Conferences | The Reel Thing: Los Angeles – Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

28 07 2011

The Reel Thing: Los Angeles – Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent.

The Reel Thing is dedicated to presenting the latest technologies in audiovisual restoration and preservation, bringing together a unique lineup of laboratory technicians and specialists.

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CFP: Gender Research Conference: Deadline: 2/11/11

25 01 2011

CSUF Gender Research Conference


Thursday, April 7, 2011

California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, California

The Women Studies Program at California State University Fullerton invites abstracts/proposals or papers, panels, workshops or poster presentation from scholars and students in all disciplines and interdisciplinary areas for a one-day conference on all themes and topics focusing on the study of women and gender.  This conference will create a lively forum for the exchange of ideas, including but not limited to: the meaning of difference, queer identities, media and technology, politics and social discourse, performance, literature and visual art.  We welcome submissions from presenters in all fields.

A 150-word abstract/proposal should be submitted by Friday, February 11 to Donna Nicol at Proposals must include the participant’s institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone and fax number and email address.  The abstract/proposal must indicate whether the presentation is an individual paper or complete panel presentation.  Student presenters must be sponsored by a faculty member and must attach a letter of recommendation (on university letterhead) outlining the merits of the work for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Accepted proposals will be notified by March 4, 2011.  For more information, contact Dr. Donna Nicol at 657-278-4260 or by email at

This event is sponsored by the CSUF Women Studies Program and

the Women Studies Student Association (WGSSA).

CFP: Undergraduate Film & Television Conference

3 12 2010

Call for Papers

Deadline for proposals: Midnight of Monday, January 31, 2011 via email

The Fifth Annual
Notre Dame Undergraduate Film & Television Conference*
at the University of Notre Dame
April 1-2, 2011

The Notre Dame Undergraduate Film & Television Conference offers undergraduate students the opportunity to present papers representing their best work in film and media studies. Students will deliver papers on any aspect of film and media history, criticism, or theory. Papers will be given in twent
y-minute slots (up to a 10-page doubled spaced paper presented at normal talking speed with a few visual aids).

Students who wish to participate in the conference must submit a completed
paper proposal form. The submission form can be found

A panel comprised of Notre Dame faculty from the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre will select the best 30 papers from among the proposals received.

All selected conference participants must agree to attend both days of the

Note: This is not an undergraduate film festival but an academic conference. Do not send student films. Student films may, of course, form part of a paper presentation but will not be screened outside the twenty-minute time allocation.

Deadline for proposals: Midnight of Monday, January 31, 2011 via email addressed to with “ND Undergrad Conf 2011” in the subject heading.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Aaron Magnan-Park

* Formerly the Midwest Undergraduate Film & Television Conference

CFP: 21st International Screen Studies Conference

28 10 2010

Call for Papers: 21st International Screen Studies Conference, 1-3 July 2011, University of Glasgow, Scotland

The 21st conference is organised by Screen journal and will be programmed by Screen editors Sarah Street and Tim Bergfelder.

We invite papers on any topic in screen studies, i.e. cinema, television and digital media. Submissions for pre-formed three-person panels will be considered but not prioritised.

Repositioning Screen History will be the subject of the plenaries and will form a strand running throughout the conference.

25 years after the ‘historical turn’ in film studies, we want to explore what new approaches and theoretical models for the study of screen history have been emerging over the past decades, and how changing environments and contexts have altered fields of study.

To this end we encourage submissions addressing the following questions and issues:

  • Rethinking the Canon (directors, genres, movements, institutions, periodisations)
  • New sources for new histories
  • Issues of preservation and restoration
  • Archival theories and practices
  • The impact of digital technologies
  • Decentring European Cinema and Television in the context of global media (cross-cultural influences, cooperation, distribution, reception, the impact of migration)
  • Film History, Pedagogy, and Disciplinary Identity

Please submit your proposal using the attached template to, marking the email subject box ‘Conference 2011’, to arrive no later than Friday 7 January 2011.

For updates, please visit

CFP: Representations of Love in Film and Television (deadline: 9/15/10)

3 06 2010

Representations of Love in Film and Television
2010 Film & History Conference
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Milwaukee, WI<>

FINAL DEADLINE!  September 15, 2010

Film & History has now entered its final CFP period! We invite those who have not already done so to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables for our upcoming conference, “Representations of Love in Film and Television,” to be held November 11-14, 2010, in Milwaukee, WI.  Please see the list of active topic areas, below, and watch for topical calls for papers soon!

We are also delighted to welcome director and film theorist Dr. Laura Mulvey, as the conference’s keynote speaker.  Dr. Mulvey, professor of film and media studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, is widely known for her influential essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” (1975), and is also the author of _Death 24x a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image_ (2006), and _Fetishism and Curiosity_ (1996), along with numerous articles.  Her films, co-written and co-directed with Peter Wollen, are recognized for their complex explorations of identity, symbolism, and the female experience.

Please consult our website (<>), or email Director of Communications, Cynthia Miller, at<>, for additional information.

