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CFP: Geek & Pop Culture--deadline extended to 11/15/15 [UPDATE]

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:55pm
Southwest Popular/ American Culture Association

Join us for the 37th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 10-13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2015

The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship

Power & Politics in Print

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:41pm
Calgary Free Exchange Graduate Conference, University of Calgary

Call For Papers: "Power & Politics in Print," University of Calgary Free Exchange Graduate Conference: March 4¬-6, 2016

"Where there is power, there is resistance." ~Foucault

"Power is our environment. We live surrounded by it: it pervades everything we are and do, invisible and soundless, like air..." ~Margaret Atwood, from Power Politics

The Free Exchange Conference Committee is hosting its annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference March 4–6, 2016 at the University of Calgary. We welcome proposals for papers, panels and creative presentations that explore the diverse aspects of Power & Politics in Print.

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.

[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