category: film and television

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (due 9/30; NEMLA 4/7-4/10, New Brunswick NJ)

full name / name of organization: 
Heath Sledge and Helen Dunn/ NEMLA 2011
contact email: 
confabstracts@gmail.com

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

ASETEL 2011: 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY

full name / name of organization: 
Azucena G. Blanco
contact email: 
azucena@ugr.es

CALL FOR PAPERS
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE
SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY (ASETEL)
Granada, January 26-28, 2011

Wide Screen 2.1 is now online

full name / name of organization: 
Wide Screen
contact email: 
kuhutanvir@gmail.com

The latest issue of Wide Screen - a peer reviewed, open access journal of screen studies - is now online.
Go to: http://widescreenjournal.org/index.php/journal/index

Call for Chapters: Baseball in Class (UPDATE: Abstracts due September 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
rkates@mtsu.edu

This scholarly multidisciplinary anthology examines the intersection of baseball and class in American and global cultures.

CFP: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
iconoclasm.2011@gmail.com

Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images
University of Toronto, March 17–19, 2011
Confirmed Keynote Address by Carol Mavor (Manchester) (others to follow)

[UPDATE] Film & History (All Areas) (9/15/10; 11/11-14/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Miller/Film & History
contact email: 
cymiller@tiac.net

Representations of Love in Film and Television
2010 Film & History Conference
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED to 9/15: Shakespeare In (and Out of) Love Area]

full name / name of organization: 
2010 Film & History Conference
contact email: 
njs16@psu.edu

NEW (final) deadline for submissions for the “Shakespeare In (and Out of) Love” Area at the 2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television: September 15, 2010.

House and Home in 20th Century American Film and Literature (conference 4/2011; abstract due 9/30/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
mhamilto[at]brandeis.edu

From Blanche Dubois’ Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero’s house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature a

The Films of Kathryn Bigelow, NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
kathrynbigelownemla2011@gmail.com

Call for Papers

The Films of Kathryn Bigelow

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Pedagogies of the Popular: Critical Perspectives on Education and Entertainment

full name / name of organization: 
Olaf Hoerschelmann--Eastern Illinois University
contact email: 
ohoerschelmann@eiu.edu

Pedagogies of the Popular:
Critical Perspectives on Education and Entertainment

Visceral Subjects: Exploring Bodies, Exploring Knowledges (Deadline Sept. 30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
godart@eden.rutgers.edu

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-10, 2011

New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Host Institution: Rutgers University

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
pchafe@ryerson.ca

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: “Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit – fast disappearing. In their place, the simple ‘vision thing.’” The popularity of James Cameron’s Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

[UPDATE] Histories Created Through Film at San Francisco State University Oct. 20-22, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
San Francisco State University Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
sfsufilmconference@gmail.com

The San Francisco State University 12th Annual International Film Conference

The New Creative Writing: Bringing Forward a New Era of Instruction

full name / name of organization: 
Principal editors: Dianne Donnelly, Patrick Bizzaro, Gary Hawkins
contact email: 
ddonnelly@mail.usf.edu

The status of genre writing has been redefined for us in the work of Gunther Kress.

Dracula and Beyond: The Evolution of the Vampire/NEMLA 2011 convention, New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Anne DeLong/Kutztown University
contact email: 
delong@kutztown.edu

Dracula and Beyond: The Evolution of the Vampire

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

"RAVENNA" 3 is ONLINE

full name / name of organization: 
http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna3/toc.htm
contact email: 
luca.caddia@katamail.com

I am pleased to announce the publication of the third volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy.

Reading Jacqueline Wilson

full name / name of organization: 
Helen Day, University of Central Lancashire
contact email: 
HFDay@uclan.ac.uk

Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, there’s hardly a young person in the UK that hasn’t heard of Jacqueline Wilson.

Cinema and Demos/ NEMLA 2011 convention, New Brunswick, April 7-10 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Elif Sendur / SUNY Binghamton
contact email: 
esendur1@binghamton.edu

From its very inception the relation between cinema and masses is somewhat a concern among any scholar who takes cinema seriously.

NeMLA conference (April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ): The Other French Cinema(s) of the 1930s

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat and Bénédicte Lebéhot, Rutgers University
contact email: 
kennedyc@eden.rutgers.edu or blebehot@rci.rutgers.edu

Title The Other French Cinema(s) of the 1930s

Co-Chairs Colleen Kennedy-Karpat and Bénédicte Lebéhot

LUICD Graduate Conference 2011: Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations

full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
contact email: 
c.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

‘Qui parle Europe a tort. Notion géographique’. Otto von Bismarck's elliptic remark, scribbled in the margin of a letter from Alexander Gorchakov in 1876, would go on to become one of the most often-quoted statements about Europe. But was Bismarck right? Is Europe nothing but a geographical notion? Even the briefest glance at history shows that more often than not perceptions and definitions of Europe go beyond the mere geographical demarcation of a continent.

SOUTH AFRICAN CINEMA, POST-1994.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Haseenah Ebrahim/University of the Witwatersrand
contact email: 
Haseenah.Ebrahim@wits.ac.za

We are looking for submissions of critical essays, reviews, and comparative analyses of South African films, of films about South Africa, film discourse and scholarship, and/or essays that examine ci

CFP - Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Cultural Studies, The University of Nottingham, UK
contact email: 
spacesofalterity@gmail.com

Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

University of Nottingham, UK
28th-29th April 2011

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Southerners in Contemporary Film [deadline June 14; SAMLA 2010]

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

SOUTHERNERS IN CONTEMPORARY FILM

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Meeting
November 5-7, 2010
Atlanta

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: June 14, 2010

Rendering the Visible, GSU Feb. 11-12, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Moving Image Studies Program at Georgia State University
contact email: 
movingimagestudies@gmail.com

CFP: Images of Women

full name / name of organization: 
MPJournal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

Women in film and media:

Islam in Contemporary Italy, NeMLA April 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jrwagner@rutgers.edu

Increased immigration to Italy in the last decades has brought with it both demographic and cultural change.

CFP: FRAME- Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación

full name / name of organization: 
Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación de la Universidad de Sevilla
contact email: 
migpergom@alum.us.es

FRAME (http://fama2.us.es/fco/frame/) a lively peer-reviewd journal seeks submissions on all aspects of cinema cultural and creative activity.

Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

Over the last two decades, cinematic privileging of the postcolonial other has evolved a new, significant wedge against the plethora of hegemonic films.

Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
contact email: 
kjohns03@nyit.edu

New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Spring Conference 2011
“Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age”

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity [UPDATE}

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

2010 Rice University Graduate Symposium

Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 17th – 18th, 2010

CFP: Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities [Submission Deadline July 19]

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Summer 2010 Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.

Article Submission Deadline: July 19th

Open Call for Articles

"Contingent Communities" (U of M, Fall '10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
contact email: 
umcsclconference@gmail.com

“Contingent Communities” (2010)
The Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at University of Minnesota
Dates: 10/15/10-10/17/10

[UPDATE] Shakespeare Quarterly: Shakespeare and Performance (Jan 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Werner / Folger Shakespeare Library
contact email: 
swerner AT folger DOT edu

The study of Shakespeare and performance has grown rapidly in recent years, and now encompasses the examination of different periods, cultures, and media. This special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly solicits submissions examining why we study performance and how we study performance.

"Ecocritical Activisms and Activist Ecologies" NeMLA 2011 April 6-10, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: Abstracts Sept 30

full name / name of organization: 
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
ecocrit.nemla2011@gmail.com

Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about?

Cinema and the Carnivalesque—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University
contact email: 
margaret_hennefeld@brown.edu

The comedic and socially transgressive mode that Mikhail Bakhtin defines as “carnivalesque” primarily concerns literary forms of representation.

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