More CFPs: From Hitchcock, Gaiman to Stephen King

Posted by Dale Townshend on November 13, 2009 in News tagged with

CFP-Edited Collection on Hitchcock’s VERTIGO and the Specificities of Place:

Seeking essays (25-30 pages in length) for a proposed book entitled, PORTALS OF THE PAST: VERTIGO AND THE SPECIFICITIES OF PLACE. In short, this collection of essays will be concerned with explorations of the ways in which specific places in the San Francisco Bay Area (Fort Point, the Presidio, the Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Mission Dolores) and Monterey County (e.g., Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Point Lobos State Park, the Mission San Juan Bautista, etc.) inform readings/experiences/memories of Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece, VERTIGO.

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CFP: Alfred Hitchcock- 31 ACA Conference, Texas

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations – 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010

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CFP: Collection of Neil Gaiman

Contributions to an anthology that will address the philosophical works of Neil Gaiman: At the University of South Carolina


The editors seek proposals that creatively engage with the philosophical concepts explored in Gaiman’s diverse body of work. Essays addressing any aspect of Gaiman’s oeuvre (including comics, novels, television, and film) will be considered, and all should be designed to appeal to an intelligent lay reader interested in Gaiman, philosophy, and popular culture.

Deadline: 1 July 2009

CFP: Roman Catholicism in Fantastic Film

At Boston University in a booklet produced for the interweaving of fantasy and Catholicism

This collection will explore the practices and symbolism of Roman Catholicism as depicted in films of the fantastic, including fantasy, horror, science fiction and the supernatural, or as a fantastic element in overtly realist films.

Proposals not longer than one page (double-spaced), and in Word format, should be submitted electronically to the attention of Regina Hansen at by September 15, 2009, but a brief note by email of intent to submit would be helpful at any time. Proposals should include title, author (s), institutional association (if any), mailing address, email address, and the text of proposal. Acceptances will be sent out Oct 15, 2009th

CFP Stephen King (PCA/ACA, St. Louis, 3/31-4/3) Deadline: 12/15

The Stephen King Area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held Wednesday, March 31st to Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 in St. Louis.


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