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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.

CFP: Media and Culture Journal: 'collaborate' issue (3/6/06; journal issue)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 4:24pm
M/C - Media and Culture


                          M/C - Media and Culture
         is calling for contributors to the 'collaborate' 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: Creative Translation: Film Adaptation (grad) (2/10/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Maggie Gover

  Creative Translation: Film Adaptation
  (dis)junctions: lost in translation
  April 7-8, 2006
  University of California, Riverside
  This panel will consist of papers discussing various concerns of film adaptations. 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? Etc.

CFP: Queer Canadian Cinema (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Julia A. Mendenhall

CFP: "Blame Canada"? Queer Canadian Cinema.
Special Session Proposal
MLA 2006, Philadelphia

Papers exploring extra-ordinary desires, refractory subjectivities, unruly
narratives, curious genre
crossings, subversive genders and sexualities, or other queer provocations
in Canadian feature films.
1-page abstracts by 15 March 2006 to Julia Mendenhall (

Julia A. Mendenhall
Temple University, English
University of Toronto, Cinema Studies

CFP: Brokeback Mountain (3/31/06; collection)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Jesse Matz

Call for Papers:

For a collection of essays and reflections on the Annie Proulx story and/or the
Ang Lee film.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts (or questions) to:

William Handley <>
Jesse Matz <>

Deadline: March 31, 2006

CFP: Catastrophe and Representation (3/1/06; journal issue)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Lois Wolfe

FACS Literary Journal

Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies=20


Call for Papers: Catastrophe and Representation


Images of catastrophe increasingly assault us through the media. The =
world is reeling from the effects of war, natural disasters, famine, and =
disease. Violence - natural and unnatural - has become a standard motif =
in contemporary storytelling, cultural documentation and sociopolitical =
reportage. How, then, is such representation captured and =
characterized? What is being said and unsaid, and why? Is catastrophe a =
comparative experience?


CFP: Reading Code (3/17/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Rita Raley

The Media & Literature discussion group is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia, December 2006:

"Reading Code"

Papers on the aesthetics, politics, and poetics of code; machine translation; relations between natural languages & programming languages; codework; protocols; genetic code and biomedia; operational text.

Abstracts and brief CVs by March 17 to Rita Raley <raley at>.

UPDATE: Confronting Danger (1/15/06; 4/6/06-4/9/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
Carrie Collenberg

CONFRONTING DANGER Update: Please note that we have extended the date
for proposal submittals to January 15th.

Call for Papers:

The graduate students in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch
the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities are pleased to announce the
upcoming conference, "Confronting Danger," which will take place April

UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes (1/20/06; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm


UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes - New Adjunct Workshop and Web Site

Deadline: January 20th, 2006

If you could, please post this update concerning "Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes," the Intersections Graduate Student Creative Conference 2006, in Toronto:

In association with the Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group (TUPDiG) a new Adjunct Workshop and Web Site have been developed. For more information concerning the workshop and the conference please see the details that follow below, or please check the web site at the following URL:

CFP: Class, Reportage and War (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Todd Vogel

Class, Reportage and War
The MLA Division on Non-fiction Prose, Excluding Auto-biography is hosting a
panel on class, reportage and war that is designed to plumb the class
underpinnings of supposedly factual reporting. Whether in a straight news
story, a feature article or a longer non-fiction piece, for years reporters
have made their journalistic reputations on their war correspondence. These
reports, like other cultural texts in society, are larded with class-based
ideologies that say much about power and social organization. Papers for
this panel may focus on a writer, a piece or a publication. It may seek
comparisons between a distant war and the current war in Iraq or a

CFP: EnterText: Chinese Martial Arts in Film, Literature and Beyond (5/1/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Leon Hunt

CALL FOR PAPERS: EnterText Volume 6 number 2


Wuxia Fictions: Chinese Martial Arts in Film, Literature and Beyond


Guest Editor: Leon Hunt, Film and TV Studies, Brunel University


Submissions for this edition are invited by 1 May 2006. With the success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero and House of Flying Daggers, the wuxia (Martial Chivalry/Martial Arts) genre has attracted a new wave of critical attention. This issue seeks to examine wuxia fictions in a range of contexts (national, regional, transnational) and across a range of media. Topics might include:


· developments in and aesthetics of fight choreography

· wuxia and authorship in literature and film

CFP: Hitchcock (grad) (2/10/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Elizabeth Spies

(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006

This panel consists of all topics surrounding Alfred Hitchcock and his films
and the effects of those films on movie-making since the sixties. Topics
include but are not limited to
1.containment culture and sixties cinema
2.gender bending
3.reception studies
4.changes in film theory/perceptions of film because of Hitchcock's work
5.parodies of Hitchcock, allusions to Hitchcock in film
6.use of soundtrack
7.Hitchcock and film noir

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to by February
10, 2006. Please include any requests for media (DVD players, laptop
hookups, etc.).

CFP: World War I in American Film/ Americans in Film about WWI (1/20/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Pearl James

Papers or other non-traditional presentations sought
for a panel at the American Studies Association
conference in Oakland, Ca, October 12-15, 2006.

How is the American experience of World War I
represented in film? This central question might be
taken up in American films, or by looking at films
from other nations that portray Americans.

Please send a 1-2 page abstract and a 1 p cv by email
to Pearl James:

Send by January 20th, 2006.

UPDATE: (En)compass(ing) Theory, Pop Cult, Film and Music (grad) (1/30/06; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Elizabeth Porter

  UPDATE: Submission extension deadline January 30
  Call for Papers in Critical Theory, Popular Culture, Film and Music
  "(En)compass(ing) Language: Interplay Within English Studies"
  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  March 31st through April 1st
  Sponsored by: Texas Tech University's Graduate English Society
  Co-Chairs: Brandon Hernsberger and Elizabeth Porter
  Address: GES Conference
                                      Texas Tech University
                                      Department of English, Box 43091
                                      Lubbock, Texas 79409-3091

CFP: The Lebowski Cult (3/1/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Aaron Jaffe

Announcement and Call for Papers

The Lebowski Cult: An Academic Symposium
28-29 September 2006
Louisville, Kentucky

The aim of this small symposium is to invent a critical program equal to the task of interpreting The Big Lebowski (1998) and addressing the Lebowski cult that has quickly grown in its wake, both the legions of more or less public fans as well as the cultural politics, resonances, and after-affects of their fanaticism. The 5th Annual Lebowski Fest ( scheduled to follow the symposium, will be included in the conference registration.