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CFP Re-Creating Camelot? Community-Building in Arthurian Studies (A Roundtable) (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICMS 5/9-11/2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Re-Creating Camelot? Community-Building in Arthurian Studies (A Roundtable) (virtual)

 

Sponsored by Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain and International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa and Joseph M. Sullivan

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023

59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024

 

Ongoing CFP for General Issues

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:16am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, well-argued, and well-researched articles on all aspects of popular culture including

 

  • art
  • literature
  • music
  • graphic novels
  • animation and anime
  • video games
  • food culture
  • fashion
  • social media culture
  • fan studies and fandom
  • television and film

 

 

Asian and Asian American Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:16am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

For this special issue, Popular Culture Review is interested in articles related to all aspects of Asian and Asian American popular culture. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, topics including

 

  • art
  • literature
  • music
  • graphic novels
  • animation and anime
  • video games
  • food culture
  • fashion
  • social media culture
  • television and film

 

NeMLA 2024: El archivo del futuro: memes, influencers y otras narrativas de la viralidad

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 10:18am
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Este panel invita a explorar la cultura de internet del mundo hispanohablante y sus representaciones en producciones artísticas. El meme fue acuñado por el biólogo Richard Dawkins en 1976 para referirse a la difusión de “tunes, ideas, catch- phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or builduing arches” (249) mediante procesos de imitación. Décadas más tarde, el estudio de Patrick Davison (2012) corroboraría que la idea de “meme” había evolucionado gracias a las redes sociales y había pasado a tener el poder de exclusivamente cumplir un objetivo humorístico. Autores como B. E. Wiggins y G. Bret Bowers (2014) argumentan que la circulación del meme es una herramienta conversacional que alienta la participación de la cultura digital.

CFP They Live: Female Monsters and Their Impact on the Frankenstein Tradition (9/30/2023; NeMLA Boston 3/7-10/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:05pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

They Live: Female Monsters and Their Impact on the Frankenstein Tradition

 

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association

Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 30 September 2023

55th Annual Convention of Northeast Modern Language Association

Sheraton Boston Hotel (Boston, MA)

On-site event: 7-10 March 2024

 

See the shared Google Doc for the full call with a list of bibliographic resources on the topic: https://tinyurl.com/They-Live-NeMLA-2024.  

 

CFP Villainous Science: Cloning, Experimentation, and Hybridization in Transmedia Cultures and Storytelling (8/14/2023, NEPCA online 10/12-14/2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:05pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area, Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2023

Villainous Science: Cloning, Experimentation, and Hybridization in Transmedia Cultures and Storytelling

Conference Information

The 2023 Northeast Popular Culture Association (a.k,a. NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as a virtual conference from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14. Thursday’s session will be held in the late afternoon-evening (EST), Friday’s session will be held mid-afternoon into the evening (EST), and Saturday’s session will be from morning until midday (EST).

 

Saving the Day at Kalamazoo: Finding Comics for Medievalist Research and Teaching (A Workshop) (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICMS 5/9-11/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:02pm
Michael Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Saving the Day at Kalamazoo: Finding Comics for Medievalist Research and Teaching (A Workshop) (virtual)

 

Call for Presenters - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023

59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024

 

Saving the Day at Kalamazoo: Finding Comics for Medievalist Research and Teaching (A Workshop) (virtual)

 

Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Comics Project

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa, Richard Scott Nokes, and Carl Sell

 

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual) (8/15/2023; ICSM 10/26-28/2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:02pm
Michael Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 August 2023

The Medieval in Cyberspace: 2023 International Conference for the Study of Medievalism

The UNICORN Castle (https://unicorn-castle.org/)

Online event: Thursday, 26 October, through Saturday, 28 October, 2023

 

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)

 

Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Comics Project

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa, Richard Scott Nokes, and Carl Sell

Framing the Unreal: Exploring Graphic/Visual Science Fiction & Fantasy

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
International Comparative Literature Research Committee on Comics Studies & Graphic Narrative/Universite Ca Foscari
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2024

 An international conference organized by the Laboratorio per lo Studio letterario del fumetto at Ca’ Foscari University and the International Comparative Literature Association Standing Research Committee on Comics Studies & Graphic NarrativeCa' Foscari University, Venice, ITALY - 13-15 November 2024 Andrew Milner, in Locating Science Fiction, argued that “the category SF applies [...] across a whole range of forms, from the novel and short story to pulp fiction and the comic book, from radio serial and television series to drama and film, from examinable set text to rock album”.

NeMLA 2024. K-what? Contemporary K-rhetoric and new directions in Korean Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
Alison Cotti-Lowell, New England Conservatory
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

We invite proposals for a panel at the next NeMLA annual conference, to be held in Boston MA, March 7-10th 2024

 

Title:  K-what? Contemporary K-rhetoric and new directions in Korean Studies

 

‘Kommissar Rex!’ The Place, Role, and Representation of Animals in Contemporary Media

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 12:20am
Galactica Media
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

Abstract

In this thematic issue, we explore the place and role of animals in media, their representation and influence in the context of new media, advertising, social networks, films, series, and other forms of media content. Animals hold a significant position in popular culture and have become an integral part of our interaction with the media environment. We invite authors to explore various aspects of the presence of animals in new media and examine the ethical and social questions associated with their use and representation.

 

List of issues for discussion

– Animals in social networks: popular trends and their influence on users;

Neural Networks and Technology: Media, Social Impact and the Future of Human Interaction

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 12:20am
Galactica Media
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Annotation

In this thematic issue, we explore the role of neural networks and technologies in media and social life. Considering the rapid development of information technology and artificial intelligence, our society is undergoing fundamental changes in the ways of interaction and communication. We invite authors to consider the deep and all-encompassing influence of neural networks on the formation and perception of media, their role in social interaction, and the changes that neural networks and technology bring to our daily lives.

