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Call for BOOK REVIEWS: Film Technology

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:31am
Mediascape: UCLA's Journal of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mediascape Call for Book Reviews

Spring 2017: Film Technology

 

For the Reviews section of its Spring 2017 issue, Mediascape, UCLA’s journal of cinema and media studies, invites reviews of scholarly works dealing with film technology.

Edited Collection: The CW Network

updated: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:52am
Ashley Carlson, University of Montana Western, and Lisa K. Perdigao, Florida Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Call for Papers: The CW Network

 

Hamilton: Shaping Discourse in Pop Culture and History (For Better or Worse)

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association - 2018 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton swept the theatre awards season of 2016 for its inventive mix of hip hop, history, political relevance, and casting choices. In the avalanche of accolades that the show was awarded, the critical discourse is only starting to emerge that demonstrates how the show has pioneered many areas, yet does have weaknesses that underpin the framework of the musical. This panel seeks to evaluate the show, the ways it has resonated with audiences, and consider the critical conversation developing outside of traditional theatre scholars. Some possible topics to consider involve the show’s depiction of women, perspectives on U.S.

CFP: International Journal of James Bond Studies, Issue 2

updated: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:01am
International Journal of James Bond Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Issue 2.

 

His Beautiful Dark Twisted Imagery: Kanye West’s Moving Image Aesthetic

updated: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:52am
Brandon Arroyo. Concordia University, Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2017

Whenever someone tells me that they “hate” Kanye West I immediately ask them if they are familiar with his music, most of the time the answer is an emphatic: “no!” Granted, West seems to almost fetishize this self-created divide between his abrasive and confrontational public persona, and his introspective and heartfelt musical lyrics. However, this is due to his insistence on having both his public appearances and music act as provocations that actively question norms around masculinity, the black experience in America, and the life of an artist.

"[O]ther worlds than these": The Multi-Media Multi-verse of Adapting Stephen King

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

“‘Go then. There are other worlds than these’” (King, Gunslinger, 266). These are the final words of one of Jake Chambers’s lifetimes in Stephen King’s 1982 novel The Gunslinger, Volume I in his Dark Tower series. Throughout the subsequent seven volumes—and other novels—King has continued to develop this “other worlds” concept, also described as “many levels . . . [of] the Tower of all existence” (King, Insomnia, 576). Recently, the metaphor may apply as well to adaptations of King’s work as to the multi-verse of the novels and stories themselves.

Journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 3, 2018 (New deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:36am
Messengers from the Stars Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 3, 2018 (new deadline - June 30)! Edited by: Martin Simonson & Raúl Montero Gilete Co-edited by: Angélica Varandas, Ana Daniela Coelho & José Duarte

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. It aims at promoting science fiction and fantasy in the humanities while, at the same time, providing a forum for discussion on all aspects of science fiction and fantasy by welcoming innovative approaches and critical methodologies to the critical and creative landscape.

The Handmaid's Tale: Gender, Genre, Adaptation (symposium)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:52am
Mikel J. Koven, University of Worcester
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale: Gender, Genre Adaptation – a one-day symposium
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Film Studies @ Worcester
Jenny Lind Building, University of Worcester

Despite being written over 35 years ago, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), set in a totalitarian New England where fertile women are kept prisoner in reproductive servitude, has been making headlines in 2017 due to the remarkable Hulu produced television series (screened in the UK on Channel Four). This symposium seeks to bring together diverse scholars for a day of discussion and debate.

Rereading Stephen King: Navigating the Intertextual Labyrinth

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:50am
Lancaster University/Kingston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Simon Brown (Kingston University)

Special Guest: Robin Furth (Author, The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance, Co-Author, Marvel’s Dark Tower Comics)

Seeking Essays on Pokémon Go

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:06pm
Kristopher Purzycki
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 13, 2017

In July of 2016, Niantic Inc. released Pokémon Go in the United States to unanticipated public interest. In one of the hottest summers on record, millions took to the streets to search for charmanders and dragonites, overwhelming both servers and public spaces. While interest in the mobile application has subsided, Pokémon Go remains a cultural artifact that demands further analysis. Opening conversations on public and civic rhetorics through play, the phenomenon of this simple game exposes critical intersections of race, gender, ability, and class as technological concerns over access, privacy, and privilege.

"Quand l'industrie du cinéma enquête sur ses publics"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:19pm
GREPs
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Appel à communications

« Quand l’industrie du cinéma enquête sur ses publics »

(2ème journée d’étude du GREPs)

Jeudi 16 novembre 2017, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7

 

Cinema De-Centered

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:52pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association, San Francisco State University

Dates: October 19 + 20, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Boluk & Patrick LeMieux

Contact Email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

 

REVISED DEADLINE JULY 1 : High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:45pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

CFP: SYNOPTIQUE Issue Vol. 6, no. 2

 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies

 

REVISED DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2017

La version française suit.

 

This issue of Synoptique is proposed in partnership with the 19th Film Studies Association of Canada graduate colloquium. All members and non-members of FSAC are invited to participate.

CFP: Comparative Media Studies for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Comparative Media Studies welcomes papers on any media studies topic but is especially interested in those which relate to the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."  Papers might address the privileging of the visual in film and television theory, new screens (phones, tablets, home theater displays) and their impacts, the dialectic of image and sound tracks--or of story and spectacle--in the media construction of a diegetic world, (in)visible differences and identity construction in media texts, the cinematic or televisual "gaze" or "glance" now (or "then"), neoliberal "ways of seeing," cell phone photography (or videography), the graphic interface, the "unwatchable."

