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UPDATE: TV Fiction Exchange: Local/Regional/National/Global (UK) (6/1/06; 9/5/06-9/9/06)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:36pm
Janetand Kim

* * * * UPDATE * * * *

Owing to a website glitch over Easter drawn to our attention by people
seeking to apply, we are re-issuing our CFP for TV Fiction exchange with an
extended deadline. We already have contributions from 15 countries so the
conference promises to embrace a wide range of perspectives on the debate.
Please send any late submission a.s.a.p.

TV Fiction Exchange: Local/Regional/National/Global.
An International Conference.

Contributors include:
Professor Ien Ang, University of Western Sydney
David Bianculli, NY Daily News television critic and author of Teleliteracy
Dr David Lavery, Middle-State Tennessee University
Mark Lawson, Guardian television critic and writer

CFP: History and Changing Paradigms: The Role of Digital Media and Arts in How We View our World (8/1/06; journal issue)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm

The Journal of the International Digital Media and Arts Association is
currently seeking submissions for a special themed issue on History and
Changing Paradigms: the Role of Digital Media and Arts in How We View our
World. The Journal of The International Digital Media and Arts Association is
a quarterly seeking to respond to the rapidly developing field of digital
media and arts in a variety of settings—academic, educational, artistic,
political, and social. The editorial board invites original submissions that
consider the development, application, and understanding of digital media and
arts; the purpose of the journal is promote awareness of this growing field

CFP: Auteur Documentary Dabblers (7/31/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm
Jon Cavallero

Call for Papers

2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition" Dallas 8-12 November, 2006

AREA: Auteur Documentary Dabblers: Documentary Moments in the Films of
Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Spike Lee, and Others

Auteur filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Spike Lee, and
others have worked extensively in both fictional and documentary films.
  However, most of the critical attention devoted to such filmmakers
has focused almost entirely on their fictional works. What are the
larger implications of this critical blind spot?

CFP: Horror Area (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm

The Horror area of the Mid Atlantic American/Popular Culture Conference, October 27-29, 2006 in Baltimore MD welcomes proposals for papers dealing with all aspects of horror and the supernatural in various genres, such as literature, film, television, music and as part of popular culture (fashion, artifacts, attitudes, etc.)

If you are interested in proposing a paper, please contact L.M. Miller or A. Schopp at the addresses below. ALL PROPOSALS ARE DUE BY JUNE 15, 2006. Proposals should be 250-300 word abstracts. Please indicate if you are proposing papers to more than one are. MAPACA rules stipulate that you may only present one paper at the conference.

L.M. Miller
118 Third Place
Brooklyn, NY 11231

CFP: Technology and the Home Panel (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:34pm
Rett Lorance

Technology and the Home Sessions, a permanent area of the
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Annual Conference. Technology and the Home
seeks papers that explore various interactions between the technology and
the domestic environment. The discussion may focus on real or imagined or
speculative homes and technology. There is no limit on the time frame nor
upon the methodology.
Previous papers include: "Computing Technologies in the Home: Future
Opportunities and Challenges"; "Technical Innovation and Domestic Display
in Late Republican Rome"; "'Humor' in Home Technology"; "The Yeoman Oven
Mitt"; "Burn, Baby Burn (Kitchen Inferno): New Images of Domesticity in

CFP: Framework Conference (5/22/06; 11/3/06-11/4/06)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Price, Brian Edward

Framework Conference
November 3-4, 2006
Keynote Speaker: Laura Mulvey

We are pleased to announce that the first annual Framework (Wayne State =
University Press) conference will take place on Nov 3-4, 2006 at =
Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. With a keynote =
address by Laura Mulvey, the conference will gather international film, =
television and new media scholars to address a central issue. The theme =
of our first meeting raises the appropriately fundamental but none too =
simple question of =93The Future of Theory.=94=20

CFP: Deadwood and Emotion (6/1/06; WALA, 10/25/06-10/28/06)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Michael Johnson

Panel Title: "Deadwood" and Emotion


Conference: Western American Literature Association, Boise, Idaho, October
25-28, 2006.


In keeping with the WLA conference theme, "Feeling Western," this panel will
examine the role of emotion in HBO's award-winning television western
"Deadwood." Although much has been said about the show's rough language,
violence, and its gritty and realistic portrayal of a frontier town and its
inhabitants, there has been little discussion thus far of its emotive and
even sentimental elements. The central question this panel will ask is: what
is the role of "feeling" and "feelings" in "Deadwood"?


CFP: Text and Image: The Language of Images (10/1/06; CCSU, 3/29/07-3/30/07)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Laurence Petit

CFP: Text and Image: The Language of Images (10/01/06;
CCSU, 03/29/07-03/30/07)

Text and Image Conference
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT 06050

The Language of Images, March 29-30, 2007

Central Connecticut State University and the English
Department invite proposals for their international,
interdisciplinary Text and Image Conference on "The
Language of Images" on March 29-30, 2007.

CFP: X-Files and Literature (6/4/06; collection)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Yang, Sharon

I am putting together a book collection of essays on The X-Files and Literature. I am looking for essays of 20-40 pages that explore The X-Files' revision and adaptation of literature and literary conventions, literary works or forms that anticipate the major traits that make The X-Files what it is, and the television program's reflexive influence on other forms of literature or 20/21st-century adaptations of literature. Please submit an abstract of 250-500 words by 6/04/06 to:
Sharon R. Yang, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Languages and Literature
Worcester State College
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602

CPF: Dissections: Horror and Dark Fantasy (ongoing; e-journal)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:42pm
Michelle Bernard


Dissections is a new international horror and dark fantasy e-journal that
provides a rich opportunity for academics, critics and creative writers and
artists to publish alongside each other. We welcome essays on 20th and 21st
century horror and dark fantasy, including film, fiction, and images. We
also publish some short creative fiction, poetry and artwork. Dissections is
peer-reviewed and 'published' twice yearly. The first edition will be in
September 2006.

