2017 was a year of feminist action: the year began with the national Women’s March in DC, and the year closed with media reporting mass cover-ups of sexual exploitation and abuse in Hollywood and with the reporting of women finding power in uniting their voices. The #metoo movement was birthed and has become a rallying cry for continued awareness of misogynistic practices, collaboration to resist gendered violence, and recover women’s innate worth. Oprah Winfrey summed up these actions in her 2018 Golden Globes speech stating, “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.”
film and television
Satire: Deaths, Births, and Legacies
Saturday 2 June 2018
York St John University
School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy
So—satire is no more—I feel it die—
No Gazetteer more innocent than I—
And let, a’ God’s name, every fool and knave
Be graced through life, and flattered in his grave.
Alexander Pope, ‘Epilogue to the Satires’ (1738)
Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations
Escaping Escapism in Fantasy and the Fantastic
26th – 27th April 2018
14th ESSE Conference, Brno 2018 (Czech Republic)
Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno and Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)
Wednesday 29 August – Sunday 2 September 2018
Scholars wishing to present their paper at the ESSE 2018 Conference in Brno are invited to submit 200-word abstracts of their proposed presentations directly to the convenors of the respective seminars.
"(Neo)-Victorian Vulnerability: Resistance and Resilience"
Call for Participation
Third Annual Symposium on Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC)
June 18 & 19, 2018
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2018
The Media, Communication, and Film Studies at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC) Consortium is dedicated to providing a space for faculty engaged in the scholarly and pedagogical praxis of media, communication, and film studies in the liberal arts context.
We invite proposals of 250–500 words for papers, panels, workshops, student-work showcases, and exhibits for a two-day symposium, to be held at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL, outside Chicago.
Murder, She Tweeted: Crime Narratives and the Digital Age
August 23-24, 2018
University of Tampere, Finland
Keynote speakers: Andrew Pepper (Queen's University Belfast) & Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University)
First Call for Papers
Edited collection on Black Mirror. (Deadline for abstracts/proposals January 31st 2018)
full name / name of organization:
Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University
Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University
Seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled: Women Rewriting History: Critical Resistance through Literature, Film, and Art
Editors: Lisa Bernstein and Tulin Ece Tosun
Deadline for Proposals: April 1, 2018
“I am all for putting new wine in old
bottles, especially if the pressure of the new one
makes the old bottles explode”
“Notes from the Front Line”
We are soliciting abstracts for a panel at the German Studies Association Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA September 27-30, 2018.
Traditionally the small screen has portrayed danger and crime in the context of the metropolitan, but shows like Weinberg, Dark, Tatort, Polizeiruf 110, among others have increasingly shifted the focus to suburbs, small-towns, and countryside infringing on the tranquility of these supposedly safe spaces. These shows expose the deviance and intrigue of non-metropolitan locales. Does this conflict move from the city and into the small-town or have these towns always maintained an undercurrent of menace, of which we are just now aware?
CFP: International Conference, Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America
The group Tecmerin (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), within the Research Project "Cine y televisión en España 1986-1995: modernidad y emergencia de la cultura global"(CSO2016-78354-P), organizes de International Conference “Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America” on October 17th, 18th and 19th, 2018 (5th Tecmerin Academic Encounter).