category: film and television

CFP Private/Public - Issue 21, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, Deadline 15 September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org

There has been a significant shift in the boundaries between the private and public realm in recent years.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to 15 JULY for RICE ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM

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"Modalities: Politics and Poetics," Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

***Extended Submission Deadline: 15 July 2015***

Please visit Modalities2015.com for more information!

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

We choose to consider not “environment,” say, but “environmentality” in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, –ality. By animality, do we mean the conditions of possibility for animals or being-animal? By materiality, are we shifting our focus from material characteristics and attributes to describe instead what modulates or grounds existence? Moreover, are theorizations of animality and materiality as politically motivated and implicative as socially-conscious work on sexuality or postcoloniality?

Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu ; pschweit@su.edu

In the past two decades, universities, organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees

Humanism and Its Prefixes

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Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
rhetorichumanisms@berkeley.edu

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Heralded by The Telegraph as a ‘global phenomenon,’ BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time.

Time and Film Viewing: Spectators’ Temporal Experiences

full name / name of organization: 
Elephant & Castle - Bergamo University - Italy
contact email: 
stefano.ghislotti@unibg.it

Time and Film Viewing: Spectators’ Temporal Experiences
edited by Stefano Ghislotti and Elisa Pezzotta

Special TWC Issue CFP: Queer Female Fandom (3/1/16; 6/15/17)

full name / name of organization: 
Julie Levin Russo (The Evergreen State College) and Eve Ng (Ohio University)
contact email: 
queerfemalefandom@gmail.com

This special issue is the first dedicated to femslash, and it aims to collect and put in dialogue emerging research and criticism on the subject, from histories of lesbian fandom to current fan activities around queer female characters and pairings.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXT - JUNE 25] Literature & the Other Arts in Early Modern England [SAMLA 87]

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dwroble1@student.gsu.edu

**This is a recurring panel at the SAMLA conference. Any and all 16th and early 17th century topics will be considered. The following topics are especially welcome...**

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability (Jan. 28–29, 2016): International Conference

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Center for Body, Mind and Culture, Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, Special Issue of Contemporary Women’s Writing Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk, f.peters@bathspa.ac.uk and g.wisker@brighton.ac.uk

Ruth Rendell, who has recently died, was one of the most prolific and important female authors of the C20th/21st centuries, achieving many literary awards and honours, plus a Labour peerage.

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS Colloquium : Humour in Feminist Media

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

"HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS : Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media"
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec
October 16-17, 2015

"Culture, Identity, and Media: New Perspectives of Representation" (20-21 May 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English and American Studies/Goethe University Frankfurt
contact email: 
studentconferencefrankfurt@yahoo.com

"Culture, Identity, and Media: New Perspectives of Representation"

(May 2016: Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)

In an article on social representation, Birgitta Höijer writes: “Social representations are about processes of collective meaning-making resulting in common cognitions…it specifies a number of communicative mechanisms explaining how ideas are communicated and transformed into what is perceived of as common sense. This touches the very heart of mediated communication – how the media naturalizes social thinking and generates collective cognition.” (1) Media – whether a novel, a television show, or a film – is often responsible for shaping the way people think about other cultures and societies. Naturally, the media also helps create or support stereotypes. But how does this process work?

Realism Bites - Disruptive Realisms in Modernity 08/13/2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
realismbitesgermangrads@gmail.com

Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University

Realism Bites

Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West) - Proposals due JULY 1

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American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota

October 16-18, 2015

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now- Edited Collection- Abstract Deadline 7/26/15

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Ortolano/ Florida SouthWestern State College
contact email: 
SOrtolano@fsw.edu

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now

Proposed Edited Collection
Abstract Deadline July 26, 2015

[UPDATE] Power and the Mediterranean DEADLINE EXTENDED - July 15

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan
contact email: 
shoshan@umich.edu

The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

Comment dit-on "queer" en français? Queer Theory in French Deadline: September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
adexter@tulane.edu

Although French-language theorists such as Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Monique Wittig have been fundamental in thinking about queer theory in English, queer theory's application in Francophon

21st Century Englishes Conference at BGSU UPDATED

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University Department of English
contact email: 
bgsucon@gmail.com

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

full name / name of organization: 
BCPCS Conference
contact email: 
bcpcs2016@bcpcsconference.com

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States.

