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No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media

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Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:26am
FMSGSO, University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization Annual Conference, University of Pittsburgh

No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media | September 28-29, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah J. Lauro, University of Tampa, Department of English

Special Issue of The Global South: “Global Migration and International Film History”

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:21am
Robert Jackson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This special issue of The Global South aims to identify new approaches to a pair of modern phenomena: the global migration of peoples, and the movement of film and related motion-picture media beyond national boundaries.  Proposals are invited for essays that bring together these complex historical and cultural patterns, and examine the implications of the overlapping mobilities of humans and their motion pictures.  How has international migration contributed to world film history from the late 19th century to the present?  How has the mobility of film culture, from the itinerant travels of filmmakers themselves to the irrepressible movements of the films they created, identified, mirrored, paralleled, catalyzed, criticized, or otherwise register

The Pedagogy of Harry Potter

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:21am
Marcie Panutsos Rovan and Melissa Wehler
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is one of the most successful series of all time, and since its publication, has inspired scholars to analyze its engagement with gender, its relationship to mythology and fairy tales, and its literary and historical influences. Scholars have examined the impact that the books have had on popular culture, children’s literacy, and children’s literature. Collections have considered the series as a way of exploring politics, philosophy, religion, ethics, and psychology, among other fields. Yet, lost in all this scholarship has been a serious engagement with the way the series portrays education.

UPDATED CfP: ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze (under contract)

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:21am
Eds. Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington (The University of Sydney, Australia)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Deadline for submissions: Proposals 1 July 2018, full chapters 14 October 2018 

This edited collection is under contract with Edinburgh University Press as part of their ReFocus series. Series editors are Robert Singer, PhD and Gary D. Rhodes, PhD.

Call for papers on the following topics:

Her and gender

Jonze and screenwriting (including Where the Wild Things Are and Her)

Jonze’s short films

Submissions

Handbook on Violence in Film and Media

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:21am
Steve Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This is a call for proposals for a Handbook on the topic of violence in film and media. The volume will be published by Palgrave Macmillian.

The Handbook will consist of between 20 and 25 chapters of between 6000 and 8000 words each. All contributions must be in the English language. The Handbook aims to function as a reference work for scholars and students in film and media studies. Contributions should present original research and thinking that result in broad claims about violence in film and media.

At this stage, I am seeking expressions of interest from scholars who would like to contribute to the collection. These should consist of:

Realities and Fantasies in Society and Politics

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:21am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 90 Conference
November 2-4, 2018
Birmingham, Alabama
“Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies”

French Panel III: Realities and Fantasies in Society and Politics

Extended deadline: Magic and Witchcraft on Stage and Screen

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:21am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Deadline is extended to May 30 for papers for a special session of PAMLA, the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.

 

Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages,” and we will be contributing papers on ways in which magic and witchcraft have been represented dramatically over the centuries.

 

Registration Open - Death and Celebrity

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:20am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

We are pleased to share the provisional programme for our upcoming symposium, Death and Celebrity at the University of Portsmouth on 6th June 2018.

 

Studies in Crime Writing

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:20am
Studies in Crime Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

Newberry College is pleased to invite submissions for the second issue of Studies in Crime Writing, which will appear in the fall of 2019. Studies in Crime Writing is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal dedicated to crime writing, including true crime, thrillers, prison writing, detective fiction, and noir. The journal's focus is on written work, rather than film, computer games, or other electronic media. We are open to a variety of theoretical and scholarly approaches, and to bibliographic and textual scholarship as well.

Marx & the City

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:19am
Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, London Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 3, 2018

Friday, 2 November 2018

16-17 Southampton Place, London, WC1A 2AJ

Confirmed speakers: Professor Ursula Huws; Professor Donald Sassoon; Dr Lindsey German

 

NEW UPDATE: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2018

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:19am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

Retrenching/Entrenching Youth: Mobility and Stasis in Youth Culture Representations on Screen

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:19am
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

 

We are thrilled to announce the schedule for the upcoming conference, Retrenching/Entrenching Youth: Mobility and Stasis in Youth Culture Representations on Screen. The conference will be held at the University of Liverpool on the 4th and 5th June. Registration is required and can be completed at: http://retrenchingentrenchingyouth.eventbrite.co.uk

 

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Boundaries, Transgression and Liminality in 21st Century Scholarship

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:18am
UCD Humanities Institute Postgraduate Scholars Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Boundaries, Transgression and Liminality in 21st-Century Scholarship"

Extended call for papers deadline Friday 29th June

UCD Humanities Institute Postgraduate Scholars Conference

Conference date Thursday 27th September 2018

Listening Sonic Modernity in Latin America: Soundscapes, Aftersounds, and Phonographies

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Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:17am
Francisco Laguna Correa and Carlos Abreu Mendoza ​
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Whether framed as divergent (Ramos), cruel (Franco), subaltern (Saldívar, ed), vanguardist (Sanders), multiple and baroque (Bolívar Echeverría), kaleidoscopic (Schelling), contradictory and hybrid (García Canclini), truncated (Roniger), enchanted (Morello et all), or with a dark side (Mignolo), discussions of modernity have predominated in the field of Latin American Studies. These deep explorations into the nature of modernity have also shown a particular preference for spatiality, a visual category which privileges a critical vocabulary that seeks to map, survey, visualize, and picture a series of landscapes and territories.

