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Saturday, July 13, 2013

CFP: 4th Derrida Today Conference


Call for Papers:
The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us.
The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics and contemporary issues, such as: philosophy, phenomenology and other theoretical/philosophical thinkers, literature, psychoanalysis, architecture and design, law, film and visual studies, haptic technologies, photography, art, music, dance, embodiment, feminism, race and whiteness studies, disability studies, politics, ethics, sociology, cultural studies, queer theory, sexuality, education, science (physics, biology, medicine, chemistry), IT and multimedia, technology, etc. We also accept papers that engage in the spirit of deconstructive thought (if not on Derrida or deconstruction itself).
The conference is based on the journal Derrida Today (Chief Editors: Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield. The journal is published by Edinburgh University Press, ISSN: 1754-8500). EUP Journal Website: http://www.euppublishing.com/journal/drt

Information about past Conferences and the Journal can be found at the Derrida Today conference archive

Due dates for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: 1st October 2013 (notification of acceptance of abstracts will be at the end of Oct 2013).

Individual Abstracts & Panel Proposals should be sent as an attachment to derridatodayconference@gmail.com


Conference  Venue: Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, New York City, USA.

Date: 4pm 28th May - 6pm 31st May, 2014.
Keynotes: Karen Barad (University of California at Santa Cruz, USA), Elizabeth Grosz (Duke University, USA), Martin Hägglund (Yale University, USA), Michael Naas (De Paul University, USA).
Conference Directors and Organisers: Samir Haddad (Fordham University, NY) and Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University, Sydney).

Call for Papers – Restaging the Song: Adapting Broadway for the Silver Screen

Restaging the Song: Adapting Broadway for the Silver Screen

The University of Sheffield, 14-16 May 2014
The release of Cameron Mackintosh’s screen production of Les Misérables into cinemas in December 2012 reopened an age-old debate: how do you adapt Broadway musicals for the big screen? The urge to capitalise on the commercial triumph of material that was written for the stage has often brought uncomfortable results, with no clear strategy for success. Sometimes, a new team of writers is brought in to write a different score under the same title, as with On the Town (1949), many of whose Bernstein songs were replaced. Similarly, The Band Wagon (1953) features its Broadway star (Fred Astaire), title and a few songs, but is otherwise quite distinct from its source as a revue. For the screen version of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970), Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane reconceived their script and score around a specific new performer, Barbra Streisand, making numerous changes to their Broadway show along the way. Other films are much more faithful to their Broadway counterparts, such as My Fair Lady (1964) and West Side Story (1961), but sometimes this approach is criticised as failing to acknowledge the change of medium, with “stagey” results.
Changes of text, star, technology and audience can unsettle the apparent stability of a Broadway hit and this conference aims to deal head on with this discomfort/instability. Film scholars, musicologists, practitioners, historians and sociologists are equally encouraged to participate in this truly interdisciplinary conference. The keynote speech will be given by Professor Geoffrey Block (author of “Enchanted Evenings”), and the conference respondent will be Professor Stephen Banfield (author of “Sondheim’s Broadway Musicals”).
Innovative presentation formats are strongly favoured. In particular, we would like to encourage panels in which scholars and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds will have the opportunity to discuss ideas including (but not limited to) the following:
-          The impact of changing star performers between stage and screen
-          Problems of condensing or retaining material for the screen
-          Ideas of authenticity and faithfulness in reproducing stage shows on the screen
-          Archival evidence illustrating the adaptation process
-          Analytical comparisons of parts of the stage and screen versions of a musical
-          Sociological discussions regarding changes of audience resulting in screen adaptation (e.g. from New York to a global audience)
Proposals for twenty-minute papers, panels or other presentation formats should be submitted electronically by Tuesday 10 September 2013, 11:59 p.m. Students wishing to present developmental work are warmly encouraged to apply to speak for 5-10 minutes if they prefer.
Abstracts should be around 250 words and may be accompanied by a CV. Please send files in .doc or .pdf formats.
Send all proposals to restagingthesong@gmail.com
It is expected that some of the presenters will be invited to develop their papers into chapters for a subsequent book publication.
For queries, please contact conference convenor Dominic McHugh at d.mchugh@sheffield.ac.uk
The Restaging the Song conference is part of The University of Sheffield’s Stagestruck! Broadway Meets Hollywood Festival, 14-18 May 2014. It includes screenings of seven film adaptations of Broadway musicals to complement the conference, including Roberta (14 May), Funny Girl (1968, 15 May), Show Boat (1936, 16 May), The Band Wagon (1953, 17 May), Les Miserables (2012, 17 May), On the Town (1949, 18 May) and Dreamgirls (2006, 18 May). Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker, and there will be an exhibition of posters and memorabilia in the Workstation, adjacent to the conference room. Book launches and other events will be announced in due course.
Stagestruck! is sponsored by the University of Sheffield’s Arts Enterprise programme (http://www.shef.ac.uk/artsenterprise/index) and “Restaging the Song”  is presented in association with the Sheffield Centre for Research in Film (http://researchinfilm.group.shef.ac.uk).
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2013 Annual Conference on Education Innovation

