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TWC Special Issue CFP: Fandom and Politics (1/1/19; 6/15/20)

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:50pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We have entered an historical moment in which political communication is filled with fandom. Grassroots fan communities mobilize to influence elections. Political candidates perform fandom on the campaign trail. And of course, rallies on both sides of the aisle are filled with bursts of fannish excitement. Examples range from the Princess Leia “We are the resistance” posters used during the 2017 Women’s March to Elizabeth Warren’s Harry Potter references to the strong attachment Trump fans felt for their candidate. Still, the affective nature of fandom is often treated as being at odds with the rational discourse of the political sphere, and the relationship between fandom and politics is often dismissed or ignored.

The Korean Television Reader

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:26am
Grace Jung
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

A Call for Papers: The Korean Television Reader

 

Despite the large interest in Korean television among academics and fans, studies of Korean television content in Anglo-speaking countries have seen limited publication. This is a call for papers related to Korean television for a co-edited anthology, which combines approaches to television from Media and Area studies perspectives. The editors are interested in an interdisciplinary discussion of television programs that address the wide range of novel approaches to interrelated media spheres.

 

Literature's Kinkiest Corners

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:01pm
Drs. Howe and Cook, Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are currently seeking 500-word abstracts for an edited collection on kink and other fringe texts (taboo literature, self-published erotica, SM narratives, fan fiction, disavowed fictions, and other marginalized texts). In this project, we define kink broadly to encompass a range of "inappropriate" texts, understanding that kink often refers to non-normative erotic fantasies and experiences. We are interested in contributions that focus primarily on contemporary written texts and do so by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and feminist theory. One of the interests of this project is an exploration of the ways texts shift in and out of different canons and categories.

MLA 2019 Chicago: Fandom Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:23pm
Susan M. Strayer
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The history of fandom within children’s and young adult literature and media has grown exponentially in the last thirty years.  The advent of the Internet created new avenues for fans to express their love for their favorite stories and characters as well as connect with other fans to discuss the pros and cons of certain elements of the plot. 

Call for Reviews: Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:48am
Matthew Johnson / SIUE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds

 

(ISSN: 1757191X / Online ISSN: 17571928)

 

As Reviews Editor for the Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, I am always seeking reviewers for game/gaming-related academic books, websites, communities, and “popular” books, in addition to reviews of virtual environments and, of course, videogames (recent or older, single- or multiplayer, across all platforms).  If you are interested in writing a videogame-related or virtual space-related review, please email Matthew Johnson <matjohn @ siue . edu >.  Happy to entertain questions.

 

Worldcon 76 Academic Track

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:15pm
The 76th World Science Fiction Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 1, 2018

Science fiction always plays a part in recreating our world and directing civilization's progress. While much SF takes place in a hypothetical "future," the entire body of speculative literature influences and interacts with our world—suggesting potentialities, solutions, organizational methods, alternative cultures, and paths to follow or avoid. In that spirit, the 76th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in San José, California has chosen "Make the Future" for its overarching theme.

Extended: A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.

updated: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:04pm
Tom Hertweck / University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.

edited by Tom Hertweck (U of Nevada, Reno)

for inclusion in the series "For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music" (Lexington Books)

"(Neo)-Victorian Vulnerability: Resistance and Resilience"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:15pm
ESSE - The European Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

14th ESSE Conference, Brno 2018 (Czech Republic)

Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno and Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)

Wednesday 29 August – Sunday 2 September 2018

 

 

Scholars wishing to present their paper at the ESSE 2018 Conference in Brno are invited to submit 200-word abstracts of their proposed presentations directly to the convenors of the respective seminars.

 

 

"(Neo)-Victorian Vulnerability: Resistance and Resilience"

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
University of Portsmouth / British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

Call for Papers

 

The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

25th – 26th August 2018

 

Keynote Speaker:

Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker

 

Page 23 LitCon at Denver Comic Con 2018

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
Page 23/Denver Comic Con
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations

 

 

Page 23 LitConJune 15-17, 2018

 

500-word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER COMIC CON at the Colorado Convention Center         DENVER, CO                                           June 15-17, 2018

 

 

Greetings, True Believer!  Now in its Super Seventh Year, Page 23’s LitCon seeks abstracts from all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives related not only to comics and graphic novels, but gaming, television, film, anime, or action figure studies. Any pop culture topic is welcome!

 

Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:05pm
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

CMCS 7th International Conference Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?
Lisbon, Portugal

July 1 – 3, 2018

Includes a free walking tour & Port wine in the charming Roman neighborhood of Lisbon!

CALL FOR PAPERS

EXTENDED! Supernatural Studies Conference Spring 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 2:56pm
Supernatural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Supernatural Studies Association (www.supernaturalstudies.com) invites submissions for the inaugural Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held at Bronx Community College on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Call for submissions

Pop Culture in/as Speculative Resistance

updated: 
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 6:48am
The Pop Culture Consortium, Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

Update (12/22/17): We are extending the deadline of this call for papers! Please submit your proposal by January 1st, 2018 for consideration. We also wanted to add that we now have four confirmed members for a "diversity in comics" roundtable: Saladin Ahmed (author of Marvel's Black Bolt), Andre Batts (independent comic producer of Dreadlocks, owner/operator of the Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention), Dr. Matt Yockey (Associate Professor of Film at University of Toledo, editor of Make Ours Marvel: Media Convergence and a Comics Universe), and Dan Merritt (owner of Green Brain Comics, Dearborn, MI). 

