Anandini Dar | 1 Jun 04:46 2010
Picon

Exploring childhood studies: LISTSERVE

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are excited
to announce a new listserve catering to the multi-disciplinary field of
Childhood Studies. Those of us who study issues around children and
childhood are in far flung departments and professions, separated by
disciplinary boundaries.  This listserve will be a vital point of connection
for scholars and practitioners in the multi-disciplinary field and serve a
much needed function as a central clearinghouse of information for our
disparate field. We welcome Calls for Papers, Announcements of conferences,
events, new books, articles and other resources, requests for information,
and information on new programs and departments. This list will also provide
an opportunity to find people with similar interests across our broad field
and open up discussion within it.

To join, please go to:
https://email.rutgers.edu/mailman/listinfo/exploring_childhood_studies

Thanks.

Patrick Cox and Anandini Dar
Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University-Camden

--

-- 
Anandini Dar
PhD Student
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University
http://childhood.camden.rutgers.edu/
Co-chair, Exploring Childhood Studies Conference
http://clam.rutgers.edu/~childgso/conference/index.html

(Continue reading)

Santo, Avi | 1 Jun 13:21 2010

In Media Res Paper Theme Week, May 31-June 4, 2010

Hi all,

Welcome to a special IMR theme week devoted to paper. 

Please feel free to respond to the contributors’ comments.

http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr

This week’s In Media Res line-up:

Monday, May 31, 2010 – Jonathan Senchyne (Cornell University) presents: "The People's Republic of
Paper: Rag Paper and Material Memory” 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 – Ben Kafka (New York University) presents: "Red Tape Measures"

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 – Cathleen A. Baker (University of Michigan Library) presents:
"Nineteenth-Century American Paper: It's Not All Bad!"

Thursday, June 3, 2010 – Joshua Calhoun (University of Delaware) presents: “‘Toilet paper is the
new scroll. :P’”

Friday, June 4, 2010 – Timothy Carmody (University of Pennsylvania) presents: "Paper In the Age of
Industrial Print” 

Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.

http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr

ABOUT IN MEDIA RES

(Continue reading)

Bethany Klein | 2 Jun 21:03 2010
Picon

CFP: Special Issue of Popular Music and Society on Popular Music and Marketing

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: 1 JULY 2010 SUBMISSION DEADLINE

POPULAR MUSIC AND SOCIETY

Special Issue on Popular Music and Marketing

Submissions are invited for a special issue of Popular Music and Society, which will focus on the theme of
popular music and marketing.  While the subject of popular music and marketing has been a regular focus of
business, marketing, and advertising research, there have been relatively few critical and cultural
studies in this area.  This special issue aims to explore and critically interrogate the various
intersections of popular music and marketing, and the role of commerce in popular music culture.  All
disciplinary, methodological, and theoretical perspectives are welcome; possible themes might include:

•       Corporate sponsorship of bands, venues, and tours
•       Popular music promotional tools
•       Music in commercials
•       Popular music merchandising
•       Indie marketing and PR
•       The "commercial" music designation
•       Music marketing in the digital age
•       Product placement in popular music
•       Histories of marketing in popular music
•       "Manufactured" bands

Deadline for the e-mail submission of papers (6,000-8,000 words) is 1 July 2010.  This issue of Popular
Music and Society will be published in 2011.  Please remove identifying information from the paper before
submitting; in a separate document, indicate your name, institutional affiliation, postal address,
and e-mail address.  Queries and submissions should be directed to the guest editor:

Dr Bethany Klein 
(Continue reading)

Jason Mittell | 3 Jun 15:57 2010

Invitation to public lectures at Fiske Matters Conference, June 11-12, Madison WI

For all the midwestern members of the list, I wanted to open an
invitation to attend the Fiske Matters Conference in Madison WI next
week, June 11-12, a retrospective look at John Fiske's contributions
to media & cultural studies 10 years after his retirement. See the
entire schedule at
http://fiskematters.com/ConferenceInfo/program/program.html , but note
that the three keynotes are open to the public without registering for
the conference:

Friday June, 11, 4:30-5:30
John Fiske, "The Rise of the Individual in Early Modern Europe:
Cultural Studies Tangles with Antiques"

Friday June 11, 5:30-6:30
Henry Jenkins, "'Technostruggles' Revisited: Participation,
Resistance, Digital Media and Cultural Politics"

Saturday June 12, 5:30-6:30
Herman Gray, "Incitement to Visibility and the Politics of Recognition"

In addition to these public keynotes, there will be over 30
presentations during the conference, open to anyone who registers for
the conference at http://fiskematters.com/Registration/ .

