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The Works of Joss Whedon, SWPACA (11/1/2016; 2/15-18/2017)

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
Susan Fanetti/California State University, Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (http://southwestpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any topic related to the works of Joss Whedon.

 

Join us for the 38th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 15-18, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016.

Any and all topics will be considered.  Insights into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly are always welcome, but Whedon’s body of work continues to expand, and we encourage proposals on:

 

Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy

updated: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:07pm
Susan Fanetti/California State University, Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

UPDATE: SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED.

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.

 

"The Death of Zod": Ethics in 21st-Century Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Avid comic book fans sat appalled in theatres as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel reached the climax of the film in which Superman kills his enemy Zod. Snyder’s film raises the question of whether this killing and the death of Zod could actually fit with Superman’s traditional moral compass. From Man of Steel to the CW’s Arrow and Flash series to the Avengers franchise, comic book characters are facing new ethical developments in their rejuvenation that both encompass and go beyond the idea of killing one’s enemy.

And Now for Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:35am
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and Kate Egan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Call for Proposals:

And Now for Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python

Editors: Kate Egan, Aberystwyth University, Wales

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan University USA

 

***Deadline for 250-word proposals and CVs: Oct. 20th, 2016

Submissions to: kte@aber.ac.uk and Jeffrey.Weinstock@cmich.edu

 

Los Angeles 2017 Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:27pm
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS), Centre for Ecological, Social, and Informatics Cognitive Research (ESI.CORE), WaterHill Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?

Performance Café, University of Southern California

Los Angeles, USA

March 18-19, 2017

A Wizard of Their Age 2: Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:03am
Kate Glassman and Jenny McDougal | St. Catherine University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Since its first volume hit UK stores in 1997, Harry Potter has become a best-selling phenomenon that has forced readers and critics to reconsider how and what we read, and revolutionized the publishing industry from the bottom up.  With countless accolades and roughly 500 million English copies in print, eight feature films, with another on its way, and merchandise that continues to sell too well to be pulled from shelves, Harry Potter remains a fixed cultural icon 20 years on.

CFP book chapters : Revisiting the Aca-fan Concept with and beyond Jenkins

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:39pm
Centre Norbert Elias UMR CNRS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

CFP: Call for Submissions for chapters in an edited book
Book title: *Revisiting the Aca-fan Concept with and beyond Jenkins*
Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016.
Editor: Prof. Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb - Centre Norbert Elias (Eds.)
Publisher: Routledge

CFP: 30 years of Pixar Animation Studios – Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:27pm
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

 

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster Area

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:12am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 

 

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

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

The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (ICMS Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
Colby College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11–14, 2017), Kalamazoo: The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (A Roundtable) According to the Brewers Association, an industry advocacy group, American craft brewing is a rapidly growing $22.3 billion market. As a visit to any store specializing in small-scale beer will affirm, medieval imagery and ideas are frequently invoked in the marketing and conceptions of such beer. This roundtable will explore the multi-faceted intersection of medievalism and the craft beer movement.

Death in Supernatural **DEADLINE EXTENDED** [Edited Collection under contract with McFarland Publishers]

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 7:48pm
Mandy Taylor and Susan Nylander
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Project Overview

Editors Taylor and Nylander seek original essays for an edited collection exploring the the nature of death as well as the character Death, the Horseman, in the television show Supernatural.  As death is a constant theme and sometime driver of the show’s narrative, this collection seeks to more fully examine the ways Supernatural represents, personifies, and explores death.   This collection is under contract with McFarland Publishers.

 

Chapters in the proposed collection can focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Psychological analyses of death, dying, and grief in the series

CFP: a tumblr book

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
Alexander Cho / UC Humanities Research Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: A Tumblr Book

co-editors:   Allison McCracken, American Studies, DePaul University; Louisa Stein, Department of Film and Media Culture, Middlebury College; Alexander Cho, University of California Humanities Research Institute

'The Art of Punk'

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:21am
The University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Reminder: CfP 'The Art of Punk' Deadline fast approaching!

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON & PUNK SCHOLARS NETWORK PRESENT THE THIRD ANNUAL

In partnership with PIND (Punk is Not Dead)

A History of the Punk Scene in France (1976-2016)

CONFERENCE AND

POSTGRADUATE

SYMPOSIUM

THE ART OF PUNK

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2016

 

Third Annual PSN Conference

"Do I Wake or Sleep": The Manifold Implications of Gaiman's *The Sandman*

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Joshua Cohen/ Massachusetts College of Art and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Reading Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel series, The Sandman, is like racing through a condensed combined curriculum in the classic humanities and modern cultural studies. This panel explores The Sandman as a work of art and as a manifold vision into human life as viewed within a vast cultural and cosmologicial framework. All critical perspectives (including cultural studies, pedagogy, and interdisciplinary approaches) are welcome. Please submit abstract  by 9/30/16 to <http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/call for papers/submit/html> or check NEMLA Website.

 

 

Call for Presentations: Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2017

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:22am
Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference / Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference held in tandem with StokerCon 2017

Conference Dates: April 27 – 30, 2017

Conference Hotel: The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California

Conference Website: www.StokerCon2017.org

 

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference co-chairs invite all interested scholars and academics to submit presentation abstracts related to horror studies for consideration to be presented at the Second Annual StokerCon, April 27-30, 2017 held on the historic The Queen Mary, moored at Long Beach, California (see: www.queenmary.com ).

