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CFP: Hitchcock (grad) (2/10/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Elizabeth Spies

(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006

This panel consists of all topics surrounding Alfred Hitchcock and his films
and the effects of those films on movie-making since the sixties. Topics
include but are not limited to
1.containment culture and sixties cinema
2.gender bending
3.reception studies
4.changes in film theory/perceptions of film because of Hitchcock's work
5.parodies of Hitchcock, allusions to Hitchcock in film
6.use of soundtrack
7.Hitchcock and film noir

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to by February
10, 2006. Please include any requests for media (DVD players, laptop
hookups, etc.).

CFP: World War I in American Film/ Americans in Film about WWI (1/20/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Pearl James

Papers or other non-traditional presentations sought
for a panel at the American Studies Association
conference in Oakland, Ca, October 12-15, 2006.

How is the American experience of World War I
represented in film? This central question might be
taken up in American films, or by looking at films
from other nations that portray Americans.

Please send a 1-2 page abstract and a 1 p cv by email
to Pearl James:

Send by January 20th, 2006.

UPDATE: (En)compass(ing) Theory, Pop Cult, Film and Music (grad) (1/30/06; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Elizabeth Porter

  UPDATE: Submission extension deadline January 30
  Call for Papers in Critical Theory, Popular Culture, Film and Music
  "(En)compass(ing) Language: Interplay Within English Studies"
  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  March 31st through April 1st
  Sponsored by: Texas Tech University's Graduate English Society
  Co-Chairs: Brandon Hernsberger and Elizabeth Porter
  Address: GES Conference
                                      Texas Tech University
                                      Department of English, Box 43091
                                      Lubbock, Texas 79409-3091

CFP: The Lebowski Cult (3/1/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Aaron Jaffe

Announcement and Call for Papers

The Lebowski Cult: An Academic Symposium
28-29 September 2006
Louisville, Kentucky

The aim of this small symposium is to invent a critical program equal to the task of interpreting The Big Lebowski (1998) and addressing the Lebowski cult that has quickly grown in its wake, both the legions of more or less public fans as well as the cultural politics, resonances, and after-affects of their fanaticism. The 5th Annual Lebowski Fest ( scheduled to follow the symposium, will be included in the conference registration.

CFP: Another Slapstick Symposium (Belgium) (3/30/06; 5/13/06-5/14/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Paulus Tom

"Another Slapstick Symposium"

A film conference on American slapstick comedy in the silent era, =
13th-14th May, 2006 organized by BLASA (Belgium Luxembourg American =
Studies Association) and VDFC (Flemish Council for Film Culture)=20

To be held at the Cin=E9math=E8que Royale, Brussels, Belgium

Another Slapstick Symposium sets out to revisit and rethink some of the =
themes and ideas of the original =91Slapstick Symposium=92 organized by =
Eileen Bowser at the Museum of Modern Art in 1985. The conference will =
focus on four broad contexts:

1) slapstick comedy and early film style
2) studios and audiences
3) comedy stars/acting
4) mechanics of the gag and the culture of modernity

CFP: Advertising in Transnational Context (no deadline noted; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Kyla Wazana Tompkins

American Studies Association conference
October 12 - 15, 2006
Oakland, CA

Advertising in Transnational Context

In response to the ASA 2006 conference theme, we will propose a panel on
nineteenth-century advertising in its transnational contexts.

We are looking for papers dealing with issues such as: