In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.
Monstrous Hungers and Desires
Special Conference Stream within The Monsters and the Monstrous Project
Wednesday 15th July – Friday 17th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
**PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS IS A WEEK TOMORROW**
TaPRA Directing and Dramaturgy: 'Performances of Labour: Endurance, Time'
Deadline for abstracts: 17 April 2015
TaPRA Annual Conference, University of Worcester (UK), 8th - 10th September 2015: http://www.tapra.org/
Toy Story at 20
13th November 2015
A one-day symposium hosted by the University of Sunderland's Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, to be held at the David Puttnam Media Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's, University of Sunderland, UK
Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Paul Wells (Loughborough University) and Dr Peter Kramer (University of East Anglia)
Deadline for abstracts: 22nd May 2015
Reflections on the Global Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston
on the Occasion of Her 125th Birthday
Event: 2015 Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop
Dates: Monday, June 8th through Sunday, June 14th
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 1st
What is the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop?
The Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop is an online, asynchronous, interdisciplinary, participant-driven workshop for individuals working on feminist-oriented research projects. The workshop offers an online forum where participants can exchange scholarship and ideas.
The 2015 SAMLA Convention (Nov. 13-15) will he held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.
This panel invites conference papers that explore the reflexive relationship between contemporary (1975-2015) literature and popular music. Papers may focus on musicians that incorporate literary allusions or themes in individual songs or concept albums (The Mountain Goats, Nick Cave, The Hold Steady, Leonard Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, etc.), authors that incorporate frequent allusions to popular music in their work (Nick Hornby, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Warner, etc.), or musicians that have also published fiction or poetry (John Darnielle, Sufjan Stevens, Leonard Cohen, etc).
The Illustrated Texts session welcomes papers as well as innovative or even illustrative presentations that interrogate the concept of illustration broadly construed. In addition to proposals that explore traditionally illustrated texts, this panel also invites proposals that question the illustrative nature of much of our own work. Does illustration "light up, clear up, or elucidate" our text as its etymology suggests or is it operating differently?
ISSN 2347-6869 (Open Access)
ISSN 2347-2146 (Print)
SOCRATES is an international, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal produced as par of the Harvard Dataverse Network. This journal appears quarterly in English, Hindi, Persian in 22 disciplines.
Neo-Victorianism & Discourses of Education
Special Issue of Neo-Victorian Studies – extended deadline: 15 October 2015
Call for Papers 2015 Graduate Colloquium: Afterlives
York University: May 22-23, 2015
South Central Modern Language Association
72nd Annual Conference
October 31 - November 3, 2015, Nashville, TN
The regular session French I: Linguistics and Literature to 1600 invites papers on an open topic. Please send abstracts (250-500 words) or papers to Cristian Bratu (Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu) by April 25, 2015.
Now that over half a century has passed since Lionel Abel coined the term 'metatheatre' with particular reference to the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries and even identified a new genre, the 'metaplay', it is time for a conference that will bring together academics and theatre practitioners to re-assess the place of metatheatre in early modern drama studies. This interdisciplinary conference will invite literary scholars and theatre historians as well as actors and directors to consider metatheatre's hugely influential role in critical theories, methodologies and lexicons, exploring its conceptual significance both in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and our own historical period.
This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging this year's conference theme "Arts and Sciences," and especially the connection between the history of science and animals.
2015 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference
Cultures and Industries of Creativity in Contemporary Media Landscapes
CALL FOR PAPERS
Date: Monday 16 November 2015
Venue: MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.
This conference is hosted and organized by the University of Salford and is part of the four day 2015 Salford International Media Festival (see: www.salfordmediafestival.co.uk)