category: film and television

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
David Roh (Old Dominion University)
contact email: 
droh@odu.edu

We seek submissions for an edited collection on techno-Orientalism, dubbed by David Morley and Kevin Robins and refined by Greta Niu as the practice of ascribing, erasing, and/or disavowing relationships between technology and Asian subjects. From Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu in the early twentieth-century to William Gibson’s late twentieth-century cyber adventures, figurations of Asian people and landscapes have been uncannily linked to societal desires and fears in speculative discourses of science and technology. Fu Manchu, for instance, embody the onset of American techno-Orientalist anxieties through his occult-like ability to co-opt Western knowledge, while Gibson’s Asian landscapes and ninja bodyguards play upon late-capitalist fears of faceless, mechanical, de-individuated Japanese sarariman (Salarymen) who threaten American economic dominance. This volume aims to establish techno-Orientalism as a crucial and compelling cross-genre critical field, and to provide critical insight into the problematically persistent trope of the technologized Asian in science fiction literature, film, and new media.

6th Global Conference,Fear, Horror and Terror (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fht6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

1st Global Conference: Reframing Punishment (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
punish@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Reframing Punishment

Monday 3rd September – Wednesday 5th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers:

[UPDATE] Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge.

full name / name of organization: 
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
contact email: 
SUNYSB.GradConf@gmail.com

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

NYIT-Nanjing International Film Festival and Symposium, April 21-22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Center for Humanities and Culture in Nanjing
contact email: 
bbutch02@nyit.edu

The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Center for Humanities and Culture at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) will host the NYIT-Nanjing International Film Festival and Sy

UPDATE: Collapse and Catastrophe: Spain’s Cultural Panorama in the XXI Century

full name / name of organization: 
Metropolitan State College of Denver
contact email: 
amedin40@mscd.edu

Dear Colleagues,

CFP: "Queer Interventions and Intersections" (01/01/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences
contact email: 
transscriptsjournal@gmail.com

Call for Submissions

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Volume II: 2012, “Queer Interventions and Intersections”

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences (April 13-14, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago Department of Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
cinematicdiasporas@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

(Please circulate widely)

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences

University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies

Graduate Conference The Violence of the Image, April 26-27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, State University at Buffalo
contact email: 
violenceoftheimage@gmail.com

Shakespeare and Performance [UPDATE] (January 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies
contact email: 
Amy Tigner: altigner@gmail.com

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his cont

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
cinematicdiasporas@gmail.com

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences

University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies

Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference

Crisis and Resistance (U. of Idaho Grad Conference) April 6-7, 2012. (Deadline Jan. 27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
3rd Annual Graduate Conference | University of Idaho Dept. of English
contact email: 
glcc@uidaho.edu

Crisis and Resistance: Texts, Tumult and Transformation

CFP – “Digital History” — Features for MEDIASCAPE issue on “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture"

full name / name of organization: 
MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film, Television, and Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape@tft.ucla.edu

The digitization of culture writ large — and the archive in particular — necessitates a reevaluation of the study of both media history and mediated history.

Rated-X: Perversion and Exclusion

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
brandeis.grad.conference@gmail.com

Abstracts (250-500 words) Due: January 5, 2012
Plenary Speaker: Lee Edelman, Chair, Department of English, Tufts University

10th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
m10@inter-disciplinary.net

10th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Monday 10th September – Thursday 13th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers:

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
David Roh (Old Dominion University)
contact email: 
droh@odu.edu

Deadline: March 15, 2012

Northern Renaissance Seminar: 'Genre in the Renaissance'

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Mackenzie, University of Chester
contact email: 
a.mackenzie@chester.ac.uk

University of Chester

17th March 2012

'Genre in the Renaissance'

1st Global Conference: 'Skins' and Contemporary Culture (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
skins@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
'Skins' and Contemporary Culture

Tuesday 25th September 2012 – Thursday 27th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (DEADLINE EXTENDED - 12/1)

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
aegs.conference@gmail.com

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February

2nd Global Conference: Gender and Love (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
gl2@inter-diciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Gender and Love

Tuesday 25th September – Thursday 27th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area: Special Area: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
abuckman@csus.edu

Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

[UPDATE] CFP: First Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Popular Culture Scholars Association, First Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
contact email: 
bgpsca@gmail.com

[Updated, with correct web address]

Call for Submissions: First Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

CFP: First Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Popular Culture Scholars Association, First Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
contact email: 
bgpsca@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: First Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

UPDATE Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
lawill@nmsu.edu

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers and organized panels for their 33rd Annual Conference that will be held February 8-12, 2012 at

[UPDATE] Experimental Writing by Women Panel at the EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
contact email: 
lmullen@lsu.edu

Experimental Writing by Women

NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference - Bless This Mess: Media and Domesticity (March 2-4)

full name / name of organization: 
NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference Planning Board/Alexis Aguam (chair)
contact email: 
cinecon2012@gmail.com

Call for Papers
BLESS THIS MESS: Media and Domesticity
NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference, Spring 2012
March 2-4, 2012 -- New York University, New York, NY

[UPDATE] Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America/Oct 10-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Boschman/Mount Royal University
contact email: 
rboschman@mtroyal.ca (See http://skies.mtroyal.ca/)

Under Western Skies is Mount Royal University’s award-winning biennial conference series on the environment.

“Bodies of Knowledge, Knowledge of Bodies” February 2-5, 2012 Louisville, Kentucky

full name / name of organization: 
The Southern Humanities Council
contact email: 
shcouncil@gmail.com

Southern Humanities Council Conference

The Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
February 2-5, 2012

Call for Papers:

4th Global Conference: Fashion (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fash4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Fashion

Sunday 16th September – Wednesday 19th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

5th Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Madness (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mad5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Madness

Thursday 30th August 2012 – Saturday 1st September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference,Making Sense of: Chronicity: A Health, Illness and Disease Project (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
chronicity2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Making Sense of: Chronicity: A Health, Illness and Disease Project

Thursday 30th August – Saturday 1st September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Transitions in Comparative Studies. CLAI International Conference University College Cork, Ireland. 28-30 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Association of Ireland
contact email: 
TransitionsUCC2012@gmail.com

Transitions in Comparative Studies

CFP: European Popular Culture Association (EUPOP) conference. London, UK, July 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
European Popular Culture Association (EUPOP)
contact email: 
europop@arts.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

EUPOP 2012

Inaugural Conference of the European Popular Culture Association

11-13 July 2012
London College of Fashion
University of the Arts
London

Worlds Out of Joint: Re-Imagining Philip K. Dick (15-18 November 2012, TU Dortmund University, Germany)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and American Studies, TU Dortmund University, Germany
contact email: 
Stefan.Schlensag@udo.edu

Call for Papers

“Worlds Out of Joint: Re-Imagining Philip K. Dick”
An International Conference
15-18 November, 2012
TU Dortmund University, Germany

UPDATE - Shattering

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English
contact email: 
agse201011@gmail.com

Shattering
“A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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