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In Search of the Hero(es) within the Genre and Beyond

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:36am
Department of English, MMV, Banaras Hindu University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

In Search of the Hero(es) within the Genre and Beyond

 

“A Hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

-       Joseph Campbell

 

‘The Business of a Woman’s Life’: female authorship, celebrity, and fandom in the long-nineteenth century

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:27pm
University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

 

Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it even as an accomplishment and a recreation.  

   --- Robert Southey to Charlotte Brontë, 1837 

Invited keynote: (provisional) Professor Alexis Easley, St Thomas University, Minnesota.  

Visual Culture and/as Text in the Health Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Proposals due 21 September. Papers to be presented 28 March to 1 April in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

CFP: FANS Science & Technology Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Science and Technology Studies Area

Call for Papers

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its new Science and Technology Studies Area. This area will examine the interaction between the fields of science and technology and fandom and neomedia, broadly construed, so topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP: FANS Military Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Military Studies Area

Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce a Call for Papers for the new Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Military Studies Area. This area will examine the interplay between the military and media, broadly construed.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP: FANS Law & Politics Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

FANS Law and Politics Call for Papers

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, an internationally recognized academic organization, invites article submissions to its Law and Politics Studies Area with this Call for Papers.

Topics in this area include but are not limited to:

CFP: FANS Health & Biology Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Health and Biology Studies Area

Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce a Call for Papers for the new Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Health and Biology Studies Area. This area will examine the interplay between health, medical, and biology topics and fandom and media studies, broadly construed to include both physical and mental health.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Call for chapter proposals for an edited collection - "The Power of Makeup": Evolving Commerce, Community, and Identity in the Modern Makeup Tutorial

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Clare Douglass Little
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 6, 2017

In a society defined by digital experiences, the online makeup tutorial democratizes the “American dream,” making it accessible to all—all who can find an audience of followers/subscribers, that is. It connects YouTube celebrities who promote makeup-challenge tags and offer advice to their subscribers/followers and helps bring individuals into a larger virtual community. It further promotes what constitutes intimacy in modern society via cross channel communication between “YouTubers” and interactive on-screen dialogue with channel subscribers, who can gain further “intimacy” with their makeup gurus through additional outlets like Snapchat and Twitter.

Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:03pm
Political Implications of Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Portal Fantasies offer a unique way to comment on the current political situation, in their capacity as invented worlds with a permeable gateway to our own. The portal can act as a funhouse mirror, reflecting our own world back to us in grotesque and illuminating ways, or it can offer stark contrasts to our own world which often take the form of escapist, superior alternatives. This session, a direct thematic response to the NeMLA 2018 conference theme of "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds," invites papers that explore how authors have used the portal fantasy to comment on the politics of our world in various ways.

The Films of John Hughes (Refocus series)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:34am
Timothy Shary and Frances Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

CFP: The Films of John Hughes (Refocus Series)

Series Editors: Gary D Rhodes, Robert Singer

Editors: Timothy Shary, Frances Smith

Trump-Era Horror Book (Last Call for Abstracts)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:03am
Ulster University, Northern Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

TitleMake America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & the Politics of Fear

Collection Editor: Dr Victoria McCollum (Ulster University)

Deadline for Abstracts: September 30, 2017

Contactv.mccollum@ulster.ac.uk

Publisher: Routledge

Monsters and Monstrosity: A Tribute to Mary Shelley (Creative Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:15pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for Papers

 

Creative Panel: "Monsters and Monstrosity: A Tribute to Mary Shelley"

 

Northeast Modern Languages Association

12-15 April 2018

Pittsburgh, PA  

Richard Johnston, United States Air Force Academy

 

Distributed Authorship

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:03pm
Sean Gurd / Francesca Martelli
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

 
CALL FOR PAPERS: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
 
author.net
a transdisciplinary conference on distributed authorship
 
UCLA, October 5-7 2018.
Co-Organizers, Francesca Martelli and Sean Gurd
 
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2018
 

Studies in American Humor General Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
Studies in American Humor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Studies in American Humor (StAH), a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), has published scholarly critical essays, review essays, and book reviews on all aspects of American humor since 1974.  The premier journal for scholarship on humor, StAH addresses a wide spectrum of American humor, past and present.  As a service to its audience of scholars and students in the humanities, especially literary, cultural, and media studies, StAH has featured  an annual review of current scholarship, “The Year’s Work in American Humor Studies,” since 1999.

