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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.

 

Audiences, Fandoms, and Reception: A Kino Club 313 Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:08am
Kino Club 313 of Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Call for Papers:

Audiences, Fandoms, and Reception: A Kino 313 Conference

 

deadline for submissions:  

December 10, 2016

 

conference location/date:

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI); Friday, February 17th, 2017

 

contact email:  

shelby.cadwell@wayne.edu

 

keynote speaker:

Deeper than Swords: Fear and Loathing in Fantasy and Folklore

updated: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:00am
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 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)

 

 **Please note the change of dates**

Call for Proposals for an Essay Collection on Meta-Fiction, Intertextuality, and Authorship in Supernatural

updated: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:18am
Anastasia Klimchynskaya, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

One of the defining themes of the CW’s Supernatural is its interest in fiction and storytelling. The longest running genre series on American television, it has, throughout its twelve seasons, broken the fourth wall in a way that no other TV show likely has. From making Supernatural itself (and its fandom) exist within the world of the narrative to the unique relationship between canon and fanon, fans and creators, Supernatural is a groundbreaking look at the way narratives are created, told, and retold. Yet most scholarship dedicated to Supernatural has omitted thoroughly exploring this crucial aspect of the series.

‘I Am Not There’: International Conference on Bob Dylan

updated: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:16am
FCSH-NOVA University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017

‘I Am Not There’: International Conference on Bob Dylan

 

18-19 May 2017

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

 

I change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else.

        Bob Dylan

 

CMCS 2017 Media Workshop & Book Talk on Reel Inequality (Rutgers University Press)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:48am
ESI.CORE, CMCS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 4, 2016

The following CFP may be of interest to scholars working on questions of sustainable filmmaking and race/gender equality in film. 

  CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE: Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?
Extended deadline for conference abstract submissions is November 4th, 2016

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 4th international conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?” is hosting an exclusive media workshop and features the following key speakers at the University of Southern California on March 17-19, 2017:
 

American Lierature Association: Postwar Geographies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:13am
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Literary Studies Group / ALA

Postwar Geographies:  Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, wherein mapping, locating, traveling, place-making, or turf-marking has a significant role:  the Iron Curtain, the color line, “the women’s room(s),” Model Cities, etc.  Abstracts to foertsch@unt.edu by 16 January 2017.

 

Postwar Literary Studies Group / ALA

Special TWC Issue CFP: Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries (3/1/17; 3/15/18)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:41pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

When Henry Jenkins calls the mid-2000s media landscape one of convergence culture, he describes the intersection of media industries, online social media, and television audiences. Using emerging multiplatform strategies producers can directly engage and immerse potential television audiences. Likewise, industry shaped hailing of fans creates fan-like audiences, but it does so within limits, reflecting industry concerns and agenda.

Submissions Wanted: Edited Collection on Steven Universe

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

The Cartoon Network television series Steven Universe (2013- ), created by Rebecca Sugar, the first woman to create a show for the network, has attracted both media acclaim and a devoted fan following for, among other things, its progressive portrayals of queer characters and blended families in a story driven by members of a rigid caste society who rebelled in order to halt their civilization’s colonization of Earth. Despite Steven Universe offering rich analytical opportunities, very little scholarship has yet been published on the show, and we are seeking submissions for an edited collection, titled Keep Beach City Weird: Theorizing Steven Universe

that will remedy that lack.  

 

The World of Harry Potter (Popular Culture and the Deep Past 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to join us on February 24-25, 2017, for our fourth ‘Popular Culture and the Deep Past’ extravaganza at The Ohio State University, devoted this year to the theme of Harry Potter on the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's first Potter novel.

Pippi to Ripley 4: Gender and Sexuality in Fantasy,Science Fiction and Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:06am
Katharine Kittredge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pippi to Ripley 4:Sex and Gender in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Comics

Ithaca College, April 21-22, 2017

Keynote: SAMMUS performs her acclaimed nerdcore hip-hop and talks about race, geekdom, and feminism.

