V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.
Home: Belonging and Displacement
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal published at The University of Western Australia since 1995. The 13th Annual Limina Conference will be held on 26 and 27 July 2018 at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
Call for Papers
Home is a dynamic concept which imbues space with social and symbolic meaning. Home may encompass different scales of place, from a room in a house to a nation, and it may either express or constitute our identities.
The Vertigo imprint was born in 1993 under the guidance of DC editor Karen Berger; it initially brought together six ongoing series published by DC Comics, notably Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol and Sandman.
Poetry in Motion: Spoken Word Poetry and What It Means Today
Conference Organiser: Paul McNamara
Contact Email: Paul.McNamara@mic.ul.ie
Title: Poetry in Motion: Spoken Word Poetry and What It Means
Conference Location: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland
Date of Conference: 26th of April 2018
pacificREVIEW is currently hosting an open call for submissions for our 2018 edition, “States of La Frontera” – an interdisciplinary, intersectional collection of work that grapples with the concept and image of “borders” as existing in multiple contexts. “States of La Frontera” refers to the literal and figurative borderlands of space and identity: the physical, geographical, emotional, spiritual, and temporal boundaries and possibilities of being. We are interested in works that embrace and complicate life at the intersection – works that resist hegemony, generalization, and singularity.
I am looking for a contributor for the essay on “First Asian American Studies Program at San Francisco State College, 1969,” to be included in 25 Events that Shaped Asian American History. This single-volume project covers the breadth and depth of Asian American history through key events that include diverse Asian American groups including Chinese, Cambodian, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Pacific Islander, and Vietnamese American history. It will be published by Greenwood in a series. Greenwood published 50 Events that Shaped American Indian History in December 2016 (http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A4686C).
The Figures of the Migrant and the Representations of Migration
in the Arts and Literature
As seen in Charleston, South Carolina and more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, monuments that celebrate slave-owning heritage such as confederate flags and memorials honoring anti-abolitionists have become contentious subjects, leading to outrage and violence. For some, these controversial symbols represent racial oppression; for others, their heritage, turning historic landscapes into a stage for the ongoing conversation about race and inequality in America. Unlike France, the United States has yet to officially acknowledge slavery as a crime against humanity or to erect slave memorials that pay homage to the victims.
Edited By: Cheylon Woods and McClung, Kiwana
Format: A collection of 10-15 essays (4000-5000 words, .doc or .docx and no more than 10 images per submission [300 dpi JPEG or TIFF]; Citation Style: Chicago Manual Style) that address the subject matter in a range of disciplines, from a variety of scholarly perspectives. (Foreword, Introduction, Essays, Photographs/Images/Charts, Conclusion, Appendix.)
Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
Submission requirements:Abstract length: 3-500 words
Exiles, Émigrés and Expatriates in Romantic-Era Paris and London
Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Thursday 12-Friday 13 April 2018
Keynote Speakers: Greg Dart (University College London), second speaker TBC
Marc Porée (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
David Duff (Queen Mary University of London)
Caroline Bertonèche (Université Geronoble Alpes / Société d'Etudes du Romanticisme Anglais)
Dr Laurent Follliot (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Chapman
Tuesday 22nd May 2018
The University of West London.
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (www.rupkatha.com, E-ISSN 0975-2935, indexed/abstracted by Elsevier Scopus, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO, MLA etc) is inviting latest interdisciplinary research works on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) on the ocassion the completion of 200 years in 2018.
Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.
Style Sheet: APA
One of the original bestselling authors, Jane Austen (1775-1817) has successfully managed to bridge the gap between what is often perceived as the non-negotiable chasm between canonical and popular literature. Her works, two centuries after her demise, are, in fact without exaggeration, more popular now than in her own period. Once written off as an author who provides the readers with a limited perspective of the world — as her characters are seemingly unperturbed by political events, Austen shows unparalleled finesse in depicting the characters and setting using a “fine brush” to artistically explore and exploit her “two inches of ivory”. What is evident, debates regarding her subject matter notwithstanding, is that Austen’s popularity has not faded.
M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture Call for Papers for 'walking' issue
Why do we walk? Walking traverses boundaries of the physical, political, artistic, narrated, literary, and psychological, and can be deployed as a complex practice in an increasingly digitised world. In this issue, we examine the contemporary practices and representations of walking. We encourage work with an interest in the hybrid, the interdisciplinary, the intersectional; that looks to fields as diverse as feminist studies, life writing, nature writing, anthropology and fictocriticism.
We think walking can be an act, a response, a methodology, a transgression. Areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to:
DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 1, 2017
[T]o forge another word in the singular, at the same time close but radically foreign, a chimerical word that sounded as though it contravened the laws of the French language, l’animot.
Jacques Derrida, “The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow),” 409