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NeMLA 2021: Gaming Across Borders: Cross-cultural Analysis of Video Game Play and Narrative

updated: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 5:59pm
Theodore "Ted" Harrison/ Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the panel Gaming Across Borders: Cross-cultural Analysis of Video Game Play and Narrative, to be held at the 52nd Annual Northeast MLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 11-14, 2021. Please contact Ted Harrison with any questions at tdh70@georgetown.edu.

 

Nonfiction Media - Velvet Light Trap Issue #88

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:30am
The Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #88: "Nonfiction Media: Rethinking Documentary and Nonfiction in 2020"

Peter Nicholls Prize 2021

updated: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:57pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

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 (summer 2021).

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

Sport and the Power to Inspire Change: A Global Virtual Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Sport and the Power to Inspire Change: A Global Virtual Symposium

with Danny Crates, Phil Davies, Derek Peaple and Karl Spracklen

Tuesday 21st July 2020 - Wednesday 22nd July 2020

 


 

 

‘Sport’, as Mandela famously observed, ‘has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.’

 

Page 23 Online LitCon

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:37pm
Page 23 LitCon/Denver Pop Culture Con
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 17, 2020

Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 Virtual LitConOctober 15-17 2020

 

500-word abstracts for papers, panels, creative presentations, roundtables, or any other appropriate event expanding and/or expounding on comics and pop culture are being accepted for an online scholarly conference.

 

Since its inception nine years ago, Denver Pop Culture Con’s Page 23 LitCon features presenters from numerous areas of focus, including comics and graphic novels, gaming, television, film, anime, wrestling, toy studies, and so much more. We love giving a platform to people who live in any pop culture realm (or at the intersections of multiple!).  

 

Gladiator (2000): Magazine Covers/Memorabilia/Costumes

updated: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 6:03pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection.

Martin M. Winkler edited a collection about Gladiator regarding its historical and media aspects. There are also several single essays about psychological (Skweres), political, or cultural issues related to the film. Nevertheless, there have been no other collections on the cultural and social impact of the film since its release. The twentieth anniversay has just passed, and the time is right for presenting new insights about this award-winning film.

Specific topics that the editor is seeking to round out the collection include:

Idols: Pop Culture Icons as Brand Ambassadors for Fashion and Cosmetics in China

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:57am
Amanda Sikarskie
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Call for Papers for a proposed edited collection tentatively titled “Idols: Pop Culture Icons as Brand Ambassadors for Fashion and Cosmetics in China” to be edited by Amanda Sikarskie, Ph.D., University of Michigan.

In China, popular culture idols are vital to the luxury fashion and cosmetics industry as brand ambassadors. This volume hopes to fill a critical gap in the English-language literature on this subject, bringing together authors from China, the United States, and around the world.

SERIES ON POPULAR DIRECTORS

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:56am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES

 

 

TWC special issue CFP: Fandom Histories (3/15/22; 1/1/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:52am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

Fans demonstrate a broad interest in the past, both of their objects of fandom and their own communities. They collect, catalog, preserve, restore, and publicly display historical artifacts and information in their own archives and museums. They study archival materials and collections, interview witnesses, and read historical scholarship, developing historical narratives and theses. Their research materializes in the form of analog and digital nonfiction media such as print and online publications, documentaries, podcasts, video tutorials, and pedagogical initiatives. Through their work, fans historicize their own fandom and tie it into broader historical questions, connecting to issues like heritage, gender, and the nation.

Uncharted Medievalisms: Revealing the Medieval in Popular Fiction and Games (Panel) (9/30/2020; NeMLA Philadelphia 3/11-14/2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:44am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Uncharted Medievalisms: Revealing the Medieval in Popular Fiction and Games (Panel)

52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 11-14 March 2021

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2020

Session organized by Carl B. Sell and Michael A. Torregrossa and sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture.

 

Can We Be More Than the Middle Ages? Medievalism Studies and Medieval Studies (Roundtable) (9/30/2020; NeMLA Philadelphia 3/11-14/2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:43am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Can We Be More Than the Middle Ages? Medievalism Studies and Medieval Studies (Roundtable)

52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 11-14 March 2021

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2020

Session organized by Michael A. Torregrossa and Carl B. Sell and sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture.

 

Unmade Film and Television: Call for book proposals

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:52am
James Fenwick / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Unmade Film and Television:

Call for book proposals

Unmade Film and Television is a new book series with Intellect that explores unmade, unseen, and unreleased film and television from across the globe and from all time periods.

CFP: Capture Japan - Book Under Contract with Bloomsbury

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Dr. Marco Bohr, Associate Professor in Visual Communication, Nottingham Trent University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

This is the final Call for Papers for the edited book ‘Capture Japan: Visual Culture and the Global Imagination from 1952 to the Present’. The book analyses, deconstructs and challenges representations of Japan in a variety of different visual media such as cinema, documentary film, photography, visual art and computer games. The book is now under contract with Bloomsbury and due to the recent withdrawal of a contributor, we are now looking for a replacement chapter. We are particularly keen to hear from potential contributions on anime, manga, animation or comics which are topics that are currently underrepresented in the book.

