2012 Emerging Scholars Award
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
GENRE CROSSINGS: EXPLOITING THE GENERIC FLUIDITY OF THE FANTASTIC
FIFTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/
2013 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont
25-26 October 2013
Proposals by 1 June 2013
EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden:
symposium and exhibitions
EVENT INFORMATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Since time immemorial, gardens have been key in humanity's quest to define an ideal relation to nature. Gardens have been sources of nourishment for the body and the soul, they have been symbols of wealth and power, they have served as barriers against the wild, and much more. EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden is a four-day symposium designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, and a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens.
In his 2012 article "Dramaturgies of Exile", Freddie Rokem writes about Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht's exile in Denmark in the 1930s: together they wrote, dined, discussed theatre and philosophy, and played board games including Go and Chess. Rokem argues that their game-playing echoed their own personal trajectories of travel and exile, as well as embodied game board mappings of their philosophical and artistic theories.
Studies in Popular Culture, a journal of the Popular Culture Association of the South, publishes articles on popular culture however mediated: through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events—any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Its contributors from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Israel, Scotland, Spain, and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.
Proposals are invited for an essay collection on Modernism and Affect, commissioned by Edinburgh University Press. The collection will comprise 10-12 original 7,000 word essays, and aims to present new scholarship in the fields of modernist literature, film, and visual arts emerging in the light of theory's 'affective turn'. The volume will consider the manifold ways in which theories of affect and theories of modernism might speak to one another. How might the reading practices suggested by recent work on the affects inform our critical engagement with modernist texts? How might a focus on affect might allow us to expand our definition of modernism?
Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Asian American Culture
Make Believe: Fact, Fiction, and Friction
Classic psychoanalytic film theory relies on two fundamental axioms: 1) That an audience that experiences film spectatorship as a form of voyeurism, and 2) That film characters must be diegetically unaware of their own textual and performative status. But such a framework must be modified with respect to films in which major characters are depicted in the act of manufacturing texts (e.g. Boogie Nights, To Die For, Benny's Video, Waiting for Guffman), and in which these secondary texts are made to supplant the film proper. In such instances, character authors understand precisely that they are operating in a performative capacity.
CONVERSATIONS: THE JOURNAL OF CAVELLIAN STUDIES