category: film and television

Merchants of Menace: The Business of Horror Cinema - Collection of Essays - Deadline for abstracts 31 October 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Nowell, Charles University in Prague
contact email: 
richard_nowell@hotmail.com

Call for Papers
Merchants of Menace: The Business of Horror Cinema

UPDATE: Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad, SALA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
nbhatia2@uwo.ca, rgairola@uw.edu

Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad

South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle 2012

Date: Wed., January 4, 2012 at 9:00am – Thurs., January 5, 2012 at 5:00pm

Edited collection on contemporary African American satire in all media

full name / name of organization: 
Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue
contact email: 
mausdc@potsdam.edu

Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker “The Assimilated Negro,” published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:

[W]hy does it seem like black people are missing the boat -- treating the SS Satire like a slave ship? Sometimes it feels we only get the joke if it's the lowest common denominator, otherwise we have to put on our suits and let Oprah or Tyler Perry hold our hands and make sure there's a heavy Maya Angelou level of respect.[…] Where are the black branded satirists? Maybe we don't get it. Maybe we don't care to get it. Are there no satirists because of the lack of demand? It can't be for lack of opportunity. Every week we get a new race-event begging for lampooning: Watson, Jena 6, OJ, Imus, Michael Richards, Vick .... all present unique opportunities to make a joke that might mean a little more to someone with melanin.

Evans goes on to engage in some “speculative armchair psychology” and wonder openly if what he calls the “critical”, “literary”, and “detached” elements of satire are not barriers to African Americans’ participation in this mode of cultural commentary. Not surprisingly, Evans’s article garnered numerous online responses, both in its original form and in numerous repostings around the Internet. We seek to assemble a collection of scholarly essays about satire in contemporary African American culture in order to develop that response in both depth and breadth, examining both the premises that undergird Evans’s original claims and a range of African American satirists working in a variety of media over the past thirty years.

Transnational Negotiation in the Cross-Cultural Remake (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012. Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Gohar Siddiqui/ Syracuse University
contact email: 
gtsiddiq@syr.edu

This panel aims to bring into conversation different approaches and models for analyzing the cross-cultural film remake as an industrial, textual, and cultural category.

[UPDATE] Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat / Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
contact email: 
cbkennedykarpat@gmail.com

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

[UPDATE] ANZSA 2011: "Translations/Transitions," Christchurch, NZ, 7–8 Nov (abstracts now due 26 August; keynote announced)

full name / name of organization: 
Jacob Edmond / University of Otago
contact email: 
jacob.edmond@otago.ac.nz

Australia and New Zealand Slavists’ Association 2011 Conference “Translations/Transitions”

Christchurch, New Zealand, 7–8 November 2011

Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies (September 30)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka
contact email: 
petar.penda@unibl.rs; tatjanabijelic@unibl.rs

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

CfP: Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Fuchs
contact email: 
christian.fuchs@im.uu.se

CfP: Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

Translating the Holocaust Panel: NEMLA, Rochester, NY. March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
aharris@mansfield.edu

Panel on transoation in Holocaust literature, film, graphic novel:

(Anthology) Undead in the West: (9/18/11 abstracts; 2/15/12 essays)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper
contact email: 
cynthia_miller@emerson.edu

Call for Contributors

Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier (anthology; under contract)

ACIS Midatlantic (Riverdale, NY) Interrogating the Urban: Irish cities, cultures and identities (9/30 to 10/1)

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) midatlantic regional conference
contact email: 
Deirdre.oleary@manhattan.edu

ACIS Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, 2011, INTERROGATING THE URBAN: Irish cities, cultures and identities. September 30th and October 1, 2011. Manhattan College. Riverdale, NY.

[UPDATE] CFP: The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

On the Job Training: Media Industries and the Cultivation of Labor by Aug 10th (SCMS March 21-25, 2012))

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Cohn/ UCLA
contact email: 
jacohn@gmail.com

[Update] CFP: 9th International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference, 10/13-15/2011 (SCAD)

full name / name of organization: 
International Digital Media and Arts Association
contact email: 
ritchie@lvc.edu

IDMAA 2011 Conference
Design, Innovation & Story ­ an Odyssey of Confluence

Film and the Second World War in Scandinavia. 1 February 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
contact email: 
anders.marklund@litt.lu.se

Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (JSCA) is a peer-refereed scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of film culture in Scandinavia.

