category: film and television

Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media; 1-2 page abstracts due August 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Graham J. Murphy (Seneca College, Toronto, Canada) and Lars Schmeink (Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany)
contact email: 
gjamurphy@gmail.com; lars@wortraub.com

Call for Contributions
Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”

PAMLA: Spain 24x a Second [Portland, Oregon, November 6-8, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
acox@willamette.edu

This panel seeks papers on Peninsular Cinema and Time. Thirty years after the Miró legislation, how have filmmakers as well as the industry as a whole evolved?

CfP: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media (Deadline: Aug 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
Lars Schmeink / Graham Murphy
contact email: 
lars@wortraub.com

Call for Contributions
Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”

Glitch 2015: the politics and poetics of failure, error, disorder and noise. 14 December 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University
contact email: 
andy.birtwistle@canterbury.ac.uk

Glitch 2015: the politics and poetics of failure, error, disorder and noise

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva and Dr. Nurit Buchweitz
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com; nurit@ritukh.co.il

Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

Digital Frontiers (5/15/15; 9/17-19/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Digital Frontiers
contact email: 
Spencer.Keralis@unt.edu

Deadline extended to May 15!

ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millenial North-American Literature and Visual Culture, 7-8 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
contact email: 
exrey2016@gmail.com

Internationa Conference: ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Lublin, Poland
April 7-8, 2016

Call for papers
MCSU Department of American Literature and Culture in cooperation with Canadian Studies Department and Video Game Research Center is pleased to announce a two-day international conference “ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.” The conference will take place in Lublin, Poland, on 7-8 April 2016.
We invite presentations that focus on the forms of expression and repression in American or Canadian literature and visual culture (i.e. film, visual arts, video games, television, and others) spanning the period of the last fifteen years, from the year 2000 to the present day.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
•language as a source and tool of oppression and empowerment
•sexuality: self-expression vs. erotophobia and sexual repression
•mind: creativity and trauma, denial and repressed memory
•the body as a space of self-expression and self-inflicted regimes: dietary and beautification practices, clothing, body modification
•emotional abuse, power, and control relationships
•spaces of confinement: prisons, war zones, refugee camps
•surveillance: panopticons and spaces of control
•political repression and persecution: totalitarianism, autocracy, dictatorship, despotism
•representations of post-millennial watersheds (9/11, Enron, John Jay Report, crisis of 2008)
•new forms of narrative expression (blogs, fan fiction, Twiterature)
•text as an interactive space: ergodic literature, hypertext, cybertext
•video games and virtual worlds as spaces of expression and repression
•cross- and trans-media dialogues (expressing image through text and text through image)

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Stefan Brandt, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria
Prof. Pawel Frelik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Selected presenters will be invited to participate in a joint book project to be published by Peter Lang in 2017.

Abstracts, including the title of the paper, name of the author(s), and academic affiliation, should be sent to Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel to exrey2016@gmail.com by 15 October 2015.

The conference fee of 250 PLN or 65 € covers conference materials, coffee breaks and a wine reception.

Further information is available on the conference website at exrey.umcs.lublin.pl.

[update] “European Cinemas, Intercultural Meetings” - Extended CFP deadline: 17/5

full name / name of organization: 
ECREA Film Studies Section
contact email: 
anders.marklund@litt.lu.se

EUROPEAN CINEMAS, INTERCULTURAL MEETINGS: AESTHETICS, POLITICS, INDUSTRY, HISTORY
A Two-Day International Conference

New deadline for abstracts: Sunday 17 May 2015

CFP: Persona Studies Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

full name / name of organization: 
Persona Studies Journal
contact email: 
personastudies@deakin.edu.au

Call For Papers: Persona Studies 2015 Issue 2
Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Reading Girls

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Nash/University of Tasmania
contact email: 
girlsedited@gmail.com

Call for Papers – Edited Book
Title: Reading Girls
Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2015
Editors: Meredith Nash and Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania
Email: girlsedited@gmail.com

Deadline Extended: Call for Papers: ADAPTATION 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
aroberts3@niu.edu

Call for Papers:
ADAPTATION
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question; September 25, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Transverse journal Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
transversejournal@gmail.com

With the recent trends in dietary choices and food preparation techniques, we are constantly bombarded with statements that point fingers at our eating habits. We are told that we are what we eat!

