film and television
Southern Exposure: Analyzing the U.S. South through Film
CFP: Critics often cite D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation as the
origin of the Hollywood feature film and credit it with helping to
form the Hollywood narrative style. However, the film also marks the
importance of the U.S. southern setting in shaping the American
cinematic imagination. Griffith's film raises the broad issues of
war, tragedy, and romance, but also depicts the more disturbing
issues that continue to be associated with the filmic south: racial
and sexual violence, slavery, vigilante justice, and lynching.
The War Body on Screen
Call for Papers
Closing Date: Monday January 9th 2006
This proposal, for an edited collection of =91new=92 essays on the war =20=
body on screen, emerges from what the editors see as a new (post =20
9/11) concern for bringing into view the troubling image of the =20
ruined body, or the body that is absent from vision (as in dead and =20
gone, or captive and hidden). The corporeal figure of the suicide =20
bomber, the hostage, the soldier, the terrorist, and the innocent =20
victim, appear as cultural and ideological vehicles of meaning for =20
the way one is meant to understand conflict, war and terror in the =20
CALL FOR PAPERS
WESTERNS IN CINEMA AND POPULAR NOVELS
The 27th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 8-11, 2006
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque=20
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Topics might include B.M. Bower, Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, Max Brand,
Clarence Mulford, Pulp Westerns, John Ford, Anthony Mann, Clint
Eastwood, Feminist, Structuralist and other critical perspectives on
Call for Essays
Project Title: Queer Pop Culture
Divorce in Film
We are editing a book entitled After Intimacy: The Culture of Divorce in the
West since 1789, contracted for publication in 2006 and consisting of a
collection of commissioned essays from scholars in the US and the UK,
ranging across European and American literature and culture.
The Mind's Eye: Perspectives on Word and Image
University College London English Postgraduate Conference
17 February 2006
UPDATE: The conference organizers are pleased to announce Dr Peter de
Bolla of King's College, Cambridge, as a confirmed keynote speaker.
The fourth annual postgraduate conference at University College London
seeks papers that address the relationship between the verbal and
visual in literary texts.
FILM ADAPTATION CALLING...
...are you going to answer? The PCA/ACA 2006 conference in Atlanta is
happening April 12-15, 2006 in sunny, and gloriously warm Atlanta, Georgia.
As winter approaches, consider taking a short trip to Atlanta to warm up
your body and your mind by meeting and mingling with colleagues of
Call for Papers: Media and Globalization Area
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
To be held in Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006.
Further details (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.)
available at http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/
Call for Papers
Special Issue of Communication Theory
"Succeeding Failure: openings in communication and media studies"
Succeeding Failure: openings in communication and media studies is the
title of a special journal issue planned for Communication Theory. This
issue will be guest edited by Briankle G. Chang and Garnet C. Butchart of
the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts,