Emerging as a result of the international popularity of American and British detective novels in the 19th and early 20th century, the crime film has fascinated filmmakers and audiences since the early days of cinema because of its thrilling subject matter and commentary on the consequences of urban and industrial modernization. This genre, thus, adapts and translates well into different cultural contexts and appealing beyond a film’s domestic audience. Furthermore, it provides a means for filmmakers to cultivate their style and influence cinemas outside their countries of origin through their use of and perhaps reimagining of established genre conventions.
X-Certificate British Cinema of the Long 1960s
We propose a co-edited special issue of an REF-calibrated print journal on the subject of British films of the “long 1960s” that sought or seemed to explore the changing mores of society, and were given a BBFC “X” certificate for doing so.
We define the “long 1960s” as approximately 1958-1971, as paralleled to the tenure of noted BBFC secretary of the board, John Trevelyan. Films awarded an X-certificate are searchable via here: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/ (“Advanced search”)
Call for Papers – Panel Proposal
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
22-26 March 2017
I <3 POP: An Interdisciplinary Conference
November 10-11, 2016. Keynote speaker: TBD
Department of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY; New York, NY
“If I had to choose between the Doors and Dostoyevsky, then—of course—I’d choose Dostoyevsky. But do I have to choose?” –Susan Sontag
There seems to be no end to the anxieties, fantasies, pleasures, and possibilities of pop culture—how we consume it, avoid it, appreciate it, and allow it to inform our identities. Yet, can we theorize pop today? And if so, to what extent are we obligated to do so?
114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016Ancient-Modern Relations: The Classical Tradition
Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Hyperconnectivity and the Internet of Things (IJHIoT)
Editor-in-Chief: Maurice Dawson (University of Missouri - St. Louis, USA)
Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2017.
CFP: Climates of disaster and performance (Special Issue of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance, for release in March 2017)
Taking off from the theme of the Philippine cluster event of PSi#21: Fluid States in 2015, the second issue of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance, which will be its first themed issue on performance, will feature papers from the November 2015 conference ibut is open to new submissions and will be fully double-blind peer reviewed.
The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association is now accepting submissions for its annual publication. Submissions requirements can be on any area related to language, literature, and philology from any time period and discipline. In fact, previous issues have included everything from ancient to postmodern works of literature, pop culture, history, religion, and even politics. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2016. Those accepted for publication must be/become members of the Georgia Philological Association. Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words.
Futures Near and Far: Utopia, Dystopia, and Futurity
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Wegner, University of Florida Marston-Milbauer Eminent Scholar
MATLIT, 2017, vol. 5 Call for Papers
Osvaldo Manuel Silvestre (University of Coimbra)
Felipe Cussen (University of Santiago de Chile)
MATLIT, 2017, vol. 5 Call for Sounds
Nuno Miguel Neves (FCT PhD Programme in Materialities of Literature)
Tiago Schwäbl (FCT PhD Programme in Materialities of Literature)
MATLIT’s volume 5 explores what we call literature as VOX MEDIA: voice as a means for literature and the disturbances suffered by the medium from the combined effect of performance, and technologies for mediation, representation and reproduction. And also other instances, like the tensions between the body and technology, audibility v. in-audibility of the text, sound and meaning, physical presence and/or absence of the authors, and so forth.
Supernatural Studies seeks contributions for a themed issue on ghosts and hauntings to be published in Fall 2016. Supernatural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that promotes rigorous yet accessible scholarship in the growing field of representations of the supernatural. The breadth of “the supernatural” as a category creates the potential for interplay among otherwise disparate individual studies that will ideally produce not only new work but also increased dialogue and new directions of scholarly inquiry.
Supernatural Studies seeks contributions for a themed issue on teaching (and) the supernatural to be published in Summer 2017 as a special, open-access electronic issue. Supernatural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that promotes rigorous yet accessible scholarship in the growing field of representations of the supernatural. The breadth of “the supernatural” as a category creates the potential for interplay among otherwise disparate individual studies that will ideally produce not only new work but also increased dialogue and new directions of scholarly inquiry.
Sonderforschungsbereich 948 / Collaborative Research Centre 948:
Helden—Heroisierungen—Heroismen / Heroes—Heroizations—Heroisms
International Conference "Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Popular Culture"
Freiburg, September 28-30
Organized by Michael Butter (Tübingen), Nicole Falkenhayner, Wolfgang Hochbruck, Barbara Korte (Freiburg) and Simon Wendt (Frankfurt)
Interface has become an increasingly important area of research not only in the fields of communication and technology, but also in the study of culture and media more generally. Expanding from a focus on human-device relationships to encompass larger contemporary issues of habit, identity, embodiment, and social interaction, interfaces and interface thinking seem to be everywhere, producing what Alexander Galloway has called an “interface effect.” This panel will offer multiple perspectives on interface as a concept and condition, considering how it may extend from seemingly straightforward media and technology applications to impact wider socio-cultural activity and transactions.