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Journal of Dracula Studies

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 10:20am
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Red on Red: A Symposium on Post-Socialist Art and Critical Theory (April 8-9, 2016, Yale University)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 9:43am
Marijeta Bozovic, Fabrizio Fenghi, Julia Chan, Marta Figlerowicz

A discernible boom in politically engaged, leftist art practices and critical theory is underway in Eastern Europe and Russia, China, and in post-socialist countries of the Global South. This boom defies all expectations, emerging after the depoliticizing "transitions" to capitalism of the 1990s and the seemingly reactionary historical moment. Activists and art collectives, critics, poets, grassroots filmmakers, and video, performance and digital artists of all stripes are seeking alternative spaces for engaged aesthetic experimentation. In many cases, these aesthetic producers return to the emancipatory promises of earlier political and aesthetic experiments, reimagining them for the digital age.

CFP Edited Collection on Shakespearean Adaptations; Submission deadline 12/01/15

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 9:37am
Verena Theile/North Dakota State University

Chapter proposals are invited for a collection of essays that will explore Shakespearean adaptations as statements, often assertions about the nature of the work they engage. That adaptations have contributed to Shakespeare's afterlife cannot be disputed. They are re-imaginings of his work in a new context and against a new medium, and, as such, adaptations of Shakespeare are derivative and unique at the same time. With that premise in mind, the history of Shakespeare in adaptation may also uncover the history of assumptions about what Shakespeare constitutes–as a playwright, poet, cultural icon, or otherwise.

Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound (Stirling, 23-4 May)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 9:11am
Sarah Neely/ University of Stirling

Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound
The MacRobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling
23rd-24th May 2016

The transition from silent to synchronised sound cinema in Britain between 1927 and 1933 was a period which changed British cinema as both industry and art form forever, but which has largely been overlooked by cinema historians.

[UPDATE: Deadline Nov.15, 2015] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 8:59am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (37th Annual)

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 15, 2015. Listed below are possible topics; other topics in the area are also welcome:
▪ Precinema, Early, and Silent cinema aesthetics
▪ Cinema in and out of the Archive
▪ Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
▪ Nontheatrical, industrial, and educational film
▪ Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
▪ History of Cinematography: Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
▪ Spectatorship and Scopophilia
▪ Auteur Theory
▪ Genre Film & Genre Theory
▪ Third Cinema and Indigenous Filmmaking

Environment, Economy & Climate Change: Stages in Transition, 4-5 July 2016

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 5:57am
Department of Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham, UK

Environment, Economy & Climate Change: Stages in Transition
4-5 July 2016, Department of Drama and Theatre Arts (George Cadbury Hall), University of Birmingham, UK
Conference organisers: Dr Vicky Angelaki and Professor Graham Saunders

International Seminar on "Politics, History and Fiction in South Asia with Special Focus on Pakistan and North East India

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:27am
Department of English, Gauhati University

International Seminar on "Politics, History and Fiction in South Asia with Special Focus on Pakistan and North East India
(Date: 25-27 February, 2016)

The Department of English, Gauhati University, in its series International Seminars on Contemporary South Asian Fictions in English is happy to announce the second conference of the series. This time the focus is on Pakistan and North East India: an attempt at mapping its culture, literature, people, politics and conflicts—in short, ensuring comprehensibility from our varied locations and positions. One of the many themes in this seminar will be to consider the issues that concern writers of/from Pakistan and writers from North-Eastern parts of India.

[Update] Film Studies Area [Deadline Extended]

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 8:55pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Feb 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The deadline for proposals has been extended to November 15, 2015 for the Film Studies Area at the 2016 SWPACA Conference.

Papers on any topic germane to film studies including, but not limited to, film as art, film as culture, and film as industry will be considered. Paper presentations should be no more than 20 minutes and they should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to Nov. 8 for "Creating the Renaissance" at CEA

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 8:50pm
Lynne M. Simpson / Colllege English Association

47th Annual CEA Conference
March 31-April 2, 2016
Denver, CO

"And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name."
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of the theme of"creation" in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the 47th annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies.