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2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Annual Conference — Television Area *Deadline Extended*

updated: 
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 12:37pm
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

**Deadline extended**

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area

Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Westin Minneapolis

Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006

Fans, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies for NEPCA 2021

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:53am
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

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:

Science and Technology in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:28pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Science and Technology area of NEPCA encourages proposals for presentations that explore the relation of science and technology (broadly defined) to popular culture and to American culture. We are particularly interested in putting science, technology, culture, and the humanities in conversation with one another. How are science and technology represented in popular culture? How do we use popular culture to understand science and technology? And how do we use science and technology to understand narratives, art, and culture? What do we gain, what do we risk by approaching science and technology from the lens of the humanities, the humanities from the lens of science, by putting these disciplines in conversation with each other? 

Novels, Then and Now Area of Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:53am
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Novels, Then and Now invites papers on all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and settings. Consider it a safety net for novels that don’t fit neatly into a specific genre or that cross genres. For example, consider the many sub-genres of Romance with a capital “R”—western, thriller, paranormal, religious, romance (with a small “r”), detective, urban fantasy, etc. From Pearl S. Buck to Lee Child, from Laurie King to Tony Hillerman, from Julia Spencer-Fleming to Emilie Richards—all are welcome. Topics for the 2021 virtual conference could include, but are not limited to:

Call for Proposals: Edited volume on Star Trek and Star Wars

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:19am
Emily Strand and Amy H. Sturgis for Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 2, 2021

Call for Abstracts

Edited volume on Star Trek and Star Wars

Edited by Emily Strand, MA and Amy H. Sturgis, PhD

Vernon Press 

Mythcon 51: A Virtual "Halfling" MYthcon

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:38am
Mythopoeic Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Papers of the traditional Mythopoeic variety are still welcome, though we are looking forward to trying out a new panel model that we are calling roundtable discussions (see below).

 

Time slots will be different for this online conference.

●      Individual long papers will still have hour-long time slots but are now encouraged to present for no more than 30 minutes, leaving 15 minutes for discussion with a 15 minute break.

●      Individual short papers should be about 15 minutes for the paper presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. 

The Banshee: The Journal for Women Who Scream

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:37am
The Banshee Journal/The University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

The Banshee is the leading magazine for women who scream.*

It is a journal for women who scream, by women who scream, about women who scream, and about screaming in all its forms. Screams of laughter; screams of rage, fear, and delight. A journal for supernatural yelllers, emphatic prophets of doom, and all those who adhere to the Japanese theme-park credo in this time of respiratory pandemic: please scream inside your hearts.

 

If you scream inside your heart, or anywhere else, please write for The Banshee.

 

Extended Deadline: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Comparative Media (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:38am
David John Boyd, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Comparative Media

Contacts: David John Boyd, Independent Scholar (assistant@pamla.org)

Never Move Alone: Roger Corman and the Collective

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:55pm
Midwestern Modern Language Association 2021 Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

 

Never Move Alone: Roger Corman and The Collective  

 

 

 

Individual paper proposals sought for a Roger-Corman-focused panel that considers the roles cooperation and collaboration play in low-budget independent filmmaking. Potential topics: New World Pictures, acting teams, rock bands in Corman movies, Corman and unions. Submit abstract by May 15, 2021, to Stephen B. Armstrong at armstrong@dixie.edu

 

Call for Proposals: Companion to Horror Film and Media Studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Andrea Wood and Jamie McDaniel
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Film scholar Robin Wood famously argued that “central to the effect and fascination of horror films is their fulfillment of our nightmare wish to smash the norms that oppress us and which our moral condition teaches us to revere.” From the very beginnings of the silent film era to our present day, the horror genre has continued to attract audiences and proliferate across multiple modes of film and media—addressing our fears, anxieties, and sometimes our deepest, darkest fantasies.

Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

Event Date & Location: October 15-17, 2021, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021

Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org

Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Learn@Multiversecon.org

CONVENTION THEME:

Las Vegas and the Absurd

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:59pm
118th PAMLA Conference - Las Vegas, NV
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Las Vegas is a town that has commodified the absurd and the spectacle. Crime bosses are glamorous, rules are just suggestions, bodies are for showcasing; essentially, fantasy is reality. This is the image of Las Vegas most often depicted in literature and film adaptations. The city of Las Vegas recently changed its official slogan from, “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” to, “What happens in Vegas, Only happens in Vegas.” This session is looking for investigations into the absurd as reality and spectacle as art or escape through literature about Las Vegas.

Special Issue of Interactions Journal: ‘Dream Factories: Prince, Sign O’ The Times, Box Sets & Cultural Artefacts.’

