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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.  

Queer Celebrity Conference - programme & registration now live!

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:30am
Celebrity, Citizenship and Status Project, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Queer Celebrity Conference

University of Portsmouth

6th-7th June 2019

 

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Richard Dyer (King’s College, London)

Professor Jack Halberstam (Columbia University)

Dr Michèle Mendelssohn (University of Oxford)

 

The draft programme and link for registration are now live at: https://queercelebrity.wordpress.com/

 

Queer SF: Beyond the Heteronormative Paradigm [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 4/15/19]

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:51am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

Literary Monsters

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:23am
Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

 

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

South Central Modern Language Association Sci-Fi & Fantasy Panel

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:21pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott, near the Clinton Library and the headquarters of Heifer International. It is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future.” The theme takes its cue from Arkansas’s natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture.

"It Was Fifity Years Ago Today": An Academic Tribute to The Beatles

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:07pm
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS), NEW University of Lisbon, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

An academic tribute to The Beatles

Lisbon, 16-18 April 2020

FCSH NOVA, Colégio dos Jesuítas, Campolide

 

CFP:

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:51am
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)

 

 

Narrative in Play Working Group

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Stories are not only told, but are often enacted or explored through play or interactive media.  This working group will share in-progress work and discuss the methodological challenges of studying these unique modes of storying.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 18 March 2019

Send abstracts to: Jonathan Rey Lee (jlee105@ucr.edu)

Where: MLA 2020 Conference in Seattle, WA

When: January 9-12, 2020

 

What is a working group? (per MLA website)

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:05am
SFSU Comparative and World Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Spring 2019

The Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) at San Francisco State University is accepting submissions for the Spring 2019 edition of the literary journal Portals.

In addition to papers looking across linguistic borders, we invite submissions from those engaging critically with literary topics from an interdisciplinary or comparative perspective. This includes:

The Force of The Umbrella Academy (MLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:32am
Lisann Anders / University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Call for papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington.

The Netflix show Umbrella Academy, which is based on the comic book series from 2008/2009, gives superhero stories a new twist as it revolves more around identity quests and the acceptance of powers or the lack thereof within a dysfunctional family environment. Trying to define what it means to be a hero, what it means to have powers, what it means to be human, and what it means to be a family, the protagonists need to start over. They need to overcome their own individual struggles by means of their family to be a family once again.

Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:24am
Carrie Sickmann Han / Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum at the 2020 MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum invites abstract subissions for their 2020 MLA non-guaranteed session on Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature:

Northeast Pop Culture 2019 Conference - CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Apologies for cross posting!

I wanted to inform the list that the NEPCA conference destination has been announced for November 15-16th in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel.  We're looking forward to a great conference and have opened up the call for papers.

We have been a well-attended conference for years that offers a welcoming, encouraging and (reasonably) affordable event for graduate students, independent scholars, and scholars of all experience to present their current and forthcoming research.

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
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)

 

 

“Not Just Amongst the Gothic: Doubles, Duality, and Doppelgangers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:38am
Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture Permanent Session/Midwest Modern Language Association Chicago, IL November 14-17, 2019.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Doubles, duality, and doppelgangers are concepts found and addressed throughout Children’s and Young Adult Literature. While twins, such as those found in the Sweet Valley Highor The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamelseries, may overtly speak to doubling, other considerations, such as the “double-voiced discourse” of young adult literature Mike Cadden explores in “The Irony of Narration in Young Adult Literature,” also speaks to the wide treatment doubles and doubling have received by scholars, critics, and authors of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Children’s and Young Adult Literature are of wide interest to audiences of children, young adults, and adults alike.

“Repurposing Chaucer” (MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“Repurposing Chaucer”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

What are/should be Chaucerian scholarship’s ethical commitments? What is/could be its relation to Chaucerian adaptations in various media? Gender, sexuality, race, and class; politics of Chaucer scholarship and amateur or creative Chauceriana. 250-word abstracts for roundtable presentations by March 15 to Catherine Sanok (sanok@umich.edu) and Cord Whitaker (cwitak3@wellesley.edu).

Extended deadline! Gothic Feminism 3: Technology, Women and Gothic On-Screen

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:43am
Gothic Feminism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Abstracts accepted until Friday 1st March

 

Gothic Feminism presents:

 

Technology, Women, and Gothic-Horror On-Screen 

2 – 3 May 2019

University of Kent

 

Keynote speaker: Dr Lisa Purse (University of Reading)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Critical Essays on James Wan

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:34am
Matthew Edwards
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Critical Essays on James Wan

 

Deadline for abstract submissions:  May, 2019

 

Full name / name of organization:

Matthew Edwards/ Independent Scholar

 

Contact email: fatherib@aol.com

Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns/Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina).

http://artes.filo.uba.ar/la-literatura-de-las-artes-combinadas-ii

contact mail: citeron05@yahoo.com

 

Critical Essays on James Wan

 

Edited by Matthew Edwards and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns

 

CFP NYC 2019 Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:37am
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

CMCS 8th International Conference

Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics

The Terrace Club / Club Quarters (across NBC)
New York City, USA

August 30 – September 1, 2019

Abstract deadline: March 18, 2019

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Andrew Zolides
Communication and Media, Xavier University, USA

Dr Basuli Deb
English and Gender Studies, Rutgers University and CUNY, USA

CMCS 8th International Conference Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 1:42pm
Centre for Media & Celebrity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce professors Andrew Zolides, Basuli Deb, and Alex Symons as the keynote speakers for the 2019 CMCS conference in New York City. Best presented papers will be published in the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies@IntellectBooks. University library/individual subscription options are below.

 Extended abstract deadline: March 18, 2019

NYC 2019 CMCS 8th International Conference

Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics

 

Terrace Club at Club Quarters

New York City, USA

Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1

 

Keynote Speakers:

 

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