Papers are invited for a national conference on film and film studies, focusing on the cinemas of the world, and the manifest and not-so-manifest mythos that go into their making. The conference intends to address areas ranging from film theory and the nature of the cinematic experience to the practices of viewing films on a day to day basis. However, papers which rely merely on thematic analyses of films and ignore the potential of film form are not encouraged.
For the December 2014 issue, East – West Cultural Passage (http://magazines.ulbsibiu.ro/ewcp/index.htm) seeks quality essays in the fields of language (Pragmatics, Semantics, Semiotics, Socio-linguistics, Methodology, Grammatical and Literary Stylistics, Hermeneutics, Linguistics, Syntax, Morphology, Translation Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing), culture, civilization and religion. You are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret we are unable to accept multiple submissions.
The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies requests paper proposals for a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and recent PhDs on the theme "Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies," to be held in Los Angeles on March 8-9, 2015. The call for papers, below, is also available online at www.beyondthecanonconference.com.
Submissions due by October 31st. You may direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies
March 8–9, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles
Time and place have huge symbolic significance in Eliot's work and that of his contemporaries. Space and time exist as symbolical, religious, philosophical, historical, political and personal 'nodes' in Eliot's writings. This conference wants to explore these 'nodes' in greater depth — where they exist, how they interact with other nodes and themes in Eliot's writing, and how they intersect with the aesthetic and philosophical thinking of Eliot's contemporaries.
The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, to be held April 1-4, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels.
Announcing a New Call for Papers!
Conrad and Nature: Ecology, Environment and Animals in Joseph Conrad's Writings
The editors seek contributions to a new volume examining the ways that Joseph Conrad imagines earth, environment, nature, ecology, and nonhuman animals in his writings. From sea to jungle, from rivers to parks, from animals to weather, Joseph Conrad's writings constantly engage the natural world. Conrad and Nature will gather fresh critical thinking about Conrad and the natural world to open new perspectives on Conrad and to broaden the archive of environmental criticism.
1968 Onward: Its Repercussions in Europe
In 1968, most European countries were affected by the turmoil of protests and political unrest. This panel seeks to analyze the impact of the 1968 upheaval had in Europe and how artists perceived and reacted to it in the following years. Contributions in literature, visual arts, theater and cinema are welcome. Open to all languages.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014
Submit your abstract at: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html
'Total Work of Art': From Fin de Siècle Forward
Taking Wagner's idea of Gesamtkunstwerk as a starting point this roundtable will consider different artistic expressions--cinematic, theatrical, literary, musical, and visual--in order to examine how the Arts blend together and create a complete illustration of this historical period. Open to all languages.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014
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Description: This roundtable invites papers exploring the twenty-first century literary production of Tunisian women writers in French and/or Arabic. Possible topics include: preoccupations, aspirations and dreams; changes from traditional to contemporary society; physical and spiritual relationships and alliances; literary devices to circumvent censorship; women and revolution; women and sexuality; challenges to male-centered models. All critical and theoretical approaches welcome. Chair: Anna Rocca
Call for Papers: Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) 2015
Session: The Treachery of (Monstrous) Images: This is Not a Monster
Organizers: Asa Mittman, California State University Chico, and Thea Cervone, University of Southern California
Presider: Thea Cervone
Once a traditional theme of eighteenth-century studies, the study of "Nature" is re-emerging in the light of recent developments in ecocriticism. This period (1600-1820) saw the radical redefinition of "humanity" and of the human place in the environment, the establishment of scientific empiricism and a subject-object relationship between human observer and the natural world, and the exponential growth of urbanisation, with its concomitant growth in landscape aestheticism and environmental philosophy.
Just a reminder to send in your Digital Humanities papers to the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. The theme for 2015 is "Many Face, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."
Writing about Alfred Stieglitz's photography in 1923, Hart Crane said, "Speed is at the bottom of it all. The hundredth of a second caught so precisely that the motion is continued from the picture indefinitely: the moment made eternal" (qtd. in Sontag's On Photography 65). A thoroughly modern art form, photography reflects the sense of urgency and impulse to record found often in poetry. As discrete units of artistic representation, the photographic image and the poem unveil new ways of looking and interpreting. Both art forms seek to represent that moment, that impression attempting to make the moment eternal, in the image and in the text.
How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?
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Call for Submissions
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
/Digital Philology/ is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations. /Digital Philology/ also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.
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