The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: Star Performance.
The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: FILM PUBLICS RECONSIDERED.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND SOUTH: Cultural Capital in Hard Times
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline Extended to July 15
EAPSU Online welcomes submissions for critical articles, pedagogical articles, fiction, or poetry to our peer-reviewed online journal. We are published by Shippensburg University, sponsored by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, at http://www.eapsu.org.
"Representations of the Body in African-American Literature"
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure)
From depictions of freedom and enslavement to portrayals of race relations and everyday life, African-American bodies, their capabilities and limitations, and their cultural representations play a strong role in African-American texts. This panel seeks to explore the way bodies are written into being in African-American literature and asks how they are extended and delimited to portray the presence or absence of power, unity, and cultural capital.
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Database and Information Space"
Friday 15 January 2010
Call for Papers
'Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation'
An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Friday 2nd October 2009
Nottingham Trent University, UK
Keynote address by Professor Nur Masalha,
Director of the Centre for Religion, History and Holy Land Studies, St Mary's, Surrey
As a site of complex and enduring conflict, Palestine – conceived as a cultural entity – poses many challenges to those who wish to engage in the task of its meaningful representation. Nevertheless, a desire to confront these challenges continues to flourish – among political thinkers, activists, scholars, creative practitioners, writers and critics both within and beyond the Palestinian territories.
The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.
Panels that include participation by comics industry professionals are especially encouraged. ICS will provide assistance with recruiting professionals for participation in WWU panels.
Whitman & The Beats
April 9-11 2010
St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY
The English and Communication Arts Departments at St. Francis College calls for papers that celebrate the influence of Walt Whitman on Beat writers including but not limited to Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.
Call For Papers for a
Special Issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART)
"Teaching Medieval Studies at Minority-serving Colleges and Universities"
Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2009
Proposals are invited for papers on Cult Adaptations for a symposium at the Centre for Adaptations, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester UK on Wednesday 25 November 2009. Papers will be welcome on any aspect of the cult / adaptation interface, including:
Screen adaptations of cult novels, comics, TV etc
Adaptations that become cult
Theorising cult, adaptation, audiences and cinephilia
Novelisations and other spin-offs from cult films, TV etc., including remakes and sequels
Proposals of 200 – 500 words for 20 minute papers should be emailed to Ian Hunter: email@example.com. The deadline for proposals is 1 September 2009.
The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the American-Kuwaiti movie "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Official site of the movie (Fr): http://www.amerrika-lefilm.com/
The review should particularly address the gender and postcolonial dimension of the movie. The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.
Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.
The session "Voices and Voicelessness" proposes to examine the uses of speech, both salvific and illicit or idle, in late medieval literature in light of recent scholarly interest in the plurality of ways in which speech was understood throughout the late medieval period -- as one of the five chief senses, a force for good and evil, a form of touching, an outward expression of an inner state.