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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.

Creating Sustainable Futures On and Off the Page Feb 26 and 27th 2016

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:14pm
Red River Graduate Student Conference

Creating Sustainable Futures On and Off the Page
February 26 and 27, 2016
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

The English Graduate Organization at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND invites graduate and advanced undergraduate presentations on diverse issues within the field of English Studies for our 2016 Red River Graduate Student Conference. We encourage submissions from all branches of the field including literature, rhetoric, linguistics, writing studies, cultural studies, history, anthropology, and communication studies.

[UPDATE] SWPACA Literature-General CFP February 10-13, 2016

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 10:56am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

CFP: Literature (General)

37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234 Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Journal of Dracula Studies

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 10:20am
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

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.

CFP Edited Collection on Shakespearean Adaptations; Submission deadline 12/01/15

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 9:37am
Verena Theile/North Dakota State University

Chapter proposals are invited for a collection of essays that will explore Shakespearean adaptations as statements, often assertions about the nature of the work they engage. That adaptations have contributed to Shakespeare's afterlife cannot be disputed. They are re-imaginings of his work in a new context and against a new medium, and, as such, adaptations of Shakespeare are derivative and unique at the same time. With that premise in mind, the history of Shakespeare in adaptation may also uncover the history of assumptions about what Shakespeare constitutes–as a playwright, poet, cultural icon, or otherwise.

Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound (Stirling, 23-4 May)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 9:11am
Sarah Neely/ University of Stirling

Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound
The MacRobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling
23rd-24th May 2016

The transition from silent to synchronised sound cinema in Britain between 1927 and 1933 was a period which changed British cinema as both industry and art form forever, but which has largely been overlooked by cinema historians.

[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