Current Calls

In Media Res Calls for Proposals 

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

Social Media Hustle - Deadline October 30th

Post-Colonial Identity - Deadline November 10th

Fan Financing - Deadline December 11th

Spike Lee - Deadline November 27th

Video Game Spectatorship - Deadline December 4th

Fantasy Cartography - Deadline December 8th

Super Bowl Paratexts - Deadline January 8th

Resistance Narratives - Deadline January 11th

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.