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The Monster-Child

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 7:14am
Markus Bohlmann and Sean Moreland

The Monster Child: New Essays on Children, Horror and Monstrosity in Film

A call for papers for a proposed collection co-edited by Markus Bohlmann and Sean Moreland

As an area of research which has to date gone largely unexplored, the many variations on the image of the child-as-monster in global popular cinema invite critical consideration through a variety of theoretical approaches.

We are soliciting abstract submissions for a collection of original essays which explore various critical themes and theoretical angles related to "monstrous" children in film, a topic which has to date been paid too little attention, not only within the field of childhood studies, but also those of film and horror studies.

Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory, Senate House, London, 12-13 February, 2013 (Abstracts due 1 November, 2012)

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 4:35am
Jordana Blejmar (Institute of Germanic & Romace Studies) and Anindya Raychaudhuri (UCL)

Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory
International Conference
13- 14 February, 2013
Senate House, London

Organised by:

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, University College London
Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory

Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 6th of October 2012.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 8:19am
Department of Archaeology, Durham University

One of the major social challenges faced today is the provision of care for the elderly, the disabled and the young within society, with contemporary debates dominating local, national and global agendas. The importance of the study of care has been recognised by all research councils, resulting in the formation of the cross-council programme on Lifelong Health and Well-Being. In addition, the AHRC has highlighted the topic of Care in the Past as one of its four priority themes for current research, stressing the importance of historical knowledge in policy formation. Until recently the study of care has been shied away from in archaeological thought.

[UPDATE] Cinema in Crisis, October 17-19, 2012, San Francisco. Deadline for Submission June 15,2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:00pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association (CSGSA)

The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is proud to announce its 14th annual Fall Conference: "Cinema in Crisis" with Keynote Speaker Robert Rosen.

Crisis: a vitally important or decisive stage in the progress of anything; a turning-point; also, a state of affairs in which a decisive change for better or worse is imminent; now applied esp. to times of difficulty, insecurity, and suspense in politics or commerce [OED Online].


Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:30pm
Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South

This winter SOUTHERN STUDIES will publish a special issue dealing with issues of recent scholarship on southern history, literature, and culture. The issue will feature articles, bibliographic information, and many reviews of recently published monographs. The editors of SOUTHERN STUDIES invite scholars to look at the current books available for review at,

Warscapes, an online magazine of literature, art and politics

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 10:06am

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is being read in 170 countries! Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues.

The Social Construction of Beauty (vol. 2 no. 2)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 2:02am
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures

Synæsthesia managing editors Dr. Christopher Melley and Dr. Daniel Broudy are pleased to announce that this special edition of the journal will be co-edited by Dr. Jeffery Klaehn, editor of Roadblocks to Equality: Women Challenging Boundaries (2008) and The Political Economy of Media and Power (2010).

Queerness in Contemporary Film and Television (Fort Worth, Texas; Nov. 2-3, 2012); Proposals due July 19, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 1:11am
Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University

Call for Papers: Queerness in Contemporary Film and Television

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals pertaining to the theme of queerness in contemporary film and television, for presentation at this fall's Film and Television in the 21st Century Conference (to be held at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, November 2-3, 2012).

The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that examine queerness (broadly defined) in 21st-century cinematic and televisual offerings in intellectually intriguing and diverse ways. Individual paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length.

Poetry Games: Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:05pm
Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University), Comparative Literature Studies

Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies
"Poetry Games"
Guest Editors: Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University)