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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.

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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.

New feminist work

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
Australian Feminist Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Australian Feminist Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. The journal was launched in 1985 and during the subsequent three decades it has become a leading journal of feminist studies.

The journal aims to:

·          be a key forum for transformative feminist ideas and analyses, nationally and internationally

·          be genuinely interdisciplinary in scope

Rolling CFP: The Phoenix Papers

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rolling CFP: The Phoenix Papers

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association is pleased to announce a rolling CFP for our open access, peer-reviewed journal of fandom and neomedia studies. The projected publication date for our next edition is January 2017. Items submitted after 1 December 2016 will be considered for inclusion in the next journal edition in July 2017.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Foundation Essay Prize 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 7, 2016

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 2017).

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000 word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

CFP: The Memory Factory: Hollywood’s Influence on Historical Memory

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (November 11-13 2016 Pasadena, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association  

PAMLA 116th Annual Conference November 11-13, 2016

 

Panel Chair:              Vanessa Osborne

 

Affiliation:                University of Southern California

 

Email:                       vosborne@usc.edu

 

Session Title:           “The Memory Factory:  Hollywood's Influence on Historical Memory"

Call for Contributors: Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:56am
Kavita Mudan Finn
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

With five books and approximately eight million words published thus far in the Song of Ice and Fire series (1996-ongoing) and the sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones currently airing, we are seeing the beginnings of a school of criticism devoted to George R.R. Martin’s works and their peculiar brand of deconstructive and in many ways postmodern interpretations of the fantasy genre and medievalism. Often positioned as the grittier antithesis of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth, Martin's narrative focuses on the darker side of chivalry and heroism, stripping away these higher ideals to reveal the greed, amorality, and lust for power underpinning them.

 

Eastsploitation: Eastern Europe and the Cinematic Lowbrow

updated: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:38pm
Richard Nowell & Jindriska Blahova, Charles University in Prague
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Call for Papers

 

Eastsploitation: Eastern Europe and the Cinematic Lowbrow

 

Edited by Jindriska Blahova and Richard Nowell

 

 

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