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International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:12am
Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

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, and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.

The objective of the Congress is the diffusion of research studies in the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Gender, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, etc.

Literary Border-Crossings (ACLA 2019 seminar)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:06am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

We are inviting paper submissions for the "Literary Border-Crossings" seminar at the ACLA convention (Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019).

Fan Culture and Theory Area

updated: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:21pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Fan Fiction
  • Fan/Creator interactions
  • Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fandom
  • Music Fandom
  • Reality Television Fandom
  • Social Media and Fandom
  • Individual Fan Communities
  • Fans as critics
  • Fan videos and films
  • Fan crafts
  • Fan pilgrimages
  • Comics fandom
  • Ethics and responsibilities of academics working within fan studies
  • Global fan practices

Please submit abstracts of 100-250 words with relevant audio/visual requests online. 

Panel on Historical Fandom

updated: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:21pm
PCA, April 17-20, 2019, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Panel on Historical Fandom at PCA, April 17-20, 2019, Washington DC

DEADLINE COMING SOON: Everything Old Is New Again: Adapting the Classics in Contemporary Young Adult Novels

updated: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:33am
Drs. Dana Lawrence and Amy L. Montz
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

DEADLINE COMING SOON!!! 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Everything Old Is New Again:

Adapting the Classics in Contemporary Young Adult Novels

“An adaptation is not vampiric: it does not draw the life-blood from its source and leave it dying or dead, nor is it paler than the adapted work. It may, on the contrary, keep that prior work alive, giving it an afterlife it would never have had otherwise” (Linda Hutcheon, A Theory of Adaptation, 2006).

REMINDER: The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:06am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2018.

We invite presentation proposals for The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 9-10, 2018.

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing contributions that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of popular and/or visual culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere, in relation to cinematic, televisual, and other types of media offerings.

1st Reminder: CFP for Cine-Excess XII: I Know What You Starred in Last Summer: Global Perspectives on Cult Performance - 8th-10th November

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:55pm
University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

 

Call for Papers for the 12th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions

Birmingham City University Presents:
Cine Excess XII: I Know What You Starred in Last Summer: Global Perspectives on Cult Performance
8th-10th November 2018
Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)

Confirmed Guests of Honour:
Victoria Price (Author of Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography)
-Victoria Price will be receiving a posthumous Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late father on the 50th anniversary of Witchfinder General

SERIALIZED STORYTELLING AND SOAP OPERA - PCA 2019 -

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:15am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: SERIALIZED STORYTELLING AND SOAP OPERA

Popular Culture Association Conference

April 17-20, 2019 

Washington, D.C.

CFP: Interactive Animation and Video Games (Anifest 2019) - Friday 8th March 2019

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:56pm
Canterbury Christ Church University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

The following CFP is for the March 2019 symposium "Interactive Animation and Video Games", held as part of the annual Anifest festival (https://www.canterburyanifest.com/) at Canterbury Christ Church University.

CFP: Interactive Animation and Video Games - Friday 8th March 2019, Canterbury Christ Church University, Augustine House, Room AH3.31

**A one-day research symposium hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University that will take place as part of Canterbury Anifest 2019**

CFP - Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:06pm
Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference / Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Call for Presentations:

 

The Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018

 

 

The Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

Conference Dates: May 9 – 12, 2019

Conference Hotel: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI

Failed Cinema

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:54pm
SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 

Conference Dates: October 18th-19th, 2018.

Keynote Speaker: Richard T. Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside

Deadline for Submissions: August 15th, 2018

 

ComiqueCon: Celebrating Women in Comics

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 4:53pm
ComiqueCon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 17, 2018

Call for Papers: 

ComiqueCon (Dearborn, MI) 

 

Deadline for submissions: 

UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED! 8/17/2018

 

Conference location/date: 

October 13, 2018; Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan  

 

The goal of this conference: 

The new Amazons: the new feminine fiction in the audiovisual.

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:05am
Revista Admira / Admira Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Audiovisual stories aimed at the female audience have always had a very specific orientation focused at capturing that sector of the audience, but with little vocation to reach the large public especially male. These were created by men, finding few women as creators of mainstream products.

CFP: Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:02am
Tracey Mollet / University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

Call for Papers – Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things

One Day Symposium at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield

Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Manchester Metropolitan University

 

Friday 14th December, 2018

 

The Beatles' "White Album": A 50th-Anniversary Symposium

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 4:05pm
Monmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

Conference Theme: "Producing an Enigma for the Ages"
November 8-11, 2018

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 8 – new directions in comics studies 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:19pm
Transitions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 24, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 8 – new directions in comics studies 2018

Birkbeck, University of London

Saturday 10th November 2018

After a year’s hiatus we are delighted to announce this call for papers for the interdisciplinary Transitions 2018 symposium. Originally convened by PhD students in 2010, Transitions at Birkbeck is a platform for emerging research that is free to attend and participate in.

