Current Calls

In Media Res Calls for Proposals 

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

Tomatometer - Deadline October 9th

Romero in Retrospect - Deadline October 16th

Social Media Hustle - Deadline October 30th

Stranger Things - Deadline October 31st

Post-Colonial Identity - Deadline November 17th

Fan Financing - Deadline November 24th

Spike Lee - Deadline December 4th

Video Game Spectatorship - Deadline December 11th

Fantasy Cartography - Deadline December 15th

Super Bowl Paratexts - Deadline January 15th

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.