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Playful Interruptions in Recent Film
New deadline, July 1, and update.
In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.
Authors are encouraged to submit papers prior to the following deadlines
Full Paper Submission Deadline: August 1, 2011.
Final Print-Ready Version Due: October 1, 2011
Call for Papers:
Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary
2011 Rice University Symposium, sponsored by the English Department
Rice University in Houston, Texas
September 23rd – 24th, 2011
This panel will explore the production and use of non-theatrical films during World War II. Such films might include: films produced for military training; films produced by the Office of War Information or other federal, state, corporate, religious, educational, or non-profit agencies; non-theatrical films produced by and within other countries; or even home movies produced for public consumption.
Contemporary theories of discourse remind us that language functions in a reflexive relationship with social realities. Language in use can either give or deny access to individuals and communities, and to the cultural values and institutions of power that shape the ways meaning is made. As a result, we can use linguistic and rhetorical analyses to uncover, uphold, dismantle, or reshape structures of power. This conference encourages us to think about the ways that language and rhetoric function in a complex political and social world.
Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film & Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare's The Tempest
Due: July 1, 2011
Melting into Air: Film and Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare's Tempest
Edited by Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore, Foreword by Daniel Fischlin
Call for Papers Hierachical EconomiesRupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (Volume 3, Number 3,ISSN 0975-2935, www.rupkatha.com)
Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay (Editorial)
Reynaldo Thompson (Latin American Section and Creative Section)
Tarun Tapas Mukherjee (Asian Section)
The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAP/ACA welcomes proposals that are of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged that focus on any medium of popular or American culture, such as novels, nonfiction, comics/graphic novels, television, theater, theory, movies, advertising, new media, or politics and agitprop.
Proposals of interest for this year's conference might include:
*HIV/AIDS in Erotic Culture
*GLBTQ Romance Novels
*HIV/AIDS in Popular Culture
*GLBTQ Television Representation
*The Violet Quill writers
*Popular GLBTQ romance novels/novelists
*GLBTQ comics/graphic novels
Call for Papers
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad
Panel Name: "Emergent Theories of Life Writing"
Autobiography, memoir, and related forms of life writing have long been losing their status as second-class members of the literary canon and as more and more women and other marginalized voices are being heard via these forms, it becomes incumbent upon serious literary theorists to craft coherent and cohesive theories of life narratives.