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CFP: TV, Radio, Communications (5/26/06; PCA/ACAS, 10/5/06-10/7/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:32pm
Wilcox Rhonda

Television, Radio, Communications

Popular Culture Association in the South / American Culture Association
in the South Conference

October 5-7, 2006

Marriott Savannah Riverfront--Savannah, Georgia

Proposals are welcome for individual presentations or entire sessions
(traditional presentations, roundtables, or other configurations) on
television, radio, or any aspect of communications for the 2006
PCAS/ACAS joint conference in Savannah.

UPDATE: European Film Theory (4/20/06; collection)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:32pm
Trifonova, Temenuga

UPDATE: European Film Theory (4/20/06; collection)

Notification of accepted abstracts: May 15, 2006

Deadline for completed papers: June 30, 2006

Submissions are sought for an edited collection on European film theory. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to, the following:

- philosophical and/or historical origins of European film theory (e.g. Kantian
idealism, Husserl's transcendental phenomenology, Brecht's theory of epic theatre, the
Frankfurt school's critique of the culture industries, the aesthetic theories of
Kracauer, Arnheim, Balazs, Adorno, Marcuse)

- realism and theatricality in European film theory

- classical vs contemporary European film theory

CFP: African American Documentary (7/25/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Frances Gateward

2006 Film and History League Conference

"The Documentary Tradition" Dallas 8-12 November, 2006

AREA: African American Documentary

The relationship of racialized communities to the cinema has been a
contentious one - in all realms, including the non-fiction film. From
early ethnographic films to more recent representations, constructions of
African Americans in documentary have remained problematic - not only in
terms of depictions, but access to production, distribution, and exhibition.

UPDATE: Another Slapstick Symposium (Belgium) (4/10/06; 5/13/06-5/14/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Tom Paulus

Update - extended deadline

(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), the University of Antwerp (American Studies Group) and VDFC
(Flemish Council for Film Culture)

To be held at the Cinematheque Royale, Brussels, Belgium

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

CFP: 2007 NeMLA Panels: GLBT (4/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/06-3/4/07)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Damion Clark

Coming off of an exceptionally successful conference in Philadelphia, the
GLBT Caucus is excitedly preparing for next year¹s 38th Annual NeMLA
conference in Baltimore, Maryland on March 1 ­ 4, 2007. But there is much
work to be done. The first part of these preparations is to create and
submit panel proposals to NeMLA. This is the most crucial period for the
GLBT caucus. Please consider joining us for the Baltimore conference, and
helping the GLBT Caucus continue to grow, by proposing a GLBT themed
panel, roundtable, or special session.

CFP: European Cinema (3/24/06; 6/30/06-7/2/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm


European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF) Annual Conference

to be held this year at

University of Wales, Swansea

This year's theme:

"Films Without Frontiers"

Papers are invited on the topics of:

UPDATE: Visual Culture, New Media, Asian American Studies (3/18/06; MLA '06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm

The Asian American Literature Division of the MLA announces the following panel
and seeks papers for MLA December 27-30, 2006, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline MARCH
18, 2006 (extended from March 15, 2006).

"Visual Culture, New Media, Asian American Studies"

Analyses and examples of intersections with television, film, digital media,
video games, Internet, art, and new media technologies. Topics may include but
are not limited to:

CFP: Association of Literature on Screen Studies: Inaugural Conference (6/12/06; 9/11/06-9/12/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Deborah Cartmell

> Association of Literature on Screen Studies: Inaugural Conference
> De Montfort Univiersity
> September 11h- 12th, 2006
> Leading scholars in the field on Literature on Screen will be coming
> together at De Montfort University to form an international association in
> what is envisaged to be an historic conference for the development and the
> recognition of the subject. Papers are invited for any aspect of the

CFP: Media Exhibition (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm
Skaff, Sheila

CFP: Media Exhibition (4/15/06, M/MLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)
"Media Exhibition" at the Midwest Modern Language Association Convention =
in Chicago, Illinois, November 9-12, 2006


This panel seeks to examine all aspects of language use in media =
exhibition. Papers that deal with media exhibition in bilingual =
communities, language in media history and high-low culture are =
particularly welcome; however, submissions on all topics pertaining to =
the exhibition of cinema, video and multimedia in the public and private =
spheres are welcome.=20


Please send abstracts by April 15 to Sheila Skaff at

CFP: Documentary (5/1/06; MPCA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm

Please feel free to forward and cross-post.

