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International Conference:The Branding Strategy in the Audiovisual Sector

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 11:40am
ESAV - Toulouse University- FRANCE

Brands are now soaring blatantly in all sectors, countries, cities, universities and colleges, football teams, actors, museums, TV programs.
In the audiovisual sector, the branding strategy helps assert one's market-position, adopt a policy of differentiation towards other competitors but also reduces the uncertainty regarding the quality of the works and the financial risks involved. It is part of the quality indicators which give credit to the information and help people make their choice.
If this phenomenon is nothing new, a more asserted form of branding in all the audiovisual sectors as well as the arrival of new forms in the branding strategy can be observed today (example: transmedia).

CFP Science Fiction and Fantasy Section PCA 11-14 April 2012

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:20am
Popular Culture Association

One of the largest and most vibrant of the association, the Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF/F) Area invites proposals for its 2012 national conference. The goals of our area are (1) to share and support research, scholarship, and publication and (2) to mentor emerging scholars. As a result, we invite proposals from professors, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates (with the guidance of a professor).

Affective Landscapes Conference, 25-26th May 2012

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:08am
Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth, Neil Campbell, University of Derby, Robert Hudson, University of Derby

Call for Papers:

Affective Landscapes

May 25th / 26th 2012,
University of Derby, UK

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Kathleen Stewart, University of Texas Austin, author of Ordinary Affects (2007) and A Space on the Side of the Road (1996)
- Ben Highmore, University of Sussex, author of Ordinary Lives. Studies in the Everyday (2011) and Everyday Life and Cultural Theory (2002)

Performing Research: Creative Exchanges

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 7:11am
Central School of Speech and Drama

Performing Research: Creative Exchanges

Central School of Speech and Drama Postgraduate Conference

19th and 20th January 2012

The postgraduate community of the Central School of Speech & Drama invites proposals for papers, provocations and performance lectures for their January conference, Performing Research: Creative Exchanges. Engaging with a wide variety of research areas in theatre and performance, we welcome submissions from postgraduate students, established scholars and independent researchers.

Prospective Themes include, but are not limited to, the following...

3rd Global Conference: Revenge (July 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:32am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference

Sunday 15th July 2012 – Tuesday 17th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:
Revenge, so we are told, is a dish best served cold: a 'sweet' wreaking of vengeance on those who have – either in reality or in our minds – slighted, wronged or in some way 'injured' us and who are now 'enjoying' their just deserts by an avenging angel (or angels) on the great day of reckoning.

"Crossing Borders as Creating Borders in Twentieth-Century Literature" (ALA, May 24-27, 2012; San Francisco, CA)

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 11:10pm
American Literature Association

Frontiers, boundaries, margins, and borders occupy center stage in much recent scholarship. Influenced first by postcolonial theory and now by transnational studies, this paradigm shift has brought about heightened awareness of global interconnectedness and transnational circuits of production, meaning, and migration. For some scholars and public intellectuals, this increasingly globalized world has become marked by a rootless migratory sensibility (Arjun Appadurai) and a flattening of power relations (Thomas Freedman). But as performance artist and cultural critic Guillermo Gómez-Peña has suggested, the experience of crossing borders is not the same for all.

Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:32pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:

Comparative performance in England

Comparative performances in England and other countries

Street performance

Provincial performance

Performance of Guilds

Women and performance

Boy's companies

Current productions of early modern plays

Shakespeare Festivals

Playing spaces

Actors and the text

Theatrical Gesture

Court Performances and Masques

FANTASY SPORTS PANEL; Sports Area: 2012 PCA/ACA National Conference (Boston, MA), April 11-14, 2012

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:12pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

I am interested in putting together a panel dedicated solely to the topic of Fantasy Sports at the 2012 national PCA/ACA conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Papers addressing the theoretical, cultural, and/or historical implications of fantasy sports in general or of specific fantasy sports are highly encouraged, but all papers on this topic will be considered. If you would like to be a part of this panel, please send a 250-word abstract to Andrew Ploeg at by Monday, November 28th.

Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting - 28-30 March 2012, Canberra, Australia

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 6:37pm
Australian National University

Call for Papers, Panels and Posters

DIGITAL HUMANITIES AUSTRALASIA 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting

The inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 28-30 March 2012

Sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University.

REGISTRATION OPENS: Early January 2012

Essay on Charles Dickens for Early American Studies

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 4:39pm
Elaine Crane

Early American Studies, published by University of Pennsylvania Press, is currently seeking essays for a 2012 issue on cross-cultural influences on Charles Dickens, specifically the ways in which he influenced American writers and/or was influenced by American culture. Please send all inquires to Elaine Crane at The deadline for all papers is January 15, 2012.

Food & Culture CFP

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 2:57pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/ American Culture Association

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers and organized panels for their 33rd Annual Conference that will be held February 8-12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. The Conference theme this year is: Celebrating Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to address the intersection of culture and culinary production/consumption. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: