H-PCAACA Call for Pop Culture Reviewers

Type: 
Call for Volunteers
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
Popular Culture Studies, Film and Film History, Cultural History / Studies

The editors of H-PCAACA are seeking a few volunteers to write 1-2 reviews of films, video games, or TV shows per month. Anyone interested in popular culture and who would like to review popular entertainment from a scholarly perspective is welcome to volunteer. These reviews will be peer-edited before posting. They will not focus on books and will not fall under H-Net Reviews. If you are interested, please email the H-PCAACA editors with a brief description of some films, TV shows, or games you are interested in reviewing. 

NeMLA 2017 - Legacies of French Film Criticism: Crossing Cultures and Perspectives

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 30, 2016
Location: 
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Film and Film History, French History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

 

Call for book reviews - Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 8, 2016 to June 25, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Film and Film History

The "Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television" examines the history of audio-visual media and its impact on the political, social and cultural developments. The HJFRT also reviews books on related topics. We take pride in reviewing not only books published in English, but also to cover books published in foreign languages. The HJFRT is looking for book reviewers to contribute to future issues and has brand new copies of the following titles:

Monsters: Theory, Translation, Transbiology

Type: 
Call for Publications
Date: 
August 15, 2016
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Humanities, Popular Culture Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

From the enduring popularity of narratives such as Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) to current television series such as American Horror Story (2011-), world cultures appear to be obsessed with bodies and psyches deemed “monstrous.” Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, editor of the collection of essays Monster Theory: Reading Culture, proposes that monster’s body is a cultural body, a body that cannot be categorically confined, but exists to problematize and to escape any categories we may create.  In their 2012 text Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology, editors Caroline Joan (Kay)

Reminder: LFA 'Alternate Worlds' | Literature/Film Conference, October 13-16, 2016 - CFP due June 20

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 20, 2016
Location: 
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Popular Culture Studies, Literature, American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies

Film and media adaptations have frequently projected an alternate cinematic world on screen that re-imagines the past and future.

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (Vol. 1, No. 3)

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
July 1, 2016
Location: 
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Literature, Social Sciences, Popular Culture Studies

Deadline: 1 July 2016

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for inclusion in Volume 1, Issue 3 until 1 July 2016 (anticipated publication date is late September 2016). Late submissions will be considered for inclusion in Volume 2, Issue 1.

Renaissance Modernities

Type: 
Call for Publications
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Film and Film History, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Popular Culture Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

We are currently soliciting essays for I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance for a forthcoming cluster called "Renaissance Modernities." We welcome submissions in Italian or English of 6,000-10,000 words (including notes) that address the reappearance, reconfiguration, appropriation or translation of Renaissance Italian art, literature, philosophy, music, religious practice, and intellectual life in the modern or post-modern era.  Essays focusing on historiography and modern or contemporary (re)interpretations of the Renaissance are also eligible.

CFP Abstracts: TV Network Execs, Producers, and Performers: Clashes over Television

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
July 15, 2016
Location: 
Wisconsin, United States
Subject Fields: 
Popular Culture Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Film and Film History, Cultural History / Studies, Communication

From imperious TV network executives to “golden gut” programmers, star performers, influential independent producers, broadcast and cable TV mavericks, and auteurist showrunners—all of these individuals have struggled to leave their mark on mainstream and alternative television.

"The Death of Zod": Ethics in 21st-Century Comics

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
March 23, 2017 to March 26, 2017
Location: 
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Humanities, Popular Culture Studies

Avid comic book fans sat appalled in theatres as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel reached the climax of the film in which Superman kills his enemy Zod. Snyder’s film raises the question of whether this killing and the death of Zod could actually fit with Superman’s traditional moral compass.

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