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CFP: Post-Soul Aesthetic (12/31/05; journal issue)

Monday, June 6, 2005 - 8:31pm
Aileen M. Keenan

African American Review is soliciting essays for a special
issue on the Post-Soul aesthetic to be published in 2007.
Greg Tate calls the Post-Soul "the African American
equivalent of postmodernism," and a working definition of
the Post-Soul aesthetic could include, but not be limited
to, this quotation from Thelma Golden, curator of the Studio
Museum in Harlem (who prefers the term "post-black"):
"For me, to approach a conversation about 'black art'
ultimately meant embracing and rejecting the notion of such
a thing at the very same time. . . . [The Post-Soul] was
characterized by artists who were adamant about not being
labeled as 'black' artists, though their work was

CFP: M/C Journal 'Scan' Issue (7/1/05; journal issue)

Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 2:03pm
M/C - Media and Culture


                          M/C - Media and Culture
            is calling for contributors to the 'scan' 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: Art of The Fairy Tale from Grimm to Shrek (10/20/05; 4/28/06-4/29/06)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 4:40pm
Joseph Zingaro

Abstracts for papers are now being accepted for the Kent State
University Ashtabula 2006 Fairy Tale Conference, "The Art of The
Fairy Tale from Grimm to Shrek: And All the Ogres in Between," to
be held April 28 and 29, 2006 on the campus of Kent State
University Ashtabula.

Keynote speaker at the conference will be Dr. Valerie Paradiz,
author of Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales

Interested participants must submit electronically a 200 word

CFP: Impersonality and Emotion in Contemporary British Art (France) (10/1/05; 2/3/06-2/4/06)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 4:40pm
Christine REYNIER

Impersonality and Emotion in Contemporary British Art
Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier 3
3-4 February 2006

A CERVEC Conference
In association with : Université Paul Valéry, Équipe d’accueil des Pays Anglophones, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Pôle Universitaire Européen de Montpellier et du Languedoc-Roussillon.

CFP: Interrogating 24 (7/31/05; collection)

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 3:23pm
Steven Peacock

Call for Papers: Interrogating 24

Articles are sought for a collection on the hugely successful television

serial drama 24. With the fourth season due for imminent release in the U.K

on DVD, the time is ripe to revisit the series, to consider the true impact

and significance of 24. It is the aim of the collection that the methods

and approaches of the writers should vary in dynamic ways, with each

equally committed to a guiding principle: that by interrogating 24, we can

gain a greater understanding of the state of contemporary television, both

as an institution and a medium. The collection will be aimed at an educated

CFP: Classical Myths in Recent Literature and Film (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Monday, May 16, 2005 - 3:43pm
Kirsten Day

The Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/
American Culture Association will once again be
sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL MYTHS IN RECENT
LITERATURE AND FILM at the 27th Annual meeting to be
held February 8-11, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency
Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in
contemporary culture are eligible for consideration.
Papers focused on the following themes are
particularly welcome:

CFP: Violence Among Women (7/1/05; e-journal)

Monday, May 16, 2005 - 3:43pm
Thomas Philbeck

Submission Deadline : July 1st
Publication decisions will be made by September 1st
In many modern and contemporary narrative acts of psychological and physical violence among women, violence has been interpreted and presented in terms of Freudian envy, spaces for male pleasure, negotiating conflicts in a male world, biological determinism (the over protective mother), or as non-existent, i.e. created by males (women are peacemakers and nurturers, neither inherently violent nor evil) etc.

CFP: Tying down Almodovar: New Perspectives (1/06; collection)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 7:50pm

Tying Down Almodovar: new perspectives on the cinema of Pedro Almodovar

Edited by Tamar Jeffers McDonald and John Mercer

Pedro Almodovar is now widely recognised as the most famous and successful
Spanish film director since Bunuel. With a career spanning 30 years and
including a body of work in excess of 25 films, the time seems ripe for a
comprehensive appraisal of his career, thematic themes and concerns and
his significance both within academic discourse around cinema, within
Spanish culture and as one of the key contemporary directors of
international cinema.

CFP: The Michael Jackson Trial (5/20/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 7:49pm
Moorti, Sujata

Call for articles about The Michael Jackson Trial
For special issue of the international journal 'Social Semiotics'
* How does Michael Jackson's trial, and the associated media spectacle,
mobilises ideas about gender, race, class, the body, queer, sexuality,
power, childhood/adulthood, fandom and celebrity?
* What does the reporting tell us about phenomena such as the U.S.
televised trial, the media event, the use of chat shows and the role of
personal testimony?
* What are the socio-political contexts and implications of this major
media spectacle?
The Michael Jackson ³pedophilia² trial has become a staple of global media.

CFP: South Park and Popular Culture (11/1/05; collection)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:58pm
Jeffrey Weinstock

South Park and Popular Culture. Contributions are invited for a collection
of academic essays on the animated program, South Park. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to, South Park and historical, political, and
televisual context; representations of race, gender, sexual orientation,
class, or disability; constructions of childhood and parenthood; viewership
practices; indecency and pornography; the carnivalesque; South Park and the
academy; South Park and youth culture. 400-word proposals and C.V.s should
be submitted by Nov. 1, 2005 to the editor, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock,
Department of English, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

CFP: Representations of Intelligence in Popular Television (6/13/05; collection)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:58pm
Holderman, Lisa


Editor, Lisa Holderman, Ph.D., Department of English, Communications,
and Theater Arts, Arcadia University

Editor is seeking contributions for an edited volume focusing on
representations of intelligence in popular television. The editor is
working closely with a publisher that has conveyed strong interest in
this project.

The book addresses the issue of the constructions of intelligence and
intellectuality in popular television and the social/cultural
implications of those constructions.

CFP: Cultural Conflict and Women (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:58pm
James Brian Wagaman



April 12 - 16, 2006 Atlanta, Georgia. The national PCA/ACA conference will
be held at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Deadline for Paper/Panel Proposals: November 1, 2005. Be There!

UPDATE: Linguistics and Media Discourse (2/28/06; journal issue)

Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 3:03pm
Francisco Yus

Deadline extended:


Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (RAEI) is an international
well-known Journal on English Studies published annually since 1988 by
the University of Alicante (Spain). The abstracts of all the articles
published so far can be accessed at the following Internet address:

CFP: Cultures of Evil and the Attractions of Villainy (10/1/05; 2/9/06-2/11/06)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 1:20pm
Maria Mabrey

2006 - 8th Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature Conference
February 9, 10 and 11, 2006

Call for Papers
Deadline for submissions, October 1, 2005.

Keynote speakers: Agnes Heller, Geoffrey Bennington, Alberto Moreiras, Edmundo Desnoes

This conference seeks to take up a central issue of today's post-Cold War world --that of evil-- and to explore the refiguration of the traditional villain. The aim of this conference is to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue, as globalization has broadened cultural horizons, and academic research has sought to address these new complexities.

Possible topics, but not limited to:

CFP: Reading the Sopranos (5/31/05; collection)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 1:19pm
David Lavery

CALL FOR PAPERS: Reading The Sopranos: Is This the End of Tony Soprano?

Edited by David Lavery, Middle Tennessee State University

The editor of an in-development collection of essays on the HBO drama The
Sopranos, commissioned for inclusion in I. B. Tauris' "Reading Contemporary
Television" series (edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass), seeks your

CFP: The "C.S.I. Effect:" Television, Crime, and Critical Theory (6/1/05; collection)

Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 12:30pm
Michele Byers

CFP: The "C.S.I. Effect:" Television, Crime, and Critical Theory
(06/01/05, 10/01/05).

Edited by Michele Byers and Val Johnson, Saint Mary's University

The editors are currently seeking proposals and contributions for an edited
collection of essays on the three C.S.I. series currently airing: C.S.I.:
Crime Scene Investigation (2000-), C.S.I.: Miami (2002-), and C.S.I.: N.Y.

CFP: Contemporary South Korean Cinema (9/1/05; journal issue)

Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 12:29pm



The past several years have witnessed an explosion, both in
terms of production and popularity, of South Korean cinema.
Korean films have been the focus of retrospectives in Paris;
Washington, DC; and New York (this year alone!) and have
garnered awards at international film festivals in Hong Kong,
France, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, and Japan.
Several Hollywood remakes are already in the works, including
revisions of such hits as My Wife is a Gangster, Oldboy, My
Sassy Girl, and Il Mare.

CFP: Gendered Violence in the Media (7/15/05; collection)

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 9:25pm
Lisa Cuklanz

Submissions are sought for a volume on Gendered Violence in the Media to be edited by Sujata Moorti and Lisa Cuklanz. Femininst/women's studies approaches are preferred. Topics may include but are not limited to: representations of sexual assault, rape, harassment and verbal abuse in genres of television and film; news coverage of issues, persons, trials, or cases related to gendered violence; shifts in the landscape of media representation of these issues; global topics including trafficking, slavery, and rape in war; other understandings of gendered violence such as pornography, sexual objectification, and graphic humor.

CFP: Sound & Music in Film and Media (4/29/05; collection)

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 1:11am

Call for Papers

The international book

The Continuum Companion to Sound in Film and the Visual Media
(Continuum Books, New York and London)

Requires the following additional chapters:

1. Sound effects -- 10000 word chapter

2. Sound/Music Film Genre chapters (x 4000 - 5000 words each)

Science Fiction
The Western

3. Composer Chapters (x 4000 words):

Brian Eno
James Horner

4. Sheet Music Libraries/Archiving Sound

5. BBC Sound history

Details on the book can be found at:

UPDATE: International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (5/1/05; journal issue)

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 1:10am
Suzanne Ferriss

Call for Papers (July issue deadline: May 1, 2005)

The International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (IJMS) is dedicated to the
study and discussion of motorcycling culture in all its forms and from all
over the world-including moped/scooter, street and racetrack, and
off-road/dirt bikes as well as every aspect of motorcycle culture past,
present and future. We hope the journal provides further opportunities to
explore these issues. The inaugural issue was published online in March,

We welcome submissions on all areas related to the cultural phenomenon of
motorcycling from not only academics but all members of the motorcycling
community or those interested in motorcycling.

CFP: Synoptique: A New Online Film Journal (4/12/05; e-journal issue)

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 12:10am
Adam Rosadiuk

SYNOPTIQUE, the online journal of film and film studies, is seeking
contributions for Edition 9, to be published May 13th, 2005.

Less consciously thematic than some of our past editions, SYNOPTIQUE 9
is currently anchored by two fascinating articles:


"Is My World Your World? Neurophenomenology as a Discourse for Postmodernism"

CFP: Film and Time (6/3/05; journal issue)

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 1:57pm
Dr Sarah Cardwell

Film Studies: An International Review
Special issue: 'Time'


This special issue of Film Studies will focus on cinematic temporality or,
more broadly, film and time. Some contributors have already been confirmed,
but additional articles are required. The editor is seeking a wide range of
articles, some critical (i.e. dealing with the treatment of temporal aspects
in specific films or particular directors' work), and some conceptual (i.e.
addressing broader questions about film's temporal qualities).

CFP: Abusing the Muse: Inspiration and Exploitation (2/1/06; collection)

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 1:57pm
Alexander Gil Fuentes


"Abusing the Muse: Inspiration and Exploitation in 19th and 20th
Century Literature and Culture"

Edited by Alex Gil Fuentes, Sandy Alexandre and A.C. Geoghan

Abstracts are invited for a new collection that explores the various
ways in which authors exploit their sources of artistic or intellectual
inspiration whether it be for profit, fame or other such unseemly

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Thresholds: Unlocking Intimacies (4/18/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 12:41am
Sean Michael Dummitt

Deadline extended:

Call for Papers
a journal of social theory
Issue 15: Intimacy

In recent years, scholars from a broad range of disciplines have engaged the issue of intimacy. From these various efforts, at least one fact is clear: There is not one intimacy, but many. How do we describe these intimacies, and what complicates our descriptions? Intimacy is not simply synonymous with love, but it is different from friendship, and often quite different from sex. Or is it? Moreover, once we have discovered what intimacy is, where do we find it: in communities and nations, between or among friends, between or among lovers? How is intimacy negotiated and produced, maintained, or, often, lost?