Deadline for proposals - “Pulp Fiction” conference, Bar-Ilan university, 26 January 2023

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Call for Papers
May 31, 2023 to June 1, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Popular Culture Studies

The conference will be held at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, 31 May‒1 June, 202331 May‒1 June, 2023. It treats the relationship between society and culture with a focus on popular/commercial literature—romantic novels, romantic detective fiction, young adult literature, children’s literature, science fiction, fantasy, spy novels, light erotica, historical novels, noir fiction, comics, digital poetry, fan fiction, chick lit, etc. For academic faculty and graduate/post-graduate students interested in literature, books, and popular literature in higher-learning institutions, libraries, educational systems, etc. We invite proposals for lectures or panel sessions.


  • Presentation of research trends
  • Platform for research collaboration
  • Examination and analysis of the relationship between culture and literature



  • Literature and politics
  • Social conflict(s)
  • LGBTQ+ representation
  • Geopolitical conflict(s)
  • Inclusion and exclusion of the Other
  • Popular literature in schools
  • Distinctive features of Israeli literature
  • Culture or entertainment


Send your title, 300-word abstract, brief CV (under 200 words), and correspondence details (name, research field, academic institution, emails, phone no.) in a single Word document to Yaakov Mascetti ( or Anat Koplowitz-Breier (

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Panel session proposals should include the names of all the participants and their CVs.

Last date for proposal submissions: 26 January

Response date: 15 March

Conference dates: 31 May‒1 June, 2023