Call for Papers 


2013 Annual Conference on Education Innovation
21-23 November, 2013

The Annual Conference on Education Innovation  (ACEI 2013) will be held in OKINAWA,  Japan during November 21-23,ACEI 2013 is a dynamic, three-day convergence of industry leaders, visionaries, entrepreneurs, investors, and activists who are truly and deeply passionate about education

ACEI 2013 is to provide a platform for researchers,academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Networking and Digital Society.This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

All the submitted papers in these proceedings have been peer reviewed by at least two reviewers drawn from the chairs of committees depending on the subject matter of the paper. Reviewing and initial selection were undertaken electronically. A joint committee meeting was held to resolve the final paper selection and a draft programme for the conference.

Key DatesAbstract Submission Deadline      August 31, 2013Abstract Acceptance Notification       September 15, 2013Pre-registration Deadline                  October 05, 2013ACEI Conference Date                      November 21-23, 2013 
Main Topics:
The conference theme includes, but not limited to, the following topics: 
Academic Advising and Counseling
Art Education
Adult Education
APD/Listening
Acoustics in Education Environment
Business Education
Counselor Education Curriculum, Research and Development
Competitive Skills Continuing Education Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Educational Administration Educational Foundations Educational Psychology Educational Technology Education Policy and Leadership
Elementary Education
E-Learning
E-Manufacturing
ESL/TESL
E-Society
Geographical Education Geographic information Systems
Health Education
Higher Education
History
Home Education
Human Computer Interaction
Human Resource Development
Indigenous Education
ICT Education
Internet technologies Imaginative Education Kinesiology and Leisure Science
K12
Language Education
Mathematics Education Mobile Applications
Multi-Virtual Environment
Music Education 
Pedagogy
Physical Education (PE)Reading Education
Writing Education
Religion and Education Studies
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
Rural Education
Science Education
Secondary Education
Second life Educators
Social Studies Education
Special Education
Student Affairs
Teacher Education
Technology in Education
Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
Ubiquitous Computing
Virtual Reality
Wireless applications
Other Areas of Education 

General Information on Presentation
Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions will run on November 21st and 22nd. Sessions are usually 90 minutes in length, and normally include six or seven presenters. Presentations and EquipmentAll meeting rooms are equipped with a screen, an LCD projector, and a laptop computer installed with PowerPoint software.  You will be able to insert your USB flash drive into the computer.  We recommend that you bring two copies of your presentation in case if one fails.  You may also link your own laptop computer to the projector cable, however if you use your own Mac please ensure you have the requisite connector. A Polite Request to All Participants
Participants are obliged to arrive on time for all sessions, whether to their own, or to those of other presenters.  Presenters should pay special attention to the time slots that are subject to be divided equally among all oral presentations in one session to ensure that each presenter has equal right to presentation.  The session chair is responsible for taking care of the fair division of presentation time.
Poster Sessions & Poster Requirements1. Materials Provided by the Conference Organizer:
    • X Racks & Base Fabric Canvases (60cm×160cm)
    • Adhesive Tapes or Clamps
2. Materials Prepared by the Presenters:
    • Home-made Poster(s)
3. Requirement for the Posters:
    • Material: not limited, can be posted on the canvases
    • Size: smaller than 60cm*160cm



Contact us:
Email: acei@acei-conf.org
2013 International Symposium on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Education
  
(ISLLLE 2013)
7-9 November, 2013
www.isllle.org

To provide an access among many to rich ideas on educational excellence, ISLLLE starts holding conference in November at Osaka, Japan. ISLLLE Conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators with interests in language, linguistics, literature, and education at all levels from around the world. The theme of the International Symposium on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Education is designed to attract the research communities to promote connections between theory and practice and explore different perspectives on the application of research findings into practice.

We are kindly welcoming scholars coming from the international and local regions as well as professors, scholars and prospective teachers to Osaka, Japan. The overarching theme of this annual conference reflects important trends and issues on language, linguistics, literature, and education. With inclusive support and recognition from both its attendees, this conference will take effort in keeping its quality and hence making contribution to the field of language and education.
Important Date:

Conference Dates:
November 7-9, 2013
Abstract Submission Deadline 
August 20, 2013
Abstract Acceptance Notification
September 10, 2013
Registration Deadline
September 30, 2013


Submission format

Please follow the formatting rules provided by the conference, and provide the information of the corresponding author such as name, department, affiliation, city, and country.
For full papers, the content should include titles, abstracts, keywords in English, methodologies, results and references. All submitted papers/abstracts should be saved in the form of Microsoft Word files (*.doc), not in pdf files.ISLLLE_paper format.doc
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Language
Literature
Language acquisition and learning
Language Education
Intercultural Education
Language Program Evaluation
Innovation in language teaching and learnings
Language Teacher Education (collaborations and practices)
Language Teaching Methodology
Language Curriculum Development
Language Testing and Assessment
Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
The role of language and communication in human cognition
Translation
Poetry and Prose (fictional and non-fictional)
Contemporary Literature
Comparative Literature
Media (television, drama, film and others)
Classic
Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Literature and Other Arts
Literature and History
  
Linguistics
Education
Applied Linguistics
Theoretical Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Comparative Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Contrastive Linguistics
Interlinguistics
Psycholinguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Text Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics
Dialectology
Etymology
Forensic Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Lexicology
Linguistic statistics
Linguistic typology
Morphology
Neurolinguistics
Orthography, Pragmatics, Rhetoric, Stylistics and Semantics
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Comparative Education
Early Childhood Education
Education Policy and Administration/Leadership
Education Science
Educational Communications and Technology
Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Educational research
E-learning
Elementary Education
Family Education
Graduate and Postgraduate School of Curriculum Instruction
Higher Education
Human Resource Development
Imaginative Education
Information and Communications Technology in Education
Information and Computer Education
Language and Creative Writing
Language Education
Language Education
Mathematics Education
Music Education
Physical Education
Preschool Education
Psychological Studies in Education
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rural Education
Social Studies Education
Special Education
Teacher Training
Vocational Education
Writing Education




Friday, July 12, 2013

CFP:Woman in the Cultural Mosaic: Dimensions of Live-space and Active Citizenship

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Multidisciplinary Conference

The Chair of Social Pedagogy and Andragogy at The Institute of Educational Sciences of Pedagogical University of Cracow has the great pleasure to invite you for the conference
which will be heldon 14-15 November 2013 in Cracow, Poland.

The theme of the conference is


Woman in the Cultural Mosaic:Dimensions of Live-space and Active Citizenship

Scientific Committee:

