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

updated: 
Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm
hmm160_at_psu.edu

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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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 peter.logan_at_temple.edu. Deadline is
extended to 20 March.

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

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

Reading Charmed (working title)
Karin Beeler beeler_at_unbc.ca and Stan Beeler stan_at_unbc.ca , 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)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Performedia

Announcing

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IPP PERFORMANCE AND MEDIA STUDIES 3rd Summer School

"HOSTILE TAKEOVERS - ON VIOLENCE AND MEDIA"

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

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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)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Martyn.Colebrook_at_english.hull.ac.uk

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)

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
REDISCOVERING POLISH CINEMA: HISTORY – IDEOLOGY – POLITICS

TO BE HELD 23-25 OCTOBER 2006 IN LODZ (POLAND)

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)

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

Call for Papers

2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition"
www.filmandhistory.org

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)

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 7 March 2003

                          M/C - Media and Culture
                     http://www.media-culture.org.au/
           is calling for contributors to the 'street' issue of

                                M/C Journal
                   http://journal.media-culture.org.au/

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
journal.

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

updated: 
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, jkavadlo_at_maryville.edu, by April 15, 2006.

CFP: Southwestern Literature and Art (4/30/06; 10/24/06-10/26/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Southwest Literature

The First Annual Southwest Writers and Artists Festival, hosted by Texas
A&M University, is seeking papers, panel proposals, and creative works
to be presented at the Festival, October 24-26, 2006, in College
Station.
 
The Festival will celebrate the arts of the Southwest by inviting
notable poets, novelists, essayists, scholars, filmmakers,
photographers, painters, songwriters and musicians to the campus for
three days of performances, readings, panels, and discussions. Critical
and creative submissions may touch on areas relating to the humanities,
such as painting, sculpture, literature, history, film, and folklore and

CFP: The Talk of the Town: Gossip, News, and Secrets (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Paula Jean Reiter

This panel invites writers to consider how gossip and its related forms
negotiate the distance between high and low culture and public and private
spheres. Does gossip function as a conservative or subversive force? What
happens when scandalous talk circulates in print? How do "high" literary
genres (such as biography) mimic the content or strategies of "low" forms
(such as scandal sheets)? Does gossip function as a trope or a threat for
authorship? How can scandal be commodified--as news, talk shows, published
diaries, scandal sheets, even blackmail? When a secret becomes public
knowledge, whose story is it? We hope these questions serve as a

UPDATE: Representations of Dystopia in Literature and Film (3/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:04pm
Dr Pat Wheeler

NOTE: Change of Date for Abstracts

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Imaginary Places: Representations of Dystopia in Literature and Film=20

(McFarland, 2006)

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Proposals and contributions are being sought for a chapter on dystopian=20

film in a commissioned edited collection of essays on dystopian =
literature=20

and film.

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Abstracts are required for a chapter on film provisionally called=20

'Nightmare Visions and Unaccountable Corporations: The Dystopian Sprawl =
of=20

Cyberpunk Dystopias'.

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If you would like to be considered for this collection send a 250 word=20

abstract to the editor, p.a.wheeler_at_herts.ac.uk by March 31st 2006.=20

CFP: Science Fiction (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
John Schwetman

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Paper proposals are requested for a panel of the PAMLA conference
meeting on the following topic:

Science Fiction in Literature, Film and Media

Science fiction seems slowly to be making its way out of its marginal
"genre fiction" status and into the realm of consideration as serious
literature. We seek papers that regard science fiction works as
potential subjects of rigorous academic inquiry.

CFP: Films on the Political Left (8/15/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Carol Koehler

 
2006 Film and History League Conference
³The Documentary Tradition²
November 8-12, 2006 Dallas, Texas
www.filmandhistory.org <http://www.filmandhistory.org>
 
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Area: FILMS ON THE POLITICAL LEFT
 
This area of the conference calls for documentaries that address the segment
of the political spectrum associated with social democracy and social
justice.
 
Films that may be identidied as liberal, radical or revolutionary and
filmmakers who may cross cultural boundaries and historical time lines.

CFP: Latin American Gay Protagonists in Literature and Film (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Miguel Marrero

CFP: "Latin American Gay protagonists in Literature and Film".
(deadline for proposals March 15; MLA conference 27-30 December:
Philadelphia)
 
I would like to put together a Special Session at the December 2006 MLA
convention, in Philadelphia. I am looking for papers that address Latin
American Gay protagonists in literature and/or film and notions of
exile, identity, and community. I am specifically looking for papers
that use Benedict Anderson's model of community as nation, but am open
to other theoretical structures of analysis as well.
If you are interested, please send me a brief 1-2 page abstract by
March 15th @ miguelm_at_dcccd.edu.
 
