The paper will discuss the progression of media in the last 20 years and how journalism has deteriorated and misssppropriated news. Digital journalism and recirculation of images has made post truth more vivid and information more disruptive and toxic. Simulacra as an active device in propaganda creating conflicts and misleading the general mass
Indian Disability Studies Collective (IDSC)
In association with
Centre for Disability Research and Training, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University
IDSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021 (ONLINE)
Disability: Resistance, Disruption and Transgression
The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture. This year's conference will be held April 13-16 in Seattle, WA.
This year the Vampire Community celebrates the centenary of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. We welcome papers, panel presentations, or creative pieces about this classic genre defining film. As well as this broad theme we also welcome papers, presentations, and panels that cover any of the following:
The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Black, Asian, Latino/a/x, African)
The Horror Vampire Byronic vs Hedonistic, or Horror vs Romantic
Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics
(Panel)Pedagogy & Professional / Cultural Studies and Media StudiesChair(s)
Sara Dallavalle (University of Chicago)
In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. On the contrary, lower advanced and intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in language classes?
Call for Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
Rape Culture in American Television
Edited by Ralph Beliveau and Lisa Funnell
This special issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that address how women in contemporary Spain challenge the political system and claim space in the public sphere. We are especially interested in work that questions traditional neoliberal narratives of the Transition period and beyond, as well as scholarship that engages contemporary discourse around national identity, cultural memory and/or political practices in Spain. We anticipate a truly interdisciplinary issue with a variety of articles from fields such as, but not limited to, literature, film, media studies, theatre and performance studies, cultural studies, visual arts, history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.
The University of North Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is issuing a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the life and work of the English writer Graham Greene (1904–1991).
University academics, independent researchers, and doctoral, post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate students are invited to submit papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
• Greene’s political and theological landscapes
• Greene’s depiction of women
• The short fiction
• The early novels
• The plays
• Greene’s travels on ‘the dangerous edge of things’
• Book and film reviews and other feature articles will also be considered.
In recent years there has been increased attention to conversations concerning consent, sexual violence, and rape. The stories of survivors have been an important tool for informing the public about these issues and providing healing. First-hand nonfiction accounts of sexual violence like A Woman in Berlin, Know My Name, and Willow Weep for Me have helped to destigmatize conversations about rape and sexual assault and problematized mainstream understandings of these concepts. Novels like The Handmaid’s Tale have also been able to question what sex and pleasure could look like within a rape culture.
This panel will explore the varying visual representation of transgender people in film and television. Peter Lehman’s Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body explains the visual shame of the male body and could also begin to understand the complexity of the transgender body. Lehman describes it as “men have managed to keep out of the glare, escaping from the relentlessness activity of sexual definitions” (6). Newer shows like Sense8 and films like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Fantastic Woman, and The Danish Girl allow for characters that have visually and complex personalities along with their visual body. They explore trans struggles in storylines that do not end with death.