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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.

CFP Fashion and Material Culture, MPCA/ACA, EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 9:32pm
Luxx Mishou, Area Chair/ The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

UPDATE: 

The Midwest Popular Culture Association is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely.  At this point, we intend for the conference to go ahead as planned in October. Please note that the deadline for registration is September 15. In the event that the conference is moved into a virtual setting, postponed, or canceled, we will notify you with how the organization will respond as soon as possible. Please check the MPCA website or follow MPCA on Twitter or Facebook for the latest information.

 

Fashion and Material Culture, MPCA/ACA

“The Cultures and Subcultures created and inspired by Margaret Atwood” MMLA, Milwaukee, WI, November 5 – 8

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:22pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Organizer: Denise Du Vernay, Loyola University Chicago

In all of Atwood’s works of fiction, cultures are created (usually with their own vernacular) whether they are the post-apocalyptic survivors of the Maddaddam trilogy, the mean girls of Cat’s Eye, the academics of The Edible Woman and Life Before Man, or Mayday in The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, Atwood’s works are rife with cultures of collectivity.

FANS Quarantime: A Special Edition of The Phoenix Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:06pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

 

 

FANS Quarantime

 

A Special Edition of The Phoenix Papers

 

During this time of uncertainty, many of us are relying on aspects of fandom and neomedia to get information about the global pandemic and to form our replies to it in terms of connecting with colleagues, staying mentally functional, and generally keeping our lives going as best we can.

It is with all these things in mind that we announce a call for papers for a special edition of our journal: FANS Quarantime.

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Animated/Cartoon TV Shows for Mature Audiences (Deadline Extended!)

updated: 
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 1:32pm
Leslie Salas / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Animated/Cartoon TV Shows for Mature Audiences


 “The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”

- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner


 

The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated cartoons on TV. For many contemporary cartoon shows for adult audiences, however, this trope appears especially pronounced, often leaning into the stereotype that competent childrearing is "women's work" for the benefit of comedy.

Journal of foreign language teaching and translation studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:37pm
Sheikhbahaee University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 5, 2020

The Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Translation Studies published by Sheikhbahaee University is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original articles in the areas of teaching and learning English as a foreign/second language and translation studies. It is particularly keen to help make connections between fields, theories, research methods, and scholarly discourses.

  • All the received manuscripts, before sending for the reviewing process, will be checked by plagiarism software.
  • The processing and publishing of manuscripts are free of charge.

To submit your manuscript please visit efl.shbu.ac.ir and submit your manuscripts through mnagerial system

“The Ludic Outlaw: Medievalism, Games, Sport, and Play,” a special issue

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

From the early Atari single-player arcade game Outlaw to more recent videogames such as Activision Blizzard’s multiplayer Overwatch, modern digital outlaws have long been popular characters in gaming culture. These characters often work to resist authoritarianism within their respective gaming worlds, and they frequently evoke much older outlaw representations, such as the Robin Hood of medieval ballads, by embodying popular definitions of justice and communal welfare. 

 

This special issue of The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Environmental Studies Reopened [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 6/1/2020]

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:35pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Environmental Studies

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020, and has extended the submission deadline to Monday, June 1st. We have received a number of excellent submissions, which are currently under review, but we have decided to seek a few additional high-quality pieces for consideration as well.

Fans, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies (NEPCA Manchester, NH 10/23-24, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:47pm
NEPCA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

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:

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

updated: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for submitting a paper for this panel has been extended to April 15

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.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Ready Reader One: The Stories We Tell About, With, and Around Videogames

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Megan Condis - Texas Tech University and Mike Sell - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

Call Extended!  New Due Date for Abstracts is April 20, 2020

Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames?

While there is an extensive body of scholarship on the way that videogames create worlds, construct characters, and explore themes, there has been almost no scholarship on the representation of videogames in literary texts.

Harry Potter Special Issue--Extended Deadline

updated: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:57pm
Jane Elizabeth Dougherty/Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures/Southern Illinois University Carbondale
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

We are starting a national peer-reviewed undergraduate and graduate student journal, The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures.  Our first issue is a special issue on Harry Potter and we are accepting academic essays and creative non-fiction submissions.

Submissions opened on February 1st and will be open until June 1st (extended deadline due to COVID19).    Submission is free. 

Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.  

Sports-Related Young Adult Literature: Society, Culture, and Politics

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:59pm
Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The confluence of sports culture and sociopolitical issues has a long history. Memorable examples of athletes of yesteryear embracing activism include Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists against institutional racism, Muhammad Ali opposing the Vietnam War, and Billie Jean King fighting for gender equity. Contemporary examples include Colin Kaepernick protesting police violence against people of color and the U.S. women’s national soccer team charging U.S. Soccer with gender discrimination. Each example underscores the reality that athletes are so much more than the games they play. Many authors have honored this tradition through the fictional athletes they portray in contemporary sports-related young adult literature (YAL).

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