Since Bram Stoker's seminal vampire novel, Dracula, published in 1897, the figure of the vampire has been a persistent presence in Western popular culture. Though largely the remit of adult audiences since the 1970s, the vampire has become increasingly present in narratives (books/films/television) for younger children. In fact, in the 21st century, one might even venture to say it is a staple of the genre.
Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become the central tenet of American life. Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists. This panel will investigate symptoms of, and responses to, this ideological shift in the areas of literature and film. In particular, how are we to reconcile the utopian promises of neoliberal rhetoric from its dystopian outcomes?
August 31-September 4, 2016
Long Beach Convention Center/Long Beach Renaissance Hotel
The Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival is looking for scholars, filmmakers, archivists, musicians, directors, bloggers, and journalists to bring their intellect, art, and energy to our 2016 Film, Media, and Music Conference.
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Dokumentarische Filme bilden für die Geschichts-, Kultur-/Medien- und Sozialwissenschaften eine wichtige, bislang weitgehend unerschlossene Quelle der Erkenntnisgewinnung. Ein Blick in heutige Medienkulturen zeigt, dass gesellschaftliche Kommunikation in Film, Fernsehen oder Internet von dokumentarischen Formen und Formaten maßgeblich mitbestimmt wird. Dokumentarische Filme prägen in hohem Maße unsere öffentlichen Geschichts- und Gesellschaftsbilder.
We welcome proposals on any aspect of Whedon’s television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr.
Posthuman Aesthetics, Aarhus University, presents:
Grand Narratives, Posthumanism, and Aesthetics
Conference, March 22-24, 2017, Aarhus, Denmark
CFP: Robin Williams: Essays on the Man and the Movies (contracted collection) (4/17/2016)
With his untimely passing in 2014, Robin Williams left behind a huge body of film work, from comedies to dramas, to satire, to animation and voice-over work.
Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the filmic work and artistry of Robin Williams. All films and theoretical approaches welcome.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to (Listed films are merely suggestions):
CFP: Mediating the Real
An international conference hosted by the ‘Performance of the Real Research Theme’ at the University of Otago
August 31st – September 2nd 2016
Keynote speakers: Misha Kavka (The University of Auckland); Allen Meek (Massey University) & Agon Hamza (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)