The Projector is developing a special issue on film and media productions created by and for individuals and constituencies interested in something other than standard Hollywood fare. The issue is for research that illuminates the cultural, historical, aesthetic, or material dimensions of productions that contribute to the remarkable but far less visible traditions of independent, international, or DIY film and media – traditions that give voice to people consistently left out of Hollywood’s long history of insular, hegemonic, and formulaic representations.
gender studies and sexuality
THE GRIMM MOUSE: VIOLENCE IN POST-9/11 ANIMATED DISNEY FILMS
In 2009, Hubka, Hovdestad and Tonmyr examined Disney animated films from 1937-2006 for "child endangerment," finding a total of 26 of the 42 (62%) main characters were maltreated at least once. This trend continues in contemporary American G and PG rated animated features.
Not only are child characters in these films treated and portrayed poorly, 9/11 related themes have skyrocketed since 2001; these include issues of patriotism versus nationalism, the security state, and even torture scense. For example, think of toddler Boo strapped into the torture chair ("scream extractor") in Monsters, Inc.
The œuvre of E. M. Forster is undoubtedly based on contrast: nature vs. culture, nature vs. queer, and/or culture vs. queer. However, there seems to be many instances when the oppositions dissolve in the triad of nature, culture and queerness. Nature sometimes functions as a connection between culture and life, and the life tends to be quite specific, queer. Sometimes still it is queerness (of the sex or of the mind) that links nature with culture. In turn, culture may be responsible for bringing nature and queerness together. The proposed conference shall shed more light on the relation of the triad nature, culture, and queerness in relation to the life and works of E. M. Forster.
The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan
invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference,
"Exploring Resistance through Medieval and Early Modern Culture,”
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 16-17, 2018
with keynote lectures by:
Carla Della Gatta (USC) and
Kathryn Schwarz (Vanderbilt)
and panel responses from the medieval
and early modern faculty at the University of Michigan.
On Whose Terms?: Ten Years On…
(in Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts)
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. March 22nd-23rd 2018
****FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS****
2nd Annual University of Wisconsin Gender and Women’s Studies Symposium
“Bodies of Resistance”
March 2-3, 2018, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
This panel will consider papers that explore “players and playing,” broadly interpreted, in drama of the long eighteenth century. Possible topics include games, gambling, and other forms of play; actors, acting styles, and staging; and representations of drama and the theater. Submit abstracts to Ashley Bender at email@example.com.
This year's conference will be held February 23-24 in Oxford, MS. For more information, visit the website at http://scsecs.net/scsecs/2018/2018cfp.html.
Call for Papers, Film Studies at CEA 2018
April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Film Studies for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
BRIDGES FOR FILM
After the resounding success of the first Queer Modernism(s) conference in 2017, we are excited to announce the CfP for Queer Modernism(s) II: Intersectional Identities, set to be held on April 12th & 13th 2018 at the University of Oxford. Queer Modernism(s) II is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the place of queer identity in modernist art, literature and culture, with an emphasis on intersecting identities. Panelists are invited to question, discuss and interrogate the social, sexual, romantic, artistic, affective, legal and textual relationship between queer identity and modernity.
The CfP closes December 18th 2017. Decisions will be made in early January.
Call for Papers
GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, AND POPULAR CULTURE
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017