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NeMLA 2020: "Psychoanalysis and Laughter: Unconscious Meanings and Political Subversions"

updated: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his famous study on “Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious," Freud argues that jokes, and the laughter they elicit, allow a kind of access to the unconscious. They permit, among other things, the fulfillment of repressed desires, the channeling of aggression into an acceptable social form, and polysemic satisfaction. As the structure of a joke operates similarly to the structure of a dream (by condensation and displacement, metaphor and metonymy), it also enables the revelation of contemporary ideology and its ambiguities. Further, for Lacan, with the child’s “jubilant assumption of his [sic] specular image” in the mirror, laughter coincides with the ego's coming-into-being.

SCMS Panel: Indigeneity and Horror

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:37am
Murray Leeder
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

In his classic essay “An Introduction to the American Horror Film,” Robin Wood establishes the basic formula of the horror film as “normality is threatened by the monster.” He subsequently mentions that if one were to “substitute for ‘Monster’ the term ‘Indians’ . . . one has a formula for a large number of classical Westerns.” Wood’s point is to establish the flexibility of his framework but it also points in another direction: the monstrousness of the idea of Indigeneity within the colonial mindset. Today, one of the most exciting growing areas in horror cinema at the moment comes from Indigenous persons.

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Works of Joss Whedon

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:37am
Janet Brennan Croft
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Call for Papers:

J.R.R. Tolkien andthe Works of Joss Whedon

                                                                                                                                     

Cine Excess XIII: Independent Visions of Excess

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:54am
Frances Pheasant-Kelly/Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019

 

 

Call for Papers

 

The 13th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions

 

 

 

Birmingham City University Presents:

 

Cine Excess XIII

 

Independent Visions of Excess

 

 

 

7th- 9th November 2019

 

Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)

 

 

Saving the Day: Accessing Comics in the Twentieth-First Century (A Roundtable) (NeMLA Boston 3/5-8/2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:54am
Michael Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project; Carl Sell / Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Saving the Day: Accessing Comics in the Twentieth-First Century (A Roundtable)

51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2019

Session organized by Michael A. Torregrossa, The Medieval Comics Project, and Carl B. Sell, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

 

“Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 2:55am
Revista Tropos/Tropos Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

“Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”

(Orgs.) José Duarte (ULICES- Universidade de Lisboa), Ana Daniela Coelho (ULICES - Universidade de Lisboa) & Hermínia Sol (ULICES - Instituto Politécnico de Tomar)

Submissions are open until December 20, 2019

Publication of the dossier: July 2020

The Aesthetics of Drone Warfare

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 2:56am
Conference hosted by the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Aesthetics of Drone Warfare

An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield

7-8 February 2020

 

Keynote speakers:

Debjani Ganguly (University of Virginia)

Derek Gregory (University of British Columbia)

 

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