The Commodification of Everyday Life and the Democratization of Cultural (Re)Production
Celebrating global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival (August 31-September 4,2016) is looking for scholars and entertainment industry professionals to bring their ideas and energy to our 2016 Film, Media and Music Conference.
We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, digital media and/or the entertainment industry broadly defined.
Archivation Exploration, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal from Texas Tech University Libraries and TTU Press, invites both scholarly and creative submissions for two thematic issues: Sports (Fall 2016) and Weather (Fall 2017).
Both themes are intentionally broad. Sports and Weather: From baseball to fly fishing; from tornadoes to fog; history, biography, new (or old) technology; famous games, infamous storms; in literature, song, and film. Submissions using archival or special collections primary resource material will be given preference. Because this is an on-line journal, submissions using images and other media, both audio and visual, are encouraged.
We are soliciting contributors for our edited volume, The Encyclopedia of Queer Cinema, currently under contract with Rowman & Littlefield. This volume attempts to be the most inclusive, comprehensive single volume ever produced on the subject of queer, LGBT, and sexually transgressive cinema, encompassing not only commercial narrative features but shorts, avant-garde and experimental films, documentaries, and animation from all countries, from the beginning of cinema to the present day.
This book project tries to produce an outline for the diversification of literature and political writings. The book covers many disciplines ranging from political literature, gender politics, identity politics, minority politics, to ideologized writing, censorship, rhetoric and aestheticism of politics, and gendered literature.
The term "remediation" was first introduced in 1999 by Jay David Bolter and David Grusin in their now classic Remediation: Understanding New Media (MIT Press). They adopted the term in order to describe the way new media refashion visual content initially created within "traditional" media such as photography, painting, film and television, a content which often itself turned out to have been a product of successive repurposings or "remediations". According to the authors, central to Western art history and to the very circulation of cultural objects is the project of offering a rival illusion of the real by playing against the differential opacity intrinsic to media:
Multi-perspective approaches to changes and transitions within the fields of linguistics, bilingualism, literature and culture
Abstracts for Future Humans book due June 1, 2016
Language and Semiotic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Published by Soochow University Press, China, it is an authorized quarterly journal with an independent ISSN (2096-031X) and CN (32-1859/H) granted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China. With all its contents appearing in English, the journal serves and supports the Chinese Association for Language and Semiotic Studies (founded at Soochow University in 1994) while it reaches out and joins colleagues from all around the world for trans-cultural exchange and inter-disciplinary dialogue.
Libraries and archives play key roles in a surprisingly diverse group of films and television shows. Scenes in libraries often revolve around research and learning, and appear more frequently in certain genres: horror, school, and mystery. The function of such heterotopic sites of knowledge is much more diverse than that, however. Libraries and archives have been sites of adventure (Indiana Jones and Last Crusade, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, & The Librarian), safety (The Day After Tomorrow), and beauty (What Dreams May Come & Beauty and the Beast), as well as passion (Atonement), triumph (The Shawshenk Redemption), social leveling (My Fair Lady & The Breakfast Club), and revelation (The Book Thief).
The panel will be presented at the MMLA at St. Louis, MO from Nov 10-13, 2016
Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the Asian region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal's scholarly depth and geographic scope.
This permanent MMLA panel invites abstracts that engage with collectives, communities, and print culture, widely conceived. In line with the conference theme, "border states," how does print culture give us a sense of community boundaries? How are collective identities formed, altered, or dismantled? What role does print culture play in shaping collectives or communities? How can we (re)conceive solidarity or community through the literary? This panel can engage with but is not limited to the following topics: literary criticism, critical theory (including theories of affect), aesthetics, propaganda, literary texts, and print culture more broadly.
Museal Practices and Cultural Politics of Exhibiting Popular Music
Edited Volume Lars Kaijser, Stockholm University, Sweden, and Klara Stephanie Szlezák, Passau University, Germany.
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