Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Medieval Studies on Screen at ICoM 2013

International Society for the Study of Medievalism
Annual Conference
October 17-19, 2013
St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin

Full program at http://www.medievalism.net/conferences/2013issmconference/2013issmprogram.pdf.

Friday, October 18

9:30-10:45
Session 2, Merlin and Mearcstapas
Moderator Mike Lovano, SNC
1. Tara Foster, Northern Michigan University
Merlin (2012): Un beau cadeau au public?”
2. Jon Sherman, Northern Michigan University
“Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Children’s Program The Boy Merlin
3. Vickie Holtz-Wodzak, Viterbo University
“Prowling the Margins: Hagrid the Mearcstapa and Other Creatures That Can Take Care of Themselves”

11:00-12:00
The Kathryn Haselblad-Pascal Plenary Lecture
Nickolas Haydock, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
“Medievalism and Anamorphosis: Curious Perspectives on the Middle Ages”


3:00-4:15
Session 6, The French and the Fabulous
Moderator John Pennington, SNC
Paper 3 (of 3): Tom Conner, St. Norbert College
“Filming Roland: Klaus Kinski’s Medievalism”


Saturday, October 19

9:30-10:45

Session 7, Misfits in the Margins
Moderator Elizabeth Cannon
1. Pamela Clements, Siena College
“A Matter of Stature: The Medieval Dwarf”
2. Lauryn Mayer, Washington and Jefferson College
“’Gladly Lerne’: The Problems and Profit of Male Mentorship for Women in Game of Thrones
3. Carol Robinson, Kent State University, Trumbull
“The Quest for a Deaf Lesbian Dwarf and/or Midget/Gnome: Neomedievalism and Video Game Character Development”


11:00-12:15

Session 9, The Dangerous North
Moderator Timothy Glenn, SNC
1. Stefan Hall, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
“Trolls Medieval to Modern”
2. Michael Nagy, South Dakota State University
“The Post-medieval Troll”
3. Juan Kuang Ortiz, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
“Horny Norsemen: Ragnar Lodbrok and the History Channel Vikings


3:30-5:00

Film Screening and Medievalism Gaming Workshop

CFP Fairy Tale Adaptations (5/15/14; PAMLA 10/31-11/2/14)

With apologies for cross-posting:

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

Once Upon a Time

Presiding Officer:
Elena Polyudova, Russian Institute for Art Education Studies

This session focuses on modern TV shows, movies, and books based on fairy tales and myths. On the one hand, these productions utilize well-known magical plots. On the other hand, they create new cultural and psychological patterns according to modern interpretations. The session offers the opportunity to analyze the phenomenon of modern experimentation from different perspectives: narrative changes in the plots; correlation between famous plots and modern contexts; psychological interpretations of the characters; modern visions of old stories expressed in costumes and scenery; linguistic analyses of scripts and texts.

Status:
Open (accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions
Once Upon a Time

Topic Type:
Special Session

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/once-upon-time#sthash.SJvk7944.dpuf

CFP Rethinking/Retheorizing Video Games (5/15/14; PAMLA 10/31-11/2/14)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

Rethinking/Retheorizing Video Games

Presiding Officer:
Daniel Ante-Contreras, "University of California, Riverside"

Video games are ripe for cultural, literary, and game studies, but the fraught relationship they have had with the academy and internal debates, like that between ludologists and narratologists, has hampered their potential. This panel invites papers that wish to take up these methodologies to analyze video games in general, specific games, or uses of virtual reality as a metaphor in popular culture in relation to textual, pedagogical and institutional potentialities. Papers that focus on issues of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, environment, disability, transhistorical concepts of gaming/virtual reality, etc. are welcomed and encouraged.

Status:
Open (accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions
Rethinking/Retheorizing Video Games

Topic Type:
Special Session

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/rethinkingretheorizing-video-games#sthash.KKiBKJ40.dpuf

CFP Television (5/15/14; PAMLA 10/31-11/2/14)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

Television Studies

Presiding Officer:
Russell McDermott, New York University

Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the study of Television. Papers that  relate to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," and explore the ghostly, ghastly, the uncommon and uncanny, the profound and the paranormal are especially welcome, but proposals on any topic related to television will be considered and appreciated.

