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Edited Collection - The Scientist in Popular Culture

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 12:17pm
Rebecca Janicker, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

From news and documentaries to TV drama and major media franchises, science has become a firm fixture in contemporary media culture. Across these diverse formats, a fascination with the perceived capacity of science – whether in the guise of medicine, criminology, space science or engineering – to transform life in wonderful and fearful ways endures. The figure of the scientist is science made manifest and, though different variants have evolved over the centuries, the scientist has remained a constant presence in Western culture. The last hundred years or so has seen many developments in science and technology and popular culture has kept abreast of these, portraying scientists that respond to the shifting hopes and fears of eager audiences.

NeMLA 2020: The Circle of the Adaptations: Beyond the Boundaries of Genres (Roundtable)

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

When we say "adaptation", we often recall certain types of formulas that turn from literature to film. In recent years, however, adaptation has been taking place across literature-film-TV shows, and the distinct starting point of originality has been blurred. According to Darwin's definition, adaptation is "a process by which an animal or plant species is fitted to its environment.” If we expand the aperture to the field of humanities-based on this definition, adaptation is no longer merely an additive function that supports the original and extends its vitality to a minimum, rather, it has a new value in itself, and at the same time provides a healthy circulation in which the original can survive in a changing socio-cultural environment.

Call for abstracts - Edited volume: “Trans Identities in the French media”

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Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:50pm
Dr Romain Chareyron
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?[1]): such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Infofor an article published in 2015[2]that discussed the lack of visibility trans(gender/sexual) people still experience in French society. Indeed, there has been an increasing visibility of trans individuals in film and TV in recent years.

Genre Trouble: Interrogating the Gaze through Film Genre (NeMLA 2020)

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Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:43am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

51st NeMLA Convention | March 5-8, 2020 | Boston, MA

Feminist film critics have pioneered work on the intimate relationship between gender and genre, thus problematizing and unsettling long-standing dominant narratives, structures of looking, and spectatorial positions. Indeed, much of the work by feminist filmmakers showcases an innovative use of genre conventions that opens up new narrative avenues and destabilizes audiences' expectations. Considering its historical dimension, the notion of film genre becomes an invaluable category and analytical tool to explore questions not only of sexual difference, but also of sexual orientation, race, class, or culture.

Transnational Adaptation

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Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 panel: Transnational Adaptation

Boston, March 5-8

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Crime and Mystery

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Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:33pm
David John Boyd, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

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