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Visual entanglements in Bengali film: landscapes, moments and contemporary motifs

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:26pm
Roshni Sengupta
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Much like cinema worldwide, Bengali language cinema has evolved through periods of artistic highs and scarred by moments of decay and decapitation. From the euphoria of the cinematic masterclass brought to life by Satyajit Ray, showcased in the Apu Trilogy (Pather Panchali [1955], Aparajito [1956] and Apur Sansar [1959])  to the intensely political canvas of Mrinal Sen’s Padatik (1973) and Ek Din Pratidin (1979) the visuality of entire spectrum of Bengal’s social classes – bhadralok to the unseen refugees of Partition – emerge as moments of intense visual engagement.

Reconfiguring, Repurposing the City: Urban Ecotones in the Global South

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:15pm
University of Cape Town
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

After conferences at Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Université de Poitiers and Université de La Réunion (France, 2015, 2016 and 2018), at the Centre for the Study of Social Sciences of Calcutta (Kolkata, India, 2018), Manhattanville College (NY, USA, 2019) and Concordia University (Montreal, Canada, 2019), this international scientific event at UCT will be the 7th opus of this conference cycle.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:11pm
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and U of Central Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature  seeks articles, creative fiction and poetry, book reviews, and notes in the spirit of or regarding the life and work of Rawlings, her circle, and other authors who use the state of Florida as a source of inspiration.  

Deadline EXTENDED: Call for Papers: SWPACA Children's/YA Culture Area

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:58pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Children’s/YA Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Extended Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

Experiencing Prison: 7th Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:58pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Prison is used world-wide as a form of punishment or detention for men, women and children, within a functioning criminal justice system, and its use can be traced back to the rise of the earliest forms of state or social organisation in which humans have lived. Prisons are variously known as jails, gaols, penitentiaries, detention centres, correctional centres, and remand centres. They can be used as a tool of political repression, or a means of detaining large groups of civilians during times of war.

Ageing and Society - International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:58pm
InMind Support, University of Gdansk
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

In 2050, according to scientists’ expectations, 17% of world population will be people aged 65 and over. There will be twice as many elderly people as today. In the light of these predictions, it is obvious that we have to change radically our viewpoint on many aspects of life. We have to re-think our attitudes toward cultural, social, political, economic, medical, and many other dimensions of the world’s near future.

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:58pm
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, in Anaheim, CA, April 10-12, 2020.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.  The CAC is designed to bring together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historians to engage in discussion of the comics medium in a forum th

Georgia Philological Association: May 15, 2020 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:58pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

The fifteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 15, 2020. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to literature, language, composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes. Presenters may submit longer or more complex versions (8,000 words maximum) to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Georgia Philological Association.

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE: "Horror," SWPACA, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 3:15am
SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED!

“Horror (Literary & Cinematic)”

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

 

Zombie Culture at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:31am
Brandon Kempner / Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers--DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Zombie Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019 

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:18am
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED! - NOW NOVEMBER 8, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

    We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Annual Conference

updated: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 8:36pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Call for Papers

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Annual Conference

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

IFTR Samuel Beckett Working Group, Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:38am
Samuel Beckett Working Group, IFTR
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Samuel Beckett Working Group will be meeting at the IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference 2020.

For IFTR’s 2020 conference in Galway, the Samuel Beckett Working Group will continue its recent explorations of Beckett’s work in international performance contexts, with particular attention to the questions of theatre ecologies which these raise, and which form the main theme of this year’s conference: ecologies, environment, sustainability and politics (http://iftr.org/conference).

Revelry and Reverance

updated: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:44am
Southern Humanities Council, Executive Dir.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Revelry and Reverence

Baton Rouge Marriott, Baton Rouge, LA, January 30-Feb 1, 2020

 

 

 

CFP: What is Information? (2020)

updated: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 1:57am
University of Oregon Portland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

WHAT IS INFORMATION?
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND • APRIL 30–MAY 2, 2020

whatis.uoregon.edu

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational æffects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom.

[Deadline Extension] Call for Chapters - Screening Loss: An Exploration of Grief in Contemporary Horror Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:39pm
Associate Professor Jan Selving / East Stroudsburg University; Assistant Professor Erica J. Dymond / East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Horror films have long held a place in cinematic history as an expression of the monstrous, the un-nameable, and the unknown. They are a powerful point of catharsis in which viewers see their deepest fears played out onscreen, whether the threat is fully embodied or less concretely defined. As a result, grief and loss have always figured heavily in this genre.

 

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:03pm
Michael Williamson - English Graduate Organization Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and Composition and TESOL Association (CTA), in collaboration with the Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is proud to announce their 2020 Interdisciplinary Conference, “Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence,” to be held April 3-4, 2020 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The due date for proposals is January 24, 2020.

Alcott and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:53pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society / American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

For over a century, Louisa May Alcott’s writings have been adapted in many ways—for stage, radio, television, and film. As scholars such as Beverly Lyon Clark, Elizabeth Keyser, Elise Hooper, and others have documented, Alcott’s work remains timely and continues to inspire adaptations and spinoffs for diverse audiences. The best known, of course, are the numerous film adaptations of Little Women. Each new production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel both represents and reinterprets the lives of the four March sisters for a new audience.

Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:52pm
Anna Jörngården, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition

Playing Law: A Jurisprudence of Video Games and Virtual Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:43pm
Dale Mitchell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Law is the ultimate multiplayer role-playing game. Through law, individuals are characterised, subject-object relations are constructed and enforced, and concepts of worth and identity are founded. Playing Law seeks to showcase the power of play and the boundless potential of the video game as a medium capable of facilitating experiences which unlock the next level of jurisprudential evolution. This is not only true of games which require players to act as legal characters, but is true of all games which involve the player-avatar – a subject confined in a codified space. This edited collection seeks to explore the intersection between the coded realm of the video game and the equally codified space of law.

Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television Conference, 16 - 17 September 2020, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:42pm
Professor Ian Hunter / De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television

Two day International conference at De Montfort Unibversity, Leicester, UK, organised jointly by Cinem and Television History Research Institute (CATHI), DMU, and Sheffield Hallam University.

 

Keynote speakers: Dr Shelley Cobb (University of Southampton), Professor Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England), and others to follow.

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