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Monsters and Monstrosity: A Tribute to Mary Shelley (Creative Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:15pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for Papers

 

Creative Panel: "Monsters and Monstrosity: A Tribute to Mary Shelley"

 

Northeast Modern Languages Association

12-15 April 2018

Pittsburgh, PA  

Richard Johnston, United States Air Force Academy

 

Distributed Authorship

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:03pm
Sean Gurd / Francesca Martelli
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

 
CALL FOR PAPERS: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
 
author.net
a transdisciplinary conference on distributed authorship
 
UCLA, October 5-7 2018.
Co-Organizers, Francesca Martelli and Sean Gurd
 
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2018
 

Studies in American Humor General Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
Studies in American Humor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Studies in American Humor (StAH), a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), has published scholarly critical essays, review essays, and book reviews on all aspects of American humor since 1974.  The premier journal for scholarship on humor, StAH addresses a wide spectrum of American humor, past and present.  As a service to its audience of scholars and students in the humanities, especially literary, cultural, and media studies, StAH has featured  an annual review of current scholarship, “The Year’s Work in American Humor Studies,” since 1999.

Submission Information                                                                

Wonderwoman: Comic Myth or Idealized Icon?, NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 11:07am
Nicol Michelle Epple, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, NeMLA Annual Conference 2018, Pittsburgh, April 12-15th
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

We know the four tenets of True Womanhood and understand the Feminine Mystique. But, today, what gender role prescriptions still proliferate concerning domesticity and work, family affairs and public relationships? Anne-Marie Slaughter tells us women still can’t have it all. Barbara Spar shreds the Superwoman myth. But, Ariana Huffington tells us we can THRIVE if we just have the third metric. These three notably professional women have differing views. Can and should women decorate like the Gaines, cook like the Barefoot Contessa, thrive professionally like Huffington, be sexy as Kim Kardashian, not miss kids’ soccer practices, and all the while smiling? Has or can contemporary women break out of the American ideological boundaries?

Call for papers for a Panel at NeMLA 2018: "Bodies in transit. Exploring Borderlands in Hispanic Science Fiction World"

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:50pm
The Catholic University of America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the last decades, acts of globalization –a product of the late capitalism in the so called first world– have spread simulacra of wealth and wellness everywhere. As a consequence, people from the peripheries embark on the diaspora to reach a better future, and need to overcome all kinds of struggles. Thus, frontiers, the cornerstone of geopolitics, play a crucial role in the control of migratory movements. In this state of affairs, there is a growing number of writers and artists who embrace the genre of science fiction to articulate experiences of displacement, marginalization or resistance, as well as to interrogate the very nature of borderlands.

**Trump-Era Horror Book**

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:26pm
Ulster University, Northern Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Title: Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & the Politics of Fear

Collection Editor: Dr Victoria McCollum (Ulster University)

Deadline for Abstracts: September 30, 2017

Contact: v.mccollum@ulster.ac.uk

Publisher: Routledge

Extended Deadline: Seeking chapters for an edited volume on The Leftovers

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 3:10pm
Claire Daigle
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The editor seeks scholarly essays that address some aspect of HBO’s television series The Leftovers (2014-2017) and/or its source text, Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same title (2011)Perrotta co-produced the series with show runner David Lindelof (Lost). Both novel and series are set three years after the “Sudden Departure” of 2% of the world’s population. In ways distinct to each form, The Leftovers serves as a study of the psychological, social, and cultural impact of a large-scale traumatic event. Perrotta’s spare, satirical, character-driven fiction lies in the lineage of modern novels set in the American suburbs.

Women, video games, and modding

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
Bridget Whelan / McFarland Books
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

 

This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed collection of essays (to be published by McFarland) broadly focused around the topic of women and video game “modding.”

 

Potential topics may include:

Call for papers/articles: Bach on Screen

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for papers/articles: Bach on Screen

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Venue: Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio

Submission deadline: October 1, 2017

                 

Baldwin Wallace University is pleased to announce a conference entitled “Bach on Screen,” the proceedings of which will be published in the January 2019 issue of BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute. This issue will be co-edited by the journal editor, Dr. Christina Fuhrmann, and Dr. Rebecca Fülöp.

 

Game Studies Area: 2018 PCA/ACA National Conference.

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:37pm
Game Studies Area of PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Game Studies Area: 2018 PCA/ACA National Conference. 

