Since its emergence, cinema has been preoccupied with the relationship between film and politics, and across its long history filmmakers have explored the relationship between film and social change. This history seemed to reach its apogee in the 1960s with the global explosion of radical filmmakers intent on exploring cinema’s revolutionary capacities. Of these movements, Godard’s political modernist cinema and Latin American third cinema are the most well-known and have since come to stand as both the height and limit of a politically committed film practice.
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 2 | September 2017
Call for Papers
Intermediality in Global and Sinophone Contexts
Yomi Braester (University of Washington, USA)
Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference
THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE
Florence, 7 April 2017
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.
Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)
The journal Interdisciplinary Humanities seeks submissions for the Fall 2017 special issue entitled "Innovative, Practical, and Proven Approaches to Enhancing Humanities Teaching." This special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities brings together innovative, practical, and proven approaches, tips, and methods for enhancing Humanities teaching. The issue invites teachers from across the Humanities disciplines to contribute their nuts-and-bolts activities, assignments, teaching tools, and methods. Special emphasis will be given to projects that include self-assessment and other analysis methods to provide evidence from the efficacy of the approach. Guest Editor: Dr. Shawn Tuckerstucker@elon.edu
Transformation has long been discussed in studies of early modern English drama. From an interest in Ovidian transformation to the way cross-dressed actors were feared to be “transformed” into effeminate men by performing the roles of women, scholars have looked at specific ways in which transformation incited fear, awe, and excitement in the playhouse. Next Fall, the Folger Shakespeare Library is presenting a symposium, “Early Modern Theatre and Conversion,” that explores issues of how religious “transformation” is represented on stage, as well as how theatre is able to “convert” religious conversion.
Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice
The University of Queensland
6-8 July 2017
Deadline for submissions: 3 February 2017
Contact for general queries: Judith Seaboyer email@example.com
Dr David Aldridge, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Tully Barnett, Flinders University
Professor Helen Sword, University of Auckland
Conference: WISE (Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement)
Host: Wake Forest University
Where: Winston-Salem, NC
When: February 8-10, 2017
Please note that our deadline for submissions has been extended to September 1, 2016:
SGMS 2016 CALL: World-building in Asian Popular Cultures
The Call for Mechademia 10 states: “Japanese popular culture — manga, anime, games, and SF — abound in scenarios in which our contemporary reality appears to be but one possible outcome within an open situation.”
CFP for NeMLA 2017, Baltimore March 23rd-26th: The first-year writing seminar is a course that fulfills many goals of transitioning students to college-level writing, reading, and discussion. It is one of the first places that students grapple with those “structures of feeling” that gather around social identity and difference. This panel seeks papers that explore pedagogical approaches to affect and social identity in the writing classroom. What approaches help students struggle to write across the gap between feelings, social identity, and analysis? What pedagogies help create spaces of diversity for both feelings and minority identities in the first-year classroom?
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017
Essays are sought for a proposed collection exploring the links between Victorian political sartorial style and metaphors and analogies of clothing in political thought of the period.
Call for Contributions
Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America
“That music must be heard is not essential—what it sounds like may not be what it is.” (Charles Ives)
“To think sonically,” Jonathan Sterne argues in his introduction to The Sound Studies Reader, “is to think conjuncturally about sound and culture” (Jonathan Sterne 2012).
NEMLA 2017 panel CFP--Literature, writing, and the Promise of the Public Humanities--Many humanists seize on the “public humanities” to address the public relevance of the humanities in general. Public humanities programs offer students experiential learning that will lead to a deeper knowledge of both their world and their subject matter. For educators, public work promises to “make a difference,” by having humanities learning engage directly with public needs. For departments, the public humanities offer a justification for their fields in an era of declining resources and public interest.
Family Ties: Kinship, Collaboration, and Power in Film and Media
Keynote Speaker: Karen Redrobe, University of Pennsylvania, Department of History of Art.
University of Pittsburgh, September 30th - October 1st, 2016
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Call for Papers | Deadline: August 15, 2016