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Fandom and Religion Conference at University of Leicester

Fandom and Religion: An international, inter-disciplinary conference University of Leicester (UK) · 28th – 30th July 2015 A conference exploring interactions between religion and popular culture. How does fandom work? Has fandom replaced or become a form of religion? This event will provide opportunity for participants to explore these and other questions about popular culture […]

Brown University Graduate Student Conference on the Monstrous and the Religious Imagination

Brown University is presenting an upcoming conference titled “Beasts Monsters, and the Fantastic in the Religious Imagination.” The schedule from the website: Friday, February 28, 2014 Keynote Address 6:30-7:30pm  Dinner Reception 7:30pm  Saturday, March 1, 2014 Breakfast 8am-9am I. Morning Session: Doing Things with Demons 9am-10:45am  “When a Bad Being Does Good Things: The Demon […]

Seriously Staked Vampire Symposium

Seriously Staked Vampire Symposium Look beyond the Twilight and True Blood frenzy and there is, and always has been, a serious study of vampires. Seriously Staked brings together a wide variety of subject experts and academics to talk about a range of questions concerning vampires. These include: Can science explain vampires? Do real vampire hunting […]

Call for Papers – Sights and Frights: Victorian Visual Culture, Horror and the Supernatural

“Sights and Frights: Victorian Visual Culture, Horror and the Supernatural” University of Sussex June 19 2014 Deadline: December 16, 2013 “Sights and Frights” is a one day interdisciplinary conference, aimed at both academics and post-graduate students, whose aim is to explore and interrogate cultural cross-currents between nineteenth-century visual culture, science and social practice, particularly where […]

PCA/ACA Call for Participants: A Roundtable on Contemporary American Horror Cinema

Call for Participants: “‘Oh Yes, There Will Be Blood’: A Roundtable on Contemporary American Horror Cinema” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference Chicago, IL USA April 16-19, 2014 This roundtable discussion is centered upon recent scholarship, research and criticism concerning contemporary American horror cinema. Participants will read the volumes American Horror Film: The […]

2nd Symposium at Emory on Zombies and ‘Zombethics’

I was privileged to be a part of the first Symposium by the Emory Center for Ethics on Zombies and ‘Zombethics,’ where I made a brief presentation via Skype as part of a panel.  I am pleased to see the second symposium for 2014.

CFP – Larger Than Life: Superheroes at the Box Office

CALL FOR PAPERS Larger Than Life: Superheroes at the Box Office An area of multiple panels for the 2013 Film & History Conference on Making Movie$: The Figure of Money On and Off the Screen November 20-24, 2013 Madison Concourse Hotel (Madison, WI) www.filmandhistory.org/The2013FilmHistoryConference.php DEADLINE for abstracts: July 1, 2013 AREA: “Larger Than Life: Superheroes […]

Wellesley College on Global Science Fiction

International group of scholars examines science fiction through national and cultural traditions Key note address with reading and musical performance, Friday, March 8, 4 p.m.; Screening of Cloud Atlas, Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. Symposium Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Wellesley, Mass., March 1, 2013 – […]

Call for Papers: Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF) Conference

Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF) Conference Monday 17th June 2013 at the University of Liverpool Keynote Lectures from: Pat Cadigan (Double Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Author) and Dr. Peter Wright (Edge Hill University) Now in its third year, CRSF is a one day postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions, including […]

Emory Symposium on Zombies and ‘Zombethics’

I will be sitting on a panel and contributing to the topic via religion and zombies. For further background see my previous post.

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