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FINAL CALL: August Issue of Luvah

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 3:01am
Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination

Final call for papers for August issue of Luvah. Deadline for submissions is July 5 at midnight.

The editorial team of the interdisciplinary Luvah is seeking papers that explore and break the boundaries between religion, philosophy, and literature.

[Update] Contempoary Japanese Media Cultures: Industry, Society and Audiences (5 Septmeber 2012)

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 4:36pm
Dr Rayna Denison, University of East Anglia

Registration is now open. We are proud to announce that we now have a Manga to Movies Project website (project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council) at:

It has all the details for the Contemporary Japanese Media Cultures Symposium, being held on 5th September 2012 at the University of East Anglia in the UK, including the proposed programme.

18th-19th C. American History and Culture: Document Studies

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 10:37am
EBSCO Publishing (Salem Press)

Salem Press, an imprint of EBSCO Publishing, is developing a multi-volume series on primary source documents in American History. Designed for advanced high school and undergraduate students, the series will publish complete or excerpted historical documents with analysis (the specific layout is author bio, contextual history, and an analysis of the historical document (4,000 words)). We seek researchers working in the field of American history and culture studies to complete monographs for a range of subjects and genres. We offer a $400 honorarium for your services. Due dates vary depending on volume. If interested, please email Jim Ryan at EBSCO Publishing:

Out of the Shadow: The Female Beats in Literature, Art and Film

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 10:11am
University of Agder, Norway

The female beats and their contribution to beat aesthetics is an understudied topic in American Studies scholarship in general and beat scholarship in particular. The female writers and artists lived and navigated within a series of gender paradoxes. On the one hand, they broke away from the strict social gendered roles of post-war US society, and lived more liberal and free lives than women of their time, generally. On the other hand, the beat milieu they sought out was a highly masculine culture, where few women found acceptance. This conference focuses on these gender paradoxes and invites for discussions of the aesthetics of the female beats. We invite papers discussing the following topics:

- Women beat poets

- Women beat artists

Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 6th of October 2012.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 8:19am
Department of Archaeology, Durham University

One of the major social challenges faced today is the provision of care for the elderly, the disabled and the young within society, with contemporary debates dominating local, national and global agendas. The importance of the study of care has been recognised by all research councils, resulting in the formation of the cross-council programme on Lifelong Health and Well-Being. In addition, the AHRC has highlighted the topic of Care in the Past as one of its four priority themes for current research, stressing the importance of historical knowledge in policy formation. Until recently the study of care has been shied away from in archaeological thought.

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS - Microwave Image processing and Analysis Techniques – An Application perspective

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 4:28am
Dr.S.Manikandan (Defense Research and Development Organisation, India)


Microwave Image processing and Analysis techniques – An Application perspective

Dr. S. Manikandan (Electronics and Radar Development Establishment, Defense Research and Development Organization, INDIA)
Dr.V.R.Vijayakumar (Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Anna University of technology, Coimbatore, India)

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 3, 2012
Chapter Submission Date: November 2, 2012
Final Submission Date: February 25, 2012

Call for studies Bound to Connect. Life in Cybespace

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 2:38am
Routledge Studies in Science, Technology, and Society

As a result of putting together previously discussed ideas and continuous research and a panel collection of papers and discussions from last year's SIEF Conference in Lisbon, the idea of a collective volume addressing the issues of different identities practiced online began to take shape.

SCMS Panel Proposal: Through a Lens, Comically: Stand-up Comedians in the Media (deadline July 15, 2012)

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 2:07am
Sean Springer, Stony Brook University

CFP for Proposed Panel: "Through a Lens, Comically: Stand-up Comedians in the Mass Media"
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
March 6-10, 2013
Chicago, IL

This proposed panel for the 2013 Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference seeks a disciplinary home for a popular culture archetype: the stand-up comedian. Playing "themselves" on stage, stand-up comedians fly under the radar of theatre scholars, and since they usually perform live, stand-up comedians are out of bounds for media studies scholars. In order to give them a home—or, at least, a temporary shelter—this panel will justify the stand-up comedian's relevance to cinema and media studies.

[REMINDER] CFP: Edited Collection on the Producer (Deadline June 30th)

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 12:42am
Christopher Meir / University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

CFP: Beyond the Bottom-Line: The Producer in Film and Television (Edited Collection)

Editors: Andrew Spicer, Anthony McKenna and Christopher Meir

The producer has long been one of the most overlooked and misunderstood figures in Screen Studies. The historical privileging of the director has caused an artificial distinction between creativity and commerce, with the director's 'vision' judged responsible for a film's artistry and the producer relegated to the shadowy, venal world of business and the 'bottom line'. Such reductive views are now beginning to be challenged with several serious, scholarly and sympathetic studies of the producer emerging.

[UPDATE] Cinema in Crisis, October 17-19, 2012, San Francisco. Deadline for Submission June 15,2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:00pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association (CSGSA)

The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is proud to announce its 14th annual Fall Conference: "Cinema in Crisis" with Keynote Speaker Robert Rosen.

Crisis: a vitally important or decisive stage in the progress of anything; a turning-point; also, a state of affairs in which a decisive change for better or worse is imminent; now applied esp. to times of difficulty, insecurity, and suspense in politics or commerce [OED Online].

Leeds 2013: Holy R&R: Rest, Recreation, and Retreat within the Religious Orders (10 Sept 2012; 1-4 July 2013)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 3:42pm
Cynthia Turner Camp / Communis: The Consortium for Medieval Monastic Studies

John Cassian famously declared that, like a hunter's bow, the hermit must not remain taut: just as a bow must be unstrung to retain its flexibility, so must the holy man relax at times to retain his spiritual suppleness. Benedict had structured leisure time into daily life in his Rule, and periods of recreation and ludi were allowed in the constitutions and traditions of every order. However, recreation could also be abused, licit leisure transformed into acadia and idleness; this problem was compounded by scholastic debates over the moral problems of leisure activities. (When was play a virtue?

Call for Interviewees for Doctor Who Documentary Film

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 3:37pm
Chris Hansen, Baylor University

...because I'm making a documentary about people like you.

Fans come in all shapes and sizes - some dress up/cosplay and attend events like Gallifrey One or ComicCon. Others write fan fiction. Some analyze the show in critical research. And some do all of the above and more. There are hundreds of ways you might express your fandom.

So how do you express yours?

I'm a filmmaker (and professor of film & digital media) starting work on a documentary about American fans of the BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who.

The Maester's Chain: Essays on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 1:54pm
Susan Johnston and Jes Battis, University of Regina

"A master forges his chain with study, he told me. The different metals are each a different kind of learning, gold for the study of money and accounts, silver for healing, iron for warcraft. And he said there were other meanings as well."