Lenny Bruce, Comedy & the Constitution at Brandeis

The American Studies Program and the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department at Brandeis University are pleased to announce a conference scheduled for October 27-28, 2016, to evaluate the legacy of comedian Lenny Bruce. His corrosive and transgressive satire as well as his boldness in pushing the envelope of the laws of … Continue reading Lenny Bruce, Comedy & the Constitution at Brandeis

Lenny Bruce Conference

The American Studies Program and the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department at Brandeis University are pleased to announce a conference scheduled for October 27-28, 2016, to evaluate the legacy of comedian Lenny Bruce. His corrosive and transgressive satire as well as his boldness in pushing the envelope of the laws of … Continue reading Lenny Bruce Conference

Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television

Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television Editors: Cristina Artenie (Universitas Press) and Ashley Szanter (Weber State University) Project Overview Starting from the premise that monsters/monstrosity allow for the (dis)placement of anxieties that contemporary social mores do not otherwise sanction in the public space, editors Artenie and Szanter seek original essays for an edited collection … Continue reading Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television

Rethinking Marilyn Monroe

Call for Panelists: Western Association of Women Historians, Denver, CO, May 12-14, 2016 Panel: “Rethinking Marilyn Monroe” This panel will reexamine Marilyn Monroe as a major historical and pop cultural figure. Papers should explore Monroe from new perspectives, challenging common assumptions and making us question what we think we know about this emblem of mid-century womanhood … Continue reading Rethinking Marilyn Monroe

Bob Dylan Was Right; The Times They are a’ Changing

As reported on Ars Technica, "This week, Norway's Ministry of Culture announced its plans to transition completely towards digital radio and turn off FM radio nationwide, according to an English report from Radio.no . The switch-off is scheduled to begin in January 2017, and it would make Norway the first country in the world to 'decide upon … Continue reading Bob Dylan Was Right; The Times They are a’ Changing

Film & History Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS Journeys Through 1950s and 1960s Television An area of multiple panels for the 2015 Film & History Conference , "Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns," November 5-8, 2015,  Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, Madison, WI (USA) DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2015.  Proposals for complete panels (three related presentations) are welcome.  All proposals must include an abstract … Continue reading Film & History Conference

CFP: Film, Media, and Music Conference (Long Beach Indie International Film Festival)

The Long Beach Indie International Film Festival is looking for scholars, filmmakers, archivists, musicians, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art, intellect, and energy to its 2015 Film, Media, and Music Conference. It welcomes  individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass … Continue reading CFP: Film, Media, and Music Conference (Long Beach Indie International Film Festival)

CFA: Digital America Issue no. 5 | Now Accepting Submissions

Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 5. It seeks critical essays, film, artwork, design, and process pieces that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and new global networks of power and influence are shaping American life. All submissions should … Continue reading CFA: Digital America Issue no. 5 | Now Accepting Submissions