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Supermodels of the World: RuPaul's Drag Race as International Phenomenon symposium- CFP deadline extended to 22nd June 2020

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
Kirsty Fairclough University of Salford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

Due to disruptions caused by the current Coronavirus crisis, we have extended the deadline for abstracts for the 25th September 2020 symposium- Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon. 

 

Dependent on further developments, online participation may become our primary method for all to engage in this one day event. We will, of course, update accordingly.

 

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Call for Papers:

 

Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium

 

School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.

25th September 2020

 

 

Photography - staged and documentary

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:21am
Pictures Science
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

PICTURES SCIENCE 

 

We look forward to innovative articles on documentary and / or staged photography. Pictures science is an interdisciplinary magazine that is open to different approaches. Submissions should be accompanied by at least one picture. We are also open to artistic contributions, but the underlying methods and theories should be explained.

 

Please contact: jlior@sonic-media.de

http://pictures-science.com

 

 

Nostalgia and Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:43am
Australiasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Special Issue: Nostalgia and Popular Culture  
Abstract submission deadline: 10 May 2020
Full article (6,000-7,000 words) submission deadline: 19 July 2020
Issue Guest Editors: Carmel Cedro (Auckland University of Technology) and Blair Speakman (Auckland University of Technology)

MMLA 2020 Popular Culture Permanent Session CFP: Fan Responses to Popular Culture (deadline extended to May 31))

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:46pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for submitting a paper for this panel has been extended to May 31.

Last year, when Fox canceled the television show Lucifer, a fan campaign to save the show resulted in Netflix picking it up for another season. This was not an isolated incident. Collectives of fans, gathering both online and in person, often influence the longevity, the content, the dispersal, and the afterlife of their favorite shows, games, songs, and other popular culture artifacts. In response to the conference theme “Cultures of Collectivity,” the popular culture permanent session invites papers that investigate how both planned and spontaneous groups appropriate or influence popular culture.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE (May 15, 2020) - 2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2020 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 at the Westin Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

 

“Connecting Cultures and Collectivity in Children’s Literature and Young Adult Literature”

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of cultures of collectivity. Considerations may be given to audience, race, technologies, body image, sexualities, disabilities, literacies, socioeconomics, immigration, rural/urban spaces, posthumanism, regionalism, and any other critical issues in children’s and young adult literature from any period and genre. Panel proposals are also welcome. The MMLA conference will take place in Milwaukee, WI November 4-8, 2020. Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent to Dr.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: “Collectivity in Reception Studies” (MMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 1:15pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

"Collectivity in Reception Studies," Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) 2020. Scheduled for November 5-8, Milwaukee Wisconsin.

The Reception Study Society is dedicated to promoting discussion among literature, culture and media scholars engaged in theoretical and practical analyses in reception study, reader-response criticism and pedagogy, history of the book, audience and communication studies, and more. For MMLA, we invite participants to share scholarship that advances the study of these areas.

CFP Fashion and Material Culture, MPCA/ACA, EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 9:32pm
Luxx Mishou, Area Chair/ The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

UPDATE: 

The Midwest Popular Culture Association is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely.  At this point, we intend for the conference to go ahead as planned in October. Please note that the deadline for registration is September 15. In the event that the conference is moved into a virtual setting, postponed, or canceled, we will notify you with how the organization will respond as soon as possible. Please check the MPCA website or follow MPCA on Twitter or Facebook for the latest information.

 

Fashion and Material Culture, MPCA/ACA

“The Cultures and Subcultures created and inspired by Margaret Atwood” MMLA, Milwaukee, WI, November 5 – 8

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:22pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Organizer: Denise Du Vernay, Loyola University Chicago

In all of Atwood’s works of fiction, cultures are created (usually with their own vernacular) whether they are the post-apocalyptic survivors of the Maddaddam trilogy, the mean girls of Cat’s Eye, the academics of The Edible Woman and Life Before Man, or Mayday in The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, Atwood’s works are rife with cultures of collectivity.

FANS Quarantime: A Special Edition of The Phoenix Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:06pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

 

 

FANS Quarantime

 

A Special Edition of The Phoenix Papers

 

During this time of uncertainty, many of us are relying on aspects of fandom and neomedia to get information about the global pandemic and to form our replies to it in terms of connecting with colleagues, staying mentally functional, and generally keeping our lives going as best we can.

It is with all these things in mind that we announce a call for papers for a special edition of our journal: FANS Quarantime.

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Animated/Cartoon TV Shows for Mature Audiences (Deadline Extended!)

updated: 
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 1:32pm
Leslie Salas / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Animated/Cartoon TV Shows for Mature Audiences


 “The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”

- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner


 

The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated cartoons on TV. For many contemporary cartoon shows for adult audiences, however, this trope appears especially pronounced, often leaning into the stereotype that competent childrearing is "women's work" for the benefit of comedy.

Journal of foreign language teaching and translation studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:37pm
Sheikhbahaee University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 5, 2020

The Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Translation Studies published by Sheikhbahaee University is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original articles in the areas of teaching and learning English as a foreign/second language and translation studies. It is particularly keen to help make connections between fields, theories, research methods, and scholarly discourses.

  • All the received manuscripts, before sending for the reviewing process, will be checked by plagiarism software.
  • The processing and publishing of manuscripts are free of charge.

To submit your manuscript please visit efl.shbu.ac.ir and submit your manuscripts through mnagerial system

“The Ludic Outlaw: Medievalism, Games, Sport, and Play,” a special issue

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

From the early Atari single-player arcade game Outlaw to more recent videogames such as Activision Blizzard’s multiplayer Overwatch, modern digital outlaws have long been popular characters in gaming culture. These characters often work to resist authoritarianism within their respective gaming worlds, and they frequently evoke much older outlaw representations, such as the Robin Hood of medieval ballads, by embodying popular definitions of justice and communal welfare. 

 

This special issue of The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Environmental Studies Reopened [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 6/1/2020]

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:35pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Environmental Studies

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020, and has extended the submission deadline to Monday, June 1st. We have received a number of excellent submissions, which are currently under review, but we have decided to seek a few additional high-quality pieces for consideration as well.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present," Midwest Modern Language Association

updated: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 2:55pm
Midwestern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 5-8. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.

Fans, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies (NEPCA Manchester, NH 10/23-24, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:47pm
NEPCA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The Fan, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies area encourages submissions that focus on interrogating the ideas and the ideals of fans and fandoms, and why we idolize celebrities. We welcome submissions from all theoretical and philosophical perspectives. We are open to submissions in any area of fan and celebrity studies including but not limited to:

MMLA 2020 Popular Culture Permanent Session CFP: Fan Responses to Popular Culture (deadline extended)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for submitting a paper for this panel has been extended to April 15

Last year, when Fox canceled the television show Lucifer, a fan campaign to save the show resulted in Netflix picking it up for another season. This was not an isolated incident. Collectives of fans, gathering both online and in person, often influence the longevity, the content, the dispersal, and the afterlife of their favorite shows, games, songs, and other popular culture artifacts. In response to the conference theme “Cultures of Collectivity,” the popular culture permanent session invites papers that investigate how both planned and spontaneous groups appropriate or influence popular culture.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Ready Reader One: The Stories We Tell About, With, and Around Videogames

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Megan Condis - Texas Tech University and Mike Sell - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

Call Extended!  New Due Date for Abstracts is April 20, 2020

Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames?

While there is an extensive body of scholarship on the way that videogames create worlds, construct characters, and explore themes, there has been almost no scholarship on the representation of videogames in literary texts.

Call for Submissions - The End is Here - Creative Writing Collection

updated: 
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:20pm
Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Extended deadline** Spectral Visions Press is now accepting submissions for The End is Here: A Book about the Apocalypse. We want to hear your unique take on the fall of civilisation, we want to see your visions of our potential future, and we want to journey into your dystopic worlds. If you have a story or poem that fits the brief, start submitting.

• Minimum 1,000 words, maximum of 5,000 words of prose or 30 lines of poetry.

• Submissions should be formatted as a word document; we cannot work with pdf.

• Submissions should be double-spaced, use a neutral font style, and font size of eleven.

Harry Potter Special Issue--Extended Deadline

updated: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:57pm
Jane Elizabeth Dougherty/Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures/Southern Illinois University Carbondale
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

We are starting a national peer-reviewed undergraduate and graduate student journal, The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures.  Our first issue is a special issue on Harry Potter and we are accepting academic essays and creative non-fiction submissions.

Submissions opened on February 1st and will be open until June 1st (extended deadline due to COVID19).    Submission is free. 

Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.  

Sports-Related Young Adult Literature: Society, Culture, and Politics

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:59pm
Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The confluence of sports culture and sociopolitical issues has a long history. Memorable examples of athletes of yesteryear embracing activism include Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists against institutional racism, Muhammad Ali opposing the Vietnam War, and Billie Jean King fighting for gender equity. Contemporary examples include Colin Kaepernick protesting police violence against people of color and the U.S. women’s national soccer team charging U.S. Soccer with gender discrimination. Each example underscores the reality that athletes are so much more than the games they play. Many authors have honored this tradition through the fictional athletes they portray in contemporary sports-related young adult literature (YAL).

Auf Wiedersehen Pet: Past and Present

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:15pm
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

We are inviting abstracts for a publication on the British television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet to mark the 35th anniversary of its first screening. We are interested in a range of contributions including; academic articles, fan responses, reminiscences, revisiting locations, interviews, etc.

Horrifying Children Conference - TV, Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:13pm
Robert Edgar, John Marland and Lauren Stephenson: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a symposium at the York Centre for Writing, York St John University. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND THE CFP EXTENDED. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A NEW CONFERENCE DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The daytime Horrifying Symposium event is free to attend (lunch is provided). There will be a ticketed event in the evening with very special guests, Scarred for Life.

Our symposium is intended to span academic and popular responses and we would welcome contributions from academics, practitioners, broadcasters, writers and fans. Proposals can be for critical papers and other mixed-mode presentations and submissions that blur the boundaries.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Forms of Fabulation

updated: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:57am
Science Fiction Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CFP: SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020 

Wednesday, July 8th - Saturday July 11th

Indiana University, Bloomington IN 

 

Conference Theme: Forms of Fabulation

Keynote Speakers: 

Tavia Nyong’o

Kate Marshall

 

Special Guest: 

John Crowley

(author of Little, Big)

 

The Science Fiction Research Association invites proposals for its 2020 annual conference, to be held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

SAMLA 92: THE GENRES OF CELEBRITY SCANDAL

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
Blake Beaver / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Given the evident command of the celebrity in 20th- and 21st-century media cultures and following modern trends toward trans-medial and inter-generic production, this traditional session calls for papers that explore the relationships between celebrity and generic scandals. How have filmmakers, television writers, tabloid/entertainment journalists, novelists, essayists, biographers, memoirists, and other cultural creators depicted celebrity scandal while pushing the limits of their given genre or medium? While the 20th and 21st centuries are the focus of this call, media and literary scholars of all periods are welcomed to apply. History-bending is happily encouraged alongside genre-bending. Scandals could involve:

Screening Queer Horror

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Dr Linnie Blake & Heather Petrocelli / Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2019 was a watershed moment for queer horror visibility, particularly in cinema: from Shudder’s announcement of their upcoming queer horror documentary to Rue Morgue ’s first-ever ‘Queer Fear’ special issue, and from the world’s largest study about horror-loving queers to the rapid proliferation of queer horror podcasts. With this increased focus and attention on the relationship between queerness and horror, we propose an edited collection focused on queer/queered horror that not only recasts a critical eye on the cinematic past, but also explores theoretical perspectives on and new queer readings of horror films of the post-millennial present. 

Harry Potter Special Issue of The Journal of Fantasy & Fan Cultures

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures // Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Submissions for our first issue (Harry Potter) will be open from February 1 until April 1.  Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.  

You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.

Submissions must be 2500-7500 words and, if scholarly, must be in MLA citation format. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font. Current undergraduates and graduate students in any major or field are eligible to submit, as are holders of master’s degrees.

CFP: Steely Dan at 50 (Special Issue of Rock Music Studies)

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:32pm
Michael Borshuk / Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Special Issue of Rock Music Studies

Steely Dan at 50

Guest-Edited by Michael Borshuk

Texas Tech University

 

2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:28pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

 

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2020 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 at the Westin Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

 

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