CALL FOR PAPERS
"Susan Sontag: Cinema and Photography"
Special Issue of Post Script: Essays in Film and the
Guest Edited by Dudley Andrew and Colin Burnett
CALL FOR PAPERS
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
Theoretical Visions: Visual Texts, Cultural Contexts, and Pedagogical
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 26 May 2005
M/C - Media and Culture
is calling for contributors to the 'scan' issue of
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
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
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
Impersonality and Emotion in Contemporary British Art
UniversitÃ© Paul ValÃ©ry - Montpellier 3
3-4 February 2006
A CERVEC Conference
In association with : UniversitÃ© Paul ValÃ©ry, Ã‰quipe dâ€™accueil des Pays Anglophones, RÃ©gion Languedoc-Roussillon, PÃ´le Universitaire EuropÃ©en de Montpellier et du Languedoc-Roussillon.
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
CALL FOR PAPERS
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
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.
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
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
* What are the socio-political contexts and implications of this major
The Michael Jackson ³pedophilia² trial has become a staple of global media.
Conference: The First World War and Popular Culture
March 31st- April 2nd 2006, University of Newcastle, UK
Organisers: Stacy Gillis and Jessica Meyer
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
*CALL FOR PAPERS* Edited Book
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
The book addresses the issue of the constructions of intelligence and
intellectuality in popular television and the social/cultural
implications of those constructions.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CULTURAL CONFLICT AND WOMEN
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!
CALL FOR PAPERS: LINGUISTICS AND MEDIA DISCOURSE
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:
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:
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
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
POST SCRIPT SPECIAL ISSUE:
CONTEMPORARY SOUTH KOREAN CINEMA
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.
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.
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)
3. Composer Chapters (x 4000 words):
4. Sheet Music Libraries/Archiving Sound
5. BBC Sound history
Details on the book can be found at:
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.
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: Revising the Force: Critical Engagements with the Star Wars
NOTE: Deadline for Proposals Extended to April 30, 2005
Call for Submissions
Film Studies: An International Review
Special issue: 'Time'
CALL FOR PAPERS
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).
CALL FOR PAPERS
"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:
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?