CfP: James Bond

Paper proposals are accepted for a themed issue of The Journal of Popular Film and Television on James Bond: Spectre and the Daniel Craig Era, which will be edited by Dr. Lisa Funnell/University of Oklahoma and Dr. Klaus Dodds/Royal Holloway, University of London.

CfP: Monstrous Geographies

Inter-Disciplinary.Net invites proposals for a conference on Monstrous Geographies in Prague, Czech Republic, from Wednesday 11th May – Friday 13th May 2016.

CfP: 50 Shades of Popular Culture

Proposals are invited for an international conference titled 50 Shades of Popular Culture, which will take place from February 18 to 21, 2016 in Kraków (Poland)

CfP: Journal of Dracula Studies

The Journal of Dracula Studies invites manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following:
  • Bram Stoker
  • the novel Dracula
  • the historical Dracula
  • the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture
  • and related topics. 
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author. Submissions must be received no later than May 1, 2016, in order to be considered for the 2016 issue.
Send electronic submissions to journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu

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CfA: 6th Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies

Applications are now accepted for the 6th installment of the Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies, organized by the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) and the German Department of Princeton University, titled Start Making Sense? The Question of Interpretation under the Condition of Technology's Ongoing Provocation. The summer school will take place in Princeton, NJ from June 19–26, 2016.

CfP: Filth

Filths savor nothing but themselves. 
 —William Shakespeare, King Lear (1603)

With this call for content the multimedia journal KEEP IT DIRTY is announcing its new volume, "Filth." The volume, a critical project related to "filth," will be published online at http://keepitdirty.org/ starting December 2015. Submissions of text, audio, still images, video and other formats are welcome, provided they are complete at the time of submission and are somehow related to the concept—or more accurately, the nonconcept—of “filth.

CfP: All Things Victorian

The University of Portsmouth, UK invites paper proposals for a postgraduate symposium titled All Things Victorian: Exploring Materiality and the Material Object, to take place on March 19, 2016.

The rapid industrialisation of the nineteenth century with its unprecedented increase in the mass-production, proliferation and consumption of machine-made material objects and things, forced a reconsideration of the relationship between the self and the physical world in Victorian culture. Since then, neo-Victorian re-imaginings of the past have recurrently appropriated Victorian materialities as both a means of re-fashioning the past for contemporary consumption and of engaging with the past through haptic communication. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the material object, its invested meaning and the ways in which this has been presented and re-presented in Victorian culture and contemporary neo-Victorian re-imaginings.
We invite delegates to submit abstracts exploring materiality and the material object in Victorian and/or neo-Victorian literature, cultural studies, the visual arts, film, television adaptation, fashion and consumer culture.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The representation of Victorian things, objects and artefacts in: Victorian and/or neo-Victorian literature; film, television and drama adaptations; fashion and textiles; Victorian and/or contemporary consumer culture. 
  • The material object: Victorian clothing, jewellery, furniture, architecture, photographs, mementos, keepsakes, memorials, archives etc.
  • Human interactions and engagements with materiality and the material object.
  • Theories of material culture: thing theory, object theory, cultural memory theory, trace theory. 

Keynote Speaker:
Dr Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University)

Please submit proposals of 250-300 words for papers of no more than 20 minutes along with a 50-70 word bio-note to cslpgconf@port.ac.uk. The deadline for accepting papers is 31 December 2015 and acceptance will be notified by 15 January 2016.

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