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Drawing the Human: Law, Comics, Justice

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:31pm
University of the Sunshine Coast
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Hosted by the USC School of Law and Criminology
University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Drawing the Human: Law, Comics, Justice, seeks to examine the role of comics, graphic novels and graphic art in constituting as well as critiquing law, rights and justice as they relate to and extend beyond the human.

Utopia & Dystopia Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:22am
Rikke Schubart/University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Conference, University of Southern Denmark, May 28–29, 2020

 

Utopia & Dystopia

Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment

 

Venue and date: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, May 28–29, 2020

 

Proposal Deadline: December 10, 2019

 

Call for Presentations

Backwards Glances 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:20pm
Screen Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Backward Glances 2019: REBOOT

The Screen Cultures Graduate Student ConferenceDepartment of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University

September 27 & 28, 2019

Keynote Speakers: Professors Susan Murray and Reem Hilu

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2019

Games 2019. Games and Literary Theory 2019

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:24am
Games and Literary Theory Presidency University Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers

Videogames have grown into a global socio-cultural phenomenon and are now a primary concern of Literary and Cultural Studies as well as the Social Sciences. In a medium that sweeps across geographies (including virtual ones), however, the discourse usually privileges a certain section  when it comes to the representation of identity. In a medium, where roleplaying and playing in character is of prime importance, such an ignoring of the marginal and the diverse is indeed problematic.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Examining a Post-Endgame World

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
Lindsay Bryde / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will be looking holistically at perspectives on the first 22 films in the MCU. This arc will be brought to completion with Avenger’s Endgame. Now would be a good time to look back and assess which gambles have worked and/or failed now that a narrative arc has been completed. Participants are encouraged to consider the MCU both as a whole as well as specific franchises under the overall banner.  

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 5-8th, 2020 in Boston, MA

Submissions are due: September 30, 2019

The Impact of American Superheroes around the World (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:51am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

No one escapes Marvel’s Endgame: the economic and cultural impact of the past few decades’ boom in superhero movies, and more broadly superhero narratives, is evident well beyond the boundaries of the United States. In fact, the presence and influence of American comic-book superheroes abroad started shortly after the debut of DC's Superman in 1938, and has been growing ever since.

Novels, Then and Now

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:25am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

This area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Conference (MAPACA), November 7-9 2019, includes all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and settings. Consider it a safety net for novels that don’t fit neatly into a specific genre or that cross genres. For example, consider the many sub-genres of Romance with a capital “R”—western, thriller, paranormal, religious, romance (with a small “r”), detective, urban fantasy, etc. From Pearl S. Buck to Lee Child, from Laurie King to Tony Hillerman, from Julia Spencer-Fleming to Emilie Richards—all are welcome.

Reimagining Genre in Cinema

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 4:32pm
SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

 San Francisco State University's 21st Annual Graduate School Cinema Conference:

Reimagining Genre in Cinema

October 17-18, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Damon Young, Associate Professor of French and Film & Media at UC Berkeley

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:23am
Sherry Ginn and Michael Cornelius
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

 Sherry Ginn and Michael Cornelius, editors of the forthcoming Serializing the Apocalypse:  Essays on the Never-Ending End of the World, announce their intent to publish a new collection of essays about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

International Journal of James Bond Studies 3(1)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:19am
International Journal of James Bond Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Volume 3.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Papers: ADAPTATION 2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:07pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Papers:

ADAPTATION

2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13

Cincinnati, OH                          

151 West Fifth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Deadline: May 15 2019

submissions.mpcaaca.org

Television Studies (PAMLA)

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:04pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

PAMLA is currently seeking submissions for the Television Studies panel, a standing session of the annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference.  This year’s conference will be held at  the Wyndham San Diego Bayside in San Diego, California, from Thursday, 14 November 2019 through Sunday, 17 November 2019. 

Audience Iconography

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:30pm
Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Audience Iconography

Themed Section for Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies

Editor: Daniel Cavicchi (Rhode Island School of Design)

Peter Nicholls Essay Prize 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:49am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2020).

