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[UPDATE] SGMS 2016 CFP: World-Building in Asian Popular Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 1:33pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Please note that our deadline for submissions has been extended to September 1, 2016:

SGMS 2016 CALL: World-building in Asian Popular Cultures

The Call for Mechademia 10 states: “Japanese popular culture — manga, anime, games, and SF — abound in scenarios in which our contemporary reality appears to be but one possible outcome within an open situation.”

Call of Duty Essay Collection

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:27pm
Nate Garrelts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1, 2016

It is no surprise that Call of Duty is one of the best selling game franchises of all time. The games have been celebrated for their historical accuracy, bonus zombie content, and competitive multiplayer gameplay. Call of Duty's popularity has spawned toys, comic books, and even a special edition Jeep Wrangler. In January 2016 the Call of Duty World League was founded for players to compete on a global stage for millions in prize money. Events can be watched on sites like Twitch and MLG.TV.  

CFP: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
PopMatters
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 12, 2016

When Star Trek debuted on NBC on September 8, 1966, there was little indication that its longevity across multiple platforms (films, series, books) would rival that of series such as Doctor Who, or that the series (and its fans) would become fixtures of popular culture, objects of academic study, and an outsized influence on science fiction.

 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, and celebrations of its cultural impact have been as varied as the show’s own incarnations.

 

Children's Literature and Adaptation

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:29am
IRSCL (International Research Society for Children’s Literature) Congress 2017 (Toronto, Canada)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 5, 2016

Call for Papers for a Proposed Panel on Children’s Literature and Adaptation

 

Call for papers Conference Danielle Darrieux A Star Crossing the 20th Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:28am
University Bordeaux Montaigne
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Call for papers Conference Danielle Darrieux A Star Crossing the 20th Century Université Bordeaux Montaigne, the 4th and 5th May 2017 Daniel Darrieux was born May 1, 1917 in Bordeaux. Her career is exceptionally long (1931-2010) and covers several artistic fields: cinema, song, theatre, television, and music hall. However, no reference book has yet been devoted to her. The centenary of her birth is an opportunity to correct this oversight.

THE ART OF PUNK: CONFERENCE AND POSTGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:28am
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON & PUNK SCHOLARS NETWORK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 

 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

and Postgraduate Symposium

Fanfiction in Medieval Studies: What Do We Mean When We Say 'Fanfiction'?

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:28am
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Panel title: "Fanfiction in Medieval Studies: What Do We Mean When We Say 'Fanfiction'?"

Conference: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11-14, 2017

Organizer: Dr Anna Wilson, anna.wilson@utoronto.ca

Abstract submission deadline Sept 15

 

Performing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:27am
Fantastika Journal and Conferences
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Performing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

July 3rd – 5th, 2017, Lancaster University

The 4rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on performative bodies in fantastika. This includes performance in theatrical plays and films, as well as an examination of the body itself. How is the body performed and perceived in fantastika texts? How do fantastika texts and our interaction with fantastika texts modulate our understanding of performative bodies?

EXTENDED - CFP for Peplum, Historic Epics, Sword & Sandal Films and TV

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:31am
Nicholas Diak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2016

This CFP originally ended at the end of June. However, the submission window is being extended to invite additional essayists to take part. Please read below and the CFP has been altered a little bit to accomodate the new deadline, but also adjust for potential topics. 

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Two Shakespeare Panels for ICMS Kalamazoo 2017

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

International Congress for Medieval Studies 2017

 

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites submissions for two sessions at the 2017 Congress, which will be held at Western Michigan University on May 11-14, 2017.

 

Maps in Popular Fiction

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:50am
NeMLA 2017 Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Maps bound in at the beginning of books can shape the reading of the book in a variety of ways. Whether they map continents and signal the sweeping world building of a high fantasy, or map an idyllic English village and signal a cozy murder mystery, both the scale and content of a map provides important information for a reader of fiction. This panel will consider the questions of genre raised (and perhaps answered) by prefacing fiction with maps, and also the various issues of intertextuality indicated by the presence of the map. For instance, is the map part of the packaging? Is it paratextual? Bound in as a page, does it reify text by providing the semblance of context?

Kaiju and Pop Culture Anthology

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:15am
Camille D. G. Mustachio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Kaiju is a familiar trope in film and television that places giant monsters in direct conflict with fellow monsters and/or everyday citizens. While a larger-than-life creature that attacks Tokyo is likely the most familiar form of kaiju, additional iterations include apes, dragons, dinosaurs, and even robots.  Kaiju as a genre has evolved along with cinema; technical developments no longer require men stomping around in rubber costumes as CGI enables bigger and more frightening monsters to haunt our screens. With a timeless kitsch quality, kaiju is solidly placed within our collective pop culture psyche.

Heavy Metal at the Movies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
Gerd Bayer
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Research on heavy metal has seen an impressive growth over the past decade. While the disciplinary background of metal scholars and the methods they employ testify to ever more diversity, few publications have focused specifically on the role played by film. This collection of essays sets out to bring together research on heavy metal and visual culture. In recent years, the number of films on metal has increased sub­stantially, indicating that this musical genre might be viewed in new ways by the non-fan public.

