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Filmmaker's theory (call for book chapters)

updated: 
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 6:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Labcom.IFP Research Center/AIM/GP of Communication, Image and Contemporaneity
contact email: 

Filmmaker's reflection about their own artworks or about cinema has been constant in the history of the cinematographic art. This book seeks to highlight those reflections bringing them to the center of cinema's theory, that is, filmmaker's concepts and thematics as the support to bring out new or revisited cinema theories. To this end, we propose to extend the concept of the "filmmaker" to cover not only the director, but everyone involved in the filmmaking process with original and stimulating reflections on cinema. Furthermore, we expect book chapters to find bibliographic support in the films themselves, interviews, statements or any written text by the filmmakers; any other bibliography should be residual and secondary.

"Only in Canada: Celebrity in the Great White North"

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association of Canada
contact email: 

This is a call for paper proposals for the panel, "Only in Canada: Celebrity in the Great White North," to be submitted for consideration to the Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC) 6th Annual Conference, held in association with the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada in Montreal on May 12-14, 2016. For more information about the conference, go to: www.canpop.ca. The co-organizers of this panel are Dr. Lorraine York, Dept. of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and Charlotte Fillmore-Handlon, PhD Candidate, Concordia University.

"Pynchon and Music," proposed ALA Conference panel, May 26-29, 2016

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
John Miller
contact email: 

Proposals are being solicited for a panel to be proposed for the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016, on the topic of "Pynchon and Music." Music and musicians have figured importantly in Thomas Pynchon's fiction; songs, often silly but sometimes not, have punctuated them; allusions to music in many genres, including the imaginary, abound. This panel invites investigations into the roles music plays in Pynchon's fiction and of the ways in which the fiction reflects on music.

CfP: "The Concepts of Home in the Context of Academe and Academic Fiction," Kyiv, Ukraine, 17-18 March 2016

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 3:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Wroclaw/Kyiv National Linguistic University
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Call for Papers

"The Concepts of Home in the Context
of Academe and Academic Fiction"
Kyiv, 17-18 March 2016

Panel
organised within the framework of the
International Conference in Literary Studies "Poetics of Home/House"
Kyiv National Linguistic University

Lotman and Techne: Traversing Natural and Social Sciences. April 21-22, 2016

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 2:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Simon Levesque / Laboratoire de résistance sémiotique, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

full CFP: http://resistancesemiotique.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Lotman-et-la-...

Lotman and Techne
Traversing Natural and Social Sciences

Second International Conference of Laboratoire de résistance sémiotique.
April 21-22, 2016, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada.

"Civil Disobedience" in the Era of Black Lives Matter [ALA round table, proposals due 1/15]

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 2:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Thoreau Soceity
contact email: 

American Literature Association
27th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
May 26 – 29, 2016
CFP for Roundtable Discussion sponsored by the Thoreau Society
Kristen Case and Rochelle Johnson, Organizers
Conference web site: http://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/annual-conference/

"Civil Disobedience" in the Era of Black Lives Matter

Friendship and/in the American Renaissance: ALA Panel [proposal deadline Jan. 15]

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 2:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Thoreau Society
contact email: 

American Literature Association
27th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
May 26 – 29, 2016
CFP for Panel Discussion sponsored by the Thoreau Society
Kristen Case and Rochelle Johnson, Organizers
Conference web site: http://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/annual-conference/

Friendship and/in the American Renaissance

CFP Reading Coetzee's Women

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 8:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy

Confirmed Participants/Keynotes:
Professor J.M. Coetzee (Adelaide)
Professor Zoë Wicomb (Strathclyde)
Professor David Attwell (York)
Professor Elleke Boehmer (Oxford)
Other Participants/Keynotes to be confirmed

Transnational French Modernisms - 7-8 July 2016

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 8:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Sam Bootle, Rebecca Ferreboeuf, Zoë Roth (Durham University, UK)

Transnational French Modernisms
7th-8th July 2016, Durham University, UK

Keynote speakers:
Dr. Jonathan Eburne (Penn State)
Professor Susan Harrow (Bristol)
Professor Debarati Sanyal (Berkeley)

Visual Literacies as Visual Imageries

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 6:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Visual Literacies as Visual Imageries
8th Global Meeting of the Visual Literacies Project

Call for Participation 2016

Wednesday 6th July – Friday 8th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford

Concepts like picture, visual art, and realism circulate in newspapers, galleries, and museums as if they were as obvious and natural as words like dog, cat, and goldfish.
– James Elkins

Writing As Spaces

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 5:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Writing As Spaces
4th Global Meeting of the Writing Project

Call for Participation 2016

Saturday 2nd July – Monday 4th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford

"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." – Anaïs Nin

Arabic and its Alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging nation states of the Middle East

updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 4:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University

Scholars, academics, experts, and especially PhD students from around the world working on the relationship between nationalism and language in the Middle East are invited to submit research abstracts of papers to be presented at the conference, entitled "Arabic and its Alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging nation states of the Middle East (1920-1950)."
The conference committee is searching for two additional speakers to present a paper that addresses the theme of the conference. In order to ensure thorough discussion of the papers, we require draft papers a few weeks before the conference (May 30, 2016). Travel and accommodation will be provided for by the conference organizers.

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