Status:
Open (accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions
Television Studies

Topic Type:
Standing Session

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/television-studies#sthash.iJkGNpQQ.dpuf

More Film CFps for PAMLA (5/15/14; PAMLA 10/31-11/2/14)

Here's another batch of CFPs for PAMLA:

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

Film and Literature

Presiding Officer:
James R. Aubrey, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Status:
Open (accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions
Film and Literature

Topic Type:
Standing Session

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/film-and-literature#sthash.7dBrE7rh.dpuf


Film Studies

Presiding Officer:
Matthew Snyder, University of California, Riverside

Status:
Open (accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions
Film Studies

Topic Type:
Standing Session

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/film-studies#sthash.CI1bEhR1.dpuf


German Cinema

Presiding Officer:
Imke Meyer, University of Illinois, Chicago

This session welcomes papers on cinema produced in the German-speaking world. Papers may focus on individual films, on cinema and culture, on cinema aesthetics, and any other topic germane to German cinema studies.

Status:
Open (accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions
German Cinema

Topic Type:
Special Session

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/german-cinema#sthash.stAtPgUO.dpuf


Italian Cinema

Presiding Officer:
Federico Pacchioni, Chapman University

Status:
Open (accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions
Italian Cinema

Topic Type:
Standing Session

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/italian-cinema#sthash.9NyKqMPX.dpuf


Women and Film

Presiding Officer:
Joi Carr, Pepperdine University

This session will explore film as a feminist text featuring critical readings on representation of women in film, issues of race, class, gender, the gaze, the female as a spectator, and female auteurs.

Status:
Open (accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions
Women and Film

Topic Type:
Special Session

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/women-and-film#sthash.YvdDSVRX.dpuf


CFP Disney and Its Worlds (5/15/14; PAMLA 10/31-11/2/14)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

Disney and Its Worlds

Presiding Officer:
Jeremiah Axelrod, Occidental College

From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, spatial or historical analysis, Feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged.

Status:
Open (accepting submissions)
Associated Sessions
Disney and Its Worlds
Topic Type:
Special Session

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/disney-and-its-worlds#sthash.Tdyh5HKb.dpuf

Adapting Literature to Film (5/15/14; PAMLA 10/31-11/2/14)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

Adaptation: Literature to Film

Presiding Officer:
Yolanda Doub, California State University, Fresno
Adaptation Studies is a growing field of research that addresses a significant subset of the intersection of film and literature, in which, as Maureen Quinn puts it, literature and film are studied as "two interdependent partial texts that become a new whole." This session invites papers that explore the many facets of literature adapted to film.

Status:
Open (accepting submissions)
Associated Sessions
Adaptation: Literature to Film
Topic Type:
Special Session

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/adaptation-literature-film#sthash.ctLeSPeD.dpuf

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sesame Street Meets Middle-earth

Here's a cute mash-up that first aired last December:



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kelly on Beowuf at ICFA 2012

International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts 2012

141. (FTV) Monstrous Masculinity Cypress
Chair: Andrea Hairston
Smith College

Paper 2 of 3: Testosterone Overdose: Grendel as Monstrous Masculinity in Beowulf Films
A. Keith Kelly
George Gwinnett College

Friday, April 18, 2014

Medieval Studies on Screen at NeMLA 2014

NORTHEAST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
3-6 APRIL 2014

Saturday Morning Sessions

12.02 ‘All the world’s a stage’: Shakespeare around the Globe (Roundtable)
Chair: John Cameron, Saint Mary’s University

Paper 4 of 5: “Lost (and Found) in Translation: Kozintsev’s Hamlet and King Lear”
Joshua Cohen, Massachusetts College of Art and Design


Saturday Afternoon Sessions (Convention 2014)

13.20 Divine Adaptations: New Perspectives on Dante’s Influence in Popular Culture
Chair: Carmelo Galati, Temple University

Paper 2 of 4: “Digitalizing The Divine Comedy: Dante and the Digital Humanities”
Diane Biunno, Villanova University
Paper 3 of 4: “The Middle Ages in the Depths of Hell: Pedagogical Possibility in Dante’s ‘Inferno’ Video Game”
Angela Jane Weisl, Seton Hall University
Kevin J. Stevens, Fordham University
Paper 4 of 4: “Dante the Vampire Slayer: The Divine Comedy in American Televisual Culture”
Carmelo Galati, Temple University

15.07 Monstrous Maternity II: Monsters as Mothers
Chair: Alexandra Lykissas, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Paper 4 of 4: “‘You’re a beast!’: The ‘Good Mother’ as Monster in Disney/Pixar’s Brave”
Jeanna Kadlec, Brandeis University

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