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Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:37pm
Variations - Journal of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020

Call for Papers

 

 social media / Soziale Medien / réseaux sociaux

 

 

Science Fiction in the Literature Classroom (MLA Pedagogy Series)

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:43pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The presence of science fiction in university classrooms is by now no longer shocking; the genre has become a mainstay not only in literature and philosophy classrooms but also in STEM fields, as its predictions and extrapolations pose memorable and concrete case studies to explore the societal and ethical implications of technological innovation, as well as interesting practical engineering problems to try to solve with real-world science.

Essays on Magic: The Gathering

updated: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 4:30pm
Shelly Jones, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Essays on Magic: The Gathering

This peer reviewed edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series.

Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:08pm
Purdue University Literature, Theory, and Culture Graduate Program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Graduate students in the Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies program at Purdue University invite participation in their first annual symposium, “Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture.” Boundaries represent real or imagined limits within various cultures, and negotiation of these boundaries enables innovation, transgression, as well as social, ethical, or political implications. Literature and other cultural artifacts work to challenge, straddle, or even reinforce boundaries, from national borders to the artificial limits scholars construct between time periods or fields of study. This symposium will investigate and encourage boundary crossings in literature, culture, and language in the broadest sense.

Deadline Extended! Popular Culture Association of Canada Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 2:30pm
Popular Culture Association of Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Deadline Extended!!

Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada

May 7-9, 2020

Concordia University, Montreal, QC

"Pop and Politics: State of the Field/State of the World"

After a one-year hiatus, the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada is back and looking forward—as well as up, left, right, down, and back. For our 9th annual conference, which will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, QC from May 7th-9th, 2020, we’re reflecting on the state of our field by inviting discussion on the relationship between popular culture and politics, broadly conceived.

Mockbusters, Monsters, Mass Destruction, and Lots More Stuff!: Appreciations of The Asylum Oeuvre

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:13pm
J. Rocky Colavito
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

If you are familiar with made for SyFy films featuring cgi monsters and bloodshed, or if you have mistakenly rented a film that you mistook for a current blockbuster, or if you are still digging through the five dollar bins at various department stores then you are probably familiar with films like Sharknado, Mercenaries, Sinister Squad, American Virgin, Sunday School Musical, and  Snakes on a Train, all courtesy of The Asylum. Functioning similarly to American International Pictures did in the 1950s, this film company produces the same sorts of fare, accompanied by similar exploitation impulses.

Flow Journal CFP: Streaming Wars and TV's Next Juncture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:42am
Flow Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

Call for Papers:

Flow Volume 26 Special Issue: “Streaming Wars and Television’s Next Juncture”

As the new decade dawns, Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia, and NBCUniversal have launched (or will soon launch) their own streaming platforms. These entrants prove once again that the ecology of television and digital content is one that continuously shifts, raising the question: Is a streaming war in full swing? With legacy media companies and major technology companies entering the ring, has the streaming arena now become too crowded? And how will consumers, amidst ever-multiplying, well-funded platforms vying for their attention, alter and/or reinforce their viewership and subscription consumer habits?

Special Issue of the Journal of Fandom Studies on Archives and Special Collections

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:16am
Cait Coker, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

Abstract submissions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Fandom Studies. This issue will focus on archives and special collections relevant to scholars of fan studies. Topics addressed might include profiles of institutional collections with primers for use, research, archiving and curatorial practices performed by fans, and archival and archontic theory. 

 

Other possible topics include:

 

  • Historical perspectives on collecting fan material in libraries and archives

  • Race, gender, and queerness in fan collections and in library subject indexing

On the Shoulders of Giants: TitanCon 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 3:14pm
TitanCon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

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.

Friday the 13th Special Issue of Horror Homeroom: Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 1:45pm
Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Panned by critics during its initial release, Friday the 13th is arguably the quintessential American slasher. With an iconic villain, Jason Voorhees, an instantly identifiable location, Camp Crystal Lake, and a rabid fan base that expresses its adoration for the franchise through everything from clothing to tattoos, its presence in the popular zeitgeist nearly 40 years later speaks to its unique staying power. The film has generated countless sequels, inspired a comic book and a television series, and even resulted in a survival horror video game; yet, there is a surprising dearth of scholarship devoted to the franchise.

 

“So What Happens Now?”: Ernest Cline’s Prose and Poetry

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:46am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Calling all Gunters! The past few years have seen a growing number of scholarly interventions on Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (2011), exploring topics that range from his portrayal of dys/utopias (see Nordstrom, Ue) to his use of Pac-Man as a metaphor (Ue and Munday), and from Cline’s treatment of masculinity (Condis) to his invocation of Arthurian romance (Aronstein and Thompson). In 2018, the novel was adapted into a critically and commercially successful hit, earning an Academy Award nomination.