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:57am
Kirsty Fairclough Manchester Metropolitan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 28, 2021

Call For Papers: Special Issue of the Intellect Journal Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture: ‘Dream Factories: Prince, Sign O’ The Times, Box Sets & Cultural Artefacts.’ Deadline for abstracts: Friday 28 May 2021. Deadline for final submission: Friday 8 October, 2021. The guest editors – Dr Kirsty Fairclough (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Prof.

#spoiltheconference – An Interdisciplinary Conference on Spoilers

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:49am
ISEK – Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies / Department of Film Studies, University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

ISEK – Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies

Department of Film Studies

 #spoiltheconferenceAn Interdisciplinary Conference on SpoilersUniversity of Zurich18 & 19 March 2022Organising committee: Natalie Borsy, Christine Lötscher, Simon Spiegel

Justice and SFF

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:48am
Vector
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

 

Vector and Focus invite proposals for articles that explore science fiction, fantasy, and justice in all its forms, be it social, legal, economic, political, environmental, procedural, distributive, restorative, and/or transformative. We’re especially interested in how SFF communities, including creative professionals, academics, and fans, can explore and promote justice. How should these many overlapping communities discuss, think about, evaluate, strategize, and enact our desires for a just world? 

Seriality and Streaming

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:04pm
Ellen Seiter/ Global Storytelling
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is a new journal founded by Editor-in-ChiefYing Zhu, hosted at Hong Kong Baptist University, and published by University of Michigan. 

Special topic “Streaming and Seriality”

Ellen Seiter and Suzanne Scott, guest editors for special issue

 

Edited Collection on Adventure Time

updated: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 11:34am
Ann-Gee Lee/University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 30, 2021

Edited Collection on Adventure Time 

 

According to the AV Club, “over six seasons and 186 episodes (and counting), [Adventure Time has] blossomed into one of the most distinctive cartoons currently on the air.” With young male hero, Finn, and his dog, Jake, whose shapeshifting body gets them out of trouble and a colorful world of adorable characters and creatures, the stories appeal to children of all ages. Additionally, the political undertones make it very attractive to scholars and fans. 

This CFP requests papers applying theoretical concepts to different issues that have risen in the show:

-the absurd, the imagination

-bullying, intimidation, and torture

CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present," Midwest Modern Language Association 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021. 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.

Collectivity in Reception Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Call for Papers: “Collectivity in Reception Studies.” Sponsored by the Reception Study Society

Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021

Film History Series: Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College; Brian Snee, University of Scranton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Call for Proposals: Film History Book Series

 

We are seeking proposals for complete/in-progress/planned manuscripts and edited collections for a proposed book series. The series will focus on film history: both the history of film as media texts and the history/evolution of the cinematic apparatus. 

 

RIT press has expressed interest in this series and has asked that we secure some projects before moving forward with approval.  

Potential topics include but are not limited to: 

"What is your favorite novel?"

updated: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 3:21pm
South Central Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

During the pandemic, we’ve heard that a lot of people went back to read their favorite novels as comfort and sustenance through the hard times. We at South Central Review have therefore decided to do a special double issue on this topic, scheduled to appear in Fall 2021. We hope to run approximately thirty brief essays (5-8 pages in manuscript form) in which the authors reflect on the literary, artistic, or other merits of the novel in question, why it resonates as it does, and perhaps why it was important at a particular moment in history, or why it remains influential today. We also hope to interview several contemporary novelists and writers about their favorite novels as sources of or inspiration for their own work.

 

International Conference on Film Studies: "The Anatomy of Cinematic Identities"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:06am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st, cinema, television, and related media have become increasingly central both to individual lives and to the lives of peoples, groups, and nations. Cinema has become a major form of cultural expression and films both reflect and influence the attitudes and behaviour of people, representing their tensions and anxieties, hopes and desires and incarnating social and cultural determinants of the era in which they were made. 

Film Studies Summer School

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

This summer school will cover topics in Film Studies, Media and Communication, Visual Culture, Oral History and Documentary Techniques. The school courses will explore the representations of time, space and ritual, gender roles and gendered gaze, they will also discuss memory, remembering and (auto)biographical practices, especially in conflict narratives.

We are looking forward to applications from students, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to Film and Media Studies. The course will allow you to deepen theoretical and methodological knowledge and critical thinking in the field.

Updated Deadline - CFP Serialized Storytelling and Soap Opera

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:24am
Popular Culture Association - Online Conference June, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Popular Culture Association - Online Conference - June 2-5, 2021 Call for Papers - deadline - February 28, 2021.

PCA 2021 is fully online - share your research, exchange ideas with colleagues -- all from the comfort of your own home office -- it will be like what you’ve been doing all year except with new people!

https://pcaaca.org/

Information about how to submit a proposal can be found here:

https://pcaaca.org/conference/submitting-paper-proposal-pca-conference

 SOAP OPERA AND SERIALIZED STORYTELLING

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