In 2015, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán justified building a border fence to prevent migrants from Asia and Africa from entering Hungary as necessary to preserve Europe “for Europeans.” East and Central European countries in general have become associated with extreme xenophobia and anti-immigrant policies following their acceptance into the European Union. Erased in current debates over these formerly communist countries’ “Europeanness” is a different history of geopolitical positioning, one where they ideologically aligned themselves not with Western Europe, but with anticolonial movements in Asia, Africa and Central and South America during the Cold War.
film and television
This call is for abstracts for an international edited collection entitled Portrayals of the Bride in Screen, Stage and Literary Productions, and Pop Culture Narratives.
CFP: Alternate Words: Language and Identity in German Transnational Literature and Cinema (Sep 30 2018; March 21-24 2019) - Session 17365
50th Anniversary Convention: Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2019
Host Institution: Georgetown University
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2018.
We invite presentation proposals for The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 9-10, 2018.
The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing contributions that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of popular and/or visual culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere, in relation to cinematic, televisual, and other types of media offerings.
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Call for Papers for the 12th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions
Birmingham City University Presents:
Cine Excess XII: I Know What You Starred in Last Summer: Global Perspectives on Cult Performance
8th-10th November 2018
Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)
Confirmed Guests of Honour:
Victoria Price (Author of Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography)
-Victoria Price will be receiving a posthumous Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late father on the 50th anniversary of Witchfinder General
CALL FOR PAPERS: SERIALIZED STORYTELLING AND SOAP OPERA
Popular Culture Association Conference
April 17-20, 2019
CFP—British Crime Series
I am seeking chapter proposals for an edited collection on British television crime series. British crime / detective television series are a significant cultural export and have spawned international adaptations. Originally available primarily on public broadcasting stations for North American audiences (giving them a sort of high-brow standing in contrast to their American counterparts), they now form a significant number of programs on Netflix (produced not only by the BBC and ITV, but also in collaboration with Netflix).
WHITENESS IN THE POST-APARTHEID IMAGINARY
This session deals with film and history in Latin America. The films in discussion should reflect the major historical moments in the region beginning with the age of “discovery” and conquest, colonial rule and independent times.
Under this historical umbrella, the films in this session should address issues of civilización y barbarie, race, slavery, political persecution, misogyny, homophobia and revolution (among others). Participants should be cognizant that visual narratives dealing with race, class, gender, sexuality, language, nation, and identity reflect philosophical tenets prevalent in particular historical moments.