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photography conference 2019
A two-day conference at the University of West London
supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
1st and 2nd November 2019
Prof. Howard Caygill, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London
Prof. Laura U. Marks, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
CALL FOR PAPERS
11-12 October 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:
Bitch or Badass: Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema (working title)
Edited by Melanie A. Haas (Texas Woman's University ) and N. A. Pierce (Old Dominion University)
Taking up the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the panel for Science and Fiction seeks proposals engaging the presence of the double in fiction inflected or inspired by science, medicine, or technology; the fields’ theories or methods; or their practitioners. Oftentimes, the double is associated with the horror genre and presented as emblematic of Freud’s ideas about the uncanny, or the unheimlich (unhomely is the literal translation). The term describes the feeling of unease or fear one gets from experiencing something familiar turned uncomfortably strange. Fred Botting, however, notes that horror and science fiction each “give form to a sense of otherness” (Botting, 2008, 131).
PAMLA Special Panel: Creating Indigestion: Resisting the Carnival Consumption of the Other
Seeking paper proposals for the PAMLA Conference, to be held in San Diego, California at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside, on November 14-17, 2019.
Applicants must make an account with PAMLA pamla.ballastacademic.com and submit their proposal by June 10th.
Call For Papers: Union for Democratic Communications- Project Censored 2019
October 31-November 3, 2019
California State University, East Bay
Mass Communication and Transnational Empire: 50 years of (transformations since) Herbert Schiller
This permanent section of the Midwestern Modern Languages Association organized by the Marxist Literary Group seeks to examine the economics, politics, and aesthetics of remakes, reboots, and readaptations in film, television, and literature. In 2019 alone, there are over twenty films being released that are remakes, reboots, or readaptations. These films range from Disney’s live-action remakes of Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King to the second chapter of the readaptation of Stephen King’s IT and a reboot of the Child’s Play franchise. Why are these types of films so popular? More specifically, why is there an increasing market for such films and television shows?
Riverdale: a comic book turned hit TV show, a comic strip turned murder mystery, a town that is both nowhere and everywhere. Recently renewed for a fourth season, the CW’s popular campy teen drama is notable for its apparent departures from the checkout-stand digests of yore, and has a new witchy counterpart in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, as well as a projected spin-off in the development of a Katy Keene series.