category: film and television

Political Dreams and Nightmares in Iberian and Latin American Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Graduate Students Committee-University of Chicago
contact email: 
politicalnightmares@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones: Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish, Princeton University

Battleground States, February 25-26 2011, Abstract Deadline December 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

BATTLEGROUND STATES
COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES:
SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER
CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011

Shakespeare in Performance, May 5-6 2011 (1/31/11 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Université du Maine, France
contact email: 
estelle.rivier@free.fr, brown.eric@maine.edu

Shakespeare in Performance
Université du Maine, France - 5-6 May 2011
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2011

Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

As Donna Haraway puts it, “when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?” How, then, does fan culture work in the plurality of linguistic, cultural, and geopolitical conditions facilitated by

CFPs: German Literature & Culture, PCA/ACA San Antonio, TX, April 20-23, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
claude.desmarais@ubc.ca

CFPs: German Lit and Culture, PCA/ACA, San Antonio, TX , April 20-23, 2011 Panels: Teaching GER Culture, Sarrazin Debate; Media Studies; Mixing Lit: GPS/E-Book; GER Creative Writing; Gaming Violence;

UPDATE: Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (Deadline: 11/12/10; Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term “Weltliteratur,” Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin’s entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin’s involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin’s own reading? This seminar invites papers on Benjamin’s own voracious reading and critical commentary, from major essays like “Unpacking My Library” to casual evidence of his reading preferences, such as the mention of William Faulkner’s Light In August in one of Benjamin’s final letters to Theodor Adorno.

Gender and States of Emergency, April 22, 2011; January 7, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Women's Studies, The Ohio State University
contact email: 
genderstates@gmail.com

Symposium: Gender and States of Emergency
Department of Women’s Studies, The Ohio State University
April 22, 2011

ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group: Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

full name / name of organization: 
ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group
contact email: 
staylorellis@ucla.edu

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the “Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music T

Covert Cultures: Art and the Secret State, 1911-1989 (4th-5th February 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
CRASSH, University of Cambridge
contact email: 
covertcultures@gmail.com

Covert Cultures: Art and the Secret State 1911-1989

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Adam Piette (Sheffield)
Dr Trevor Paglen (artist and experimental geographer)

CFP: Adaptation as Process (2011 ACA/PCA Conference-San Antonio): 4/20/11-4/23/11

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Joint Conference
contact email: 
ndicecco@sfu.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS in ADAPTATION

The Adaptation Section of the 2011 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conference

Wednesday, April 20, through Saturday, April 23

Collective Identities: Policies and Poetics Feb. 18 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in French
contact email: 
gcfrench2010@gmail.com

“[A] mode of writing is an act of historical solidarity…it is the relationship between creation and society, the literary language transformed by its social finality, form considered as human inte

Traffic in Translation: the Task of Derrida and Deleuze (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Yen-Chen Chuang, Tamkang University
contact email: 
138460@tku.mail.edu.tw

This seminar seeks papers focusing on the theory of translation from the perspectives of Derrida or Deleuze. Is translation an impossible task, an ethics that lends an ear to the other?

Traffic in Translation: the Task of Derrida and Deleuze (ACLA, March 31-April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Yen-Chen Chuang, Tamkang University
contact email: 
138460@tku.mail.edu.tw

This seminar seeks papers focusing on the theory of translation from the perspectives of Derrida or Deleuze. Is translation an impossible task, an ethics that lends an ear to the other?

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and s

Popmatters: Call for Papers on TV Series Past and Present

full name / name of organization: 
Popmatters.com
contact email: 
moore@popmatters.com

PopMatters seeks essays (1,200 to 3,000 words, typically) about any television show, present or past. (If you are interested in pitching a review of a TV show or DVD rather than a featur

[UPDATE] Francophonies: The Living and The Dead, March 18th-19th 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

The Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Francophonies: The Living and The Dead
March 18-19th 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Globalization, Utopia, Film (ACLA March 31-April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

This seminar considers the production of narrative in post 1950 cinema as it relates to aesthetically and politically charged questions of globalization and the desires for Utopia.

