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Happiness and Culture CFP: Two Important Changes

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:07pm
Vida Penezic/PCA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

 

Please note two important changes since our last announcement: 

1. Paper proposals are now due January 6, 2021. Most other dates have been adjusted accordingly. (The new dates are given at the end of the CFP.)

2. The conference will have a virtual component. 

During these COVID times, it is difficult to commit to travel plans months in advance. We hope that the possibility of a virtual participation may facilitate your decision to submit a proposal.

 

 

Call for Papers

Reminder: Edited volume: “Trans Identities in the French media” - Call for abstracts

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:55pm
Dr Romain Chareyron
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

 As a preamble to this call for abstracts, we want to specify that we are using the terms “transgender” and “trans identities” as umbrella terms for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Our use of “transgender” or “trans identities” thus encompasses a variety of experiences within and outside the gender binary, and a range of expressions, as trans individuals pursue many different options (medical changes, clothing, make-up, etc.) to bring their appearances into alignment with their gender identity, or may choose not to.

 

CFP - Returning to the Page: Visualising Design and Desire in Fan Magazines

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:17am
NORMMA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

Returning to the Page: Visualising Design and Desire in Fan Magazines 8-13 February 2021 Keynote: Sally Stein, Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine This conference is designed as a sequel to our 2015 event Turning the Page: Digitization, movie magazines and historical audience studies. That conference focused on the development of the study of historical fan magazines in recent decades, with a particular emphasis on the impact of increased digitization (by the Media History Digital Library, among others) on this development.

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film

updated: 
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 7:58pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Film for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:18pm
Kevin A. Morrison
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Owing to a variety of reasons, a number of entries in London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia (under contract, McFarland) that were initially assigned have now become available. I am currently look for writers in a number of different categories, including people, film and literature, architecture, periodicals, major events, television, music, and art. Entries range from 50-2000 words with most following on the lower end of the spectrum. Interested individuals are urged to contact the editor for a contents list and style guide. A description of the encyclopedia appears below. Established scholars, early career researchers, and advanced graduate students—those who, in a US context, have passed their qualifying exams—are welcome.

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Community Media in the Era of Pandemics, Protests, and Post Truths - New Deadline

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:06pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This special issue of The Projector, edited by guest editor Jamie Ann Rogers, seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.”[1] In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.

UPDATE: Great Writing 2021: Great Writing the International Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 3:29pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

24th Annual Conference

Saturday July 10 – Sunday July 11, 2021
- Virtual -

Proposals are invited for presentations at the 24th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 10 – Sunday July 11, 2021.

Great Writing 2021 will be virtual and presenters from around the world will be scheduled throughout both Saturday and Sunday – this format was used in 2020 and is being expanded this year. The conference will be free and conducted on Zoom.

CALL CLOSING SOON.

Call for Abstracts: Philosophy and Horror in Film, Literature and Popular Culture: Aesthetics, Politics, and Histories (Additional chapters) to be published by McFarland

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
Subashish Bhattacharjee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Call for Abstracts: Philosophy and Horror in Film, Literature and Popular Culture: Aesthetics, Politics, and Histories (extended call for abstracts) for McFarland Publishers

Edited by

Subashish Bhattacharjee (Jawaharlal Nehru University) 

and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

citeron05@yahoo.com

http://artes.filo.uba.ar/la-literatura-de-las-artes-combinadas-ii

 

ReFocus: The Films of Oliver Stone

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
David Da Silva
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 29, 2021

ReFocus: The Films of Oliver Stone

Call for Chapters: Japanese Horror: New Critical Approaches to History, Narratives and Aesthetics (Additional Chapters) to be published by Rowman & Littlefield

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
Subashish Bhattacharjee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Call for Chapters: Japanese Horror: New Critical Approaches to History, Narratives and Aesthetics (Additional Chapters).

deadline for submissions: 

January, 3, 2021

full name / name of organization: 

Subashish Bhattacharjee (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Ananya Saha (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

contact email: 

subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com

 

Food Matters in Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
Ball State University Digital Literature Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Submissions are now open for the 2020-2021 issue of the Digital Literature Review, “Food Matters in Literature and Culture.” We welcome original, engaging submissions that consider representations of food in literature, film, television, or popular culture. In particular, we are interested in scholarly essays that consider food as a vehicle for exploring issues of inequity and empowerment, including but not limited to race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nationality. For example, how does food function as an expression of identity, as well as a common language bridging sociocultural, political, and economic gaps?

Media in America, America in Media Conference

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Polish Rhetoric Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

We invite the submission of abstracts for Media in America, America in Media international conference to be held online on 25-26 March 2021. This is the third edition of a joint effort of the American Studies and Political Science scholars who aim to generate a cross-disciplinary debate that brings together divergent yet complementary voices reflecting on American media environment and America’s portrayals in media across the globe.

