CALL FOR PAPERS: Literature and Arts: Discussing the Boundaries.
Aiming at renewing a critical discussion around the theme, this issue receives essays that favour the dialogue between literature and the other arts and media and, in a broader perspective, the dialogue between writing and image, under contemporary theoretical approaches. We especially invite proposals that reflect on the following notions:
Organization: Márcia Arbex (UFMG/CNPq), Thaïs F. N. Diniz ((UFMG/CNPq), Jørgen Bruhn (Linnæus University, Suécia).
Dead line for submissions: 31st of May 2017For more information click here.
International Colloquium Word, Sound, Image VI lntermedia Conference:
The International Colloquium Word, Sound, Image aims to contribute to the consolidation of research in the field of lnterarts Studies and lntermediality, by means of the discussion of theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues in the area, featuring academic and artistic activities that reach a wide and diverse audienceVenue: Faculty of Letters of the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG, Brazil. May 09th–13th 2017
The colloquium will take place on the occasion of the 6th lntermedia Conference and expects to bring together scholars investigating the transdisciplinary nature of issues involving literature, music, visual arts, cinema, theater, architecture, and digital media, among others, aiming at a discussion of these new cultural phenomena of contemporaneity.
Considering the broad field of the area, we welcome proposals that include the following themes:
Paper proposals of professors, researchers, and postgraduate students will be accepted for evaluation by the organizing committee. The event is open to the academic community and requires registration. The target audience is composed of professors, researchers, students, and the general public. The event will be part of the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG. More information and way of proposal: www.letras.ufmg.br/intermidia2017
WALTER BERNHART (University of Graz, Austria) - is professor of English Literature at the University of Graz, Austria, founder of the university’s research and teaching institution "Centre for Intermediality Studies in Graz (CIMIG)", and president of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA). He is editor-in-chief of two book series, Word and Music Studies (WMS) and Studies in Intermediality (SIM). His main interests are intermediality studies, word and music studies, theory of lyric and rhythm studies, Elizabethan and twentieth century English poetry.
CLAUS CLÜVER (Indiana University, USA) - is an Indiana University Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature. He has also taught at New York University and in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and repeatedly in Portugal and Brazil. In 2003 he was appointed Honorary Doctor at Lund University, Sweden. Clüver’s publications include over thirty essays on intermediality and interarts studies, especially on concrete and visual poetry, intersemiotic transposition, ekphrasis, and representation in the arts. He is co-editor of several volumes dedicated to intermediality.
VÉRONIQUE PLESCH (Colby College, USA) - is Professor of Art History at Colby College and president of the International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS/AIERTI). She has published on subjects ranging from late Medieval and Renaissance iconography to Alpine art, from passion plays to early modern graffiti. She is the author of many books and co-author with Claus Clüver, Leo Hoek, Catriona MacLeod and Charlotte Achoell-Glass. She is at work on a book about graffiti on religious frescoes.
IRINA O. RAJEWSKY (Freie Universität Berlin) is Associate Professor of Italian and French Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin, associated with the Institute for Romance Languages and Literature and with the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies. Her main areas of research are inter- and transmediality, literary theory (in particular narratology, intertextuality, fictionality, meta-phenomena) and performativity. She is conducting a research project on Mediality – Transmediality – Narration: Perspectives of a Transgeneric and Transmedial Narratology (Film, Theatre, Literature). Her publications include several books and articles on intermediality.
Paper proposals of professors, researchers, and postgraduate students will be accepted for evaluation by the organizing committee.
Paper proposals should be sent to: email@example.com
Submission deadline: January 20, 2017 [extended until February]
starting in January 2017
The target audience is composed of professors, researchers, students, and the general public. The event is open to the academic community and requires registration.
Conference at the University of Bristol:
18th and 19th April 2017, University of Bristol, Victoria Rooms
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Deadline for submissions: Dec. 16, 2016
Special Session at MLA 2017:
Saturday January 7, 2017, from 1:45–3:00 p.m. in room 102B of the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Call for Proposals:
Session Organizer: Glenda Goodman (University of Pennsylvania)
Friday, 13 October 2017, 1:45–3:15 p.m.
