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Spiorad na Samhna https://vimeo.com/101398600 Film traces origins of Ireland's biggest Halloween Carnival in Derry back to troubled years of 1980s. It also traces origins of Halloween itself to the Celtic festival of Samhain. Dr. Jenny Butler from the Folklore Department of University College, Cork narrates this. Film uses footage from spectacular 2013 Inferno show, produced by LUXe, based in Donegal.
Kathleen Gilles Seidel Travel Grant for Scholars of Popular Romance
We’re pleased to announce a one-time travel grant for scholars of Popular Romance, funded by a generous donation from American romance novelist Kathleen Gilles Seidel and administered by the Romance Area.
This grant is intended to foster the future of scholarship on romance in genre fiction, film, TV, and other forms of popular culture by funding travel costs for younger scholars attending the 2014 PCA/ACA national conference in Chicago from 16-19 April 2014.
Grantees will receive funds to support travel to the conference: $300 for travel within the United States, $600 for international travel. The funds will be disbursed by check or cash at the conference.
Deadline for application: 31 December 2013
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Media Literacy Research Symposium
March 21, 2014 8:00AM-6:00PM
Dolan Business School, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Conference Keynote: Douglas Rushkoff
Media Literacy Research:
We are a growing field with a need for developing and increasing the research within it. With this conference, we hope shorten the present gap by filling it with works from current scholars, new researchers, graduate students, educators and others who have a vested interest in opening this field and moving it forward from all over the world.
Here are the anticipated strands of focus:
Who Should Submit: Scholars, Researchers, and Educators at all stages of their careers are welcome to submit!!
Accepting the Following Formats: Sessions, Panels, Roundtables, Posters.
Send Submissions to: email@example.com (indicate the strand, format, and include a short abstract).
For More Information: http://medialiteracyresearchsymposium.wordpress.com/
Registration Costs: $75.00 for academics/researchers/educators and $35.00 for students.
Publishing: All papers will be considered for future publication. Details presented at conference.
Submit your proposal today!
Due to the overwhelming response, with our database working overtime to handle the flood of submissions, the SWPACA executive team has extended the submission period to November 15, 2013. This will give those who have not decided to attend this year’s conference a chance to submit a paper/panel proposal!
The Southwest PCA/ACA is currently accepting paper, panel, round table, and special topic presentations for its 35th annual conference. Our conference theme, Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow, encapsulates the organization’s beginnings as a regional organization and highlights the changes underway today and tomorrow for this international conference – with our new website, new organizational logo, and new E-Journal project
Come join us in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 19-22, 2014 for this exciting event.
We Will Be There, Will You?
To join us, visit our website: http://southwestpca.org/conference
Abstracts due: October 15th to Gilpin_vicky@hotmail.com
Vampires and humor can be an interesting topic because the author can break down his or her analysis based on a variety of parameters. What is so special about vampires and humor? What does humor try to accomplish in vampire works, or what do vampires accomplish in comedic ones? How does humor negate, transcend, or influence vampiric symbolism and/or the many tropes of vampire works (literature in particular)? Why are so many YA, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance works centered around vampires funny or attempting to be so? Why are vampires in modern literature, film, commercials, television shows, comic strips, graphic novels, songs, and internet videos funny/humorous/comedic? What is the relationship between vampires and humor in modern entertainment?
This selection of essays from McFarland will include previously unpublished essays exploring humor in vampire works, such as movies, literature, commercials, or music. Many avenues exist for perusal of vampires and humor, such as what makes vampire comedy/humor a flop or a success, how does humor in vampire works conform to or revolutionize specific theories of humor, intentional versus unintentional humor, as well as the possible goals of humor within particular subgenres of vampire works. A focus on 20th/21st century works is preferred, though older works may be referenced to provide context, and essays emphasizing older works will still be considered. A purpose of the book is to provide a broad representation of humor in a variety of vampire works through multiple methods of analysis.
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