The conference Media in America, America in Media addresses a wide variety of topics across the disciplines of media, political science, language and cultural studies. They may include the following themes, among others:

"SPECTRE" - CSGSU/FSAC Graduate Colloquium at the University of Toronto

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:26am
The University of Toronto Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union and the Film Studies Association of Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 29, 2021

"SPECTRE" - CSGSU/FSAC Graduate Colloquium at the University of Toronto 

23rd Annual Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium
University of Toronto Cinema Studies Institute
Friday January 29 - Saturday January 30, 2021 (Virtual)
Call for papers: “SPECTRE”
Keynote address by Dr. David Marriott, Penn State University

Fresh from the Fight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:26am
Master of Children's Literature Program, iSchool, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Fresh from the Fight:
Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

New Deadline for Submission: February 28th, 2021

A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture
University of British Columbia | Unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)
Vancouver, Canada | New Conference Dates: Friday July 2nd – Sunday July 4th, 2021

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Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective - New conference dates

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:22am
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 23th - 24th 2021 (new dates)

 

Organizing institutions:

Department of Philosophy of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan; Triennale di Milano.

 

Organizers:

Raffaele Ariano (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano), Leonardo Caffo (NABA - Nuova accademia di belle arti di Milano; Fondazione Triennale di Milano).

 

Confirmed speakers:

Sandra Laugier – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (keynote)

Stephen Mulhall – University of Oxford (keynote)

Gender Studies Winter School

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:21am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Gender Studies Winter School23-28 February 2021 – London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Study in London this winter!

Spend an amazing week learning about gender across different disciplines – literature and culture, philosophy and sociology, media and communication, history and political science, religious studies and education.

Musical Biopics and Musical Documentaries from the Scandinavian countries

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:21am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Call for contributions to a Journal of Scandinavian Cinema In Focus section highlighting Musical Biopics and Musical Documentaries from the Scandinavian countries

This is a call for short subject contributions (2000-3000 words) focusing on how Scandinavian film and television have presented musicians, singers, bands and orchestras in biopics and documentaries. We welcome submissions that - after a quick theoretical introduction and concise contextual background - offer discussions of topics such as:

- the film’s role within cultural memory - usually restricted to a single national market and often catering to a certain age group’s intragenerational memories

Approaching Race and Ethnicity in Nordic Film Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:21am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CFP: Approaching Race and Ethnicity in Nordic Film Culture

In 2017, the head of the Swedish Film Institute (SFI), Anna Serner, highlighted the distinct lack of ethnic diversity in Swedish film culture and signalled ambitions to ‘broaden representation, both behind and in front of the cameras’ (2017: 4). Echoing these sentiments, the Danish Film Institute (DFI) and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture (NFI) have outlined targets for ‘increasing cultural diversity and reaching new audiences’ (NFI 2018). These statements reflect the Nordic film industries’ aspiration to address the significant underrepresentation of black, Asian and minority ethnic voices in the creative sectors across the Nordic region.

2021 International Southeast Asian Media Studies Virtual Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:20am
Southeast Asian Media Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 7, 2020

THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES (ISEAMS) VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

THEME: Southeast Asian Media Studies: Histories, States, Theories, and Futures

February 25-27, 2021 (via Zoom)

Presented by the SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES ASSOCIATION

In partnership with the following institutions:

Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 5:54am
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CONFERENCE POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 23-24 2021

Considering the recent global events, we have unfortunately decided to postpone the conference (originally scheduled for September 25-26, 2020) to a further date. The safety of our speakers, staff, and academic cohort has been the decisive argument in this matter. 

We will announce a new date as soon as possible, but the most likely period is the second half of September 2021.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 25th - 26th

 

Cultural Studies Symposium

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:42pm
Ege University 18th Cultural Studies Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 24, 2021

Dear Cultural Studies Community,

We regret to inform you that Ege University 18th Cultural Studies Symposium, which is supposed to be held in May 2021, is cancelled due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases all over the world. We, as the Organizing Committee members, believe hosting an online event would not suit the spirit of our symposium which is especially prominent for gathering academics from all the branches of social sciences along with other disciplines in Izmir.

We hope to actualise the event in May 2022 with the expectation of a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases and are looking forward to welcoming you with an exciting topic.

Thank you for your understanding.
Stay safe,

Dr. Funda Civelekoglu

Media Awards: Beyond the EGOT (Velvet Light Trap #89)

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
The Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The “big four” American entertainment awards—the Emmy for television, the Grammy for music, the Oscar for film, and the Tony for theater, often referred to by the “EGOT” acronym—have long served as a barometer of mainstream taste cultures in their respective fields. While literature on media awards is not completely absent, its scope has been narrow. Popular press works on the somewhat standardized journalistic narratives surrounding the EGOT, particularly the Oscars. Scholarly literature has largely focused on awards as they pertain to the international art cinema circuit and its attached film festivals, such as the Cannes Film Festival.      

Censorship and blind spots: the BBC’s silences

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
Université de Poitiers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

Censorship and blind spots: the BBC’s silences

 

The BBC's reputation for impartiality and independence is one of the cornerstones of its value system, which also underpins its self-declared mission to "inform, educate, and entertain". However, these values have constantly been redefined as several forms of censorship and self-censorship have been applied in the context of conflict with political or economic powers. This means that the role and independence of the BBC as a public service needs to be questioned and the grey areas and silences of the BBC from its creation in 1922 to the beginning of its digital era in 1995 need to be the objects of inquiry.

 

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