Chair
Miguel Marrero

CFP: Film Adaptation (4/3/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Maggie Gover

CALL FOR PAPERS for possible publication

Film Adaptation

I am seeking papers for a possible publication of
collected essays addressing various concerns of film
adaptation. Possible topics include but are in no way
limited to the following. What problems arise when
adapting a work of literature to a screenplay? How do
various adaptations of the same work use the primary
text differently in their adaptations? What role does
fidelity play in screenplay adaptation? What problems
in auteur/authorship arise in screenplay adaptation?
What role does intended audience play in screenplay
adaptation? Studies of single text adaptations are
also welcome.

CFP: Bibliography and Textual Criticism (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Ken Womack

Call for abstracts for the SCMLA's annual Bibliography and Textual
Criticism panel. The 2006 conference is in Ft. Worth, TX, and this year's
theme is "Textual Theory and Popular Culture." The chair is interested in
any papers that consider methodologies for theorizing the textual and
bibliographical aspects of works of popular culture--especially in terms of
such textual artifacts as film, television, and music.

Please submit 250-word abstracts to: Kenneth Womack, Penn State Altoona,
3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601.

Please direct any queries to kaw16_at_psu.edu.

CFP: American Humor Studies Association (3/24/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
American Humor

NOTE: I am posting this CFP on behalf of The American Humor Studies
Association (AHSA). Please send all proposals and inquiries to Janice
McIntire-Strasburg or Roxanne Schwab (addresses at end of CFP), not to
me.--Joe Alvarez, Sec.-Treas., AHSA.

CFP: AHSA requests proposals for two sessions at MLA Philadelphia.

CFP: Films on the Political Left (no deadline noted; Film &amp; History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Carol Koehler

2006 Film and History League Conference
³The Documentary Tradition²
November 8-12, 2006 Dallas, Texas
www.filmandhistory.org <http://www.filmandhistory.org>
 
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Area: FILMS ON THE POLITICAL LEFT
 
This area of the conference calls for documentaries that address the segment
of the political spectrum associated with social democracy and social
justice.
 
Films that may be identidied as liberal, radical or revolutionary and
filmmakers who may cross cultural boundaries and historical time lines.

CFP: Visual Archives and Embodied Practice (4/15/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Max Brzezinski

CFP: Visual Archives and Embodied Practice

This panel looks to the archive as a motivating device for intervention, rather
than as an inert repository of empirical data. In other words, we're interested
in discussing how archival research becomes embodied in practices, and would
like to reconsider the agents and institutions mediating these embodiments.

CFP: Social Memory/Cultural Amnesia (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
svonkco_at_netzero.net

Call For Papers: Social Memory/ Cultural Amnesia
(3/15/06; PAMLA 11/10-11, 2006)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Paper proposals are requested for a panel of the PAMLA conference.

CFP: Flaherty and the Documentary Tradition (7/30/06; Film &amp; History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Jared Green

CALL FOR PAPERS
2006 Film and History League Conference: "The Documentary Tradition"
8-12 November, 2006
Dolce Conference Center
Dallas, TX

AREA: Robert J. Flaherty

Traditionally considered to be documentary cinema=92s defining text,=A0
Robert J. Flaherty=92s Nanook of the North (1922) has both an iconic =
and=A0
problematic status in contemporary studies of non-fiction film.=A0=A0=20
Flaherty himself has been a figure similarly revered and reviled in=20
equal measure for his genre-defying mixture of observational=20
documentation and romantic reconstruction. As a flashpoint for debates=20=

about documentary film ethics and ethnographic representation, as well=20=

CFP: Representations of Dystopia in Literature and Film (7/30/05; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Pat Wheeler

Imaginary Places: Representations of Dystopia in Literature and Film
(McFarland, 2006)

Proposals and contributions are being sought for a chapter on dystopian
film in a commissioned edited collection of essays on dystopian literature
and film.

Abstracts are required for a chapter on film provisionally called
'Nightmare Visions and Unaccountable Corporations: The Dystopian Sprawl of
Cyberpunk Dystopias'.

If you would like to be considered for this collection send a 250 word
abstract to the editor, p.a.wheeler_at_herts.ac.uk by March 31st 2005.
Completed chapters will be required by October 2006.

Dr Pat Wheeler
Senior Lecturer in Literature
Programme Tutor for Humanities

CFP: Flaherty and the Documentary Tradition (7/30/06; Film &amp; History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm
Jared Green

CALL FOR PAPERS
2006 Film and History League Conference: "The Documentary Tradition"
8-12 November, 2006
Dolce Conference Center
Dallas, TX

AREA: Robert J. Flaherty

Traditionally considered to be documentary cinema=92s defining text,=A0
Robert J. Flaherty=92s Nanook of the North (1922) has both an iconic =
and=A0
problematic status in contemporary studies of non-fiction film.=A0=A0=20
Flaherty himself has been a figure similarly revered and reviled in=20
equal measure for his genre-defying mixture of observational=20
documentation and romantic reconstruction. As a flashpoint for debates=20=

about documentary film ethics and ethnographic representation, as well=20=

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