[UPDATE] Journal Articles on Queer Cinema and Television (deadline: May 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture
contact email: 
k.hart@tcu.edu

DEADLINE REMINDER: Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect Journals, ISSN 1234-5678) is accepting articles pertaining to queer cinema and television, for possible publication in an issue t

[UPDATE] 'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool
contact email: 
s.p.powell@liv.ac.uk

‘James Ellroy: Visions of Noir’ will be held at the University of Liverpool from 1-3 July 2015.

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
eclark@smumn.edu

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4

[UPDATE] "It's Happening Again": Twenty-Five Years of Twin Peaks

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman and Dominick grace
contact email: 
dgrace2@uwo.ca

Call for Papers for "It's Happening Again": 25 Years of Twin Peaks, a proposed edited collection on the television show Twin Peaks.

2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

full name / name of organization: 
Subcultures Section/ Midwest PCA
contact email: 
shiple18@msu.edu

The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference.

Mothers and Domestic Violence--Abstracts due by June 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Demeter Press
contact email: 
mothersanddv@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press is seeking scholarly and creative submissions for an edited collection tentatively titled Mothers and Domestic Violence.

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings [August 3/15]

full name / name of organization: 
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

From MemoryLoss to MemoryShift: Rethinking the Discourse of Pathology September 26, 2015, Toronto

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University
contact email: 
liza.futerman@mail.utoronto.ca

Since the late 1980s, Alzheimer’s disease has been regarded as “a much feared stigmatizing label that carries with it the force of a sentence of social death” (Kontos, 2006).

Live Theatre Broadcast Symposium 25th June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York
contact email: 
mapf500@york.ac.uk

In recent years, live-streamed theatre broadcasts have emerged as a significant cultural phenomenon, aiding public access to - and representing a new practice for - key international, national and reg

Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Julie Grossman / Le Moyne College, R. Barton Palmer / Clemson University
contact email: 
grossmjj@lemoyne.edu / ppalmer@clemson.edu

Exploring Imaginary Worlds: Audiences, Fan Cultures and Geographies of the Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
William Proctor (Bournemouth University) and Richard McCulloch (Regent's University London)
contact email: 
bproctor@bournemouth.ac.uk; mccullochr@regents.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Special themed issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

America's Obsession with Superheroes

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
michelle.stonis@csulb.edu

“Hera, give me strength!” Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn’t one of them.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: "HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE" MPCA/ACA Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Oct. 1-4, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Jef Burnham, DePaul University
contact email: 
jburnha1@depaul.edu

Extended Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submit to: Submissions.mpcaaca.org

[UPDATE} Extended Deadline - May 15: Area of Whedon Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
kwhaleyuky@gmail.com

Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon’s television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr.

VII International Gothic Literature Congress “Uncanny Transgressions”

full name / name of organization: 
International Gothic Congress
contact email: 
antonio.alcala@itesm.mx

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars.

Call for Reviews: Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture
contact email: 
shelley.park@ucf.edu

Call for Reviews

Conference CFP: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND FREEDOM (April 22-23, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
LACK / COLORADO COLLEGE
contact email: 
scott.krzych@coloradocollege.edu

The first biannual conference for LACK, a new organization devoted to the promotion and development of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, will be held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, o

[UPDATE]: Great Writing Creative Writing Conference (UK) June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing
International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College, London
Saturday 20 June – Sunday 21 June 2015

[UPDATE] [NEW EMAIL ADDRESS] CFP War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Belfast
contact email: 
warandpeaceconference@qub.ac.uk

CFP ‘War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture’

Multimedia Faulkner at SAMLA 87 - Nov. 13-15, 2015 - Durham, NC

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, William Faulkner Society
contact email: 
hstrom@gsu.edu, ulf.kirchdorfer@darton.edu

Call for book chapters - Shakespeare: New Critical Perspectives - abstracts by 1 June, papers due 31 October

full name / name of organization: 
Petar Penda
contact email: 
petar.penda@unibl.rs

I am working on an edited book to mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death to be published by a UK publisher in 2016.

Fashion and Material Culture Area at Midwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

FASHION AND MATERIAL CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Deadline: May 15, 2015

CFP: Film Exhibition History: From the Canister to the Cloud

full name / name of organization: 
Film & History
contact email: 
carmci28@msu.edu

The journey from nickelodeon to multiplex traces the hopes and dreams of Mom and Pop entrepreneurship, the vertical integration of the movie industry, and the SCOTUS mandated ownership shifts in the h

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