Current Calls

In Media Res Calls for Proposals 

Want to be a Theme Week Coordinator? - Deadline: Rolling

Sports and Politics in the US - Deadline: March 25

MCU Retrospective - Deadline: April 8

Mental Health & Media - Deadline: April 15

Motherhood & Parenting in Media - Deadline: April 22

Fandom & Race - Deadline: April 29

Self-Mediation in Contemporary Narrative Media - Deadline: May 1

Media Collaborations - Deadline: May 13

Hideo Kojima - Deadline: July 15

Modern Telethon - Deadline: August 5

Infertility in Media - Deadline: August 19

Platform Policies - Deadline: September 2

Tabletop Gaming - Deadline: September 30

Academics, journalists, critics, media professionals and fans are all welcome to submit proposals.

The actual piece should include a 30-second to 3-minute clip, an image, or a slideshow accompanied by a 300 to 350 word response to/contextualization of the clip, image, or slideshow. In addition to curating your piece, you will be asked to engage with the other pieces presented that week as a means of fostering discussion and further fleshing out the individual topic in relation to the week's theme.

Have a suggestion for a theme week? Please email us at for more information on how to propose a theme week.