American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.
film and television
Call for chapter proposals: Animation and advertising
Proposals are invited for chapters in a new edited collection on the topic of ‘Animation and Advertising’.
Call for Papers: ReFocus: The Films of Lisandro Alonso
Deadline: July 1, 2017
Since his emergence as part of the New Argentine Cinema, Lisandro Alonso has shown himself to be one of world cinema’s most original cinematic voices. His work has pursued a formal rigor, a narrative austerity, and an impulse towards ethnography that marks it as decidedly anti-commercial. At the same time, his tales of solitary men moving through landscapes have found a highly favorable reception among international festival audiences.
In the last two decades, scholarly attention to transmedia storytelling (TS) has increased dramatically. Approaches to the topic vary widely, ranging from a focus on the effects of TS on narratives and texts (Harvey, Mittell); explorations of paratexts, metatexts, intertexts, and pretexts (Gray, Clarke); and the increase in fan participation and agency with regard to narrative agency since the transmedia turn (Jenkins, Geraghty, Hills). More recently, scholars such as Raúl Rodríguez-Ferrándiz have returned to what might be considered the beginning, looking to Gerard Genette’s discussion of paratexts and building on Genette’s print-bound ideas with transmediated frames.
Mixed Bill: comedy and gender research network
Women and comedy symposium
University of Salford Thursday 19th October 2017
The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, management, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the June 2017 Issue (Volume Four, Issue One).
Manuscripts Submission Deadline: May 20, 2017.
Senegalese Ousmane Sembène was one of the most important African artists of the 20th century as a writer and a film director. Yet there are only a handful of studies on his cinematic body of work. They usually adopt the same structure: the analysis of his films in chronological order. This essay collection tackles his work and legacy in a deeper way. Sembène articulated his observations in fiction films instead of documentaries, embracing the African tradition of telling and transmitting stories that creatively reflect the circumstances of a people. His films have strengthened the cause of liberation from colonial domination and other forms of oppression.
We hereby invite proposals for papers to be included in a Special Issue on “Revisiting Adventure.”
Memories of Slavery and Colonization: Historiography, Arts, and Museums
University of Maine (Le Mans, France)
9-10 November, 2017
The Society for American Music invites proposals for (a) individual papers, (b) organized panels of 2-4 papers, (c) lecture-recitals, (d) written papers related to one of the seminar topics, (e) scholarly posters, and (f) interest groups for its 44th Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, to be held 28 February - 4 March 2018. All proposals must be submitted via the SAM web site by 11:59 pm PDT 1 June 2017.
For complete information, please visit http://www.american-music.org/conferences/KansasCity2018/cfp.php