This session will explore the intersection of film studies and history. We are looking for papers that explore filmic depictions of historical events, including motion pictures and television forms. Papers that foreground discussions of the accuracy, truthfulness, and ethics of filmic depiction, issues of historiography, and questions of the history of film-making itself are welcome. Since this year's conference theme also addresses sight, visuality, and ways of seeing, papers submitted that combine historical philosophies of film with the ontology of vision are also very welcome.
film and television
A growing awareness of transgender issues has exploded in recent years, especially after the high-profile gender reconstruction surgery of Caitlyn Jenner. The rising awareness has caused activism both for and against the transgender community, and forces us to question many of the binaries that permeate culture. Few issues question borders and transcend boundaries in as dramatic a fashion as current transgender concerns, so for the SAMLA 89 Conference, held in Atlanta, Ga from Nov 3-5, we are seeking abstracts exploring the conference theme of “Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture” as expressed through a transgender lens.
University of Pittsburgh, September 29th-30th, 2017
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Call for Papers | Deadline: July 10th, 2017
What are the relationships among historical narratives, fictional narratives, and the narratives that the tourist industry creates? Contributions are solicited for a collection of essays that will map the boundaries of and intersections among these discourses of “place” and its significance, with an emphasis on literary tourism and the British Isles. Essays may be weighted towards the theoretical or may be focused on studies of individual historical sites or literary authors; they may approach the subject from the disciplinary perspectives of anthropology, cultural studies, film studies, literary history, or history.
McFarland and Company invites baseball writers to contribute abstracts for an essay collection presently titled The New York Yankees and Popular Culture.
Writers are encouraged to submit their own topics for consideration. Possible topics include:
- Yankees in Advertising
- History of WPIX
- The fight between Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson on the Game of the Week
- Buster Keaton’s film The Cameraman featuring a sequence at Yankee Stadium
- Yankees and Seinfeld
McFarland is a leading publisher of books and journals in sports history, including Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game and Black Ball: A Negro League Journal.
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking papers on the subject of television for its annual fall conference to be held on the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst on October 27-28, 2017. The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2017.
NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize discussing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which completed projects as well as new ideas and works-in-progress can be shared. NEPCA is dedicated to expanding intellectual horizons, open engagement, and constructive criticism.
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: Japanese Visual Culture
Presiding Officer: David Boyd, PhD Candidate in Text-Image Studies, Comparative Literature, University of Glasgow
Proposal Due Date: May 21, 2017 (submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas
Conference theme: “The Sense of Sight: Vision, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing”
We invite presentation proposals for the Stardom, Celebrity and Fandom Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 10-11, 2017.
The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore various realities associated with living in the limelight and/or admiring those who do, insightful analyses of individual stars and/or celebrities, and in-depth analyses of intriguing media offerings that examine and represent stardom, celebrity and/or fandom, during any historical era.
Given adequate participant interest and high-quality submissions, we are hoping to publish selected papers (with author’s permission) in a special collection of essays pertaining to the conference theme.
Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions
115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions
Presiding Officer: Stephanie Hankinson, University of Washington
A return to the feminisms of the 1970s is one of the most salient dimensions of feminist studies to emerge over the last decade. This proposed volume seeks essays that reflect on this return—evident not only in academia, but in emergent activist feminisms of the 21st century—and speculate on what it means for feminist scholarship, politics, and cultural production.
This interdisciplinary anthology invites work by scholars in fields such as Film Studies, Philosophy, Art History, Cultural Studies, Visual and Cultural Anthropology, Literary and Historical studies, Media Studies, Women’s Studies, and beyond.