"Everyday Americans need a champion. And I wannabe that champion!" (Clinton's campaign video 2015)
Special issue of The Soundtrack on ‘Sound and Music in Emerging Audiovisual Media’
Revisiting the Final Girl: The 30th Anniversary of “Her Body, Himself”
Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Chicago IL, March 22 - 26, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
Material Circulations, Appropriations and the Formation of Identities
in the Early Modern Period (16th-18th c.)
International Conference – March 2-4, 2017
Musée National de la Renaissance (Écouen), Musée Cognac-Jay (Paris, 3e),
Maison de la Recherche de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, 5e)
At the invitation of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, editor Abbes Maazaoui, from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, seeks original essays for an edited collection on Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear, to be published in 2017. Contributors are invited to examine the reality and representations of surveillance, suspicion and fear; their impact on popular culture, fiction, society, communities and politics; and their role in shaping values, attitudes and identities.
Chapters in the proposed collection may focus on one or more of the following categories:
Academic and scientific study of popular culture has only gained prominence in the 20th century, first with the Leavisites’ criticism of mass culture (as yet another form of the popular), then with the comprehensive work on the concept of ‘Critical Theory’ within the Frankfurt School. The latter half of the century saw, especially after the foundation of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, a rise in theories, definitions and approaches to popular culture so great that it occasioned Harold Bloom’s disparaging remark “that there is no future for literary studies as such in the United States. … At NYU I am surrounded by professors of hip-hop.
CFP for NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD. http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
Students in creative writing workshops often lack reading experience and knowledge, but demonstrate awareness and analysis of film and television. Graphic literature can be used to transition from the terminology and rhetorical understanding they possess to the writing and feedback skills the workshop demands. This roundtable seeks to present and discuss both recommended texts and strategies to engage students and encourage their creative writing. Theoretical and practical approaches to this method are welcome.
Deadline now extended!
This panel seeks abstracts exploring utopian and dystopian visions in the works of Donald Barthelme. By June 8th, please send a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Susan wood, University of Mississippi, at email@example.com.
A Symposium to be held in Mumbai (India), January 2018 (6-7 January)
Coordinators: Mario Wenning (University of Macao) and Nandita Batra (University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez)
Call for Abstracts
Policing in the 21st Century
Legacies of French Film Criticism: Crossing Cultures and Perspectives
Despite a growing trend towards globalization and an increase in transnational film production, distribution and exhibition, not all audiences make sense of movies in the same manner. When films travel across borders, how are their meanings and reception impacted? Is the meaning of a film dependent on the cultural context in which it is read? This interdisciplinary panel will examine film criticism that falls under a broad “French-language” umbrella in order to map out significant trends as well as new directions in the study of French film criticism and its points of contact with other international cinemas.
CFP: Tolkien and Jackson Fan Studies Special Issue (10-01-16)
Proposals are sought for fan studies scholarship on any aspect of fan production, creation, or activities relating to J. R. R. Tolkien's Legendarium and/or Peter Jackson's live-action film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
The editors hope to co-sponsor at least one dedicated paper session at the national Popular Culture Conference (San Diego, April, 2017), and then to develop those papers to submit to a special theme issue of Journal of Tolkien Research the same year.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Kutztown, PA will be hosting the PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference October 7-8, 2015. We invite submissions on the theme “Making Our Voices Heard” and hope you will consider submitting. The new deadline is June 15. To submit, go to http://www.kutztown.edu/events/passhe-womens-consortium/call-for-proposa...
For more information about the conference and the keynote: http://www.kutztown.edu/events/passhe-womens-consortium.htm
If you have questions about the conference or submitting, feel free to email me.
Call for Papers
Reimagining the Future: Utopian Perspectives
The postgraduate journal antae is pleased to announce a special issue around the idea of alternative futures, in particular ones that can be described as “utopian”. This issue shall be published in conjunction with the Institute of Utopian Studies—for the time being, a utopian institution seeking to provide a platform for debate on ideas of radical social change and alternative concepts of living together, which aims to facilitate debate about departures from hegemonic ‘realism’: alternative futures, alternative spaces.
Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.