Finland, prof. Vanessa Andreotti
(University of Oulu)
Greece, prof. Pella Calogiannakis
(University of Crete)
Iraq, dr. Farhang M. Muhamad (College of Basic Education, Kurdystan)
Japan, prof. Shunji Tanabe (Kanazawa University)
Poland, prof. Katarzyna Dormus (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny)
Poland, prof. Elżbieta Dubas (Uniwersytet Łódzki)
Poland, prof. Agnieszka Gromkowska-Melosik (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu)
Poland, prof. Małgorzata Halicka (Uniwersytet w Białymstoku)
Poland, prof. Barbara Kędzierska (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny)
Poland, dr Beata Kowalska
(Uniwersytet Jagielloński)
Poland, prof. Ewa Skibińska
(Uniwersytet Warszawski)
Poland, prof. Krystyna Slany
(Uniwersytet Jagielloński)
Poland, prof. Zofia Szarota
(Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny)
Portugal, prof. Susana Gonçalves (Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra)
Portugal, prof. Eduardo V. Rodrigues (Universidade do Porto)
Spain, prof. Fernando Barragán Medero (Universidad de La Laguna)
Ukraine, prof. Nadieżda Łucan (Uniwersytet Przykarpacki)
USA, prof. William Gaudelli
(Columbia University)
European Scientific Institute,
President Jovan Shopovski
The main idea of the conference is to create a platform for multidisciplinary discussion of the contemporary role of women in various dimensions of social life, taking into account diversity of cultures, religions, legal and socio-economic opportunities in different areas of the world.

Analysis of manifestations, determinants and barriers of women’s activity is a subject that should have its place in the scientific discourse, especially in terms of the European Year of Active Citizenship. As this multidimensional phenomenon should be approached from an interdisciplinary perspective, we would like to invite researchers and practitioners dealing with contemporary role of women and issues such as respect for others, freedom, equality, solidarity and human rights.

The conference encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives. To emphasize multicultural dimension of the conference the guests speakers from different countries are being invited. Therefore, we hope that our project will also become a platform for an exchange of experience and practice. Aside the scientific significance of the conference, we hope that our analysis and discussions will also result in the process of integration of women’s dimensions and will be reflected in the programs of social policies. All accepted papers will be published in printed bilingual conference books/proceedings in English and Polish.
Yours sincerely,


President of the Scientific and Organization Committee
Prof. Zofia Szarota Ph.D


Registration form (in English) is available here: pdf / word
Please send abstracts (max. 300 words) to: kobieta2013@up.krakow.pl before 20th of July 2013
The deadline of submission has been extended until 20th September 2013
Conference fee
Conference fee: 350 PLN
Price includes: book proceedings, conference materials, mineral water, coffee, tea and refreshment during breaks, lunches and gala dinner.
This fee does not cover the accommodation.
Payment
There are two possibilities of payment:
  1. National guests: You can make payment of conference fee and accommodation
    by bank transfer to:
PEKAO S.A. 71 1240 4722 1111 0000 4852 4687 DK-136
with the note: conference “Kobiety”, participant’s name and surname
  1. Foreign guests: You can pay on the spot before the conference starts
Accommodation
For those who are interested, we can provide accommodation at the hotels:
Krakowiak http://www.up.krakow.pl/ach/hotel/index2.php3?lang=en_hotel
or
Za Kolumnami http://www.up.krakow.pl/ach/ds/index2.php3?lang=en_ds

More on Pedagogical University of Cracow
http://www.wsp.krakow.pl/eng/
Pedagogical University of Cracow, named after the National Education Commission, (originally named the National Higher College of Teacher Training and is 1952 the Higher College of Teacher Training) is the oldest pedagogical university in Poland.
The University was founded 67 years ago, in 1946.
In country-wide rankings of colleges it is on the top of the rating among pedagogical colleges.
Presently the Pedagogical University has more than 20 000 students studying in 6 faculties,
20 fields of studies and 40 specialities.
Among highly qualified teaching and academic staff there are 800 academic teachers
including 190 independent scholars.
Organization Committee:
The President of the Committee:
prof. Zofia Szarota

The secretaries of the conference:
Jolanta Maćkowicz, Ph.D.,
Ewa Zawisza-Masłyk, Ph.D.,
Magdalena Lubińska-Bogacka Ph.D.
Other members:
dr Maria Jordan
dr Ewa Pająk-Ważna
dr Małgorzata Rozenbajgier
dr Jolanta Rybska-Klapa
mgr Joanna Łaszyn
mgr Anna Kawula
Additional information for the participants

Transportation:


Getting to Cracow
Cracow airport, John Paul II International Airport Cracow-Balice, provides direct domestic and international connections to many cities in Europe.

