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Many of our current cultural practices are marked by a union of art and entertainment. Underlined by all-pervasive processes of globalization and digitalization, this union comes in all shapes and sizes, transforming culture so that it can no longer be comfortably classified as high or low, art or genre. Surprisingly, this ‘art of artertainment’ has not, as yet, attracted much scholarly interest. It is with the aim of overcoming this omission that we launch this call for papers.
As editors of a collection titled The Art of Artertainment: Nobrow, American Style, we warmly invite articles that focus on all aspects of American culture, such as literature, television, cinema, music, painting, material culture, photography, theater, and all other that are influenced by the crossovers of highbrow with lowbrow. Of special interest are historical and/or analytical approaches illuminated by colorful studies of cases where art and entertainment come together, written from the perspective of aesthetics, history, sociology, anthropology, art history, communications, digital culture, and the like.
Please send an abstract of minimum 400 words along with a biographical note to both editors, Peter Swirski, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and American Literature (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Iris Vidmar, Senior Researcher in the Analytic Philosophy of Art and Literature (email@example.com). To coin a slogan, we are looking for highbrow content and reader-friendly, lowbrow style. The deadline for the abstract submission is 1st September, 2017, but feel free to approach us any time.
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We, at The Law Blog (TLB), are pleased to announce our Online Internship Programme for law students and legal professionals across the globe. Introducing the platform, TLB is an online platform designed with the sole intention of spreading legal awareness amongst the netizens.
The internship will require legal writing, and therefore is recommended for law students only. However, students from other branches also may apply for the same and will be considered after following the due process.
NATURE OF THE INTERNSHIP
The interns are expected to submit at least one article (around 500-1000 words) per week, the deadline being Friday evening for each week. Anything relating to law will be acceptable, provided the intern have tried to explain the topic clearly in the article.
Further details will be provided to the applicants after they have been selected for the online internship programme.
Kindly note that this internship is unpaid.
While posting the article on the website, due credit will be given to the respective authors.
· An enriching experience:
We assure the interns a highly enriching experience while interning with us. Along with working for spreading legal awareness, we’ll also work together on improving your writing skills, in a cooperative setup.
· Critical appraisal:
The write-ups of the interns will be critically evaluated and the interns will be provided with positive appraisal as well as suggestions to further improve their writing skills.
· Certificate of Internship and LoR:
The interns, at the end of the internship, will be provided with an online certificate of internship as well as letter of recommendation to showcase their valuable experience.
HOW TO APPLY
So, if you have finally decided to apply for the TLB Online Internship Programme, kindly click on the link below, and fill up the Google form therein. Thereafter, we’ll contact you shortly. No such deadline. Applications are reviewed periodically.
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CFP ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
October 26-28, 2017
Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley
at the Oakland Marriott City Center
ASAP/9 invites proposals from scholars and artists addressing the contemporary arts in all their forms since the 1960s—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital. We are interested in work across disciplines and media that examine the formal, cultural, social, and political dimensions of the arts today.
/ What roles can we imagine for the arts in relation to forms of social action and political resistance now?
/ What conditions of risk and precarity inform contemporary artistic practice, reception, and community?
/ What sense of the world at various scales—global, local, national, and more—can we discover in the particular sites and wider networks that define the arts today?
/ What defines the environments and ecologies of the present, and how do we understand the duration and futurity of human action over time?
/ What flows of people, capital, and power shape the arts today, and how do experiences of migration and displacement register in national and transnational contexts?
/ What technologies, genres, platforms, or systems distinguish the contemporary arts, and what media archaeologies do we discover in the material histories of the present?
/ What performances of affect, attention, and fandom characterize the arts of the present, and how do different modes of distribution (serial, streaming, viral) address their audiences?
Proposals assessing the current place and past legacies of the Bay Area in the arts are especially welcome, as well as those considering comparative, hemispheric or transpacific figures, movements, and formations with Bay Area connections. The program committee is interested in sessions that explore the recent histories of activism, protest, innovation, and change that have long distinguished the communities of Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, California, and the Pacific Rim.
Participants are encouraged to think as broadly and imaginatively as possible about the intersections between and among the contemporary arts and their institutions, economies, policies, and traditions. Proposals may focus on individual artists, writers, designers, composers, or performers; they may consider artistic movements, collectives, and local scenes, including those online, or underground; they may discuss any theoretical, intellectual, or aesthetic formation that figures in the world of the arts as we know them now.
SESSION FORMATS: We welcome and encourage creative and alternative presentational styles, alongside traditional papers and panels. Seminars, workshops, panel debates, artist discussions, films, installations, visual displays, and PechaKucha sessions will all be considered.
Seminar leaders are asked to propose topics by the deadline and to submit the full roster of participants by April 22, 2017. Seminars normally meet for a single session, and papers are circulated among participants in advance of the conference.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2017
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION: http://www.asap9.org/
QUESTIONS AND HELP: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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