From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, spatial or historical analysis, feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged.
fan studies and fandom
Comparative Media Studies welcomes papers on any media studies topic but is especially interested in those which relate to the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing." Papers might address the privileging of the visual in film and television theory, new screens (phones, tablets, home theater displays) and their impacts, the dialectic of image and sound tracks--or of story and spectacle--in the media construction of a diegetic world, (in)visible differences and identity construction in media texts, the cinematic or televisual "gaze" or "glance" now (or "then"), neoliberal "ways of seeing," cell phone photography (or videography), the graphic interface, the "unwatchable."
CFP: SYNOPTIQUE Issue Vol. 6, no. 2
CALL FOR PAPERS:
High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies
REVISED DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2017
La version française suit.
This issue of Synoptique is proposed in partnership with the 19th Film Studies Association of Canada graduate colloquium. All members and non-members of FSAC are invited to participate.
Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association, San Francisco State University
Dates: October 19 + 20, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Boluk & Patrick LeMieux
Contact Email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu
The deadline for submissions has been extended to Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue: Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies, Autumn 2017.
Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that critically examine the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.
The Great Shark Hunt is Hunter S. Thompson’s first volume of Gonzo Journalism, spanning about twenty years of articles which experimented in blending and bending genre. What makes these articles experimental is his unconventional use of fiction and humor in sports writing and political commentary.
Lisa Macklem and Dominick Grace seek proposals for a refereed collection of essays on the CW cult horror show Supernatural.
Today, the internet serves as a watering hole for many LGBT individuals, whether as a place to go to meet, learn, organize, converse, plan, debate, or play. According to a 2013 study by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), LGBT youth are five times more likely than non-LGBT youth to search online for information on sexuality or sexual attraction, almost twice as likely to search for medical information online than non-LGBT peers, and report high levels of online civic engagement. 1 in 4 LGBT youth report being “more out” online than offline, 1 in 10 LGBT youth report first coming out online, and about 52% of LGBT youth who weren’t out offline had used the Internet to connect to other LGBT users (GLSEN).
The Art of Netflix
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference 2017
November 3-5, 2017
The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, an internationally recognized academic organization, invites applications for membership in its Law and Politics Studies Area. This group will examine the interconnections between fandom and media on the one hand and politics and law on the other. “How is political culture played out in the media?” “How is law (mis)represented in fiction?” and similar questions will fit into this field. Current and retired lawyers in good standing, law students, elected or appointed government officials, professors of law and/or politics, and political operatives are eligible for membership in this committee. The chair at any given time must be a practicing lawyer, sitting government official, or current professor.