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: 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.)
CFP: 30 years of Pixar Animation Studios – Symposium
Saturday 10th December 2016, King’s College London
POPULAR CULTURE, TOURISM, AND BELONGING
APRIL 5-7 2017
ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM
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
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 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.
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
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
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)
THE ART OF PUNK
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON
FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2016
Third Annual PSN Conference
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.
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 ).
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference will be held in Chicago between March 22 and March 26, 2017.
[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.
As a follow-up to the successful publication of Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages (Routledge, 2014), I am soliciting proposals for a follow-on volume tentatively entitled, Lit, Lore, and Canon in Medieval Digital Gaming.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
2017 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference
San Diego, Wednesday, April 12th—Saturday, April 15th
38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
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).
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.”
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.
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.
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 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.