 

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000-word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

 

Shakespeare Nations

updated: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:09pm
43rd Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 6, 2019

Shakespeare Nations

The 43rd Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference Marietta College (Ohio)

June 28·30, 2019

Extended Deadline for Proposals: Monday, May 6, 2019

Grimm TV Series: Sociocultural and Philosophical Essays - PROPOSALS SOUGHT - EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:32am
Dr. Daniel Farr, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Kennesaw State University (dfarr4@Kennesaw.edu) & Dr. Melanie D. Holm, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (mdholm@iup.edu)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Editors:

Dr. Daniel Farr, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Kennesaw State University (dfarr4@kennesaw.edu) https://chss.kennesaw.edu/scj/about/faculty-staff.php

Dr. Melanie D. Holm, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (mdholm@iup.edu) https://www.iup.edu/english/faculty/permanent-faculty/holm,-melanie/

 

Project Contact email: GrimmCollection@gmail.com

 

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UMBRELLA ACADEMY: IDENTITY, FAMILY, VIOLENCE

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:34am
Lisann Anders / University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Coming of age and identity quests are often intertwined in stories, be it in novels, comics, or films. However, not every identity quest happens to teenagers. Adults, too, are on a constant search for who they are and/ or why they are. These questions are tackled and examined in the 2019 Netflix TV show Umbrella Academy as well as in the eponymous comic books series from 2008/2009. The comic series consist of 3 volumes, “Apocalypse Suite,” “Dallas,” and “Hotel Oblivion.”

 

Parallel Universes: Remaking Superheroes in Film and Popular Media

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:12am
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2019

Twenty-first century film and media have seen a rise not only in remakes and ‘re-imaginings’, but also in transmedia adaptations, works based in nostalgic callbacks, fan-written versions of media, and genre-bending remixes. While a wider body of work exists on transmedia storytelling and adaptation, contemporary superhero remakes and re-adaptations are still a largely unexplored subject, even as interest in the remake phenomenon continues to grow. The history of superheroes – and their supervillain counterparts – is rich in re-adaptations and remakes. This process seems intrinsic to the superhero’s textual and cultural journey, as it is re-shaped and re-moulded, from comics to film and other media forms.

ADAPTATION 2019 cfp

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:59am
Midwest Pop Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call for Papers:

ADAPTATION

2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13

Cincinnati, OH                          

151 West Fifth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Deadline: April 30 2019

submissions.mpcaaca.org

A Critical Companion to Robert Zemeckis

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:39pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

A Critical Companion to Robert Zemeckis

edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series.

Medievalism in America Panelist Needed (Please Respond by 20 April 2019)

updated: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 2:22pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Medievalism in America Panelist Needed

Please Respond by 20 April 2019

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture is organizing a panel on American medievalisms for a session at the June meeting of the New England American Studies Association at Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA) on Saturday, June 8.

 

We are in need of a third presenter. Please contact us ASAP at medievalinpopularculture@gmail.com.

 

Michael Torregrossa

Founder, Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

 

 

Owning, Despising, Joking: The Art of the Political Insult

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:29pm
Judith Paltin/ University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

CFP for an approved panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference, San Diego CA, Nov. 14-17, 2019

https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17896
Please submit abstract proposals using PAMLA's online submission form (if you are new to PAMLA you will have to go to pamla.ballastacademic.com to create an account first).

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:52am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

11-12 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

 

 

Riverdale: A Land of Contrasts

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:47am
Heather McAlpine (University of the Fraser Valley), W. Ron Sweeney (University of the Fraser Valley), Jess Wind (University of the Fraser Valley)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Riverdale: a comic book turned hit TV show, a comic strip turned murder mystery, a town that is both nowhere and everywhere. Recently renewed for a fourth season, the CW’s popular campy teen drama is notable for its apparent departures from the checkout-stand digests of yore, and has a new witchy counterpart in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, as well as a projected spin-off in the development of a Katy Keene series.

Call for Papers: Edited Collection Fan Studies: Methods, Ethics, Research

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
Paul Booth/Rebecca Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

Despite the increasing visibility of fan studies as a discipline, there remains scant work that turns its focus specifically to methodological issues. This relative neglect may be due to its status as a somewhat unruly or ‘undisciplined discipline’ (Ford 2014), which takes its theoretical cues from others including sociology, media and cultural studies, psychology, and literary studies. However, as its presence begins to grow and more scholars discover the work being undertaken, it is timely and appropriate for those working within the field to turn their attention more decisively to issues of methods.  

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