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Exploring Boundaries in Film and Television

updated: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:30am
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Call for Papers

Exploring Boundaries in Film and Television

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Iain Smith, Lecturer at King’s College London

The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, invites postgraduates and early career researchers and to its sixth annual postgraduate conference.

Call for contributors ReFocus: The Films of Xaxier Dolan

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:08pm
Andrée Lafontaine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.

CALL FOR PAPERS: EDITED COLLECTION ON RACE/RACISM IN FANDOM

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Rukmini Pande
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fan studies has consistently identified media or participatory fandom as an intertextual and self-reflexive communitarian space. Further, scholars have produced extremely important work concerning fan identity in these spaces, theorized mainly around the axes of gender and sexuality (Hellekson and Busse 2006; Stein 2015). However, a sustained examination of the effect of racial identity in these spaces has not yet occurred.

Transmediating the Whedonverse: An Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Julie L. Hawk and Juliette C. Kitchens
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

In the last two decades, scholarly attention to transmedia storytelling (TS) has increased dramatically. Approaches to the topic vary widely, ranging from a focus on the effects of TS on narratives and texts (Harvey, Mittell); explorations of paratexts, metatexts, intertexts, and pretexts (Gray, Clarke); and the increase in fan participation and agency with regard to narrative agency since the transmedia turn (Jenkins, Geraghty, Hills). More recently, scholars such as Raúl Rodríguez-Ferrándiz have returned to what might be considered the beginning, looking to Gerard Genette’s discussion of paratexts and building on Genette’s print-bound ideas with transmediated frames.

Animation and Advertising

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Kirsten Thompson/Seattle University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Call for chapter proposals: Animation and advertising

 

 

Proposals are invited for chapters in a new edited collection on the topic of ‘Animation and Advertising’.

 

Generation BioWare. Story-Driven Games in Contemporary Humanities

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
University of Wrocław, Institute of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.

2017 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area 10/18/-10/22

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:52pm
Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

October 18-22, 2017, St. Louis, MO

Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch

315 Chestnut Street

St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (314) 665-1234

 

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2017 conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Penny Dreadful; Gothic Reimagining and Neo-Victorianism in Modern Television

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:20pm
J. Greenaway/ S. Reid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Penny Dreadful (2014-2016) has become one of the most critical well-regarded shows of the post-millennial Gothic television revival, drawing explicitly on classic tropes, texts and characters throughout its three-season run. However, despite the show’s critical success and cult following, a substantive academic examination of the show has yet to be undertaken.

 

The Seventh Biennial Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Seventh Biennial Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY

The Saint Paul Hotel and St. Catherine University

Sept. 21-23, 2017 Saint Paul, Minn. 

 

Thursday through Sunday

Two Edited Collections on Korean Dramas

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Ann-Gee Lee & JaeYoon Park/UA-Fort Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

With the proliferation of global media on the Internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon.Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.

Queer Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:56pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Queer Studies of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals.

Wednesday-Sunday, 18-22 October 2017

St. Louis, MO

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Address: 315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63102, Phone: 314-655-1234

Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to queer studies, history and culture.  Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Asian and Asian American Pop Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:42pm
Mark Martell, Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Papers

Asian and Asian American Culture Area

2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

 

Wednesday-Sunday, 18 - 22 October 2017

St. Louis, Missouri

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Deadline: April 30, 2017

The Asian and Asian American Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2017.

Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to Asian and Asian American cultures.  Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

Theorising the Popular Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:20am
Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Theorising the Popular Conference 2017

Liverpool Hope University, June 21st-22nd 2017

The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its seventh annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2017 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. One of its chief goals will be to generate debate that challenges academic hierarchies and cuts across disciplinary barriers.

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:18am
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C., September 22-23, 2017

Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in November 2016, is one of the seminal figures of contemporary culture. Aligning with the 50th anniversary of his landmark album John Wesley Harding, this conference will explore perspectives on Dylan’s work from a variety of disciplines. Proposed papers should deal with any aspect of Dylan’s career and oeuvre, whether from a political, historical, or literary standpoint. More musicological analyses are also welcome.

Subcultures between History and Mythmaking: Researching the Cultural Memory of Youth Subcultures, 1955 – present

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:25pm
Leiden University (the Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

1. History, Mythmaking and the Cultural Memory of Youth Subcultures

During the twentieth century, various political, musical and other youth subcultures have emerged worldwide and evolved into globally marketed mainstream phenomena. Subsequently, research on subcultural movements has flourished. However, as spectacular as subcultural histories often are, myth and reality tend to become inextricably linked in retrospectives, both in popular media such as newspapers, photobooks, memoires, as well as in academic research. Even more so, researchers have often contributed to the mythical histories of subcultures, rather than critically engaging with them.