A nearby Katowice-Pyrzowice airport (80 kms west of Cracow) offers direct flights to several cities mostly in Germany, UK, Spain, Italy and Scandinavia. Transfers to Cracow are available directly from the airport by different companies, e.g. http://www.matuszek.com.pl/transfery_en.html

The journey by a taxi to the city center from John Paul II International Airport Cracow-Balice
takes around 30 minutes (cost: about 20 EUR).

The train and the public transport connection to the city center is also available
The distance between the airport and the city center is 3 km.
Local transport in Cracow
Cracow has a fairly dense public transport system which consists of tramways and bus lines operated by a municipal company MPK and a number of private-owned minibus fleets. More about: http://www.krakow-info.com/transpor.htmVisa Information:
Poland as European Union Member State and the country of Schengen travel-free area is bound by common regulations concerning entry and short-term stay. We recommend the citizens of non-EU countries to check whether they should possess visa to enter and stay in Poland or not at http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa/
Find out more on the conference venue:
Cracow is located in the south of Poland. More on Cracow http://www.krakow.pl/english/

See more around Cracow:
Auschwitz Auschwitz – Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Wieliczka Salt Mine http://www.kopalnia.pl/
Zakopane – Tatra Mountains http://www.discoverzakopane.com/

CFP: Film Asia 2013 - The Second Asian Conference on Film and Documentary

Call for Papers

FilmAsia 2013 Conference Themes:

1) Social Media and Responsibility; Globalization and Internationalization


As technological innovations and advances have created an ever-growing media net, and where lines have become increasingly blurred between users and consumers, questions of media accountability continue to be a constant source of discussion. Media organizations around the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. Social media has infused itself in the lives of every young person in the developed world today. And the types of social media that we use are ever growing, evolving and changing. The way we communicate has also changed dramatically moving further away from face-to-face communication. This theme looks at how social media has been used increasingly within films, storylines, and around film and film production, marketing and distribution.


2) Connectedness, Identity and Alienation
Being connected through social networking sites has become an accepted form of communication in today's digitalized world. People can spend hours a day talking on mobile phones, on Skype, or on the Internet, which gives the impression that we are a more connected world than ever before. And communication is lauded. Because of the massive information flow we can call ourselves perhaps the most connected age in history. But is this connectedness, however, real or illusory? Quantity of communication does not guarantee quality. For example, to many sensitive people, when they call a number and hear the words "Please listen to the following options" the sense of connectedness suddenly becomes alienating. The crude mechanics entailed can make people feel suspicious, isolated, and even threatened by an invisible structure they cannot penetrate. A raft of serious existential issues arises out of this. What impact does this have on the self whose identity in the time/space continuum, in the rapidly changing environment, and in these manufactured structures, depends for its development on interaction with perceived reality? What becomes the definition of the human? And what of the awareness of the transcendent in the human spirit from which ethics and aesthetics depend for their existence? Far from being questions of the present moment, these are parameters that will dominate the central problem of human self-understanding as we progress further into the uncharted waters of a highly uncertain future. 

The Asian Conference on Film and Documentary encourages sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Film and Documentary, including: 

Film Direction and Production:  Film Criticism and Theory

Film and Literature: Artistic Correspondence
BiographyFilm HistoryDocumentary History
Archive-Based StudiesFilms and Digital Distribution (Use of the Internet and video sharing)
Anime and Digital Film ProductionFilms, Festivals, and Fans (Audience/Fan responses to film)

NOTE: Successful presentations in these streams may be scheduled alongside relevant papers submitted as a part of the FilmAsia sister conference, MediAsia.

We welcome submissions in the above streams, and propose the following three optional conference themes that have been designed by the conference organizers to inspire research possibilities. The themes are designed to elicit a wide variety of interpretations as avenues of research.