The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held Wednesday, March 28 through Friday, March 31, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The database for proposal submissions opens July 1.

Below, please find:

I. Topics of Interest

II. Suggestions for First Time Submitters

III. Submission Process

New Approaches in Zombie Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session looks at zombies, including as they were defined by Night of the Living Dead, filmed in NeMLA’s host city Pittsburgh by local director George Romero.

Teaching Anime and Manga

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga is pervasive: one distributor, CrunchyRoll, has one million yearly paying subscribers, providing electronic access to 50 manga titles translated into English, and 800 anime titles. In partnership with United States distributors such as Viz and Funimation, the vast majority of those anime titles are dubbed into English, making language much less of a barrier of access for teachers–as well as students.

Shakespeare and Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:59am
The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

 SHAKESPEARE AND SCIENCE FICTION

 The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF)

 Anglia Ruskin University

 28 April, 2018

 

Special Issue TWC CFP: Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color (3/1/18; 3/15/19)

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:49pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

In a 2015 essay in Transformative Works and Cultures, Rebecca Wanzo calls for “a new genealogy of fan studies” to begin to remedy the systemic oversight of race in fan studies. Drawing mostly from scholars who may not claim or be claimed by fan studies, Wanzo offers a genealogy of black popular culture theorists who have engaged in “black fan criticism and acafandom.”

11th CINE EXCESS CULT FILM CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:43pm
Fran Pheasant-Kelly/Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

Call for Papers

The 11th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions

 

 

Birmingham City University Presents:

 

Cine Excess XI

Fear and the Unfamiliar: Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Crowd  

Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)

9th-11th November 2017

Foundation Essay Prize 2018

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:41pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 4, 2017

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2018).

 

Special Issue TWC CFP: Tumblr and Fandom (05/01/17; 06/15/17)

updated: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 10:40pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Over the past five years, more and more English language transformative fandoms have gravitated to the social networking site Tumblr, moving from online communities such as LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, and Yahoo! Groups. Thus many fan communities have shifted organization structures to adapt to Tumblr’s multiple points of entry and seemingly anti-hierarchical framework. Some fans describe Tumblr as a fandom free-for-all without clear rules for engagement. Others describe this uncertain multiplicity as one of the platform’s strengths. Still others have pointed to Tumblr's comparatively more visual interface as enabling greater global participation in heretofore monolingual fandom spaces.

Fan Studies Network Australasia Conference 2017

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:50am
Fan Studies Network Australasia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

***Revised*** Call for Papers

Fan Studies Network Australasia 2017

30 November - 1 December 2017, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield

Technology of the Soul and of the Self [FINAL EXTENDED DEADLINE]

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:39am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

(DEADLINE EXTENDED: AUGUST 8TH; SEEKING ONE ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION; **WE HAVE HAD ONE LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATION AND NEED TO FILL THE REMAINING SLOT ASAP**)

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting completed papers for a 15-20 minute presentation during this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

Netflix at the Nexus: Content, Practice, and Production in the Age of Streaming Television

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:52am
Amber Buck
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Netflix’s meteoric rise as an online content provider has been well documented and much debated in the popular press and in academic circles. It has been praised as the future of television (Auletta, 2014) and as “the most feared force in Hollywood” (Villarreal & James, 2016), while also decried as the end of “TV’s Golden Age” and blamed for ushering in an era where “TV shows may be briefer, lower-budget and filled with the kind of product-placement ads that audiences hate and advertisers pay for” (Thielman, 2016).

BEYOND THE BLOCKBUSTERS: THEMES AND TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:19am
SAMLA 89: High Art/Low Art Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2017

In the last two decades, Young Adult (YA) literature has become increasingly popular; both the YA fan base and YA publishing imprints have continued to grow at a time when many other subsets of book publishing are shrinking. Debates about whether YA literature qualifies as “High Art” or is always relegated beyond an arbitrary boundary to be “Low Art” are ongoing. Regardless of those debates, YA literature and its adaptations dominate popular culture.

BFS Journal 18

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:18am
The British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

BFS Journal 18

BFS Journal 18 is due out in October/November

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition: Page Number) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

Sport: Probing the Boundaries

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:58am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

1st Global Symposium
Sport: Probing the Boundaries


Inaugural Meeting of The International Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sport

Saturday 2nd December 2017 – Sunday 3rd December 2017
Vienna, Austria

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