film and television
John Berger Now
12-13th September, 2017 School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University.
‘The death of the artist is a dividing line’ wrote John Berger in 1966. ‘Every artist’s work changes when he dies. And finally no one remembers what his work was like when he was alive … [His work] will have become evidence from the past, instead of being … a possible preparation for something to come.’
This guaranteed session explores populism as a “discursive style” of paranoia, division, identity formation, conspiracy and/or emergency, among other categories. All periods/global perspectives welcome. 300-word abstracts by March 15; David Bahr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call for Papers
Friday, December 1st 2017
Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, FRANCE
Proposals should include a 300 word long abstract and a short bio-bibliography and should be sent by April 28, 2017 to Hélène Charlery (email@example.com) and Aurélie Guillain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Fan Studies Network 2017 Conference
24-25th June 2017
Centre for Participatory Culture,
University of Huddersfield, UK
Keynote Speaker: Dr Louisa Stein (Middlebury College, USA)
Plenary Address: Professor Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield, UK)
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SUSSEX CENTRE FOR CULTURAL STUDIES
ANNUAL CONFERENCE FRIDAY MAY 26TH 2017
Echoes of Fascism in Contemporary Culture, Politics and Society
Keynote speakers include:
Angela Nagle (author of ‘Ireland Under Austerity’ and ‘Kill All Normies’)
Gholam Khiabany (academic and political journalist, author of ‘Blogistan’)
‘Every age has its own fascism’ – Primo Levi
RIDCH Conferences 2017
Conference on Digital Humanities 2017:"Digitization of the Humanities and New Ways of Teaching"
Conference on Digital Culture 2017:"Digital Art, Design and Advertising"
1 – 3 June 2017
Call for Papers
Call for Essays: Stranger Things: Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence
I am looking for proposals for chapters for a book on the Netflix series Stranger Things to be published by McFarland & Company. As the book title suggests, the overarching theme of the volume is how the series creates, evokes, uses and exploits the eighties, eighties culture and contemporary nostalgia for both. Successful proposals will link an aspect of Stranger Things with an eighties counterpart and explore how the series engages that aspect of Reagan-era culture.