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Special Issue: Twin Peaks: Season Three

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:34pm
New American Notes Online
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

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.

Critical Conversations in Horror Studies

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:11pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

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

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:57pm
CFP: LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

LGBTQ Comics Reader: Critical Challenges, Future Directions

CFP: LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press)

The Stage and the Comics Page: Graphic Adaptations of Plays, Theatrical Adaptations of Comics

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:54am
Northeast MLA 2019, March 21-24
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

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 6th Annual Ray Browne Conference — Formulas in Flux: Conventions and Adaptability in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:17am
The Popular Culture Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

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.

Kink and Graphic Texts

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:17am
Sara K. Howe and Susan E. Cook / Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:53am
Dpto. Comunicación audiovisual y Publicidad
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

1st International Popular Culture Conference

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018

INTRODUCTION

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.

LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press)

updated: 
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:27am
Professors Alison Halsall and Jonathan Warren
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 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.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference (2/20-23/19 proposals due 11/1/18)

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:26am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

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:

 

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.

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