category: film and television

Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015

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

Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance
University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Lifetime Television and Movies

full name / name of organization: 
E. Newman
contact email: 
lifetimebook2014@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Lifetime Television and Movies

Latina/o sexualities and spaces in cultural production

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Ed Chamberlain
contact email: 
ec10@uw.edu

Panel topic - Latina/o sexualities and spaces in cultural production

Conference – The 2015 Latin American Studies Association Congress

Location – San Juan, Puerto Rico

CFA: Popping the Question | The Question of Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
contact email: 
info@diffractions.net

Call for Articles
Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
POPPING THE QUESTION: THE QUESTION OF POPULAR CULTURE
Deadline for article submissions: November 30, 2014​

[UPDATE] Essay Collection Studying the Film "Mean Girls"

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University, English Department
contact email: 
meangirlscfp@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Also accepting first-drafts and detailed abstracts by September 1st.

Get in loser, we’re calling for papers.

Imagining Crisis: York University Cinema & Media Graduate Conference, Nov 21-23, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
York University, Toronto
contact email: 
imaginingcrisis@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Imagining Crisis
York University Cinema & Media Studies Graduate Student Conference 2014
Toronto, Canada
November 21-23, 2014

ACLA 2015- Biologism and Identity Seminar CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Jenny Heijun Wills/University of Winnipeg; David Palumbo-Liu/Stanford University
contact email: 
j.wills@uwinnipeg.ca

Monstrous Women in the Middle Ages at TEMA Oct 3-4, 2014 [deadline for submission Sept 1]

full name / name of organization: 
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology Through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)
contact email: 
andrea.nichols@huskers.unl.edu

In Nomadic Subjects (1994), Rosi Braidotti wrote: “Woman, as sign of difference, is monstrous.” In the medieval world, a similar notion was explored in multiple medieval cultures by works—visual

Word Hoard Issue 4: "Word of Mouth"

full name / name of organization: 
Word Hoard (Western University)
contact email: 
wordhoard.editors@gmail.com

[UPDATE] International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), DATES CHANGED 4-5 DECEMBER 2014, Lisbo

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon
contact email: 
architlit2014@outlook.com

http://internationalconferencearchandlit.wordpress.com

DAtes changed (please disregard previous version of this CFP)

International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s) (27-28 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon
contact email: 
architlit2014@outlook.com

http://internationalconferencearchandlit.wordpress.com

Call for Contributions: A Virtual Underground Railroad

full name / name of organization: 
The Virtual Education Project
contact email: 
virtual.education.project@gmail.com

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography

Call for Contributions: The Virtual Education Project

full name / name of organization: 
The Virtual Education Project
contact email: 
virtual.education.project@gmail.com

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography

Research Papers on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Call for Papers

Detective Fiction and Emerging Technologies (NeMLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
beth.seltzer@temple.edu

This Northeast Modern Language Association panel will examine the relationship between detective fiction and technology, broadly defined.

Reparative Histories: Radical Narratives of ‘Race’ and Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
University
contact email: 
Research Group, ‘Representation: ‘Race’, Culture and Identity’, University of Brighton UK

 This interdisciplinary conference addresses the role of historical representation in shaping radical cultural, aesthetic, and political meanings of ‘race’.

Call for Papers - Some Indexical You: Gender in the Twenty-First Century

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Studies Ulster/University of Ulster
contact email: 
genderstudiesulster@gmail.com

7th-8th November 2014, University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, in association with Sibéal Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network , and the UU Research Graduate School

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture (2/11-14, 2015 ; Abstract Due Nov 1) [Update]

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36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico
contact email: 
trayers.shane@gmail.com

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association.
February 11-14, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylva

[REMINDER] SCMS 2015 Panel CFP: From Historical to New Materialism?

full name / name of organization: 
Brent Smith-Casanueva, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
Brent.Smith-Casanueva@stonybrook.edu

The increasing attention to ontology and digital materiality in media studies bespeaks the considerable influence of new materialist theories on the field.

[UPDATE] Extended CFP: "Picking Through the Trash"

full name / name of organization: 
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

Call for Papers: Picking Through the Trash
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

***Extended CFP Deadline: August 31, 2014***

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
peter.c.kunze@gmail.com

“Laughter in the Digital Age”
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

Writers and bloggers wanted for arts magazine

full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
contact email: 
editors@new-union.co.uk

Issue 3 of The New Union is now available to read online (www.new-union.co.uk) We are now looking for contributions for our fourth issue, which will be published at the end of October 2014.

