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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Absurdist History (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:12pm
Stanley Orr, University of Hawaii - West Oahu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Absurdist History: UFOs, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Culture

Contacts: Stanley Orr, University of Hawaii - West Oahu (sorr@hawaii.edu) / Kenneth Hough, University of California - Santa Barbara (khough1971@gmail.com)

Call for Papers: Queer Representation in Contemporary Popular Television (Special Issue, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:55am
Danielle Girard, Thomas Brassington, Debra Ferreday
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Representation of queer identities in twenty-first century popular television has undergone massive shifts in the last decade. Whilst queer representation has formed part of the bedrock of reality television, queer representation in scripted television has received less scholarly attention. Thus, scripted television will be the focus of this special issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect). 

 

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) Second Volume

updated: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:10am
Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Volume to be Published in October of 2021

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our second volume.

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.

Graduate Student Conference: Trash Talkin 2021

updated: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 2:37pm
University of Regina English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 5, 2021

***final call for submissions***

 

Virtual Trash Talkin' 2021:  Grad Student Conference on Pop Culture 

Call for Papers

Open to All Academic Disciplines

March 12-13, 2021

 

Trash Talkin' is an interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate and graduate students focusing on popular culture and creative writing that is hosted by the English Students' Association of the University of Regina. We will consider scholarly papers, creative writing, visual art, and film from students of all disciplines, from any theoretical or methodological perspective, on any aspect of popular culture! 

 

Podcast: Serialized audio forms in context of global distribution and local consumption

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Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:02pm
Literatura Ludowa. Journal of Folklore and Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Podcasting constitutes a new form of digital media which cannot be reduced to the phenomenon of which some would describe as the “Radio Renaissance” on the Internet. Moreover, podcasts have crossed over from a cultural niche to mainstream, as evidenced not only by a vast number of titles available on countless platforms and applications, but also by the increasing number of listeners and transmedia influences of podcasts in the form of TV series and literary adaptations (such as Lore, Welcome to Night Vale, Limetown and others).

BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:58am
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Piers Haggard’s groundbreaking The Blood on Satan’s Claw was released in the US on April 14, 1971. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Horror Homeroom will be running our fourth special issue on the film and its profound and persistent influence.

TexMoot 2021: Embodiment

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:08am
Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Embodiment:
Do You Need Some Body to Love?DEADLINE: January 16th, 2021

CALL FOR PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATION-STARTERS

 

In 2021, Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot) invites you to join us virtually, as we consider the conditions and consequences of corporeality in ancient and medieval literature, classic sci-fi and fantasy, and contemporary pop culture. Please submit your proposal using the form here: http://texmoot.org/call-for-papers

The Impasse

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Friday, January 8, 2021 - 8:28am
Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

For the next volume of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit work that critically engages with the theme of impasse.

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Virtual Session Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (2/28/2021; PCA 6/2-5/2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:31pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (virtual session)

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association for the Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Session planned for the 2021 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association, virtual event, 2-5 June 2021

 

First Thoughts on Lovecraft Country

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
Studies in the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

HBO’s recent series Lovecraft Country takes up the monsters of H. P. Lovecraft’s universe, but flips the script to make the heroes an African-American cast battling various demons in the Jim Crow era. Arguably, the show aimed at a re-appropriation or détournement of the pulp legend’s troubling racism, but critics seem divided on the show’s success. In Dr.

Juba from Gladiator (2000) Essay Needed

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

This edited collection, “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiatorstill needs at least one essay on Juba. Any new critical or pop cultural perspectives will be considered.

The essay would need to have a quick turnaround time. The entire collection needs to be complete no later than March 2021, so abstract proposals submitted before the CFP deadline will receive a fast response. 

A first draft deadline of February 10, 2021 is ideal. Essays will use Chicago style endnotes and should be 5,000 to 7,000 words.

For abstract submissions or questions, please email Rachel L. Carazo at rachel.carazo@snhu.edu.

 

Beyond Tradition: Multimodality in English Scholarship

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:26pm
Red River Graduate Student Conference at North Dakota State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 26, 2021

In today’s world, the function of the English classroom has fundamentally shifted. Instead of teaching the fully paper-based curriculum of the past, instructors of English now must incorporate genres that encompass anything from videos to website creation. 

 

In the study of literature, rhetoric, and composition, too, the field is beginning to recognize new and more multimodal forms of scholarship. Think of Kairos, the online only rhet/comp journal. Think of the work of scholars like Kristen Arola, Cynthia Selfe, and Qwo Li Driskill—work that asks us to think outside the box of the academic paper. 

