Ethical Games Conference – Deadline Sept 25-2023

Call For Papers: Ethical Games Conference  (please share broadly!!)
## A Conference and Special Issue on the ethics of digital game design, development, and operation ##
Ethical Games is a two-day, single-track online conference and special issue with ACM Games aiming to bring together game academics and industry professionals to advance the debate on ethical design, development, and live operation of digital games. We invite presentations and full paper submissions. The conference will blend presentations with roundtable discussions and online socialising opportunities.
## Key facts ##
– Submission deadline: September 25, 2023, 23:59 AOE
– Conference: 11-12 January 2024, online
– Publication: Full papers in a special issue with ACM Games 
– Organizers: Dr Celia Hodent (Game UX Summit Chair), Prof Sebastian Deterding (Imperial College London) & Prof Fran Blumberg (Fordham University)
– Cost: Free to attend for accepted authors
– Website:

Notice actual web URL is (not https).
## How to Submit ##
Ethical Games welcomes two kinds of submissions: Presentations and Papers.
### Presentation ###
Submit a proposal for a talk (15 min + 5 min Q&A) or flash talk (5 min + group Q&A) at the conference. The organizing team will invite select presenters to write and publish a Viewpoint or Horizon article for ACM Games based on their presentation. Authors should submit a title, short abstract (50 words) and extended abstract (500-800 words excluding references) describing their presentation topic and a short (50 word) biography and additional information for featuring the talk on the conference website. Submissions may but need not include links to draft presentation slides.
Submit your presentation via EasyChair at
### Paper ###
Submit an original research paper that will be academically peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference (15 min + 5 min Q&A) and published as part of a Special Issue on Ethical Games with the journal ACM Games: Research and Practice. See the ACM Games Article Types for guidance on format and word count. Eligible article types are Case Study, Research Article, Dataset, Review, and Tutorial:
IMPORTANT: When submitting, please note ‘For Special Issue: Ethical Games’ at the top of your Cover Letter and select the track ‘Social, Ethical, and Political Issues’.
Submit your paper to ACM Games via ManuscriptCentral: 
## Important dates ##
– Submission Deadline: 25 September, 2023 (23:59 AOE)
– Presentation acceptance notification: 8 October, 2023
– Paper acceptance notification: 13 November, 2023 
– Conference: 11-12 January, 2024
– Invited articles deadline: 17 February, 2024 (23:59 AOE)
– Revised manuscripts deadline: 1 March, 2024 (23:59 AOE)
– Special Issue acceptance: 1 April, 2024
– Special Issue published: June, 2024

Originally published by Celia Hodent

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GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, and POPULAR CULTURE | Deadline: November 14, 2023

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Extended proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2023

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 45th annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit

The GNCPC area chair seeks presentation proposals on formal, cultural, historical, and theoretical dimensions of sequential art in all its forms (comics, graphic novels, anime, etc.). Presentations may focus on a single work, put works into productive conversation with one another, or investigate relationships between works of sequential art and their transmedia adaptations; in the latter case, however, significant emphasis should be placed on sequential art – those proposals focusing too much on film, television, gaming, or other formats will not be read favorably. Authors may also submit field-provoking critical literature reviews intended to reframe scholarly discussion around major disciplinary themes or questions, works of sequential art history or historiography, ethnographic work concerning sequential art audiences, studies of the sequential art industry’s political economy, or investigations into new forms of sequential art storytelling, consumption, distribution, or marketing.

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  

For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  

The deadline for submissions is now November 14, 2023.  

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2024.  SWPACA also offers travel fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit

Registration and travel information for the conference will be available at

For 2024, we are excited to return to the Marriott Albuquerque (2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110), which boasts free parking and close proximity to dining, shopping, and other delights.

In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at

If you have any questions about the Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture area, please contact its Area Chair, Robert Peaslee, Texas Tech University, If you have general questions about the conference, please contact us at, and a member of the executive team will get back to you.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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De-Westernizing Global Media Studies: Bridging Disciplinary, National, and Regional Divides for a More Inclusive and Decolonized Future – Deadline Oct 23

PhD research webinar:
De-Westernizing Global Media Studies: Bridging Disciplinary, National,
and Regional Divides for a More Inclusive and Decolonized Future

The IAMCR Presidential PhD Research Webinar on “De-Westernizing Global
Media Studies” aims to challenge the field’s Western-centric bias and
pave the way for a more inclusive future. Scheduled for 12 December
2023, the event will explore strategies to diversify perspectives and
foster global collaboration. With applications open until October 20,
doctoral students, particularly those focusing on the Global South, are
encouraged to participate.

IAMCR invites applications for the IAMCR Presidential PhD Research
Webinar on “De-Westernizing Global Media Studies: Bridging Disciplinary,
National, and Regional Divides for a More Inclusive and Decolonized
Future” to be held 12 December 2023. Applications will be received until
20 October 2023.

This PhD webinar will investigate how media studies can progress towards
a more inclusive and decolonised future by promoting the incorporation
of diverse perspectives and theories from various disciplinary,
national, and regional contexts. It will investigate how the historical
dominance of Western perspectives and theories in shaping the discipline
has led to a dearth of diversity and inclusion.

The webinar will examine potential strategies for de-Westernizing global
media studies, such as promoting the incorporation of non-Western
perspectives and theories and reconsidering the role of Western theories
and approaches in shaping the field. In addition, it will investigate
how to create more equitable and inclusive collaborations across
disciplinary, national, and regional boundaries, as well as the
challenges and opportunities associated with such collaborations.

This webinar could not be timelier given that two major academic
organisations in the field—the Asian Media Information and Communication
Centre (AMIC) and the International Association for Media and
Communication Research (IAMCR)—are scheduled to hold conferences on the
subject of decolonisation and intercultural dialogue in media and
communication studies in Bandung, Indonesia in September 2023 and
Christchurch, New Zealand in July 2024, respectively. Doctoral students
researching Global South topics or case studies and who are IAMCR
members are especially encouraged to apply.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

* The legacy of Western dominance in communication and media studies and
its implications for diversity and representation.
* Strategies for incorporating non-Western theories and perspectives
into global communication and media studies.
* Re-evaluating the role of Western theories in shaping the field and
their relevance in a contemporary, global context.
* Fostering collaborations that span disciplinary, national, and
regional boundaries for more inclusive research.
* Challenges and opportunities in cross-cultural collaborations within
communication and media studies.
* Amplifying Global South voices and case studies in media research.
* Exploring the relationship between decolonisation, intercultural
dialogue, and media and communication studies

How to apply

To submit your paper to present in the webinar, download and complete
the application form and send it to Karl Patrick R. Mendoza
(karl.mendoza @, one of the co-convenors of the
webinar, and also Mazlum Kemal Dağdelen (mazlum @, the
assistant of Nico Carpentier, IAMCR president, with the subject “IAMCR
Presidential PhD Research Webinar: {title of your paper proposal}” by 20
October 2023. If there are several presenters, each should fill in an
individual application form and send all the forms in one email.

Please note that only IAMCR member PhD students are eligible to present
in the IAMCR Presidential PhD Research Webinar.


-Deadline for applications – 20 October 2023
-Announcement of the results – 06 November 2023
-Submission of the final presentations (and a brief note on the
research) – 01 December 2023
-Webinar date – 12 December 2023 at 09h00 UTC

Download the application form:

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