In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.
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SOCRATES is an international, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal produced as par of the Harvard Dataverse Network. This journal appears quarterly in English, Hindi, Persian in 22 disciplines.
Call for Papers 2015 Graduate Colloquium: Afterlives
York University: May 22-23, 2015
2015 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference
Cultures and Industries of Creativity in Contemporary Media Landscapes
CALL FOR PAPERS
Date: Monday 16 November 2015
Venue: MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.
This conference is hosted and organized by the University of Salford and is part of the four day 2015 Salford International Media Festival (see: www.salfordmediafestival.co.uk)
Call for Papers
RSA Boston, 31 March -2 April 2 2016
The Milton Society of America seeks panels and papers for its sessions at the 62nd annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. As an Associate Organization, the MSA may submit up to five guaranteed panels.
Proposals covering any aspect of Milton studies will be given full consideration, but especially desirable are those falling under the following rubrics:
-Periodization (Renaissance, Early Modern, Long Restoration)
-Early modern epistemologies, including natural philosophy, cosmology, and hermeticism
Call for Papers
Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives
Following a highly successful two day international conference on alternate history held at the University of Liverpool and organised in conjunction with Lancaster University, the conference organisers are now seeking to supplement extended conference papers with other work in order to publish an essay collection which represents the diversity and depth of alternate history and counterfactual narrative scholarship.
This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem's death (May 1916), will explore the writer's vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other national literatures. The aim of the collection is to analyze the work of this foundational Yiddish writer in comparative context in order to bring to light hitherto unexplored aspects of his achievements. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" – due to similar writing style and use of pen name – Sholem Aleykhem's favorite writers spanned the spectrum of world literature – among them: Sterne, Dickens, Twain, Tolstoy and Gorky.
Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Oct. 1-4 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature (either Southern in setting, by author, or theme)
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows including Duck Dynasty, etc)
- Film and Theatre
Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:
In literature, film, television, and comics, melodrama is one of the most popular modes across cultures and countries. In regions such as Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, melodramas—in the form of telenovelas, soap operas, and pulp romances—often dominate local cultural production, and sometimes even determine the reception of cultural imports. Academic criticism has frequently invoked psychoanalytic frames of reference to discuss the appeal of melodramatic conventions such as hidden pasts, shock, and the antagonism of morality. Such criticism has tended to assume a developmentalist teleology that presupposes the universalization of values and mores as concomitant with the bourgeoisification of societies.