World religions have long held pilgrimage as an important journey of the faithful. Today, however, there is an increasing number of non-religious, secular or spiritual pilgrims undertaking these journeys. The nearly 800 km-long Camino de Santiago is a popular destination for secular pilgrims travelling through France and across Northern Spain. Established as one of three principal Christian pilgrimage routes over 1,200 years ago, the Camino is experiencing increasing visitor numbers with over 300,000 undertaking the journey each year.
film and television
Call for Essays: Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition, 1998-2020
I am looking for proposals for chapters for an academic book that aims to examine the manifestation of collective societal fears in film.This collection will cover films specifically from the time period of 1998-2020. This collection is under contract with McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers and will be released in 2020.
Proposals are invited for chapters in a new edited collection on the topic of ‘Indian Animated Media and Culture.’
The international conference “Venus a través del espejo: erotismo y creación en el mundo hispánico (literatura, cine, cómic y artes plásticas)” will take place at the Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) on May 8, 9 (on-site sessions), 10 & 11 (online asynchronous sessions), 2019, in order to reflect from an interdisciplinary perspective on the presence of eroticism in the literary works, films, graphic novels and the arts of the Hispanic World. The aim is to share and learn about new theories and methodologies to approach the problems presented by the expression of eroticism.
On the occasion of the Year of the Global at the University of Pittsburgh
The Department of French & Italian Presents:
Representations of Disaster
Call for Papers
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
March 8-9, 2019
Dr. Deborah Jenson
Glitches are moments of disruption; they represent the exposure of technical process, moving away from the binaries of input and output to consider what comes in-between. The growing ubiquity of interconnected systems prompts a desire to understand such intangible networks around the user, an attempt to try and engage with these digital phenomena as alternate forms of ‘presence’ that cannot help but recourse to anthropocentric terms – virus, cloud, render ghost. The frequent ethereality of such language attempts to visualise, embody, and comprehend the profusion of technical systems that we share the atmosphere with, their very terming gesturing to their spectral protrusion into, ostensibly, ‘our’ reality.
Gothic Feminism presents:
Technology, Women, and Gothic-Horror On-Screen
2 – 3 May 2019
University of Kent
Keynote speaker: Dr Lisa Purse (University of Reading)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Call For Papers: Mythcon 50,
San Diego, California,
August 2-5, 2019
Join us as The Mythopoeic Society celebrates the last of our three fiftieth anniversaries:
our 50th Annual Mythopoeic Conference!
Looking Back, Moving Forward
The Media Fields Research Collective at UC Santa Barbara is excited to announce its call for papers for Media Fields Journal Issue 15: Media Cultures of the (Inter/Anti)Imperial Pacific
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2019
Europe at the Crossroads: Cinematic Takes