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Shakespeare and Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:59am
The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

 SHAKESPEARE AND SCIENCE FICTION

 The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF)

 Anglia Ruskin University

 28 April, 2018

 

Special Issue TWC CFP: Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color (3/1/18; 3/15/19)

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:49pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

In a 2015 essay in Transformative Works and Cultures, Rebecca Wanzo calls for “a new genealogy of fan studies” to begin to remedy the systemic oversight of race in fan studies. Drawing mostly from scholars who may not claim or be claimed by fan studies, Wanzo offers a genealogy of black popular culture theorists who have engaged in “black fan criticism and acafandom.”

11th CINE EXCESS CULT FILM CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:43pm
Fran Pheasant-Kelly/Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

Call for Papers

The 11th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions

 

 

Birmingham City University Presents:

 

Cine Excess XI

Fear and the Unfamiliar: Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Crowd  

Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)

9th-11th November 2017

Foundation Essay Prize 2018

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:41pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 4, 2017

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 2018).

 

Special Issue TWC CFP: Tumblr and Fandom (05/01/17; 06/15/17)

updated: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 10:40pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Over the past five years, more and more English language transformative fandoms have gravitated to the social networking site Tumblr, moving from online communities such as LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, and Yahoo! Groups. Thus many fan communities have shifted organization structures to adapt to Tumblr’s multiple points of entry and seemingly anti-hierarchical framework. Some fans describe Tumblr as a fandom free-for-all without clear rules for engagement. Others describe this uncertain multiplicity as one of the platform’s strengths. Still others have pointed to Tumblr's comparatively more visual interface as enabling greater global participation in heretofore monolingual fandom spaces.

Fan Studies Network Australasia Conference 2017

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:50am
Fan Studies Network Australasia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

***Revised*** Call for Papers

Fan Studies Network Australasia 2017

30 November - 1 December 2017, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield

Technology of the Soul and of the Self [FINAL EXTENDED DEADLINE]

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:39am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

(DEADLINE EXTENDED: AUGUST 8TH; SEEKING ONE ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION; **WE HAVE HAD ONE LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATION AND NEED TO FILL THE REMAINING SLOT ASAP**)

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting completed papers for a 15-20 minute presentation during this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

Netflix at the Nexus: Content, Practice, and Production in the Age of Streaming Television

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:52am
Amber Buck
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Netflix’s meteoric rise as an online content provider has been well documented and much debated in the popular press and in academic circles. It has been praised as the future of television (Auletta, 2014) and as “the most feared force in Hollywood” (Villarreal & James, 2016), while also decried as the end of “TV’s Golden Age” and blamed for ushering in an era where “TV shows may be briefer, lower-budget and filled with the kind of product-placement ads that audiences hate and advertisers pay for” (Thielman, 2016).

BEYOND THE BLOCKBUSTERS: THEMES AND TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:19am
SAMLA 89: High Art/Low Art Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2017

In the last two decades, Young Adult (YA) literature has become increasingly popular; both the YA fan base and YA publishing imprints have continued to grow at a time when many other subsets of book publishing are shrinking. Debates about whether YA literature qualifies as “High Art” or is always relegated beyond an arbitrary boundary to be “Low Art” are ongoing. Regardless of those debates, YA literature and its adaptations dominate popular culture.

BFS Journal 18

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:18am
The British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

BFS Journal 18

BFS Journal 18 is due out in October/November

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.

Sport: Probing the Boundaries

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:58am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

1st Global Symposium
Sport: Probing the Boundaries


Inaugural Meeting of The International Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sport

Saturday 2nd December 2017 – Sunday 3rd December 2017
Vienna, Austria

CFP: Stephen King Area-PCA Conference (3/28/18-3/31/18)

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:56am
Stephen King Area-Popular Culture Association National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stephen King Area

2018 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference

Indianapolis: Wednesday, March 28th—Saturday, March 31st  

New Approaches to Bob Dylan

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:28pm
University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Bob Dylan's songs have been the subject of countless close readings and interpretations. Philological research has identified many of the literary sources for Dylan’s lyrics. His songs have been studied in relation to the ballad tradition, romanticism, modernism, and postmodernism. Dylan’s revisionary approaches to what it means to be a poet have also been widely discussed. Drawing on the occasion of Dylan’s recent Nobel Prize, this conference seeks to open up new avenues and different approaches to his songs.

We are especially interested in the following topics:

Attachment and Attunement

Ethics and Choice in the Works of Terry Pratchett

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:22am
Emily Leverett and Kristin Noone
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Call For Papers: Ethics and Choice in the Works of Terry Pratchett
Ed. Kristin Noone and Emily Lavin Leverett
(This is for the same volume Kristin sent out before, if you saw that!)

Call for BOOK REVIEWS: Film Technology

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:31am
Mediascape: UCLA's Journal of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mediascape Call for Book Reviews

Spring 2017: Film Technology

 

For the Reviews section of its Spring 2017 issue, Mediascape, UCLA’s journal of cinema and media studies, invites reviews of scholarly works dealing with film technology.

