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CFP - Mediascape: UCLA's Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (topic: adaptation)

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 7:49pm
Mediascape (Columns section)

Mediascape, Columns section

The conglomeration of the media industries has seen adaptation as a means of maximizing synergy. More precisely, these companies have found value in delivering content across platforms and adapting narratives between media. Beyond this corporate practice, though, adaptation is a defining feature of both "old" and "new" media. The aim of this issue is to explore the various methods by which adaptation informs our media landscape.

Columns welcomes submissions of approximately 800-3,500 words (Chicago format). Topics may include but are not limited to:

Call for Submissions/Comics Storytelling for Young Adults: A Critical Anthology May 1, 2014

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 7:23pm
Gwen Athene Tarbox and Michelle Ann Abate

Call for Papers

Comics Storytelling for Young People: A Critical Anthology

Edited by Gwen Athene Tarbox and Michelle Ann Abate

For over a century, comics as a mode of storytelling has embodied a literary and artistic mainstay for young people. Evidenced in everything from newspaper cartoons to dime-store comic books, comics has a long and rich history in both North American youth culture and its extant forms of print media. Then, in the closing decades of the twentieth century, the rise of contemporary graphic novels and webcomics gave this tradition new artistic outlets, as well as added public visibility.

[UPDATE] Scientific (R)evolutions- Deadline extended to Dec 16th

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 1:32pm
Sponsored by Natura: A Working Group in History of Science and Epistemology

An interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held at Rutgers University, Friday, February 28th, 2014.
Keynote speaker John Tresch, UPenn department of History and Sociology of Science

Submissions due Monday, Dec 16th, 2013

ASL Graduate Conference "Death and Dying in American Culture"

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 3:42am
American Studies Leipzig

In recent years, popular TV series such as CSI, Bones, Dexter, and Game of Thrones have exposed viewers to high numbers of dead bodies per episode, yet in the news media, it remains largely taboo to depict the death and dying of Americans. From fallen soldiers to shooting victims, news media reduce the dead to symbolic representations in order to avoid dealing with the finality and omnipresence of death. However, in current scholarly discourse, books such as Drop Dead Gorgeous: Representations of Corpses in American TV Shows (2011) by Tina Weber, and Death, American Style: A Cultural History of Dying in America (2013) by Lawrence R. Samuel investigate death and dying from a sociological and cultural perspective.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panels at ALA 2014; May 22-25, 2014

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 6:14pm
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 22-25, 2013.

Session 1: Paul Laurence Dunbar's The Fanatics (1901)

1st Global Conference Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 2:27pm

Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement

Tuesday 29th July ¬ Thursday 31st July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations:

This inaugural conference aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person accounts of human rights abuses, violence and war, and life under conditions of social oppression. It is a genre that continues to thrive and evolve in the twenty-first century and one that encompasses a diversity of expression or representation from oral to written as well as nonfictional to fictional.

EXTENDED: Word Hoard Issue III Call for Papers: "Pop/Corn"

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 12:28pm
Word Hoard

NOTE: The due date for submissions has been extended to 15 December 2013.

At Word Hoard, we like our popcorn just as much as anyone else: tasty, lightweight, and covered with something that might once have been butter, there's no better way to watch a movie than with a bag of popcorn at your side. And yet an unwelcome fact intrudes upon this idyllic scene: airborne diacetyl, the chemical used to manufacture popcorn's artificial butter flavouring, can also cause bronchiolitis obliterans, a condition more lethal than tuberculosis that occurs most frequently in the lungs of microwave popcorn factory workers.

As Above, So Below: A Colloquium on Drone Culture (24th May, 2014)

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 11:16am
The University of Lincoln

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: A Colloquium on Drone Culture

24th May, 2014

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Derek Gregory (Author of The Colonial Present, Geographical Imaginations, and The Everywhere War), and Benjamin Noys (Author of The Culture of Death, The Persistence of the Negative, and Malign Velocities)


[UPDATE] British Society for Literature and Science Conference 2014: Final Call for Papers

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 4:02am
University of Surrey

The ninth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on 10-12 April 2014. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Jim Al-Khalili (University of Surrey), Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto), and Professor Mary Orr (University of Southampton). The conference will finish with an opportunity to visit Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April.