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Special Panel: Mysteries of Dune: Esotericism, Occultism, and the Magic of Melange

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:43pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

In recognition of the mainstream attention brought to Dune by Villeneuve's adaptation, the Area for Esotericism, Occultism and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites the proposal of papers to this special panel intended to investigate and examine esoteric, occult. and magical inspirations, parallels, and reciprocals influences on the "Duniverse."  

Esotericism, Magic, and Occultism at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Feb 23-26, 2022, Albuquerque, New Mexico

updated: 
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 1:58pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED!

ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, AND MAGIC

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2021

Kirby Anthology

updated: 
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3:08pm
Kirby Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

Announcing an all-new scholarly book project!


The Comics of Jack Kirby: Critical Perspectives on a Legendary Artist

Edited by Craig Fischer, Charles Hatfield, and Susan Kirtley

Under contract to be published in the University Press of Mississippi’s series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, edited by David M. Ball

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 3:03pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 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 .doc or .rtf). 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.

The Ages of Batman: Essays on the Dark Knight

updated: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 1:54pm
Joseph J. Darowski
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

The editor of The Ages of Batman: Essays on the Dark Knight is seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. The essays should examine the relationships between the DC comic book adventures of Batman and the social era when those comic books were published. Analysis may demonstrate how Batman’s comic books stories and the creators who produced the comics embrace, reflect, or critique aspects of their contemporary culture. This will be a companion volume to existing essay collections in the series that have already focused on Superman, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk, the Justice League, Flash, and Black Panther.

Dickens Symposium 2022. Our Dickens: Dickens and his Publics

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 2:49pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 29, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE -  The 27th Annual Dickens Society Symposium


Our Dickens: Dickens and His Publics

July 8-10, 2022

London, UK

Hosted by City, University of London

Members of the Programme Committee:

Chris Louttit, Michaela Mahlberg, David McAllister, Claire Wood

DREADNESS The Mystic Power, Philosophy and Performance of Shadow 1941-2021

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:57am
Groundation Foundation and the University of the West Indies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

In celebration of the Mighty Shadow’s 80th birthday, The Groundation Foundation and The University of the West Indies will host a one day virtual symposium to honour his body of work to be held on Friday March 4th 2022.

 

Punk Scholars Network: Circuits, Networks, Connections

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:47am
Punk Scholars Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 5, 2021

English

 

Punk Scholars Network Canada and Punk Scholars Network USA 

2021 Virtual Conference

Sunday, December 5, 2021 (12:00 PM EST – 8:00 PM EST) via Zoom

SWPACA 2022: Television [EXTENSION]

updated: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:17pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • the possible future of television (including shows created for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Apple TV etc.)

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - COVID and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:16pm
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.

 

Popular Culture Review - Submissions for General Issues

updated: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:16pm
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 https://www.unlv.edu/english/popular-culture-review and our latest issue at https://popularculturereview.wordpress.com/

Popular Culture Review - CFP for General Issue

updated: 
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 3:53pm
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

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.

 

Books Beyond Boundaries Conference: Nationhood, Identity, and Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:47am
Ulster University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 12, 2021

15th-16th January 2022, Ulster University, Online

'Culture is the context within which we need to situate the self, for it is only by virtue of the interpretations, orientations and values provided by culture that we can formulate our identities, say ‘who we are’, and ‘where we are coming from’ (Benhabib, 2000:18)

Call for Presentations: The Fifth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:27pm
StokerCon/Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Presentations: 

The Fifth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31, 2021

The Fifth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2022

Game Studies Area: 2022 PCA/ACA National Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:27pm
PCA/ACA Game Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

Game Studies Area: 2022 PCA/ACA National Conference.

The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held April 13-16, 2022 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel

in Seattle, WA.

The database for proposal submissions is now open.

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I. Topics of Interest

Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

updated: 
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 4:05pm
Drs. Sara K. Howe & Kristina Wright/Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 10/16/2021

Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

We are seeking 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 both the teaching and the craft of creative writing.