Vol. 1, No. 3 of MOSF Journal of Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:59am
Monica Louzon / Museum of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Call for Papers: MOSF Journal of Science Fiction

 

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2016.

 Editorial Team: Monica Louzon, M.L.S. (Managing Editor), Rachel Lazarus, Ph.D. (Co-Editor), Heather McHale, Ph.D. (Co-Editor), Barbara Jasny, Ph.D. (Co-Editor),

 Editorial Board: Nancy Kress, M.S., M.A.; Charles Gannon, Ph.D.; Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Ph.D.; Terence McSweeney, Ph.D.

 

Details:

Fashionating Images. Audiovisual media studies meet Fashion

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:16am
Comunicazioni Sociali. Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

This CS Journal special issue aims at exploring the encounter and intersection between fashion studies and media studies, with particular reference to visual and audiovisual products, e.g. cinema, television, advertising and digital media. Over the past decades, fashion acquired centrality in social and economical dynamics in Western culture for its capability to penetrate and influence both production and identitarian practices. Fashion both fully takes part in artistic processes as an autonomous aesthetic and semantic object (fashion as a medium) and has a pivotal role in crea­tive industry as a provider of fundamental material for the formation of imaginary worlds and characters (fash­ion as a media industry).

Call For Papers: Special Issue. Find David Bowie: Alternative Approaches to Bowie and Comics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:00am
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

 ‘You must draw David Bowie. Find David Bowie, or I’ll send you David Bowie. Because if it isn’t David Bowie, you’re going to have to re-do it until it is David Bowie.’

-Kelley Jones, quoting Neil Gaiman, Hanging Out with the Dream King: Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators (2004)

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship invites authors and artists to submit contributions for a special collection of papers offering alternative scholarly approaches to David Bowie and comics.

Welcome to Night Vale (Collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Welcome to Night Vale collection: Approaching Deadline (6/15)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals related to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale are solicited for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection to be published by Palgrave.

...

The editor seeks to include a range of approaches focusing on both form and content. Topics may include but are not limited to:

• internal themes and allusions
• genre and influences
• performance, music, and effects
• politics and historical contextualization
• podcast production, distribution, and consumption
• reception and fandom
• paratexts, marketing, and merchandise

DOCTOR WHO: TWELFTH NIGHT CHAPTERS WANTED

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 5:10am
Dr Andrew O'Day
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 9, 2016

I am currently editing a collection on the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who for I.B.Tauris. I have most of the chapters now in draft form but am looking for 6,000 word chapters on the following:

 

1) Politics (looking, for example, at episodes such as 'Kill the Moon', 'The Zygon Invasion'/'The Zygon Inversion'

 

2) Cosplay

 

3) Translation - Subtitling and Dubbing 'Who' in non-Anglophone countries

 

 

Essays will be due in Autumn 2016. If you are interested in contributing please send a 500 word proposal and CV to aoday41414@aol.com with Doctor Who: Twelfth Night in the subject heading.

 

 

NeMLA 2017 - Legacies of French Film Criticism: Crossing Cultures and Perspectives

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:49am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Legacies of French Film Criticism: Crossing Cultures and Perspectives

 

Despite a growing trend towards globalization and an increase in transnational film production, distribution and exhibition, not all audiences make sense of movies in the same manner. When films travel across borders, how are their meanings and reception impacted? Is the meaning of a film dependent on the cultural context in which it is read? This interdisciplinary panel will examine film criticism that falls under a broad “French-language” umbrella in order to map out significant trends as well as new directions in the study of French film criticism and its points of contact with other international cinemas.

 

Fantastika Journal - CFP for 1st Special Edition

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:13pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, gothic, steampunk, young adult dystopian fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. The goal of Fantastika Journal is to bring together academics and researchers who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies and collaborations. We invite discussion of all mediums and disciplines which concern the Fantastika genres.

[UPDATE] Feasting on Hannibal: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
Screen Studies and the School of Culture and Communication, The Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

November 29-30, 2016

http://www.feastingonhannibal.com

 

Keynote Speakers:

Associate Professor Jane Stadler, The University of Queensland

Professor Angela Ndalianis, The University of Melbourne

 

CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED 

TRANSITIONS – New Directions in Comics Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2016

TRANSITIONS – New Directions in Comics Studies
at Birkbeck College, London, on Saturday November 19th 2016.

Organised in collaboration with Comica- London International Comics Festival, Transitions at Birkbeck College is unique in offering a regular comics studies symposium and meeting point in London, a platform for emerging research at an event that is free of charge and open to all. Originally convened by PhD students in 2009, Transitions has become an annual fixture in the UK comics scholars’ calendar.

PAMLA 2016: Asian Literature (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Asian Literature. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

 To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

The Critic as Amateur

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:42am
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

We are inviting essays for a proposed collection tentatively titled The Critic as Amateur, with strong interest from Oxford UP. The collection will focus on literary criticism as an activity suspended (productively) between expertise and amateurism.  It will explore the idea of the critic of literature as an amateur rather than an expert, or conversely, it will consider the role of expertise in literary criticism. Individual contributions might touch on figures who have written on literature without credentials/certification, academic or otherwise, or institutional affiliations. They might also address academics who have successfully assumed "amateur" roles while writing or speaking in the public domain.

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