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Essays on the Punisher

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:15pm
Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Punisher: Judge, Jury, and Executioner

Edited by Matthew McEinry, Alicia Goodman, Ryan Cassidy, and Robert G. Weiner

 

With Netflix’s The Punisher being released in November 2017, it is apparent that a character like the Punisher has a certain kind of widespread appeal. The Punisher was played with great acclaim in Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2 by Jon Bernthal. There were, however, three previous Punisher movies of varying quality dating back to 1989. None of the previous Punisher films did blockbuster business, although 2004’s The Punisher and The Punisher War Zone (2008) were successful on home video. 

Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:12pm
Sarah Gilligan (UK), Petra Krpan & Nina Katarina Simončič / University of Zagreb
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures Conference (#FCVC2018)

University of Zagreb, Croatia

17-19 July 2018

 

Keynote Speakers

Pamela Church Gibson - London College of Fashion.

Joseph H Hancock II - Drexel University, USA.

Vicki Karaminas - Massey University, New Zealand.

Stella Bruzzi - University College London.

 

What is Universe? Communication • Complexity • Coherence

updated: 
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:51pm
University of Oregon in Portland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

WHAT IS UNIVERSE?
COMMUNICATION  • COMPLEXITY • COHERENCE

University of Oregon in Portland, April 19-21, 2018

whatis.uoregon.edu

The What is Universe? (2018) conference-experience examines communication, complexity/simplicity, coherence/incoherence and, how they may or may not contribute to “a pluralistic universe.” This conference marks the third collaboration among scholars from the natural and social sciences, communication, media, law, design, and art. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, panels, exhibits and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics. Please see whatis.uoregon.edu for more details.

Pop Culture in/as Speculative Resistance

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:09pm
The Pop Culture Consortium, Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Call for Papers:

Pop Culture in/as Speculative Resistance

 

Deadline for submissions: 

December 15th, 2017

 

Conference location/date:

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI); February 16-18, 2018

 

 

The goal of this conference:

 

David Foster Wallace Conference of Contemporary Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:08pm
Ryan Edel - DFW Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 11, 2017

The Fifth Annual David Foster Wallace Conference

on Contemporary Literature and Culture, June 7-9, 2018

 

The Fifth Annual David Foster Wallace Conference on Contemporary Literature and Culture will be held at Illinois State University, June 7-9, 2018. The conference invites both critical scholarship and creative writing.  Papers and panels should focus on literary works published since the 1950s and/or in the works of David Foster Wallace. Creative writing proposals in all genres are welcome.

Proposals are due by December 11, 2017.

 

Critical Papers  and Panels

Doing Women's Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now, and Next

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:30pm
University of Southampton/Women's Film and Television History Network - UK/Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 13, 2017

Doing Women's Film and Television History IV:Calling the Shots – Then, Now, and NextMay 23 – 25, 2018 University of Southampton, UKOrganising team: Shelley Cobb, Linda Ruth Williams, and Natalie Wreyford*deadline Monday, November 13th (10pm GMT) As researchers of the AHRC-funded project Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary UK Film Culture 2000-2015 we are proud to host the fourth International Doing Women's Film and Television History conference in association with the Women’s Film and Television History Network – UK/Ireland. The focus for DWFTH-IV is predicated on the idea of the contemporary as an historical formation.

Ends of Cinema

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:28pm
Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) / UW-Milwaukee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Are we now, as many scholars have proclaimed, in an age of “post-cinema?” Has the massive global wave of digital production, distribution, and exhibition finally eradicated cinema as we’ve known it? Martin Scorsese seems to think so, declaring in an interview with the Associated Press in the last days of 2016 that “Cinema is gone. . . . The cinema that I grew up with and that I’m making, it’s gone.” Scorsese’s mournful tone echoed Ridley Scott and Peter Greenaway, as well as articles in popular publications like GQ, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair that blamed prestige television, high ticket prices, and, mostly, streaming platforms and digital technologies.

Sydney Screen Studies Network 2017 Symposium

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:29pm
Sydney Screen Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

Sydney Screen Studies Network are currently seeking proposals for our End-of-Year Symposium that will cap off our 2017 program: Intersections in Film and Media Studies.

In her Fall 2014 Film Quarterly editorial film theorist B. Ruby Rich writes:

“Cinema itself is in a state of immense transition, yet it’s hard not to notice that attention is lavished disproportionately on technology and auteurist style, with the question of theme, focus, and subject matter repeatedly sidelined. What, though, is “filmable” today? And what is “theorizable” in response?”

Thinking Labor with Cinema

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:26pm
diacritics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

What can cinema teach us about labor, in the past, the present or the future? From Workers Leaving the Factory (Louis and Auguste Lumière and Harun Farocki) to the question of automation; from protest and resistance to the rhythms of the workday on screen, cinema has been a laboratory and incubator for ideas about work, value, time, energy, and capital. While this diacritics special issue will focus on cinema, we may also consider work that engages with other screen media cultures as long as cinema remains a point of reference. Essays may focus on specific films, genres, styles; or they may look more broadly at critical theories or limitations of the filmic apparatus to engage labor. 

Villainous Victims: Redefining the Anti-Hero from a Postmodern Perspective

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:12am
Jade Dillon and Adele Hannon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

Villainous Victims: Redefining the Anti-Hero from a Postmodern Perspective

Conference Location: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 

Date of Conference: 25th April 2018

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