Mediascape, UCLA’s graduate journal for Cinema and Media Studies, seeks submissions for the Meta-Section of its upcoming issue on digital and new media.
Small Cinemas Conference
From the Grassroots to the Global
November 9-10, 2018
Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University
In an increasingly globalized world where digital technology has gained greater access to socio-economically marginalized communities, the parameters of small cinemas have broadened their scope to include digitally shot material from portable devices like cellphones in an era of transnational internet distribution alongside its ongoing and historical association with national cinemas and celluloid-based products.
What Now? NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference
February 23-24, 2018
What now? A discomfiting question. It compels a revisiting of our pasts, a consideration of where we stand today, and an articulation of the directions in which we expect, or hope, to go.
As disciplinary boundaries become fluid, technology continues to change, and temporalities seem increasingly uncertain, it is essential to address the What Nows confronting our field today, and reconsider those from before.
Mediascape Calls for Columns on Digital and New Media
Mediascape, UCLA’S Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, invites Columns submissions for their 2017 issue. The aim of this issue is to focus on Digital and New Media. As interactions with digital and new media are ever expanding, now deeply ingrained in TV show narratives and written about extensively in academia, we expect your submissions to be relevant, dynamic, and unique. Topics to consider include but are not limited to digital and new media in relationship to film and television, virtual reality, short-form web-series, queer game studies, and critical data studies.
May 11-12, 2018
“Thou fill'st from the winged chalice of the soul
Thy lamp, O Memory, fire-winged to its goal.”
Mnemosyne-Lamp of Memory-Ricordanza
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1881)
CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE: SIMMS AND MEMORY
The William Gilmore Simms Society
University of South Carolina
Literature, Politics, Media
‘There is no name for this: we read this as a truism. What is unnameable here is not some ineffable being that cannot be approached by a name; like God for example. What is unnameable is the play that brings about the nominal effects, the relatively unitary or atomic structures we call names, or chains of substitutions for names. In these, for example, the nominal effect of “difference” is itself involved, carried off, and reinscribed, just as the false beginning or end of a game is still part of the game, a function of the system’
- Jacques Derrida, “Difference”
Cinema 10: Call for Papers
PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY
Edited by Susana Viegas (IFILNOVA and Deakin University) and James Williams (Deakin University)
Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image (cjpmi.ifilnova.pt/) invites submissions for its issue on Painting, Moving Images and Philosophy.
A friendly reminder that the workshop's deadline is this Friday, Dec 1st.
CFP: The Love That Speaks Its Name: Advertising Film (New York, NY; April 11, 2018)
International Conference on Interrogating Disability Studies: Literature, Culture, Performance
Though the roots of neglect and discrimination against persons with disabilities can be historically traced, the voices of this critical segment of society have largely remained unproblemitized in academic discourses. The traditional medical and welfare-based approaches have often overlooked the significant impact of disability on the socio-cultural and psychological lives of persons with disabilities both as individuals and groups. Further, till recently, most academic discussions relating to disability paradigms have tended to revolve around legal provisions, support systems etc.