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Animate Objects and Ecologies, at New Chaucer Society Congress, July 23-26, 2012

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 12:17pm
Allan Mitchell, University of Victoria

What animates things? How do organic and inorganic things live together in medieval literature and culture? Today thinkers are increasingly drawn to the nature of things in and of themselves, seeking material objects as they stand outside of the parochial, human subject. What can medievalists contribute?

Call for papers: Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 2: Special Issue on Space and Time in Film (03 June 2011)

updated: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 3:57pm
Film Studies, University College Cork, Ireland

Call for Papers
Special Issue on Space and Time in Film
The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek additional articles
for its second issue to be published online in 2011.

Alphaville is a new, fully peer-reviewed, biannual graduate and early career
researchers' journal that is committed to publishing fresh and original research in the
fields of film and screen media. The Editorial Board is comprised of doctoral and
post-doctoral researchers at University College Cork. It is the first of its kind in
Ireland, and will be launched in Summer 2011.

Scale, Media Fields Journal Issue 4

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 5:17pm
Daniel Reynolds and Meredith Bak, issue co-editors, Media Fields Journal

Media Fields Journal invites critical and artistic submissions on the theme of scale.

"Scale" at once denotes a difference in size, scope, or range, and assures us that such differences can be measured and defined. Media and scale have a long, complex, and ever-changing relationship that raises a number of questions, including:

How does the size of a media object inflect its functions?

What are the effects of "scaling" media up (say, to IMAX screens) or down (e.g., to iPods)?

What is a large-scale production? What is a small-scale production?

What is a "human scale"? How can media represent things that are not on a human scale?

Who works "for scale"?

[UPDATE]

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:30pm
The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination

apologies for cross postings.

Call for Papers for an edited collection:

the rest is history

ireland, performance and the historical imagination

A chronicler who recites events without distinguishing between

major and minor ones acts in accordance with the following

truth: nothing that has ever happened should be regarded as lost for history.

-Walter Benjamin
Illuminations

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

[UPDATE] Animated Realities, Edinburgh College of Art, June 23 - 24, 2011

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:09am
Jonathan Murray/Edinburgh College of Art

Dear All,

I wanted to pass on details to you of a two-day conference on animated documentary filmmaking which is being hosted here at Edinburgh College of Art on June 23rd and 24th. A full conference programme and registration details are available @ http://www.animatedrealities.co.uk/. I hope some of you will be interested and available to take part in this event.

Best wishes,

Jonny

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