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"Where Do You Want Me to Start?" Producing History through Mad Men (March 1, 2011)

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 9:12am
Invisible Culture

The television network AMC's historical drama Mad Men, set in 1960-64, premiered in 2007. While the program was slowly accepted by audiences, at least as slowly as its methodical narrative structures, it clearly struck a chord among a cross-generational body of viewers, tripling in size from the first season. In order to engage with the show more fully, fans paraded in Mad Men-inspired costumes during Banana Republic-sponsored
events in 2009 and 2010 in Times Square, "Mad Men-ed" themselves online, participated in the series' Facebook page or the network's online portals, downloaded period music, or simply watched each episode. The show is a pervasive cultural force

Call for Papers on Art and Design

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 3:45am
Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design

Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design has been conceived of as an attempt at exploring the world of art and design, as a platform dedicated to the artists and designers, design lovers, dreamers and people from the industry to share new ideas and innovations.

For the inaugural issue we are seeking writings on the featured section, other regular sections and projects works from writers, designers and artists on various topics. Please visit for details.

Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship2011.7

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 2:45am
Tsinghua University

Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
July 1st-3rd, 2011

The AIE2011 will be the most comprehensive conference focused on the various aspects of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It provides an open platform to bring together scholars worldwide to present research and to stimulate discussions on new developments in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

2011 Film Studies Association of Canada Conference

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 5:36pm
Film Studies Association of Canada

FSAC 2011

University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University
June 2-4, 2011
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Congress Theme
Coasts and Continents: Exploring Peoples and Places

FSAC is now seeking proposals for its annual conference. We welcome proposals on topics related to the Congress theme, or on any other film or media studies topic.

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2011

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 2:35pm
Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario

[Deadline extended to February 1, 2011] Lucky 13 has come around! The 13th annual Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies at the University of Western Ontario will take place on March 17-19, 2011. We welcome proposals that explore "EMERGENCE/IES" from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and critical perspectives. This conference will examine the theme of emergent/emerging/potentially emerging/surfacing realities and non-realities in language, literature, film, theory and cultural studies.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011) [UPDATE]

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 2:18pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.


Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 12:12pm
Drs Comer and Vayo

Jean-Francois Lyotard writes, "We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole [...] let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the name." How are "nostalgia" and the "whole" linked to terror and the (post)cinematic form? Is terror synonymous with the unpresentable? Or is the unpresentable that which exposes terror to its finitude? How do cinematic and post-cinematic media—or do they—communicate that which is unpresentable? How do (post)cinematic media confront the "unpresentable"? Can the aural yield successful representation where the visual proves inadequate? And what are the ethical considerations in this confrontation?