category: film and television

Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, Special Issue of Contemporary Women’s Writing Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk, f.peters@bathspa.ac.uk and g.wisker@brighton.ac.uk

Ruth Rendell, who has recently died, was one of the most prolific and important female authors of the C20th/21st centuries, achieving many literary awards and honours, plus a Labour peerage.

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS Colloquium : Humour in Feminist Media

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

"HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS : Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media"
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec
October 16-17, 2015

"Culture, Identity, and Media: New Perspectives of Representation" (20-21 May 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English and American Studies/Goethe University Frankfurt
contact email: 
studentconferencefrankfurt@yahoo.com

"Culture, Identity, and Media: New Perspectives of Representation"

(May 2016: Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)

In an article on social representation, Birgitta Höijer writes: “Social representations are about processes of collective meaning-making resulting in common cognitions…it specifies a number of communicative mechanisms explaining how ideas are communicated and transformed into what is perceived of as common sense. This touches the very heart of mediated communication – how the media naturalizes social thinking and generates collective cognition.” (1) Media – whether a novel, a television show, or a film – is often responsible for shaping the way people think about other cultures and societies. Naturally, the media also helps create or support stereotypes. But how does this process work?

Realism Bites - Disruptive Realisms in Modernity 08/13/2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
realismbitesgermangrads@gmail.com

Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University

Realism Bites

Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West) - Proposals due JULY 1

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota

October 16-18, 2015

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now- Edited Collection- Abstract Deadline 7/26/15

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Ortolano/ Florida SouthWestern State College
contact email: 
SOrtolano@fsw.edu

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now

Proposed Edited Collection
Abstract Deadline July 26, 2015

[UPDATE] Power and the Mediterranean DEADLINE EXTENDED - July 15

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan
contact email: 
shoshan@umich.edu

The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

Comment dit-on "queer" en français? Queer Theory in French Deadline: September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
adexter@tulane.edu

Although French-language theorists such as Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Monique Wittig have been fundamental in thinking about queer theory in English, queer theory's application in Francophon

21st Century Englishes Conference at BGSU UPDATED

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University Department of English
contact email: 
bgsucon@gmail.com

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

full name / name of organization: 
BCPCS Conference
contact email: 
bcpcs2016@bcpcsconference.com

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States.

MAPACA 2015 Philadelphia, PA, November 5-7, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
www.mapaca.net

Call for Papers MAPACA 2015
November 5-7, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

#hashtag: A Global Interdisciplinary Conference. Friday 15th January - Sunday17th January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
hashtag@inter-disciplinary.net

#hashtag: A Global Conference
Call for Participation 2016

Friday 15th January – Sunday 17th January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Fictions of Circulation & the Circulation of Fictions in Latin America - NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Lorena Cuya Gavilano / Lycoming College
contact email: 
lorenacuya@gmail.com

People, narratives, and genres move across geographic, linguistic, temporal, and cultural boundaries. Their multiple modes of circulation generate conceptual and rhetorical strategies to preserve, adapt, transform, and/or conceal identity vis-à-vis issues of spatial and temporal mobility. In the last hundred years, the circulation of people, texts, and other cultural productions among Latin American countries has proved to be increasingly rich and complex in positive and negative ways. This roundtable* focuses on works that deal with the circulation of people and narratives across Latin American borders. It focuses on texts that are, in essence, privileged manifestations of transnational, post-national, and/or World Literature phenomena and explores: How do they fictionalize the concept of circulation or mobility, and what are the fictions of circulation?

[UPDATE] Screening Politics: Affect, Identity, and Uprising

full name / name of organization: 
University of Pittsburgh Graduate Film Conference
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

October 2-3 2015

Fugitive Environmentalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities.

UPDATE EXTENDED DEADLINE NOW JULY 1ST

full name / name of organization: 
Go West! Western Area 2015 Film & History Conference
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western.

Critiquing Culture

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University
contact email: 
critiquing.culture@gmail.com

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 9th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference.

TWC Special Issue CFP: Sherlock Holmes Fandom, Sherlockiana, and The Great Game (3/1/16; 3/15/17)

full name / name of organization: 
Roberta Pearson (Nottingham) and Betsy Rosenbaum (Whittier)
contact email: 
twcsherlock@gmail.com

Transformative Works and Cultures special issue on Sherlock Holmes fandom, fan works, and communities from 1887 to today.

Call for Chapters: Representations of Poverty in US Pop Culture (9/1/2015 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Wylie Lenz
contact email: 
povertyandpopculture@gmail.com

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited collection tentatively titled Representing the Other Half: Essays on Poverty in American Popular Culture.

Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, 7-10 July 2016 / Proposals, 4 January 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Whedon Studies Association
contact email: 
slayage.conference@gmail.com

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (www.whedonstudies.tv), the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Tanya R.

Fiction in the Age of Risk

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Practice
contact email: 
golnar.nabizadeh@uwa.edu.au; tony.hda@uwa.edu.au

What does it mean to risk, and how do we benefit, as well as suffer, from its demands?

John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

full name / name of organization: 
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference
contact email: 
vhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu

This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

"The Age of the Geek:" Book collection. Abstract deadline 7/20/15

full name / name of organization: 
"The Age of the Geek:" Book Collection
contact email: 
KELane@nwosu.edu

CFP: “The Age of the Geek:” Book collection

Submission Deadline: Abstracts are due July 20, 2015

“The Age of the Geek:” Book Collection

SFFTV CFP: Special Issue on Mad Max franchise

full name / name of organization: 
Dan Hassler-Forest
contact email: 
dhasslerforest@gmail.com

Science Fiction Film and Television seeks submissions for a special issue on the Mad Max franchise.
Guest editor: Dan Hassler-Forest

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

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

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

[UPDATE] Nabokov on Politics (SAMLA 87)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / Davidson College
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, “the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, o

Faulkner and the City at American Literature Association Symposium on September 10-12

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
jcobrien@memphis.edu

I am organizing a proposed panel on representations of the city within Faulkner’s texts for the upcoming ALA Symposium “The City and American Literature.” I’m looking for 2-4 proposals on any

[UPDATE] Unity and Division in the History of Art - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

full name / name of organization: 
Cleveland Symposium/Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University
contact email: 
clevelandsymposium@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED
Unity and Division in the History of Art
41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

[UPDATE] Bloomsbury C21 Writings Conference - Writing and Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century - Deadline 5 Dec 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton
contact email: 
C21Writings@brighton.ac.uk

[UPDATE - please note the change to conference dates and CfP deadline)

Bloomsbury C21 Writings Annual International Conference 2016

Writing And Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century

Indian Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Aju Aravind & M. Abou Raihan Rinku/ Indian School of Mines
contact email: 
aaravind13@gmail.com

Call for paper

Topic:
Indian Popular Culture

Concept note:

[UPDATE] Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; deadline extended to July 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that refl

Open, non-thematic issue of [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; submission deadline June 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation (University of Zadar, Croatia)
contact email: 
sic.journal.contact@gmail.com

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 11th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words

Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 8th issue, deadline for submissions: 30 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)
contact email: 
reci@alfa.edu.rs

It is our pleasure to inform you that manuscripts for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture should be sent by June 30, 2015 to reci@alfa.edu.rs.

Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability conference (submission 10/1/15; conference 4/9/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Misericordia University Department of Fine Arts and Department of English
contact email: 
rweber@misericordia.edu and acaleb@misericordia.edu

April 9, 2016 – Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Specialists: Passions and Careers (October 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Universitas Press
contact email: 
submissions@universitaspress.com

CFP: Specialists: Passions and Careers (collection Professional Development for Academics)

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