27.11.2014

CfP: Das Wunderbare

Interdisziplinären Konferenz "'Das Wunderbare'. Dimensionen eines Phänomens in Kunst und Kultur"
Saarbrücken, Universität des Saarlandes, Neuere Deutsche Literaturwissenschaft/Medienwissenschaft, 23. - 25.07.2015 
Deadline: Jan 11, 2015
Konzept/Kontakt: PD Dr. Uwe Durst u. J.-Prof. Dr. habil. Stefanie Kreuzer

Ausführlicher Call und nähere Informationen unter: www.stefaniekreuzer.de/07_aktuelles_Wunderbares.html

In der westlichen Kultur tritt das Wunderbare unter zahlreichen Begriffen in Erscheinung, beispielsweise als das Übernatürliche, Magische, Mythische, Irrationale, Phantastische, Okkulte oder Paranormale. Im Rahmen der geplanten Konferenz sollen Erscheinungsformen, Konzeptionen und Funktionsaspekte des Wunderbaren interdisziplinär untersucht und miteinander kontrastiert werden. Es ist zu fragen: In welchem Verhältnis steht das Wunderbare zu den Künsten und zur Kultur, zu Geistes- und Naturwissenschaften? Ausgehend von diesen Leitfragen wird heuristisch differenziert zwischen (a) speziellen ästhetischen Erscheinungsformen des Wunderbaren in den Künsten (Literatur, Theater, Film, bildende Kunst etc.) und (b) Aspekten des Wunderbaren in anderen Bereichen der Kultur (Sprache, Religion, Geschichte, Politik, Soziologie, Psychologie, Medizin etc.).

CfP: Locating Fantastika

Locating Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, Lancaster University


Following the success of Visualising Fantastika in 2014, Lancaster University invites all academics with an interest in the field to participate in this interdisciplinary conference. “Fantastika”, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The theme for 2015, “Locating Fantastika,” explores all areas of space, setting, and locations, either in the fictional world of fantastika or in fantastical networks with the real world.

07.11.2014

Neuerscheinung: Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung 5/2/14

in eigener Sache:

Die neue Ausgabe der Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung (ZMK, 5/2/14), herausgegeben von Lorenz Engell und Bernhard Siegert, ist soeben erschienen. Neben anderen wunderbaren Texten findet sich in der Rubrik "Archiv" ein zum ersten Mal ins Deutsche übersetzter Artikel von Georges Méliès zu seinem Zaubertheater, das er zwischen 1888 und 1914 in Paris betrieb. Der Text erschien 1928 unter dem Titel "Le Théâtre Robert-Houdin (1845-1925)" in vier Teilen in der französischen Zauberzeitschrift Passez muscade. Journal des prestidigitateurs (amateurs et professionnels), in der ich ihn während meiner Recherchen in der Bibliothèque nationale de France gesichtet habe. Für die ZMK hat ihn Antonia von Schöning übersetzt, ich habe einen Kommentar dazu beigesteuert, der sich mit Méliès als Zauberkünstler und Zaubertheaterdirektor befasst.
Die ZMK kann beim Felix Meiner Verlag erworben werden.

03.11.2014

CfP: Journal of Dracula Studies

The Journal of Dracula Studies invites manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following:
  • Bram Stoker
  • the novel Dracula
  • the historical Dracula
  • the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
Submissions must be received no later than May 1, 2015, in order to be considered for the 2015 issue.
Send electronic submissions to journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu
Contact: Dr. Curt Herr or Dr. Anne DeLong

02.11.2014

CfP: Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century

‘Neither moral philosophy nor poetry condescends
to the monstrous or the abnormal,’
Thomas De Quincey, 1848.

Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Durham University, in association with Newcastle University and Northumbria University, supported by British Society for Literature and Science

CfP: Performing the Accidental Archive

Performing the Accidental Archive, the fourth annual York University Theatre and Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium, invites submissions for papers, installations, performances, manifestos, and workshops.

In recent years, much theatre and performance studies work has been devoted to investigating, critiquing, and expanding upon the embodiments, objects, places, and practices that comprise the archive. Performing the Accidental Archive is a call to further these discussions by imaginatively exploring the places, practices, objects, and events that are archival despite themselves and that point towards the unintended and incidental remains of our everyday lives and actions. The Oxford English Dictionary defines accidental as “not essential to the existence of a thing,” and as something relating to or occurring “by chance, unintentionally, or unexpectedly [...] or produced by accident.” “Accidental Archives” then refers to the non-essential, the contingent, the secondary, the subsidiary places, objects, and actions that are unintentionally archived, or that remain in different, transformed, and stubborn, immutable ways.

Please visit our website http://yutps.ca/ for a list of possible areas of inquiry.

Please respond to this call by submitting your 200-250 word abstract and a 100-word bio to yutpsgsa@gmail.com on or before January 10, 2015.

Given the nature of the topic, we strongly encourage submissions that step outside of paper-presentation norms in order to explore concepts of alternative archival practices in both content and form. Standard papers will still be accepted. Please clearly indicate whether you are proposing a paper presentation, performance, manifesto, or workshop, and make sure to include your technical requirements (within reason).


via Univ. of Pennsylvania, Department of English

CfP: The European Conference on Media, Communication and Film 2015

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global university partners, is proud to announce the European Conference on Media, Communication and Film (EuroMedia2015), to be held from July 13 to July 16, 2015, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton in the United Kingdom.
http://euromedia.iafor.org

The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2015