Friday, April 18, 2014

Shakespeare on Screen at Literature/Film Association Conference

2013 Conference
Literature/Film Association
“Big Screens, Small Screens:
Size Matters (In Adaptation)”

The Oread Hotel
at the University of Kansas
October 10-­12, 2013
Lawrence, Kansas

Saturday, 12 October
3:30-4:30
Panel 13: A Screen, By Any Other Name: Adapting Shakespeare – Gathering Room II
Adapting and Recontextualizing Shakespeare
Chair: Marton Marko, University of Montana

Marked Men: Gangs, Gangsters, and Armies in Recontextualized Shakespeare
Richard Vela, University of North Carolina, Pembroke

Smaller, Cheaper, Faster, Better: Analyzing Rupert Goold’s Small Screen Adaptation of Macbeth
Andrew Darr, University of Missouri, Columbia

Robin Hood Papers from Fall 2013

The Game of Robin Hood
9th Biennial Conference
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ROBIN HOOD STUDIES
October 31– November 2, 2013
Saint Louis University
http://robinhood.slu.edu/index.html

Thursday, 31 October
1:15 - 2:45 PM SESSION 1: SCREEN GAMES 1
Il Monastero
Chair: Valerie Johnson, Georgia Institute of Technology

What a wicked game to play: The Robin/Guy/Marian Triangle in the 2006 BBC Robin Hood.
Leah Larson, Our Lady of the Lake University

Playing the Bold Robin Hood: The Early Ballads in Season One of the BBC Robin Hood.
Kelhi DePace, Auburn University at Montgomery

Mummers and Jousters: Gentrification in Robin of Sherwood.
Laura Blunk, Cuyahoga Community College

3:00 - 4:30 PM SESSION 2: SCREEN GAMES 2
Il Monastero
Chair: Colin Pajda, Saint Louis University

The Evolution of Maid Marian in Film.
Haley Cole, Auburn University at Montgomery

Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood and a Game of Variants.
Joanna Szwed-Sliwowska, University of Warsaw

Through the Virtual Greenwood: A Discussion of Robin Hood in Videogames.
Thomas Rowland, Saint Louis University


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Middle Ages in Film and Video Games Session Update

The following session occurred about a week ago. Conference details and complete program at http://www.cmrs.ucla.edu/medieval_academy/.

MEDIEVAL ACADEMY OF AMERICA
89th Annual Meeting
and
MEDIEVAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PACIFIC
Annual Meeting
10 – 12 April 2014, at UCLA

Session 44. Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Film and Video Games
Malibu Room, Carnesale Commons
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Organizer: Anita Obermeier, University of New Mexico
Chair: Heather Maring, Arizona State University

“A Dangerous Concoction of Believability and Ahistoricity: Mid-Century Medievalist Historiophoty of the Mongol and Angevin Empires”
Felice Lifshitz, University of Alberta

“Blue Eyes, Red Menace: Americanizing the Medieval World in Twentieth-Century Fox’s The Black Rose (1950)”
Peter W. Lee, Drew University

“Getting (Re)Medieval: Immersion in Remastered Medieval Worlds”
Michael P. Sarabia, University of Iowa

CFP Game of Thrones Panel (5/15/14; PAMLA 10/31-11/2/14)

UPDATE - panel on "Game of Thrones," DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 15
full name / name of organization:
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
contact email:
ahowe@lasierra.edu
PANEL ON "GAME OF THRONES"
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
10/31 - 11/2, 2014
abstracts due May 15

This panel, accepted for the annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA), accepts proposals for papers from any perspective or theoretical focus on George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series or its HBO television adaptation "Game of Thrones," or any other aspect of this fictional world (Dunk & Egg, etc).

Submission Deadline: May 15 (extended). Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website: www.pamla.org/2014

For questions about the session, please contact Andrew Howe at ahowe@lasierra.edu

PAMLA's 2014 conference will be held Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2, at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California. More information is available at the PAMLA website, www.pamla.org/2014


By web submission at 04/05/2014 - 10:38

CFP Television Area Midwest Popular Culture Association (4/30/14; Indianapolis 10/3-5/14)

Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA, Conference October 3-5 2014
full name / name of organization:
Cory Barker, Television Area Chair
contact email:
barkerc@indiana.edu
CALL FOR PAPERS ON TELEVISION

Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference

Oct. 3-5, 2014

JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 860-5800.

