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Scots on Screen (2025 MLA)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
MLA Scottish Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

Seeking papers that explore representations of Scotland in film and television, including literary adaptations, “tartan noir,” romance and fantasy. Please submit a 250-word abstract and 100-word bio.

Extended deadline for submissions: Monday, 25 March 2024

Call for Book Chapters on East Asian Pop Culture and Fandom Studies

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Nandini Pradeep J
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

East Asian pop culture has been increasingly in vogue across the globe since the 1990s, and the Hallyu wave of the early 2000s has further propelled the momentum of this movement. With the growth of this incredible cultural enterprise arose the global fandoms, paving way to the birth of novel fan cultures and traditions and, furthermore, to a global tribe of its own. This presence, which is felt internationally, calls for a space of parrhesia, of breaching certain boundaries, of destroying normative assumptions, of suggesting deviancies, of reclaiming spaces, and so on. The BTS revolution exemplifies this changing geo-cultural flux rather well.

Anime Expo Symposium - JAMS@AX24

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:48pm
Anime Expo/Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2024

JAMS@AX24

Want to present your work at the one-and-only Anime Expo? The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) and Anime Expo have once-again teamed up to give you the JAMS@AX24 academic symposium, July 4 - July 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This symposium presents an incredible opportunity to connect fans of all ages directly to scholars researching and writing about the medium we all love. 

Barbie, Feminism, and Learning through Media

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:48pm
Popular Culture Consitutency Group @ NWSA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

Pop Culture Constituency Group

National Women’s Studies Association

 

Inspired by the NWSA’s 2024 conference theme of “(Re)thinking Feminist Movements”, the Popular Culture Constituency Group is proposing the following panel for the 2024 Conference. We invite paper submissions from members and non-members of our group, and we look forward to meeting in Detroit.

 

‘Genre and Nation: British and Australian cinema, 1960 – now’ Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:46pm
Robert Shail/ Leeds Beckett University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

‘Genre and Nation: British and Australian cinema, 1960 – now’ Conference

5-7 September 2024

 

Leeds School of Arts, Leeds Beckett University, UK

 

 

Despite the brutal, colonial origins of Australian settlement, and the ongoing consequences for Indigenous people, an enduring connection between Britain and Australia remains. As Rolfe (2022) argues, until the 1960s, Australians incorporated a dual identity as both Australians and Britons, and although American influence has grown since then– the British/Australian relationship persists and has been widely explored in screen media.

 

CFP, Crime Fiction in the Multilingual Classroom (Teaching Forum, Clues: A Journal of Detection)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:20pm
Barbara Pezzotti/Monash University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Crime Fiction in the Multilingual Classroom (Teaching Forum, Clues: A Journal of Detection)
Organizer: Barbara Pezzotti

Crime fiction sheds a light on different cultures and societies, as well as challenges assumptions about gender, class, race, and ethnicity. By luring students into thinking that popular fiction is an easy read, an increasing number of language teachers have used crime fiction to teach both foreign languages and cultures. At the same time, crime fiction instructors have expanded their syllabi to include texts in translation that tackle important issues such as gender violence, environmental concerns, and racism. This Clues Teaching Forum invites short essays that address the following questions:

MLA 2025 Guaranteed Session: Making Climate Change Issues Visible in East European Culture, Media and Politics

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:05pm
Romanian Studies Association of America/MLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Making Climate Change Issues Visible in East European Culture, Media and Politics

Responses to climate change, ecosystem destruction, deforestation, pollution, urban and rural ecological movements and environmental policies in ROmanian and Eastern Europe. 

- literature

- film

-popular culture

- social media

Submit 250 word proposal to opopescusa@usi.edu

MLA 2025 -- Comedy and Horror

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:04pm
MS Screen Arts and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

This guaranteed panel (in-person at the Modern Language Association in New Orleans, Louisiana; January 9-12, 2025) will explore the intersections and overlaps of comedy and horror and the potential power to be derived from disrupting the comedic mode. Please submit abstracts through Friday, March 15 to dmorgan@scu.edu. This panel is sponsored by the Screen Arts and Culture Committee.

