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Comics and Popular Arts Conference at Dragon Con 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:27pm
Comics and Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

2018 Call for Papers / Call for Proposals

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 11th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, August 31-September 3, 2018.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

Please submit a proposal that engages in substantial scholarly examinations of comic books/graphic novels, anime, manga, science/speculative fiction, fantasy, or other parts of popular culture.

CFP: 2018 Comics and Popular Arts Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:27pm
Comics and Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

2018 Call for Papers / Call for Proposals

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 11th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, August 31-September 3, 2018.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

Please submit a proposal that engages in substantial scholarly examinations of comic books/graphic novels, anime, manga, science/speculative fiction, fantasy, or other parts of popular culture.

CFP: Reconsidering the Media Histories of Girls in Uniform.

updated: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:26pm
Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies (special issue)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

CFP: Reconsidering the Media Histories of Girls in Uniform.

Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies (Special Issue)

 

Guest Editors:                Ilinca Iurascu (University of British Columbia); Gaby Pailer (University of British Columbia); Franziska Schößler (Universität Trier)

 

 

UPDATE Libraries, Museums, Archives, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture Area, SWPACA Feb. 7-10, 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:43am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15

 

Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017

Undergraduate Area at Pop Culture Conference UPDATED deadline

updated: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:32am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association URL UPDATE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2002

 

 

Call for Papers

JARROD BOLIN

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

UPDATED Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017

 

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SWPACA (11/15/17; 2/7-10/18)

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:30pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for Papers – Stardom and Fandom

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017

 

OK Computer: Radiohead's legacy

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:16am
Guillaume Clement / Universite Rennes 1 (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

OK Computer, twenty years on: Radiohead’s musical, cultural, and political legacies

 

OK Computer, Radiohead’s third album, has captivated many rock music fans worldwide and continues to this day to feature in the music press’s lists of the best rock albums of all times. A complex, at times experimental, album, OK Computer stood at odds with the dominating trends in mid-to-late 1990s British music and culture, especially Britpop, and the album’s bleak, subversive lyrics provided a sharp contrast with the features of the Cool Britannia phenomenon.

 

Call for Papers MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 AND THE CULTURE OF RIFFING

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:16am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 AND THE CULTURE OF RIFFING

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

Call for Papers GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, AND POPULAR CULTURE

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:16am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers

GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, AND POPULAR CULTURE

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

TWC CFP: The Future of Fandom (01/15/18; 09/15/18)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:32pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

This special 10th anniversary issue of Transformative Works and Cultures seeks to explore the future of fandom while looking back to its past. How might scholarship on fandom's past and present invite speculation about its future? And what might the possible futures invoked by technological, ecological, and political discourses mean for fandom's communities and practices? Science fiction in particular--the field whose strategies spawned fandom, and the genre in which much fan activity occurs--has used imagined futures to shed new light on the present and the past. In turn, studying where we are and where we have been allows us to imagine where we may be heading.

TWC Special Issue CFP: Fan Studies Methodologies (1/1/19; 3/15/20)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:29pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Fan studies is an interdisciplinary field, with scholars in disciplines ranging from cultural studies to law, from sociology to library science, all bringing their unique perspectives to bear on research about fans. As a result, fan studies is methodologically eclectic: approaches can include a combination of quantitative, qualitative, highly theoretical, practice-based, online, offline, archival, legal, textual, and/or community-centred methods, and this is far from an exhaustive list. This gives the field flexibility to address a huge variety of research questions while also posing challenges with regards to methodology selection and compatibility, different perspectives on rigour, as well as ethics and researcher positionality.

Call for Papers, Popular Culture at CEA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:14pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Popular Culture at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Popular Culture for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

While we welcome essays pertaining to any area of Popular Culture, we are particularly interested in explorations of “bridges” in literature and culture, including rhetorical studies, books, films, digital texts, and other media.

