Call For Papers: Transnational Monstrosity in Popular Culture

Saturday 3rd June 2017, York St John University This one-day conference will explore the figure of the monster in transnational popular culture, across cinema, television, games, comics and literature, as well as through fandoms attached to global monster cultures. It is our intention to bring together researchers to consider how transnational monstrosity is constructed, represented... Continue Reading →

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CFP: Literary London 13–14 July 2017

‘Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare’ Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London Joseph Gandy, ‘Bank of England as a Ruin’, 1830, Oil on Canvas, Soane Museum, London  Call for Papers (deadline: 1 February 2017)Proposals are invited for papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in,... Continue Reading →

CFP: All about Cinderella: retellings in the cultural imagination

University of Bedfordshire, 9-10 June 2017 Three-hundred and nineteen years since the publication of Charles Perrault’s famous Histories du Temps Passé, the myth of Cinderella remains integral to many current facets of our cultures. Inspired by the University of Bedfordshire’s collection of scripts, books, theatrical memorabilia, designs, ephemera on Cinderella and organised by the Research... Continue Reading →

Monstrously Good Fun with Sheffield Gothic

I've neglected the blog somewhat while I've been in post-submission/pre-Viva limbo. This is mostly because I was lucky enough to be able to switch to full time hours just as I submitted. While I'm still waiting on the Viva, I have kept my hand in academically witch conferences, seminars and academic discussions on social media and... Continue Reading →

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CFP: Death and Culture Conference

Thursday 1 September 2016, 12.30pm to Wednesday 3 Speaker: Jacque Lynn Foltyn, Sarah Tarlow, Michele Aaron Location: TFTV, University of York Campus Email: deathandculture2016@york.ac.uk Call for Papers Keynotes Registration Death and Culture How can we, as academics, understand cultural responses to mortality? Is every response to death – over time and over place - uniquely... Continue Reading →

CFP: In-Between: Liminal Spaces in Canadian Literature and Culture

Conference to be held on June 2 to 4, 2015 at University of Graz, Austria. Abstract due: January 10, 2015 http://amerikanistik.uni-graz.at/de/conference-in-between-liminal-spaces... Proposals of no more than 300 words, together with the name, institutional affiliation and a bio blurb (max. 150 words) should be sent toin_between2016@uni-graz.at. The closing date for submissions is Sunday, January 10, 2016.... Continue Reading →

Radical Fairy Tales and Little Monsters

I hope you've all been enjoying the succession of CFPs that have severed as substitutes for my updates of late. I'm currently in academic limbo between submission and viva. I've also increased my hours at work, and so have been rather lax on updating here. Submitting was equal parts stressful and underwhelming. Because I now... Continue Reading →

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Nine Worlds: Religion Track Talk and Schedule

I'll be speaking at Nine Worlds Geekfest this weekend on the Religion track. I'm a late addition to replace on of the talks, so I'm not showing on the schedule. I'm now on the track schedule, and will be speaking in the 5pm panel on Saturday in room 32. I'm replacing 'Religious Origins of Modern... Continue Reading →

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