“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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
I will be sitting on a panel and contributing to the topic via religion and zombies. For further background see my previous post.
Call for Papers: Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing and the mash-up in popular culture Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association http://conference2013.swtxpca.org The Area chair seeks papers/presentations on Mystery Science Theater and the culture of riffing and Mash-up. Due on November 16, 2012. In the fall of 1988 on a small public […]
I am amazed at the opportunities and invitations that have come my way since I extended my academic work into the area of religion and popular culture. This has included writing for publications like Religion Dispatches, where among other things I have written on the intersection between zombies in popular culture and theology. In that […]
I’ve started writing brief articles for Examiner.com. My in-depth analysis will continue here. My latest piece for the former is a review of the documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. This is an interesting film that does not so much explore Comic-Con, but rather the significance of the convention and fantastic fandom to the […]