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Modern Meets Medieval: Scholars and the Public, Then and Now

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:49am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

MMLA 2023 Permanent Session: Old and Middle English Language and Literature

“Modern Meets Medieval: Scholars and the Public, Then and Now"

The General Call opens with an analogy between now-times and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, invoking an approach that is both medieval and modern by looking at how the arts, the academy, and general society should, can, and do interact. In that spirit, the general question for this panel is “what is the value of studying medieval history, culture, art, and/or literature in today’s world?”

Theology, Religion, and Dungeons & Dragons

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:44am
Fortress Press & Lexington Books, Theology, Religion and Pop Culture Series
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Call for Abstracts: Theology, Religion, and Dungeons & Dragons

Edited by Scott Donahue-Martens and Brandon Simonson

Centering Blackness in Fan Studies **DEADLINE EXTENDED**

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2023 - 10:02am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

This special issue centers Blackness in fandom studies. Fandom studies has gestured toward race generally, and Blackness in particular, from its alleged white center while always keeping race at its margin. It has largely co-opted the language of race, difference, and diversity from the margins and recentered it around white geeks and white women. Indeed, fandom studies has done lots of things—except deal with its race problem. But as Toni Morrison (1975) asserts, that is the work of racism: it keeps those at the margins busy, trying to prove that they deserve a seat at the center table.

Pay(ing) Attention: Narratives of Notoriety and Fame

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 5:58pm
Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Stony Brook University

35th Annual English Graduate Conference

February 17th, 2023

 

“Pay(ing) Attention: Narratives of Notoriety and Fame” 

Keynote Speaker: 

Will Scheibel

Syracuse University

 

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”― Mary Oliver, “Yes! No!” 

“While fame impedes and constricts, obscurity wraps about a man like a mist” —Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) Fourth Volume

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:11am
Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Volume to be Published in November of 2023

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our fourth volume.

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.

Edited Collection: Barbie and Material Culture

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:05am
Jennifer Harris / U of Waterloo / Hilary Iris Lowe / Temple
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Edited Collection: Barbie and Material Culture

 

Small Screen Supers: Essays on Superhero Television

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:52am
academic anthology edited by Anna F. Peppard & Dru Jeffries
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Call for Papers: Small Screen Supers: Essays on Superhero Television 

As superhero films have proliferated, so too has superhero television. But as scholarship on superhero films has similarly proliferated, scholarship on superhero television has not. When superhero television is discussed by scholars, it is often as an offshoot of filmic franchises rather than as a phenomenon in its own right, with its own histories and contexts of production, its own approaches to adaptation, and its own dynamics of reception. 

1st International Conference on Literature, Film and Web Adaptations: Adaptations and Appropriations (Hybrid Mode)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:18am
Brainware University, Department of English & Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

New technologies have often been viewed with strong skepticism for instance the advent of photography transformed painting, the introduction of vehicles substituted horse-carriages and the emergence of cinema replaced books. Plato’s horror over the destruction of ‘memory’ with the invention of ‘writing’ is perhaps synonymous to the inherent connection between ‘literature’ and ‘film’. In the preface of The Nigger of the Narcissus, Conrad states, “My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel-it is, before all, to make you see” (1897). Griffith declares that the task of a filmmaker is the same as the novelist’s, to make people see through cinema.

CFP DePaul Pop Culture Conference (May 20): Time Travel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:17am
DePaul Pop Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2023

Apologies for cross posting

Call for Presentations:
A Celebration of Time Travel

DePaul Pop Culture Conference

DePaul University – Conference

May 20, 2023

 

We are now accepting submissions for the tenth anniversary Pop Culture Conference, hosted by DePaul University! This year’s “Celebration of Time Travel” will take place in person in Chicago for Keynotes, Workshops, Presentations and Roundtables on May 20, 2021. More details can be found at popcultureconference.com.

 

21st-Century Tudormania!

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:02pm
South-Central Renaissance Conference -- Queen Elizabeth I Society, April 27-29, 2023, UC-Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

#TotalTudormania2023!

 

            Submissions are invited for a session on 21st-century Tudormania at the South-Central Renaissance Conference / Queen Elizabeth I Society, to be held April 27-29 at the University of California-Berkeley.

Photography and Culture Industries: From Leicas to Likes

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 11:58am
Center for Intercultural Studies, Polytechnic of Porto & University of Aveiro
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Photography and Culture Industries: From Leicas to Likes

Centre for Intercultural Studies, Polytechnic of Porto

&

University of Aveiro

(Portugal)

13 – 14 July 2023

 

Comics on the Margins

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:32pm
6th Annual Comics Studies Society Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2023

6th Annual Comics Studies Society Conference • July 27-29, 2023 • University of North Texas Gateway Center • Denton, TX

CFP: COMICS ON THE MARGINS

Outlander Conference Glasgow 2023

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:27pm
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Outlander Conference Glasgow 2023

 

University of Glasgow, 18-22 July 2023

 

Plenary speakers:

 

Professor Murray Pittock, Bradley Professor and Pro Vice-Principal, University of Glasgow, ‘History and Memory at Culloden’ 

 

Additional Speakers TBC

 

BEYOND THE CULTURE II

updated: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 1:52pm
Georgia State University Department of Africana Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2022

Beyond the Culture II 

The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 14, 2022 - 10:22am
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

In answer to the evolutionary portrayals of superheroes in our cultures, histories, and narratives, the editors welcome chapter proposals for selection and inclusion into The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies, for which a contract has already been signed.