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2014 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

*The impact of online distribution and streaming and the rise of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon as producers of original programming
*The intersections between television and social media, from hashtags to live-tweeting
*The representations of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and class and economics
*The increasing discourse surrounding the showrunner as an auteur figure
*The “return” of miniseries and event series programming
*The role of remakes, reboots, spin-offs, adaptations, and franchises
*The trends in less “quality” genres and formats: talk shows, soap operas, morning TV

Please submit a paper abstract of 250 words or a panel proposal including short abstracts and titles of each prospective paper to the “Television” area on the MPCA/ACA Submission website (submissions.mpcaaca.org). We strongly encourage pre-constituted panel submissions. Please know that you will need to register to the website in order to submit a proposal. Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area.

Include name, affiliation, address, and e-mail address of each author/participant. You must specify any AV and any special scheduling needs with your proposal. MPCA/ACA can provide an LCD projector for presentations.

If you have any questions about submissions to the Television area, please contact area chair Cory Barker at barkerc@indiana.edu.

Further information about the conference and the Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association is available at: http://www.mpcaaca.org

Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants: http://mpcaaca.org/about/grants.html

cfp categories:
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
graduate_conferences
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
religion
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond

By web submission at 03/10/2014 - 21:53

CFP Adaptation and Early Modern Culture: Shakespeare and Beyond (9/15/14 journal issue)

Special Issue of Shakespeare: Adaptation and Early Modern Culture: Shakespeare and Beyond. Deadline 15 September 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare (BSA)
contact email: 
Adaptation and early modern culture have provided a particularly fruitful area of study in recent years. Yet very often such studies have tended to focus primarily on Shakespeare and on film. The purpose of this special issue of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, is not only to add to this focus, but to expand it. The title of the issue has been chosen to allow a wide field of exploration for contributors, including as it does both adaptation in early modern culture, and adaptation of early modern culture in later periods.

Therefore, although we welcome articles on Shakespearean film adaptations, we also actively seek essays that go beyond such a focus to consider a wider range of adaptation practices and concerns. We look for essays that consider how we might think about adaptation practices in the early modern period, as well as essays that examine adaptations of non-Shakespearean texts. We invite contributors to consider the productive tension that early modern texts arouse in later adaptations, a tension often inspired by the differences between early modern and modern conventions of gender, race, class, and religion.

Articles of up to 6000 words are sought and, in accordance with the journal’s policy, all contributions will be peer-reviewed with at least two anonymous readers prior to being accepted. Shakespeare uses the MLA style as defined in the latest edition of the MLA Handbook. For more details, please see the “Instructions for Authors” section in www.tandf.co.uk/journals/shakespeare. This issue will be published in the first quarter of 2015, but if the issue is proofread and copy-ready earlier it may be published online earlier, due to the journal’s “Online First” policy. Please email completed articles and/or any queries to the guest editor, Jennifer Clement, by 15 September 2014.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
film_and_television
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
renaissance
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian

CFP Adaptation Area Midwest Popular Culture (4/30/14; Indianapolis 10/3-5/14)

ADAPTATION 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference


full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
Call for Papers:
ADAPTATION
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

I am seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN, Oct 3-5, 2014. Abstracts with varied approaches to Adaptation Studies will be considered. These may include research on film or television adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, stage performances, etc. Please upload your abstract to http://submissions.mpcaaca.org under the ‘Adaptations’ area by April 30, 2014

More information about the conference can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org/
Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants: http://mpcaaca.org/conference/travel-grants/.


Any questions? Please email Amanda Roberts at aroberts3@niu.edu,
Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with the 250 word abstract. Also, please indicate in your submission whether your presentation will require an LCD Projector.
cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond

CFP Discussing Disney Conference (4/30/14; UK 9/3-4/14)

This sounds exciting. Wish I could go.

'Discussing Disney', 3-4 September 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hull
contact email: 
Film Studies at the University of Hull is proud to announce that it is hosting a conference exploring the world of Disney studies. Papers on any areas of Disney are welcome for consideration, to include (but not limited to) discussions of Disney studio history, animation, live-action films, television, theme parks, merchandizing, and/or popular cultural representations of all things Disney.
Abstracts of 300 words, along with personal details, should be sent to Amy M. Davis (a.davis@hull.ac.uk) by 30 April 2014.
Keynote speakers include Dr Chris Pallant, author of Demystifying Disney (2011).