I hope to see many of you in Madison next week!

-Jason Mittell, on behalf of the Fiske Matters conference coordinating committee

Imre Szeman | 3 Jun 18:05 2010
Picon
Picon

Announcement: Banff Summer Workshop for Research in Culture (May 8-28, 2011)

Apologies for cross-postings. A follow-up announcement at the end of July will provide full application
information. Thanks, Imre

---------------------------------------------------
	
June 3, 2010

BANFF SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR RESEARCH IN CULTURE (BRIC)
Banff Centre for the Arts / University of Alberta
bric <at> ualberta.ca

Imre Szeman (Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies, U of Alberta) and Heather Zwicker (Associate
Dean-Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts, U of Alberta), are pleased to announce a new residency program
for scholars engaged in advanced theoretical research on themes and topics in culture. 

The Banff Summer Workshop for Research in Culture (BRiC) will be organized around a thematic focus that
will change from year to year (see this year’s theme below). Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows,
junior faculty, and practicing artists from across Canada and beyond will convene at the Banff Centre for
the Arts to pursue their work – and, ideally, to incubate new collaborations and creations – for three
weeks each spring/summer. The inaugural Banff Summer Workshop will be held May 8-28, 2011. 

As a residency program, BRiC is designed to allow participants to devote an extended period of time on their
own research in the company of others with similar interests. In addition to giving researchers and
creators from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds an opportunity to exchange
opinions and ideas, it is hoped that participants will develop new artistic, editorial, authorial, and
collective projects during their time at Banff, both individually and in connection with others. We are
especially pleased by the opportunity that BRiC affords visual artists and researchers to work together
on issues of common interest.

During the residency, participants will be able to attend lectures, seminars, and workshops offered by
(Continue reading)

Picon

Global Fusion 2010 - Call for Papers extended to July 15


> Global Fusion 2010 - Call for Papers extended to July 15
> 
> Deadline EXTENDED for the 10th anniversary of this international & intercultural communication conference.

> The GLOBAL FUSION 2010 Media & Communication Conference will be held at Texas A&M University, College
Station, Texas, USA, October 22-24, 2010. This year’s conference theme is “Sustenance and
Globalization.” We consider the concept of culture in relation to the nature of global communication
processes. Those interested in the role of the print, electronic, and digital media might look at their
role in sustaining and modifying cultures. For those interested in non-mediated communication, a focus
could be brought to bear on the ways in which folklore, traditional cultural practices, and ecology can
act to sustain and empower cultures.  Researchers exploring the development perspective on
international communication might consider addressing community building, sustainability,
development, and the roles of communication in changing and sustaining cultures, polities, and
societies. Among many other possibilities, this theme also allows for an exploration of the ways in which
communication technologies, both as software and hardware, can sustain and/or undermine cultures and environments.
> 
> Submissions on this theme are preferred, but proposals for conference panels and papers may be on any
topic related to global media and international communication.
> 
> Panel and individual paper proposals may be submitted in the form of abstracts of 200-250 words, in MS Word
or rich text format.  Paper abstracts should be submitted anonymously, without the name or other
identifying information about the author in the document.
> 
> The Global Fusion conference offers a graduate student competition. Papers submitted for the graduate
student paper competition should be full length (about 25 pages in APA format), and clearly marked on the
title page as being a submission for the competition.
> 
> The purpose of the Global Fusion conference series is to promote academic excellence in global media and
international communication studies. These conferences bring together scholars and professionals
(Continue reading)

Tara McPherson | 3 Jun 19:51 2010
Picon

Re: Invitation to public lectures at Fiske Matters Conference, June 11-12, Madison WI

Hello,

Hope you're finding some summer.  Wish I could be at this next week -- 
it looks fab -- but I'll be at a family reunion.

Would love to find a time this month to talk about the web platform 
we're working on and how best to begin conversations with the SCMS tech 
crew.