Edited Collection: The CW Network

updated: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:52am
Ashley Carlson, University of Montana Western, and Lisa K. Perdigao, Florida Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Call for Papers: The CW Network

 

Hamilton: Shaping Discourse in Pop Culture and History (For Better or Worse)

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association - 2018 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton swept the theatre awards season of 2016 for its inventive mix of hip hop, history, political relevance, and casting choices. In the avalanche of accolades that the show was awarded, the critical discourse is only starting to emerge that demonstrates how the show has pioneered many areas, yet does have weaknesses that underpin the framework of the musical. This panel seeks to evaluate the show, the ways it has resonated with audiences, and consider the critical conversation developing outside of traditional theatre scholars. Some possible topics to consider involve the show’s depiction of women, perspectives on U.S.

CFP: International Journal of James Bond Studies, Issue 2

updated: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:01am
International Journal of James Bond Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Issue 2.

 

His Beautiful Dark Twisted Imagery: Kanye West’s Moving Image Aesthetic

updated: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:52am
Brandon Arroyo. Concordia University, Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2017

Whenever someone tells me that they “hate” Kanye West I immediately ask them if they are familiar with his music, most of the time the answer is an emphatic: “no!” Granted, West seems to almost fetishize this self-created divide between his abrasive and confrontational public persona, and his introspective and heartfelt musical lyrics. However, this is due to his insistence on having both his public appearances and music act as provocations that actively question norms around masculinity, the black experience in America, and the life of an artist.

"[O]ther worlds than these": The Multi-Media Multi-verse of Adapting Stephen King

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

“‘Go then. There are other worlds than these’” (King, Gunslinger, 266). These are the final words of one of Jake Chambers’s lifetimes in Stephen King’s 1982 novel The Gunslinger, Volume I in his Dark Tower series. Throughout the subsequent seven volumes—and other novels—King has continued to develop this “other worlds” concept, also described as “many levels . . . [of] the Tower of all existence” (King, Insomnia, 576). Recently, the metaphor may apply as well to adaptations of King’s work as to the multi-verse of the novels and stories themselves.

Journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 3, 2018 (New deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:36am
Messengers from the Stars Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 3, 2018 (new deadline - June 30)! Edited by: Martin Simonson & Raúl Montero Gilete Co-edited by: Angélica Varandas, Ana Daniela Coelho & José Duarte

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. It aims at promoting science fiction and fantasy in the humanities while, at the same time, providing a forum for discussion on all aspects of science fiction and fantasy by welcoming innovative approaches and critical methodologies to the critical and creative landscape.

The Handmaid's Tale: Gender, Genre, Adaptation (symposium)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:52am
Mikel J. Koven, University of Worcester
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale: Gender, Genre Adaptation – a one-day symposium
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Film Studies @ Worcester
Jenny Lind Building, University of Worcester

Despite being written over 35 years ago, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), set in a totalitarian New England where fertile women are kept prisoner in reproductive servitude, has been making headlines in 2017 due to the remarkable Hulu produced television series (screened in the UK on Channel Four). This symposium seeks to bring together diverse scholars for a day of discussion and debate.

Rereading Stephen King: Navigating the Intertextual Labyrinth

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:50am
Lancaster University/Kingston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Simon Brown (Kingston University)

Special Guest: Robin Furth (Author, The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance, Co-Author, Marvel’s Dark Tower Comics)

Seeking Essays on Pokémon Go

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:06pm
Kristopher Purzycki
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 13, 2017

In July of 2016, Niantic Inc. released Pokémon Go in the United States to unanticipated public interest. In one of the hottest summers on record, millions took to the streets to search for charmanders and dragonites, overwhelming both servers and public spaces. While interest in the mobile application has subsided, Pokémon Go remains a cultural artifact that demands further analysis. Opening conversations on public and civic rhetorics through play, the phenomenon of this simple game exposes critical intersections of race, gender, ability, and class as technological concerns over access, privacy, and privilege.

"Quand l'industrie du cinéma enquête sur ses publics"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:19pm
GREPs
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Appel à communications

« Quand l’industrie du cinéma enquête sur ses publics »

(2ème journée d’étude du GREPs)

Jeudi 16 novembre 2017, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7

 

Cinema De-Centered

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:52pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association, San Francisco State University

Dates: October 19 + 20, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Boluk & Patrick LeMieux

Contact Email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

 

REVISED DEADLINE JULY 1 : High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:45pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

CFP: SYNOPTIQUE Issue Vol. 6, no. 2

 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies

 

REVISED DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2017

La version française suit.

 

This issue of Synoptique is proposed in partnership with the 19th Film Studies Association of Canada graduate colloquium. All members and non-members of FSAC are invited to participate.

CFP: Comparative Media Studies for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Comparative Media Studies welcomes papers on any media studies topic but is especially interested in those which relate to the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."  Papers might address the privileging of the visual in film and television theory, new screens (phones, tablets, home theater displays) and their impacts, the dialectic of image and sound tracks--or of story and spectacle--in the media construction of a diegetic world, (in)visible differences and identity construction in media texts, the cinematic or televisual "gaze" or "glance" now (or "then"), neoliberal "ways of seeing," cell phone photography (or videography), the graphic interface, the "unwatchable."

CFP: Disney and Its World for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, spatial or historical analysis, feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged.

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