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Wentworth is the New Prisoner

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:38pm
Tessa Dwyer/Monash University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

Wentworth is the New PrisonerA two-day international conference Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April 2018, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Confirmed keynote speakers and panellists: Professor Sue Turnbull (University of Wollongong, Australia); Kim Akass (University of Hertfordshire, UK); Kate Hood (actress, writer and director, aka Prisoner’s Kath Maxwell); Jan Russ (casting director, PrisonerNeighbours, etc.)

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

updated: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:03am
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 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.

Queering Cyberspace/Queers in Cyberspace

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Josie Rush / NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Today, the internet serves as a watering hole for many LGBT individuals, whether as a place to go to meet, learn, organize, converse, plan, debate, or play. According to a 2013 study by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), LGBT youth are five times more likely than non-LGBT youth to search online for information on sexuality or sexual attraction, almost twice as likely to search for medical information online than non-LGBT peers, and report high levels of online civic engagement. 1 in 4 LGBT youth report being “more out” online than offline, 1 in 10 LGBT youth report first coming out online, and about 52% of LGBT youth who weren’t out offline had used the Internet to connect to other LGBT users (GLSEN).

Hunting for the Real Hunter S. Thompson in the Great Shark Hunt

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Keith C. Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Greetings. 

The Great Shark Hunt is Hunter S. Thompson’s first volume of Gonzo Journalism, spanning about twenty years of articles which experimented in blending and bending genre. What makes these articles experimental is his unconventional use of fiction and humor in sports writing and political commentary.  

UPDATED: Essays for Collection on Supergirl Television Series--Under Contract

updated: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:06pm
Tim Rayborn and Melissa Wehler
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017

McFarland Publishers, an independent book publisher devoted to a wide variety of topics, including history, sports, and pop culture, will be releasing a collection of essays on the CW television series Supergirl. Tim Rayborn and Melissa Wehler will take on the role of editors.

Reminder -- CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:38am
Andrée Lafontaine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CFP ReFocusThe Films of Xavier Dolan

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.

CFP: Indie Games in the Digital Age (Anthology)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
MJ Clarke CSULA, Cynthia Wang CSULA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The digital realm has reconfigured the ways in which production and consumption of games happen.  Consider some prominent examples:

  • In May 2011, self-taught game developer Andrew Spinks released his own world-building game after only five months of production.  The game, Terraria, now available on all major computing and gaming platforms, has sold over 20.5 million units, but is still only available through Spinks’s own publishing firm, Re-Logic.

 

FANS Law and Politics Call for Editors

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
Fandom And Neomedia Studies Law And Politics Studies Area
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, an internationally recognized academic organization, invites applications for membership in its Law and Politics Studies Area. This group will examine the interconnections between fandom and media on the one hand and politics and law on the other. “How is political culture played out in the media?” “How is law (mis)represented in fiction?” and similar questions will fit into this field. Current and retired lawyers in good standing, law students, elected or appointed government officials, professors of law and/or politics, and political operatives are eligible for membership in this committee. The chair at any given time must be a practicing lawyer, sitting government official, or current professor.

Television Studies Session at PAMLA 2017 (Honolulu, Hawaii)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Television Studies Session at PAMLA 2017

 

Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12, 2017

Chaminade University of Honolulu

http://pamla.org/2017

 

Television Studies, a standing session of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), is now accepting proposals for the organization’s 115th annual conference. This year’s conference theme is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.”  All proposals in the realm of television studies are welcome, with a particular interest in the following focus issues as well:

 

GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA (Philadelphia, November 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:33pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium and from any critical, contemporary, historic, or disciplinary perspective. While proposals on any topic are accepted, we especially welcome proposals that speak to the following:

*Denied Service: H.R.2802, the First Amendment Defense Act

*The Politics of Public Spaces: Inclusion/Exclusion

*Popular Culture and Trans Perspectives and Representation

*Drag Culture and Performance

*GLBTQ Representation on Film

*”Looking” at GLBTQ TV Representation

*Manhunting on Grndr: Gay Social Apps

CFP: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses Eight

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
Whedon Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Cynthia Burkhead invite proposals for the eighth biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8). Devoted to Joss Whedon’s creative works, SCW8 will be held on the campus of the University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, June 21-24, 2018. The conference will be organized by Local Arrangements Chair Cynthia Burkhead, along with Slayage alumns Anissa Graham, Stephanie Graves, Jennifer Butler Keeton, and Brenna Wardell

Crossing the Boundaries of Reception -- New Deadline

updated: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:54am
Special Issue of "Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2017

The journal Reception invites submissions for its special-topic issue for the 2018 volume year focusing on “Crossing the Boundaries of Reception.” Authors are encouraged to construe “boundaries” as broadly as possible within a reception-study context, including:

SUMMER PROGRAM in Queer and Feminist Narrative Theories -- DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Project Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Project Narrative Summer Institute (PNSI) is a two-week workshop at Ohio State University that offers faculty and advanced graduate students in any discipline the opportunity for an intensive study of core concepts and issues in narrative theory. The focus for summer 2017 will be Queer and Feminist Narrative Theories: Interdisciplinary Methodologies and will be held from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 21.