Submission Information                                                                

Wonderwoman: Comic Myth or Idealized Icon?, NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 11:07am
Nicol Michelle Epple, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, NeMLA Annual Conference 2018, Pittsburgh, April 12-15th
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

We know the four tenets of True Womanhood and understand the Feminine Mystique. But, today, what gender role prescriptions still proliferate concerning domesticity and work, family affairs and public relationships? Anne-Marie Slaughter tells us women still can’t have it all. Barbara Spar shreds the Superwoman myth. But, Ariana Huffington tells us we can THRIVE if we just have the third metric. These three notably professional women have differing views. Can and should women decorate like the Gaines, cook like the Barefoot Contessa, thrive professionally like Huffington, be sexy as Kim Kardashian, not miss kids’ soccer practices, and all the while smiling? Has or can contemporary women break out of the American ideological boundaries?

Call for papers for a Panel at NeMLA 2018: "Bodies in transit. Exploring Borderlands in Hispanic Science Fiction World"

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:50pm
The Catholic University of America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the last decades, acts of globalization –a product of the late capitalism in the so called first world– have spread simulacra of wealth and wellness everywhere. As a consequence, people from the peripheries embark on the diaspora to reach a better future, and need to overcome all kinds of struggles. Thus, frontiers, the cornerstone of geopolitics, play a crucial role in the control of migratory movements. In this state of affairs, there is a growing number of writers and artists who embrace the genre of science fiction to articulate experiences of displacement, marginalization or resistance, as well as to interrogate the very nature of borderlands.

**Trump-Era Horror Book**

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:26pm
Ulster University, Northern Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Title: Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & the Politics of Fear

Collection Editor: Dr Victoria McCollum (Ulster University)

Deadline for Abstracts: September 30, 2017

Contact: v.mccollum@ulster.ac.uk

Publisher: Routledge

Extended Deadline: Seeking chapters for an edited volume on The Leftovers

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 3:10pm
Claire Daigle
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The editor seeks scholarly essays that address some aspect of HBO’s television series The Leftovers (2014-2017) and/or its source text, Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same title (2011)Perrotta co-produced the series with show runner David Lindelof (Lost). Both novel and series are set three years after the “Sudden Departure” of 2% of the world’s population. In ways distinct to each form, The Leftovers serves as a study of the psychological, social, and cultural impact of a large-scale traumatic event. Perrotta’s spare, satirical, character-driven fiction lies in the lineage of modern novels set in the American suburbs.

Women, video games, and modding

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
Bridget Whelan / McFarland Books
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 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:

Call for papers/articles: Bach on Screen

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for papers/articles: Bach on Screen

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Venue: Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio

Submission deadline: October 1, 2017

                 

Baldwin Wallace University is pleased to announce a conference entitled “Bach on Screen,” the proceedings of which will be published in the January 2019 issue of BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute. This issue will be co-edited by the journal editor, Dr. Christina Fuhrmann, and Dr. Rebecca Fülöp.

 

Game Studies Area: 2018 PCA/ACA National Conference.

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:37pm
Game Studies Area of PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Game Studies Area: 2018 PCA/ACA National Conference. 

The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held Wednesday, March 28 through Friday, March 31, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The database for proposal submissions opens July 1.

Below, please find:

I. Topics of Interest

II. Suggestions for First Time Submitters

III. Submission Process

New Approaches in Zombie Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session looks at zombies, including as they were defined by Night of the Living Dead, filmed in NeMLA’s host city Pittsburgh by local director George Romero.

Teaching Anime and Manga

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga is pervasive: one distributor, CrunchyRoll, has one million yearly paying subscribers, providing electronic access to 50 manga titles translated into English, and 800 anime titles. In partnership with United States distributors such as Viz and Funimation, the vast majority of those anime titles are dubbed into English, making language much less of a barrier of access for teachers–as well as students.

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