CFP: Special Issue of NANO on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:13am
Jason Ellis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Call for Papers: New American Notes Online NANO Issue 12 on Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deadline: February 1, 2017  Special Issue: Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Narrative, Characters, Media, and Event Guest Editors: Jason W. Ellis, Alan Lovegreen, and Sean Scanlan This thing [Star Wars] communicates.

The Originals

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Vampire area of the PCA/ACA is accepting proposals for paper presentations, roundtable discussions and four-person panels on any aspect of the television show "The Originals." Please submit proposals by Oct. 1, 2016 at the PCA/ACA website: pcaaca.org.

DOCTOR WHO: TWELFTH NIGHT

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:53am
Dr. Andrew O'Day
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A chapter has become available for the volume Doctor Who: Twelfth Night to be published by I.B. Tauris. The chapter should look at the character of Missy in the context of Moffat's queer characters (Madame Vastra and Jenny and 'odd' figures such as Dorium and Strax). It should argue, however, that casting the Master as female de-queers the relationship between the Doctor and the Master and casts it as heterosexual. Other female characters should be examined such as the Rani and Servalan in Blake's 7. The chapter should NOT look at fan responses to Missy as this is covered elsewhere in the collection. 

 

1980s Nostalgia in 21st Century Film and Television

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
Douglas A. Cunningham / Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, March 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 19, 2016

This is a call for proposals on 1980s nostalgia in 21st-century film and television.  Topics may include, but are not limited to, films and programs such as TRON: LEGACY, SUPER 8, STRANGER THINGS, CREED, and THE EXPENDABLES series, among many others.  A variety of disciplinary approaches is welcome.  Please send a 300-word proposal, a 50-word bio, and a list of at least five relevant sources to Dr. Doug Cunningham at dcunningham@westminstercollege.edu.  The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference will be held in Chicago between March 22 and March 26, 2017.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CFP: 'Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, & Returns'

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:39pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 2, 2016

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CALL FOR PAPERS: “Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns”

 The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23rd-24th January 2017.

EXTENDED DEADLINE (AUG 14) Locating Amateur Production Across Media

updated: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 4:43am
SCMS 2017 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Because of unforeseen issues with our emails, we advise everyone to resubmit their proposals by August 14. Please send your proposal to both panel chairs to ensure that your proposal is correctly received

  

Call for Papers (SCMS 2017 Panel)

LOCATING AMATEUR PRODUCTION ACROSS MEDIA

 

Essays on the Evil Dead

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
Ron Riekki / Jeffrey Sartain (contracted anthology)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

CFP: Essays on the Evil Dead Anthology

Call for chapter contributions to an edited anthology

Abstracts of 400 words may be submitted any time before September 30, 2016.

Chapters of 3000-7000 words will be due January 15, 2017.

REMINDER: The Fine Art of Commenting on Books that Don’t Exist: A Borgesian Experiment

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
NeMLA - Baltimore, MD, March 23-26 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating panel, but that is not this panel. Rather, what this panel seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.

I Am Already Dead: Essays on The CW's iZombie and Vertigo's iZOMBIE [Contracted with McFarland Publishers] (UPDATE)

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:32pm
Ashley Szanter and Jessica K. Richards
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Editors Szanter and Richards seek original essays for an edited collection on Rob Thomas’s television series iZombie as well as the show’s graphic novel source material, Roberson and Allred’s iZOMBIE. This particular series has begun to overhaul modern constructions of the zombie in popular culture and media. While scholarship on the television zombie is not in short supply, particularly in regards to AMC’s The Walking Dead, we believe this particular show and comic series speak to a growing trend in zombie culture whereby the zombie “passes” as human—fully assimilating into normalized society.

SECOND Call for Proposals (*Updated* August 15th, 2016): Collection of Essays on HOW TO ANALYZE AND REVIEW COMICS

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Forrest C. Helvie, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report? How many of you noticed an article in an academic journal that focused on one of your favorite graphic novels, but it ended up glossing over – or completely forgetting – to mention aspects of the art and dryly deconstructed the narrative?

CFP: "So Bad It's Good" (SCMS 2017 Proposed Panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
Kate Russell (University of Toronto); Kevin Chabot (University of Toronto)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 12, 2016

SCMS 2017 Panel CFP: So Bad It’s Good

“Clearly, in cinematic circles of all kinds, there has been a significant realignment on the social terrain of taste, a powerful response to what has been termed ‘the siren song of crap’.”

-       Jeffrey Sconce

“To understand bad taste one must have very good taste. Good bad taste can be creatively nauseating but must, at the same time, appeal to the especially twisted sense of humor, which is anything but universal.”

-       John Waters

“Strong Independent Shipper Who Don’t Need No Canon:” When Fans Reject Canon

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

“Strong Independent Shipper Who Don’t Need No Canon:” When Fans Reject Canon

2017 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference

San Diego, Wednesday, April 12th—Saturday, April 15th

38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:36am
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Fantastic Epics

March 22-26, 2017
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

Please join us for ICFA 38, March 22-26, 2017, when our theme will be “Fantastic Epics.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor Steven Erikson (World Fantasy and Locus Award nominee), Guest of Honor N.K. Jemisin (Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, Locus Award winner), and Guest Scholar Edward James (Pilgrim, Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Eaton Award winner).

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