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

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:25pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2017. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

Superheroes: A Companion

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:24pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2021. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

As media texts show us superheroes from around the world(s), demonstrating extraordinary abilities and living a life shaped by a moral code, how we define their iconic features and cultural impact has been the focus of much scholarly debate.

Studies in Popular Culture Book Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:33pm
Studies in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

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.

New Book Series: Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:15pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

A new book series has been established by Routledge, with a focus on popular culture. 

The Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series is looking for original and interdisciplinary monographs or edited volumes, which expand our understanding of popular culture as reflecting world challenges, contexts, and situations. The Series places a particular emphasis on evolutions and transformations within popular culture — with a focus on icons, narratives, practices, and identities — and aims to provide interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transmedia perspectives.

The editor of the series welcomes proposals for projects on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to): 

Extended Deadline: Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy (ACCSFF) 2022

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:39am
Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The 2022 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, one of the most important collections of fantastic literature in the world. 

We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:

    -studies of individual works and authors;
    -comparative studies;
    -studies that place works in their literary and/or
     cultural contexts.

BTS Critical Reader

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:26pm
BTS Critical Reader
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Contributions

BTS: A Critical Reader

 

 

Co-edited by Patty Ahn, Michelle Cho, Frances Gateward, Vernadette Gonzalez, Rani Neutill, Mimi Thi Nguyen, and Yutian Wong 

BTS is the biggest popular music act on the planet, with a passionate fandom of  unprecedented size and diversity. As a multi-faceted cultural phenomenon, BTS has often brought forth reductive claims of universal appeal to explain their global success. 

Fandom After #MeToo/#BalanceTonPorc Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:05pm
University of Chicago, Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Call for Papers

Fandom After #MeToo/#BalanceTonPorc
Bilingual French/English symposium
 

 1 July 2022, The University of Chicago, Paris (France) 

 Keynote speakers:
Kristina Busse (University of South Alabama)
Alexis Lothian (University of Maryland)
 

TWC: Chinese Fandoms **DEADLINE EXTENDED**

updated: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 12:11pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Chinese Fandoms

Chinese fandoms are a growing area of interest attracting attention from groups as diverse as academia, industry, and even government. Although the foci of these groups vary, at the core are questions related to the function, organization, interests, and activities of fan groups. As Chinese media and entertainment industries mature and transnational collaborations increase, content and celebrity figures both inside and outside the Chinese context are increasingly distributed, consumed, and implicated in the formation (or extension) of fan communities.

Shadow Screens: Unmade, Unseen, Unreleased Film and Television

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:59am
James Fenwick (Sheffield Hallam University) / Kieran Foster (University of Nottingham)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

We’d like to remind you of the upcoming conference abstracts deadline of 31 January for the conference “Shadow Screens: Unmade, Unseen, Unreleased Film and Television”.

Current Research in Speculative Fiction CFP 2022

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:59am
CRSF, University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2022

11th Annual Conference

30th June – 1st July 2022, University of Liverpool - https://crsfhome.home.blog/

 

“Always treat language like a dangerous toy.” (Ansel Hollo)

KEYNOTES:

Dr. Christy Tidwell (South Dakota School of Mine & Technology) Dr. Jalondra A Davies (Writer and Scholar)

WORKSHOP: Sell Your Stories: Writing and Submitting SFF Short Fiction.

GCO Comics Conference 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 7:18pm
University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

GRADUATE COMICS ORGANIZATION COMICS’ CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in FluxUniversity of FloridaMay 20th-22nd, 2022 (Gainesville, FL) Deadline for Submissions: February 18th, 2022 The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida, Gainesville now invites proposals to our 18th annual conference: “Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux.” Our hybrid conference will be held virtually over Zoom and in-person from May 20th-22nd, 2022. We welcome applicants from all stages of their careers to submit papers addressing any aspect of the conference topic.

FROM LUCAS TO DISNEY: STAR WARS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:47am
Douglas Brode, Cyrus R. K. Patell, and Jamie Gabrielle Viray Uy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking concise essays of approximately 5,000 words about any aspect of Star Wars storytelling that has emerged since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012. We are seeking pieces that are academically rigorous, but accessible to the general reader.

Geek/Art CONfluence: Presentations on Geek Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:48am
Geek/Art CONfluence
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The third annual Geek/Art CONfluence, a comic con taking place through the School of Art at Syracuse University, is accepting proposals from both FACULTY/PROFESSIONALS and STUDENTS (grad and undergrad) on GEEK CULTURE-RELATED topics.

