We invite proposals pertaining to boundary-pushing film and media offerings, from any historical era, for presentation in a special series of panels at the Alternative Visions in Media Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 8-9, 2013.
Call for Papers : Media Watch January 2014
Inevitable Social Media and Technological Determinism in a Wired World
The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the War & American Literature Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about contemporary conflicts and their influence on literature and Americans' sense of identity.
PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
PRESENTS ITS SECOND BI-ANNUAL
AFRICA AND THE GLOBAL ATLANTIC WORLD CONFERENCE
"Revisiting Black History, Identities, Sexualities, and Popular Culture"
APRIL 11-12, 2014
OSCAR RITCHIE HALL
Characters in recent and current narrative forms (film, TV, fiction) represent possible disorders/syndromes/gifted traits ranging from Autism to Asperger's Syndrome. Debate exists about which disorder, if any, some characters display; the meaning and significance of such a disorder for the story line in which it appears; the relevance of the disorder in problem solution and identification of truth; and the significance of the number and recurrence of affected characters to contemporary culture. This panel is particularly interested in Asperger's Syndrome in all aspects as they impact media studies and interpretation. Papers on particular authors, characters, films, television programs, and graphic novels are especially welcome.
A two-day conference hosted by the Department of Art and Art History at York University in Toronto from 1-2 November 2013.
2nd Global Conference
Innocents(ce) Abroad: Cinematic Depictions of the Ongoing Ramifications of American Foreign Policy
Sunday 10th November 2013 – Tuesday 12th November 2013
Call for Presentations
Corporeal Consciousness: Embodiment as Means to Enlightenment
Contemporary cognitive theory recognizes the importance of the body to cognitive development, consciousness, and creativity, challenging the dualism that permeates Western thought. Medieval narratives that promote rejection of the body in favor of intellectual and spiritual cultivation, however, cannot be easily dismissed or simplified. Despite the scorn received, the body is essential to enlightenment as demonstrated by such key figures as Ælfred, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Chaucer's myriad characters, and Thomas Hoccleve—to name a few.
Friday, November 8th, 2013.
Call For Papers Deadline: August 10th, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Professor Xudong Zhang, Professor of East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, New York University.
ON THE EVE OF WAR
V International CECC Conference on Culture and Conflict
December 5-6, 2013
EXTENDED DEADLINE: July 7th
The V CECC International Conference on Culture and Conflict "On the Eve of War" aims to examine periods that anticipate wars and conflicts from various perspectives. Before the current world crisis, which threatens a future of peace; at the dawn of the new millennium, born in the shadow of a new type of war, the war on terror; and keeping in mind the proximity of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, it is urgent to investigate (i) if there are any anticipated or predicted wars; (ii) how they are emplotted; and (iii) (re)configured.
How does Shakespeare's cultural capital influence the discourses of girlhood? The study of girls and girlhood has gained prominence in the past 20 years, marked by the rise of Girls' Studies and the proliferation of interdisciplinary publications devoted to girlhood. In the United States, the 1994 publication of psychologist Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia was a flashpoint in the legitimization of girlhood studies, linking one of Shakespeare's tragic girl characters to the definition of Western female adolescence as a period of crisis. Since then, the name "Ophelia" has become powerfully associated with organizations who aim to "save" girls from bullying, eating disorders, and mental health issues (among other threats).
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
This panel seeks papers that explore the Pennsylvania German folk-healing practice known as pow wow, or braucherei, and/or its dark double, hexerei, or black magic. Papers may focus on written texts and/or oral histories of pow wow practices as well as on related PA German cultural artifacts, including hex signs and himmelsbriefs. Papers that examine the cultural exchange of folk-healing practices among Germans, Gypsies, and Native Americans are particularly welcome. Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Anne DeLong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: JULY 22, 2013
28th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures University of West Georgia, College of Arts and Humanities Carrollton, Georgia
October 31-November 2, 2013
On introducing the new companion Clara in March 2013, Steven Moffat, Doctor Who's Executive Producer stated that:
"Doctor Who is always more the story of the companion. It's her [sic] take on the Doctor, her [sic] adventure that she [sic] goes on with the Doctor that's the story we tell."
Agree or disagree with this view, it is clear that the companion has become an integral part of the series Doctor Who. Rarely has the Doctor travelled without a companion since the show began in 1963.