FILM REVIEW FOR the quint

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:33pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "The Quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

CfP Update: Extended Deadline | ComFor Goes Online "Comics and Agency – Actors, Publics, Participation"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
Vanessa Ossa / German Society for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

15th Annual Conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) | 8 to 10 October 2020 | Online

ComFor’s 15th annual conference aims to intensify a dialogue between the various disciplinary approaches to the medium of comics and related popular narrative images (including manga, graphic novels or cartoons) by focusing on the concept of medial, mediated, and mediating agency. Building on perspectives from actor-network theory and subsequent approaches to a possible actor-media theory, the conference aims to reconstruct the complexities of distributed agency within historical and contemporary cultures of comics.

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area **DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 6/1**

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:46pm
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

**DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN TO 6/1/20**

**VIRTUAL PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES PROBABLE**

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

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

Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Westin Minneapolis

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

Call for Papers – Special Collection: Translation, Remediation, Spread: The Global Circulation of Comics in Digital Distribution

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:45pm
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

 

                                                                                                                                                    

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship

 

Call for Papers

 

Special Collection: Translation, Remediation, Spread: The Global Circulation of Comics in Digital Distribution

 

Editors: Jonathan Evans, Kathleen Dunley and Ernesto Priego

Deadline extended: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

updated: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:41am
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

 

Guest Editor: Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University) Editor: James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College)

 

Contact email:

 

 jlhogan@fsmail.bradley.edu or jdecker@icc.edu

 

Call for Papers:

 

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html).

 

Digital Heroisms

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:18pm
Games & Gaming Lab / University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Hello Digital Heroes!

We are excited to announce the relaunch of the Digital Heroisms Conference!

Given the effect that Covid-19 has had on the University of Glasgow and on all of us, Digital Heroisms will be moving online. It will be hosted in the world of Gielinor, in Runescape, to embody the spirit of Digital Heroism by connecting scholars from across the globe to exchange research in a Fantasy world.

We are reopening the call for papers from today, with an amended deadline of July 8th.

The conference itself will take place on August 5th.

Supermodels of the World: RuPaul's Drag Race as International Phenomenon symposium- CFP deadline extended to 22nd June 2020

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
Kirsty Fairclough University of Salford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

Due to disruptions caused by the current Coronavirus crisis, we have extended the deadline for abstracts for the 25th September 2020 symposium- Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon. 

 

Dependent on further developments, online participation may become our primary method for all to engage in this one day event. We will, of course, update accordingly.

 

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Call for Papers:

 

Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium

 

School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.

25th September 2020

 

 

Photography - staged and documentary

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:21am
Pictures Science
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

PICTURES SCIENCE 

 

We look forward to innovative articles on documentary and / or staged photography. Pictures science is an interdisciplinary magazine that is open to different approaches. Submissions should be accompanied by at least one picture. We are also open to artistic contributions, but the underlying methods and theories should be explained.

 

Please contact: jlior@sonic-media.de

http://pictures-science.com

 

 

Nostalgia and Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:43am
Australiasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Special Issue: Nostalgia and Popular Culture  
Abstract submission deadline: 10 May 2020
Full article (6,000-7,000 words) submission deadline: 19 July 2020
Issue Guest Editors: Carmel Cedro (Auckland University of Technology) and Blair Speakman (Auckland University of Technology)

MMLA 2020 Popular Culture Permanent Session CFP: Fan Responses to Popular Culture (deadline extended to May 31))

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:46pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for submitting a paper for this panel has been extended to May 31.

Last year, when Fox canceled the television show Lucifer, a fan campaign to save the show resulted in Netflix picking it up for another season. This was not an isolated incident. Collectives of fans, gathering both online and in person, often influence the longevity, the content, the dispersal, and the afterlife of their favorite shows, games, songs, and other popular culture artifacts. In response to the conference theme “Cultures of Collectivity,” the popular culture permanent session invites papers that investigate how both planned and spontaneous groups appropriate or influence popular culture.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE (May 15, 2020) - 2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2020 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 at the Westin Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

 

“Connecting Cultures and Collectivity in Children’s Literature and Young Adult Literature”

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of cultures of collectivity. Considerations may be given to audience, race, technologies, body image, sexualities, disabilities, literacies, socioeconomics, immigration, rural/urban spaces, posthumanism, regionalism, and any other critical issues in children’s and young adult literature from any period and genre. Panel proposals are also welcome. The MMLA conference will take place in Milwaukee, WI November 4-8, 2020. Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent to Dr.

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