The logic of the virus has become endemic. Viral ads mirror contagion to convey their message. Computers and systems are struck down by infections. Pigs and birds are transformed into sinister hosts. Terrorists form cells and virulent covert networks, globalisation becomes a creeping homogenisation attacking the idiosyncratic, and media rapidly evolve to overcome any censorial attempt at information immunisation.
This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: September 15th
EDITORS: Tom Brown (University of Reading) & Belén Vidal (King's College, London)
The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture
A genre that continues to be a staple of film industries around the world, the 'biopic' (or biographical picture) remains relatively under-examined and under-valued in contemporary film studies. While Hollywood biopics have received some sustained attention, this proposed collection will look at the 'life' of the biopic internationally.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO HOSTS
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CHICAGO THEATRE;
CALL FOR PAPERS ISSUED WITH
Special Dossier for Jura Gentium Cinema: Politics and Cinema of Turkey: 1990- 2010
The Cultural Studies and Literature Division is inviting proposals for complete panels for the CSA (US) Annual Conference, which will be held at Columbia College, Chicago, IL March 24-26, 2011. We welcome all panels that take the conference topic ("New Directions in Cultural Studies") as an occasion to generate innovative analyses of the methodological and theoretical relationship between cultural and literary studies. In particular, we are interested in panels that interrogate the relationship between cultural and literary studies as it presents itself in the current social, economic, political, intellectual and disciplinary climate, as well as in relation to new information/communication technologies and infrastructures.
We are looking for contributions to a special issue, "War Cinema," of Jura Gentium Cinema, an online journal
that deals with film, globalization, and issues of social justice. This issue will deal with war cinema and
address question such as the following: how does cinema move between the national and the global
in imagining, reflecting, fictionalizing, or inventing life during wartime? How does film confront, evade
or displace issues of war and wartime? How can we think about both film and war in a global context?
What categories of social cohesion or contestation have emerged from the way cinema has staged
Call for Papers Science Fiction and Fantasy Area: Special Area: The Works of Joss Whedon
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Special CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)
As an interdisciplinary field, fat studies has drawn from significant roots of feminist and women's literature. The socio-historic norms and policing of women's embodiment and power continue to be important areas study, but the cultural influence upon and experience of men and masculine-identified individuals offers a rich opportunity for investigation and dialogue. This special issue seeks to establish an interdisciplinary academic discussion of fat manhood and masculinities.
Call for papers ¦ CONFERENCE ¦ Saturday, 12 February 2011
University College London ¦ Mellon Programme
CARMEN AND HER OTHERS
Confirmed speakers include Ann Davies (Newcastle) and Jean Andrews (Nottingham).
The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to conduct an in-depth study of Carmen in her various manifestations. By exploring Carmen in text, opera, film, dance and theatre, the conference hopes to trace various incarnations of the work across time and space. By juxtaposing multiple versions, we will explore issues of inter-cultural and inter-medial translation and adaptation.