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[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).

[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.

 

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