During the course of a crime film, punishment is a major motif that drives the film's narrative. The anticipated conclusion to a crime film, for instance, typically depicts the criminal receiving punishment of his or her misdeeds; this conclusion's prevailing message implies a resolution to the genre's powerful commentary on cultural values related to work and morality by reassuring that social order is restored. However, the instances when the criminal evades punishment or when race, class and/or gender strongly motivate the punishment given call this expected feature's moral compass into question.
Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory
This call for proposals invites interdisciplinary approaches toward the development of an edited collection on contagion theory. The goal of this project is to build upon nascent foundational texts, such as Priscilla Wald's 2001 _Contagious_ and Laura Otis's 1999 _Membranes_, and hone this formative work in light of recent technological and socio-cultural developments.
These landmark texts elucidated the social construction of germ theory and the discourse surrounding epidemics in a globalized world. Endemic seeks to explore the further productive potential of theorizing contagion in an era where cancerous lesions and cardiac failure provoke more fear than cholera.
CFP for Panel - Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, March 25-29, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2015 Panel CFP (Montreal, Canada): Documenting the Different Body
Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture
Orlando turns 20
Edmonton, Canada 7-9 May 2015
46th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
30 April - 3 May 2015
I am looking for papers for the Tarot and Other Methods of Divination area at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in New Orleans April 1-4, 2015. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to,
a) any aspect of the traditional or innovative uses of Tarot, astrology, cartomancy, I Ching, numerology, runes, tarot, tasseomancy, etc., such as counseling, fortune-telling, and gaming, etc.
b) the history and analysis of any of these practices, including relevant individuals, organizations, objects, texts, etc.
c) the history and analysis of representations of any of these practices in comics, drama, film, graphic novels, literature, television, etc.
In our interconnected age, everyone can be a published writer. Not only do blogs and discussion boards make it possible for any writer with a smartphone to reach a global audience, but the Internet also puts aspiring writers into immediate contact with publishers, editors, and webmasters in search of content. This situation has significant implications for composition studies. With the Internet at the tip of everyone's fingers, a world of publication opportunities is only a click away.
WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism
Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond
The figure of the hero underwent a renascence in meaning, visibility, and cultural cachet in the twenty-first century, with the success of the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and World War Z franchises; the Batman, James Bond, and Marvel Cinematic Universe tent-poles; and the 24, Arrow, and Games of Thrones television series. Moreover, the hero took on new significance in other countries' cultural productions, as with the film series Krrish in India, Zebraman in Japan, and Valley of the Wolves in Turkey.
Manuscript Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Roundtable
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Submission deadline: November 1, 2014
Submit proposals to: http://conference2015.southwestpca.org
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence: "Humour in Shakespeare's Arcadia: Gender, Genre, and Wordplay in Early Modern Comedy", Florence, 23rd April 2015
Theorizing Violence in Latin American Cinema
From the well know Horatian statement 'Ut pictura poesis' until the most recent interdisciplinary works with videogames, World Wide Letters has always testified the link between literature and painting, music, sculpture, architecture, cinema or dance. This fertile alliance is shown by the essence of the different approaches: from the description of a piece of art to the application of filmic, musical and other artistic techniques into literature. Luso-Hispanic poets, novelists and playwrights seem to demonstrate a special interest in ekphrasis and interdisciplinarity and throughout the History of Literature one can see a reflection of society in the relationship that authors establish(ed) among arts in their works.