12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA
This roundtable interrogates the relationship between material, inscribed forms and performances. Debates about the porous connection between what is heard and its many possible inscribed forms (here broadly conceived as any form of recording—score, transcription, phonograph, audio file, etc.) are foundational to both musicology and ethnomusicology. Recent discipline-blending work on materiality, performance studies, memory, science and technology studies (and other intersecting topics) suggest that there is more work to be done. This roundtable provides a forum for such work, situating it in a broader context of trans-disciplinary critical bibliography.
This roundtable invites scholars to bring their work on any topic pertaining to the relationship between audible and material forms. Possible guiding questions might include: What might the term "bibliography"—traditionally focused on the study of the bookish form of a musical score—come to mean for sonic "texts"? How well does a textual paradigm for thinking about music (or other recorded sounds) serve us? In particular, scholars interested in the history of transcription, the history of the book, and/or the history of recorded sound might find this forum productive. The time period, place, material format, and performance tradition is open; this openness is intended to appeal to those who are eager to bring their work into a conversation with scholars representing a diverse array of perspectives and fields.
We envision this roundtable as beginning with a few 10-minute position papers, which will be followed by a discussion led by the session organizers and a moderator. The discussion will include presenters and up to 50 additional participants from the conference. To be considered to deliver a position paper, please submit a proposal of no more than 500 words by 25 October 2016 here.
Bibliography among the Disciplines, a four-day international conference, will bring together scholarly professionals poised to address current problems pertaining to the study of textual artifacts that cross scholarly, pedagogical, professional, and curatorial domains. The conference will explore theories and methods common to the object-oriented disciplines, such as anthropology and archaeology, but new to bibliography. The program aims to promote focused cross-disciplinary exchange and future scholarly collaborations. Bibliography Among the Disciplines is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and organized by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School. For more information, please click here.
Call for Papers:
Conference at NYU Steinhardt, May 26th - 28th, 2017
The annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. This year we will have Academy Award®–winning sound designer, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay (Gravity, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) deliver the keynote address. We invite abstracts that focus on the role and function of sound design as well as all other topics. Abstracts or synopses of papers (250 words) should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than December 15th, 2016.
The program committee includes James Deaville of Carleton University (Editor of Music in Television: Channels of Listening), Eric Dienstfrey of University of Wisconsin-Madison ("The Myth of the Speakers: A Critical Reexamination of Dolby History" in Film History), and Vasco Hexel of Royal College of Music / Cambridge University (Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s The Dark Knight: A Film Score Guide), and coeditors of Music and the Moving Image, Gillian B. Anderson (Haexan; Pandora’s Box; Composing for the Cinema, Music for Silent Film 1892-1929: A Guide); and NYU faculty, Ron Sadoff (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation; Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood). The conference will run prior to the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker (May 30 – June 9, 2017).
For more information please visit the MaMI website or send a mail.
The Department of English and American Studies at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, invites submissions for an edited volume on Ethnic and Cultural Identities in Music and Song Lyrics, which we anticipate publishing at a university press. The book will be part of a series on the topic of the intersection of Words and Music; the first volume, entitled Words and Music (2013), and the second, Symphony and Song (2016), covered topics including metaphor in music, the relationship between sound and sense in song lyrics, the influence of language on melody in opera, issues in translating song lyrics, and the use of songs in language education. This volume will focus on cultural aspects of folk songs and popular and commercial music, including an analysis of cultural identity expressed through songs in expatriate communities.
We are preparing the publication of a collection of essays from a conference held in Maribor two years ago, and would like to solicit contributions from the community of scholars interested in Words and Music studies. If you or any of your colleagues or graduate students are interested, I would be grateful for submissions to our volume.
Deadline for submissions: Dec. 31, 2016