IAFOR Open Film Competition 2013, Osaka, Japan

The Asian Conference on Film and Documentary will show a selection of original short films in the following categories. An overall winner will be awarded a grand prize of $1000 and trophy:

Fiction (under 40 minutes/over 40 minutes)
Documentary (under 40 minutes/over 40 minutes)
Anime (under 20 minutes/under 40 minutes)
Spot News (International/Regional/National; under 20 minutes/under 40 minutes)
Music Video (under 10 minutes)


 

Call for Papers

Submission Process

Please note that you are asked to submit only ONE proposal of any kind to the FilmAsia 2013 Conference


Individual Presenter (30 minutes paper/60 minute workshop)


You can submit a proposal to present an individual paper or give a workshop at FilmAsia 2013 under the open call for papers. Please submit through the online system by clicking on the ONLINE SUBMISSIONS SYSTEM button below. You will be asked to create your own personal account before you will be able to upload your proposal. You can then return to the system at any time using your user name and password to edit your information and submission. Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two weeks.

If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the Conference. Upon payment of the registration fee your paper or workshop will be scheduled for presentation. If you wish your paper to be published in the Conference proceedings, please ensure that a paper is uploaded through the online system by December 1, 2013.

All papers accompanying accepted proposals will be considered for inclusion in the peer-reviewed Conference journal.


Virtual Presenter

We understand that some presenters will be unable to make the trip to Japan to present their paper, mainly due to financial and/or political restrictions on travel. FilmAsia 2013 has therefore instituted a virtual presentation system to allow the authors of accepted proposals the same publication opportunities as regular presenters.

You can submit a proposal for virtual presentation under the open call for papers through the online system by clicking on the ONLINE SUBMISSIONS SYSTEM button below. You will be asked to create your own personal account before you will be able to upload your proposal. You can then return to the system at any time using your user name and password to edit your information and submission. Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two weeks.

If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the Conference as a virtual presenter. Upon payment of the registration fee your paper will be listed as a virtual presentation. If you wish your paper to be published in the Conference proceedings, please ensure that a paper is uploaded through the online system byDecember 1 2013.

All papers accompanying accepted virtual proposals will be considered for inclusion in the peer-reviewed Conference journal. We do not allow presentations by video-conferencing but virtual presenters are encouraged to upload a video of their presentation onto the FilmAsia 2013 YouTube conference channel. Information on how to do this will be given to you following registration.

Following the Conference you will be mailed a Conference pack including a printed copy of the FilmAsia 2013 programme and a certificate of virtual participation.


Panel Organizer (90 minutes)

As the chair/organizer of a proposed panel, you can submit a proposal through the online system by clicking on the ONLINE SUBMISSIONS SYSTEM button below.

As the chair/organizer of the panel/colloquium, you will be asked to create your own personal account before you will be able to upload your proposal. You can then return to the system at any time using your user name and password to edit your information and submission.

Panels should have at least four participants (including the chair). All the panel/colloquium participants must be listed in the submission, listing the chair or leader as the primary author, and the other presenters as co-authors. Panel organizers are responsible for the arrangement of all the presenters under their proposed topics, and should ensure that all are firmly committed.

Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two weeks.

If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the Conference. Please ensure that you transmit the submission reference number to the other members of your colloquium and invite them to register in timely fashion. Upon payment of the registration fee of ALL PARTICIPANTS your colloquium will be scheduled in the Conference programme.

If you, as the panel/colloquium chair, wish to publish a joint paper associated with the panel/colloquium in the Conference proceedings, please ensure that a paper is uploaded through the online system by December 1 2013.

If you and your panel/colloquium members wish to publish separate papers then they will have to register individually with the system and submit their proposals for review.


General Information

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by July 1 September 15 2013.

All abstracts will be double blind reviewed by a voluntary team, and authors will usually be notified of the decision of the reviewers within two weeks of submission. Those who submit near the July 1 September 15 2013 deadline will normally receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection by October 1 2013. As we anticipate a large number of submissions, we strongly advise that you submit in advance of the deadline.

All accepted authors may have their full paper published in the online Conference proceedings. Full text submission is due by December 1, 2013.

Selected papers from the proceedings will be considered for inclusion in the FilmAsia 2013, Conference Journal. This will be fully refereed in accordance with international standards.

Submitting a full paper for inclusion in the proceedings is optional. If you do not wish your paper to be included then do not upload a paper on the system.

The deadline for full conference payment for all presenters is October 15 2013.


