We are inviting abstracts for a publication on the British television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet to mark the 35th anniversary of its first screening. We are interested in a range of contributions including; academic articles, fan responses, reminiscences, revisiting locations, interviews, etc.
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a symposium at the York Centre for Writing, York St John University. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND THE CFP EXTENDED. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A NEW CONFERENCE DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
The daytime Horrifying Symposium event is free to attend (lunch is provided). There will be a ticketed event in the evening with very special guests, Scarred for Life.
Our symposium is intended to span academic and popular responses and we would welcome contributions from academics, practitioners, broadcasters, writers and fans. Proposals can be for critical papers and other mixed-mode presentations and submissions that blur the boundaries.
CFP: SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020
Wednesday, July 8th - Saturday July 11th
Indiana University, Bloomington IN
Conference Theme: Forms of Fabulation
(author of Little, Big)
The Science Fiction Research Association invites proposals for its 2020 annual conference, to be held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Given the evident command of the celebrity in 20th- and 21st-century media cultures and following modern trends toward trans-medial and inter-generic production, this traditional session calls for papers that explore the relationships between celebrity and generic scandals. How have filmmakers, television writers, tabloid/entertainment journalists, novelists, essayists, biographers, memoirists, and other cultural creators depicted celebrity scandal while pushing the limits of their given genre or medium? While the 20th and 21st centuries are the focus of this call, media and literary scholars of all periods are welcomed to apply. History-bending is happily encouraged alongside genre-bending. Scandals could involve:
2019 was a watershed moment for queer horror visibility, particularly in cinema: from Shudder’s announcement of their upcoming queer horror documentary to Rue Morgue ’s first-ever ‘Queer Fear’ special issue, and from the world’s largest study about horror-loving queers to the rapid proliferation of queer horror podcasts. With this increased focus and attention on the relationship between queerness and horror, we propose an edited collection focused on queer/queered horror that not only recasts a critical eye on the cinematic past, but also explores theoretical perspectives on and new queer readings of horror films of the post-millennial present.
Submissions for our first issue (Harry Potter) will be open from February 1 until April 1. 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.
You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.
Submissions must be 2500-7500 words and, if scholarly, must be in MLA citation format. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font. Current undergraduates and graduate students in any major or field are eligible to submit, as are holders of master’s degrees.
Special Issue of Rock Music Studies
Steely Dan at 50
Guest-Edited by Michael Borshuk
Texas Tech University
2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime
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:
Getting Medieval on Popular Culture at MAPACA 2020
Submissions by 15 June 2020
The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions for the following sponsored roundtable and papers sessions 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.
Extended Deadline - Ghost Stories Call for Submissions
Tell me a story. A simple request made by children across the world every night and one we seek to fulfil even as adults. But… it is the stories that excite, that make our hearts beat faster, and the hairs on our necks stand on end that bewitch us most. It is these stories we want to hear. Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland) are now accepting submissions for a short story collection, Spectral Visions: Ghost Stories. Due to the fantastic response, we've extended the deadline in hopes of a bumper collection or even a separate poetry collection.
Call for Papers on the Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous)
The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the allied Fantastic Areas (Fantasy & Science Fiction and Monsters & the Monstrous) invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.
The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2020.
SVOD Platforms and the Future of Television - Call for Chapter Proposals
Edited by Christina Adamou and Sotiris Petridis
- Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2020
- Notification of Acceptance: by 01 June 2020
- Deadline for chapters: 01 October 2020
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
Since its 2009 debut, RuPaul’s Drag Race has shifted from a niche American reality show anomaly to an award-winning global success. This one day symposium will examine its international reach with versions of the contest created in the UK, Thailand and Canada alongside, titular host, Rupaul having already hinted at further growth when teasingly asking journalists “how many countries are there?”.
On the Shoulders of Giants
August 28-30, 2020
Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED!!
Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 LitConJuly 3-5, 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 a scholarly conference at
DENVER POP CULTURE CON at the Colorado Convention Center DENVER, CO July 3-5, 2020
We are pleased to invite contributions to an edited volume that analyzes sexual taboo in contemporary popular culture, with an eye toward theorizing taboo sexual practices using frameworks that reveal the uncomfortable or silenced spaces that surround non-normative sexual desire. We seek chapters that focus on how different cultural products normalize the taboo, bringing deviant behavior into mainstream spaces that challenge the traditional relegation of non-normative behavior to fringe spaces. We invite readings of literary, film, interactive and fan-created works that reveal positive representations of taboo, opening our readers to a sympathetic experience of deviancy and socially proscribed behavior.