Binge Media

updated: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:50pm
Ellen McCracken, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

This edited volume focuses on the new cultural phenomenon of binge media and the concomitant patterns of consumption--the viewing of or listening to a series of episodes in rapid succession. With the rise of streaming digital media such as podcasts, aggregated TV series, and other immersive media forms, new textualities and temporalities shape popular narrative forms. Self-directed consumption of digital media series means that audiences are dispersed, as viewing and listening become compressed or extended according to personal choice. The textual artifact is reconstituted through the erasure or alteration of the temporal gaps between weekly installments, and, most notably, by the compression or disappearance of commercial interruptions.

Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
Dr Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth & British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2017

Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again

Bishop Grossteste University, Lincoln

25th – 27th August 2017

 

 

‘The past is a kind of future that has already happened.’

Bruce Sterling, Co-author of The Difference Engine

 

Dickens Day 2017: Dickens and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:11pm
Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

*DICKENS DAY*

Saturday 14th October 2017, Senate House, London

Dickens and Fantasy

 

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C., September 22-23, 2017

Organisers: Tracey Kinney (Department of History, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Gregory Millard (Department of Political Science, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), and Heather Cyr (Department of English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

Social Discourse, Mythos, and Visual Culture

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:10pm
Maryland Institute College of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We invite papers from graduate students and emerging scholars that address the ways in which visual culture, the built environment, and electronic media affect and inform our perceptions of collective memory and/or identities. This symposium is devoted to a consideration of the role that popular visual culture plays in shaping critical discourse with the aim of better understanding the world around us.

For example, what role do monuments play in forming public memory around specific historical events? How do adaptations of film, comics, and other forms of popular art address classic themes, such as myth? As many popular artforms are now available digitally, how do professional and amateur artists respond? 

 

Fan Studies Network Conference, 24-25th June 2017

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:29pm
Centre for Participatory Culture, University of Huddersfield, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

The Fan Studies Network 2017 Conference
24-25th June 2017
Centre for Participatory Culture,

University of Huddersfield, UK

Keynote Speaker: Dr Louisa Stein (Middlebury College, USA) 
Plenary Address: Professor Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield, UK)

ACCSFF 2017 CFP

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:27pm
Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The 2017 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, 2017, 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.

Technology of the Soul

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:20pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul,” and aims to discuss posthumanism and metaphysics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.

CFP: Speculative Visions (Invisible Culture, Issue 27)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Invisible Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

For its twenty-seventh issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of speculative visions.

The last decade has seen a rise in popularity among science fiction, fantasy, and horror. These genres encourage the capacity to imagine post-human bodies, extraordinary worlds, techno-utopias, and claustrophobic spaces of violence. In their reliance upon the imagination, these speculative visions provide a space to consider contradictions and a carnivalesque interaction between popular culture and critical theory.

Call for Essays: Stranger Things: Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Kevin Wetmore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Essays: Stranger Things: Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence

 

I am looking for proposals for chapters for a book on the Netflix series Stranger Things to be published by McFarland & Company. As the book title suggests, the overarching theme of the volume is how the series creates, evokes, uses and exploits the eighties, eighties culture and contemporary nostalgia for both. Successful proposals will link an aspect of Stranger Things with an eighties counterpart and explore how the series engages that aspect of Reagan-era culture.

 

Gender Portrayal in Science Fiction Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:01pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The topic of this literature panel is “Gender Portrayals in Science Fiction Literature,” and aims to discuss the ways in which our modern notions on gender shape our speculations on the future. Specifically, we would love papers directly addressing the way that women (particularly, posthuman or transhuman women) are represented in science and speculative fiction literatures, especially in the context of artificial intelligence.

Between the Lines – Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:14pm
Between the Lines: Research and Original Works in Literature for Children and Youth
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

The editors of Between the Lines, an academic Hebrew journal dedicated to the study of children's and YA literature, invite submissions for its second volume. All venues of exploration are welcome: theoretical, comparative, interdisciplinary, new readings of canonical texts for children, etc.

Please note that while we welcome articles that explore children's and YA literature from all ages and cultures, we publish in Hebrew.   

All articles will be blind-refereed.

Between the Lines is published both in print and as e-journal. Contributors are encouraged to visit our first issue, at:   http://shaanan.ac.il/?page_id=24075

General Guidelines:

WisCon 41 Feminist Science Fiction & Fantasy - Deadline February 23

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:01pm
WisCon 41 Feminism & Science Fiction in Madison, WI May 26-29, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017

We invite you to submit papers, panels, and presentations for Academic Programming at WisCon 41! Join us for a weekend dedicated to imagining, exploring, and critiquing alternate worlds, technological transformations, and the possibilities and processes for creating the feminist, decolonial, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-fascist futures we so badly need.

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