IMPORTANT: Authors as Reviewers: A Reciprocal System
Our academic events would not be what they were without a committment to ensuring adherence to international norms of abstract peer review. IAFOR relies on a large number of international scholars from around the world to contribute to a shared vision of promoting and engaging in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, and if you are taking part in an IAFOR event, then that means you.

As all authors have had their work reviewed by at least two reviewers, in the spirit of reciprocity, similarly we ask that all accepted authors be prepared to review up to three abstracts. If your abstract has been accepted then we will usually contact you within a week with the assignation of up to three abstracts, and ask that you try and review these abstracts within one week.

To submit an abstract now, you must first register with our online system.

Please click on the link below





ONLINE SUBMISSIONS SYSTEM CLICK HERE


Submission Deadlines

Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 1 September 15 2013
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Usually within two weeks
Deadline for submission of full papers: December 1, 2013
Deadline for full Conference registration payment for all presenters: October 15, 2013
FilmAsia Conference: November 8-10, 2013 

Abstract Submission Process 


Acceptance of Abstract: If your abstract is accepted by the review team and you pay the Conference registration fee by the specified deadline, your submission will be scheduled in an appropriate session for oral or poster presentation at the Conference.

Final Paper Submission Process 

If your abstract is accepted for oral presentation, you are encouraged to submit a full paper before December 1, 2013 for inclusion in the FilmAsia 2013 Online Conference Proceedings. The full article should be submitted in Word (NOT pdf). Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline (December 1), having thoroughly read the paper for errors. If English is not your first language then this is especially important. To facilitate easier processing, reviewing, and publishing all submissions, PLEASE follow this checklist: 

  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Single-spacing throughout the document
  • Double space (instead of indent) to designate a new paragraph or section
  • No headers, footers, or page numbers
  • Top, bottom, and side margins no less than 7/8 of an inch or 2.2 cm
  • Cover page that includes title, authors, their affiliations, their contact information, and the topic of the submission
  • Title, authors and affiliations repeated at the beginning of the body of the paper
  • Manuscript not to exceed 5000 words (excluding tables, figures and references) 
  • Manuscripts longer than 5,000 words will be returned for editing

  • Graphs and visuals can be reproduced electronically


Publication and Licensing Issues

Abstracts and follow-up full articles will be published in a Conference proceedings volume to be made available online. Authors retain copyright in their work but through the act of submission to this Conference are agreeing to a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License for their work to help ensure continued global access to the work over time. All publications produced for the Conference, including abstracts, full papers and presentation slides will be openly archived eventually on the FilmAsia site.

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One Day Symposium:Edward W. Said: Public Intellectual, Cultural Critic, Activist.


2013 marks a decade since Edward W. Said passed: on 25 September 2003, the world lost a leading public intellectual, cultural critic, activist, fighter, and scholar's scholar. Said is a major figure whose work has had a tremendous impact in various disciplines and fields of study in the Humanities. Rich, multilayered and finely textured, Said offers numerous concepts, tactics, and modalities of intervention that serve us well in understanding, challenging and over-turning dominant power, subject-constituting regimes, and forms of identity-politics. He teaches us what the purpose and aim of the intellectual is. In his own words,  “the intellectual … is neither a pacifier nor a consensus-builder, but someone whose whole being is staked on a critical sense, a sense of being unwilling to accept easy formulas of ready-made clichés, or the smooth, ever-so-accommodating confirmations of what the powerful or conventional have to say and what they do. Not just passively unwillingly, but actively willing to say so in public” (from Representations of the Intellectual). As Tariq Ali notes, ‘his voice is irreplaceable, but his legacy will endure. He has many lives ahead of him’.
In this spirit and as a tribute to Edward Wadie Said, the Department of Media, Film & Communication, University of Otago, New Zealand, will be hosting a one-day symposium. We invite contributions from any field to discuss various aspects of Edward Said’s work.
We strongly encourage postgraduates and early career researchers to be part of this event.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio to said-conference@otago.ac.nz by 1 August 2013.
Professor Vijay Mishra, Murdoch University, Australia, will deliver the keynote address.  
The event is free of cost. There will be no catering support (many restaurants are located within close walking distance of the symposium venue). Coffee and tea will be made available throughout the day.
For non-presenters, we would greatly appreciate it if you could RSVP to mfco@otago.ac.nz by 20 September 2013.
CONVENORS: Dr. Vijay Devadas & Dr. Brett Nicholls
VENUE: Department of Media, Film & Communication, University of Otago, Dunedin Campus, Richardson Building, 6th Floor, Room 6N4.
Date: 
Wednesday, October, 02, 2013

CFP: Centenary of Indian Cinema: Aesthetics, Economics, and Politics

Centenary of Indian Cinema: Aesthetics, Economics, and Politics
University of Otago, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND
3-4 October 2013
The year 2013 marks the centenary of Indian cinema. On May 3 1913, Dadasaheb Phalke screened the first Indian film Raja Harishchandra at Coronation Theatre in what was then Bombay. Today, Indian cinema is, undoubtedly, a global transnational cultural industry — in terms of output and reach, and in terms of the multifaceted relationships to social, economic, cultural, political, ideological, aesthetic, and institutional discourses. It is a significant cultural industry that plays a central role in articulating fundamental modalities of inscribing subjectivities — gender, sexuality, nationalism, caste, class, religion, ethnicity — played out within specific historical moments and fields of power. Further, it should be noted that Indian cinema is a heterogeneous assemblage that includes, in addition to mainstream regional Indian cinemas, documentary films, parallel cinema, short films, digital films, amateur films and those made for the festival circuit. It has, in that regard, numerous countenances. Indian cinema is also radically dispersed in terms of contexts of appearance (airplane screens, computer screens, multiplex halls), fluidity of movement between different media technologies (online movie portals, television and DVDs, mobile technology), and the superfluous integration with other commodity forms (animated films, game art, IPL, and so on). The dispersal of Indian cinema specifically, and cinema more generally, also demands that we ask how do people engage with cinema, how is cinema experienced in the age of media convergence. In short, Indian cinema is a mobile assemblage that interacts with or carries out interactions with other media-systems, popular cultures, bodies, institutions, forms of lives, communities, and urban and industrial developments.
Additionally, the study of Indian cinema has bourgeoned and opened an entirely new field of scholarship, challenged the discipline of Film Studies, set up new courses within University Departments, and fostered a healthy critical intellectual community. This body of scholarship has had a tremendous impact, not only in terms of making visible Indian cinema to academia, but of cultivating a culture of taking Indian cinema seriously as a significant cultural object for scrutiny. That said, this body of scholarship must urgently address the changing media landscape. This is a landscape marked by convergence, multi-platform delivery and consumption circuits, and diverse modalities of production. The Indian film industry is now a multi-billion dollar business and employs thousands of actors and technicians. Hence its commercial and human resource aspects cannot be neglected either. This existing body of scholarship must therefore address questions of how might we ‘study’ Indian cinema beyond the domain of representation. Have we exhausted all options? What is the future of this cinema? Are the theoretical and conceptual approaches and trajectories that inform this body of scholarship sufficient? What new theoretical and conceptual engagements must this cinema be connected to? How do we evaluate the economic impact of this film industry, both inside India and outside, as increasingly Indian films are shot in foreign countries, including New Zealand?
At this critical juncture of Indian cinema’s history and a rapidly changing mediascape, it is time, we believe to reflect on and debate Indian cinema: its pasts, present and future; and its possibilities, potentialities, and limits. We invite papers on any aspect or topic relating to Indian cinema. Please send an abstract (250 words) and a short bio to the following email address (Indian-Cinema@otago.ac.nz) by 1 August 2013.
The keynote addresses will be delivered by Professor Vijay Mishra (Murdoch University, Australia) & Associate Professor Ranjani Mazumdar (JNU, India). There will be other specially invited speakers.
The conference will take place at the Dunedin campus of the University of Otago under the auspices of the New Zealand India Research Institute, which has just been established as a consortium of seven New Zealand universities to promote Indian studies in the country.
The conference organizers expect that the paper presenters will seek funding from their own institutions.
Conveners
Dr. Vijay Devadas, Department of Media, Film & Communication, University of Otago.
Dr. Sita Venkateswar, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University
Date: 
Thursday, October, 03, 2013


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