Calling all geeky academics and nerdy writers, we are following up on September’s Call for Papers with a new October edition! This time around, the biggest draw is pop culture and its effects on the world and the literary landscape. Read about these different calls, and hopefully one of them will catch your eye!

Good Omens – Conference Presentation

Good Omens - Call for papers

A conference is dedicating a whole area to Good Omens, presenting how important this fandom, TV show, and book are to the pop culture narrative. The conference is looking for any presentation/paper that speaks about the narrative and its effects. As fans and as academics, we have the ability to share a more nuanced experience of the story. The call is requesting a variety of topics including fandom and post-narrative interactions.

The importance of Good Omens has been mentioned in a former call for papers, but this edition is different because it is in a conference setting. Conferences help the academic connect with peers and express a unique point of view. Plus, the setting encourages us to explore ideas and find flaws or questions not thought of before. I hope you all apply!

What are they looking for: Not Specified
Deadline: October 31, 2019
For more info, click here.

Isn’t It Ironic?: Receivership and Responsibility in Popular Culture

Call for papers 2

Irony is used heavily in popular culture as a narrative plot point. It can be an episode’s theme or an overarching element in a storyline. Since Candide’s use of it, irony in all its formats has permeated pop-culture and became part of the canon. So, this essay anthology is important to the development of the academic understanding of the use of irony in narratives.

Any study about pop culture is important to the development of the academic landscape. This study about irony is important as a thematic and focused understanding of the contemporary narratives. The final submission will be chapters of approximately 6,000-8,000 words in length on any aspect of irony and/in popular culture, literature, and media. So go write and hopefully publish your awesome take on irony in pop culture!

What are they looking for: 350-word abstract, a brief bio, and a published writing sample
Deadline: October 31, 2019
For more info, click here.

Graphic Novels as World Literature

Internationally, there are still many people and certain segments of society who don’t understand the value of graphic novels/comicbooks to the world literature scene. This is an argument comic fans are familiar with whenever they sit down with coworkers or family or even friends. Yet, comicbooks and graphic novels are being produced internationally with local and international content. It has impacted the world, especially with film versions of these stories. So here is a call for papers that are looking into that idea as it wants to develop the understanding of graphic novels as world lit.

This call has been the closest to my heart so far. I am extremely curious about how fans would look at world literature and how they will express their experience of graphic novels in an academic paper. I really hope many of you submit an abstract to this call because it is well worth our time and effort. So I can’t wait to see this call come to fruition and read all the awesome essays about graphic novels/comicbooks as world literature.

What are they looking for: 250 to 500 word proposal
Deadline: November 1, 2019
For more info, click here.

Can’t wait to read all your different papers!!!

Hafsa Alkhudairi
Hafsa Alkhudairi doing her MA Contemporary Literature and Culture at Birkbeck College, University of London, living in London, UK. She is graduating hopefully in october and has her heart set on going into publishing until she decides whether there is a PHD in her future. Current Project; Figuring out who is the big bad female villain in Marvel and DC.


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