This is a call for papers that offers analysis of Black sexuality studies in Africa and the African diaspora. Essays may address any time period or geographical region. Those that focus on any form of art by Black artists, including film, literature, song, drama/theater, and visual art are particularly welcome. Studies of historical figures are also encouraged. Some topics to consider: How have Black people’s depictions of sexuality changed over time? How have Black people used forms of art to respond to the colonial or dominant “gaze”?
INSIDERS/OUTSIDERS: Refugees from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Film and Telev
The Cold War, with its bald confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, has been widely depicted in film. Starting even before the conflict actually began with Ernst Lubitsch’s portrayals of communism in Ninotschka (1939), and ranging from Stanley Kubrick’s openly “Cold War” Dr. Strangelove (1963) to Fred Schepisi’s The Russia House (1990), Hollywood’s obsession with the Cold War, the Soviets/Russians, communism, and the political and ideological differences between the U.S. and Russia were pronounced.
Call for Abstracts for Proposed Panel at Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2019
Proposed Panel: Women Filmmakers Around the Globe
Of late, there is a decided increase in the attention toward women’s contributions to culture and media, both in the popular press and academic literature. Numerous writers have documented historical achievements, contemporary struggles, everyday lived experiences, and cultural and societal triumphs of women’s experiences, particularly in screen media.
The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in Washington, DC from April 17-20, 2019. We are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:
● The vampire on television (i.e. The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Strain)
"Mapping Spaces, Sounding Places: Geographies of Sound in Audiovisual Media" is the XIV. Symposium zur Filmmusikforschung of the Kieler Gesellschaft für Filmmusikforschung, in collaboration with the Dipartimento di Musicologia e Beni Culturali, Cremona (Università di Pavia).
Conference date and venue will be 19–22 March 2019 at the Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage (University of Pavia) in Cremona, Italy.
Mediascape, UCLA’s graduate journal for Cinema and Media Studies, seeks submissions for the Meta-Section of its upcoming issue on digital and new media.