CFP: Disney and Its World for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, spatial or historical analysis, feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged.

Wentworth is the New Prisoner

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:38pm
Tessa Dwyer/Monash University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

Wentworth is the New PrisonerA two-day international conference Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April 2018, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Confirmed keynote speakers and panellists: Professor Sue Turnbull (University of Wollongong, Australia); Kim Akass (University of Hertfordshire, UK); Kate Hood (actress, writer and director, aka Prisoner’s Kath Maxwell); Jan Russ (casting director, PrisonerNeighbours, etc.)

High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies

updated: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:03am
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

CFP: SYNOPTIQUE Issue Vol. 6, no. 2

 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies

 

REVISED DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2017

La version française suit.

 

This issue of Synoptique is proposed in partnership with the 19th Film Studies Association of Canada graduate colloquium. All members and non-members of FSAC are invited to participate.

Queering Cyberspace/Queers in Cyberspace

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Josie Rush / NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Today, the internet serves as a watering hole for many LGBT individuals, whether as a place to go to meet, learn, organize, converse, plan, debate, or play. According to a 2013 study by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), LGBT youth are five times more likely than non-LGBT youth to search online for information on sexuality or sexual attraction, almost twice as likely to search for medical information online than non-LGBT peers, and report high levels of online civic engagement. 1 in 4 LGBT youth report being “more out” online than offline, 1 in 10 LGBT youth report first coming out online, and about 52% of LGBT youth who weren’t out offline had used the Internet to connect to other LGBT users (GLSEN).

Hunting for the Real Hunter S. Thompson in the Great Shark Hunt

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Keith C. Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Greetings. 

The Great Shark Hunt is Hunter S. Thompson’s first volume of Gonzo Journalism, spanning about twenty years of articles which experimented in blending and bending genre. What makes these articles experimental is his unconventional use of fiction and humor in sports writing and political commentary.  

UPDATED: Essays for Collection on Supergirl Television Series--Under Contract

updated: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:06pm
Tim Rayborn and Melissa Wehler
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017

McFarland Publishers, an independent book publisher devoted to a wide variety of topics, including history, sports, and pop culture, will be releasing a collection of essays on the CW television series Supergirl. Tim Rayborn and Melissa Wehler will take on the role of editors.

Reminder -- CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:38am
Andrée Lafontaine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CFP ReFocusThe Films of Xavier Dolan

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.

CFP: Indie Games in the Digital Age (Anthology)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
MJ Clarke CSULA, Cynthia Wang CSULA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The digital realm has reconfigured the ways in which production and consumption of games happen.  Consider some prominent examples:

  • In May 2011, self-taught game developer Andrew Spinks released his own world-building game after only five months of production.  The game, Terraria, now available on all major computing and gaming platforms, has sold over 20.5 million units, but is still only available through Spinks’s own publishing firm, Re-Logic.

 

FANS Law and Politics Call for Editors

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
Fandom And Neomedia Studies Law And Politics Studies Area
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, an internationally recognized academic organization, invites applications for membership in its Law and Politics Studies Area. This group will examine the interconnections between fandom and media on the one hand and politics and law on the other. “How is political culture played out in the media?” “How is law (mis)represented in fiction?” and similar questions will fit into this field. Current and retired lawyers in good standing, law students, elected or appointed government officials, professors of law and/or politics, and political operatives are eligible for membership in this committee. The chair at any given time must be a practicing lawyer, sitting government official, or current professor.

Television Studies Session at PAMLA 2017 (Honolulu, Hawaii)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Television Studies Session at PAMLA 2017

 

Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12, 2017

Chaminade University of Honolulu

http://pamla.org/2017

 

Television Studies, a standing session of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), is now accepting proposals for the organization’s 115th annual conference. This year’s conference theme is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.”  All proposals in the realm of television studies are welcome, with a particular interest in the following focus issues as well:

 

GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA (Philadelphia, November 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:33pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium and from any critical, contemporary, historic, or disciplinary perspective. While proposals on any topic are accepted, we especially welcome proposals that speak to the following:

*Denied Service: H.R.2802, the First Amendment Defense Act

*The Politics of Public Spaces: Inclusion/Exclusion

*Popular Culture and Trans Perspectives and Representation

*Drag Culture and Performance

*GLBTQ Representation on Film

*”Looking” at GLBTQ TV Representation

*Manhunting on Grndr: Gay Social Apps

CFP: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses Eight

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
Whedon Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Cynthia Burkhead invite proposals for the eighth biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8). Devoted to Joss Whedon’s creative works, SCW8 will be held on the campus of the University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, June 21-24, 2018. The conference will be organized by Local Arrangements Chair Cynthia Burkhead, along with Slayage alumns Anissa Graham, Stephanie Graves, Jennifer Butler Keeton, and Brenna Wardell

Crossing the Boundaries of Reception -- New Deadline

updated: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:54am
Special Issue of "Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2017

The journal Reception invites submissions for its special-topic issue for the 2018 volume year focusing on “Crossing the Boundaries of Reception.” Authors are encouraged to construe “boundaries” as broadly as possible within a reception-study context, including:

SUMMER PROGRAM in Queer and Feminist Narrative Theories -- DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Project Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Project Narrative Summer Institute (PNSI) is a two-week workshop at Ohio State University that offers faculty and advanced graduate students in any discipline the opportunity for an intensive study of core concepts and issues in narrative theory. The focus for summer 2017 will be Queer and Feminist Narrative Theories: Interdisciplinary Methodologies and will be held from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 21.

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