Melanie Swalwell | 1 Apr 03:19 2010

Professor in Creative Arts sought - Flinders Uni, Adelaide

Please distribute the announcement below to your colleagues and contacts.

Flinders University is seeking a Professor in Creative Arts.  The School 
of Humanities at Flinders University offers a number of well-established 
degree courses in creative arts areas, including BCAs in Digital Media, 
Screen Production, Creative Writing, and Drama.  Theory and practice are 
both recognised as valuable forms of knowledge production.  More 
information on the school is at



  Strategic Professorships

In 2010, Flinders University will be making a number of key professorial 
appointments and now seeks expressions of interest from highly qualified 
and motivated individuals who want to be part of this important 
strategic initiative.  

As a scholar of international standing, you will have an established 
track record of high quality research in your area of expertise and a 
proven commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. You will 
also be able to demonstrate experience in providing academic leadership 
and have an ability to stimulate others to publish, generate income and 
influence policy.

Your appointment will sharpen Flinders' research profile and build 
critical mass by strengthening key activities in areas of particular 
research interest including, but not limited to:
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Paul Frosh | 1 Apr 12:22 2010

The End of Television symposium - podcasts available

Podcasts are available of a symposium on "The End of Television" held
in February at the Annenberg School for Communication at the
University of Pennsylvania.

Particpants included:
Elihu Katz
Paddy Scannell
Michael Schudson
Marwan Kraidy
Joseph Turow
Graeme Turner
Daniel Dayan

The podcasts are available from the Academy Blog, the blog site of the
American Academy of Political and Social Science:

They can also be downloaded from ITunes (go to ITunes and search for
“End of Television”).

CULTSTUD-L mailing list: CULTSTUD-L <at>

Seth Vannatta | 1 Apr 15:15 2010

CFA: Chuck Klosterman and Philosophy

*Call for Abstracts*: *Chuck Klosterman and Philosophy*

*Deadline*: May 1, 2010

*Chuck Klosterman and Philosophy*

Open Court Popular Culture and Philosophy Series

*Editor*: Seth Vannatta

*Chuck Klosterman* is a pop-culture journalist with a substantial cult
following. He has worked as a journalist, arts critic, and columnist at
several newspapers and magazines including *Spin*, *Esquire*, *GQ*, *The New
York Times Magazine*, and *The Washington Post*. Klosterman has written six
books, including *Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural Nörth
Daköta <>* (2001), a memoir on
the trend of glam metal <>, *Sex,
Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture
* (2003), a best-selling collection of pop
*Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True
* (2005), a road-trip narrative on the relationship between rock music,
mortality, sex, and romance, *Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious
People and Dangerous
* (2006), a collection of articles, previously published columns, and a
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CFP: Graduate student papers for EMPIRE: A RETROSPECTIVE (deadline April 20)

Call for Papers

"Empire:  A Retrospective"

The Second Biannual Faculty and Graduate Students Colloquium

Organized by

The Graduate Program for Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

November 18-21 2010

 This conference will address the 10th anniversary of the publication of
Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's seminal book Empire, the first volume of a
trilogy that saw its completion in October 2009 with the publication of the
third volume, Commonwealth.  The second volume, Multitudes, came out in

However, we are not italicizing the word "Empire" in the conference title
because we want to address the questions raised by the books much more than
glossing the texts themselves.  The response in the academic world to the
trilogy has been extremely fertile, causing, among other things, a
rediscovery of Italian political thought, a questioning of historical and
cultural categories related to postmodernity, and the reframing of the
political stakes implicit in theoretical interventions. The dialogue that
other critics have opened with Negri and Hardt - sometimes sympathetic,
sometimes skeptical or outright polemical - will also be a fundamental part
of the conference.  Figures such as Jameson and Zizek are only the tip of
the iceberg. Furthermore, current historical developments in the
international arena, also directly  addressed in the trilogy, have pushed us
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Cindy Koeppel | 1 Apr 22:08 2010

Deadline: Congress in the Classroom 2010



* Deadline: April 15, 2010 *    

Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning education program now in    
its 19th year. Developed and sponsored by The Dirksen Congressional Center, the    
workshop is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information on teaching    
about Congress.    

Congress in the Classroom is designed for high school or middle school teachers    
who teach U.S. history, government, civics, political science, or social    
studies. Forty teachers will be selected to take part in the program. All    
online applications must be received by no later than April 15, 2010. We will    
notify individuals of our decisions by April 30, 2010.    

Although the workshop will feature a variety of sessions, the 2010 program will    
feature a broad overview of Congress with special attention to the mid-year    
elections of 2010. Tentative session titles are listed below. Additional    
sessions will be announced as presenters are confirmed. More information about    
the content of each session will be posted on our Web site as it becomes    
available shortly after February 15.    

Throughout the program, you will work with subject matter experts as well as    
colleagues from across the nation. This combination of firsthand knowledge and    
peer-to-peer interaction will give you new ideas, materials, and a    
professionally enriching experience.    

"Until now so much of what I did in my class on Congress was straight    
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Meers Philippe | 2 Apr 13:33 2010

Senior lecturer or professor with a strong research profile in the field of "Media and Visual Studies" or "Commercial, social profit and political communication" (University of Antwerp)

With apologies for cross-posting.

