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Political Economy of Contemporary African Popular Culture: Selected Case Studies.

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:23pm
Kealeboga Aiseng
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 3, 2022

Call for Chapters

Political Economy of Contemporary African Popular Culture: Selected Case Studies.

Editors:

Dr Kealeboga Aiseng (Rhodes University, School of Journalism and Media Studies) K.aiseng@ru.ac.za )

Dr Israel Fadipe (North West University, Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) IsraelFadipe77@gmail.com )

Professor Phillip Mpofu (North West University, Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) Phillip.mpofu@gmail.com )

 

Punk Scholars Network Canada & USA: 2022 Virtual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11:21pm
Punk Scholars Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

English

Punk Scholars Network Canada and Punk Scholars Network USA 

2022 Virtual Conference

Friday, November 18, 2022 via Zoom (Times TBA)

Our annual conference of the Punk Scholars Network Canada and United States will be held on November 18, 2022 via Zoom. The theme this year is Punk & Resilience, and we welcome proposals from punk scholars both in North America and internationally.

CFP: Film Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:28am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Film Studies

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 15, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster Area

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:21am
Shane Trayers/ SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 15, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022

 

ICMS 2023: VIRTUAL PANEL: (Re)Producing Medieval Bodies

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:28am
Ryan Randle / Lars Johnson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

This panel seeks to explore the various way in which the medieval body is reproduced within medieval culture and later imaginings of the ‘medieval.’ We interpret the term ‘body’ broadly as spanning from bodies within literature or art, to manuscripts as products of bodies, and thematic or generic bodies of work.

Fantasy Goes to Hell: Depictions of Hell in Modern Fantasy Texts

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:53pm
The Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

Call for Papers

Fantasy Goes to Hell: Depictions of Hell in

Modern Fantasy Texts

 

A Mythcon Online Winter Seminar (28 January 2023)

and Special Issue of Mythlore (Fall/Winter 2023)

Chairs/Editors: Janet Brennan Croft and Erin Giannini

 

Deadlines:

Proposals for the seminar: November 15, 2022

Submissions for the special issue: May 15, 2023

 

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

updated: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 9:44am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "the quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

Health, Illness, and Injury in Professional Wrestling A Special Section of a forthcoming issue of Survive and Thrive

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 1:20pm
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Health, Illness, and Injury in Professional Wrestling

A Special Section of a forthcoming issue of Survive and Thrive

Recent commentary has focused on the declining health and lack of access to health care among professional wrestlers (e.g. John Oliver's commentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8UQ4O7UiDs).  Hired as contractors, not employees, and so often denied benefits (from health insurance to retirement), professional wrestlers become, as they age, tragic:  celebrities in their prime for their physical prowess, as they age, they launch gofundme pages to cover the costs of essential medical care.

 

Depictions of Gender and Sexuality in Popular/Public Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 9:09am
Laura Getty (University of North Georgia) and Josef Vice (Purdue University Global)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2022

Depictions of Gender and Sexuality in Popular/Public Culture

Call for Chapters

Editors: Laura Getty, University of North Georgia (Laura.getty@ung.edu) and Josef Vice, Purdue University Global (jvice@purdueglobal.edu)

Publisher: international academic press to be confirmed

Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): October 7, 2022 

Notification of acceptance: ongoing, no later than October 30, 2022

Provisional deadline for essay draft submission (approximately 10,000-15,000 words): May 5, 2023

Fan Studies virtual conference! (extended deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 9:44am
Fan Studies Network North America (FSN-NA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2022

"INSIDE VOICES"

Fan Studies Network – North America (FSN-NA) Virtual Conference
October 13–16, 2022

SUBMISSIONS DUE AUGUST 8

V International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 8:07am
FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2022

V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON FANTASTIC GENRE, AUDIOVISUALS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic dissemination that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, with the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.

