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Research in the Fantastic / GFF Conference Vienna Sep 2017

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:24am
Gesellschaft fuer Fantastikforschung
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

GFF 2017: Realities and World Building

University of Vienna, September 20th-23rd 2017

 

     The creation and experience of “new” worlds is a central appeal of the fantastic. From Middle Earth to variations of the Final Frontier, the fantastic provides a seemingly infinite number of fantastic “worlds” and world concepts. It develops and varies social and cultural systems, ideologies, biological and climatic conditions, cosmologies and different time periods. Its potential and self-conception between the possible and the impossible offer perspectives to nearly every field of research.

When the Music Takes Over. Musical Numbers in Film and Television

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:23am
Department of Musicology, University of Salzburg
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

The FWF project “The Austrian Music Film, 1912-1933” in collaboration with the Department for Art History, Musicology and Dance Studies at the University of Salzburg and the Kiel Society for Film Music Research is organizing the International Conference:

 

 
When the Music Takes Over. Musical Numbers in Film and Television 

Conference Dates: 8-10 March 2018
Venue: University of Salzburg, Austria
Proposal Deadline: April 31, 2017
Website: https://musicalmomentssite.wordpress.com/

 

Keynote Speakers: Amy Herzog (Queens College, New York), Richard Dyer (King's College, London)

Reminder:“Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:48pm
The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 Reminder: CFP: “Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of
Prince” A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and
the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA 

24th-26th May 2017 at Media City UK, University of Salford, UK.

Serenity: Essays on Joss Whedon’s ‘Big Damn Movie’ *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 5:03pm
Frederick Blichert, McFarland Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts due February 13, 2017.

Joss Whedon’s short-lived series Firefly developed a fierce following while it aired from 2002 to 2003. After its cancellation, fans cried foul and demanded more, which eventually led to the 2005 feature film follow-up Serenity, along with several tie-in comic books. The series and film were celebrated for their mixing of science fiction and western iconography, dystopic settings, progressive gender representations, underdog storylines, and clever and fast-paced dialogue.

Framing New York City in Comics

updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:43pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

Call for Papers

 

Framing New York City in Comics

 

The (Recent) Past, Present and Future of Genre Fiction (ALA 28th Annual Conference, Boston, MA, May 25-29, 2017); due January 25

updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:40pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Assoc. This panel seeks to explore the trends in literature of the past 25 years, especially the future of genre fiction.  Starting points for discussion may include, but are not limited to

 

  • Genres of popular fiction
  • Canons/canonization
  • Genre/generic conventions
  • Genre-shifting
  • Blurring/disappearing genre lines
  • Multi-genre literature

 

 

Johnny Cash: Arts and Artistry from the New Deal into the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:39pm
Historic Dyess Colony:Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2017

Arkansas State University opens a call for presentations for a public symposium in conjunction with the inaugural Johnny Cash Heritage Festival to be held in Dyess, Arkansas, Oct. 19-21, 2017. The symposium, “Johnny Cash: Arts and Artistry from the New Deal into the 21st Century,” is co-sponsored by the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home and the A-State Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program.

Captivating Criminality 4 Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Captivating Criminality Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

29th June – 1st July 2017

 

Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, UK

 

The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its fourth UK conference. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous three successful conferences, Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present will examine what is arguably the very heart of this field of critical study.

 

Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:13pm
The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize

The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

www.townsendwarner.com

invites essays on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner.

 

Aim: to encourage further study of the writings of Sylvia Townsend Warner, in honour of the distinguished work of Dr. Mary Jacobs.

Transnational Monstrosity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:05pm
Steve Rawle/York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Call For Papers: Transnational Monstrosity in Popular Culture

Saturday 3rd June 2017, York St John University

 

This one-day conference will explore the figure of the monster in transnational popular culture, across cinema, television, games, comics and literature, as well as through fandoms attached to global monster cultures. It is our intention to bring together researchers to consider how transnational monstrosity is constructed, represented and disseminated in global popular culture.

Exploitation Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:05pm
Dr James Newton Canterbury Christ Church University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

Canterbury Christ Church University

 

Symposium: Exploitation Cinema in the 21st Century.

Date: June 9th 2017

Deadline for proposals: 3rd March 2017

Keynote Speaker: Dr Johnny Walker, Northumbria University

Ken Russell: Perspectives, Reception and Legacy

updated: 
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 12:41pm
Kingston University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Ken Russell: Perspectives, reception and legacyFriday 14 July - Sunday 16 July 2017

Venue: Kingston University, UK

Website: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/events/item/2260/14-jul-2017-ken-russell-persp...

Price: to be confirmed
Speaker(s): Professor Linda Williams (Southampton University), Dr Brian Hoyle (Dundee University) and Lisi Tribble (wife of and collaborator with Ken Russell)
To attend: booking will be available soon, please check back

CFP: "BUFFY at 20" Conference (Marquette University, April 1, 2017) - EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:59am
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

CFP: BUFFY AT 20
April 1, 2017
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

https://gerrycanavan.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/cfp-buffy-at-20/

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE: JANUARY 6, 2017
Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to gerry.canavan@marquette.edu and james.south@marquette.edu.
Participants will be notified by January 15, 2017.

Keynote Speaker: Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside

Speculative Visions

updated: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:16am
InVisible Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

“Speculative Visions” –​ ​Issue 27

For its twenty-seventh issue, ​InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Vis​ual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of specul​ative 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.

Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:56am
Susan Fanetti, California State University, Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

CFP: Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy

Editor: Susan Fanetti, California State University, Sacramento

 

Through its seven-season run, from 2008-2014, Sons of Anarchy celebrated and contemplated the world of outlaw bikers and became a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Creator and showrunner Kurt Sutter’s modern-day retelling of Hamlet became and continues to be the highest-rated show in FX’s network history, and for that achievement, Sutter was, in later seasons, granted unprecedented leeway to tell his story in his way.

 

Agatha Christie: A Reappraisal

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:53am
Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Agatha Christie: A Reappraisal

A two-day conference. 19-20 June 2017. Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge

 

CONFIRMED KEYNOTES:

 

JULIUS GREEN, author of Curtain Up: Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre

DR MERJA MAKINEN, author of Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity

 

Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative

updated: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:51pm
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 14th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative." The conference will be held from Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Confirmed keynote speakers include Matt Kish, illustrator of Moby Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page, and Dr. Nina Caputo, author of graphic history Debating Truth: The Barcelona Disputation of 1263.

 

Special TWC Issue CFP: Romance/Fans: Sexual Fantasy, Love, & Genre in Fandom (12/31/17; 3/15/19)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 7:17pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Romance is one of the most beloved genres of media around the world. Catherine Roach describes fans of romance fiction as ‘ludic readers... who read for play and pleasure’ (2016, 32). According to Roach, romance fandom is both ‘intensely private, as the reading experience can be, but also powerfully communitarian’ (32). Despite the popularity of romance media, romance fandoms remain relatively unaddressed within fan studies. Traditionally, the relationship between “shipping” and romance has been cast as either oppositional or ambivalent. Catherine Driscoll argues that romance “generally appears as a mute field” in studies of fan fiction (2006, 82). Romance is framed as a force that sexually explicit fan fiction responds to or acts against.

CONVERGENCE CULTURE, FANDOM, AND THE EXPANDED HARRY POTTER UNIVERSE

updated: 
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 5:38pm
Amanda Firestone and Leisa A. Clark
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 7, 2017

In 2006’s Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, Henry Jenkins defines “convergence culture” as “the flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behavior of media audiences who will go almost anywhere in search of the kinds of entertainment experiences they want” (2). In contemporary culture, we are no longer merely passive consumers of media: we are participants in the narrative to the point where fans often actively influence outcomes and storylines well after a primary text has been released. J.K.

Page 23 Lit Con at Denver Comic Con

updated: 
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 11:20am
Page 23
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations Page 23 LitConJune 30-July 2, 2017

 

500-word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER COMIC CON at the Colorado Convention Center

Now in its sixth year, Page 23’s LitCon seeks abstracts from all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives related to not only comics and graphic novels, but gaming, television, film, anime, action figure studies.  Any pop culture topic is welcome!

 

We’re also especially interested in:

Hybridity and Monstrosity

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:20am
University of Texas at Dallas Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

 

Conference website:  http://www.utdgsaraw.com

 

 

University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association

 utd.gsa@gmail.com


February 24 and February 25, 2017


Keynote speakers: Dr. Nnedi Okorafor and Dr. Stephen T. Asma

 Theme: Hybridity and Monstrosity


Submission Deadline: December 31 , 2016

 

"Gone With the Wind after Gone With the Wind".

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:23am
Transatlantica
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Transatlantica, A publication of the French Association for American Studies, has accepted the project of publication "Gone With the Wind after Gone With the Wind". Abstracts due December 15th. Final articles will be peer-reviewed and will need to be completed by March 1st, 2017 at the latest. The anticipated date for publication will be 2018 or beginning of 2019. 

 

CFP:  

 

Tolkien Conference at University of Vermont

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:16am
14th Annual Tolkien at UVM Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

14th Annual Tolkien at UVM Conference

Saturday April 8th, 8;30am-5:30pm, Campus

Theme: Romances in Middle-earth

 

Organizers of the Tolkien at UVM Conference are now accepting abstracts for the 2017 conference until the February 1st deadline. 

Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder

updated: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 12:17pm
Mythgard Institute by Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mythmoot combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention all into one. It develops studies in fields not considered primary in literary scholarship such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc., in a way that academics and enthusiasts will appreciate. 

Mythgard Institute from Signum University is turning Mythmoot IV into a secondary-world experience for academics, friends, and fans. Confirmed guest speakers are Dr. Verlyn Flieger and Dr. Mike Drout, with more special guests to be announced. Mythmoot IV will be held from June 1st to 4th, 2017, at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA. This year’s theme is…

Invoking Wonder

Deeper than Swords: Fear and Loathing in Fantasy and Folklore

updated: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:48pm
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 25, 2016

19th-20th January 2017

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

University of Edinburgh

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford)

Dr Robert Maslen (University of Glasgow)

 

 **Deadline extended**

CFP Deadline Extended: Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference (11/15/16; 2/15-18/17)

updated: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 11:33pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Deadline extended! Call for Papers

Stardom and Fandom

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline UPDATED: November 15, 2016

 

Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium

updated: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:14am
Consumer Identities
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CFP: Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 20, 2016

The Division of Mass Communication at St. John’s University is now accepting submissions for paper presentations at an upcoming one-day symposium, Consumer Identities and Digital Culture. We seek transdisciplinary interpretations and critical analyses of consumption and consumer identity, broadly defined across emerging media and digital landscapes. This symposium is the first in a planned series of events interrogating various aspects of consumer identity, using fans as one exemplar and catalyst for discussion. Panelists will also be invited to participate in the development of an edited volume.

 

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