Bruce Springsteen's The River: An International Symposium

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:20pm
Monmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and/or panel suggestions for an international scholarly conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen, particularly in relation to his legendary album The River. To submit an abstract, please go to https://www.monmouth.edu/brucesymposium/ and click on the abstract link. Abstracts should be 150-250 words in length to ensure full consideration.

The conference will be held from October 2-4, 2020, at Monmouth University. The festivities will include various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry.

Deadline Updated: Comics in Community: 2020 UF Graduate Comics Organization Conference

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Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 3:41pm
UF Graduate Comics Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

We are extending the deadline for our Call for Papers for the Comics in Community Conference until January 10th, 2020. Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract so far, and we look forward to reading them all. We are also very pleased to announce that Dr. André Carrington will be our first keynote speaker. Do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions, and please see below for our full CFP.


 

17th Annual UF GCO Conference: "Comics In Community"

Updated Deadline for Submissions: 1/10/2020

Hosted by: Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida

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

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:10pm
Ready Reader One: The Stories We Tell About, With, and Around Videogames
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 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.

Comics and Popular Arts Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
Kari Neely/Comics and Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 13th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7, 2020.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

Reminder: “Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:03pm
Revista Tropos/Tropos Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

“Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”

(Orgs.) José Duarte (ULICES- Universidade de Lisboa), Ana Daniela Coelho (ULICES - Universidade de Lisboa) & Hermínia Sol (ULICES - Instituto Politécnico de Tomar)

Submissions are open until December 20, 2019

Publication of the dossier: July 2020

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 1:16pm
Ottawa University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

April 3, 2020

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Performance: Kevin Kane, singer/songwriter and author of "Breaking the Line with the Mudville Nine"

Keynote Address:  Emily Rutter, Assistant Professor of English at Ball State University and author of Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Final Fantasy VII at 25: Critical Essays

updated: 
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 8:25pm
Jason Cash & Craig Olsen / SUNY Delhi & U Arkansas Monticello
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

As a flagship title for Sony’s Playstation console, Final Fantasy VII was one of the first high-profile games to blend cinematic narrative with deep/immersive gameplay.  Thus, the editors of Final Fantasy VII at 25, an upcoming title in McFarland's Studies in Gaming series, are seeking contributions to a collection which will examine the storytelling of the game, the many themes and motifs expressed, and how various mechanics all relate to the player experience. 

DISCOURSES OF FICTIONAL (DIGITAL) TV SERIES

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:33pm
Universitat de València
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya at the Universitat de València and the Institut Interuniversitari de Llengües Modernes Aplicades de la Comunitat Valenciana (IULMA) will be hosting, on the 3th-6th November 2020 in Valencia, Spain, the International Conference on Discourses of Fictional (Digital) TV Series. The conference will address series originally produced in English.

Special Panel: Esoteric and Occult Cinema (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:22pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Esoteric and Occult Cinema

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

Esotericism & Occultism FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:19pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN!

Esotericism & Occultism

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 24, 2019

Fan Fiction Workshop

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:44am
University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

An interdisciplinary workshop on Fan Fiction

14 – 15 February 2020

                                                              English Department, University of Zurich

CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE ON ASIAN SPECULATIVE FICTION

updated: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:08am
Universiti Malaya
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE

CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE ON ASIAN SPECULATIVE FICTION

Vol. 57, No. 1, July 2020

Guest Editors: Susan Philip and Surinderpal Kaur

 

“Re-visions and Re-imaginations in Asian Speculative Fiction”

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:41am
Shane Trayers/SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: EXTENDED to November 20th

Serial Killers on Screen

updated: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:31pm
Claire O’Callaghan (Loughborough) and Sarah Fanning (Mount Allison)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Serial Killers on Screen
(Edited Collection)

Call for Proposed Chapters

In recent years, the media has abounded with stories of serial killers. Esquire magazine notes that 2019 has been a particularly ‘bumper year for [Ted] Bundy’, but numerous other news stories have maintained our perennial fascination with serial murderers. Indeed, the death of Charles Manson (2017), the 2018 arrest and subsequent identification of Joseph James DeAngelo (known as the ‘original night stalker’ and, latterly, the Golden State Killer), and multiple anniversaries, including the Tate-LaBianca murders (50th) and Ted Bundy’s death (30th), have all kept serial killers at the forefront of the public imagination.

Penumbra - Annual Journal for Weird Fiction - Inaugural Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:21pm
Hippocampus Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Penumbra is an annual journal edited by weird fiction scholar S. T. Joshi and published through Hippocampus Press. About 75% of its content will consist of articles (scholarly or otherwise) on all aspects of weird fiction; the other 25% will be original fiction. The journal will in all likelihood be indexed in the MLA [Modern Language Association] Bibliography and will consist of up to 100,000 words.

Deadline for the first issue of the journal is May 31, 2020. Submissions can be sent to S. T. Joshi at stjoshi45@hotmail.com

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