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

PARTICIPATION

Call for chapter proposals on Celebrity Politics

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 1:01pm
Swapna Gopinath, Ramna Walia, Rutuja Deshmukh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Call for chapter proposals

Title: Mediated Cultures, Political Discourses, and the Celebrity: Perspectives from India

 

Edited by Swapna Gopinath, Ramna Walia, and Rutuja Deshmukh

Email: celebritypoliticscfp@gmail.com

 

Video Games and Ethics Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:58pm
Florida Atlantic University Honors College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Florida Atlantic University Honors College
Jupiter, United States

Details

Video games are more popular than ever, and gaming is an increasingly common hobby. However, gaming raises a number of complex ethical issues. Perhaps the most familiar is the question of whether violent video games are morally appropriate or not. But beyond questions about the morality of gaming and what is appropriate content we might wonder what the overall value of gaming is. Gamers are quite passionate about their hobby, and with concerns about gaming-disorder on the rise, it is reasonable to ask what redeeming value video games have. What role, if any, can video games have in the good life? 

“The worst monsters are the ones we create”: Monstrosity in the Witcherverse (8/15/2022; NEPCA online conference 10/20-22/2022)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:51pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

“The worst monsters are the ones we create”: Monstrosity in the Witcherverse

Session Organized by Kris Larsen, Central Connecticut State University

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

2022 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Virtual Event to be held Thursday, 20 October, to Saturday, 22 October 2022

Proposals are due 15 August 2022

 

Digital Platforms and Cancel Culture: Television and New Media Special Issue

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:50pm
Special Issue for Television & New Media
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

With the advent of social media and platform infrastructures, cancel culture has engendered new means of regulation through digital media platforms which appear to further silence already marginalised communities. Having roots in the Black vernacular tradition, the clear social justice agendas of culturally linked meta-networks of social media practices and community digital infrastructures are argued to have become highjacked by social elites (Clark, 2020). For some commentators this means that the viral nature of social media backlash can claim, to the detriment of democracy, various careers and reputations among well-known celebrities, political figures,

Robin Hood Fantasies: Beyond Realism and Verisimilitude (A Roundtable, Virtual), ICMS, Kalamzoo, May 11-13, 2023

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:44pm
Alexander L. Kaufman / International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

CFP: 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 11–13, 2023

Sponsored Session of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS)

Robin Hood Fantasies: Beyond Realism and Verisimilitude (A Roundtable)

Contact: Alexander L. Kaufman, alkaufman@bsu.edu
Session Modality: Virtual

When It Changed: Women in SF/F since 1972

updated: 
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 4:41pm
Science Fiction Foundation / Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, Glasgow University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2022

To mark the 50th anniversary of Joanna Russ’s landmark short story, ‘When It Changed’, the Science Fiction Foundation and the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at Glasgow University are proposing an online conference (3-4 December 2022) on women’s role in reshaping science fiction.

Association for Asian Studies 2022 Annual Conference - Panel CFP Imagining the Asian Past: Narratives and Themes in Multimedia

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:34am
Association for Asian Studies 2022 Annual Conference - Panel CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

The Association for Asian Studies 2022 Annual Conference

In Person: Thursday, March 16 - Sunday, March 19, 2023 in Boston, MA

Virtual: February 17-18, 2023

Organized Panel Proposal [will decide whether in person or in virtual with panelists]

 

Call for Papers 

Imagining the Asian Past: Narratives and Themes in Multimedia

 

Queering Disney: History of The Walt Disney Company and the Queer Community

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 12:30pm
Brittany Eldridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

With Disney’s initial apathetic response to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill which recently passed in the state of Florida, it is time to shed light on Disney’s complex relationship with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Recently, there have been works which briefly discuss the relationship of queerness and Disney, such as Sean Griffin’s Tinker Bells and Evil Queens (2000), Melanie S. Kohnen Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race (2016), Jennifer Sandlin and Julie Garlen’s edited collection Disney, Culture, and Curriculum (2016), and Joseph Brennan’s edited collection Queerbaiting and Fandom (2019). However, the queer artist/contributor has yet to be the main topic of discussion.