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
twentieth_century_and_beyond

Friday, April 11, 2014

Now on Video--Thor: The Dark World

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World is now available on home video. The film is good (better than 2011's Thor), though viewers need to aware that it ties in intimately to events in the expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe and may be a bit confusing if you've missed The Avengers and don't stick around for any of the future films in the franchise.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Advance Notice

The following advertisement appeared in the package of the recent Jungle Book Platinum Edition. The re-release is of course timed to tie-in with the live-action spin-off Maleficent due out this May.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Syfy August 2013

Continuing with the backlog, here are the listings from Syfy from last August:

Missed data for Sunday, 4 August.

THURS., 1 AUG

03:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Dark Relic


SAT., 3 AUG
09:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Rise Of The Gargoyles
11:00 AM
Sinbad, Season 1: Pilot
12:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Queen Of The Water-thieves
01:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: House Of Games
02:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Old Man Of The Sea
03:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Hunted
04:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: The Siren
05:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Homecoming
06:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Kuji
07:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Eye Of The Tiger
08:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: For Whom The Egg Shatters
09:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Fiend Or Friend?
10:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Land Of The Dead


TUESDAY, 6 AUG
02:00 AM
Sinbad, Season 1: Fiend Or Friend?
03:00 AM
Sinbad, Season 1: Land Of The Dead


SUN., 11 AUG
01:30 PM
Movie: Outlander


MON., 12 AUG
09:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Black Forest

08:00 PM
Movie: Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade


TUES., 13 AUG
08:00 AM
Face Off: Make It Reign


WEDNES., 14 AUG
02:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Almighty Thor


THURS., 15 AUG
05:00 PM
Movie: Chronicles Of Narnia, The: Prince Caspian

11:00 PM
Movie: Chronicles Of Narnia, The: Prince Caspian


FRI., 16 AUG
01:00 PM
Syfy Original Movie: Sinbad And The Minotaur


SAT., 17 AUG
11:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Rock Monster


SAT., 24 AUG
11:30 AM
Movie: In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale


SUN., 25 AUG
05:00 PM
Movie: Underworld: Evolution
07:00 PM
Movie: Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans


MON., 26 AUG
02:30 PM
Movie: Underworld: Evolution
04:30 PM
Movie: Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans


WEDNES., 28 AUG
01:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Beauty And The Beasts: A Dark Tale


SAT., 31 AUG
09:00 AM
Movie: Dracula 2000

Syfy July 2013

Four more to go. Here are the listings from Syfy for last July:

TUES., 2 JULY
2:00 AM
Sinbad: Old Man of the Sea

09:00 AM
Face Off: Make It Reign


SAT., 6 JULY
04:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Pilot
05:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Queen Of The Water-thieves
06:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: House Of Games
07:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Old Man Of The Sea
09:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Hunted


SUN., 7 JULY
01:00 AM
Movie: Dragonquest
03:00 AM
Movie: Merlin And The War Of The Dragons

09:00 AM
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

04:00 PM
Outlander


THURS., 11 JULY
01:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Witchville


SAT., 13 JULY
05:00 PM
Movie: Chronicles Of Narnia, The: Prince Caspian

08:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Hunted
09:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: The Siren
 
11:00 PM
Movie: Chronicles Of Narnia, The: Prince Caspian


SUN., 14 JULY
02:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Sinbad And The Minotaur
04:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Jabberwock

09:30 AM
Movie: Almighty Thor (2011)


MON., 15 JULY
03:30 AM
Movie: Grendel (2005)


TUES., 16 JULY
02:00 AM
Sinbad, Season 1: The Siren

03:00 PM
Destination Truth: Vampire Monsters/island Of The Damned


SAT., 20 JULY
08:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: The Siren
09:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Homecoming


SUN., 21 JULY
10:00 PM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy vs. Dracula (2000)


TUES., 23 JULY
02:00 AM
Sinbad, Season 1: Homecoming


FRI., 26 JULY
09:30 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Almighty Thor


SUN., 28 JULY
03:00 PM
Syfy Original Movie: Thor: Hammer Of The Gods

07:00 PM
Movie: Underworld: Evolution
09:00 PM
Movie: Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans


MON., 29 JULY
01:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Thor: Hammer Of The Gods

