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On gases, clouds, fogs and mists

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:46pm
COOLABAH Online journal of the Australian and Transnational Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 13, 2022

COOLABAH

Online journal of the Australian and Transnational Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona

 

Special issue edited by Benjamin K. Hodges (University of Macau)

 

Fantasy, Prophecy, and Prediction as Causality Panel

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:46pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Panel Description:

Innovations in tech and science often begin with fantasies that embody a possibility (e.g. Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, Dick Tracy's TV watch, flip phone communicators in Star Trek, and Neuromancer’s cyberspace as VR). Theory is followed by experimentation and prototyping, and ultimately a convergence with reality (although not without tragic casualties along the way, as in the history of flight and space exploration). In this sense, fantasy can be understood as both precursor and prophet of things-to-come.

Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:45pm
Multiverse Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Call for Submissions

Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Event Date & Location: October 14-October 16, 2022, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway in Sandy Springs
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2022
Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph, Learn@Multiversecon.org

CONVENTION THEME:

Framing (Serial) Killing: Changing Narratives (online, 16-18 Nov 2022)

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:45pm
University of Warsaw, University of Szczecin, Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

A lot has changed since Neil Gaiman’s character complained “I’m sick and tired of women in our line being stereo-typed as black widows or killer nurses” (The Sandman vol. 2), both in popular culture and crime studies.

Puppet => Machine: The Next Generation Panel

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:44pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Panel Description:

Puppets tread the threshold between human and object. On the one hand, they can appear as ideal revisions of the human, on the other as profoundly inhuman entities, characterized by their impertinent refusal to obey human laws, whether of language, feeling, or even mortality. Puppets exist at the nexus of the conference theme: quotidian objects invested with a fantasy of animation, of interiority, of drives, and independent goal states.

Classic Horror

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:41pm
Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

CLASSIC HORROR - abstracts due April 25, 2022

2022 is the 90th anniversary of the numerous amazing classic horror films that were released in 1932, among them Freaks, Island of Lost Souls, The Most Dangerous Game, The Old Dark House, The Mummy, and White Zombie. To mark this anniversary, we are soliciting abstracts for a special 'journal' issue of the website Horror Homeroom on classic horror.  This special issue, which will come out in 2022, will certainly honor those films that have their anniversary this year, but we also want to broaden what classic horror looks like and are interested in essays that explore other national cinemas and lesser-known films.

CFP: Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 2022 Annual Conference – Princeton, NJ – Nov. 10-12, 2022

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:41pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

2022 Annual Conference

November 10-12, 2022

Princeton, NJ -- Princeton Marriott at Forrestal 

 

Call for papers:

 

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Princeton, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Articles | STEM in US Popular Culture: Assessing Gender Discourse, Stereotypes and Mainstreaming

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 10:04am
REDEN academic journal | American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Extended deadline: May 8, 2022.

Special thematic dossier | STEM in US Popular Culture: Assessing Gender Discourse, Stereotypes and Mainstreaming

Editors: Laura Álvarez Trigo (Universidad de Alcalá) and Erika Tiburcio Moreno (Universidad Complutense)

 

Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 11:31am
Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

Event Date & Location: October 15-17, 2021, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021

Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org

Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Learn@Multiversecon.org

CONVENTION THEME:

Totalitarianism in Literature and Film

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 10:37pm
University of Economics and Humanities, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

Totalitarianism & other radical ideologies as social phenomena have always been a scourge of societies big and small. The present time demands from academics and intellectuals to engage in a detailed analysis of what happens in the rhetoric of radical approaches, and in the deconstruction of its influence on the content and form in which it is delivered.

CFP Animals in the American Popular Imagination | Virtual conference (updated)

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 5:20am
PopMeC and AACCP
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 24, 2022

Animals in the American Popular Imagination

Virtual conference 12-16 September 2022

Currently confirmed keynotes: Brett Mills, Christy Tidwell. Thematic roundtables on cryptozoology (moderated by Margo DeMello), animals in games and digital spaces, more TBA.

MMLA 2022 Popular Culture Permanent Session CFP: Where do we go from Here? Utopian and Dystopian Possibilities in Popular Culture

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Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 8:33pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The MMLA 2022 conference call for papers states that “we invite our members to a collective discussion of the role of humanities post-now in an emphatic call for immediate changes to allow a fundamentally different future.” The popular culture panel will address this call by investigating both the dystopian and utopian potential of our new reality as expressed in media and other forms of popular culture.

The Art of Drag (Racing): Reading The Fast and the Furious

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Friday, April 1, 2022 - 12:05pm
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Call for Papers

Contemporaries at Post45 

The Art of Drag (Racing): Reading The Fast and the Furious

Despite its outsized popular impact – which spans 20 years, 9 films, a chart-topping song and several viral memes – The Fast Saga remains under-studied. This call for papers invites sustained inquiry into these films for a collection in Post45’s Contemporaries forum, seeking to understand the implications of this series in and on the cultural imagination, especially given the questions posed by its notable divergence from the action film genre.

