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Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism - Issue 8

updated: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:34am
Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017


Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism is the successor to the seminal British journal MOVIE (1962-2000). We are a peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal dedicated to publishing rigorous but accessible work that is concerned with the aesthetics of film and television style, close textual analysis, and/or the theory and practice of evaluating works of film and television. For Issue 8 (to be published late 2017/early 2018), in addition to our general call for papers, we are also requesting videographic criticism, and articles responding to the theme of 'moments of choice'. All submissions to be sent to movie.journal@gmail.com.

 

Panel “Audio-Visual Pedagogies of Decline” at the ASA 2017

updated: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:34am
Eric Erbacher &b Sina Nitzsche
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

CfP Panel “Audio-Visual Pedagogies of Decline” 

at the 2017 ASA Conference “Pedagogies of Dissent” | Chicago | 9-12 November 2017

Urban decline is conventionally framed as a devastating process both for the physical fabric as well as for the social structure of urban communities. Particularly in mass media and popular culture, the common representation of declining urban spaces is dominated by images of physical decay and destitute people as well as narratives of social failure, lack of morality, and crime. These spaces and communities are thus presented as having little to nothing to offer with respect to educational achievement, creative expressivity and intellectual development.

UCLA's Mediascape - on Film Technology

updated: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:06am
UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Call for Papers: This issue of Mediascape will focus on film technology.

Spectacles and Performances: Voodoo Aesthetics within Low and High Art Forms

updated: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:35am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017

The pairing of voodoo and literature causes one to immediately think of writers like Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Ishmael Reed, Toni Cade Bambara, and Jewell Parker Rhodes, as these authors use conjure unequivocally within their literary works. However, voodoo flows more freely in the veins of popular culture than one may realize. Though Christian cultures have largely shunned voodoo as a practice, Western literature has used voodoo as sites of spectacles, moments of revenge, and performances of Africanness. In fact, western literature has a nuanced relationship with voodoo or voodoo aesthetics.

Drama and Society

updated: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:59am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 
November 10 – 12, 2017, Chaminade University of Honolulu and Ala Moana Hotel (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Session: Drama and Society
Presiding Officer: Kimberly Jew, Associate Professor, Theatre and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah
Proposal Due Date: May 21, 2017 (submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

Borders of the Visible: Intersections between Literature and Photography

updated: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:37am
Università degli Studi di Torino
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

International Conference

                    

Borders of the Visible: Intersections between Literature and Photography

Seuils du visible. Intersections entre littérature et photographie

Soglie del visibile. Intersezioni fra letteratura e fotografia

 

15-18 November 2017 – Torino, Italy

 

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

ANZSA 2018 Panel CFP: “Lend thy serious hearing”: Irreverence and Play in Shakespeare Adaptations

updated: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:37am
Marina Gerzic (UWA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 3, 2017

ANZSA 2018 Panel CFP: “Lend thy serious hearing”: Irreverence and Play in Shakespeare Adaptations

Four hundred years after William Shakespeare’s death, his work continues to not only fill playhouses around the world, but be adapted for various forms of popular culture, including film, television, online video, and comics/graphic novels. These adaptations introduce a whole new generation of audiences to the work of Shakespeare, and are often fun, playful, engaging, and “irreverent, broadly allusive, and richly reimagined takes on their source material” (Cartelli and Rowe, New Wave Shakespeare on Screen, 2007, 1).

 

Journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 3, 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:08pm
Journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Edited by: Martin Simonson & Raúl Montero Gilete Co-edited by: Angélica Varandas, Ana Daniela Coelho & José Duarte

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. It aims at promoting science fiction and fantasy in the humanities while, at the same time, providing a forum for discussion on all aspects of science fiction and fantasy by welcoming innovative approaches and critical methodologies to the critical and creative landscape.

The journal covers the following topics:

Call for contributors ReFocus: The Films of Xaxier Dolan

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:08pm
Andrée Lafontaine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.

Approaches to Jordan Peele's Get Out

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jordan Peele’s horror film, Get Out (2017) just became the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay (beating out the prior holder of that record, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 film The Blair Witch Project).

 

Get Out is not only an enormous box office success but it has won a critical acclaim unusual for a horror film—currently (as of early April, 2017) standing at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes with 225 positive and only one negative review.

 

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