The volume will be a part of the prestigious Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions series: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Media-and-Cultural-Studies-Companions/book-series/RMCSC.

Like A Version: Adaptations, Reboots and Remakes in Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 10:06am
Popular Culture Research Network, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Like A Version: Adaptations, Reboots and Remakes in Popular Culture

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is back with a virtual symposium exploring adaptations, reboots and remakes in popular culture. To be held online on Thursday 1st December & Friday 2nd December 2023.

‘Dieu et mon droit (God and my right)’: representations of the British royal family in popular culture

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 10:05am
Popular Culture Research Network, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Call for Papers

‘Dieu et mon droit (God and my right)’: representations of the British royal family in popular culture

PopCRN (the UNE Popular Culture Network) are exploring the concept of royalty with a virtual symposium focused on the representations of the British royal family in popular culture to be held online on Thursday 28th & Friday 29th September 2023.

The British monarchy has played a leading role in various ways over the last millennium of world history and as such have been frequently depicted in popular culture from the plays of Shakespeare to the extensive coverage in popular magazines.

Cinephile 17.1 New Lenses on Old Hollywood

updated: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 3:46pm
The University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2023

No matter how many years have passed since the end of the Golden Age of Hollywood, this era never seems to leave the popular imagination. James Dean and Judy Garland remain household names; modern celebrities still seek to emulate the glamour of this bygone time; and audiences still go to see contemporary biopics and television shows about stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, and Bette Davis. There is something about this moment in American moviemaking that grabbed the public’s attention and has never let go, even as the larger cinematic landscape continues to change dramatically.

The Banshee Issue 3: Homelands

updated: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 3:05pm
The Banshee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

THE BANSHEE, the leading journal for women who scream, publishes new poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art, and drama by women. Now accepting submissions for Issue 3 on the theme of HOMELANDS.

 

The Banshee accepts creative, journalistic, and academic submissions of up to 3,000 words in length, with no minimum length. We particularly welcome pieces of 900 words or less. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 

NEW DEADLINE: Graduate Conference Call for papers: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming” 

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 11:46am
San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Call for papers: XXIV Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 

School of Cinema, San Francisco State University 

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15th, 2022

 

“Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming”  

 

Keynote Speaker: Juan Llamas-Rodriguez (Assistant Professor, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania) 

  

REMINDER! "Fandoms and Platforms" special issue, Transformative Works and Cultures

updated: 
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 3:31pm
guest editors
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Fandom today is often entangled with digital platforms, which offer spaces and features that make some aspects of fan culture more widely accessible amid increasingly globalized communities and models of consumption. Fans are perceived to be early adopters of new technologies, particularly those that provide space for gathering and community building. Likewise, many types of fan works, fan labor, and fandom participation depend on certain platforms for hosting, sharing, distributing, and discussing such content. However, fans also have complicated relationships with platforms, whether because their needs and uses are in conflict with other stakeholders or because platforms can generate and challenge notions of access, accountability, and community.

Sneaker Studies: Call for Papers

updated: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 12:47pm
TechPack
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Sneaker Studies: A Call for Papers

Sneakers have constituted one of the most significant cultural phenomena in recent history, and yet they have not garnered sustained attention by scholars of humanities and cultural studies. This project, an online sneaker archive will consider how specific shoes have become icons of their historical eras. This is a second call for papers this time with a more focused question.  We are interested in studies of specific athletes as pitchmen and their changing relationship with signature shoes or shoe lines. 

JASNA AGM 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:50pm
Jane Austen Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The JASNA Denver/Boulder Region invites submission of proposals for the breakout sessions at the 2023 AGM which will be held in Denver, Colorado, on October 27-29, 2023. The theme is “Pride and Prejudice: A Rocky Romance.” Keeping this in mind, presenters could examine the “rocky” relationships and situations existing in Pride and Prejudice through fresh eyes and unique perspectives.

POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:34pm
WinC Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 20, 2022

For more information, visit TINYURL.COM/WINCMAG

 

December 2022 Issue Submissions Call! 

Theme: Love. There are so many things that revolve around that word. It is the number one muse for so many creative people and it means different things to everyone. What does love mean to you? Who or what do you love? How does the word or sentiment make you feel?

We want to know what Autumn looks like through your eyes -- whether in the past, present or future, fiction or non-fiction and across genres (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Slice of Life, etc.).  We are accepting the following storytelling formats:

Graduate Conference Call for papers: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming” 

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:29pm
San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

REPOSTING, deadline OCTOBER 30, 2022


 Call for papers: 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 School of Cinema, San Francisco State University: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming”  deadline for submissions: October 30, 2022 full name / name of organization: San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students contact email: sfsuconference@gmail.com 

Call for papers: XXIV Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 

School of Cinema, San Francisco State University 

Deadline Submission: October 30th, 2022

Reminder: New Perspectives on the Metal Gear Solid Series

updated: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 4:45pm
Steven Kielich and Chris Hall
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Call for Chapter Proposals: New Perspectives on the Metal Gear Solid Series (edited collection)

 

Editors: Steven Kielich (University at Buffalo) and Chris Hall (University of the Ozarks)

 

In 2015, Hideo Kojima and his company Kojima Productions split from Konami after the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima’s departure from Konami marked an unfortunate, but understandable, end to the Metal Gear Solid series. Now, in this “post-Phantom Pain” era, it has become both possible and essential to make a retrospective study of the critically, commercially, and culturally resonant series that was Metal Gear Solid.

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