MAPACA 2015 Philadelphia, PA, November 5-7, 2015

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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
www.mapaca.net

Call for Papers MAPACA 2015
November 5-7, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

#hashtag: A Global Interdisciplinary Conference. Friday 15th January - Sunday17th January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
hashtag@inter-disciplinary.net

#hashtag: A Global Conference
Call for Participation 2016

Friday 15th January – Sunday 17th January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Fictions of Circulation & the Circulation of Fictions in Latin America - NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Lorena Cuya Gavilano / Lycoming College
contact email: 
lorenacuya@gmail.com

People, narratives, and genres move across geographic, linguistic, temporal, and cultural boundaries. Their multiple modes of circulation generate conceptual and rhetorical strategies to preserve, adapt, transform, and/or conceal identity vis-à-vis issues of spatial and temporal mobility. In the last hundred years, the circulation of people, texts, and other cultural productions among Latin American countries has proved to be increasingly rich and complex in positive and negative ways. This roundtable* focuses on works that deal with the circulation of people and narratives across Latin American borders. It focuses on texts that are, in essence, privileged manifestations of transnational, post-national, and/or World Literature phenomena and explores: How do they fictionalize the concept of circulation or mobility, and what are the fictions of circulation?

[UPDATE] Screening Politics: Affect, Identity, and Uprising

full name / name of organization: 
University of Pittsburgh Graduate Film Conference
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

October 2-3 2015

Fugitive Environmentalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities.

UPDATE EXTENDED DEADLINE NOW JULY 1ST

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Go West! Western Area 2015 Film & History Conference
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western.

Critiquing Culture

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University
contact email: 
critiquing.culture@gmail.com

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 9th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference.

TWC Special Issue CFP: Sherlock Holmes Fandom, Sherlockiana, and The Great Game (3/1/16; 3/15/17)

full name / name of organization: 
Roberta Pearson (Nottingham) and Betsy Rosenbaum (Whittier)
contact email: 
twcsherlock@gmail.com

Transformative Works and Cultures special issue on Sherlock Holmes fandom, fan works, and communities from 1887 to today.

Call for Chapters: Representations of Poverty in US Pop Culture (9/1/2015 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Wylie Lenz
contact email: 
povertyandpopculture@gmail.com

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited collection tentatively titled Representing the Other Half: Essays on Poverty in American Popular Culture.

Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, 7-10 July 2016 / Proposals, 4 January 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Whedon Studies Association
contact email: 
slayage.conference@gmail.com

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (www.whedonstudies.tv), the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Tanya R.

Fiction in the Age of Risk

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Practice
contact email: 
golnar.nabizadeh@uwa.edu.au; tony.hda@uwa.edu.au

What does it mean to risk, and how do we benefit, as well as suffer, from its demands?

John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

full name / name of organization: 
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

"The Age of the Geek:" Book collection. Abstract deadline 7/20/15

full name / name of organization: 
"The Age of the Geek:" Book Collection
contact email: 
KELane@nwosu.edu

CFP: “The Age of the Geek:” Book collection

Submission Deadline: Abstracts are due July 20, 2015

“The Age of the Geek:” Book Collection

SFFTV CFP: Special Issue on Mad Max franchise

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Hassler-Forest
contact email: 
dhasslerforest@gmail.com

Science Fiction Film and Television seeks submissions for a special issue on the Mad Max franchise.
Guest editor: Dan Hassler-Forest

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
ehughes@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

[UPDATE] Nabokov on Politics (SAMLA 87)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / Davidson College
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, “the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, o

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