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Deadline Approaching - Horror Comes Home (edited collection; abstracts 1/15/18)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
Cynthia J. Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

 

CFP: Horror Comes Home (edited collection; film and television)

Deadline: Abstracts 1/15/18; Essays 8/1/18

 The horror genre in film and television is no stranger to images of home. As Carol Clover notes, most horror occurs within a “terrible place,” often a space that, in fact, represents home, transforming it from a refuge to a prison or a supernatural battleground.

 How do our understandings of home shift within the horror genre when “home” might mean a coffin, a sideshow, a hotel, a tent, or transitory refuge? What happens to notions of home when it is the site of physical or psychological violence or contamination? This volume seeks to engage with the spectrum of these representations of home within the horror genre.

Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Indiana University/Salo University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering

Call for Academic Papers

Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering, a two-day conference/festival in celebration of the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut to be held May 11-12, 2018 at Indiana University Bloomington. 

NWSA 2018: Feminist Visions of Futurism and Aging

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:49pm
National Women's Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Age and Ageism Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association is now forming panels for the 2018 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme for the conference is:

Just Imagine: Imagine Justice

Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making, and the Radical Politics of Futurism

Conference Sub-Themes include:          

Psychology of the Fairy Tale/Fairyland Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:05pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Papers/presentations examining the fairy tale/fairyland fiction through a psychoanalytic lens are invited. Please submit 250 word abstracts to padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com by February 23, 2108. 

Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction & Fantasy

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:04pm
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA & Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume that interrogates representations of children and youth’s agency in science fiction and fantasy.  Our collection will explore child and youth agency in the context of “beyond the known.”  Often, children’s agency is viewed as imaginary, given the heightened structures foisted upon them by adults/parents, peers/friends, and institutions/organizations in the real world.  Insomuch as science fiction and fantasy represent liminal spaces with unbounded potential, our book may unearth that child and youth agency is accepted as more real in the unreal, more possible in the impossible.  

Page 23 LitCon at Denver Comic Con 2018

updated: 
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!

 

Humour: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:02pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Humour
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Monday 23rd July to Tuesday 24th July 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

Humour seems to be a core feature of human life. The ability to provoke laughter, provide amusement or find people and the situations in which they find themselves funny is universally common across cultures and societies. Humour also appears to work in different ways and on different levels; age, education, gender, ethnicity, space and place all seem to play a part in the things people find funny. This conference will seek to map the way humour works at all levels and begin to ask why we laugh, how we laugh and what purpose humour serves.

Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:01pm
Daniel Olsen, Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Call for Chapters: Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage

Daniel H. Olsen, Brigham Young University

Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palmero

 

In recent years there has been a growth in the academic literature related to travel to sites related to tragedy and death. Labeled as dark tourism or thanatourism, this research has focused on typologizing dark tourism supply and demand, the ethical considerations regarding the commodification of death, as the ways in which death and tragedy are presented to a post-modern consumer society, and how dark tourism sites can be used for reconciliation and healing.

 

Sexual Citizenship: A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Sexual Citizenship: 1st Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Monday 23rd July to Tuesday 24th July 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

Exploring the relationship between sexuality and personhood, this project seeks to understand how sex and sexuality shape citizenship, belonging, identity, and expression. Embracing an ethos of cultural humility, we wish to explore how sexual citizenship manifests organically within and across communities and cultures.

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