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New feminist work

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

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

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

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




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

Call for Contributors: Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones

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

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