Current Calls

In Media Res Calls for Proposals
(Please click the theme week title to view the call.)

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

Mediated Grief- Deadline: August 9, 2021

Transmedia Vikings- Deadline: August 13, 2021

Representation of Disability- Deadline: August 23, 2021

Gen Z and Sustainability- Deadline: August 30, 2021

Authenticity- Deadline: September 6, 2021

NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens): Deadline: September 13, 2021

Monstrosity in Video Games- September 20, 2021

Ethnic and Folk Music in Film and Media - October 4, 2021

Mortuary Media - Deadline: October 11, 2021

Media Boycotts - Deadline: October 18, 2021

Media Seascapes and the Criminal Imaginary - Deadline: October 25, 2021

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.  

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