ImageTech: Comics ​​and ​​Materiality

updated: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:54am
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 15TH, 2018

 

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 15th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality.” The conference will be held from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, 2018.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Fan Studies Network 2018 Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:07am
Fan Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Fan Studies Network 2018 Conference

Fan Studies Network 2018 Conference
29th & 30th June 2018
School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies (JOMEC), Cardiff University, UK

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Mark Duffett, Reader, University of Chester, UK
Professor C. Lee Harrington, Miami University, USA 

 

FINAL REMINDER: CFP Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton's Curious Bodies

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 9:41am
Fran Pheasant-Kelly/University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2017

 

Final Reminder Call for Papers

The First International Conference on Twenty-First Century Film Directors

University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton and Redeemer University College, Ontario presents

Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton's Curious Bodies

Thursday 15th February 2018 at Light House Media Centre*, Wolverhampton

Keynote: Professor Adam Barkman, Redeemer University College, Ontario

Journal of Communications Media Studies - Open Call for 2018 issue

updated: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:08am
Zack Stiegler
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Journal of Communications Media Studies is broad in focus and welcomes submissions on a variety of communication topics including (but not limited to) mass communication, international communication, educational technology, rhetorical studies, and organizational/corporate communication. Article submissions should be directed to Editor Zack Stiegler (stiegler@iup.edu) for consideration. All article submissions undergo double blind peer review.

**Reminder** Shadow Cinema: The Historical and Production Context of Unmade Films

updated: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:16am
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2017

**REMINDER DEADLINE FRIDAY 8TH DECEMBER**

Unmade films are a burgeoning area of scholarly inquiry. The rise of the film archive, from the Michael Klinger Papers and Hammer Archive, to the John Boorman Papers and Stanley Kubrick Archive, all have unearthed a treasure trove of abandoned or halted projects, left unmade for a range of industrial, cultural and political contexts. This also extends to unreleased cinema, those projects that were abandoned in pre-production, cut short in production, or simply never distributed, or removed from circulation.

 

Comics and the Midwest

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:21pm
SSML: Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Seeking papers for a panel on "Comics and the Midwest" at the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature annual symposium, May 17-19, 2018 at the Kellogg Conference Center, East Lansing, MI.

 

The Films of John Hughes

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 4:10pm
Timothy Shary and Frances Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

UPDATE:

 

CFP: The Films of John Hughes (Refocus Series)

Series Editors: Gary D Rhodes, Robert Singer

Editors: Timothy Shary, Frances Smith

 

Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton's Curious Bodies

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:14pm
Fran Pheasant-Kelly/University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2017

 

Reminder Call for Papers

The First International Conference on Twenty-First Century Film Directors

University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton and Redeemer University College, Ontario presents

Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton's Curious Bodies

Thursday 15th February 2018 at Light House Media Centre*, Wolverhampton

Keynote: Professor Adam Barkman, Redeemer University College, Ontario

ALA 2018--Comics and Graphic Narratives Circle

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:10pm
Comics and Graphic Narratives Circle at the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Call for Papers

Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle

American Literature Association

29th Annual Conference: May 24-27, 2018

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA

 

The Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle welcomes abstracts for presentation at two sessions on comics at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.

 

Session One:

Underground, Indie, and Alternative Publishing & the Graphic Novel

 

Digital Media and Sociality

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
TransScripts: A Graduate Student Journal for the Humanities & Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

TransScripts Volume 7, Spring 2018

“Digital Media and Society”
Submission deadline: January 5, 2018

TransScripts—the interdisciplinary online graduate student journal based at the University of California, Irvine—invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of our seventh volume is “Digital Media and Society.”

Intersections in Film and Media Studies

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:15am
Sydney Screen Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Upcoming Special Issue

www.fusion-journal.com

 

Intersections in Film and Media Studies

Publication:    November 2018

Guest Editors: Dr Jodi Brooks (UNSW), Dr Kathleen Williams (University of Tasmania), Dr Jessica Ford (UNSW) and Melanie Robson (UNSW)

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2018

Deadline for full papers:   13 May 2018

 

Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:11am
Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Call for Papers

Graduate Student Conference Spring 2018

Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World 

March 30 – 31, 2018

Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology

Keynote address: Prof. Louise Meintjes, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Music at Duke University

 

Women, video games, and modding

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:18pm
Bridget Whelan / McFarland Books
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

***DEADLINE EXTENDED: ABSTRACTS DUE DEC 1, 2017***

This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed collection of essays (to be published by McFarland) broadly focused around the topic of women and video game “modding.”

Potential topics may include:

Essays on the Punisher

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:15pm
Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Punisher: Judge, Jury, and Executioner

Edited by Matthew McEinry, Alicia Goodman, Ryan Cassidy, and Robert G. Weiner

 

With Netflix’s The Punisher being released in November 2017, it is apparent that a character like the Punisher has a certain kind of widespread appeal. The Punisher was played with great acclaim in Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2 by Jon Bernthal. There were, however, three previous Punisher movies of varying quality dating back to 1989. None of the previous Punisher films did blockbuster business, although 2004’s The Punisher and The Punisher War Zone (2008) were successful on home video. 

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