New worlds and beings often entail alternate modes of communication and understanding. Posing speculative circumstances, lands, and creatures, works of science fiction and fantasy are therefore particularly conducive to linguistic reimaginings. Indeed, numerous speculative fiction narratives foreground a linguistic component: seemingly peculiar languages and unusual linguistic constructions drive characters to grapple with notions of communication, alterity, and humanity.
film and television
CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel for MMLA 2019
General Conference Topic: “Doubles, Duality, Doppelgangers”
General Conference Information: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/
The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with every aspect of the theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” for the 2019 conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 14-17, 2019. A general description of this theme can be found here.
Call for Papers: Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon
Co-edited by Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay
We seek chapter proposals for a collection that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
After 200 years, Frankenstein has emerged into an international cultural phenomenon. During the novel’s bicentennial, events took place around the world to celebrate the novel’s publication. Frankenstein continues to be more salient than ever. We are compiling a collection that explores the range of cultural responses the novel has elicited as well as the ways it continues to be relevant to our world today and to the future.
Collaborations of cinema with other art forms open up myriad of issues like the medium’s ability to maintain fidelity to the original narrative, its transformation of the original narrative, or its desire to treat the original as only an occasion for a different narrative. Adaptation studies have, as yet, largely concentrated on studying films as derivatives of original works reinforcing Rabindranath Tagore’s observation that “[c]inema is still playing second fiddle to literature.” It is commonly viewed as a presumptuous palimpsest whose merit lies in its techniques of appropriation, intersection, and transformation of the source text.
LITERATURE AND THE MOVING IMAGE
11-13 July 2019
The Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Literature
and Camera-Stylo III (The Sydney Literature and Cinema Network)
Hosted by: MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY (SYDNEY)
Call for Articles
KOME, an Europe-based international Open Access journal is currently accepting submissions for its 2019 and 2020 issues. We are a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields. Basically, we consider results from the field of Communication, Media, Journalism and Theatre & Film studies that includes both strict theoretical contribution and methodological rigour (one could think that this basically means social sciences perspectives, but we also consider papers closer to the humanities side of communication and media studies).
Special Call for Papers, Issue 4.2 (Winter 2019):
Asian Representation Matters
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 8, 2019
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook
Guest editor: Temenuga Trifonova, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, York University (Toronto)
Europe at the Crossroads: Cinematic Takes
CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS
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”
EXTENDED DEADLINE! Abstracts accepted until Friday 1st March
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