Special guest: Breakout YA author LJ Alonge

Pippi to Ripley 4 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in imaginative fiction. We invite papers devoted to fictional characters in all media, including: comics, films, television, and video games as well as in folklore, mythology, and children's and young adult literature. This year’s conference includes a special focus on:

Fan Intersectionality: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fan Communities

Queering the Whedonverses—a Slayage special issue

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:05am
Slayage: the Journal of Whedon Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Over the last 15 years, Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies and other publications have featured a range of writing and scholarship about queer issues, identity and representations related to the Whedonverses but there has not yet been a publication dedicated solely to queer Whedon studies. A renewed interest in feminism and queer identities in mainstream culture and academia, alongside greater public recognition for LGBTQ issues and more attention being paid to popular culture across media: all suggest that the time is right for a concentrated examination of the Whedonverses from the perspective of queer theory and queer identities as they overlap but also differ, in all their complexity as they exist within an intersectional world.

CFP: All topics relating to Harry Potter Novels and/or Fan Community

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:03am
MISTI-Con
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Call for Proposals, MISTI-Con 2017

Deadline for submissions: 11/30/2016

Date by which proposers shall be notified: 12/31/2016

Convention dates: 5/18-5/22/2017

Proposals should include a title, 300-500 word abstract, a 50-100 word summary, and a biography of 100 words or fewer, contact information, and the proposer’s academic or other affiliation, if any; the submission form contains requests for needs such as audio-visual equipment. Further details and more information on programming at http://www.misti-con.org/prog2017.html

The Films of Wes Anderson

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 23, 2017

The Films of Wes Anderson

A special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language

 

The Book Review: Contemporary Forms, Forums, and Forces

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2016

Academic literary critics have long eyed book reviewers, their public counterparts, with suspicion. For example, in The Armed Vision, a 1948 study of the methods of modern literary criticism, Stanley Edgar Hyman makes the following heavily weighted distinction, "the reviewer, more or less, is interested in books as commodities; the critic in books as literature." However, the past 15 years have seen a proliferation of forms and forums for online writing about books that combine the literary and the commodity in complex and interesting ways, deconstructing and reevaluating the distinctions between these terms.

Circuits of Cinema: Histories of Movie and Media Distribution

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:02am
History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Circuits of Cinema:

Histories of Movie and Media Distribution

 

A HoMER Network Conference 

on the History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception

Hosted by the Circuits of Cinema Project

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

22 to 24 June 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)

Pre-Conference 21 June 2017: all-day Mapping Movies “data hack”

 

Deadline to submit 250-300 word abstracts, by email to psmoore@ryerson.ca

Wednesday, 30 November 2016.

 

'Always on Their Mind': Elvis Presley and Consumer Culture

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:01am
University of Kent, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Call for Papers:

“Always On Their Mind”: Elvis Presley and Consumer Culture

3rd June, 2017

University of Kent, UK

 

We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary conference on the star persona of Elvis Presley. The one-day event will be held at the University of Kent on the 3rd of June, 2017.

CFP: Horror, SWPACA, Albuquerque, Feb.15, 2017

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:10am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call for Papers

“Horror”

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: November 1, 2016

 

“100 Years of Estrangement” - Academic Track at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:05am
Worldcon 75 & FINFAR (The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers for

Academic Track at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention

 

“100 Years of Estrangement”

 

9–13 August, 2017

Messukeskus, the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland

 

Metal, Extreme Music and the Holocaust

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:53am
University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Call for Papers: Metal, Extreme Music and the Holocaust EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2 OCTOBER
University of Leeds 12 December 2016

Speakers:
Dr Matthew Boswell, University of Leeds, author of Holocaust Impiety
Dr Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge
Dr Nicholas Terry, University of Exeter, Holocaust historian and ex-editor of Terrorizer

CFP REMINDER: 30 years of Pixar Animation Studios – Symposium

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:07am
Dr Christopher Holliday / King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

CFP: 30 years of Pixar Animation Studios – Symposium

 

Saturday 10th December 2016, King’s College London

 

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