GEEK CULTURE includes comics/manga; sci-fi and fantasy books, magazines, and movies; cartoons and animation; gaming; fan culture such as cosplay and zines; and related topics.

CFP: Comics & Popular Arts Conference 2022 - Atlanta, September 1-5 - DragonCon

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:34pm
Comics & Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 15th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 1-5, 2022.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

*Final Call* Investigating the Hardwood – Interdisciplinary Analyses of and Reflections on Professional Basketball

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Till Neuhaus & Niklas Thomas (Eds.)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

Soap Opera & Serialized Storytelling - PCA 2022

updated: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 5:13pm
Popular Culture Association Conference - 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Soap operas, wrestling, periodicals, reality television, comic books, literature, video game and film franchises, vlogging, sports, advertising campaigns, and now even politics and political journalism have harnessed the power and popularity of the serialized form to build and sustain audiences in our increasingly fractured media landscape.

CFP Mouse’s Monsters at PCA: Further Examples of Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney (PCA Vitual 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 3:58pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

The Mouse’s Monsters at PCA: Further Examples of Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney

Sponsored Session Proposed for the 2022 Virtual Conference of the Popular Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area and the Disney Studies Areas of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association for PCA’s Disney Studies Special Topic Area.

Virtual event: 13-16 April 2022.

Proposals are due by 21 January 2022.

 

Deadline Approaching: "Altered States" - FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022)

updated: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 8:01pm
Film Studies Association of Canada, Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union (University of Toronto), and the Gradaute Film Student Association (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 17, 2021

CFP: "Altered States" - FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022)deadline for submissions: December 17, 2021full name / name of organization: Film Studies Association of Canada, Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union (University of Toronto), and the Gradaute Film Student Association (York University)contact email: csgraduatestudentunion@gmail.com

CFP: FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022) 

CFP: Audience Reception, Diversity, & Cancel Culture on TV

updated: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 8:01pm
Jonina Anderson-Lopez/University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

We have been invited by McFarland to expand a recent article on diversity and cancel culture in television (Anderson-Lopez et al., 2021) for a book proposal further exploring the phenomenon of audience sway over television content. Please see the CFP below and feel free to reach out to us with questions. We hope to turn around the book proposal to McFarland in a timely manner, so please note the January 10, 2022, deadline for 300-500 word chapter proposals. We look forward to reading your submissions and collaborating on this edited collection!

Sincerely,

Call for Submissions: Journal of Springsteen Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:24pm
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies / Caroline Madden
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fifth edition, with an expected publication date of September 2022.

Portmanteau Woolf

updated: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 1:54pm
Virginia Woolf Miscellany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany

Issue #99 Spring 2022 : DEADLINE EXTENDED

Submissions Due: January 31st 2022

Special Topic:

Portmanteau Woolf

Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff

 

A call for all readers, common and uncommon:

 

*Final Deadline Extension 12/31/21* Call for Abstracts for an edited volume: "Avatar: The Last Airbender and Theology" under contract with McFarland Press

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:39pm
Michael Riggins
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

McFarland Press is currently seeking papers for an edited volume on the intersection of the Avatar Universe and Theology. Essays should mainly concentrate on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, but may also consider the graphic novels or the live action film if appropriate. Essays should be accessible to a lay reader, but focused on an academic audience. 

 

Seeking chapters on Music & Deviance

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sylvia M DeSantis/Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy: The Intersectionality of Music and Deviance
Editor:Sylvia M DeSantis

This volume will explore the avenues through which 20th century musicians, and their enthused audiences, created necessarily deviant cultural movements. From the optimism engendered by the Big BandEra to socially justice-mindedGrunge in the ‘90s, musicians have used their stage power to resist, reward, and recreate long-standing cultural codes.

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CFP: "Altered States" - FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022)

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Film Studies Association of Canada, Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union (University of Toronto), and the Gradaute Film Student Association (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 17, 2021

CFP: FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022) 

The following is a Call for Papers for the 24th Annual Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium, co-hosted by the University of Toronto and York University, to take place online on 18/19 February 2022. Submission guidelines are outlined below.

 

CFP: Altered States

 

Nothing exists that doesn’t have this senseless sense – common to flames, dreams, uncontrollable laughter – in those moments when consumption accelerates, beyond the desire to endure.

- Georges Bataille, The Impossible

 

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