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The Korean Television Reader

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:26am
Grace Jung
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

A Call for Papers: The Korean Television Reader


Despite the large interest in Korean television among academics and fans, studies of Korean television content in Anglo-speaking countries have seen limited publication. This is a call for papers related to Korean television for a co-edited anthology, which combines approaches to television from Media and Area studies perspectives. The editors are interested in an interdisciplinary discussion of television programs that address the wide range of novel approaches to interrelated media spheres.


The Fates of Frankenstein

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:48am
Edinburgh Napier University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Call for papers

Conference: The Fates of Frankenstein

23-24 November 2018, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh

2018 sees a flourishing crop of events commemorating, one way or another, the bicentenary of Frankenstein’s publication. The Fates of Frankenstein is a two-day conference about adaptations and appropriations of Shelley’s novel.

MLA 2019 Chicago: Fandom Spaces

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:23pm
Susan M. Strayer
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The history of fandom within children’s and young adult literature and media has grown exponentially in the last thirty years.  The advent of the Internet created new avenues for fans to express their love for their favorite stories and characters as well as connect with other fans to discuss the pros and cons of certain elements of the plot. 

Call for Reviews: Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:48am
Matthew Johnson / SIUE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds


(ISSN: 1757191X / Online ISSN: 17571928)


As Reviews Editor for the Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, I am always seeking reviewers for game/gaming-related academic books, websites, communities, and “popular” books, in addition to reviews of virtual environments and, of course, videogames (recent or older, single- or multiplayer, across all platforms).  If you are interested in writing a videogame-related or virtual space-related review, please email Matthew Johnson <matjohn @ siue . edu >.  Happy to entertain questions.


"(Neo)-Victorian Vulnerability: Resistance and Resilience"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:15pm
ESSE - The European Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

14th ESSE Conference, Brno 2018 (Czech Republic)

Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno and Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)

Wednesday 29 August – Sunday 2 September 2018



Scholars wishing to present their paper at the ESSE 2018 Conference in Brno are invited to submit 200-word abstracts of their proposed presentations directly to the convenors of the respective seminars.



"(Neo)-Victorian Vulnerability: Resistance and Resilience"

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
University of Portsmouth / British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

Call for Papers


The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

25th – 26th August 2018


Keynote Speaker:

Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker


Page 23 LitCon at Denver Comic Con 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
Page 23/Denver Comic Con
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations



Page 23 LitConJune 15-17, 2018


500-word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER COMIC CON at the Colorado Convention Center         DENVER, CO                                           June 15-17, 2018



Greetings, True Believer!  Now in its Super Seventh Year, Page 23’s LitCon seeks abstracts from all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives related not only to comics and graphic novels, but gaming, television, film, anime, or action figure studies. Any pop culture topic is welcome!