 

List of issues for discussion

– Neural networks and technologies in media: media analytics, automation and content generation;

(NeMLA 2024 seminar) Spectacle and Empathy: The Role of Excessive (Em)Body(ment) in Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 12:18am
NeMLA 2024 (Sarah Beyvers, Jonathan Rose)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Please consider submitting an abstract to our seminar "Spectacle and Empathy: The Role of Excessive (Em)Body(ment) in Narrative" at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston. The deadline for submissions is September 30 2023.

 

Please submit your abstract here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20454

 

Session abstract:

VI International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 12:16am
FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 8, 2023

VI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON FANTASTIC GENRE, AUDIOVISUALS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic dissemination that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, with the collaboration of Miguel Hernández University. Its mission is to disseminate research studies within the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theatre, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, plastic arts, etc.

PARTICIPATION

Fright Nights: Live Horror Events

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 9:50am
Kieran Foster/Cassie Brummitt
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: EDITED COLLECTION

 

Fright Nights: Live Horror Events

Editors: Kieran Foster, University of Nottingham (UK), and Cassie Brummitt, University of Nottingham (UK)

 

Call for Papers: Symposium on "The Identity of Fictional Characters"

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:21pm
University of Alcala
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Call for Papers: Symposium on "The Identity of Fictional Characters"

Dates: November 15-17, 2023

Location: University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2023

We are pleased to announce the Symposium on "The Identity of Fictional Characters" as part of the "International Comic Book Research Conference: Perspectives from Visual Culture." This symposium aims to delve into the nature of fictional characters, with a specific emphasis on exploring how the identity conditions of characters in visual media, such as comic books, differ from those in written works of fiction.

Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2023

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2023 - 9:37am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2023

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2023

 

November 9-11, 2023

Philadelphia, PA

 

The Poetry and Poetry Studies area at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) seeks creative and critical proposals for this year’s annual conference.

 

Sports Fandom

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:31pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Sports Fandom

The story of ‘Once upon a time’: A celebration of 100 years of Disney

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:21pm
Amanda Rutherford, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2023

The fairy tales, as part of early oration and text, were created for adults and recited to peers in the literary salons (Zipes, 1989). In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, authors such as Basile, Perrault, and d’Aulnoy collected and narrated several of the tales still known today, and from the 1700s, de Villeneuve, the Grimm brothers, Anderson, and others continued to popularise the genre. Over time these tales have been re-written and re-visioned, so that the imaginary worlds depicted, are filled with magic and fantastical beings, while becoming useful vehicles for teaching behaviour, values, and morals.

Edited volume on films and TV series written and created by Jon Favreau

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:27pm
Guy Nicolucci/Montclair State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023


Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection
 
SCREEN STORYTELLERS: The Works of Jon Favreau
Edited by Guy Nicolucci

 

 

deadline for submissions: 

August 15, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

Guy Nicolucci/Montclair State University

contact email: 

guynicolucci@gmail.com

 

DEADLINE APPROACHING -- CFP: Edited collection on Doctor Who and films and TV series created by Steven Moffat

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:26pm
UC Riverside Palm Desert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

CFP: Edited volume on films and TV series created by Steven Moffat deadline for submissions: June 30, 2023 full name / name of organization: William Rabkin / UC Riverside Palm Desert contact email: wrabkin@aol.com 

Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection 
SCREEN STORYTELLERS: The Works of Steven Moffat
Edited by William Rabkin

CfP: Special Issue of The Journal of Popular Television on Ted Lasso (2020-)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:25pm
Sabrina Mittermeier
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Ted Lasso (2020-) is (ostensibly) a half-hour comedy that follows a basic fish-out-of-water plot: its titular American football coach coming to manage fictional English Premier League team A.F.C. Richmond – despite knowing nothing of the sport. But over its (so far) three-season run, the show morphed into a dramedy and eventually, an hour-long ensemble piece rivalling many other “prestige TV” productions. A pandemic sleeper hit, it put streaming service Apple TV+ on the map, winning it many loyal subscribers and countless awards; a curious feat for a show based on a series of humorous ads to promote football (soccer) on NBC Sports.

Fans and Their Fandoms: When Television Becomes Personal (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:19pm
Kyle Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel seeks to explore various ways fans have influenced the shows they watch through various online platforms, including online communities and social media. Please submit 150-250 word abstracts that clearly show how your proposed topic fits with this session via this link: Submit to NeMLA by September 30. 

NeMLA 2024- Uncharted Horror Media Takeover! How Lesser-known Media Is Influencing the Genre

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 3:08pm
Jiwon Ohm / University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Horror has been analyzed in literature and film endlessly. But in this modern age of surplus, more niche and obscure mediums for horror have been taking the reigns. With so much media at our fingertips and so readily accessible, film and literature are influenced by independent creations. Video games, web Alternate Reality Games (ARGs), music, Internet culture, and international media have led to the development and evolution of American mainstream horror in the past couple of years. More traditional outlets for terror like books and movies have become stale and formulaic due to Capitalism, restricted to producing what is only guaranteed to be profitable, causing the traditional mediums to take note of these newer forms of scary storytelling.

Imaginary Beings

updated: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 6:40am
Imagining the Impossible: international journal for the fantastic in contemporary media
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

“We do not know what the dragon means, just as we do not know the meaning of the universe, but there is something in the image of the dragon that is congenial to man’s imagination… It is, one might say, a necessary monster” – Jorge Luis Borges.

 

Science and Technology in Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:26am
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

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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