2011 CLIFF: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Michigan Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum
contact email: 
CLIFF.umich@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

*
Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio

UPDATE-Francophonies: The Living and the Dead, March 18-19 2011 LSU Baton Rouge

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association, LSU-Baton Rouge
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

he Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Francophonies: The Living and the Dead

March 18-19th 2011

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The Projector: Film & Media Journal

full name / name of organization: 
The Projector: Film & Media Journal
contact email: 
rsibiel@bgsu.edu

The Projector is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of the intersections between media and culture. We are currently seeking essays for our Spring 2011 and Fall 2011 issues.

CFP: Queer Studies Easter Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Cultural History and Cultural
contact email: 
queerstudies@enkidumagazine.com

Queer Studies Easter Symposium
11 April - 17 April, 2011 Mexico City

Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl

Conference Homepage:

Extended Deadline! BWe Special Issue: Multimodal Composing

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Gleason
contact email: 
bgleason@ccny.cuny.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15th!

Multimodal Composing: Council on Basic Writing
Opportunities and Challenges
in Basic Writing Contexts

BWe Guest Editor:

Translation, Transmission, and Transgression: Global Circulation of Performance Traditions (Submission deadline Nov 12)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
contact email: 
feishi.compalit@gmail.com

ACLA Annual Convention. Vancouver, Canada, March 31-April 3, 2011

Seminar:
Translation, Transmission, and Transgression: Global Circulation of Performance Traditions

American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies
contact email: 
f.costa@uea.ac.uk

University of East Anglia
School of American Studies

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

The Middle Eastern City: Conflict and Modernity (ACLA 2011 Vancouver Mar 31 - Apr 3; Deadline Nov 12)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
contact email: 
karim.mattar@ell.ox.ac.uk

The cities of the modern Middle East are marked, even defined, by conflict.

[UPDATE]: First Seminar on the Narco-Imaginary (deadline for paper proposals Nov. 12)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3
contact email: 
rascott@letterboxes.org

Narcotics repeatedly emerge as central elements in the history of colonization and global capitalism.

Women of Color and Trauma in Narratives of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
patricia.hopkins@cnu.edu

Voices are central to the treatment of trauma, and it is this centrality that makes the connection between trauma and literature so rich.

Return of the Ring

full name / name of organization: 
Tolkien Society, UK
contact email: 
programme@returnofthering.org

J.R.R. Tolkien is an author who excites diverse critical response from both academia and non-academia.

Trauma and the Woman of Color in Narratives of Violence

full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
patricia.hopkins@cnu.edu

Women’s roles are historically remembered as primarily passive on both sides of “the color line”: while White women’s bodies have historically been protected and defended, women of color have

Comparative Melodrama (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 31-Apr. 3)

full name / name of organization: 
Sheetal Majithia
contact email: 
sm188@nyu.edu

Cultural criticism and film history once approached melodrama as a failed and lowbrow form of tragedy characterized by excessive rhetoric, one-dimensional characterizations, and schematized moral

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege - March4-6th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University
contact email: 
mcgillconference2011@gmail.com

Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)

Film (General) Panels for 2011 SWTX PCA/ACA Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 
dick.crew@gmail.com

Proposals are being reviewed for 20-minute presentations on film, ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies.

Narrative Scale and the Limits of the Sensible

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for the Study of Narrative
contact email: 
krmuth@artsci.wustl.edu

Black Studies in the Age of Obama: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Black Identity: Undergraduate Student Research Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dept. of Black American Studies--University of Delaware
contact email: 
ceh@udel.edu

The Department of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware, in collaboration with Delaware State University, Morgan State University, and Bowie State University, extend a call for papers f

[UPDATE] JANUARY 3 DEADLINE: Grad Conference: "ANIMAL.MACHINE.SOVEREIGN."

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo
contact email: 
animal.machine.sovereign@gmail.com

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PLEASE VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://animalmachinesovereign.wordpress.com

KEYNOTES:
Timothy Campbell (Cornell)

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