 

Abstract word count: 250 words

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2024

Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture – NEPCA Hybrid Fall Conference 2024

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:48pm
Northeast Popular and American Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held online October 3 – 5, 2024, and in person at Nichols College, MA. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom. In-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning with broadcast via Zoom.

We encourage panel proposals as well as individual submissions.

Papers are generally 15-20 minutes in length. We also encourage works in progress, and informal presentations. 

Critical Essays on Horror Vestron Films

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:27pm
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Critical Essays on Horror Vestron Films

 

Edited by

Matthew Edwards

Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns

 

Neurodiverse Narratives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:26pm
Rachel Milne and Shelby Judge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the below CfP for the edited collection:

 

Neurodiverse Narratives in the 21st Century

Rachel Milne and Shelby Judge (eds.)

SPRING 2024 CALL FOR PAPERS: The Curse

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:25pm
Mychal Reiff-Shanks/In Media Res
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2024

SPRING 2024 CALL FOR PAPERS: The Curse

Theme week coordinator: Mychal Reiff-Shanks (Georgia State University)

Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie's fiction television show The Curse (Showtime, 2024) is a vibrant text for only one season. The show follows Whitney and Asher Siegel as they begin filming their first season of an HGTV show. The show takes a surreal and fantastical approach to reality television issues, race, gender dynamics, and gentrification. In Media Res is looking for thought-provoking short pieces about The Curse.

Possible topics could include but are not limited to:

American Fiction--Upending Race in Fiction and Film: BOOK

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:24pm
Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Structurally, the book will be divided into themes that correspond to the most relevant aspects of the movie and the flexibility of our contributions. Following a “mixtape” model, this edited collection may present sections on episodes, keywords, geography, and intertextuality. Potential contributors are invited to consider their distinct vantage point on American Fiction  in a granular (episodic) or holistic (style) approach. Our model is supported by other book-length projects on television series highlighting that our interdisciplinary approach is valuable. 

 

Dismantling FX's Atlanta: BOOK

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 2:58pm
Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

The intention of this book is to connect scholars, readers, and fans of FX’s Atlanta from inside and outside of academia. Between 2016 and 2023, Atlanta was a zeitgeist that inspired think pieces and water cooler conversations. As one example of its complexity, Atlanta often features re-imagined but true local news events that were so outrageous that audiences unaware of the original stories assumed they were fiction. We hope our book project bridges the gap between “everybody already knows this” to “why or how do we know this”? Or even more, “why don’t you know this?” There is a cultural knowledge about Atlanta that sings in the FX show – from lemon-pepper-wet wings to the parking madness of Atlantic Station –  that screams IYKYK.

REMINDER: Going to the Movies with CS Lewis

updated: 
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 1:51pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Going to the Movies with C.S. Lewis, Call for Chapters

An edited collection tentatively titled “Going to the Movies with C.S. Lewis” is seeking chapter submissions.   

Having been born many years after C.S. Lewis died I of course never had the opportunity to watch a movie with the man. However, over the years I feel, as many others probably feel as well, like Lewis accompanies me as I watch movies, read books, attend church services, and make other daily pursuits. Lewis’ works shape my thinking on many theological, educational, and cultural matters like few other authors’ works do.

Mediations of Body in Popular Spaces/Culture

updated: 
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 12:54am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Fraught with moral, religious, racial, sexual, and transgressive configurations, the body is a potent site for reflective practices within popular culture. The self-reflexive matrix of popular culture’s representations of human body functions as a site for materializing possibilities of varying forms of living. As a cultural sign, body features in both normative and non-normative debates on identity, selfhood, social relations, power, institutional surveillance and regulation. The practice of its representations, on the other hand, traditionally enables a culture of shared meaning-making which shapes how an individual perceives, thinks, feels, and acts amidst the production and circulation of discourses.

Twentieth Anniversary Slayage Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 1:41pm
Association for the Study of Buffy+ (ASB+)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Slayage: The International Journal of Buffy+ and the Association for the Study of Buffy+ invite proposals for the twentieth anniversary  Slayage Conference—the tenth biennial (SC10). Devoted to creative works and workers of the ‘fuzzy set’ surrounding Buffy the Vampire Slayer, SC10 will be held on the campus of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, on 18-21 July 2024. This twentieth anniversary conference will be organized by Local Arrangements Chair Lewis Call.

