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13th Annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 1:26pm
Comics and Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2020 Call for Papers / Proposals

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 13th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7, 2020.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

Re-visioning Frankenstein: Illustrative, Pictorial, and Digital Adaptations

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:43pm
NASSR (North American Society for the Study of Romanticism)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

This panel will address illustrative, pictorial, and digital treatments and adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The novel has a 195-year history of illustration and depiction in a wide range of visual arts, media, and technologies—from the 1823 cover of Richard Brinsley Peake’s play Presumption to the first issue of the comic series Mary Shelley, Monster Hunter (February 2019). The novel’s “hyperadaptability” in visual form, to adopt Dennis Perry’s term, extends to a wide range of modes.

CFP: Book Reviews for Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:11am
Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019

CFP: Book Reviews for Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic

 

Calling all Gothic Naturalists for recommendations for books to review!

 

What would you like to see reviewed in our next issue of Gothic Nature? What recent criticism or literary fiction are you aware of from the last year or so relating to any element at all of Gothic Nature? Or perhaps you have published something yourself on these themes? (Ecohorror, EcoGothic, Animal Studies, Anthropocene Gothic, etc.)

 

We're currently sourcing free review copies of various books from publishers and all recommendations are most welcome!

 

30th Annual Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 3:59pm
Louisiana State University - English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Call for Papers: 30th Annual Mardi Gras Graduate Student Conference

The Magic of Carnival: Manifesting and Interrogating Identity Through Narratives

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher E. Bell

February 19-21, 2020.

ABSTRACTS DUE DECEMBER 18, 2019

CFP Deadline Update: Machine Ethics and Morality

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:20pm
Steven Thompson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

 

Theere is one week left as the CFP for the Handbook of Research on Machine Ethics and Morality has been extended to December 2, 2019. Thank you to everyone who has submitted a proposal. I’m expecting a similarly robust exchange for this extended call. Again, I’m interested in approaches to the topic from the humanities, with exploration on rhetorics and philosophies of artificial intelligence, machine ethics, and moral machines.

 

Better Living Through TV?

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:48pm
Steven A. Benko
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Better Living Through TV?

 

We are seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on morality and ethics on/through television. The essays will address TV dramas and comedies aired during the Golden Age of TV, continuing through peak and prestige TV. An editor at Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, has expressed interest in this project.

 

Documenting the Holidays

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:48pm
Proceedings from the Document Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Holidays are central components of culture. They can be celebratory or commemorative. They can be festive, merry, and joyous in their celebrations, or (also simultaneously) sombre, solemn, and reflective in their commemorations. They help us mark the calendar, highlight important sociocultural milestones, measure the passage of time, follow the turning of the seasons, and, in so doing, organize life and society.

21st Century Screen Horror and the Historical Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 7:48pm
Amanda Howell/Griffith University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

CFP:

 

Historical Horrors and the Horrors of History: 21st Century Screen Horror and the Historical Imagination

 

Editors Amanda Howell and Stephanie Green (School of Humanities, Languages, and Social Science, Griffith University, Australia) seek contributors to an anthology whose collective analysis will be directed to the question:

 

What can 21st century film and television tell us about the historical imagination of horror?

 

Ghosts and Memory

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:01pm
Far West Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

I am seeking 20 minute paper proposals for a panel that considers the various literary uses and conceptions of ghosts as a mode of memory, projection, history, trauma, and reconciliation/redemption. Part of the foundational premise of the ghost story is a disturbance in the present that comes from the past; an unsettling interaction between mind and matter, memory and perception, the living and the dead. All paper proposals that consider these aspects of ghost stories (as literature/writing) are welcome.

The Far West Popular Culture Association will be held on February 22-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino.

Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to:

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