We only accept electronic submissions.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit text in Word or PDF format only.

Please submit images in JPG, JPEG, PNG or GIF format only.

CFP: Fake News and its Narratives (7/1/06; collection)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:42pm

CFP: Fake News and its Narratives (7/01/06; collection)

Submissions are invited for a proposed collection theorizing fabricated news and
its narratives.

In the past twenty-five years, American journalism has been scandalized by a
series of sensational cases of journalistic fraud. Janet Cooke, Stephen Glass,
and Jayson Blair are only the most notorious examples of reporters who have
been caught inventing characters, making up quotations, plagiarizing details,
and, in the most outrageous cases, faking entire stories.

CFP: Spaces of Conflict (7/17/06; 11/2/06-11/3/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:47pm
Jason Chau

SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Association Conference
  In the aim of expanding the dialogue around cinema, we are interested in exploring critical approaches to film that push beyond narrative and character-centric methods, specifically those addressing issues of space within and without the film frame.
  The intent of this conference is to focus on how space is investigated, portrayed or enacted in cinema with an attention to the relationship between space and conflict. Some possible areas of discussion could include (but are not limited to):
  ê Geographic conflict zones (cultural, political, environmental)
  ê Rural/urban space (e.g., film noir, musicals, etc.)

CFP: Evil Queens in Lit, TV, and Film (5/26/06; PCAS/ACAS, 10/5/06-10/7/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm
Kenny Rutherford

"Monster Queens" in Literature, Television, and Film
   "Monster Queens" may be any female rulers associated with monsters or monstrosity. Whether they be literal monsters, non-human, or humans with monstrous inner natures, thus metaphorical ones (examples of "monster queens" might include Akasha, Queen of the Vampires, in Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned or Bavmorda, in George Lucas's Willow ), monstrous or "monster queens" figure significantly in our literature and popular culture. Topics related to these characters might include the following issues or areas: androgyny, femininity, gender and power, female appropriation of male roles, and ruler-subject relations.
  Session, Chair Kenneth Rutherford

UPDATE: Anthology on Brokeback Mountain (6/30/06; collection)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm
Olsen-Fazi, Annette M.

Editors are currently seeking scholarly essays (as opposed to personal narratives) that address the movie Brokeback Mountain, and/or Annie Proulx's short story of the same title. The deadline for submissions has been extended until June 30, 2006.
Submit full essays electronically (no abstracts, please) to:
Dr. Annette Olsen-Fazi
Associate Professor of English and French
216 F Pellegrino Hall
Texas A & M International University
5201 University Bld
Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Telephone: (956) 326-2657
Precedence: bulk

UPDATE: Old Books, New Media: Using Technology to Teach Pre-1900 Texts (4/25/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:06pm
Elizabeth Coker


Where: Midwestern Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference in Chicago, November 09-11, 2006

Panel: Old Books, New Media: Using Technology to teach Pre-1900 Texts
With the advent of computer classrooms, web-based archives, digital storytelling, and a host of other technological marvels, technology in the literature classroom has moved beyond the occasional Zeffirelli or Merchant Ivory film to encompass a wide range of problems and possibilities for teachers and students alike.

CFP: Prefixing: An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress Conference (Australia) (5/19/06; 9/24/06-9/26/06)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Michele Yamada

CFP: "Prefixing" - An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress Conference (Australia)
(05/19/06; 09/24/06-09/26/06)

Abstract Deadline: Friday, May 19
Conference Date: Sunday, September 24 - Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Prefixing: An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress (WIP) Conference
The University of Queensland
St. Lucia Campus

"Prefixing" is the 10th Annual Work-in-Progress postgraduate
conference organised by the English, Media Studies, and Art History
Postgraduate Society (EMAPS) of the University of Queensland in
Brisbane, Australia.

Ab. Audi. Auto. Chron. Dict. Mis.
Over. Pre. Post. Re. Trans. Un. Under.

Academic work is bound by prefixes.

CFP: Zombies in Literature and Film (7/3/06; collection)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Steven Zani

Proposals are being sought for an edited collection of essays on the
theme of Zombies in Literature and Film. Essays should address both
literature and film as subjects and be aimed at an interdisciplinary
academic audience. Interest has been shown by Cambria Press for a 2007
publication date, as part of their series in Literature, Film and Theory.

The following topics may provide thematic focus but should not be taken
as limitations:

CFP: The Culture Industry Today (Brazil) (5/15/06; 8/28/06-9/1/06)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Fabio Durao

The Culture Industry Today, Universidade Metodista de
Piracicaba (UNIMEP), Brazil, Aug. 28 – Sept. 1.

With participants from several Brazilian universities,
the study group "Critical Theory and Education" has
been carrying out research on Critical Theory since
1991, focusing especially on issues related to
education and cultural analysis. In our 5th
conference, we would like to bring scholars together
to discuss – from the perspective of the first
generation of the Frankfurt School – the culture
industry today, particularly under the impact of the
new technologies and the consequences resulting from

CFP: Renaissance Studies and New Technologies (5/15/06; RSA, 3/22/07-3/24/07)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:26pm
Ray Siemens

CFP: Renaissance Studies and New Technologies
Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference
Miami, 22-24 March 2007

For the past six years, the RSA program has featured a number of
sessions that document innovative ways in which computing technology is
being incorporated into the scholarly activity of our community. At the
2007 RSA meeting (Miami, 22-24 March 2007), several sessions will
continue to follow this interest across several key projects, through a
number of thematic touchstones, and in several emerging areas.

For these sessions, we seek proposals in the following general areas,
and beyond: