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UPDATE: Gender and National Identity in Film and Television (grad & new scholars) (UK) (2/25/06; 6/23/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Shelley Cobb

Featured speaker announced:

Gender and National Identity in Film and Television: A Postgraduate
One-day Conference
The University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK **Conference date: Friday,
June 23, 2006

This conference seeks postgraduates and new scholars researching,
historicizing, and theorizing the intersection of gender and nation in
film and television. The intersection of these two discourses is our
focus but we are interested also in papers that consider the relationship
of gender and nation within the frame of other film and television studies
topics. Essays with an interdisciplinary framework are welcome. Topics
may include (but are not limited to) the following:

CFP: Disability and the Modern Black Body (4/15/06; CAAR, 4/18/07-4/21/07)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
chris bell

Call for Papers
Disability and the Modern Black Body

The Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)
will convene its seventh international conference from
18 to 21 April, 2007 at the National University in
Madrid, Spain. The theme for the conference is
"Blackness and Modernities." Drawing on the
conference aim to include presentations on "The Modern
Black Body," this workshop will examine how disability
informs the desirability, experience, knowledge, and
representation of that subjectivity.

Participants might speak to the following concerns
(the list is suggestive, not exhaustive):

CFP: TV Fiction Exchange (UK) (5/1/06; 9/5/06-9/8/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm


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
Dr David Lavery, Middle-State Tennessee University
Mark Lawson, Guardian television critic and writer

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU Cheshire).
Dates: Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 September 2006.

CFP: Practical Approaches to Teaching Film (3/1/06; RMMLA, 12/10/06-14/10/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Rachel Ritterbusch

I would like to encourage you to submit a proposal for the session entitled "Practical Approaches to Teaching Film", which I will be chairing this year at the 60th Annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention. This session dedicated to using film in the classroom has met with great enthusiasm in the past and led to a fruitful exchange of ideas among teachers from a wide range of institutions.

CFP: Luis Bunuel and the Documentary Tradition (7/21/06; 11/8/06-11/12/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm

Call for papers: Luis Buñuel and “The Documentary Tradition”
(Abstracts/ Proposals due by July 21)

2006 Film and History League Conference
“The Documentary Tradition”
November 8-12, 2006
Dolce Conference Center
Dallas, Texas

Panels are now forming for presentations on the topic of Luis Buñuel and “The
Documentary Tradition.” Presentations may be so narrow as to focus solely on
Land Without Bread (1933), or they may be so broad as to discuss documentary
style across Buñuel’s oeuvre. All proposals that in some way consider the
relationship between Buñuel and documentary will be considered. Possible
topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: British Screens Now (UK) (3/31/06; 9/11/06-9/13/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:44pm
Andrew Moor

This is the first cfp for 'British Screens Now', an international conference to be held at
Manchester Metropolitan University and Cornerhouse Cinema Manchester, UK.

Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2006.

'British Screens Now' will address, in the broadest sense, screen media produced and consumed in
Britain. Bringing together practitioners and scholars, it will look forward and backwards in an
attempt to promote an understanding of what appears on British screens, how it gets there and how it
is consumed. The conference will also encourage a sustained reassessment of what actually
constitutes 'British screens' in increasingly global contexts.

Major strands of the conference will be:

CFP: Narrative and the Moving Image (5/15/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Allan Cameron


The online journal REFRACTORY is seeking contributions regarding
narrative in relation to audiovisual media (cinema, television and new
media). We invite a variety of approaches and topics, but are
particularly interested in essays that explore new areas and objects of
narrative study, or offer new perspectives on existing debates.

CFP: Living at the Outskirts: Cinema and East European Countries (3/5/06; MLA'06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm
catalina florescu

Proposals are invited for a special session organized by the Romanian Studies
Association of America at this year's MLA convention: "Living at the
Outskirts -- Cinema and East European Countries." Film and the Politics of the
Great Divide, the East European as Other, visual narrative of
integration/disintegration, and the cinematic screen as a divide and/or

Please e-mail 300 words abstracts with a short bio to by
March 5.

UPDATE: Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (1/28/06; MCLLM, 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm

Additional CFP's are solicited concerning Family Systems Theory for a
special track at MCLLM on March 31 - April 1, 2006.

Registrations are available at


The Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
is hosting its annual graduate student conference on March 31 and
April 1, 2006. The conference will be held at Northern Illinois
University in DeKalb, Illinois. First-time conference presenters are
encouraged to apply!

UPDATE: Domesticating Discontent (grad) (1/25/06; 3/10/06-3/11/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
W. Mark Giles

Domesticating Discontent


Abstracts are invited for "Domesticating Discontent," a panel intended as
part of The Widening Gyre: Literature, Politics, the Future. This is the
2006 Free Exchange graduate student conference at the University of Calgary
in Calgary, AB, Canada (10-11 March 2006).
See for
conference information.

CFP: Turkish Cinema Anthology (5/1/06; collection)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
Bergen-Aurand, Brian K

Turkish Cinema: Aesthetics, Culture, History
Call For Papers

With the recent international success of such films as Head-On, Distant,
and The Waiting Room has come a renewed interest in Turkish Cinema.

CFP: Brokeback Mountain (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
Patrick Randolph

(dis)junctions; Lost in Translation (April 7-8, 2006)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at "(dis)junctions:
Lost in Translation," the University of California Riverside's 13th Annual
Humanities Graduate Conference. It will take place April 7-8, 2005. For more
information, visit the website:

This call for papers is for a panel on Ang Lee's film "Brokeback Mountain,"
based on the short story by Annie Proulx. Some topics suggested, but not
limited to, include:

CFP: Scope Magazine: Film (ongoing; journal)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
Daniel Smith-Rowsey

(cross-posted to filmatpenn server) Hello, and I hope you had a restful hol=
iday season. My name is Daniel Smith-Rowsey and I'm the new Film Reviews E=
ditor for Scope Magazine. My experience includes a year as the Book Review=
s Editor for Film International ( I am replacing Anthony M=
cKenna at this position, so from now on please direct all film review corre=
spondence to me.

CFP: Film Genre and Criticism (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
Greg Wright

Film I Panel of the Midwest Modern Language Association:

Panel Title: Film Genre and Criticism

This panel will consider film's capacity to revisit and revise genre in =
a critical fashion. How do genre forms and conventions inhibit or =
enhance a film's critical potential? What does a film gain by combining =
and redefining genres and subgenres? Abstracts for this panel should =
explore the interconnections between film genre and criticism through =
analyses that perform critical redefinitions themselves.=20

Some possible topics to consider include:

-the connections between genre formations and questions of nationality, =
culture, class, race, and gender

CFP: Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/American Culture Association (no deadline noted; 10/27/06-10/28/06)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:38pm

Proposals, abstracts and papers in Religion and Popular Culture are asked
for Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/Ameerican Culture Association Oct. 27-28 2006.
Particularly interested in papers on Mel Gibson's The Passion, the Left Behind
Series by Tim LaHaye, and the conservative religious critique of modern
culture as well as responses to that critique. Contact Richard Currie at or currie @postbox. csi. cuny. edu.