ICMS 2019 "Rhetoric of Resistance"

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:59pm
The International Association of Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

CFP: ICMS 2019 "Rhetoric of Resistance"

The International Association of Robin Hood Studies is sponsoring a session on “Rhetoric of Resistance” at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (ICMS 2019).

Wizard of Oz Panel for SCMS

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:45am
Ryan Bunch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2019 will be the 80th Anniversary of MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, and SCMS will be meeting in Seattle—the Emerald City!

I would like to propose a panel on The Wizard of Oz. I am open to receiving proposals on the 1939 film, other film adaptations of Oz, or the presence of Oz in American and global culture.

Please email paper proposals, including a title, abstract (200-300 words), and a short bio to Ryan Bunch (ryan@ryanbunch.com) by August 15.

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Drake University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa, USA), June 9-11, 2019.

 

Kindred Spirits: Reflections on our relationship with Anne of Green Gables

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:18pm
Jess Carniel and Nike Sulway/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

From a lost silent film to Japanese animation, LMM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding life on the shelves and screens of each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908.  The release of Netflix’s new adaptation, released internationally as Anne With An E, prompted a range of responses from generations who had grown up with the books and the iconic Kevin Sullivan/CBC mini-series from the 1980s. This new Anne was darker and edgier, her fragility rawer than before – but was she ‘our Anne-girl’?

The Influence of RuPaul and Her Girls on Culture and Gender

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

RuPaul’s Drag Race has steadily increased its audience share and jumpstarted the careers of dozens of drag performers. It’s not simply a contest to be declared “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” but a platform for each queen to shape their brand, promote different forms drag, and start conversations on a number of cultural questions (i.e. gender, race, and identity). This panel seeks paper that considers how the show has educated audiences on drag, beauty, race, and gender through its successes and failures.

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Submissions are due: September 30, 2018

The World of Bob Dylan

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:23pm
The University of Tulsa Institute for Bob Dylan Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In 2016, the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa jointly announced the acquisition of the Bob Dylan Archive–an extraordinary collection of material that includes over 6,000 items, including recordings, manuscripts, film, notebooks and much more.  These materials have already begun to open up new ways of understanding not just Dylan and his work, but the broader history of popular music both in America and around the world.  Tulsa is already home to the Woody Guthrie Center and will soon welcome OKPOP, which will house collections related to Leon Russell, Wanda Jackson, Roy Clark, Bob Wills, and more.  The Bob Dylan Archive will thus rest at the center of a rich array of resources focused o

International Association for the Study of Popular Music--US branch 2019 CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:57am
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

2019 IASPM-US Conference Call for Papers

by JAREK ERVIN on JULY 9, 2018

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States invites proposals for its 2019 conference. The meeting, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 7-10, 2019, will feature the theme “Musical Cities: Music, Historiography, and Myth.” We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels (up to four individuals) on any aspect of popular music, especially proposals on the musical cultures of New Orleans; music in and of the global and local South; and music and race and resistance.

Subtopics might include

Analog Games and Gender

updated: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:24am
Steven Dashiell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Analog Games and Gender 

Panel for Game Studies Section

PCA 2019

Washington DC

April 17-20,2019

Concepts of gender have been a cornerstone of contemporary discussion in the field of game studies (Hayes 2011; Kafai et al 2008; Shaw 2014; Williams, Ratan, and Harrison 2011) . While much of the research is firmly tied to video games, understandings of gender in analog games has slowly come to the fore. Increased media related to live action role playing games (larp), the unpredicted resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons, and the longevity of collectible card games like Magic The Gathering demonstrate analog games as a durable subsection of game studies that is ripe for academic analysis in terms of gender.

EXTENDED DEADLINE--No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 2:18pm
FMSGSO, University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization Annual Conference, University of Pittsburgh

No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media | September 28-29, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah J. Lauro, University of Tampa, Department of English

Vampire Studies (2019 PCA/ACA National Conference)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:27am
Lisa Nevarez and U. Melissa Anyiwo/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in Washington, DC from April 17-20, 2019. We are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

● The vampire on television (i.e. The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Strain)

● Recent vampire films, such as Byzantium, Only Lovers Left Alive, What We Do in the Shadows, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

UPDATE-- Deadline Extended for Girls' Literature Panel, IGSA

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:14am
International Girls Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

This prospective panel seeks papers for the International Girls Studies Association Conference, University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
 - 28 February - 2 March, 2019. Our panel explores girls’ online reading practices and narrative sites of participation, broadly defined. Reading online involves the consumption of texts but also the production of meaning as a real-time in-kind response, which may include comments, reviews, fan homages, and correctives.

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