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SERIES ON POPULAR DIRECTORS

updated: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 1:41pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES

 

 

Call for SCMS Members to join proposed Material Play SIG

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:42am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SCMS Members are invited to join a proposal for a new SCMS Scholarly Interest Group (SIG) on Material Play.  An initial roster of at least 30 members is needed for a new SIG proposal to be considered, so if you are interested please send your name and email to jlee105@ucr.edu.  SCMS members may participate in as many SIGs as they like and there are absolutely no obligations to membership (besides being included on the roster and mailing lists).  The provisional mission statement is included below. 

Contact: Jonathan Rey Lee

NeMLA 2020: The Circle of the Adaptations: Beyond the Boundaries of Genres (Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

When we say "adaptation", we often recall certain types of formulas that turn from literature to film. In recent years, however, adaptation has been taking place across literature-film-TV shows, and the distinct starting point of originality has been blurred. According to Darwin's definition, adaptation is "a process by which an animal or plant species is fitted to its environment.” If we expand the aperture to the field of humanities-based on this definition, adaptation is no longer merely an additive function that supports the original and extends its vitality to a minimum, rather, it has a new value in itself, and at the same time provides a healthy circulation in which the original can survive in a changing socio-cultural environment.

Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:16am
Michael A Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)

Sponsored by the Medieval Comics Project, an outreach effort of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

7-10 May 2020

Proposals due by 15 September 2019

 

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Proverbs and Wisdom

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:50am
Early Proverb Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Early Proverb Society emphasizes the functions of that mobile, morphic form, the proverb.  EPS showcases our readings at a round table (three to four discussants and one respondent) and a panel of papers (three speakers) at the 55th Congress, May 7-10, 2020.  All methodological approaches are welcomed warmly.

Round table:  Medieval Proverbs:  Exchanges, Clashes, and Transactions

Edited Collection: RuPedagogies of Realness: Teaching and Learning in RuPaul’s Drag Race and its Paratextual Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:05am
Lindsay Bryde/Tommy Mayberry
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Edited Collection scheduled for publication with McFarland

Eds. Lindsay Bryde (Mandl School, the College of Applied Health) and Tommy Mayberry (University of Guelph)

“[Drag queens] ‘mother’ one another, ‘house’ one another, ‘rear’ one another, and the resignification of the family through these terms is not a vain or useless imitation, but the social and discursive building of community, a community that binds, cares, and teaches, that shelters and enables.” (137)

International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:05pm
Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

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, and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University (Spain).

Its mission is to transmit research studies in all the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, etc.

 

WAYS OF PARTICIPATION:

 

OPTION 1:

Blumhouse: The New House of Horror

updated: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:14pm
Todd Platts, Piedmont Virginia Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

*REMINDER*

In a span of ten years Blumhouse has amassed a film library of over 50 films that includes notable horror franchises as Paranormal Activity (2009-2015), The Purge (2013-) and Insidious (2010-), critically lauded films as Split (2017) and Get Out (2017), and box-office sensations as Happy Death Day (2017) and Truth or Dare (2018). The company was also behind a highly-hyped new installment of Halloween (1978-) and an untitled Dee Rees’ horror film focusing on the lives of black lesbians in rural America that is in development.

CFP: Good Omens: Nice and Accurate Analyses by Intelligent Writers

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:59am
Erin Giannini
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Editors: Erin M. Giannini and Amanda Taylor 

 

Written as a collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens(1990) had an active and long-term fanbase before the debut of the Amazon Prime miniseries. Its adaptation, brought to fruition by Gaiman as a promise to Pratchett before Pratchett’s 2015 death, however, has not only brought new fans into the fold, but increased the visibility of the original text.

 

CFP--Mystery & Detective Fiction, Popular Culture Association 2020 Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Mystery & Detective Fiction Area, PCA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

 CALL FOR PAPERS:

2020 POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Wednesday, April 15 – Saturday, April 18, 2020

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

CFP: MYSTERY & DETECTIVE FICTION AREA DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Only Wanna Be With You: Essays on Hootie & the Blowfish

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Suzanne Kamata/Naruto University of Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Seeking 250-word proposals of essays for an edited collection aimed at a general-interest audience.

 

Edited Volume: Bloody Women! Women Directors of Horror

updated: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:56am
Dr Victoria McCollum (Ulster University, Derry) & Aislinn Clarke (Queen's University, Belfast)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

Bloody Women! Women Directors of Horror

Collection Editors: Victoria McCollum (Ulster University, Derry) and Aislinn Clarke (Queen’s University, Belfast)

Deadline for Abstracts: 9th of September 2019

Deadline for Chapters: 1st of April 2020 (6,000 words)

Contact: v.mccollum@ulster.ac.uk and a.clarke@qub.ac.uk

Collections, Curation, and Collectors: An Exploration of Gathering

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:41am
Bowling Green State University/Popular Culture Scholars Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies

Collections, Curation, and Collectors: An Exploration of Gathering

March 6th and 7th 2020

Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library

Call for Papers

 

It might be observed that scholars who investigate popular culture often explore collections, curation, and collectors. In such explorations, popular culture scholars make visible the stories bound to material objects, the common interpretant of communities, and the negotiations of individuals.

