeton, NJ – Nov. 10-12, 2022

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:41pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

2022 Annual Conference

November 10-12, 2022

Princeton, NJ -- Princeton Marriott at Forrestal 

 

Call for papers:

 

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Princeton, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

 

Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

updated: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 11:31am
Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

Event Date & Location: October 15-17, 2021, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021

Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org

Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Learn@Multiversecon.org

CONVENTION THEME:

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) Third Volume

updated: 
Monday, April 4, 2022 - 10:27am
Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 2, 2022

Volume to be Published in November of 2022

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our third volume.

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.

Ghostbusters – A Companion

updated: 
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 11:44am
Simon Bacon, series editor; Cathleen Allyn Conway, collection editor; Peter Lang, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion

Literary Monsters

updated: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 11:26am
Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Comics and Graphic Narratives Panel, PAMLA 2022 at UCLA

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:18pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

PAMLA's Comics and Graphic Narratives panel seeks papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives for it's annual in-person conference, which will convene at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022. 

All papers dealing with comics and graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year's theme ("Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian") are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

Chicon 8/Worldcon 80 Academic Track Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
Chicon 8
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 29, 2022

Science fiction (and its cousin genres, fantasy and horror) have long explored what it means to explore the unknown. In particular, some of SF’s familiar narratives have pondered life beyond our world, grappled with the vast expanse of the universe and the many things to be discovered there, and tackled complicated meetings with other beings and other ways of life. Beyond the SF bubble, fantasy has imagined entire worlds and wondered at a cosmos of gods and magic; meanwhile, horror has teased at the edges of its genre cousins, offering disturbing visions of space and other forms of travel and exploration in which the unknown is often waiting with jaws wide open.

Collectivity in Reception Studies

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:16pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Call for Papers

“Collectivity in Reception Studies”

Sponsored by the Reception Study Society

Midwest Modern Language Association Convention

Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 16-21, 2022

 

 

Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics and Other Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:30pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Saving the Day: Accessing Comics in the Twenty-first Century
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CFP: Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics and Other Graphic Narratives

 

A collection organized to further the goals of Saving the Day: Accessing Comics in the Twenty-first Century, a joint outreach effort of the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain and the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture. (More information at https://accessing-comics-in-the-21st-century.blogspot.com/.)

 

Organizers: Nick Katsiadas, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; Carl Sell, Lock Haven University; and Michael Torregrossa, Independent Scholar

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:30pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

 

Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

 

Collection edited by Carl Sell, Lock Haven University, and Michael A. Torregrossa, Independent Scholar.

 

Proposals due by 1 June 2022

 

 

Peter Nicholls Essay Prize 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:49pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 5, 2022

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 (summer 2023).

To be considered for the competition, please submit an original article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. Approximate length should be 6000 words. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the journal pages of the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor may be submitted.

Television Area, 2022 Midwest PCA/ACA Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:48pm
Cory Barker / Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Television Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

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

The Banshee Journal – Issue 2 – "Haunting"

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:49am
The Banshee: The Leading Journal For Women Who Scream
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

CFP: The Banshee, Issue 2: Haunting.

The Banshee is the leading magazine for women who scream. Our current Issue 1, Screaming, is available in print and digital formats at http://www.thebansheejournal.com . 

 

Studies in Popular Culture Article Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 2:23pm
Studies in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC), a journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS), publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events--any of the material or conceptual conditions of life.

A multidisciplinary journal, SiPC gives preference to submissions that demonstrate familiarity with the body of scholarly work on popular culture but avoid the jargon associated with certain single-discipline studies. SiPC accepts submissions on all forms of popular culture (American or international) studied from the perspective of any discipline. 

Motherhoods on Screen: Global Perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Loic Bourdeau & Julie Rodgers / Maynooth University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Call for Abstracts – Hybrid Conference

 

Motherhoods on Screen: Global Perspectives

 

Maynooth University, Ireland

23rd & 24th September 2022

Organized by Loic Bourdeau & Julie Rodgers

  

Indian cinema and the Marginals: dominance, control, and resistance through popular culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:11pm
Roshni Sengupta/Jagiellonian University in Krakow
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

Book editor: Roshni Sengupta

Both “culture” and “people” are largely undefined and inherently diverse forms, susceptible to malleability and appropriation to suit different agendas. Considering popular culture as a field of struggle leads us to a distinction between popular forms of control as well as participation. Popular culture therefore remains tied to questions of representation, enactment, regulation and control. Reading the form requires the deployment of modes such as symbols and codes (semiotics), apparatus of production (political economy approach), audience and consumer response as well as through studies of the social life of cultural forms and their political frames.

Reconfiguring Digital Spaces: GLO Conference 2022

updated: 
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 10:26am
Graduate Literature Organization at Florida State
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 27, 2022

Reconfiguring Digital Spaces: GLO Conference 2022

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we have become painfully aware of how highly dependent we are on networked computers in most facets of our everyday lives. Shuffling from Zoomiverse to Metaverse and everything in between, computers remain the focal point of interactivity in life, entertainment, scholarship, and labor as in-person activities become increasingly constricted. Alternatives must be found; and even though dreams of totally transferring consciousnesses to digital avatars remain deeply rooted in the literary cyberpunk imaginaries of the 1980s and 90s, the pandemic brings us closer to realizing them in surprising ways.

Eat/Play/Tweet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:26pm
Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2020. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be held in Auckland on 7-9 July 2020.

Parallel Universes: Remaking Superheroes in Film and Popular Media

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:26pm
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2019. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

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