Cheers,
Tara

On 6/3/2010 6:57 AM, Jason Mittell wrote:
> For all the midwestern members of the list, I wanted to open an
> invitation to attend the Fiske Matters Conference in Madison WI next
> week, June 11-12, a retrospective look at John Fiske's contributions
> to media&  cultural studies 10 years after his retirement. See the
> entire schedule at
> http://fiskematters.com/ConferenceInfo/program/program.html , but note
> that the three keynotes are open to the public without registering for
> the conference:
>
> Friday June, 11, 4:30-5:30
> John Fiske, "The Rise of the Individual in Early Modern Europe:
> Cultural Studies Tangles with Antiques"
>
> Friday June 11, 5:30-6:30
> Henry Jenkins, "'Technostruggles' Revisited: Participation,
> Resistance, Digital Media and Cultural Politics"
>
(Continue reading)

Tara McPherson | 3 Jun 20:08 2010
Picon

Re: Invitation to public lectures at Fiske Matters Conference, June 11-12, Madison WI

Oops.  Meant for Jason.  Sorry to clog your inbox.....

Tara

On 6/3/2010 10:51 AM, Tara McPherson wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Hope you're finding some summer.  Wish I could be at this next week -- 
> it looks fab -- but I'll be at a family reunion.
>
> Would love to find a time this month to talk about the web platform 
> we're working on and how best to begin conversations with the SCMS 
> tech crew.
>
> Cheers,
> Tara
>
>
>
> On 6/3/2010 6:57 AM, Jason Mittell wrote:
>> For all the midwestern members of the list, I wanted to open an
>> invitation to attend the Fiske Matters Conference in Madison WI next
>> week, June 11-12, a retrospective look at John Fiske's contributions
>> to media&  cultural studies 10 years after his retirement. See the
>> entire schedule at
>> http://fiskematters.com/ConferenceInfo/program/program.html , but note
>> that the three keynotes are open to the public without registering for
>> the conference:
>>
>> Friday June, 11, 4:30-5:30
(Continue reading)

Stevphen Shukaitis | 3 Jun 22:40 2010

Call for Submissions: Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies

This sounds like it could be quite interesting...

Begin forwarded message:
From: Duane.Rousselle <at> unb.ca
Friends,
Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies is an open-access peer- 
reviewed journal devoted to the study of new and emerging connections  
across disciplines in contemporary anarchist studies. We publish  
articles, reviews/debates, announcements and unique contributions that  
(1) adopt an anarchist standpoint with regards to analyses of  
language, discourse, culture and power; (2) investigate or incorporate  
various facets of anarchist thought and practice from a non-anarchist  
standpoint; (3) investigate or incorporate elements of non-anarchist  
thought and practice from the standpoint of traditional anarchist  
thought. We are seeking contributions for our first ever issue. There  
is no deadline for submissions, but you should submit early if you  
would like to see it in the first issue. Email contributions to  
Duane(dot) Rousselle (at)unb (dot)ca or create an account and submit  
your contribution to our website athttp://www.anarchist- 
developments.org. We plan to produce a print version of the journal in  
the future.
Please circulate.
Thank you,

Duane Rousselle
Sureyyya Evren

--
Stevphen Shukaitis
Autonomedia Editorial Collective
(Continue reading)

Stevphen Shukaitis | 4 Jun 10:44 2010

Discipline & the Moving Image June 11th London

Discipline & the Moving Image
Presented by Zoe Beloff

June 11th, 2010  <at>  6:30 PM
Birkbeck Cinema (www.birkbeckcinema.com)
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD
Organized by http://www.minorcompositions.info

Obedience, Stanley Milgram, 16mm, 1962, 45 mins
Folie à Deux, National Film Board of Canada, 16mm, 1952, 15 mins
Motion Studies Application, 16mm, ca. 1950, 15 mins

Obedience documents the infamous “Milgram experiment” conducted at  
Yale University in 1962, created to evaluate an everyday person’s  
deference to authority within institutional structures. Psychologist  
Stanley Milgram designed a scenario in which individuals were made to  
think they were administering electric shocks to an unseen subject,  
with a researcher asking them to increase the voltage levels despite  
the loud cries of pain that seemed to come from the other room.  
Milgram saw his test, conducted mere months after Adolf Eichmann’s  
trial in Jerusalem, as a way to understand the environments that made  
genocide possible.

Tonight, artist Zoe Beloff pairs Obedience with two earlier works  
dealing with psychosocial control: Folie à Deux and Motion Studies  
Application. The former, one of a series of films on various  
psychological maladies produced by the National Film Board of Canada  
in the 1950s, presents an interview with a young woman and her  
immigrant mother afflicted by shared delusions that manifest when the  
(Continue reading)


Gmane