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Edited Collection on the Portrayal of Black Men in Reality TV (Nov 30)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:27pm
Jervette R. Ward, Ph.D. / University of Alaska Anchorage

Contributions are being sought for a proposed edited collection that explores the portrayals of Black men in reality television. This collection aims to address representations of masculinity, comparisons to Black women in reality TV, class issues, queer theory, masculine psychology, patriarchal constructions, sexuality, invisibility, respectability, and social activism or lack of activism. This collection, tentatively titled There's No Blachelor: Portrayals of Black Men in Reality TV, is a follow-up to the book Real Sister: Stereotypes, Respectability, and Black Women in Reality TV (Rutgers University Press Oct/Nov 2015 - http://bit.ly/1NL1HdV ).

International Conference Fictional Maps

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 3:01pm
Facta Ficta Research Centre & Silesian University in Katowice

Mapping the imaginary has always been a challenge for world-building and storytelling alike. Map of the fictional world subverts the very essence of an actual cartography: it represents a territory that cannot be discovered or traversed in a non-fictional realm and yet it delivers much more than a usual map: a promise of the journey into unknown. An exquisitely quotable phrase coined by J. R. R. Tolkien, who claimed to "start writing with a map and [then] make the story fit" is only reprising what have always been evident to cartographers and creators of imaginary worlds: maps precede territories and are inevitably becoming the most essen¬tial part of modern and postmodern storyworlds.

MELUS Special Issue CFP: Pedagogy in Anxious Times

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 1:57pm
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US

2017 Special Issue Call For Papers in MELUS

Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times
Guest Editors: Cristina Stanciu and Anastasia Lin

Postcapitalism Conference and Event: Re-Thinking Crisis, Culture and Politics 6 Nov 2015

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 2:18am
Leeds Beckett University UK

The beginning of the twenty-first century has been turbulent and traumatic, with a global Financial Crisis, a prolonged depression, and deep cuts in public spending under the aegis of 'austerity'. How can we emerge from this period as a fairer, more equal society?

This one-day event aims to engage participants in dialogue about the future of capitalism at a transformative moment, one in which current models have failed and new ways forwards must be forged. Programmed sessions will consider strategies, opportunities and innovations towards a sustainable and more equal post-capitalist society.

Schedule

10:00 - 10:30 Registration

2016 Communications and Media Conference: Communication and Media Studies: After the Internet? - A Common Ground Conference

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 5:21pm
Common Ground Publishing

INAUGURAL COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES CONFERENCE
University Center Chicago
Chicago, USA
15-16 September 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Inaugural Communication & Media Studies Conference held at the University Center Chicago, Chicago, USA, 15-16 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address communication and media studies through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Media Theory
Theme 2: Media Technologies and Processes
Theme 3: Media Business
Theme 4: Media Literacies
Theme 5: Media Cultures

2016 SPECIAL FOCUS: 'Communication and Media Studies: After the Internet?'

[REMINDER] ACLA 2016 - "Literary (De)Formations"

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 1:53pm
ACLA 2016: American Comparative Literature Association

In her recent study, The Forms of the Affects (2014), Eugenie Brinkema announces, "We may well be at the beginning of what will eventually be called the twenty-first century 'return to form' in the humanities" (39). Brinkema marks MLQ's special issue, "Reading for Form" (2000), which was later published as a collection of essays under the same name (2006), both edited by Susan J. Wolfson and Marshall Brown, as the beginning of this return to form. Meredith Martin's The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860-1930 (2012) and Derek Attridge's Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry (2013), to name only two of the many recent publications that address form, seem to support Brinkema's claim.

Film Theory and Aesthetics 2016

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 1:02pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, NM USA

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 1, 2015. Listed below are possible topics; other topics in the area are also welcome:
▪ Precinema, Early, and Silent cinema aesthetics
▪ Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
▪ Nontheatrical, industrial, and educational film
▪ Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
▪ History of Cinematography: Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
▪ Spectatorship and Scopophilia
▪ Auteur Theory
▪ Genre Film & Genre Theory
▪ Third Cinema and Indigenous Filmmaking
▪ Theory & Aesthetics of Representation (Race, Gender, Culture)

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