JULY 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS — GEEK EDITION
Calling to all geeky academics and nerdy writers, we are following up June’s Call for Papers with a new July edition. This time around, most of the papers are themed rather than focused on a single franchise! Read about these different calls, and hopefully one of them will catch your eye!
Quickly Approaching Deadlines:
Materiality: Drawing (on) Technologies
The material of how we consume literature and in this case, comics is just as important as the content itself. We tend to comment on the style and artistry or the literary aspects of the comics. However, we forget that the process of drawing on paper vs. on technology is different.
Want to explore that further? Check out this call for comics
What are they looking for: submission title, cover letter, and high-resolution image(s) of a comic exploring materiality
Deadline: July 15, 2019
Pop Culture and Issues in our Contemporary World
Pop culture tends to be a way to normalize social issues slowly. Although the speed at which pop culture presents ideas does not meet current expectations, it does clarify many contemporary socio-economic or socio-political concepts. But how does pop culture do it?
Check out this call for papers if you want to share your point of view on how pop culture connects people to the contemporary world. I would love to hear your opinions.
What are they looking for:
- Articles/essays in the MLA or APA format at 5,000-7,000
- Musings and Reviews in the MLA or APA format at 1,200-1,800
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Familial Influences on Superheroes
Throughout the different formats and narratives, whether it is Comics, TV Shows, or Radio, Superheroes tend to have a tragic background related to their families. On one hand, whether it is the Orphan trope or the Women in Refrigerator trope, most or all superheroes have a tragic familial relationship. On the other hand, most superheroes created their own families and/or were influenced by their tragedy into becoming who they are.
I am craving to read more papers exploring how families and familial relationships are displayed and how they affect the superhero and their development. I would love to see explorations that intersect that with other elements like racism, feminism, …etc. Furthermore, the academic world needs more essays on this subject, especially, since we are tired of reading about Uncle Ben and Batman’s parents!
What are they looking for: Proposal of 500 words. If accepted, essays of 5,000-7,000 words will be due by November 1, 2019.
Deadline: August 2, 2019
So, I can’t wait to read all the new and exciting papers you all have to offer, whether you are academics or not. Your Point of View is important for the advancement of the study of pop culture…