For centuries, fairy tales have cultivated and curated audiences' abilities to recognize and empathize with characters' emotions, thereby imparting on audiences moral codes of conduct that serve to sustain established cultural or social systems. Once a system has been changed or dismantled, the stories sustaining it should become obsolete as well. Yet, despite the significant social and political upheavals of the last two centuries, many fairy tales endure. Having been reinvented for changing cultural systems and emerging media, they continue to resonate with audiences and influence their behavior. This panel welcomes papers addressing themes of reinvention, reconfiguration, and resonance as related to the sustainability and sensibilities of fairy tales.
I Realigned the Cosmos: Lyric Poetry and Science
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), 3-6 November 2016, Atlanta, GA
This literary and cultural studies conference, to be held at the University of Liège (26-28 January, 2017) under the auspices of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) and the local post-colonial studies centre CEREP, will seek to draw attention to the multifarious encounters which have occurred between South Asia and Australia from the nineteenth century to modern times.
The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, and Youth Media:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Edited by Joseph Michael Sommers
Deadline: 1 November 2016
In connection with the upcoming 2016 ChLA conference on Animation, this special issue of ChLAQ will focus broadly and widely on that multimodal and ever-expanding medium known as youth animation. From children's cartoon shorts such as Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie (1928) and Leon Schlesinger's Looney Tunes (1930-1969); to full-length animated motion pictures such as the work of Studio Ghibli, Pixar, and Nickelodeon; to Homestar Runner, video games, and flip books, if it's sequential art put into motion, it's on the table for discussion.
"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation." (Guy Debord: The Society of the Spectacle, §1)
CINEMA: JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE MOVING IMAGE invites submissions for its 8th issue devoted to the philosophy of Karl Marx and its links with cinematic art.
Marxism, as a tool for social analysis and transformation, has influenced politicized and progressive filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein and Sembène Ousmane, in theory and in practice, as well as shaped theoretical discussions around film and history, aesthetics, economics, and ideology. Key topics of this discussion have been reproducible art and active collective experience (Walter Benjamin) and cultural and social hegemony (Antonio Gramsci), among others.
25 years of Applied Modern Languages at BBU Cluj: THE IDENTITY AND PERMANENCE OF A PARADIGM
-- a jubilee conference --
The Department of Applied Modern Languages is pleased to invite participation in the jubilee edition of its international annual conference to be held on 14th – 15th October 2016. As well as the commencement of the academic year for the Department's European Master's degree programmes in Translation (METT) and Conference Interpreting (MEIC), the event marks 25 years of applied modern languages at Cluj. A pilot-school, DLMA Cluj takes pride in being the first Applied Modern Language Department in South-East Europe, situating itself in the avantgarde of AML pedagogy and innovation.
Call for contributions to an edited volume of essays
ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 9-11, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of "Paradigm Shifts during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance."
CONFERENCE PUBLICATION: Selected papers focused on "Paradigm Shifts during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).
The Community College Humanities Association invites you to submit a proposal and attend our 2016 CCHA Eastern Division Conference scheduled to be held Oct. 20–22 in Providence, RI.