The Hidden Queer: Queer Approaches to Disney's Fairy Tale Films

updated: 
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:58am
Brittany Eldridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This edited collection would focus on the application of queer theory and queer approaches to Disney films that are infamous for queerbaiting, queer coding, and queer pandering, as well as the parodies of Disney films that stem from this. 

Previous works such as Kay Turner and Pauline Greenhill’s The Transgressive Tales (2012) looks into the queer retellings of the Brothers Grimms' edited collection of tales. This collection seeks to go beyond the Brothers Grimm and showcase queer approaches to the Disney fairy tale. With the 'Don't Say Gay' Bill and the apathetic response, it is time to shed light on this academic area and the link between Disney fairy tale films and the queer community.

#NWFGRAINAU23: Canada SFF, Fan, Horror Panel + Colloquium / Panel SFF, fan, horreur + Colloque

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:50pm
Emerging Scholars' Forum (NWF) of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (GKS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

#NWFGRAINAU23

Activities organized by the Emerging Scholars' Forum (NWF) of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (GKS)

 

As part of

Solidarities. Networks – Convivialities – Confrontations

44th Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (GKS)

March 3-5, 2023, in Grainau, Germany

Gothic Adaptation: Intermedial and Intercultural Shape-Shifting

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:20pm
Jamil Mustafa / Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Gothic is a wide-ranging mode that comprises multiple genres, including but not limited to literature, drama, film, television, art, music, games, comics, and graphic novels. It is also a shape-shifting mode. Like vampires or werewolves, expressions of the Gothic frequently and uncannily change form, thereby calling into question the stability and desirability of fixed generic, cultural, and mediatic boundaries. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897), the most often adapted Gothic text, first took the shape of both a novel and a play before transforming into innumerable plays, operas, ballets, graphic novels, TV shows, films, comics, and games.

Live Xinema IV– Invitation to Participate in the Academic Programme

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:19pm
Professor Helen Kennedy/University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022

 Live Xinema IV– Invitation to Participate

 

Building on the successes of the Live Cinema Conference held at King’s College London in 2016, the Live Cinema Summit at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018,  and our online event Live Cinema III: The ReOpening in September 2020, we are convening: Live Xinema a new festival of research and innovation exploring the role of hybridity and liveness in the future of cinema.   The Xinema in this year’s title reflects the hybrid nature of the event (across platforms) and expresses the sense of a crossroads, of converging and diverging paths of development and innovation. 

We are considering three broad areas of enquiry:

Asian Popular Culture and the Gothic

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:19pm
Chulalongkorn University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Article proposals are welcome for an upcoming collection on Asian Popular Culture and the Gothic, edited by Li-hsin Hsu, Deimantas Valančiūnas and Katarzyna Ancuta. The collection is planned for submission to the Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series.

 

Lesbian Aesthetics: Living Queer Lives With Ali Smith

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:18pm
Dr. Jaime Harker; Turner Nat Byrd; The Journal of Lesbian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

“Lesbian Aesthetics: Living Queer Lives With Ali Smith”

 

Proposals are due August 15, 2022; the Full manuscripts due December 15, 2022.

 

Editors 

Jaime Harker, 

Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi; jlharker@olemiss.edu

Turner Nat Byrd, University of Mississippi; tbyrd1@go.olemiss.edu

 

Ali Smith is an anomaly in the contemporary publishing scene: an experimental writer

popular enough to be interviewed by the prime minister of Scotland; a lesbian writer lauded as

Call for Papers - Critical Essays on the Highlander Franchise

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 12:41pm
Michele Brittany
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Critical Essays on the Highlander Franchise

Abstract Submission Deadline: This is an updated call - open until filled

Women in Supernatural

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 11:11am
Susan Nylander and Mandy Taylor
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Women in Supernatural: Critical Essays

Under consideration with McFarland & Company

Editors:

Susan Nylander, Barstow College

Mandy Taylor, California State University, San Bernardino

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