 

Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest (Sport Literature)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:25pm
Sport Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Sport Literature Association seeks entries for its annual graduate student competition, the Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest.

Essays must pertain, in some significant way, to the literature of sport. For exemplary treatment of sport-related subject matter, applicants are invited to consult the association's peer-reviewed journal, Aethlon, “a print journal designed to celebrate the intersection of literature with the world of play, games, and sport.” All submissions must be unpublished work. Original creative pieces, both fiction and non-fiction, are not considered for this contest. There is no word limit, but Aethlon articles do not generally exceed 25 manuscript pages.

Special Virtual Panel CFP Esotericism, Occultism, Magic, and Gaming at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (deadline Dec 28) (online conference Feb 22-27)

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Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:32am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 28, 2020

The Area for Esotericism, Occultism,and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites paper proposals for a special online panel at this year's all-online conference.  This panel will focus on the prominent and pervasive role and significance of esoteric, occult, and magical themes, aesthetics, imagery, conceptions, and content in gaming media.  This is intended to encompass games themselves (board games, table-top/RPG, console/PC, live-action RPG, alternate reality games, simulations, etc.) as well as tie-in media of any type (books, films, television, internet series, etc.).  Of equal interest is the reception and application of games and game-like systems or content within esoteric, occult, and ma

REMINDER: book chapters for collection on Chen Qing Ling (The Untamed)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 12:54pm
Cathy Yue Wang/Shanghai Normal University and Maria Alberto/University of Utah
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

REMINDER: We are seeking book chapters for an edited scholarly collection on the Chinese web drama Chen Qing Ling (The Untamed)!

We are soliciting book chapters for an edited scholarly collection on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed, its contexts, and its audiences. This will be a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary collection that considers the show's popularity, influences, and effects from a variety of cultural and critical viewpoints.

Utopia on the Tabletop

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 7:32pm
Jo Lindsay Walton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Utopia on the Tabletop: CfS

“Quite the contrary, Skepticus. I believe that Utopia is intelligible, and I believe that game playing is what makes Utopia intelligible.”

— Bernard Suits, The Grasshopper: Games, Play, and Utopia


We invite abstracts of 200-500 words on the theme of utopia and tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs). Please also include either a 50-300 word bio, or a CV, or a link to your website. Send abstracts to j.c.walton@sussex.ac.uk by 1 February 2021 with “Submission” in the subject line. Chapters of 5,000-8,000 words will be due 1 September 2021.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS for an edited collection on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Francis M. Agnoli
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-08) and its sequel The Legend of Korra (2012-14) are among the most acclaimed and influential animated television series of the twenty-first century. Yet, there has been little scholarly writing about them. To remedy this gap, I am looking for contributors for an edited volume of essays on this franchise.

The book will be designed for a general undergraduate readership, covering a range of topics in relation to the Avatar franchise. These include (but are not limited to):

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
Carleton English Graduate Student Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

Department of English Graduate Virtual Conference

Carleton University

8-9 May 2021

 

“Take joy in your digressions. Because that is where the unexpected arises.”

-        Brian Massumi

 

[EXTENSION] SWPACA 2021 (Virtual): Television

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:33pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual!  Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. The conference will take place the week of Feburary 22, 2021. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ 

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 12:28pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

Global Horror Production in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:47am
Eddie Falvey and Alice Haylett Bryan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Global Horror Production in the Twenty-First Century

co-edited by Eddie Falvey and Alice Haylett Bryan

 

CFP - Returning to the Page: Visualising Design and Desire in Fan Magazines

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:17am
NORMMA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

Returning to the Page: Visualising Design and Desire in Fan Magazines 8-13 February 2021 Keynote: Sally Stein, Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine This conference is designed as a sequel to our 2015 event Turning the Page: Digitization, movie magazines and historical audience studies. That conference focused on the development of the study of historical fan magazines in recent decades, with a particular emphasis on the impact of increased digitization (by the Media History Digital Library, among others) on this development.

Fresh from the Fight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:26am
Master of Children's Literature Program, iSchool, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Fresh from the Fight:
Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

New Deadline for Submission: February 28th, 2021

A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture
University of British Columbia | Unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)
Vancouver, Canada | New Conference Dates: Friday July 2nd – Sunday July 4th, 2021

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