This session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film. Topics might include (but are not limited to southerners "abroad," "foreigners" in the South, commercialization of southern culture, complications of traditional southern images, the animated South, and developing trends in gender and/or racial representations. We welcome submissions considering independent or popular films. By May 16, 2011, please send 250-word abstracts, institutional affiliations, and contact information via email to Andrew Leiter, Lycoming College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
1 – 3 SEPTEMBER 2011
11th Portsmouth Translation Conference
TRANSLATION AND MEMORY
A workshop conference in collaboration with the British Comparative Literature Association
Saturday 5 November 2011
Park Building, University of Portsmouth
Professor Bella Brodzki (Sarah Lawrence College, New York)
Dr Siobhan Brownlie (Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester)
Dr Ayman El-Desouky (School of Oriental and African Studies)
This symposium brings together poets, academics, and teachers of creative writing to discuss the status of poetry writing and the teaching of contemporary poetry in British universities.
Papers and panel discussions will cover: the current crisis in university finances in relation to creative writing; methods of teaching and inspiring writing; teaching experimental poetry; 'poetry in an age of digital reproduction'; journal publication; composition and revision; and the discussion of specific collaborative projects between writers and academic departments.
Confirmed speakers include: Ian Brinton, Anthony Mellors, Patricia Debney, John Kerrigan, Angela Leighton, Drew Milne, Jeremy Noel-Tod, Robin Purves, Peter Robinson, Alex Runchman
Design. Innovation. Story: an Odyssey of Confluence
Leading academics, designers, professionals and artists will gather at Savannah College of Art and Design for the International Digital Media and Art Association's ninth annual conference, to explore how digital media and art is a confluence of creative innovations. The conference will include pre-conference workshops, keynote and plenary presentations, panel discussions, a juried art exhibition highlighting creative research in interactive media and digital arts, topical discussions focused both on current trends in the industry and also on evolving pedagogy in academia, and social and networking events.
Espionage: Love and War.
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, San Antonio, 2012.
MP: Transgendered (Fall issue) – Deadline August 31, 2011
Can there be a multi-gendered feminism? MP journal seeks submissions that explore the many facets of transgendered feminism. How do transgendered people experience, embrace, reject, or practice feminism? What is the role of feminism within queer studies? What is the role of feminism for those who occupy the interstice between male and female? Is gender performance feminist? MP Journal welcomes academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of transgendered feminisms. International submissions are encouraged.
The deadline for this CFP has been extended. We are especially looking for submissions dealing with film, although abstracts discussing television and new media will still be considered.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Contemporary Musicals on Film, Television and the Internet (working title)
Editors: Kenneth Chan and Aviva Dove-Viebahn
In the nineteenth century, travel became a serious business: with the explosion of travel guide books (Murray's and Baedeker's, most notably), Cook's excursion tours, organized itineraries through the P&O and other ocean liner companies, and other commercial efforts, the world began to open up for tourism is ways previously unknown. Where travel had in earlier centuries often been focused on the pleasure of "finishing" one's education through a Grand Tour, it now became accessible to many more people – at once a more playfully democratic pleasure and an enormously serious money-making venture for everyone from travel companies to local vendors at what we now think of a tourist traps.
NOT JUST FRED AND GINGER: CAMARADERIE, COLLUSION AND COLLISIONS BETWEEN DANCE AND FILM
The Annual Conference of the European Association of Dance Historians in collaboration with Film Studies at London Metropolitan University.
14-16 October 2011
London, United Kingdom
UPDATE: Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Steven Cohan, Syracuse University
Professor Cohan is the author and editor of numerous titles, including The Sound of Musicals (BFI, 2010), Incongruous Entertainment: Camp, Cultural Value, and the MGM Musical (Duke University Press, 2005), and Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the 1950s (Indiana University Press, 1998)
PLEASE NOTE: THE DEALINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED. NEW DEADLINE: May 6, 2011
New Perspectives on an Old Concept
Organizing institutions: Leiden University (Netherlands) & The University of Bonn (Germany)
Date: May 31 - June 1, 2012
Organizers: Prof.Dr. Christian Moser (Bonn) & Dr. Maria Boletsi (Leiden)
Confirmed keynote speakers: Terry Eagleton - François Hartog
Special session: Open topic on any aspect of Chuck Palahniuk's fiction, non-fiction, or film adaptations. Preference will be given to papers related to the conference theme,"Play...No, Seriously," such as, but not limited to, discussions of humor, irony, reversal, and ways in which the novels play against genre, literary conventions, or cultural or critical expectations.
Fantastic Narratives and the Natural World
The editors of Sirena: Poesía, arte y crítica, an international and multilingual journal published biannually by JHUP, are currently seeking poetry and essays for a special issue (March 2012) that will focus on the theme of Carnaval/Mardi Gras/Fastnacht. We welcome original or translated works engaged with any aspect of the celebration—jump ups, blocos, samba, meringues, calypso, galette des rois, marriage burlesque, masked balls, Sitzungen—in any country. For further information about the journal, visit http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/sirena/.
As guest editors of a special issue of the academic journal Exchange, we are issuing a call for papers on the theme of 'Jesus Christ and the Construction of Masculinities in Contemporary World Christianity'.
We are inviting authors who conduct original and cutting-edge research on men and masculinities in the multiple and changing contexts of contemporary world Christianity.
The papers we are looking for should particularly investigate the function of Jesus-traditions (i.e. texts, both canonical and non-canonical, images, symbols and doctrines about Jesus Christ) in the construction and/or transformation of masculinities vis-à-vis specific social, cultural and political issues in local contexts of world Christianity.