2nd International Thornton Wilder Conference June 11-13, 2015 in Newport, RI; CFP deadline November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Thornton Wilder Society, Salve Regina University
contact email: 
jbryer@umd.edu

We are interested in proposals on all aspects of Wilder’s work––and on its relation to the work of other writers and to the several eras of his productive life, from the 1920s through the 1970s

Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

full name / name of organization: 
The University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
cprice7@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:

CFP: Myth and Fairy Tales Area, SWPCA Conference, Feb 11-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
weeksj@iupui.edu

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 November 2014

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association’s 36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 11-15, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras

The Queer Child in Contemporary Literature & Culture [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2015
contact email: 
bet.manuel@gmail.com

NeMLA 2015
Session ID: 15163

KULTUR-e invites contributions

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@kulturad.org

The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work rela

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

SPECIAL ISSUE: "Art and the Commons: Tract, Circuit, Sphere"

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/Journal: The Scholarly Journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
editors_asap@press.jhu.edu



This special issue of the new ASAP/Journal investigates how the notion of a “commons” has formed or is forming theories and production of post-1960s literary, performing, visual, and media art. Critical theory has addressed the notion of a commons through concepts such as “the multitude,” the “affectsphere,” “the ecosphere,” and “open source”--all having implications for how a commons may potentially be constructed or annihilated in various arenas of contemporary social life. Yet what other forms of theoretical and/or enacted contact with the commons do the literary, visual, and performing arts present? For example, in the visual arts, “relational aesthetics” and “participatory art” controversially align themselves with commons construction, while electronic literature often cites digital commons' relationality, queer aesthetics offers new conceptual commons, and hip hop remix challenges anti-commons aesthetics; likewise, various Occupy movements as well as international liberation movements find art performance central to enunciating commons politics. New definitions of contemporary art periodization—such as planetarity, cosmodernism, altermodernism, geoculture, info-aesthetics—often quote commons' logics. The question is, then, this: How do the post-1960s arts portray, or construct, or deconstruct, our notions about the commons and extend the commons beyond its earlier social territories and meanings?

This "Art and the Commons" issue, edited by Amy J. Elias, explores how the contemporary arts relate to, develop, contest, or modify conversations about "the commons." The issue title plays on various forms (prose tracts, sound tracks, media circuitry, sculpted spheres) and locations (plotted space, rhizomatic space, psychic space, planetary space) associated with art’s interplay with the commons.

University of Waterloo MetaFandom Unconference - September 18th and 19th

full name / name of organization: 
University of Waterloo's Games Institute
contact email: 
uwmetafans@gmail.com

The University of Waterloo’s Games Institute as well as the IMMERSe Research Network is proud to host a MetaFandom Unconference on Thursday, September 18th and Friday the 19th.

CFP: Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai: 20th and 21st Century Representations (abstracts due 9/30/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Bernstein
contact email: 
lbernstein3@gmail.com

Editors are seeking submissions for a proposed book-length collection of essays on representations of Shanghai in film and literature of the last hundred years.

Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman

full name / name of organization: 
University of Geneva, University of Bern, CUSO
contact email: 
kimberly.frohreich@unige.ch

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman
Conference and Doctoral Workshop
June 4-6, 2015 – St. Maurice, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers:
Cary Wolfe, Rice University

War after War: Reflections on the legacy of WWI

full name / name of organization: 
Politics. Rivista di Studi Politici
contact email: 
direzione@rivistapolitics.it

On 28 July 1914, an armed conflict began that would forever change the world, and the concept of war itself. The war rapidly extended, involving 28 countries and spreading to the entire world.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Health" by 12 Oct 2014

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

From the health checks on Ellis Island to long-standing and recently increasing debates about the (un-)Americanness of different models of health care to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign aimed at improving the health of Americans, public discourse in the US has continually connected notions of health to notions of Americanness and has negotiated one via the other. Moreover, a culturally relevant, broad, metaphorical usage of health is evidenced in the omnipresence of such phrases as "the health of the nation," "crime epidemic," and even "Bieber fever." Not surprisingly, the topic of "American Health," broadly conceived, has garnered significant attention among scholars in a variety of disciplines.

aspeers will, therefore, dedicate the topical section of its eighth annual issue to "American Health."

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