After being edited for 25 years by Richard Koszarski, Professor of English at Rutgers University, the editorial office of Film History is moving to Indiana University. Beginning with volume 25, number 1 (the spring 2013 issue), the journal will be edited by Gregory A. Waller, Professor of Film Studies in the IU Department of Communication and Culture. Published by Indiana University Press in cooperation with this department and the IU College of Arts and Sciences, the re-designed journal plans special issues on film distribution; digital resources and historical research; fan magazines; actors, acting, and performance; and film history and sound studies.
From Verdi's Otello and Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata to Anthony Burgess's literary and musical compositions and Kazuo Ishiguro's fictional musicians, literature is obsessed with music, and vice versa. This is the first conference to explore critically the connection between music and literature in a comprehensive fashion.
Keynote Speakers: Gerry Smyth (John Moores University, Liverpool) and Stephen Benson (University of East Anglia).
With Performances by Special Guests including Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine), Bernard MacLaverty, Tom McCarthy, Tiffany Murray, Douglas Cowie, Holly Pester, Kei Miller, Niall Griffiths. More names to be announced shortly.
3rd Global Conference
Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice
Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention
We invite abstracts for a session focusing on the neuroscience of attention. How do recent developments in understanding perception and focus relate to research on reading processes? What do readers miss, what do they foreground and why? How do priming effects from marketing and commercialism, for example, direct attention? What do studies on lack of attention (e.g., ADHD) contribute to the discussion?
The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Literary Studies (Round Table)
Fifteen years after the MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature discussion group was created and in recognition of its new division status, we seek to reflect on the field of cognitive literary studies: its history, current state, and the multiple directions that it is taking. How have cognitive approaches helped literary critics and scientists understand human culture and the mind? What is the present panorama of this interdisciplinary interface and how is it evolving?
Call for proposals: Special Session on "Women and Work," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association annual conference, Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012.
How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?
25-26 April 2013
Manchester, United Kingdom
From contemporary horror film to medieval Eucharistic devotions, from Freudian theory to science fiction, cannibals and cannibalism continue to repel and intrigue us in equal measure. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore humanity's relationships with, and attitudes towards, cannibalism, whether fascination, horror or purely practical considerations.
Papers are sought from all disciplines, including but not limited to literature, film studies, history, anthropology, archaeology, psychology and medicine.
Proposals are sought for 20 minute papers. Possible topics may include:
The Online CFP List and Paper Proposal Form for the October 19-21 PAMLA Conference, to be held at Seattle University in Seattle, WA, is now open. The deadline for proposing a paper to any of over 100 approved sessions is now April 22, 2012. For more information, please visit the PAMLA Conference website: http://www.pamla.org/2012
For the list of approved sessions, please see: http://www.pamla.org/2012/session-topics
Renwick Gallery - Washington, D.C., November 8 - 09, 2012
Deadline: Apr 2, 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
Renwick Gallery Symposium:
Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture
November 8-9, 2012
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
This panel, sponsored by the South Asian Languages and Literatures discussion group, explores the history, development, and contemporary life of periodical culture on the South Asian subcontinent.