 

author.net: a cross-disciplinary conference on distributed authorship

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
Francesca Martelli, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

author.net

a cross-divisional conference on distributed authorship

 

UCLA, October 5th-6th 2018

 

Organizers:

Sean Gurd, Professor of Classics, University of Missouri

Francesca Martelli, Assistant Professor of Classics, UCLA

 

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2018

 

Star Trek: Voyager

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Robert Lively/ Truckee Meadows Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017

REMINDER: DEADLINE APPROACHING Oct. 28 2017

In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager launched in a way very different from its predecessor series.  Voyager took place thousands of light years from the Federation, and it contained a multi-ethnic crew with a female captain.  Voyager, in a sense, encapsulated the American zeitgeist of the 1990s when major demographic changes were transforming the population of America, and the post-Cold War era left us wondering what strategic alliances would mean moving forward. The series challenged the nature of the American mindset at the time.

New Directions in Feminist Media Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Keri Walsh, Fordham University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Proposed ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) seminar, Los Angeles, March 29-April 1, 2018Organizer: Keri Walsh, Fordham UniversityMedia Studies is currently embarked upon a period of substantial revision when it comes to understanding the roles women have played in every domain of production and reception. An important wave of this reassessment has focused on film, and on Hollywood film in particular, challenging the notion that women were powerless pawns in silent and classical Hollywood and beyond.

Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:53am
Otherness: Essays and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Wednesday, November 1, 2017. 

The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue: Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies, Autumn 2017.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that critically examine the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

In Search of the Hero(es) within the Genre and Beyond

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:36am
Department of English, MMV, Banaras Hindu University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

In Search of the Hero(es) within the Genre and Beyond

 

“A Hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

-       Joseph Campbell

 

‘The Business of a Woman’s Life’: female authorship, celebrity, and fandom in the long-nineteenth century

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:27pm
University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

 

Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it even as an accomplishment and a recreation.  

   --- Robert Southey to Charlotte Brontë, 1837 

Invited keynote: (provisional) Professor Alexis Easley, St Thomas University, Minnesota.  

Visual Culture and/as Text in the Health Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Proposals due 21 September. Papers to be presented 28 March to 1 April in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

CFP: FANS Science & Technology Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Science and Technology Studies Area

Call for Papers

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its new Science and Technology Studies Area. This area will examine the interaction between the fields of science and technology and fandom and neomedia, broadly construed, so topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP: FANS Military Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Military Studies Area

Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce a Call for Papers for the new Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Military Studies Area. This area will examine the interplay between the military and media, broadly construed.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP: FANS Law & Politics Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

FANS Law and Politics Call for Papers

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, an internationally recognized academic organization, invites article submissions to its Law and Politics Studies Area with this Call for Papers.

Topics in this area include but are not limited to:

CFP: FANS Health & Biology Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Health and Biology Studies Area

Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce a Call for Papers for the new Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Health and Biology Studies Area. This area will examine the interplay between health, medical, and biology topics and fandom and media studies, broadly construed to include both physical and mental health.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Call for chapter proposals for an edited collection - "The Power of Makeup": Evolving Commerce, Community, and Identity in the Modern Makeup Tutorial

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Clare Douglass Little
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 6, 2017

In a society defined by digital experiences, the online makeup tutorial democratizes the “American dream,” making it accessible to all—all who can find an audience of followers/subscribers, that is. It connects YouTube celebrities who promote makeup-challenge tags and offer advice to their subscribers/followers and helps bring individuals into a larger virtual community. It further promotes what constitutes intimacy in modern society via cross channel communication between “YouTubers” and interactive on-screen dialogue with channel subscribers, who can gain further “intimacy” with their makeup gurus through additional outlets like Snapchat and Twitter.

Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:03pm
Political Implications of Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Portal Fantasies offer a unique way to comment on the current political situation, in their capacity as invented worlds with a permeable gateway to our own. The portal can act as a funhouse mirror, reflecting our own world back to us in grotesque and illuminating ways, or it can offer stark contrasts to our own world which often take the form of escapist, superior alternatives. This session, a direct thematic response to the NeMLA 2018 conference theme of "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds," invites papers that explore how authors have used the portal fantasy to comment on the politics of our world in various ways.

The Films of John Hughes (Refocus series)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:34am
Timothy Shary and Frances Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

CFP: The Films of John Hughes (Refocus Series)

Series Editors: Gary D Rhodes, Robert Singer

Editors: Timothy Shary, Frances Smith

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