Reconstruction 17.2: Fantasy Sports
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. http://www.southwestpca.org
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2015
The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship
Call For Papers: "Power & Politics in Print," University of Calgary Free Exchange Graduate Conference: March 4¬-6, 2016 email@example.com
"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
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.
"Let me tell you something. There's no nobility in poverty. I've been a poor man, and I've been a rich man. And I choose rich every time" – Leonardo DeCaprio as Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
CFP: Literature (General)
37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234 Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015
From Practice to Theory: A Forum on the Future of Modernism and Digital Humanities
We are seeking argumentative position papers for "From Practice to Theory: A Forum on the Future of Digital Humanities and Modernist Studies," a prospective peer-reviewed cluster for the Modernism/modernity Print-Plus Platform.
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.
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.
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.
Please 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 Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound
The MacRobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling
23rd-24th May 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
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.
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
A collection of essays to be edited by Ali Chetwynd (University of Michigan), Joanna Freer (University of Exeter), Georgios Maragos (Independent Scholar).
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