Reminder: Scoring Peak TV: Music and Sound in Television’s New ‘Golden Age’

updated: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2:45am
Steve (Janet K.) Halfyard/ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Reminder: Call for papers - deadline November 1st

Scoring Peak TV: Music and Sound in Television’s New ‘Golden Age’

 

We invite abstracts proposing contributions to a project led by Dr Steve Halfyard (RCS) and Prof. Nicholas Reyland (RNCM). The project will involve two phases of work: a conference/workshop (to be held in 2022, location and medium tbc.) and an essay collection co-edited by Halfyard and Reyland (to be submitted end 2023).

UPDATED: RuPedagogies of Realness: RuPaul’s Drag Race and Teaching and Learning

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 12:45pm
Lindsay Bryde/ New England Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This roundtable is a combined showcase of published work that began on a NeMLA panel and an opportunity to extend the conversation from the original panel and publication to look at the increasingly global enterprise of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its pedagogical power. Across its chapters, RuPedagogies of Realness: Essays on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Teaching and Learning (McFarland 2021) tackles issues from heterotopia, pop-linguistics, philosophies of co-productive learning, and televised curricula to cultural appropriation, sports as pedagogy, stand-up as pedagogy, and even digital drag…right into the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Foster Wallace Society Panel at NEMLA 2022: DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:49pm
The International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The International David Foster Wallace Society are accepting papers for panel at the 53rd NeMLA, which will take place between March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

Call for Undergraduate and Graduate Submissions: Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures Vol 2

updated: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:04pm
The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Submissions are now open for the second issue of The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures. Submissions are due December 1, 2021.

 

 

The topic of the second issue is an open one, and any essays on fantasy and fan cultures (broadly construed) will be considered.

You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.

CFP: Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
Jennifer Schnabel, The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

2022 NATIONAL PCA CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE, WA.

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Wednesday, April 13 – Saturday, April 16, 2022

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

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

CFP: MYSTERY & DETECTIVE FICTION AREA

CFP: The Beatles Special Topic Area PCA conference 2022

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:29am
Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

As music critic Rob Sheffield says in response to a recent Hulu documentary about Paul McCartney, “Fifty years after they said goodbye, the Beatles are bigger than ever — the toppermost of the poppermost, guaranteed to raise a smile.” Sheffield cites the release of the Disney Plus Get Back documentary, the fiftieth anniversary edition of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, and McCartney’s own recent albums McCartney III and McCartney III Imagined as testament to this fact. Perhaps even more true is the healing power of the music and the Beatles fandom during the pandemic years, where the Beatles have the same power to “raise a smile” as they did when performing on the Ed Sullivan Show just weeks after John F.

CFP Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics (9/30/21; NeMLA Baltimore 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:15am
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP: Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

 

18th Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:15am
Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference/ University of Vermont
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

This is our 18th  annual conference held on Saturday, April 2nd at the UVM campus. The theme is Tolkien’s Histories and the Idea of History in Middle-earth.  Possibilities include theories of history, the placement of Tolkien himself within historical discourse, the impact of European historical events, the influence of ancient and medieval histories, the play of genre, the history of sexuality, of race, of gender, of science, of religion, the histories within Tolkien's legendarium and in cinematic adaptations, and much more. Submitted abstracts need not be on the theme; all will be considered. Our keynote will be delivered by Dr. Gergely Nagy. There will be a virtuql component to this conference, and we will accept virtual delivery. 

A Critical Companion to Wes Craven

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:16pm
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

A Critical Companion to Wes Craven

edited by Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns and John Darowski

 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

ASECS Italian Caucus - Call for papers

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:15pm
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please, consider participating in one of the sessions organized by the ASECS Italian Studies Caucus. Abstracts or proposals should be sent directly to session organizers preferably no later than September 17, 2021.

Grazie!

Irene

 

Presidential Session: Venice, Real and Imagined  

Irene Zanini-Cordi, Florida State University, izaninicordi@fsu.edu

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Pikachu’s Transmedia Adventures: The Continuing Adaptability of the Pokemon Franchise

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:06pm
Ross Garner & EJ Nielsen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

While we have received many excellent abstracts, we are currently soliciting abstracts which directly engage with

  • critical race theory
  • race and representation
  • the global south

We are especially interested in soliciting chapters featuring non-Western perspectives and work by scholars of colour.

We hope to include work from both established and emerging scholars; junior scholars & graduate students are also encouraged to apply.

 

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