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CFP Abstracts: TV Network Execs, Producers, and Performers: Clashes over Television

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:09am
full name / name of organization: 
David Pierson/2016 History and Film Conference
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

From imperious TV network executives to “golden gut” programmers, star performers, influential independent producers, broadcast and cable TV mavericks, and auteurist showrunners—all of these individuals have struggled to leave their mark on mainstream and alternative television. From the early pioneering days of network television in the 1940s to the present-day hypercompetitive, multiplatform TV program milieu, these figures have strived to interpret and comprehend public taste in order to produce and distribute programming that satisfies a wide range of audiences, advertisers, and subscribers. 

 

Carson McCullers panel at SAMLA 2016

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Carson McCullers Society and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

In light of the conference theme of utopia/dystopia, the Carson McCullers Society and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians invite papers that explore the ways in which McCullers’ work presents settings and characters situated and interacting within ideal or imperfect structures and relationships. Further, 2017 will mark McCullers’ 100th birthday, and we might consider how her life and work resonates as we look to this centennial and what it offers to contemporary understandings of utopia/dystopia. Presentations about McCullers and her work that are not directly related to the conference theme are also welcome.

UPDATE: Permanent Ephemera: Travel Documents and Modernist Writing (PAMLA 2016, Deadline 6/10)

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Seeking submissions for this panel at PAMLA's 2016 convention--November 11-13 in Pasadena, CA

The early twentieth century traveller possessed an ever-increasing accumulation of documents, manifesting from newly implemented juridical requirements and new technologies of communication and replication. This collection included tickets, itineraries, packing lists, passports and visas, letters of introduction, bank transfers, and the telegrams received or sent home. 

A Woman Well Reputed? Porcia/Portia from Antiquity to the Renaissance

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
deadline: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife.  This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres.  From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife.   No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.

 

Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

 

National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)

Exemplary Porcias

Porcia in the visual arts

Female suicide: strength or weakness?

Gender transgression

Medieval Studies on Television Screens (MAPACA Atlantic City 11/3-5/16)

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Call for Papers

Medieval Studies on Television Screens

Proposals by 30 June 2016

 

Session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

For the 27th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 3-5 November 2016

 

BILLIE 101: A Hundred and One Years of Lady Day

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Perez / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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deadline: 
Sunday, May 22, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: A BILLIE HOLIDAY ANTHOLOGY

Jessica McKee and Michael Perez, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Cinema 8 CFP: Marx’s Philosophy

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image
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deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image invites submissions for its 8th issue devoted to the philosophy of Karl Marx and its links with cinematic art.

Marxism, as a tool for social analysis and transformation, has influenced politicized and progressive filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein and Sembène Ousmane, in theory and in practice, as well as shaped theoretical discussions around film and history, aesthetics, economics, and ideology. Key topics of this discussion have been reproducible art and active collective experience (Walter Benjamin) and cultural and social hegemony (Antonio Gramsci), among others.

Transfusions and Transductions: Science and Performance as Permeable Disciplines

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:07am
full name / name of organization: 
American Society of Theatre Research, November 2016
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Transmit, transmute, transduce, transfuse: scientific and medical discourses have long relied upon the prefix “trans” to convey the mutability and permeability of living organisms, distant or tiny objects, and inorganic matter. Change is both a celebrated result of scientific advancements and an ominous harbinger of malignancies, disruptions, and decay. As with the clinical laboratory and astronomical observatory, the theatre serves as a reflexive and generative site of transformations, a place to penetrate barriers and test innovative ideas, approaches, and practices. This working session places transdisciplinarity at the core of its mission to identify and explore meaningful convergences of the fields of science and theatre.

LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL NATIONALISM IN CAMEROON/AFRICA

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association
deadline: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

CELLA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & KITAL 2016

August 25 - 26, 2016
The University of Bamenda
North West Region, Cameroon

"There is no great literature without nationality, no great nationality without literature." (Yeats, 1989: 30)

Call for Submissions: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:06am
full name / name of organization: 
CELLA
deadline: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

JELLiC: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture is currently accepting manuscripts for publication in Volume 5 – March, July and November 2016. JELLiC is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine issues related to Language, Literature, Culture and Critical Theory, as well as dynamic cross-disciplinary discussions that engage the links between these and other domains.

Nordic Literature and Culture - Panel

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

THE PACIFIC ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

 

 

Call for papers

 

NORDIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE

The Evolution of Song and Dance in Hindi Cinema

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Asian Popular Culture
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

South Asian Popular Culture Special Issue Symposium - Call for Papers

Deadline: 1 June 2016

The Evolution of Song & Dance in Hindi Cinema

Sonoma State University, CA, USA, Friday 7 - Sunday 9 April 2017

Empire and Colonial Art

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Global History. FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa
deadline: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Under the ArTravel project, The Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM) organizes an interdisciplinary International Conference titled Empire and Colonial Art and invites all interested to submit proposals (abstracts) for the event which will take place on 6 and 7 April 2017 in Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

 

THEMATIC PANELS MARKED FROM XVIII TO XX CENTURY

1. The Cultural Policy of European Colonial Empires

2. Representation of Colonial Art in Metropolis

3. Repercussions of Colonial Influence in Artistic Creation of Ex-Colonies

4. Routes and Discourses of the Pictorial Colonial

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