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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.

Low Culture and Mass Media: Narratives of the Mainstream

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:30am
Cinephile: University of British Columbia's Film Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Cinephile 13.1 Low Culture and Mass Media: Narratives of the Mainstream

Deadline for draft submissions: September 10th, 2018

 

2018 MAPACA Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:11am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Call For Papers:  2018 MAPACA Conference

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

November 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2018.

 

Area: Children and Childhood Studies

Area co-chairs: Ryan Bunch, Rutgers University; Kacey Doran, Rutgers University

Due date for proposals: June 30, 2018

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline including the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

Studies in Popular Culture Book Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:57am
Studies in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

The journal Studies in Popular Culture publishes reviews of books in the field. If you are interested in reviewing a book submitted to the journal or would like to suggest one to review, please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Clare Douglass Little, at douglac2@erau.edu. If you have not already reviewed a book for the journal, please include either a CV or a brief description of your interests and qualifications in the email.

Members of the Popular Culture Association in the South who have published a book are encouraged to inform the Book Reviews Editor of that fact.

Foundation Essay Prize 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:55am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

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 the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2019).

 

Literacies across Multimodalities

updated: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:22am
SAMLA 90
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 18, 2018

LITERACIES ACROSS MODALITIES

Popular Culture and Film

Extended Deadline! | Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Japanese Visual Culture from Kowai to Kawaii'

updated: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 1:21pm
David John Boyd, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Japanese Visual Culture from Kowai to Kawaii
Presiding Officer: David John Boyd, University of Glasgow
Proposal Due Date: June 27, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

BFS Journal 19

updated: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:16am
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition: Page Number) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

All contributors are sent a complimentary copy of the print version and the electronic version.

The Electric Guitar in American Culture (revised deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:00am
Texas Tech University Vernacular Music Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The Electric Guitar in American Culture

NEW (revised) Deadline: June 15 2018

Conference dates: October 12-14, 2018

https://sites.google.com/view/electricguitaramericanculture/home

Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX USA

 

It is a pleasure to invite scholars, performers, fans, and the general public to attend and participate at “The Electric Guitar in American Culture” on October 12-13-14, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. The conference is organized by the Vernacular Music Center at the School of Music at Texas Tech University.

 

Collection: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:38pm
Rhonda Knight / Coker Col. and Donald Quist / U. of Missouri
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

We Want the Wilderness: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling

 

We contend that inventive storytelling within media franchises, such as Star Wars and Marvel, becomes hampered by the commercial needs of business on one side and the fans’ desires for continuity and references—in the forms of callbacks—on the other. We Want the Wilderness: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling will look for moments when content producers were able to skillfully negotiate (or avoid all together) these dual pressures or, conversely, when these pressures created insurmountable obstacles to storytelling.

2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:36pm
Michigan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum

Academic Panels - Call for Submissions

 

The Michigan State University Comics Forum - http://www.comicsforum.msu.edu- is an annual academic conference that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore and celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art. In its eleventh year, the Comics Forum is scheduled to take place February 22-23, 2019 at the Michigan State University Main Library, which houses the world’s largest public collection of comic books. This year’s event will feature keynote addresses from Seth and Qiana Whitted.

 

CFP: Tolkien Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:26am
Tolkien Studies, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: Tolkien Studies

2019 Popular Cultural Association National Conference

Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2018

 

Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Role-Playing, and Fandom

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:47am
Jennifer Grouling & Stephanie Hedge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Role-Playing, and Fandom

This edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series. It will be peer reviewed.

CFP: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:24am
Nevena Stojanovic, West Virginia University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: September 1, 2018)

I need four more proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

--Rachel as a Jewish actress

--Rachel as a tragedienne

--Rachel’s roles

--Rachel’s impact on the French theater

--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses

--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution

--Rachel as a national and international celebrity

--Rachel’s private and public lives

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