CFP: Turkish Literature as World Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:17am
Burcu Alkan / Cimen Gunay-Erkol
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dear friends, please share:

CFP: Turkish Literature as World Literature

Teaching English Language Arts in Rural School Districts

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:17am
Wisconsin English Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Send all submissions to John Pruitt, editor of Wisconsin English Journal, at wi.english.journal@gmail.com. Deadline September 1, 2018

Rural schools face difficulties recruiting and retaining a qualified teacher workforce. Potential contributing factors include social and collegial isolation, lower salaries, multiple grade or subject teaching assignments, and lack of familiarity with rural schools and communities. Together, these challenges can discourage teachers from accepting rural positions or cause them to leave rural settings after teaching there for only a short time.

Creative Writing in Education

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Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:16am
National Association of Writers in Education
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

The NAWE conference explores creative writing in education in all settings. We welcome proposals for workshops, presentations and shared panels from creative writing tutors working in schools, colleges, community settings and in higher education at any level.

*** DEADLINE APPROACHING *** Stars and Star Systems

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:16am
Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities, Palacky University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for Papers 

Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities

vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2019)

“Stars and Star Systems”

in Film, Television, Theater and Radio

modern Indian theatre: critical perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:15am
Debayan Deb Barman, THLH Mahavidyalay, University of Burdwan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hi friends. After getting a very positive response from contributors on the CFP mentioned below, we are thinking of expanding the scope of the anthology. We are open to research papers on the following playwrights. Manoranjan Das, Thoppil Bhasi, BV Karanth, Ratan Thiyam, Gurcharan Das, Balwant Gargi, Bhisma Sahani, Chandrashekhar Kambar, G.P.Deshpande, Asghar Wajahad, Dharamveer Bharati, K V Subbanna, Dina Meheta, Polie Sengupta, Manjula Padmanabhan,
Mahasweta Devi, Bijon Bhattacharya, Utpal Dutt, Manoj Mitra, Arun Mukherjee, Mohit Chattopadhyay.

Please ignore deadlines in the following CFP.
New dates:
Abstract with bio- note - last date 31 May, 2018. Other dates to be notified later.

Afterlives of Historical Violence in American Literature and Activism

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:15am
SAMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Per William Faulkner’s famous phrase, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This is to say that the forms of social inequality that characterize contemporary life and drive contemporary activism are rooted in long histories of violence. Yet over time, as these histories extend not only throughout individual lives but also across generations, they can become so naturalized that they run the risk of being functionally invisible.

Humor and Activism in America (SAMLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:15am
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sometimes we have to laugh to keep from crying...and many people, especially today, use humor as a form of critique and resistance. This panel welcomes abstracts on any aspect of humor and activism in America. By May 16, 2018, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief biographical statement (inclusive of academic affiliation and contact information), and A/V requirements to Autumn Lauzon, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, at autumn.lauzon@uncp.edu

This panel is an affiliated session with SAMLA 90 (November 2-4, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama).

SAMLA 90 - AIDS in French and Francophone Narratives / Le SIDA dans les narrations françaises et francophones

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:15am
Olivier Le Blond
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

The AIDS crisis in France and Francophone countries has seen the emergence of a “littérature SIDA,” as well as artistic expressions through various media such as photography or films. On August 23rd 2017, the movie 120 battements par minute (BPM), shed a light on the first years of activism of Act Up-Paris in the early 1990s.  In April 2018, France Culture’s radio show LSD, La série documentaire, dedicated four days to the topic “Quand la création raconte le SIDA.” Despite the medical advances, both the movie and radio show reminded viewers and listeners of a duty to remember the AIDS crisis. This panel will focus on the representations of AIDS and the accompanying activism in literature, cinema and arts from French and Francophone artists.

Cultural History; PAMLA 2018; Nov. 9-11

updated: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:19pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The 116th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held at the idyllic Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, from Friday, November 9, to Sunday, November 11.

Pegagogy of the Literature Classroom: Social Justice Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:12pm
Thomas Cassidy SC State U
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Birmingham meeting place of SAMLA 90 and the conference theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies,” suggests the extent to which social justice has replaced literary aesthetics as the driving force of literary classroom pedagogy.  While our classrooms may still be filled with analysis of irony, depth, and complexity, it is certainly true that the intersectional barriers to social justice have become an animating force in the analysis of literature.  The questions this panel wants to ask include:

SAMLA 90 General Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 2:39pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama

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