CFP: Documentary

Midwest Popular Culture Association
Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2006, Indianapolis, IN
Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2006

I am seeking papers, abstracts, and panel proposals in documentary film,
television, and video for the 2006 Midwest Popular Culture Association
conference to be held October 27-29, 2006, in Indianapolis, IN.

All topics related to documentary are welcome. Some possibilities include
the following:

CFP: Queering Migrations on Screen (UK) (5/15/06; 10/13/06)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm
Dimitris Papanikolaou

_'Queering Migrations on Screen'_

A one-day conference, to be held at the Institute of Germanic & Romance
Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

*Date: **Friday 13 October 2006***

The aim of this conference is to look at the phenomenon of migration in
a range of national cinemas from the perspective of queer theory.

CFP: Ethnography & Visuality (3/20/06; MLA '06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Peter Logan

Proposals are solicited on the topic of "Ethnography and Visuality," for an MLA
2006 panel sponsored by the Anthropological Approaches to Literature Division.

Papers can address any topic related to visuality in an ethnographic context,
including discussion of color, description, photography, painting, cinema,
aesthetics, iconology, fetishism, art criticism, among others.

Please send abstracts to Peter Logan at Deadline is
extended to 20 March.

CFP: Reading Charmed (4/15/06; collection)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Stan Beeler

Reading Charmed (working title)
Karin Beeler and Stan Beeler , eds.
Publisher I.B. Tauris
        In 1998 the series Charmed, the story of three sisters who discover that they
are powerful witches, first aired on the WB network. Since its inception, the
show has garnered a world wide audience and an almost fanatical following on
the Internet. Strategically timed DVD releases and network syndication in the
US market have moved the series towards a continuing presence that is certain
to lead to the stable market of cult status .
        The collection, Reading Charmed, will be thematically determined by

CFP: Hostile Takeovers. On Violence and Media (Germany) (5/31/06; 7/23/06-8/5/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm





Johannes-Gutenberg Universit=E4t Mainz, 23 July to 5 August 2006


Proposals are invited for the 3rd IPP-Summer School "Hostile Takeovers - =
On Violence and Media, held at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, =
Germany, 23 July to 5 August 2006.=20

CFP: Representations of 9/11 (UK) (9/30/06; 3/17/07)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm

CFP: Representations of 9/11 (UK) (03/17/07; 09/30/06) Call for papers for a
one-day Interdisciplinary Conference hosted at University of Westminster,
London, England.

The UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies in partnership with the
University of Hull invites proposals for papers and panels for our
Interdisciplinary "Representations of 9/11" Conference.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Prof. Peter Brooker, University of Nottingham

In an article in the New York Times, Michiko Katutani wrote that of the emergent
artistic responses to 9/11, 'Thus far, words alone have proved curiously
inadequate as a means of testimony'.

CFP: Rediscovering Polish Cinema (Poland) (4/15/06; 10/23/06-10/25/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Konrad Klejsa




Various transformations in the social and cultural landscape have been
reshaping the way Polish cinema is understood, yet still there is little
clarity about its position within the area of politics and ideology. The
central theme of the conference addresses issues arising from these complex
relations in both the past and the present of Polish cinema.

CFP: Errol Morris (7/21/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:50pm
Lou Thompson

Call for Papers

2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition"

AREA: Errol Morris

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris is known for winning the 2005 Academy
Award for Best Documentary for The Fog of War; for his 1998 film The Thin
Blue Line, which both resulted in the release of death-row inmate Randall
Adams and introduced the now-familiar dramatic reenactment; and for his
device known as the Interrotron, which allows direct eye contact
(ostensibly) between the subject and the spectator. He is a leading
contemporary practitioner in "the documentary tradition."

CFP: M/C Journal 'street' Issue (5/1/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:50pm
M/C - Media and Culture


                          M/C - Media and Culture
           is calling for contributors to the 'street' issue of

                                M/C Journal

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. M/C is a crossover journal
between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed

CFP: Monsters High and Low (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06 )

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kavadlo, Jesse

Monsters High and Low (proposed special session): Submissions can address any aspect of monsters or monstrosity, including metaphorical monsters such as mutants, aliens, or serial killers. I'm especially interested in the monster story's or medium's (fiction, film, television) intersection between high and low culture. Time period and work's/author's nationality open. 250-500 word abstracts in the email's text to Jesse Kavadlo, Maryville University,, by April 15, 2006.