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BOOK – Call for Chapters - Gender in Action Films
Book title: Gender in Action Films (1980-now)
Publisher: Emerald Publishing
Date of Publication: 2022
Editors: Dr Renee Middlemost (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Dr Steven Gerrard (Leeds Beckett University, UK)
2022 sees the fortieth anniversary of cinematic action icon, John Rambo. From his first outing as an embittered, lonely, scarred relic of the Vietnam War to his latest gung-ho, all-guns blazing, machete-chopping, dynamiting Trump-value supporting outing, Rambo remains an important part of the action film.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The call for papers for articles for the sections “Monograph” and “Miscellaneous” for the Brumal. Revista de Investigación sobre lo Fantástico /Brumal. Research Journal on the Fantastic is now open.
Scholars who wish to contribute to either of these two sections should send us their articles registering as authors on our web page. The Guidelines for Submissions may be found on the Submissions section of the web page.
Let’s not wait for George R.R. Martin to wrap up ASOIAF with the 3,000 page The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Let’s talk of thrones and let the games resume this fertile Beltrane (May Day, Friday, May 1, 2020), opening with a panel on Season 8 of A Game of Thrones, airing what went right and wrong with the HBO series, viewed by 31 million. Perhaps you want to craft a formal paper (20 minutes) or propose joining a panel (or bring your own team from campus); offer a lightning presentation (5 minutes) or experiment with a PechaKucha (20 slides, 20 second commentary each, in 6’40” total).
Fifth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference
Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston
April 8-11, 2021
Of Haunted Houses and Dark Nights of the Soul: Edgar Allan Poe in American Film
Call for SubmissionsMultiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Event Date & Location: October 16-October 18, 2020, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway in Sandy Springs
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2020
Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Learn@Multiversecon.org
If you wish to submit a proposal for this conference please do so soon; the deadline is close!
In the spirit of deepening and broadening its roots, Titancon 2020 is adding a formal academic track to its programming. The convention began as a collaboration between the Brotherhood Without Banners, who wanted to put on a fan convention for Game of Thrones, the Belfast SF/F society The Other Ones, who wanted to put on an SF/F convention, and Arkham Gaming Centre, who wanted to put on a gaming convention. In keeping with that spirit, our theme “On the Shoulders of Giants” hopes to encourage that spirit of collaboration.
sue 4 will focus on “Censorship and Media”, with profesor Manuel Palacio as guest editor.
Deadline for proposals: February 15th, 2020.
This is the full CFP for “Censorship and Media”, followed by instructions for authors. CFP: CENSORSHIP AND MEDIA (guest editor, Manuel Palacio).
Date: 9-10 July 2020
Venue: De Montfort University
De Montfort University’s Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI) invites scholars and early career researchers to the second conference on Transnational screens.
This event seeks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Transnational Cinemas Journal (Routledge) that has just changed its named to Transnational Screens to reflect a changing streaming landscape. This two day conference will reassess the histories, theories, methodologies and practices in transnational screen studies.
Professor Rob Stone from the University of Birmingham will be the keynote speaker at the conference, others to follow.
CFP: Special Topic: Disney Studies at NEPCA 2020
2020 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24
Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Proposals due June 1, 2020
Directions for Submission:
Southeast Asia is the most densely populated region in the world, where neighboring states are political and economic heavyweights, leading players in a globalized world, and small countries that retain their distinctive appearance and style. It is a cauldron of ethnic groups, religions, worldviews, which has given rise to many alternative ways of integrating traditions and modernity.
In particular, Asian media, especially electronic ones, and social networks such as Chinese Weibo, WeiChat, Tencent and Qzone, South Korean Naver, and Japanese Line can serve as an example of such integration.
I International H/Story Seminar
The Popcultural Life of Science:
Stories of Wonder, Stories of Facts
University of Silesia in Katowice
Call for Papers: Racecraft and Speculative Culture
A Special Session proposal for the 2021 Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 7-10 January 2021.
D&D and/as: academia, animal studies, apocalypse, bullying, decolonialism, ecocriticism, ethnicity, feminism, intersectionality, intertextuality, kink, linguistics, material culture, narrative, nostalgia, obsession, politics, queer, religion, resistance, sex, spatiality, tarot, tattoos, teaching tool, theory, writing tool.
What is Mythmoot VII?
Mythmoot VII, with the theme of “Defying and Defining Darkness,” combines an academic conference, creative writing meet-up, and fan convention for a unique experience. Here at Mythmoot, we have room for serious scholarship in fields such as science fiction, high fantasy, horror, gothic, mythology, children’s literature, folklore.. .the list goes on. We also appreciate less academic, but no less enthusiastic, pursuits of all the above—such as demonstrations of how to knit the best fake candle ever, presentations theorizing the exact recipe for Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder, or papers dissecting the cultural background of Baron Harkonnen!
Call for Proposals: