film and television

RSS feed

Call for Papers - Critical Essays on the Highlander Franchise

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 12:41pm
Michele Brittany
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Critical Essays on the Highlander Franchise

Abstract Submission Deadline: This is an updated call - open until filled

Women in Supernatural

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 11:11am
Susan Nylander and Mandy Taylor
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Women in Supernatural: Critical Essays

Under consideration with McFarland & Company

Editors:

Susan Nylander, Barstow College

Mandy Taylor, California State University, San Bernardino

Project Overview 

Representing Disability in Literature, Film, and Television in Hispanic Cultures (NeMLA 2023 Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 7:03am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

54th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York

While representations of disability can be found across creative fields throughout history, their study and sociopolitical implications in society’s popular imaginary only started gaining traction in the 1990s, namely in the United States and United Kingdom. Since then, pioneering scholarly work has paved the way for further critical attention to a reality that has been often instrumentalized to 1) advance ableist notions of “normalcy” through what Sally Chivers and Nicole Markotić (2010) term the “problem body;” and 2) to exclude from the social realm those who deviate from the established able-bodied norms. 

EXTENDED Panel for SAMLA 94: The Avant-Garde and Social Change

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:36am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

The term avant-garde usually applies to works of art, literature and music characterized by their radical experimentation and opposition to institutionalized culture. Leading unconventional and non-conformist lives, the avant-gardists antagonized the bourgeoise by attacking their social values, mediocrity and material interests. Instead, these iconoclastic artists engaged in acts of dissidence promoted in soirées, manifestos, journals and exhibits that interfered with public life. For instance, Marinetti paraded with the Suffragettes smashing windows through the streets of London, an act that echoes his fervor to destroy museums and academies, as described in the 1909 Futurist Manifesto.

Twenty-first Claflin University Conference on Contemporary English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:51am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

Twenty-first Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)

October 26-27, 2022

THEME: READING, WRITING, DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022                                                                              

Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)

 

Plenary Session 1: 1 PM EST Plenary session speaker: Dr. Maisha Wester, British Academy

Global Professor, School of English, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: "Audiovisual Data: Data-Driven Perspectives for Media Studies" – Media Mutations Conference: 13th Edition

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:51am
University of Bologna (Italy): Department of the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 8, 2022

Media Mutations International Conference – 13th Edition

"Audiovisual Data: Data-Driven Perspectives for Media Studies"

 

Deparment of the Arts, University of Bologna (Italy) – DamsLab, 6th-7th October 2022

Organized by Giorgio Avezzù (University of Bergamo) and Marta Rocchi (University of Bologna)

In collaboration with Mirko Degli Esposti and Guglielmo Pescatore (University of Bologna)

 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Monika Bednarek, Professor in Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia

Wealth

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:46am
Australian Feminist Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Expressions of interest are sought for contributions to a planned special issue of Australian Feminist Studies(Routledge/Taylor & Francis) devoted to the topic of ‘Wealth’.  We anticipate publishing wide-ranging sets of ideas that capture the current and emerging challenges and opportunities for feminist thinkers examining aspects of wealth in our present moment.

Children in Politics and Public Life

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:46am
JOCPC: Journal of Children in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 2, 2022

JOCPC is now accepting articles for the Fall 2022 issue focusing on children in the political sphere. We have kept the theme open-ended and invite works across a wide range of disciplines where researchers are addressing the presence and/or representation of children occupying roles of leadership, activism, and advocacy. This may also include an investigation of the ways children and childhood is variously arrogated.

CFP: "Digital Histories" Grad Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:08am
Henry Osman, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Digital Histories 

Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University

Keynote Speaker: Mara Mills

Date: November 4-5, 2022

 

Horror, Capitalism, and the Cinematic Representation of Class Structure (NeMLA 2023 Seminar)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:08am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Following generative discussions unveiling the potentiality of reading the horror genre through the lens of class analysis, this seminar invites contributions that highlight the role of racial and heteropatriarchal capitalism in cinematic horror narratives. Together with seminar participants, we are interested in adding a novel line of inquiry, which perhaps has not been thoroughly explored, to the rich theoretical scholarship that has grown around the horror genre. Echoing Mark Steven (2017), we will ask: How are contemporary horror movies responding, absorbing, or resisting the dynamics of capitalism beyond a liberal understanding of identity politics?

Anthony Bourdain and Philosophy

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:08am
Scott Calef / Ohio Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Call for AbstractsAnthony Bourdain and Philosophy Edited by Scott Calef The Carus Books Popular Culture and Philosophy Series(Please Circulate Widely!)  Abstracts are being sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to any aspect of the life, work and legacy of Anthony Bourdain to be published by Carus Books (the editorial team behind the similar series by Open Court). Anthony Bourdain was a pop culture icon, celebrity chef, multi-times bestselling author, armchair philosopher, activist and travel documentarian. He has been everywhere, seemingly met everyone worth meeting (e.g.

Constructed Languages and Power in Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 12:09pm
Matt Barton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

We have extended our deadline for submissions.

We invite essays for a collected edition that investigates constructed languages (e.g., Klingon, Trigedasleng, Valyrian, Na'vi, Dothraki, Belter, Tolkien's Elvish) in the contexts and functions of socio-political power within the broad category of science fiction, speculative, and fantasy encompassing film, tv, games, and comics. How are conlangs in a work used to "other" groups of people or to construct their subjectivity? How do they reveal power relations in a geo-political system? How does the analysis of conlangs and power help us understand the world that we live in?

Haunted House Comedies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Murray Leeder
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Haunted houses are horrific locations, but they are funny places too. Buster Keaton found his way into a haunted house (The Haunted House (1921)); so did Harold Lloyd (Haunted Spooks (1920)). Bob Hope stumbled into several, as did comedy troupes like Our Gang and the Bowery Boys. Haunted houses turn up again and again in classic animation, as in Lonesome Ghosts (1937). More recently, filmmakers like the Wayans brothers and Tyler Perry have contributed to the haunted house comedy. Our collection hopes to excavate and understand this neglected strand, exploring some of the foundational connections between horror and comedy around the theme of haunted house.

Recovering the Vampire

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 12:30pm
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2022

Speakers

Professor Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)

and featuring a Q&A and dramatic reading by Dacre Stoker

How can vampires help us heal?

In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project examines the continuing history of the vampire from the 19th century to the present and explores how the vampire can function as a cultural figure of recovery, community, and regeneration.

Call for Chapters Proposals - Under the Mistletoe: Essays on Holiday Romance

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
Liz W Faber, Dean College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We often think of holiday romance movies as formulaic fluff and a nice distraction during what is inevitably a hectic season of travel, cooking, and family get-togethers. And honestly, many of them are! In this edited collection, we seek to examine what makes holiday romance movies, TV episodes, novels, and other texts so comforting, engaging, or even, for the Grinches among us, annoying. We are seeking chapter proposals that analyze the genre of holiday romance in its broadest definition, from White Christmas to Hallmark’s annual lineup, and beyond.

NEMLA 2023 "The Classics Take Centerstage: Theatrical Adaptations of Ancient Histories and Myths"

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Charles Firestone East, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In celebration of the off-Broadway début of The Tyrannicides, the first ever full theatrical adaptation of the story as told in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, this roundtable calls for a discussion of theatrical and cinematic (re)tellings of classical histories and myths.

Digital Nostalgia in/as Contemporary Creative Practice

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Matthew Freeman / Bath Spa University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

Digital Nostalgia in/as Contemporary Creative Practice

 

Guest edited by Bethany Lamont (Bath Spa University) and Beth Wakefield (Bath Spa University)

 

We invite proposals from a range of researchers, makers, designers and producers to publish their research and creative practice, critically and creatively exploring the changing and emerging role of nostalgia as a 21st century phenomenon in/as creative practice.

 

"Policing Spatial Imaginaries and the Body Politic"

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Narrative representations of migration can be more overtly symbolic or, perhaps, non-literal or metaphorical insofar as origin and destination are not strictly spatial or geographical categories, but, rather, categories of an ontological dimension such as identity. While migrations of identity, for example, entail the crossing of metaphorical borders, this panel wishes to explore how they also include a spatial dimension, insofar as they are articulated through spatial difference, across literal as well as symbolic boundaries and borders. Conversely, “literal,” that is to say, conventionally spatial migrations are (always?) themselves imbricated with symbolic migration, even when not explicitly thematized as such.

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism, Vol. II

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:37am
David Roh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2022

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism, Vol. II

Editors: David S. Roh, Betsy Huang, Greta Niu, and Christopher T. Fan

Deadline: August 8, 2022

YES WE CAN! Female Superheroes

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:57pm
Chantelle MacPhee / Saint Leo University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Are you a major fan of DC or the Marvel Universe and its female characters: Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Black Widow, General Okoye, Princess Shuri or any others in the universe? We are developing an edited collection with interest already from publishers focused on Female Superheroes and their representation in a traditionally male-dominated film genre--action. Potential themes are female representations of power, strength (physically, psychologically, scientifically), as well as female minority representations of female power in superheroes and how they are similiar or different from their male counterparts. We are also interested in exploring how these female superheroes are portrayed when the director(s), producer(s), writer(s) are female.

CFP--Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 49 No. 1 “Culture Chameleons: Narrative Code-Switching”

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:56pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies / Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 49 No. 1 | March 2023

Call for Papers

Culture Chameleons: Narrative Code-Switching

Guest Editors

Earl Jackson, Jr. (Asia University)

Mary Goodwin (National Taiwan Normal University)

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2022

 

Filth, Dirt, (Im)Purity, and the Woman

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:54pm
54th Annual NeMLA Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Women and their bodies share a close connection with (im)purity, filth, and dirt as unavoidable elements in their routines of care and caring. It could be said that the words like filth, dirt are loaded with colonial meanings and can become extremely complicated when understood from the socio-cultural-political lens. Through the postcolonial appropriations, these meanings have subsequently contributed to the patriarchal assumptions and gendered ideas of women’s roles, especially, in handling filth and dirt, in their daily duties of selfless care, nursing, cooking, cleaning, and mothering.

The Cultural Deliberation of Europe

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:28am
Margriet van der Waal/University of Groningen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022

Special issue working title: The Cultural Deliberation of Europe 

Intended journal: Continuum. Journal of Media and Cultural Studies

Editors: Jesse van Amelsvoort (University of Amsterdam, NL), Margriet van der Waal (University of Groningen/University of Amsterdam, NL)

 

Description

Updated CFP: Narrative Complexity in Recent Time-Travel Media

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 8:46am
Elizabeth Trepanier, Luke Leonard (Eastern Florida State College), and Emory O'Malley (Independent)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

We are seeking contributors for an edited collection of scholarly essays on these recent changes in the complexity of time-travel media (film, television, gaming, or literature). Submissions that are interdisciplinary in theory and method are welcome, especially those in popular culture, science fiction, fantasy, genre studies, critical media studies, narratology, etc. Abstracts and papers discussing recent time-travel media, approximately within the last decade, may include but are not limited to research concerning narrative structure, theme, genre, reception, comprehension, and other relevant topics.

Pages