Reconstruction 12.3 Special Issue: "(In)Securities"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Reconstruction 12.3
Special Issue “(In)Securities”
Edited by
SUSANA ARAUJO (University of Lisbon)
SUSANA S. MARTINS(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline August 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CfP Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Fuchs, Uppsala University
contact email: 
christian.fuchs@im.uu.se

Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW5) (July 12-15, 2012; accepting until December 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Whedon Studies Association
contact email: 
rhonda_w@gdn.edu

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (slayageonline.com) and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fifth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whed

CFP@ British Landscapes on Film

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Newland/ Aberystwyth University
contact email: 
pnn@aber.ac.uk

Edited Collection: British Landscapes on Film.

Proposals by 1 October, 2011.

UPDATE: Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mick Howard, Sarah Gray-Panesi, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
catwomankatniss@gmail.com

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres.

Cultural Studies Book on Brad Pitt

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Christopher Schaberg / Loyola University New Orleans
contact email: 
schaberg@loyno.edu

Proposals are being solicited for an edited volume organized around the subject of Brad Pitt.  The editors envision a book on Brad Pitt that ranges broadly across the humanities, with chapters focusi

Proposed Panel for SCMS: Screening Violence Against Non-Human Animals

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
contact email: 
adelman@umbc.edu

Proposed panel for the 2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (March 21-25, 2012 in Boston, MA)

Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mick Howard, Sarah Gray-Panesi, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
catwomankatniss@gmail.com

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres.

CFP: Gender, Bodies & Technology, "(Dis)Integrating Frames"

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Bodies & Technology, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech
contact email: 
selber@vt.edu

Proposals are invited for our second, biannual interdisciplinary conference:
“Gender, Bodies and Technology: (Dis)Integrating Frames”
April 26-28, 2012 Roanoke, Virginia

Feminisms and Queer Sexualities: Intersections in Text and Context (June 8-9, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature
contact email: 
fselconf2012@gmail.com

Time: June 8-9, 2012
Place: Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

[UPDATE] CELEBRATION OF MEDIEVAL-THEMED COMICS (12/1/11; Boston, MA 4/11-14/12)

full name / name of organization: 
The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
Medieval.Comics.Project@gmail.com

THE COMICS GET MEDIEVAL 2012:
A CELEBRATION OF MEDIEVAL-THEMED COMICS IN
COMMEMORATION OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCE VALIANT
CALL FOR PAPERS (PCA: BOSTON, MA 4/11-14/12)

Contamination, Trash and Dirt in Visual Media (Society for Cinema and Media Studies [SCMS] Conference, 21-25 March, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Kara Lynn Andersen / Brooklyn College
contact email: 
klandersen@brooklyn.cuny.edu

From documentary films like Gasland, to B movies like Street Trash, to art films like Safe, visual depictions of trash, dirt, filth, pollution, and uncleanliness have provo

[UPDATE] Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature (8/10/11; 11/10/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
contact email: 
wrountree@nccu.edu

Call for Papers

Sixth African American Literature Symposium

"Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature"

Perspectives on Kelly Reichardt

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Seymour and Katherine Fusco
contact email: 
nicole.seymour@louisville.edu

Society for the Study of Cinema and Media Studies
Panel CFP
Due Date: August 1, 2011
Conference Date: March 21-25, 2011 (Boston, MA)

Perspectives on Kelly Reichardt

Cinematic Cities: Beyond the Metropolis (SCMS Panel, Boston 2012 – Deadline August 5th 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Lawrence Webb, King's College London
contact email: 
lawrencemwebb@gmail.com

Cinematic Cities: Beyond the Metropolis
Proposed Panel for Society of Media Studies Conference, Boston, 21-25, 2012

Psycho-Cinema: Technologies of Modern Affect (SCMS 2012, Boston-apply by 08/06/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ana Olenina and Jeremy Blatter, Harvard University
contact email: 
olenina@fas.harvard.edu

SCMS Conference Panel, March 21-25, 2012, Boston

Save the date:"Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights"--June 6-9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice—CUNY
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

Save the date
June 6-9, 2012
John Jay College of Criminal Justice—CUNY (New York, NY)will be hosting an International Conference:
"Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights"

CFP: Bodies that Matter: Representations of Motherhood in U.S. Media

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Rossie / Ohio State University
contact email: 
amanda.rossie@gmail.com

CFP: Bodies that Matter: Representations of Motherhood in U.S. Media

2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
March 21-25, 2012
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

Popular Music and Memory in Film (Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston, March 21-25, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Spring / Wilfrid Laurier University
contact email: 
kspring@wlu.ca

Popular music in film has been said to trigger, construct, and reinforce memory in terms both general (e.g., music as collective cultural memory; as transcultural or "universal” language; etc.) and

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