With the rise of peak TV two decades into the 21st century, television has disrupted the film industry, and it has produced – and been affected by – dramatic changes in the popular consumption of visual media. While movie attendance continued its steep decline in 2017 (reaching a 25-year low), network, cable, and internet-streaming platforms combined to air nearly 500 scripted television shows in 2017, an increase from around 200 shows in 2002.
twentieth century and beyond
From state-sponsored propaganda to cartoons, photography, and cinema newsreels, the cultural and political work done in service of modern warfare is significantly visual. At the same time (and despite considerable efforts to also subdue this aspect of war), much of the material reality depicted is inescapably explicit and brutal: broken bodies, destroyed cities, devastated natural environments.
Art After Galtung: Structural Violence and the Arts of the Global South
A roundtable proposed for the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present Conference: October 17-20, 2018 (New Orleans, LA)
Discourses of Instability, Inclusion, and Exclusion in the Trump Era
Papers are welcome that address the destabilizing of language and discourse practices, particularly in the inclusion and exclusion of various constituencies, in the Trump Era. These practices may range from micro-level ones, such as inclusive/exclusive pronoun strategies, to macro-level ones, such as the explosion of fake news and the semiotic challenges posed by it to the representation of politics and policies.
October 11-14, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
Questions? Please contact Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., Chair of General Linguistics Session, SCMLA at email@example.com. Thank you.
Date: December 13-15, 2018
Venue: Centennial Hall, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
2018 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
Kansas City, MO
Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies
Call for Papers
Memory and Religion:
Central and Eastern Europe in a Global Perspective
Warsaw, 16-18 October 2018
Since the emergence of Capitalism in Western society, humanity’s role as consumers of culture has become internalized as an inalienable component of modernity. From Marx’s metaphor of vampire labor in Capital to George Romero’s metaphorical representation of zombies as consumers in Dawn of the Dead to the ravenous hunger of online fandoms eagerly seeking for new content, the relationship between popular culture and its human consumers draws upon a rich, expansive history that recontextualizes interpolated human relationships by emphasizing (and sometimes questioning) the cultural narratives that dominate modern societies.
Flesh For Fantasy: The Specter of Sexual Consumption in American Literature
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 65th Annual Meeting will be hosted by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, September 14-16, 2018. The keynote speaker will be Carolyn Malone of Ball State University, and the plenary address will be given by Matthew Giancarlo of the University of Kentucky.