James Bond Studies Conference, June 30th-July 1st 2023

deadline for submissions: 
May 1, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of James Bond Studies, University of Roehampton

Call for Papers: James Bond Studies Conference

30th June – 1st July 2023

University of Roehampton, London


In association with the Centre for Literature and Inclusion and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton, the International Journal of James Bond Studies will host a 2-day international conference on the University’s beautiful parkland campus in South West London.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, we invite submissions for panels and individual papers on any aspect of the James Bond phenomenon (Ian Fleming’s original novels and short stories; the James Bond continuation novels; the James Bond film franchise and related media, etc.), although we are especially interested in papers and/or panel presentations on the local-global relationship between Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and London (where many Bond films have been produced and filmed), cultural geography, and global cinema tourism.

Suggested topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • James Bond and Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and London
  • James Bond and tourism
  • James Bond and internationalism
  • James Bond, gender, and sexuality
  • James Bond, race, and neocolonialism
  • James Bond and environmental ethics
  • James Bond and political morality
  • James Bond and technocracy
  • James Bond and #MeToo
  • James Bond, “Brexit”, and right-wing nationalism
  • The future of James Bond

Prospective contributors are invited to submit a 300-word abstract along with a brief bio note to Dr. Ian Kinane (ian.kinane@roehampton.ac.uk). 

Submission Deadline: 1st May 2023. (Applicants can be assured that they will hear back in good time so as to facilitate travel planning etc.)

Following the conference, contributors will be invited to submit their papers to a special issue of the International Journal of James Bond Studies, pending peer review.

This event is open to academics, casual scholars, and fans alike; and you do not have to present in order to attend. Details of how to register will follow the publication of the conference programme. 

Expressions of interest and queries can also be addressed to the above email.