03:00 PM
Movie: Underworld: Evolution
05:00 PM
Movie: Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans


TUES., 30 JULY
10:00 PM
Face Off: Make It Reign
11:00 PM
Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files: Glowing Gargoyle/phantom Feline


Syfy June 2013

More Syfy backlog. Here are the listings for last June:

SAT., 8 JUNE

09:00 AM
Dragon Dynasty

01:00 PM
Fire & Ice

05:00 PM
Age of Dragons

09:00 PM
Sinbad (series premiere)


SUN., 9 JUNE
01:00 AM
Riverworld

03:00 AM
Riverworld-Part 2

11:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie : Wyvern


FRI., 14 JUNE
02:00 PM
Syfy Original Movie: Almighty Thor
04:00 PM
Syfy Original Movie : Thor: Hammer Of The Gods


SAT., 15 JUNE
08:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Pilot
09:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Queen Of The Water-thieves


SUN., 16 JUNE
09:00 AM
Sinbad, Season 1: Queen Of The Water-thieves

08:00 PM
Movie: Chronicles Of Narnia, The: Prince Caspian


MON., 17 JUNE
08:30 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Beyond Sherwood Forest
10:30 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Black Forest

05:00 PM
Movie: Chronicles Of Narnia, The: Prince Caspian


TUES., 18 JUNE
02:00 AM
Sinbad, Season 1: Queen Of The Water-thieves


SAT., 22 JUNE
08:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Queen Of The Water-thieves
09:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: House Of Games


SUN., 23 JUNE
07:00 PM
Movie: Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans


MON., 24 JUNE
04:00 PM
Movie: Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans


SAT., 29 JUNE
01:00 PM
Syfy Original Movie: Witchslayer Gretl

08:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: House Of Games
09:00 PM
Sinbad, Season 1: Old Man Of The Sea


Chiller July 2013

Here is the final listing from Chiller featuring material from last July:

MON., 1 JULY
7:00 AM
The Outer Limits: The Shroud


WEDNES., 10 JULY
03:00 AM
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead
A slacker takes a job directing a weird spinoff of "Hamlet" starring a vampire. [Actually, a Grail film.]


MON., 29 JULY
07:00 AM
The Outer Limits: The Tipping Point

Monday, January 20, 2014

Syfy January 2014

Well, I still haven't finished all of 2013, but here are the relevant listings (a week early, no less) from Syfy for January 2014.


THURS., 2 JAN
11:30 PM
Syfy Original Movie: Witchslayer Gretl

FRI., 3 JAN
03:30 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Witchville

10:00 PM
Movie: X-men 2: X-men United


SAT., 4 JAN
03:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Almighty Thor


SUN., 5 JAN
08:30 PM
Movie: Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
11:00 PM
Syfy Original Movie: Dungeons & Dragons: The Book Of Vile Darkness


MON., 6 JAN
01:00 AM
Movie: Age Of The Dragons
03:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Gryphon

06:00 PM
Movie: Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader


WEDNES.,8 JAN
09:00 PM
Movie: Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade


THURS., 9 JAN
08:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Immortal Voyage Of Captain Drake, The
10:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Sinbad And The Minotaur

02:00 PM
Syfy Original Movie: Aladdin And The Death Lamp

06:00 PM
Movie: Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
09:00 PM
Movie: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull


FRI., 10 JAN
04:00 AM
Syfy Original Movie: Aladdin And The Death Lamp

05:00 PM
Movie: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull


SUN., 19 JAN
11:00 AM
Movie: Dracula 2000

09:00 PM
Movie: Underworld: Evolution


MON., 20 JAN
03:00 AM
Movie: Wes Craven Presents: Dracula II: Ascension

06:00 PM
Movie: Underworld: Evolution


SAT., 25 JAN
04:00 PM
Movie: Outlander

11:00 PM
Movie: Outlander


SUN., 26 JAN
02:30 PM
Movie: League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The


MON., 27 JAN
11:00 AM
Movie: League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The
01:30 PM
Movie: Stargate: The Ark Of Truth


TUES., 28 JAN
09:00 PM
Face Off: Dragon's Breath [premiere]

11:00 PM
Face Off: Dragon's Breath


THURS., 30 JAN
03:00 PM
Movie: In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
05:30 PM
Movie: Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader


FRI., 31 JAN
08:00 AM
Movie: In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

01:00 PM
Movie: Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader