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Loading Journal Special Issue on Kingdom Hearts

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:01pm
Dean Bowman, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Dear All,

My Colleagues and I at the University of East Anglia are putting together a special edition of Loading… journal on the Kingdom Hearts franchise as a transmedia phenomenon. The issue is based on an expansion of papers we gave at a panel at the DiGRA conference at Ritsumeikan university in Kyoto last year. But we are looking for additional articles to complement those we already have in order to attempt to address as wide a group of topics as possible through the lens of this important franchise. Our ambition is that this could become an important repository of research and theorising on this game series and the topic of transmedia production and fandom.

I’ll paste the CFP below but the link is here also:

III International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:27pm
FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX (http://www.festivalcinefantaelx.com/en/), and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.

Its mission is to transmit research studies in all the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, plastic arts, etc.

Spring 2021 CFS

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:51pm
Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Third Stone Journal is accepting submissions of art, music, creative writing, short films, scholarship, digital content, and more on Afrofuturism, African-futurism, and the Black fantastic as explored both inside and outside of the borders of the United States. The call is for the Spring 2021 publication. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2020. For inquiries, please contact the editorial staff of Third Stone Journal at 3rdstonejournal@gmail.com. Note that all work should be submitted via the submission portal at https://scholarworks.rit.edu/thirdstone/.

Punk Scholars Network: Global Punk

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:50pm
Punk Scholars Network 7th Annual Conference & Postgraduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Punk Scholars Network Annual Conference – Call for Papers

Theme: Global Punk

Date: 12th – 19th December

A virtual, online, global conference spanning eight days is being brought together by the Punk Scholars Network – be a part of it.

CFP for Comparative Cinema: Biopic vs biopic: Cinematographic life as a place for comparison

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:09pm
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Over the last ten years, the biopic has been carried out by many relevant filmmakers —within and beyond the mainstream— and it has become a key genre in contemporary cinema. This fact is attested by titles like 'Carlos' (Olivier Assayas, 2010), 'J.

Celebrity Studies Special Edition, “CHILDREN AND CELEBRITIES.” Deadline: August 7, 2020.

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:06pm
Diana Sandars / University of Melbourne, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 7, 2020

CFP: Celebrity Studies Special Edition, “CHILDREN AND CELEBRITIES.” Deadline: August 7, 2020.

The entertainment industries create the most widely circulated popular images of children and childhood, and yet the role of children in celebrity studies warrants further study. As John Mercer and Jane O’Connor (2017) point out, the intersection between Childhood Studies and Celebrity Studies has been gaining traction in recent years, highlighting a tension between the dominant discourses of innocence surrounding children, and the highly competitive commercial imperatives of celebrity culture.

Updated: Call for Abstracts: Critically Reading "The Vampire Diaries"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 3:06am
Book Publication
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.

CFP: Fan Studies Network - North America Virtual Conference (October 13-17)

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:27am
Fan Studies Network - North America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

 Call for Papers

 

 

Fan Studies Network North America Virtual Conference 2020

 

 

October 13-17, 2020

 

 

For this year, we have decided to host the virtual-only Fan Studies Network North America over five days in October to encourage participation and access, and to limit Zoom mental overload. The conference will combine synchronous and asynchronous conversations. Rather than traditional papers, we will have virtual workshops, salons, and posters.

Opening the Vault: Media Industry Studies and its Archives

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:06am
Spectator / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 27, 2020

Deadline for Submission: November 27, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous scholars have been unable to physically access archival records, locked away for an indefinite period of time. In the present, various media industries—studios, streaming services, talent agencies, and more —have continued to announce deals, make public statements, and present a digital front that veils the story underneath. With continued conglomeration and corporate security practices winnowing access to materials, even smaller stakes questions—even the amount of eyes on any particular work on digital platforms—are becoming increasingly impossible to uncover without records.

Roll for Initiative: Writing Dungeons & Dragons

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:05am
Suzanne Richardson and Daniel Shank Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Roll for Initiative: Writing Dungeons & Dragons

            We seek submissions in the genres of the essay (creative nonfiction or critical/theoretical), poetry, and the interview for an anthology that will take a literary perspective to examine all aspects of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).

Periodicals and Silent Cinema (Special Edition of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:03am
Jonathan Cranfield / Liverpool John Moores University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 24, 2020

Submissions are solicited for a special edition of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies on the relationship between periodicals and silent cinema. Work is encouraged which treats the topic in its global, as well as Anglophone, context. 

The rise of silent cinema in the early twentieth century changed the business of writing and publishing forever. Editors, journalists, essayists and authors found themselves catering for readers whose cultural expectations had been transformed by their interactions with cinema. Debates raged over which periodical form would first be rendered obsolete: the daily newspaper? The illustrated magazine? The serialised novel? The weekly comic? The compendium of short fiction?

NeMLA 2021: Gaming Across Borders: Cross-cultural Analysis of Video Game Play and Narrative

updated: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 5:59pm
Theodore "Ted" Harrison/ Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the panel Gaming Across Borders: Cross-cultural Analysis of Video Game Play and Narrative, to be held at the 52nd Annual Northeast MLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 11-14, 2021. Please contact Ted Harrison with any questions at tdh70@georgetown.edu.

 

Nonfiction Media - Velvet Light Trap Issue #88

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:30am
The Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #88: "Nonfiction Media: Rethinking Documentary and Nonfiction in 2020"

Peter Nicholls Prize 2021

updated: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:57pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

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 Foundation (summer 2021).

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

Sport and the Power to Inspire Change: A Global Virtual Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Sport and the Power to Inspire Change: A Global Virtual Symposium

with Danny Crates, Phil Davies, Derek Peaple and Karl Spracklen

Tuesday 21st July 2020 - Wednesday 22nd July 2020

 


 

 

‘Sport’, as Mandela famously observed, ‘has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.’

 

Page 23 Online LitCon

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:37pm
Page 23 LitCon/Denver Pop Culture Con
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 17, 2020

Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 Virtual LitConOctober 15-17 2020

 

500-word abstracts for papers, panels, creative presentations, roundtables, or any other appropriate event expanding and/or expounding on comics and pop culture are being accepted for an online scholarly conference.

 

Since its inception nine years ago, Denver Pop Culture Con’s Page 23 LitCon features presenters from numerous areas of focus, including comics and graphic novels, gaming, television, film, anime, wrestling, toy studies, and so much more. We love giving a platform to people who live in any pop culture realm (or at the intersections of multiple!).  

 

Gladiator (2000): Magazine Covers/Memorabilia/Costumes

updated: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 6:03pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection.

Martin M. Winkler edited a collection about Gladiator regarding its historical and media aspects. There are also several single essays about psychological (Skweres), political, or cultural issues related to the film. Nevertheless, there have been no other collections on the cultural and social impact of the film since its release. The twentieth anniversay has just passed, and the time is right for presenting new insights about this award-winning film.

Specific topics that the editor is seeking to round out the collection include:

Idols: Pop Culture Icons as Brand Ambassadors for Fashion and Cosmetics in China

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:57am
Amanda Sikarskie
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Call for Papers for a proposed edited collection tentatively titled “Idols: Pop Culture Icons as Brand Ambassadors for Fashion and Cosmetics in China” to be edited by Amanda Sikarskie, Ph.D., University of Michigan.

In China, popular culture idols are vital to the luxury fashion and cosmetics industry as brand ambassadors. This volume hopes to fill a critical gap in the English-language literature on this subject, bringing together authors from China, the United States, and around the world.

SERIES ON POPULAR DIRECTORS

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:56am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES

 

 

TWC special issue CFP: Fandom Histories (3/15/22; 1/1/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:52am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

Fans demonstrate a broad interest in the past, both of their objects of fandom and their own communities. They collect, catalog, preserve, restore, and publicly display historical artifacts and information in their own archives and museums. They study archival materials and collections, interview witnesses, and read historical scholarship, developing historical narratives and theses. Their research materializes in the form of analog and digital nonfiction media such as print and online publications, documentaries, podcasts, video tutorials, and pedagogical initiatives. Through their work, fans historicize their own fandom and tie it into broader historical questions, connecting to issues like heritage, gender, and the nation.

Uncharted Medievalisms: Revealing the Medieval in Popular Fiction and Games (Panel) (9/30/2020; NeMLA Philadelphia 3/11-14/2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:44am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Uncharted Medievalisms: Revealing the Medieval in Popular Fiction and Games (Panel)

52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 11-14 March 2021

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2020

Session organized by Carl B. Sell and Michael A. Torregrossa and sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture.

 

Can We Be More Than the Middle Ages? Medievalism Studies and Medieval Studies (Roundtable) (9/30/2020; NeMLA Philadelphia 3/11-14/2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:43am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Can We Be More Than the Middle Ages? Medievalism Studies and Medieval Studies (Roundtable)

52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 11-14 March 2021

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2020

Session organized by Michael A. Torregrossa and Carl B. Sell and sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture.

 

Unmade Film and Television: Call for book proposals

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:52am
James Fenwick / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Unmade Film and Television:

Call for book proposals

Unmade Film and Television is a new book series with Intellect that explores unmade, unseen, and unreleased film and television from across the globe and from all time periods.

CFP: Capture Japan - Book Under Contract with Bloomsbury

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Dr. Marco Bohr, Associate Professor in Visual Communication, Nottingham Trent University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

This is the final Call for Papers for the edited book ‘Capture Japan: Visual Culture and the Global Imagination from 1952 to the Present’. The book analyses, deconstructs and challenges representations of Japan in a variety of different visual media such as cinema, documentary film, photography, visual art and computer games. The book is now under contract with Bloomsbury and due to the recent withdrawal of a contributor, we are now looking for a replacement chapter. We are particularly keen to hear from potential contributions on anime, manga, animation or comics which are topics that are currently underrepresented in the book.

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