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SCMS 2020 — Tentpole TV

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:46pm
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The dramatic increase of U.S. original scripted TV productions over the last decade has come to be known as “Peak TV.” As Hollywood mega-corporations intensify their investment in streaming platforms to compete with Netflix, new TV offerings will be more ubiquitous — yet more isolated behind exclusive paywalls — than ever. Enter the industry’s latest buzz-phrase: tentpole TV. 

Seeking Additional Chapters Child/Youth Agency and Fantasy Volume

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:19pm
Ingrid E. Castro/Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Jessica Clark/University of Suffolk
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

We are pursuing two more chapters to round out our edited volume on the intersection of children’s/youth agency in fantasy. Chapters must be fully constituted and directly reference theories and research from the social studies of children/youth and/or children’s geographies, particularly that which attends to agency (of course, in addition to whatever other published work in your discipline that contributes to your central arguments). Chapters should use fantasy popular cultural forms as sources of analyses – these may include television, cartoons, films, novels, toys, comic books/graphic novels, advertising, storytelling/folklore, fashion, art, video games, etc.

78-88: Prince, The First Decade: An Interdisciplinary Conference.

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:06am
Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept. of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University. Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK. Kristen Zschomler, Minneapolis-based historian and writer, Soun
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

78-88: Prince, The First Decade: An Interdisciplinary Conference.

A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, United Kingdom and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

June 3 & 4, 2020, The Robert E. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, University of Minnesota, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Organising Committee:

Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept. of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.

Fantasy, Horror, and the Supernatural

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:40am
Kate Watt / PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 19, 2019

From golems to Gollum, ghosts to Ironman, hobbits to succubi, zombies to dopplegangers, the possessed to those who wield the dark arts, the not-human, the almost-human, the was-human, the wants-to-be-human, the beyond-human, and those who use unknown powers to prey on humans have populated human culture and narrative from the beginning. Analysis from any critical perspective, exploring texts drawn from literature, film/TV, graphic novels, manga, comics, visual arts, and elsewhere, is welcome.

Us, Get Out, The Walking Dead, Cthulhu, It, and a wide variety of other texts would be appropriate topics. 

Please submit through the PAMLA.org website directly. 

PAMLA is in San Diego, November 14-17, 2019. 


2019 Literature and Social Justice Conference: Performance and Social Justice - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:40am
Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

 Submission Guidelines:

Graduate students should send abstracts of no more than 300 words to the LSJ Conference Committee at LSJLehigh@gmail.com by August 1, 2019. Please submit abstracts as .pdf or .docx attachments and not in the body of the email. In your abstract, include your name, email, institutional affiliation (if any), and working title. Please email us with questions regarding submissions. Graduate students at all levels and independent scholars are welcome to submit. For more information go to https://wordpress.lehigh.edu/lsj/

Call for Papers:

CFP: Essays on SyFy Channel Original Films

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:27am
Justin Wigard and Mitch Ploskonka, Michigan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Chapters -- Interdisciplinary Interrogations of the SyFy Original Films

Edited by Justin Wigard and Mitch Ploskonka

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