The Art and Practice of Location Shooting
(Proposed Panel for SCMS Conference in Chicago, March 6-10, 2013)
The Art and Practice of Location Shooting
Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context
2013 marks the 350th anniversary of the theatrical debut of one of English drama's most important writers: John Dryden. While changes in taste, morals, and politics led to the neglect of Dryden's dramatic works in subsequent centuries, his plays were among the most popular and influential on the Restoration and early eighteenth-century stage. This session seeks papers that explore any aspect of Dryden's theatrical works, particularly as it relates to the development of dramatic genres, aesthetics, or theater history, in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries or beyond.
Please submit paper proposals to email@example.com by September 15.
There and Back Again: 75 Years of The Hobbit
Recent years have seen the rise of TV dramas (Mad Men, Luck) that downplay tension in favour of atmosphere and characterization: yet tense dramas like True Blood and 24 have also thrived. What can theoretical readings reveal about these diverse series? Papers on all current and recent televised drama series welcomed. Possible approaches include, but are not limited to, psychoanalytic, chronotopic, formalist and ecocritical.
300-word abstracts (include name, affiliation and email) to Rod Cooke, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE
"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"
University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History
November 15 – 16, 2012
MOLLY MCGARRY, Associate Professor of History (University of California at Riverside), author of 'Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America' (2008)
ELINA GERTSMAN, Assistant Professor of Medieval Art (Case Western Reserve University), author of 'The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance' (2010)
NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 email@example.com
Papers are invited for a two-day conference on Disnarration from 1st to 2nd March 2013, at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.
Gerald Prince's introduction of the 'disnarrated' in 1988 marks an interesting milestone in the evolution of narrative theory. The notion of what could have, but does not happen in a narrative, opens up new ways of looking at texts and at their visibility, overt and implicit. An early landmark text in this tradition is Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (1818), which raises the spectre of the gothic novel through irony and parody, precisely in order to refuse to narrate it.
Absorption and the Arts: Assessing Michael Fried's Legacy
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, April 4-7, 2013
Organized and hosted by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
with the participation of Institut d'Études Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France
Deadline for Abstracts Submission: September 15, 2012
Simone Bignall (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Joyce C. H. Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Brett Neilson (University of West Sydney, Australia)
Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Naoki Sakai (Cornell University, USA)
Marcelo Svirksy (University of Wollongong, Australia)
*Other speakers to be confirmed
The selection of Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012) as the opening film of this year's Cannes Film Festival attests to Wes Anderson's world-wide visibility and increasing relevance. His films, recognizable for their offbeat characters, eclectic soundtracks, and deadpan humor, have steadily built a loyal fan base since the successful release of his second film, Rushmore (Anderson, 1998). Through two short films and seven feature films, Anderson continues to cultivate a distinctive style that demonstrates the influence of European cinema, New American cinema, literature, classical music, and modern art, among others.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference - March 6-10, 2013 - Chicago, IL
Panel Subject: Simultaneous Media: An Emerging Normality
Call for Papers: The Eudora Welty Society invites proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Welty's life, work and\or reception, including but not limited to the following:
Cinema and the Letter: Epistolary Modes in Film Culture
Proposed Edited Collection
Rebecca Sheehan (California State University, Fullerton) and
Ilinca Iurascu (University of British Columbia)
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP and updated information: epistolaryfilm.wordpress.com
Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club dramatizes group combat as a means for creating and performing masculine identity. Though composed hundreds of years after the last medieval tournament, Palahniuk's 1996 novel parallels a phenomenon similar to that governing conduct in medieval martial games. Such martial games posed a serious threat to public order, as Juliet Barker and Juliet Vale have argued, and this session builds on their work by extending analysis of medieval martial conduct to include the topic of masculine identity: how does an identity predicated by violence conflict with or bleed into the public sphere?
Whilst discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth to early-twentieth century have typically focused on "women and the city", rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period. As the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.