This panel of the 2020 NeMLA convention (Boston, March 5-8) welcomes reflections on the process of adapting texts / films / graphic novels into video games, being open to theoretical analyses as well as to case studies (for example, of the narrative ecosystem of franchises). It seeks to bring together the most popular approaches to studying the medium -- narratological and ludological perspectives, as well as reflections on the translation of cinematic adaptation theory to the medium of video games – in order to ensure a rich conversation.
film and television
Digital Monochrome: World Cinema’s New Black and White
“It’s not a vintage black and white. It’s a contemporary black and white. Black and white was part of [Roma’s] DNA.”
“Movies in color seemed unrealistic because they were undramatic.”
The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Philadelphia, PA from April 15-18, 2020.
As this year’s conference takes place in Philadelphia, home of the Rosenbach Library and the working notes of Bram Stoker, this year’s central theme is the legacy of Dracula. As well, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:
Bram Stoker’s Dracula in popular cultures
CFP: Historical Perspectives on Fan Culture
(SCMS: April 1-5 2020, Denver)
Editors - Dr Joshua Gulam (Liverpool Hope University), Dr Sarah Feinstein (University of Leeds), and Dr Fraser Elliott (University of Salford)
We are seeking chapter proposals for an edited collection on the culture, commerce, and ideology of The Fast and the Furious films.
Queer Media and the Digital
Digital technology has altered all aspects of media cultures, including questions of identity that can affect everything from the production of texts, their content, their distribution, their reception, and more. At the same time, popular and academic understandings of queerness have evolved to incorporate expanding ideas of gender, sexuality, race, disability, ethnicity, and other identity categories. Not only has digital technology altered the ways in which queerness can be articulated, but queer media has also shaped the form and reception of digital texts. Understanding queerness in the digital age requires us to account for the changes in both queer studies and digital studies.
Call for Abstracts
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020
Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Chicago
Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)
New Perspectives on the Indian New Wave: Fifty Years On
Organizers: Manishita Dass (Royal Holloway, University of London) & Usha Iyer (Stanford University)
Call for Papers
Special Edition of Celebrity Studies, edited by Renee Middlemost and Sarah Thomas
First Forum 2019 Graduate Student Conference
Division of Cinema and Media Studies
University of Southern California
Thursday, October 10, 2019 and Friday, October 11, 2019
Connections, Disruptions, and Imaginations in Cinema and Beyond
(A Conference in Three Clusters)