CfP: UpSideDown—Circus and Space

Proposals are now accepted for UpSideDown—Circus and Space, a conference which will take place in Münster, Germany from June 28–30, 2017.


CfP: GfF-Jahrestagung 2017 "Wirklichkeiten und Weltenbauen"

Die nächste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung findet vom 20.-23.09.2017 an der Universität Wien statt. Proposals zum Tagungsthema "Wirklichkeiten und Weltenbauen" können bis 31. Januar 2017 eingereicht werden.

--- Deadline verlängert bis 28. Februar 2017 ---


Publication: Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity

The collection of essays Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity. A Global Nineteenth-Century Perspective, edited by Alberto Gabriele will be out soon.
Among many fascinating articles, it contains my text on the "Sawing a Woman in Half".

From the publisher's website:
This book maps out the temporal and geographic coordinates of the trope of sensationalism in the long nineteenth century through a comparative approach. Not only juxtaposing different geographical areas (Europe, Asia and Oceania), this volume also disperses its history over a longue durée, allowing readers to perceive the hidden and often unacknowledged continuities throughout a period that is often reduced to the confines of the national disciplines of literature, art, and cultural studies. Providing a wide range of methodological approaches from the fields of literary studies, art history, sociology of literature, and visual culture, this collection offers indispensable examples of the relation between literature and several other media. Topics include the rhetorical tropes of popular culture, the material culture of clothing, the lived experience of performance as a sub-text of literature and painting, and the redefinition of spatiality and temporality in theory, art, and literature.

A free preview, table of contents and other information is available on the Palgrave website.


CfP: Gothic Traditions and Departures

Paper proposals are accepted for the 13th biennial conference of the International Gothic Association (IGA), which will take place from 18-21 July 2017 at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) in Cholula, Mexico.


CfP: Horror Television Series

Co-editors Kimberly Jackson and Linda Belau seek proposals for a collection of scholarly essays on horror television series.

CfP: Reimagining the Future - Utopian Perspectives

Submissions are now accepted for an upcoming issue of the postgraduate journal antae titled Reimagining the Future - Utopian Perspectives. 

CfP: Tolkien and Jackson Fan Studies

Proposals are sought for fan studies scholarship on any aspect of fan production, creation, or activities relating to J. R. R. Tolkien's Legendarium and/or Peter Jackson's live-action film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

The editors hope to co-sponsor at least one dedicated paper session at the national Popular Culture Conference (San Diego, April, 2017), and then to develop those papers to submit to a special theme issue of Journal of Tolkien Research the same year. 
NOTE: There is no requirement that scholars must present at the Popular Culture conference in order to submit proposals to the journal, nor does participation at PCA mandate submitting to the journal issue. However, this option, we believe, will allow for multi-disciplinary dialogue among and between scholars in the preparatory stages of thinking about the special issue. JTR is an open-access, electronic, peer-reviewed journal: http://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/

Popular Culture Submissions: July 1-October 1, 2016
Popular Culture Conference: April 12-15th, 2017
Deadline for submission to editors: June 1, 2017 (Proposal or First Drafts)
Deadline for submission to JTR: September 30, 2017 (Final Drafts)

Co-editors: Katherine Larsen klarsen@gwu.edu Robin Anne Reid robin.reid@tamuc.edu

via UPenn