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UPDATE: Cinema and Eastern Europe (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
catalina florescu


I will be organizing a panel at this year MLA's convention (to be held in
Philadelphia). This panel discusses the cultural as well as the
socio-political aspects of Eastern Europe -- before and after the fall of the
Berlin wall -- in conjunction with cinematic works.

Below is my original message:
Proposals are invited for a special session organized by the Romanian Studies
Association of America at this year's MLA convention: "Living at the
Outskirts -- Cinema and East European Countries." Film and the Politics of the
Great Divide, the East European as Other, visual narrative of
integration/disintegration, and the cinematic screen as a divide and/or

CFP: Visual Culture, New Media, Asian American Studies (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm

The Asian American Literature Division of the MLA announces the following panel
and seeks papers for MLA December 27-30, 2006, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline March
15, 2006.

"Visual Culture, New Media, Asian American Studies"

Analyses and examples of intersections with television, film, digital media,
video games, Internet, art, and new media technologies. Topics may include but
are not limited to:

CFP: Material Words (3/6/06; Gender Across Borders II, 4/21/06-4/22/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm

Call For Papers: Material Words
Accepted Panel at Gender Across Borders II: Research Subjects
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Abstract Deadline: March 6, 2006
Panel Organizer: Kyle Schlesinger

Taking a cue from Madonna's 'Material Girl,' the 'Material Words' panel will feature papers
that explore the media and/or mediums of women's poetry and/or textual production.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: High & Low / Culture (3/6/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Association is soliciting paper proposals for
its convention November 9-12 in Chicago. Anyone interested in submitting
an abstract for an individual paper on the theme of "High & Low / Culture,"
is invited to email an abstract to by March 6, 2006.

Possible topics might include:

UPDATE: Creative Translation: Film Adaptation (grad) (2/28/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
Maggie Gover

Announcement of Keynote Speaker
New Submission Deadline
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Kincaid
James Kincaid is Aerol Arnold Professor of English,
University of Southern California. His recent works
include Annoying the Victorians (1995), Erotic
Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting (1998), and
A history of the African-American people (proposed) by
Strom Thurmond : a novel (as told to Percival Everett
& James Kincaid) (2004).

CFP: Conference on Ealing Studios (UK) (6/1/06; 11/4/06)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Melanie Williams

Call for Papers: 'Ealing Revisited' (UK) (06/01/06; 11/04/06)


Call for papers for a one-day conference at the University of Hull, England.

Saturday 4 November 2006


'Ealing Revisited'


UPDATE: The Lebowski Cult (3/10/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Aaron Jaffe


Announcement and Call for Papers

The Lebowski Cult: An Academic Symposium
28-29 September 2006
The Executive West
830 Phillips Lane
Louisville, Kentucky

The aim of this small symposium is to invent a critical program equal to
the task of interpreting The Big Lebowski (1998) and addressing the
Lebowski cult that has quickly grown in its wake, both the legions of
more or less public fans as well as the cultural politics, resonances,
and after-affects of their fanaticism.

CFP: Horror Films (2/27/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06/-10/14/06)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Tony Perrello

I would like to propose a special session on horror films for this year's
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention. Although my
particular interest is in the development of the slasher formula in the age
of neoconservativism (the Reagan years to present), all theoretical
approaches to the horror film genre are welcome.