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CFP: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses Eight

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
Whedon Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Cynthia Burkhead invite proposals for the eighth biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8). Devoted to Joss Whedon’s creative works, SCW8 will be held on the campus of the University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, June 21-24, 2018. The conference will be organized by Local Arrangements Chair Cynthia Burkhead, along with Slayage alumns Anissa Graham, Stephanie Graves, Jennifer Butler Keeton, and Brenna Wardell

Crossing the Boundaries of Reception -- New Deadline

updated: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:54am
Special Issue of "Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2017

The journal Reception invites submissions for its special-topic issue for the 2018 volume year focusing on “Crossing the Boundaries of Reception.” Authors are encouraged to construe “boundaries” as broadly as possible within a reception-study context, including:

SUMMER PROGRAM in Queer and Feminist Narrative Theories -- DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Project Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Project Narrative Summer Institute (PNSI) is a two-week workshop at Ohio State University that offers faculty and advanced graduate students in any discipline the opportunity for an intensive study of core concepts and issues in narrative theory. The focus for summer 2017 will be Queer and Feminist Narrative Theories: Interdisciplinary Methodologies and will be held from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 21.

Comics and Graphic Narratives Panel (Deadline 5/21) - PAMLA 2017 (Honolulu, Hawaii 11/10-11/12)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Comics and Graphic Narratives panel at the 2017 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

This years conference will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii and is sponsored by Chaminade University of Honolulu The conference will be held between Friday, November 10, 2017 and Sunday, November 12, 2017.

CFP: Comics and Graphic Narratives for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:20pm
Sam Johnson, Wenatchee Valley College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.

CFP: Science Fiction for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:19pm
Justin Wyble, Chaminade University of Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers related to science fiction, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Video Game Studies: The Visual Politics of Play for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:19pm
Daniel Ante-Contreras, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This session is interested in both analysis of games and the gaming industry and the visibility and role of “video game studies” as an institutional entity. It seeks papers willing to engage with the intersections of visuality and play in games and game studies as they are and as they might be. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

Theorising the Popular 2017 - Registration Now Open

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:18pm
Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2017

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:

 

THEORISING THE POPULAR 2017, 21-22 JUNE

Liverpool Hope University

 

This is a reminder that registration for Theorising the Popular 2017 is now open.

Now in its 7th year, Theorising the Popular is an annual international conference organised by the Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University. The primary aim of the conference is to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of 'popular' disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with 'traditional' subjects.  

The conference will be held at Liverpool Hope's main campus, Hope Park, and will run from 21-22 June 2017. 

 

Yankees and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm
McFarland and Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

McFarland and Company invites baseball writers to contribute abstracts for an essay collection presently titled The New York Yankees and Popular Culture.

Writers are encouraged to submit their own topics for consideration.  Possible topics include:

  • Yankees in Advertising
  • History of WPIX
  • The fight between Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson on the Game of the Week
  • Buster Keaton’s film The Cameraman featuring a sequence at Yankee Stadium
  • Yankees and Seinfeld

McFarland is a leading publisher of books and journals in sports history, including Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game and Black Ball: A Negro League Journal.

ReFocus: The Films of Albert Brooks

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:46pm
Christian Long / University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Looking for two or three chapters on 1) Albert Brooks as a stand-up comedian, 2) Albert Brooks as a voice actor in The Simpsons, and 3) Albert Brooks as a voice actor in Finding Nemo.

deadline for submissions: May 10, 2017 

Please send a CV and a 150-250 word abstract to philshabano@gmail.com by 10 May 2017. Completed essays should be approximately 8,000 words (American spelling and grammar), referenced in Chicago endnote style.  

full name / name of organization: 

Japanese Visual Culture

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 
November 10 – 12, 2017, Chaminade University of Honolulu and Ala Moana Hotel (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Session: Japanese Visual Culture
Presiding Officer: David Boyd, PhD Candidate in Text-Image Studies, Comparative Literature, University of Glasgow
Proposal Due Date: May 21, 2017 (submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

Conference theme: “The Sense of Sight: Vision, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing”

Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP [Last Call]

updated: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

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.