Comics and Graphic Narratives Panel (Deadline 5/21) - PAMLA 2017 (Honolulu, Hawaii 11/10-11/12)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Comics and Graphic Narratives panel at the 2017 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

This years conference will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii and is sponsored by Chaminade University of Honolulu The conference will be held between Friday, November 10, 2017 and Sunday, November 12, 2017.

CFP: Comics and Graphic Narratives for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:20pm
Sam Johnson, Wenatchee Valley College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.

CFP: Science Fiction for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:19pm
Justin Wyble, Chaminade University of Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers related to science fiction, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Video Game Studies: The Visual Politics of Play for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:19pm
Daniel Ante-Contreras, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This session is interested in both analysis of games and the gaming industry and the visibility and role of “video game studies” as an institutional entity. It seeks papers willing to engage with the intersections of visuality and play in games and game studies as they are and as they might be. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

Theorising the Popular 2017 - Registration Now Open

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:18pm
Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2017

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:

 

THEORISING THE POPULAR 2017, 21-22 JUNE

Liverpool Hope University

 

This is a reminder that registration for Theorising the Popular 2017 is now open.

Now in its 7th year, Theorising the Popular is an annual international conference organised by the Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University. The primary aim of the conference is to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of 'popular' disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with 'traditional' subjects.  

The conference will be held at Liverpool Hope's main campus, Hope Park, and will run from 21-22 June 2017. 

 

Yankees and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm
McFarland and Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

McFarland and Company invites baseball writers to contribute abstracts for an essay collection presently titled The New York Yankees and Popular Culture.

Writers are encouraged to submit their own topics for consideration.  Possible topics include:

  • Yankees in Advertising
  • History of WPIX
  • The fight between Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson on the Game of the Week
  • Buster Keaton’s film The Cameraman featuring a sequence at Yankee Stadium
  • Yankees and Seinfeld

McFarland is a leading publisher of books and journals in sports history, including Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game and Black Ball: A Negro League Journal.

ReFocus: The Films of Albert Brooks

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:46pm
Christian Long / University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Looking for two or three chapters on 1) Albert Brooks as a stand-up comedian, 2) Albert Brooks as a voice actor in The Simpsons, and 3) Albert Brooks as a voice actor in Finding Nemo.

deadline for submissions: May 10, 2017 

Please send a CV and a 150-250 word abstract to philshabano@gmail.com by 10 May 2017. Completed essays should be approximately 8,000 words (American spelling and grammar), referenced in Chicago endnote style.  

full name / name of organization: 

Japanese Visual Culture

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 
November 10 – 12, 2017, Chaminade University of Honolulu and Ala Moana Hotel (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Session: Japanese Visual Culture
Presiding Officer: David Boyd, PhD Candidate in Text-Image Studies, Comparative Literature, University of Glasgow
Proposal Due Date: May 21, 2017 (submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

Conference theme: “The Sense of Sight: Vision, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing”

Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP [Last Call]

updated: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

[CFP] Gothic Afterlives: The Reincarnation of Horror in Film and Television

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:12pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Twenty-first century media have seen a rise not only in remakes and ‘re-imaginings’, but also transmedia adaptations, works based in nostalgic callbacks, fan-written versions of media, and genre-bending remixes. While a wider body of work exists on transmedia storytelling and adaptation, Gothic horror remakes are still a rich and largely unexplored subject, even as interest in the remake phenomenon continues to grow. And yet, the history of Gothic horror in film and television is rich in re-adaptations, and re-conceptualizations, where the literary roots of Gothic horror tropes, narratives, and characterizations continue to resurface and uncannily return.

[UPDATES] CFP: The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

Abstract sumission deadline is now extended to May 15th, 2017

submission via email: cpch.notice@eduhk.hk (Mr. Manni Cheung, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong)

 

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

At home with horror? Terror on the small screen

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
The Melodrama Research Group/University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Melodrama Research Group presents:

At home with horror? Terror on the small screen

27th-28th October 2017

University of Kent

Keynote speaker: Dr Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick)

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: The third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

updated: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:08pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Abstract sumission deadline is now extended to May 15th, 2017

submission via email: cpch.notice@eduhk.hk (Mr. Manni Cheung, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong)

 

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

TRANS TV conference, September 13-15, 2017

updated: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:42am
University of Westminster, London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

TRANS TV: Call For Papers
 Transformations of Television Industries
 Transformations of Television Consumption Practices 
 Transformations of Televisual Aesthetics, Narratives and Identities
 21st Century Transnational and Transmedia Television Practices

Wednesday the 13th of September to Friday the 15th of September, University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London
Organised in Collaboration with the CREAM and CAMRI research centres and the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster.

Organising Committee: Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Christopher Hogg, Jane Thorburn, Paul Dwyer, Ged Maguire, Robert Benfield, Simon Passmore.

ADAPTATION 2017

updated: 
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Papers:

ADAPTATION

2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Wednesday-Sunday, 18-22 October 2017

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

315 Chestnut St.

St. Louis, MO 63102

Deadline: April 30 2017

submissions.mpcaaca.org

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