Ghostbusters – A Companion

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Friday, April 1, 2022 - 11:44am
Simon Bacon, series editor; Cathleen Allyn Conway, collection editor; Peter Lang, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:22am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "the quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

Call for Papers - "Suspension"

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:22am
liquid blackness
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

CFP – “Suspension”

liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 7, no. 2, Fall 2023

The Materials of Screen Media

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:22am
The Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aoteaora New Zealand (SSAAANZ)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

The Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aoteaora New Zealand (SSAAANZ), in association with Massey University, present:

The Materials of Screen Media

30 November - 2 December 2022

Literary Monsters

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 11:26am
Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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 monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Artificial Intelligence Applications in Literary Works and Social Media

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 9:15pm
Moussa Pourya Asl, Ph.D., Universiti Sains Malaysia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

Artificial Intelligence Applications in Literary Works and Social Media

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 11, 2022

Full Chapters Due: Jul 24, 2022

Publisher: IGI Global (Tier-1), 2023

Submission page: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5872

 

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Animals of a Different Color: Animals and Race in Literature and Film

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:07pm
MMLA 2022 - Animals in Literature and Film
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 15

 

Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)

Midwest Modern Languages Association

November 17–20, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN

 

“Animals of a Different Color: Animals and Race in Literature and Film”

 

This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 17–20, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Post-Now,” specifically how works of literature or film use animals as a vehicle for engaging with, responding to, and/or implicating racial/racist discourses.

 

Panel "The Child in Utopia" for the Society for Utopian Studies, November 9-13, 2022

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Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:19pm
Elaine Ostry
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 13, 2022

Seeking paper proposals for a panel on The Child in Utopia for the Society for Utopian Studies, November 9-13, 2022, in Charleston, SC.
If how a society is judged by how it treats its children, what can we make of the representation of children in utopias and dystopias? How are our cultural perspectives of childhood influenced by utopian or dystopian notions? Are utopias themselves childlike? How are childhood and utopia linked? Are these static or dynamic? These and many other questions can be explored in this panel. The conference’s theme is “make, unmake, remake”—which echoes the path of maturation. Papers dealing with any aspect of child culture, stemming from any academic or creative discipline, are welcome.

Comics and Graphic Narratives Panel, PAMLA 2022 at UCLA

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Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:18pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

PAMLA's Comics and Graphic Narratives panel seeks papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives for it's annual in-person conference, which will convene at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022. 

All papers dealing with comics and graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year's theme ("Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian") are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

Cultural Intertexts vol. 12/2022

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:18pm
Oana Gheorghiu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

We hereby invite proposals of original articles related to the general theme of Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078.

 

The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle strategies of representation and of (inter)textual construction emerging from the dialogic relation between:

-       literature and the historical and cultural context of text production;

-       distribution and consumption;

-       literature and other arts (music, film, visual arts, etc.) or sciences (linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, history, sociology and political sciences, internet and new technologies, etc.);

Call For Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive Online Literature Conference 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00)

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Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:13pm
NATIONAL TAIPEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

We cordially invite you to participate in the 2022 Taipei Tech Hybrid International Literature Conference. The Department of English is organizing the conference, which will take place on October 21-22, 2022 (Taipei GMT+08:00). The meeting will use both physical and virtual ways of communication. This year, due to the pandemic, we have decided to make the conference registration free.  The 2022 Taipei Tech International Literature Conference will focus on the theme of “Memory” this year. We would be delighted to have you join us for a lively discussion about the boundless potential of mnemonic imagination. 

 

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Que(e)rying Gender”

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Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:09pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

International Conference on Communication and Media Studies: "Media and Development"

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Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:09pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Higher Institute of Languages, Gabes & TAELS (Tunisia)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume.

 

In an ever-changing world swept by online news, global flows of information and stories, entertaining platforms of films and music, understanding media products and outlets has become urgently important and simply fundamental. The steady development of the world has brought a 24/7 attachment to TV sets, mobile phones, PCs, Tablets and all other gadgets and devices.

International Summer School: Gender in Cinema

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Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:09pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Spend an amazing week learning about gender, psychoanalysis and cinema!

In this course, we will explore cinematic representations of gender, in themes linked to identity formation, femininity, masculinity, gender bending, beauty, and ontology. It will include 6 two-hour online lectures and seminars covering the following topics and discussing the following films:

 

DAY 1: IDENTITY FORMATION

Eyes Without a Face (1960) Georges Franju

The Stepford Wives (1975) Bryan Forbes

Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Kimberly Peirce

 

DAY 2: FEMININITIES

9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom

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