[UPDATES] CFP: The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

Abstract sumission deadline is now extended to May 15th, 2017

submission via email: cpch.notice@eduhk.hk (Mr. Manni Cheung, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong)

 

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

At home with horror? Terror on the small screen

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
The Melodrama Research Group/University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Melodrama Research Group presents:

At home with horror? Terror on the small screen

27th-28th October 2017

University of Kent

Keynote speaker: Dr Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick)

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: The third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

updated: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:08pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Abstract sumission deadline is now extended to May 15th, 2017

submission via email: cpch.notice@eduhk.hk (Mr. Manni Cheung, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong)

 

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

TRANS TV conference, September 13-15, 2017

updated: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:42am
University of Westminster, London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

TRANS TV: Call For Papers
 Transformations of Television Industries
 Transformations of Television Consumption Practices 
 Transformations of Televisual Aesthetics, Narratives and Identities
 21st Century Transnational and Transmedia Television Practices

Wednesday the 13th of September to Friday the 15th of September, University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London
Organised in Collaboration with the CREAM and CAMRI research centres and the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster.

Organising Committee: Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Christopher Hogg, Jane Thorburn, Paul Dwyer, Ged Maguire, Robert Benfield, Simon Passmore.

ADAPTATION 2017

updated: 
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Papers:

ADAPTATION

2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Wednesday-Sunday, 18-22 October 2017

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

315 Chestnut St.

St. Louis, MO 63102

Deadline: April 30 2017

submissions.mpcaaca.org

Exploring Boundaries in Film and Television

updated: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:30am
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Call for Papers

Exploring Boundaries in Film and Television

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Iain Smith, Lecturer at King’s College London

The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, invites postgraduates and early career researchers and to its sixth annual postgraduate conference.

Call for contributors ReFocus: The Films of Xaxier Dolan

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:08pm
Andrée Lafontaine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.

CALL FOR PAPERS: EDITED COLLECTION ON RACE/RACISM IN FANDOM

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Rukmini Pande
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fan studies has consistently identified media or participatory fandom as an intertextual and self-reflexive communitarian space. Further, scholars have produced extremely important work concerning fan identity in these spaces, theorized mainly around the axes of gender and sexuality (Hellekson and Busse 2006; Stein 2015). However, a sustained examination of the effect of racial identity in these spaces has not yet occurred.

Transmediating the Whedonverse: An Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Julie L. Hawk and Juliette C. Kitchens
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

In the last two decades, scholarly attention to transmedia storytelling (TS) has increased dramatically. Approaches to the topic vary widely, ranging from a focus on the effects of TS on narratives and texts (Harvey, Mittell); explorations of paratexts, metatexts, intertexts, and pretexts (Gray, Clarke); and the increase in fan participation and agency with regard to narrative agency since the transmedia turn (Jenkins, Geraghty, Hills). More recently, scholars such as Raúl Rodríguez-Ferrándiz have returned to what might be considered the beginning, looking to Gerard Genette’s discussion of paratexts and building on Genette’s print-bound ideas with transmediated frames.

Animation and Advertising

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Kirsten Thompson/Seattle University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Call for chapter proposals: Animation and advertising

 

 

Proposals are invited for chapters in a new edited collection on the topic of ‘Animation and Advertising’.

 

Generation BioWare. Story-Driven Games in Contemporary Humanities

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
University of Wrocław, Institute of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.

2017 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area 10/18/-10/22

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:52pm
Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

October 18-22, 2017, St. Louis, MO

Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch

315 Chestnut Street

St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (314) 665-1234

 

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2017 conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Penny Dreadful; Gothic Reimagining and Neo-Victorianism in Modern Television

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:20pm
J. Greenaway/ S. Reid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Penny Dreadful (2014-2016) has become one of the most critical well-regarded shows of the post-millennial Gothic television revival, drawing explicitly on classic tropes, texts and characters throughout its three-season run. However, despite the show’s critical success and cult following, a substantive academic examination of the show has yet to be undertaken.

 

The Seventh Biennial Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Seventh Biennial Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY

The Saint Paul Hotel and St. Catherine University

Sept. 21-23, 2017 Saint Paul, Minn. 

 

Thursday through Sunday

Two Edited Collections on Korean Dramas

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Ann-Gee Lee & JaeYoon Park/UA-Fort Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

With the proliferation of global media on the Internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon.Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.

Queer Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:56pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Queer Studies of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals.

Wednesday-Sunday, 18-22 October 2017

St. Louis, MO

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Address: 315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63102, Phone: 314-655-1234

Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to queer studies, history and culture.  Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Asian and Asian American Pop Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:42pm
Mark Martell, Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Papers

Asian and Asian American Culture Area

2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

 

Wednesday-Sunday, 18 - 22 October 2017

St. Louis, Missouri

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Deadline: April 30, 2017

The Asian and Asian American Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2017.

Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to Asian and Asian American cultures.  Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

Theorising the Popular Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:20am
Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Theorising the Popular Conference 2017

Liverpool Hope University, June 21st-22nd 2017

The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its seventh annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2017 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. One of its chief goals will be to generate debate that challenges academic hierarchies and cuts across disciplinary barriers.

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