 

Fandom: The Next Generation (edited collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 4:12pm
Bridget Kies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Fandom: The Next Generation
Transgenerational Fans and Long-Running Media Franchises

CFP for contributions to edited collection

Imagine taking your child to see The Last Jedi after your own parents took you to see Return of the Jedi when you were small. Picture a grandmother, mother, and daughter sitting down to watch reruns of The Golden Girls together. What keeps fans interested in after so many years? How do long-running franchises, revivals, and reboots appeal to new audiences? How do social and political changes affect longtime fan experiences? This book sets out to explore a relatively unstudied aspect of fan and audience studies: longtime fans and generational turnover.

Video games and adaptation

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:53pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel of the 2020 NeMLA convention (Boston, March 5-8) welcomes reflections on the process of adapting texts / films / graphic novels into video games, being open to theoretical analyses as well as to case studies (for example, of the narrative ecosystem of franchises). It seeks to bring together the most popular approaches to studying the medium -- narratological and ludological perspectives, as well as reflections on the translation of cinematic adaptation theory to the medium of video games – in order to ensure a rich conversation.

Vampire Studies (2020 PCA/ACA national conference)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Lisa Nevarez and U. Melissa Anyiwo/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Philadelphia, PA from April 15-18, 2020. 

As this year’s conference takes place in Philadelphia, home of the Rosenbach Library and the working notes of Bram Stoker, this year’s central theme is the legacy of Dracula. As well, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula in popular cultures

The Status of Medievalist Film Studies (A Roundtable) at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:48pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019

As medievalism has made its way into mainstream medieval studies, and the teaching of medievalist film alongside medieval texts has become commonplace, what new opportunities and challenges do scholars of medievalist film studies face? These shifts have prompted heated debates in recent years on the values and dangers of teaching Game of Thrones in medieval studies classes, the inadequate framing of medievalist films as adaptations in literature classes and as fiction in history classes, and the formal differences between cinematic and written texts. This roundtable seeks short presentations that address some aspect of this development in scholarship and teaching.

Historical Perspectives on Fan Culture (panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:41pm
Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), April 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

CFP: Historical Perspectives on Fan Culture

(SCMS: April 1-5 2020, Denver)

Call for chapters on The Fast and the Furious films

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:39pm
Dr Joshua Gulam, Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Editors - Dr Joshua Gulam (Liverpool Hope University), Dr Sarah Feinstein (University of Leeds), and Dr Fraser Elliott (University of Salford)

We are seeking chapter proposals for an edited collection on the culture, commerce, and ideology of The Fast and the Furious films.

Call for Journal Articles—Queerness in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:37pm
Tom Welch, The Velvet Light Trap (University of Wisconsin—Madison)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Queer Media and the Digital

Digital technology has altered all aspects of media cultures, including questions of identity that can affect everything from the production of texts, their content, their distribution, their reception, and more. At the same time, popular and academic understandings of queerness have evolved to incorporate expanding ideas of gender, sexuality, race, disability, ethnicity, and other identity categories. Not only has digital technology altered the ways in which queerness can be articulated, but queer media has also shaped the form and reception of digital texts. Understanding queerness in the digital age requires us to account for the changes in both queer studies and digital studies.

CFP Special Issue - Celebrity Studies - Keanu Reeves

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Renee Middlemost/ University of Wollongong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Special Edition of Celebrity Studies, edited by Renee Middlemost and Sarah Thomas

**Keanu Reeves**

 

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Anglo-Saxon Speculative Fictions

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (please see our other CFPs for the additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

SCMS 2020 - The Good Place: Morality, Mortality, and TV Pedagogy

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:53pm
David Scott Diffrient / Colorado State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Since its debut three years ago, NBC’s high-concept comedy-fantasy series The Good Place (2016- ) has racked up numerous critical accolades and industry awards in recognition of its narrative complexity, thematic depth, and groundbreaking audaciousness as a televisual text unlike any other.

Desegregating Comics: Debating Blackness in Early American Comics, 1900-1960

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:52pm
Qiana Whitted / University of South Carolina
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Contributions are invited for a collection of original essays that explore race and blackness in American comic books, comic strips, and editorial cartoons from the turn of the twentieth century through the industry’s Golden Age in the 1940s and 1950s. The historical perception of black people in comic art has long been tied to caricatured images of indecipherable minstrels, witch doctors, and brutal savages, yet archives reveal a more racially complex narrative and aesthetic landscape, one that was enriched by the debates among comics artists, writers, editors, and readers about how blackness could be expressed on the page.

CINEPHILE 14.1 "AUDIENCES AND PARATEXTS"

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:22pm
Cinephile Film Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

CINEPHILE 14.1 | AUDIENCES AND PARATEXTS | CFP

 

Deadline for draft submissions: September 15th, 2019

 

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