The Journal of Communications Media Studies is broad in focus and welcomes submissions on a variety of communication topics including (but not limited to) mass communication, international communication, educational technology, rhetorical studies, and organizational/corporate communication. Article submissions should be directed to Editor Zack Stiegler (firstname.lastname@example.org) for consideration. All article submissions undergo double blind peer review.
Contestations: Literature & Aesthetics
Regent’s University London
11 – 12 July 2018
Keynote speakers: TBC
Conference organisers: Prof. Lawrence Phillips (Regent’s University London) and Dr. Helen Cousins (Newman University, Birmingham)
For the most part, Lacanian discussions of Marguerite Duras’ work have focused on The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein. While this should not surprise – the novel was presented by Michèle Montrelay during Lacan’s Seminar in 1965 and Lacan himself devoted a short essay to it – it also raises the question whether other novels, theatre texts or films by Duras can be approached from a Lacanian point of view, to an equally illuminating effect.
The editors of S invite you to present readings of texts and films by Duras, other than Lol V. Stein. This may also be an occasion to address more general topics such as love, sexual difference, voice, gaze, repetition and politics, via a confrontation of Duras with Lacan.
Mediascape, UCLA’s graduate journal for Cinema and Media Studies, seeks submissions for the Meta-Section of its upcoming issue on digital and new media.
Small Cinemas Conference
From the Grassroots to the Global
November 9-10, 2018
Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University
In an increasingly globalized world where digital technology has gained greater access to socio-economically marginalized communities, the parameters of small cinemas have broadened their scope to include digitally shot material from portable devices like cellphones in an era of transnational internet distribution alongside its ongoing and historical association with national cinemas and celluloid-based products.
What Now? NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference
*Deadline extended: January 7, 2018
February 23-24, 2018
What now? A discomfiting question. It compels a revisiting of our pasts, a consideration of where we stand today, and an articulation of the directions in which we expect, or hope, to go.
Mediascape Calls for Columns on Digital and New Media
Mediascape, UCLA’S Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, invites Columns submissions for their 2017 issue. The aim of this issue is to focus on Digital and New Media. As interactions with digital and new media are ever expanding, now deeply ingrained in TV show narratives and written about extensively in academia, we expect your submissions to be relevant, dynamic, and unique. Topics to consider include but are not limited to digital and new media in relationship to film and television, virtual reality, short-form web-series, queer game studies, and critical data studies.
May 11-12, 2018
“Thou fill'st from the winged chalice of the soul
Thy lamp, O Memory, fire-winged to its goal.”
Mnemosyne-Lamp of Memory-Ricordanza
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1881)
CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE: SIMMS AND MEMORY
The William Gilmore Simms Society
University of South Carolina
Literature, Politics, Media
‘There is no name for this: we read this as a truism. What is unnameable here is not some ineffable being that cannot be approached by a name; like God for example. What is unnameable is the play that brings about the nominal effects, the relatively unitary or atomic structures we call names, or chains of substitutions for names. In these, for example, the nominal effect of “difference” is itself involved, carried off, and reinscribed, just as the false beginning or end of a game is still part of the game, a function of the system’
- Jacques Derrida, “Difference”