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CFP: Out of the Past?: Post-socialist cinema around the world (6/1/15; 11/5-8/15)

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Out of the Past?: Post-socialist cinema around the world

An area of multiple panels for the 2015 Film & History Conference:

Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns

November 5-8, 2015

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

Madison, WI (USA)
 

DEADLINE for abstracts:  June 1, 2015

CFP: Wandering Jews: Immigration, Expulsion, Dead Ends, and Homecomings (6/1/15; 11/5-8/15)

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Wandering Jews: Immigration, Expulsion, Dead Ends, and Homecomings

An area of multiple panels for the 2015 Film & History Conference:

Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns

November 5-8, 2015

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

Madison, WI (USA)
 

DEADLINE for abstracts:  June 1, 2015

Re: Professor, No One is Reading You

Obviously part of what keeps academics from writing in places where their thoughts and research might actually get read is the professional standards some academics may feel constrained by. Getting a job, getting tenure, getting future research grants, are all pretty tied to peer reviewed publications. Getting read or having a widespread impact is not a professional criteria in the humanities or social sciences.

Re: Professor, No One is Reading You

Obviously part of what keeps academics from writing in places where their thoughts and research might actually get read is the professional standards some academics may feel constrained by. Getting a job, getting tenure, getting future research grants, are all pretty tied to peer reviewed publications. Getting read or having a widespread impact is not a professional criteria in the humanities or social sciences.

CFP: Strange New Worlds: New Frontiers in Cinema and Television Conference

The Cinema and Television History Research Centre presents:
STRANGE NEW WORLDS: NEW FRONTIERS IN CINEMA AND TELEVISION
CONFERENCE
18th June 2015

Issues of technology and film have long been considered fundamental bedfellows. Studies of technology’s impact both on the cinema – from the coming of sound and colour to the rise of digital media – and within its films have shaped much scholarly thinking. Indeed, representations of technology’s effects on modern and future life shine a light on our most elemental fears.

CFP: Exploitation Cinema Revisited (6/1/15; 11/5-8/15)

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Journeys of Inquiry: Exploitation Cinema Revisited

An area of multiple panels for the 2015 Film & History Conference:

Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns

November 5-8, 2015

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

Madison, WI (USA)
 

DEADLINE for abstracts:  June 1, 2015

AREA: Journeys of Inquiry: Exploitation Cinema Revisited

Professor, No One is Reading You

In this article from the Strait Times, authors Asit K. Biswas And Julian Kirchherr argue that academics should help shape public debate and policy. While Biswas and Kircherrs arguments center on the need for policy-making suggestions by academics, they do raise good questions as to the the utility and reach of the modern system of academic publishing.

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