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CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts (9/30/21; NeMLA Baltimore 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

 

Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

CFP Balancing Acts: Finding Time for Work and Scholarship (Roundtable) (9/30/21; NeMLA 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:44am
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Balancing Acts: Finding Time for Work and Scholarship (Roundtable)

 

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

 

CFP Saving the Day: Advice on Publishing in Popular Culture Research (Roundtable) (9/30/21; NeMLA 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:44am
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Saving the Day: Advice on Publishing in Popular Culture Research (Roundtable)

 

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

 

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - Popular Culture and COVID - Summer 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:42am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Call for Papers

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - Popular Culture and COVID

 

The global pandemic and long periods of self-quarantine shifted everything from work habits, to school, to media consumption, and more.

 

For example, the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons brought families together and even provided a supportive space for on-line memorial services.

‘Tolkien’s Medicinal Medieval World: Illness and Healing in Middle-earth’

updated: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 3:11pm
Annie Brust, Kent State University/Geauga
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 6, 2021

This Collection: This collection focuses on and explores the concepts of illness and healing in association with Tolkien’s medieval connections and Middle-earth. Proposals/Articles should explore ideas on how a specific text, character, concept or aspect of the author’s work impacts the world of illness and healing, as characterized by medieval concepts and/or the medieval influence of Tolkien’s worlds/texts.   

Southwest Popular and American Culture Assn Conference, 2/23-2/26/2022 (Deadline 10/31/21)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:46pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd 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/

LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium [UPDATE]

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Digital Symposium: 20 November 2021

 

“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 Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.

Fear and Loathing at 50: Five Decades of Hunter S. Thompson and Gonzo Journalism

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

2022 marks a significant anniversary for the celebrated — and divisive — work of Hunter S. Thompson.  His seminal Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas celebrates fifty years since its publication in book form, as do the dispatches from the George McGovern campaign that would later become Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.  This panel aims to reexamine Thompson’s body of work and the refractions of his presence as a cultural signifier in popular conception, as well as to consider the viability of the Gonzo form and style as something that could survive — and evolve beyond — its virtually metonymic association with Thompson.

 

Peter Nicholls Essay Prize 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 3, 2021

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 Foundation (winter 2022).

To be considered for the competition, please submit an original 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 journal pages of the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor may be submitted.

The Novel of the Future; the Future of the Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 10:01am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel asks creative writers to speculate on their own work or that of others and envision the future of the novel. The panel proposes to address the following questions:

· What technologies (such as the internet, videogaming, virtual reality, or artificial intelligence) might shape the form of the novel of the future?

· How might the novel be impacted by future trends and technologies in publishing and the literary marketplace?

· How might the novel form be re-envisioned?

· How do other media, such as videogames, use narrative in novelistic modalities?

The panel invites a wide range of interpretations of this topic and encourages creative work

IV International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:07pm
FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX. An event that has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández de Elche University, and that will be held in person and online on November 25 and 26, 2021 at the "Ciutat d'Elx" Congress Center (Spain).

ASECS 2022 Roundtable: Talking with the Dead (and the Living): Dialogues des morts et des vivants in Enlightenment-Era France

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:47am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies / Panel Organizer Charlee Bezilla
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Call for Papers: Roundtable at ASECS 2022, Talking with the Dead (and the Living): Dialogues des morts et des vivants in Enlightenment-Era France (Roundtable)

Where: 52nd ASECS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

When: March 31 – April 2, 2022

Deadline for abstract submissions: September 17, 2021 

Roundtable Organizer: Charlee Bezilla, Northern Virginia Community College, cmredman@terpmail.umd.edu 

Youth Beyond the Binary (SCMS 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:16pm
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

This panel for SCMS 2022 (March 31-April 3) seeks scholars drawing together work in media studies, queer/gender theory, and youth culture to explore representation “beyond the binary” of male/female and heterosexual/homosexual. We are particularly interested in trans/non-binary youth representation and authorship, but also those with queer, genderqueer, pansexual, intersex, and asexual identities.

SECOND ROUND: Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones (edited collection; NEW DEADLINE 9/15/21)

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:14pm
Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones

 

“Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi (under advance contract).  This volume will survey the work of foundational figures in LGBTQ+ comics art and storytelling from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Kayfabe: Working Theories

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:57am
Professional Wrestling Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

Kayfabe: Working Theories 

A Special Section of the Professional Wrestling Studies Journal

"Questioning the Canon: Rethinking the Golden Age of Children's Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:54am
Special Issue of Children’s Literature Association Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue Call for Papers

“Questioning the Canon: Rethinking the Golden Age of Children’s Literature”

Guest editor: Jill Coste

#WaynePop2021: Disruptions, Gaps, Transitions, and Leaps (DGTL)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:39pm
Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Conference location/date:

Virtual Conference; Friday- Sunday, September 24th-26th

Join the Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium for #WaynePop2021, our 7th annual Conference on Popular Culture! This conference will be held virtually and includes both asynchronous and synchronous components.