Dear colleagues,

The University of Antwerp is offering a position as senior lecturer or
professor with a strong research profile in the field of "Media and
Visual Studies" or "Commercial, social profit and political
communication". (Please note that this includes Film Studies.)

For more details, see below or:*VACATURES&n=47968&ct=48011&e=231641

Please forward this message to potential candidates.

Thank you and best regards, 

Philippe Meers


Philippe Meers (PhD)

Associate Professor

Visual Culture Research Group 

Department of Communication Studies

University of Antwerp
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Asim Ali | 3 Apr 18:50 2010

CFP: Disability and Popular Culture (1-3 Oct. 2010, Minneapolis)

Call for Papers
Disability & Popular Culture
Midwest Popular Culture & American Culture Association 2010 Conference

October 1-3, 2010
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South
Minneapolis, MN

Deadline: April 30, 2010

The Disability & Popular Culture area of the Midwest PCA/ACA invites  
proposals (or abstracts) for papers on any aspect of the intersection  
of disability and popular culture.

All topics, approaches, and perspectives related to disability and  
popular culture are welcome.  Interdisciplinary perspectives are  
encouraged, as are discussions of new directions in disability  
studies and popular culture studies.

Proposals/abstracts should be 250 words in length, and must be  
received by April 30, 2010.  Along with your proposal/abstract,  
please include the following information for each author/participant:
-- name
-- title of paper
-- e-mail address
-- institutional affiliation (if any)
-- requests for DVD player and monitor (this is the only audio-visual  
equipment that will be available, and must be requested in the proposal)
-- if an email address is not included, then the author's postal  
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Raka Shome | 5 Apr 04:53 2010


(Posting this for a colleague organizing the following conference). 

Second call for papers: extended deadline for abstracts 28 May 2010 

Global Media and the ‘War on Terror’: an 
international conference 

Organized by Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) of the 
University of Westminster, London, in collaboration with the Department of 
Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Venue: University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London 

Dates: Monday 13 - Tuesday 14 September 2010 

Conference organizers: Professor Daya Thussu, University of Westminster, 
and Dr Des Freedman, Goldsmiths, University of London. 

As we enter the tenth year after the events of 9/11, it is an appropriate time to 
evaluate the media’s relationship to a changed geo-political environment and 
to pose questions about media performance and influence in relation to this 
post-9/11 period. Have the media contributed to exacerbating the political, 
cultural and religious divides within Western societies and the world at large? 
Has the digital revolution given voice to a multiplicity of views that have 
helped to counter hegemonic media discourses? How can media be deployed 
to enrich not inhibit dialogue and to what extent has the media, in all its 
forms, questioned, celebrated or simply accepted the unleashing of a ‘war on 
terror’? This international conference brings together leading scholars and 
eminent journalists from across the globe to examine and discuss how the 
world’s media have been influenced by 9/11 and its aftermath. 
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Anne Donlon | 5 Apr 14:34 2010

CFP Vocal Arts Symposium: June 13, Grožnjan, Croatia

Call for Papers
Acousticity: A Symposium on Sound, Space, and Practice
International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia
June 13, 2010: Grožnjan, Croatia

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to acousticity.symposium <at>, by
May 3, 2010.

“There is no such thing as an empty space, or an empty time. There is always
something to see, something to hear.” (John Cage, “Experimental Music”)

Music takes place in the body, in the mind, in performance halls, in
villages, in nations: Music takes place in spaces. This symposium invites
participants to consider the spaces where we sing, play, and listen to
music. We will explore the ways music occupies space, and the ways space
changes and shapes music.  During the International Vocal Arts Workshop,
musicians grapple concretely with issues of music and space—experimenting
with voice production, staging street theatre, and occupying various
rehearsal and performance venues throughout Grožnjan. The symposium will
provide a forum to reflect, theorize, and describe these and other musical
activities. We welcome papers from a variety of disciplines including
Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Theatre, Performance Studies, Anthropology,
Literature, History, Sociology, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Physics,
Anatomy. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

    Body, voice production and instrument-making
    Movement of music, music in exile
    Musical spaces (concert halls, recording studios, public space)
    Imaginary spaces, psychology
    Reception of music and voice
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Melissa Johnson | 5 Apr 23:46 2010

Visual Culture & Video Games

Hello All,

a grad student in my visual culture seminar is writing a paper on  
virtual reality and video games within the context of visual culture.  
So far she has been reading some Anne Friedberg and Sheila Murphy, but  
the majority of literature focuses on the history of video games or  
how video games can be detrimental to users (i.e., lead them to  
violent behaviours). She's particularly interested in literature that  
examines connectivity to the screen, the relationship between the user  
and the program, and how that bond is formed and can sometimes be  
difficult to separate from.

If you have any suggestions please send them on to me and I will  
forward them to my student.
thanks very much,

Dr. Melissa Johnson
Assistant Professor Art History
Graduate Coordinator, MA in Visual Culture
School of Art
Illinois State University
203A CVA
Campus Box 5620
Normal, IL 61790-5620

(309) 438-2312
majohn2 <at>

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