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CFPs: Sex and scandal, 1980s and sequels, Victorian popular fiction, Tolkien

Some more conference CFPs, with deadlines in February 1. Dark Economies: Sex, Scandal, and Sensation Falmouth University, UK (in partnership with City University, Hong Kong), 2-4 July 2024Deadline: 14 February 2024 Sex, Scandal, and Sensation is an interdisciplinary and global exploration … Continue reading

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CFPs: Popular genre fiction, historical fiction, Tolkien & YA fantasy, LGBTQIA+ Graphics

Some CFPs for conferences: 1. Concepts in Popular Genre Fiction, Deakin University (on line), 6-8 December 2021. Deadline: 31 August 2021 Popular genre fiction is an expansive field, covering a myriad of different kinds of texts and narratives. However, critical … Continue reading

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CFPs and Events: Shirley Jackson, zombie theory, Victorian popular fiction, Angela Carter

Academic and cultural life is still persisting, thankfully. The Gothic creative spirit is resisting Gothic times! So, some announcements here on events, conferences, and edited collections. 1. CFP for an edited collection, Dark Tales: Re-evaluating the Short Fiction of Shirley … Continue reading

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CFPs: Popular Novels, Dracula

Two CFPs for conferences have come to our attention: 1. Panel papers invited for ‘Novels, Then and Now‘ at the MAPACA conference, Georgia, USA; deadline 30 June 2018: The Popular Novels area includes all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and … Continue reading

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CFP: Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction in the 21st Century, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, 10 November 2017

Call for papers for a conference on popular fiction–sadly, too far for us in the UK, but looks great. Deadline is 21 April 2017. Popular fiction is one of the most dynamic cultural and commercial divisions of twenty-first century publishing. … Continue reading

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Werewolves, pulp fiction, and folklore

OGOM’s very own Kaja Franck has contributed a fascinating item, ‘Old Tails in New Bottles: Folklore’s Influence on Pulp Fiction Werewolves‘ to the marvellous Folklore Thursday website, talking about the interactions between and generic transformations among popular fiction and folkloric … Continue reading

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Popular Fiction Research Hub

There’s a great Facebook group for all those interested in popular fiction–the Popular Fiction Research Hub. The organisers, Lisa Fletcher, Beth Driscoll, and Kim Wilkins, describe it as : A meeting place for people interested in research about the writing, … Continue reading

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CFP: Theorising the Popular

The ‘Theorising the Popular’ conference will be taking place at Liverpool Hope University, 28th-29th June 2016. They are asking for abstracts of 300 words on any aspect of studying popular culture within academia which should be received by 31st March … Continue reading

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CFP: World Vampire Congress 2016

The following CFP has been released for the World Vampire Congress 2016 which forms part of the Bram Stoker International Film Festival (BSIFF) which will be taking place 27th-30th October 2016, Whitby, Yorkshire. More information can be found below: “World … Continue reading

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CFP: Victorian Authenticity & Artifice, 13-15 July 2015, Senate House, London

A conference by the Victorian Popular Literature Association. There is certainly room for work on fiction of the undead and other allied and suitably Gothic themes in popular literature. The organisers invite a broad, imaginative and interdisciplinary interpretation of the … Continue reading

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