India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.
Prof. Daya Thussu (Co-Director of India Media Centre, University of Westminster)
Dr Emma Dawson-Varughese (author of Reading New India)
Call for Papers
ISU Talks #03
Ruralism: The Future of Villages and Small Towns in an Urbanizing World
Institute for Sustainable Urbanism, Technische Universität Braunschweig
The Institute for Sustainable Urbanism invites proposals for papers for the third annual ISU Talks at Technische Universität Braunschweig on 18 November 2015.
What role do villages and smaller towns have in a world in which the majority lives in cities?
Today more than ever fairy tales permeate pop culture, literature, music, fine arts, opera, ballet and cinema. Speaking of the history of stories and especially fairy-tales, we may say that the Pot of Soup, the Cauldron of Story, has always been boiling for centuries. Dwarves have always been a recurring image and a character from the fairy tales to the novels.
**DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1 July 2015**
Theme: Objects & Commodities
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost
Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology
FINAL Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore
ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in early 2016. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.
Studies in the Novel is seeking pedagogical content for inclusion in the indexed "teaching tools" section of its affiliate website. Content should address approaches to teaching novels using digital tools/perspectives.
Please submit sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content to email@example.com by June 25. Include the word "submission" in the subject line of your email. Your submission should include your name, contact information, and institutional affiliation.
In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme, "In Concert: Literature and other Arts," this panel welcomes proposals for papers on any topic related to Hawthorne and the arts or Hawthorne as a literary artist.
By June 25, please submit an abstract of up to 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requirements to Steven Petersheim, Indiana University East, firstname.lastname@example.org. The SAMLA Conference will be held on November 13-15, 2015, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. More information is available at https://samla.memberclicks.net/conference
This year's Literature/Film Association Conference, to be held at York College of Pennsylvania October 15-18, will open with a screening of the recent film A Most Violent Year (2014), directed by J. C. Chandor. Neal Dodson, one of the producers of that film and a close collaborative partner of Chandor, will be in attendance. Because of this event, the conference organizers would like to put together a panel or roundtable on any or all of the films written and directed by J. C. Chandor. They include Margin Call (2011), All is Lost (2013), and A Most Violent Year. Projects may approach the subject from the perspective of any relevant scholarly discourse in literary, cinema and/or media studies.
Call for Papers:
Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America, 6-8 Nov. 2015, Graz, Austria
Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies
Organizers: Nassim W. Balestrini and Klaus Rieser, University of Graz
There is growing interest amongst 19th-century Americanists around how African Americans shaped 19th-century cultures of print. This scholarship has examined the role of African American print within the plantation economy, its movement through the commercial world of Atlantic trade, and its place within antebellum political reform movements. However, little of this work has centered on African American textual production and the increasingly populous and cosmopolitan antebellum American city. This roundtable takes up this focus and turns its attention specifically to how these writers influenced and were altered by the formation of the city as a locus of commercial exchange and civic activism.
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
SCIENCE FICTION, Fantasy, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com
2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire
Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015
Proposals by 15 June 2015
Game Studies Area: 2016 PCA/ACA National Conference.
The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Sheraton in Seattle, WA.
The database for proposal submissions opens July 1.
Below, please find:
I. Topics of Interest
II. Submission Process
III. Information about the Conference
IV. Contact Information
I. Topics of Interest
Women and Democracy:
From Antiquity through the Early 20th Century
International Conference at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
March 24-25, 2016