This special issue of NANO will explore the significance of the recently released third season of the seminal television show, Twin Peaks. Controversial from the outset and divisive to fans and critics alike, the new Twin Peaks (2017) is emerging as perhaps even more radical and important than the original series (1990-1991). The original Twin Peaks is often considered the first cult television show that spawned intensive fan followings in the emergent world of the web, and the immense catalogue of paratexts and influences the series has inspired since has never been fully tabulated. As a central work of American surrealism, a universe of oddities continues to find Twin Peaks’s orbit.
Queer Pop in Post-2000 China
CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS IN HORROR STUDIES
Series editor: Dawn Keetley
Lehigh University Press is introducing a new series, Critical Conversations in Horror Studies, edited by Dawn Keetley, Professor of English at Lehigh University. We are seeking manuscripts in all areas of horror studies, broadly defined.
LGBTQ Comics Reader: Critical Challenges, Future Directions
CFP: LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press)
This panel seeks papers that explore adaptations from comics into theater, or from theater into comics. Whether comics adaptations of classic plays, or celebrated graphic narratives that get adapted for the musical stage, the interplay between the stage and the comics page is rich and multi-directional, as both are visual narratives, with very different points of access and methods of meaning-making. The ill-fated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may not have much in common with a graphic novelization of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, for instance, but they share an attempt to grapple with the intersection of the two media.
The Popular Culture Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University is excited to announce the 6th Annual Ray Browne Conference—Formulas in Flux: Conventions and Adaptability in Popular Culture—to be held Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th, 2019.
We are currently seeking proposals for a 5,000-word essay specifically focused on kink and graphic texts: graphic novels, comics, manga, etc. Proposals should explore both the kink and the graphic text(s) by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and/or feminist theory.
1st International Popular Culture Conference
Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018
We welcome your participation in the 1st International Popular Culture Conference (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Américo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on December 12, 13 and 14, 2018.
Critical scholarship of comics, cartoons, and graphic narratives has been a burgeoning field in research and debate for at least the last twenty-five years. Amid such scholarly richness, LGBTQ comics criticism and scholarly attention to LGBTQ comics and cartoons is at least keeping pace with a field within which it is still negotiating its position.
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 Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Topics might include:
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.
We are inviting paper submissions for the "Literary Border-Crossings" seminar at the ACLA convention (Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019).
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.
Call for Papers: Panel on Historical Fandom at PCA, April 17-20, 2019, Washington DC
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).
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.
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
CALL FOR PAPERS: SERIALIZED STORYTELLING AND SOAP OPERA
Popular Culture Association Conference
April 17-20, 2019
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**
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
Conference Dates: October 18th-19th, 2018.
Keynote Speaker: Richard T. Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside
Deadline for Submissions: August 15th, 2018
Call for Papers:
ComiqueCon (Dearborn, MI)
Deadline for submissions:
UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED! 8/17/2018
October 13, 2018; Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan
The goal of this conference:
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, April 17 – Saturday, April 20, 2019
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.
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
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
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.
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).
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 (email@example.com) by August 15.