category: film and television

Spreadable Media, Social Media and the Viral/Virtual Witness (Mar 12/Aug 9-12 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sam Gregory/WITNESS
contact email: 
sam@witness.org

CFP: Spreadable Media, Social Media and the Viral/Virtual Witness

Visible Evidence XVII Conference
visibleevidence.org
August 9-12, 2010
Bogazici University
Istanbul, Turkey

The Asian Conference on Media - MediAsia 2010, 28-30 October, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
IAFOR - The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
mediasia@iafor.org

Conference Theme: Brave New World

Special Theme 1: Brave New World: Challenges and Opportunities

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

This Mad Mad Mad Crisis; Where Will It Take Us Next

full name / name of organization: 
April Durham, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, University of California Riverside
contact email: 
april.durham@email.ucr.edu

A interdisciplinary panel that is part of the [dis]junctions 2010 graduate conference at University of CAlifornia Riverside, April 10-11, 2010.

Dislocations and Ecologies - special issue of EJES: The European Journal of English Studies (ABSTRACTS: October 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Alexa Weik (University of Fribourg) / Christoph Irmscher (Indiana University) eds.
contact email: 
alexa.weik@unifr.ch; christoph.irmscher@gmail.com

EJES: The European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16, issue 1

Special issue on "Dislocations and Ecologies"

CFP: Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an International Feminist Journal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we

Steampunk! The Popular Manifestation of Neo-Victorianism

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Steampunk Society
contact email: 
majortinker@aol.com

Steampunk! The Popular Version of Neo-Victorianism

A One-Day Conference hosted by the Victorian Steampunk Society, September 11, 2010

Lincoln Castle and Lawns, Lincoln U.K.

Comparative Literature Panel : East/West Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
UC Riverside (dis)junctions conference
contact email: 
fwils001@student.ucr.edu

This panel is interested in the "narrative representations of the sociopolitical world" as atheme,

Teacher, Teach Me Love: Student-Teacher Relationships in Film and Television (6/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

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

Call for Papers
“Teacher, Teach Me Love: The Student-Teacher Relationship in Film and Television”
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television

Chicks in Love: "Chick Lit" into "Chick Flicks" (6/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

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

Call for Papers
“Chicks in Love: “Chick Lit” into “Chick Flicks”
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010

Television & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ames
contact email: 
mames@eiu.edu

This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time.

MPCA/ACA 2010 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1-3 Oct, Proposals due 30 April

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
executivesecretary@mpcaaca.org

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
http://mpcaaca.org

Deadline: April 30, 2010

Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s

full name / name of organization: 
The McCleary Interdisplinary Symposium
contact email: 
Saldivar_rx@tsu.edu

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

(UPDATE) Storytelling and Fortune Telling (MLA 2011 Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Sophie Létourneau
contact email: 
sophie.letourneau@mcgill.ca

Why is fortune telling often used as a narrative device?

Call for Papers:(Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism - A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University, Researcher & Graduate School in the Humanities
contact email: 
ReconMulti@cf.ac.uk

The (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism conference, organised and led by postgraduate students, aims to attract doctoral researchers from across a diverse range of disciplines including Anthropology, A

Aliens, Private Eyes, and Superheroes in the Classroom: The Place of Genre Fiction in Literature and Composition (SAMLA 5/15; 11

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association 2010 Conference
contact email: 
tracy.bealer@gmail.com

The 2009 MLA Annual Convention included a panel dedicated to graphic novelist Alan Moore, another on Autobiography in Graphic Narratives, as well as papers on science fiction writer Octavia Butler and

"[UPDATE]“RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS” special issue ANGLISTICA A.I.O.N. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL 15 June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Naples L'Orientale
contact email: 
sgikandi@Princeton.edu, fjwilkinson@alice.it, anglistica@unior.it

Submissions are invited for publication in “Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings” edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it).

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland
contact email: 
info@uidconference.com

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

[UPDATE} Film & History - All Areas -- Deadline Extended! (6/1/10; 11/14/10)

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

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

“RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS”, a special issue of ANGLISTICA AION An Interdisciplary Journal deadline: 15 June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Naples L'Orientale
contact email: 
sgikandi@Princeton.edu, fjwilkinson@alice.it, anglistica@unior.it

Submissions are invited for publication in “Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings” edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it).

Harry Potter Casebook abstracts by 30 June 2010; completed essays by 31 Dec. 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Cynthia J. Hallett and Dr. Peggy J. Huey / Palgrave Macmillan Publishers
contact email: 
cynthia.hallett@gmail.com, hueypj@verizon.net

Call for Submissions

Harry Potter Casebook contracted for publication with Palgrave Macmillan Publishers

Deadline Extended: Autopsia CFP: Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

full name / name of organization: 
Autopsia Online Journal
contact email: 
rhizomatic@myway.com

New call for Submissions for the inaugural issue of Autopsia:

Vox Redux: Ventriloquism

Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies
contact email: 
hgmelton@gw.ncsu.edu

The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E.

THE EVERYDAY

full name / name of organization: 
Hellenic Semiotic Society and Department of French Studies and Modern Languages of the University of Cyprus
contact email: 
bettyk@freemail.gr; aplampro@ucy.ac.cy

THE EVERYDAY
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
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African Studies at Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference 1-3 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
brownvelez@wisc.edu

Call for Proposals
African Studies
at
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2010
Minneapolis, MN!
Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2010

[UPDATE] CFP: Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference at UC Irvine

full name / name of organization: 
UCI Visual Studies Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
vs2010@post.com

Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference
University of California, Irvine
Friday, March 12, 2010

EXTENDED DEADLINE -- Abstracts due: Wednesday, March 3rd at 5pm

Apocalypse and its Discontents

full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster
contact email: 
arism74@yahoo.co.uk

Apocalypse and Its Discontents
A One-Day Conference at the University of Westminster
Saturday 11 December 2010

Trans-Formations: Theorizing Class and Race in the 21st Century - Postgraduate Panel (June 17, 2010-June 19, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Freiburg, Germany - Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies/Department of North American Studies
contact email: 
freiburg.transformations@googlemail.com

The Department of North American Studies at the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces a call for papers from postgraduate students working with issues of cla

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

CFP: New German Review

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

OPEN SPACE/SINGAPORE/SOUTHEAST ASIA

full name / name of organization: 
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
contact email: 
ng.jenna@gmail.com

OPEN SPACE/SINGAPORE/SOUTHEAST ASIA

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Consensual Empires: Orientalism as the Economy of Sameness (3/15/2010; MLA, 1/6-9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Natasa Kovacevic, Eastern Michigan University and Daniel Vukovich, Hong Kong University
contact email: 
nkovacev@emich.edu; vukovich@hku.hk

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

“Afterlives”: June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

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