SAMLA Conference: Closeted & Uncloseted: Narrating Queer Spaces and Identities

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:52pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Closeted & Uncloseted: Narrating Queer Spaces and Identities

This year's South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference will be held November 15-17 in Jacksonville, Florida. Please share the following Queer Studies CFP with colleagues, grad students, and others who may be interested in participating:

Marilyn Monroe as 20th Century Reader and Writer - 2025 MLA Special Session (New Orleans, LA - Jan. 9-12)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:48pm
Onur Ayaz & Alessandra Occhiolini
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

This is a Special Session proposal for MLA 2025. We invite papers that broadly explore any aspect of Marilyn Monroe including:

+ Reading Marilyn Monroe reading literature, poetry, etc.

+ Monroe and adaptation in literature, film, and cinema

+ Speculative readings of Monroe in popular culture

+ Her posthumous publications

+ Monroe's reception as writer in mainstream vs. academic circles

See below for the full title, the call, and contact information.

Off The Camera, On The Page: Marilyn Monroe as 20th Century Reader and Writer

Cultural Networks in the U.S.: Past and Present Challenges (Student Conference)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:48pm
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 16, 2024

The American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest

invites proposals for its annual student conference on the topic

 

Cultural Networks in the U.S.: Past and Present Challenges 

to be held at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission 

(2, Ing. Nicolae Costinescu St, Bucharest)

on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

 

NEPCA 2024 - Storytelling and Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Kristi Gatto / NEPCA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The 2024 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom, and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College, Dudley, Massachusetts

PAMLA 2024 Panel: Gothic

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2024 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

With the advent of 2021, there has been a perceptible shift in gothic focus. Viewers have been treated to network hauntings – CBS’ Ghosts (USA) and GhostsUK, cinematic –The Voyage of the Demeter, and streaming – The Fall of the House of Usher. This year marks the 215th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth and the 175th anniversary of his death in Baltimore. In February, Dr. Martens released its gothic line of footwear.

Graduate Student Conference, “Porosity”

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:46pm
Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Graduate Student Conference, “Porosity”

Oct. 25-26th, 2024

Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

Keynote Addresses

Dr. Jinying Li, Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University

Dr. Reginald Jackson, Associate Professor of Premodern Japanese Literature and Performance at the University of Michigan

 

Call for Papers: Porosity

Science and Technology Area

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:45pm
North Atlantic Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

This area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association encourages paper submissions that explore the relation of science and technology to popular culture and American culture, with science and technology broadly defined. We are particularly interested in putting science, technology, culture, and the humanities in conversation with one another. How are science and technology represented in popular culture? How do we use popular culture to understand science and technology? And how do we use science and technology to understand narratives, art, and culture?

CFP Preternatural in Popular Culture (6/15/2024; NEPCA Online and Dudley, MA 10/3-5/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:44pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Call for Papers: Preternatural in Popular Culture

Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association 

2024 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association 

Nichols College (Dudley, MA) and Zoom, 3-5 October 2024

 

Proposals due by 15 June 2024

 

The Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) invites submissions under the general theme of the Preternatural in Popular Culture.

 

Workshop: Women and Crime Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:44pm
Alan Mattli & Olivia Tjon-A-Meeuw, University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Women and Crime Fiction

Workshop at the University of Zurich, 7-8 June 2024

Organised by Dr. Alan Mattli and Dr. Olivia Tjon-A-Meeuw

Disability in World Cinema: Translating Subjectivity

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 2:32pm
PAMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

This panel aims to address the question of the representation of disability in world cinema (fiction and documentary), while moving away from a purely historical approach that would primarily focus on the evolution of representation of disability to consider how Disability Studies have enabled us to reconsider the cinematic representations of disability. This panel hinges on the assumption that Disability Studies have given rise to a series of critical and theoretical tools, as well as to a renewed perception of disability that no longer sees it as a hindrance, but rather as a driving force for creation.

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