category: film and television

CFP: Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference, Cardiff University, 16-18 May 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Emma West, Cardiff University
contact email: 
modernisms@cardiff.ac.uk

Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Cardiff University
16-18 May 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)

Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies: Genealogy, Geography, Pathogeny (9-11 July 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool
contact email: 
painpara@liv.ac.uk

Strange Contraries in thee combine,
Both hell and Heaven in thee meet,
Thou greatest bitter, greatest sweet
No pain is like thy pain, no pleasure too like thine.
John Norris, 1687

Conference: From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers, November 7 – 9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University
contact email: 
ake2012conference@gmail.com

From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Hacettepe University
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
Ankara, Turkey
November 7 – 9, 2012

MIGRATION: BRITISH COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, JULY 8-13 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Sanja Bahun, University of Essex and the British Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
bcla2013@essex.ac.uk

The BCLA invites conference papers on the theme of migration for its triennial convention, to be held at the University of Essex, UK, July 8-13 2013.

C PRACSIS International Conference on Cinema Cultures in South India

full name / name of organization: 
The Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia [C PRACSIS /si:praksiz/]
contact email: 
director@cpracsis.in

South-­‐Indian cinema, from its inception, has exhibited unique yet subtle moves in
technology, production, distribution, consumption, spectatorship, aesthetics, and

[UPDATE] Edited Collection of Essays on the Intersection of Children’s Literature and the Horror Genre (Abstracts due May 31)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica McCort (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA)
contact email: 
mccortj@duq.edu

In many of the world’s most popular and well-known children’s tales, terrifying characters that belong better in a horror flick often rear their ugly heads.

Foreign Language Film Conference - University of Alabama Birmingham - 1-4 November 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Foreign Language Film Conference
contact email: 
rpeters@lsu.edu

Foreign Language Film Conference V

"Rights and Representations"

University of Alabama at Birmingham

1-4 November 2012

Telling Truths: Crime Fiction and National Allegory

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
contact email: 
ibuchana@uow.edu.au

“Telling Truths: Crime Fiction and National Allegory”
Conference convened by Professor Ian Buchanan,
Professor Catherine Cole and Professor Sue Turnbull

[UPDATE] Intersections and Parallels between the Worlds of Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor @ SAMLA (Durham, NC, 9-11 Nov.)

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
akking at olemiss.edu

Readers and critics have long compared the writings of Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor, especially in terms of their uses of “the grotesque.” This panel, a joint venture with the Flannery O

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended until 15 June for The Maginalised Mainstream: Literature, Culture, and Popularity, 8-9 November 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English Studies, University of London; Goldsmiths College, University of Exeter
contact email: 
marginalisedmainstream@gmail.com

The Marginalised Mainstream addresses popular culture and its role in cultural production in the long twentieth century, especially under-valued and under-researched areas of the mainstream.

CFP Representations of Shanghai: Film and Fiction (Boston, MA, March 21-24, 2013; DEADLINE September 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Bernstein and Richard Schumaker, University of Maryland University College
contact email: 
lbernstein@umuc.edu; rschumaker@umuc.edu

Because of its unique historical and geopolitical situation -- major Asian port, economic target for Western and Eastern powers, and node for conflicts between nationalists and communists -- Shanghai has been the object of literary and cinematographic representation throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. This NeMLA panel will analyze, organize, and probe the representation of Shanghai by Asian, European, and American writers and filmmakers. Comparative approaches and reflections on cultural history are particularly welcomed. Format may range from traditional papers to multi-media presentations.

Book chapters for the interdisciplinary volume “Hip-Hop from the East of Europe”

full name / name of organization: 
Milosz Miszczynski / UCSD
contact email: 
mmiszczynski@ucsd.edu

The book responds to the vivid development of hip-hop culture in the Eastern and Central and Eastern European states and shows how a universal model of hip-hop serves as a contextually situated platfo

Edited Collection -- Playing with Dolls: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes

full name / name of organization: 
Theresa L. Geller, Grinnell College & Julia Leyda, Sophia University
contact email: 
Julia Leyda <j-leyda@sophia.ac.jp and Terri Geller <gellertl@grinnell.edu>

MAPACA Conference 2012 Women's Studies Area

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
atait@odu.edu

CFP Women's Studies at MAPACA
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
November 1-3, 2012
Pittsburgh,PA

Fat Sex - Abstracts required by 30th September 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Helen Hester, Middlesex University (UK), and Dr Caroline Walters, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
contact email: 
h.hester@mdx.ac.uk or carolinejwalters@gmail.com

