From Historical to New Materialism? Late Capitalism, Media Technology, and the Ontological Turn
NANO: New American Notes Online
Call for Papers: Issue 7
Deadline: 22 September 2014
Special Issue: The Aesthetics of Trash
This is why the properly aesthetic attitude of the radical ecologist is not that of admiring or longing for a pristine nature of virgin forests and clear sky, but rather of accepting waste as such, of discovering the aesthetic potential of waste, of decay, of the inertia of rotten material that serves no purpose.
— Slavoj Žižek, Living in the End Times
This special issue of NANO begins with a question: in what new ways can trash and waste be acknowledged or conceptualized today?
In animation studies "metamorphosis" has been a versatile term designating a range of distinct, recurring, visual tropes, from "squash and stretch" effects that date at least to nineteenth-century phenakistoscopes to the fluid transformations of the Fleischers' rotoscoped Koko the Clown to the "plasmaticness" Eisenstein celebrated in Disney cartoons. Recently animation scholarship has opened new, provocative lines of inquiry into the theory, history, aesthetics, and cultural implications of metamorphic motion.
UPDATE: Final submission deadline- Friday, July 18th, 2014
UPDATE: Keynote by Eugenie Brinkema, Assistant Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brinkema teaches Film Studies and her fields of specialty include Film Theory; Violence and Representation; Embodiment and Affect; Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis and Continental Philosophy; Gender and Sexuality Studies. Brinkema is the author of The Forms of the Affects (Duke University Press, 2014).
CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture
PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that either explore popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:
Call for Abstracts: Music for New Frontiers: Re-Locating the Sounds of the Western (collection)
21st Century Journal of Mathematics (CJM) is now accepting papers for publication in August issue. We welcome original contributions. Articles submitted should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication anywhere else and should report original unpublished research results.
The Journal is a peer reviewed multidisciplinary international journal publishing original and high-quality articles covering a wide range of topics in mathematics
Research Papers/ Manuscripts and Articles are invited For Consideration of Publication in the up-coming EDITION - II VOL: III ISSUE - SEPTEMBER 2014 of SOCRATES ISSN 2347-6869 AND ISSN 2347-2146.
Coverage of the journal :
February 11-14, 2015 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM
3rd Global Conference: Play on the Edges
Saturday 1st November – Monday 3rd November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Presentations:
"What if there were, lodged within the heart of the law itself, a law of impurity or a principle of contamination?"
-Jacques Derrida, "The Law of Genre"
Unlawfulness, impurity, contamination: in the porous and scattered disciplines of gender, sexuality and diversity studies, these are the forces and strategies that impel our criticism and creation, the ethos of the fugitive journal Writing from Below.
THE JOURNAL OF POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES invites submissions for a special issue on global nightlife cultures. There's a myth that to be interested in nightlife -- to party, to seek pleasure in the night, to devote oneself to a club scene and its music -- is to somehow be less concerned with the more "serious" aspects of everyday life. After all, how can you feasibly go to work tomorrow if you've been out until 6 a.m. or later? Ears ringing from pounding dance music. Club stamps still visible on your wrists. Isn't it better to stay at home, safe in the bosom of domesticity and fully tucked away from the ribald dangers and creatures of the night?
After a highly successful first digital forum, the Holocaust, contemporary genocide, popular culture and digital technology research group issues this call for papers for the next online forum.
Topics may include, but not exclusively:
• Holocaust and genocide representation in contemporary theatre, film, television and digital media;
• Opportunities and challenges digital technology offers to Holocaust and genocide memory;
• Understandings of the Holocaust and genocide in relation to trauma studies, memory studies; cultural studies; historiography and other readings;
• Holocaust and genocide commemoration and education particularly in relation to media and technology;
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE,
TRANSFORMATIONS: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
Deadline: August 15, 2014
Sarah Chinn, Guest Editor
The editors seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words), and items for the "Material Culture of Teaching" section, that explore teaching disability. This issue will be guest edited by Sarah Chinn.