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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

[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.

CFP / Conference Announcement -- Shakespeare the Next 400 Years (Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, Denmark, April 22-24, 2016)

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 8:22pm
Ema Vyroubalova (Trinity College Dublin)

THE ELSINORE CONFERENCE: An Interdisciplinary Event (Drama, Literature, Film) on the Legacy and Future of Shakespeare's Work
April 22-24, 2016
Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, Denmark

Calls for papers are now open for seminars and workshops to be held during this conference on the legacy and future of Shakespeare's work at the Kronborg Castle (the setting of Hamlet) in Helsingør, Denmark.

The Sacramental Text Reconsidered - Special Issue - Christianity & Literature

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 5:21pm
Christianity & Literature


Christianity & Literature
Special Issues:

This special issue of Christianity & Literature furthers the journal's aim to investigate the complex relations between literature, drama, and Christian thought and history by bringing a critical eye to "sacramental" reading—to examine its limitations, unseen investments, and unexplored promises.