 

UPDATE - CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: 

The Neo-Slasher: Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
Dawn Keetley & Elizabeth Erwin / Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

When Siskel and Ebert famously launched their offensive against what they labeled as “Women in Danger films,” they effectively positioned slasher films as anti-feminist, exploitative, and lacking all artistic merit. But in the intervening years, this once much maligned sub-genre has enjoyed increasing acclaim for its subversive potential and reflection of cultural norms. This special issue seeks to examine the elements of the “new slasher” that potentially explain this shift.

Digital Literary Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Tawnya Azar / NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From Salman Rushdie’s Twitter feed and Amazon reviews to Bookstagram and GoogleScholar, there is no doubt that digital technology has had a significant impact on the literary landscape. And yet in literary studies, our engagement with the impact of digital technology on how literature is read, criticized, and produced is still in its infancy. Much of the existing research on digital literary studies is focused on anomalous projects that are closer to performance art pieces than what we might call mainstream literary culture or they study pre-digital literary topics using digital humanities tools and methods. While this research is necessary and valuable, it does not often concern itself with digital-born literary culture—i.e.

Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
Francesco Brenna (Towson University), Erin Twohig (Georgetown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
NEMLA Conference, Baltimore (MD), 10-13 March 2022
Francesco Brenna, Towson University (fbrenna@towson.edu)
Erin Twohig, Georgetown University (ekt12@georgetown.edu)

This panel examines the presence of soccer/football in Mediterranean cultures—from literature and visual arts, to cinema and history, to music and philosophy. We welcome papers on soccer in cultural production from any part of the Mediterranean world, including comparative approaches, as well as papers on literary and artistic aspects of the sport in journalism and media.

REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:56am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 20, 2021

LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium November 20th, 2021 [Updated Dates]

“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 Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.

Trans Fandom

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Trans Fandom

The Idea of the Shakespearean Actor

updated: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:15am
Sally Barnden, Emer McHugh, Miranda Fay Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Call for Papers

The Idea of the Shakespearean Actor 

An edited collection

Eds. Sally Barnden, Emer McHugh, and Miranda Fay Thomas 

 

 

 

What comes to mind when we think about the Shakespearean actor, or Shakespearean acting? What do actors past, present, and future consider ‘Shakespearean acting’ to be? Is the idea of the Shakespearean actor helpful, or does it limit and restrict the notion of what Shakespearean performance can be? 

 

The Hero Is Female

updated: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 11:01am
2021 PCAS/ACAS New Orleans Sept. 30 - Oct 2
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 7, 2021

The Hero is Female Katniss Everdeen’s hand signal is now used at real-world rallies, and Princess Leia is the face of the real-world resistance movement. More than ever fictional female protagonists are symbols of hope and strength during these turbulent times, but power can take many forms and often these characters can take nontraditional paths. This panel will focus on female protagonists in fiction and film, with an emphasis on genre narratives, as we examine the ways in which women of all ages gain revelations and empowerment.

Film in the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:25pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic left an indelible mark on both filmmaking and the way in which the general public experienced film. The need for social distancing led film makers and producers to change much of the way films were produced, marketed, and released. Big budget films that would have previously included massive casts had to be adapted, delayed, or sidelined for smaller, easier to produce film projects. Wide-spread theater closures led to the delay of highly anticipated films, elevated the prominence of the independent film industry, and sped the movement of new films to streaming platforms.

2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Annual Conference — Television Area *Deadline Extended*

updated: 
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 12:37pm
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

**Deadline extended**

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area

Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Westin Minneapolis

Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006

Fans, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies for NEPCA 2021

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:53am
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Fan, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies area encourages submissions that focus on interrogating the ideas and the ideals of fans and fandoms, and why we idolize celebrities. We welcome submissions from all theoretical and philosophical perspectives. We are open to submissions in any area of fan and celebrity studies including but not limited to:

Science and Technology in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:28pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Science and Technology area of NEPCA encourages proposals for presentations that explore the relation of science and technology (broadly defined) to popular culture and to American culture. We are particularly interested in putting science, technology, culture, and the humanities in conversation with one another. How are science and technology represented in popular culture? How do we use popular culture to understand science and technology? And how do we use science and technology to understand narratives, art, and culture? What do we gain, what do we risk by approaching science and technology from the lens of the humanities, the humanities from the lens of science, by putting these disciplines in conversation with each other? 

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