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NeMLA 2017 - Legacies of French Film Criticism: Crossing Cultures and Perspectives

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:49am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Legacies of French Film Criticism: Crossing Cultures and Perspectives


Despite a growing trend towards globalization and an increase in transnational film production, distribution and exhibition, not all audiences make sense of movies in the same manner. When films travel across borders, how are their meanings and reception impacted? Is the meaning of a film dependent on the cultural context in which it is read? This interdisciplinary panel will examine film criticism that falls under a broad “French-language” umbrella in order to map out significant trends as well as new directions in the study of French film criticism and its points of contact with other international cinemas.


Human-Animal Boundary Symposium III

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:50am
Mario Wenning and Nandita Batra
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

A Symposium to be held in Mumbai (India), January 2018 (6-7 January)

Coordinators: Mario Wenning (University of Macao) and Nandita Batra (University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez)

Surveillance, Form, Affect: An international, multidisciplinary conference (Hong Kong, 7-9 December 2016)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:53pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Call for Papers

Please distribute widely



An international, multidisciplinary conference

December 7-9, 2016


Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities

The Education University of Hong Kong


Keynotes by

Professor Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Brown)

and Dr. Karen Fang (Houston)



Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:51am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Deadline now extended!

This panel seeks abstracts exploring utopian and dystopian visions in the works of Donald Barthelme. By June 8th, please send a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Susan wood, University of Mississippi, at

Pow! Graphic Literature to Engage Students in the Creative Writing Workshop

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:51am
Maureen McVeigh Trainor / West Chester University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

CFP for NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD.

Students in creative writing workshops often lack reading experience and knowledge, but demonstrate awareness and analysis of film and television. Graphic literature can be used to transition from the terminology and rhetorical understanding they possess to the writing and feedback skills the workshop demands. This roundtable seeks to present and discuss both recommended texts and strategies to engage students and encourage their creative writing. Theoretical and practical approaches to this method are welcome.


Language, Literature, and Popular Culture: Fifth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 7:21pm
Alfa BK University, Belgrade, Faculty of Foreign Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Academic and scientific study of popular culture has only gained prominence in the 20th century, first with the Leavisites’ criticism of mass culture (as yet another form of the popular), then with the comprehensive work on the concept of ‘Critical Theory’ within the Frankfurt School. The latter half of the century saw, especially after the foundation of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, a rise in theories, definitions and approaches to popular culture so great that it occasioned Harold Bloom’s disparaging remark “that there is no future for literary studies as such in the United States. … At NYU I am surrounded by professors of hip-hop.

[UPDATE] Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear. Articles (8/10/2016)

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:52am
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

At the invitation of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, editor Abbes Maazaoui, from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, seeks original essays for an edited collection on Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear, to be published in 2017. Contributors are invited to examine the reality and representations of surveillance, suspicion and fear; their impact on popular culture, fiction, society, communities and politics; and their role in shaping values, attitudes and identities.


Chapters in the proposed collection may focus on one or more of the following categories: