V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.
Writing Across the Curriculum
At its most basic, Writing Across the Curriculum is founded on the core belief summarized by Chris Anson in The WAC Casebook that “writing belongs in all courses in every discipline” (ix). While guided by this central value, WAC programs must also be inherently flexible, individually designed to best meet the needs of their specific students, faculty, programs, and institutions. This diversity of possible approaches gives us the opportunity to share ideas, techniques, and experiences to explore the flexibility and adaptability of the larger WAC pedagogy.
The Writing Across the Curriculum section welcomes all submissions. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Call for Proposals Losing Our Words: Transformations in Language and Culture
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Chang, journalist and music critic on hip hop music and culture
Submission Deadline: May 30
Conference Dates: October 27-28, 2018.
Conference Location: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Canada Please submit via website. http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals
Boundaries can literally be defined as limits, limiting factors, borders or barriers. The term connotes the idea of restriction in both a physical and ideological sense. In social and cultural discourses, the idea of boundaries can be understood as a metaphysical notion to describe various ideas which are the foundations of all forms of discrimination and prejudice based on issues such as patriarchy, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religious affiliation and other forms of classification. Examples of such conceptions of boundaries in colonial, postcolonial, poststructuralist and postmodern discourses include the practices of stereotyping or othering.
For an edited collection, “Revisiting Peer Review: Critical Reflections on a Pedagogical Practice,” we seek chapter proposals with a particular focus on English language learners.
The editors of this special issue are seeking contributions on teaching critical theory in the global present. What is the relevance of teaching theory in the era of globalization, and what is at stake? What are the challenges and unavoidable paradoxes of teaching theory at a time when global classrooms are geared toward both neoliberal information/skills acquisition and conservative knowledge accumulation?
In the Shadows:
Illuminating Monstrosity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture
Call for Paper Proposals
Deadline for submission: February 28th, 2018
A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture
University of British Columbia - Friday May 11th - Saturday May 12th, 2018
The history of fandom within children’s and young adult literature and media has grown exponentially in the last thirty years. The advent of the Internet created new avenues for fans to express their love for their favorite stories and characters as well as connect with other fans to discuss the pros and cons of certain elements of the plot.
We are pleased to announce the 12th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th of June 2018 at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus), Oslo, Norway.
The theme for the 2018 conference is The Future of Genres.
Or, to put it another way, “The Futures of Genre” …
GRAND VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONFERENCE
“My Crown is in My Heart, Not on My Head” –3 Henry VI 3.1
Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 2018
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
CALL FOR PAPERS – Submission Deadline JUNE 1, 2018
*Rolling acceptances for proposals received between Feb 1 and June 1. Final acceptances sent out first week of August.
~ Visit gvsu.edu/shakesconference for proposal submission, registration and conference deta