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CFPs: Doctor Who & Guillermo del Toro

Symposium Announcement and First Call for Papers: The Politics and Law of Doctor Who

Doctor Who is the BBC’s longest-running drama television series and the world’s longest-running science fiction series. The massive public attention devoted to the show’s 50th anniversary and to its choice of new lead actor confirms that the programme merits serious academic attention.

Proposals for 20 minute papers are invited for a symposium on 5th September 2014, to be held in the University of Westminster’s historic Regent Street building just metres away from BBC headquarters. Abstracts should be 250 words in length, and should be accompanied by a 100-word biography of the author. Abstracts should be sent to nicold@wmin.ac.uk – deadline for receipt of abstracts 17 January 2014.

For more information and a list of prospective topics, CLICK HERE.

 

Call for Submissions – The Guillermo Guide: Inside del Toro’s World of Gods and Monsters

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most interesting people currently involved in genre in its various expressions. He is an artist who embodies his art that comes as a result of his creative passions and deep reflection. One of the elements that make him so interesting is critical reflection on various elements that contribute to his approach at bringing genre to life. This includes his interests in monsters, myth, archetype, metaphor, Carl Jung, the paranormal, and even religion in the form of reactions against his Catholic upbringing. This volume will explore these and other facets that inform and shape del Toro’s approach to genre. The editor is seeking the submission of abstracts for chapters for this proposed volume.

Abstracts of up to 350 words should be sent to my attention as the volume’s atjohnwmorehead@msn.com. Submissions will be accepted through November 30.
For more information and possible topics, CLICK HERE.

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