Fat Sex

Midwest MLA What is Our Debt to Death and the Dead?: The Gift of Death and The Work of Mourning in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jack Taylor Michigan State University
contact email: 
taylo710@msu.edu

Jacques Derrida argues that the dead other can speak and remain “in us.” Additionally, he argues that to keep one alive is the ultimate sign of fidelity that is accomplished through acts of mourni

CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/1-11/3/2012, Pittsburgh, PA (June 15th, 2012, deadline for proposals)

full name / name of organization: 
Blagovesta Momchedjikova/Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
bmm202@nyu.edu

CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/1-11/3/2012, Pittsburgh, PA (June 15th, 2012, deadline for proposals)

"Debts to the Moor: Citations of Shakespeare's Othello" Deadline 07/02/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest MLA Convention, November 8-11, 2012, Theme: Debt
contact email: 
carol.mejia-laperle@wright.edu

Debts to the Moor: Influences, Adaptations, and Citations of Shakepeare's Othello

Modernism and Affect essay collection -- deadline for abstracts 1 October 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Julie Taylor, University of Oxford
contact email: 
julie.taylor@lmh.ox.ac.uk

Modernism and Affect essay collection (Edinburgh University Press)

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past? July 2/ Nov. 8-11, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention- Cincinnati, Ohio
contact email: 
fbarin@ilstu.edu

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental Women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?

[UPDATE] Modernist Cultures: Proposed Special Issue on Comics and Modernism (extended deadline: 20 June 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Cultures Special Issue
contact email: 
Special issue of Modernist Cultures on comics and modernism guest edited by Jackson Ayres, U of Arkansas: jfayres@uark.edu

In Projections (2012), Jared Gardner calls comics “perhaps the most understudied of the vernacular modernisms of the twentieth century.” This proposal for a special issue of Modernist Cultures (Ed

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Why Comparative Literature - ICLA, 2013

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

The loose boundaries of comparative literature have continuously raised questions about the scholarly value and practical use of the field.

The Politics of Violence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Filimon and Henry Tarco-Carrera/NEMLA 2013
contact email: 
henrytar@buffalo.edu/mefilimon@yahoo.com

This NEMLA 2013 session will examine the social, moral, and aesthetic implications of violence as it has been conceptualized in post-2000 Latin American cinema.

CFP: Literature and Photography Special Issue, September 17, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

How do you “see” literature? How do you “write” photography?

Call for editorial board members and call for papers

full name / name of organization: 
Reena Dube, Editor, Studies in the Humanities, Department of English,Indiana University of Pennsylvaniaversit
contact email: 
reena.dube@iup.edu

Call for Editorial Board Members

20th Lesbian Lives conference: THE MODERN LESBIAN - at the University of Brighton, 15&16th February 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Univeristy of Brighton and UCD
contact email: 
LGBTQ@brighton.ac.uk

Call for Papers
20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
‘The Modern Lesbian’
15-16th February 2013

Media Studies Interest Group - Papers and Programs - WSCA (Reno, NV, February 15-19, 2013) DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. David Scott Diffrient / Western States Communication Association (WSCA)
contact email: 
scott.diffrient@colostate.edu

"Government is Good": Infrastructure in American Literature and Film

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Blouin / Milligan College
contact email: 
blouinmi@msu.edu

MMLA Special Sessions Panel
Cincinnati, OH November 8 - 11, 2012

CFP - "States of Suspension": UChicago Graduate Conference, Nov 15-16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History
contact email: 
statesofsuspension@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE

"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"

November 15 – 16, 2012

[Update] Tell and Show: A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation - deadline June 8, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Dror Abend-David
contact email: 
d.abend.1@alumni.nyu.edu

Additional proposals are sought for a forthcoming collection on Media and Translation (prospective title: Tell and Show: A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation).

CFP: Journal Sesión no numerada (Film, Philosophy and Literature) 30th October

full name / name of organization: 
Sesión no numerada: Revista de letras y ficción audiovisual
contact email: 
sesionnonumerada@filos.ucm.es

http://www.ucm.es/info/sesionnonumerada

Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Dakota
contact email: 
miglena.sternadori@usd.edu

Please note the new deadline: May 31!

sesionnonumerada@filos.ucm.es

full name / name of organization: 
Grupo de Investigación Teoría y Retórica de la Ficción Universidad Complutense de Madrid
contact email: 
sesionnonumerada@filos.ucm.es

Science Fiction & Food Politics, NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Abstract Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
murrays@stjohns.edu

When it comes to food production and consumption, science fiction offers us contrasting visions of hope and horror.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Special Issue on "The B Film" for The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
contact email: 
cbaron@bgsu.edu

The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year under the auspices of the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State Unive

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