Areas currently open for paper and panel submissions include:

*  The Bond Girls: Sex and the Secret Agent
*  America’s Love Affair with Movie Gangsters
*  Love and Violence: Action Heroes

* Chicks in Love: “Chick Lit” into “Chick Flicks”
* L’Amour Noir: Fear and Danger in Romance, 1920-1960
* Blaxploitation Films
* Lust in Space: Love and Sex in Science Fiction Film and Television
* Cowboy Love

* An American Bromance: Homosocial Love in Film and Television
* Love and the Family Man
* Women and Children First: Gender and Ethics
* Queer Love
* Sons of the Sheik: Global Perspectives on the Alpha Male in Love
* Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage

* Across the Tracks: Love and Class
* Affairs of Race
* Jewish-Gentile Romances
* Teacher, Teach Me Love: Teacher-Student Relationships
* Different Bodies

* Vampire Love
* Lovers on the Side: Tramps and Rogues
* Dangerous, Transgressive, and Unloved: The View from Way Outside
* The Dark Side of Love
* Love, Sex, and Violence

* Writers in Love/Writers on Love/Writing and Love
* Jane Austen
* Shakespeare In (and Out of) Love

* For the Love of the Fans: Fandom, Comics, and Film Adaptations
* Love and Sex in the Films and Graphic Novels of Alan Moore

* Cinephilia
* Love and Food
* Things of Love/the Love of Things
* Loving the Machine

* Agape: Faith, God, Mission
* Citizen Love: Flag Wavers, Flag Burners
* Love and Commitment in Fraternity/Sorority Films
* Love Thy Leader
* Pro Patria Mori: Patriotism in Film and Television
* Love, Romance, and Social Justice in Film

* All in the Family: The Bonds of Family Affection in Television
* Love in the Golden Age of Television
* Reality-TV Love
* Taking Care of Business: Office Romance in Television


* The Special FX of Love
* Jazz and Film: A Love Affair
* Listening to the Music of Love in Film and Television
* Performing Love/Loving Performance: Broadway Musical Motifs in Cinema and Television

* Love in the Ancient World
* Medieval Love and Sexuality
* Love in a Time of War

* Love and Death
* Love at the End of Life

* Sex and Love in Asian Contexts
* Hollywood’s (m)Other(ly) Love: (post)Freudian Approaches
* The Landscape of Love: Nature and the Environment in Film and Television
* The Intrusion of Love

CFP: FLOW Conference (deadline: 6/11/10)

30 05 2010

Call for Responses
FLOW Conference 2010
September 30-October 2, 2010
The University of Texas at Austin

Deadline for 150-word abstracts: June 11, 2010

Flow Conference 2010 is the 3rd biannual conference for, a
University of Texas at Austin graduate student-run, online academic
journal focusing on television and media culture.

Flow Conference 2010 will resemble traditional academic meetings in
name only: There will be no panels, no papers, and no plenary
sessions. Instead, the event will feature a series of roundtables,
each organized around a compelling question. Respondents are asked to
submit a 150-word abstract addressing one of the roundtable questions
as listed on our conference Web site:

Some roundtable topics include:

Global Television Flows
Virtual World Building
Postfeminist Media Culture
Race and Representation
Twitter and Celebrity
The State of the American Sitcom
TV and the Question of a “Mass Audience”
HBO & History
Comics Across Media
Serialization and Viewership
Media Policy and Scholarship
Online Publishing and Criticism
Song, Sound, and Remix

Visit the conference Web site for a complete list of roundtable
questions in full detail.

We especially encourage responses that address issues of race, class,
gender, sexuality, age, and ability, as well as international

Please e-mail with a 150-word abstract
and the title of the roundtable you are responding to in the subject
of the email by June 11, 2010. Please respond to only one roundtable
topic. Include your full name, e-mail address, and affiliation in your

We will inform participants of acceptance via e-mail by June 28, 2010.
Upon acceptance, respondents will be asked to expand their abstract to
a 600-800 word position paper, due by August 20, 2010.

In an effort to include a wide range of participants (i.e., scholars,
fans, critics, activists, policymakers, industry professionals, etc.),
we encourage wide distribution of this call.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at

CFP: Humanities Conference (deadline: 6/10/10)

27 05 2010


University of California, Los Angeles, USA (29 June – 2 July 2010)

Proposal deadline:  June 10, 2010

The Humanities Conference provides a space for dialogue and for the publication of new knowledge that builds on the past traditions of the humanities whilst setting a renewed agenda for their future.

This year’s conference will feature the following plenary speakers:

* Joyce Appleby, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

* Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

* Jodie Parys, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, USA

* David G. Stork, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

* Edward A. Tiryakian, Duke University, Durham, USA

* Tricia Wang, University of California, San Diego, USA

In addition to plenary presentations, the Humanities Conference includes parallel presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters submit their written papers for publication in the refereed ‘International Journal of the Humanities’. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available, which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in the journal.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on the conference YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 10 June 2010. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the conference website –

We also invite you to subscribe to our free, monthly email newsletter, and to our Facebook, RSS or Twitter feeds at

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Los Angeles in June.

Yours Sincerely,

Tom Nairn

Globalism Institute, RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia

For the Advisory Board, International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities and The International Journal of the Humanities