Darryl Wiggers | 4 May 10:03 2011

Storyworlds across Media - Conference Programme

From: Jan Thon <thon.j <at> web.de>

Storyworlds across Media. Mediality - Multimodality - Transmediality
June 30th - July 2nd, 2011 at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

Thursday, June 30


10:00-10:45 Karl N. Renner (Mainz):
Introductory Remarks

10:45-11:30 Marie-Laure Ryan (Boulder/Mainz):
Storyworlds across Media

Panel 1: Transmedial Worlds

12:00-12:45 Lisbeth Klastrup/Susana Tosca (Copenhagen):
A Game of Thrones: Transmedial Worlds, Fandom, and Social Gaming

12:45-13:30 Colin B. Harvey (London/Bournemouth):
A Taxonomy of Transmedia Storytelling

13:30-14:15 Van Leavenworth (Umea):
The Developing Storyworld of H. P. Lovecraft

Panel 2: Transmedial Storytelling

15:45-16:30 Jason Mittell (Middlebury):
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Ken Nolley | 5 May 17:25 2011

Query: Gojko Mitić dubbing

FROM:  Chelsea Wessels <chelsea.wessels <at> gmail.com>

Hi everyone,

I'm working on some research on Gojko Mitić and the DEFA 
/Indianerfilmes/, and I ran across something in his imdb biography that 
mentioned he was dubbed in the films because of his Serbian accent. I 
can't find anything to confirm or deny this - does anyone have any 
information on it?

Thank you,
Chelsea Wessels
University of St Andrews

Ken Nolley | 6 May 00:47 2011

Re: Query: Gojko Mitić dubbing]

From:    "Evan Torner" <etorner <at> german.umass.edu>

Hi Chelsea,

Gojko Mitic was primarily voiced by Karl Sturm and Gerhard Paul in assorted

In an interview with Jon Raundalen, the chief dramaturge of Gruppe Roter
Kreis Dr. Günter Karl stated that Mitic spoke German "not well, but
well-enough."  The Synchronstimme for his Indianerfilm characters then
became a genre convention even when Mitic's German had improved considerably
over the course of working with DEFA colleagues for years, which the actor
himself would confirm.



Evan Torner, M.A.
Ph.D. Candidate, German Studies / Film Studies
CHFA Dean's Fellow 2010-2011
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ken Nolley | 6 May 16:12 2011

Dimitris Eleftheriotis - PG Workshop at the University of St Andrews - veune details]

From:    "Alexander Marlow-Mann" <apmm <at> st-andrews.ac.uk>

Apologies for the omission of time and venue details from the announcement
previously sent out.

The Department of Film Studies will hold a workshop for our PhD candidates
on Monday, 9 May. This is part of the film department's on-going events
for the PhD candidates and it is organised by our Scottish Film Scholar
Initiative (SciFi). SciFi received a Gradskills Grant earlier this year
and this money has made it possible for us to invite guests and go on
fieldtrips. For this workshop we are proud to have Dr Dimitris
Eleftheriotis from University of Glasgow as a guest speaker, who will
discuss what to do with certain concepts and how to deal with difficulties
around certain frameworks in the context of a PhD

The event will take place from 10:30 to 14:00 in The Boardroom, Centre for
Film Studies, 99 North Street, St Andrews.

For details of this and our other events, please visit:

Dr. Alex Marlow-Mann
Research Co-ordinator
Centre for Film Studies
University of St. Andrews
99 North Street
St. Andrews
KY16 9AD
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Ken Nolley | 11 May 00:53 2011

you and the public domain

From:    "Patricia Aufderheide" <paufder <at> american.edu>

Have you ever, in your own creative work, scholarship, or teaching, made
use of public domain material from another country? (public domain
material from Russian composers of the early 20th c for example)

Have  you used some public domain material from anyhwhere in your

Have you wondered if something was public domain and been confused or
decided not to use if because you couldn't find out? If so, what were you
trying to do?

Had you used some public domain material and then found out it went back
into copyright?

Any? All? If so, we'd love love *love* to know your story. Prof. Jennifer
Urban of the University of California Berkeley legal clinic is preparing an
amicus brief for the Golan case, which is going to the Supreme Court. Golan
is challenging a bad law that re-issues copyright for foreign works that
fell into the public domain earlier. This is another shrinking of the
public domain, which makes it harder for us and our students to do our
work, and she'd like any examples that she could use to demonstrate this.
Thank you!

Dying to hear from you. Any and all tales taken.


Pat Aufderheide, University Professor and Director
Center for Social Media, School of Communication
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Ken Nolley | 11 May 01:04 2011

Flow Journal, Volume 13, Issue 13 is now online

From:    flow <at> uts.cc.utexas.edu


We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum
on Television and Media Culture is available at http://flowtv.org.
Please stop by and feel free to leave comments.

This issue features columns from: Norma Coates, Esteban del Rio,
Hannah Hamad, Tama Leaver, Julia Lesage, Konrad Ng, Murray Pomerance,
Robert Sickels.

This issue's columns in brief:

"'The Happiest Day of the Year:' A Reparative (I Hope) Approach to
Record Store Day" by Norma Coates
Coates applies Sedgwick's theory of affect to interrogate the sense of
pleasure derived from Record Store Day.

"Direct Action Everyday: Adventures in Aesthetic Activism" by Esteban del Rio
The author argues that networked activism, abetted by social
networking sites and media, continues to present a range of challenges
and opportunities in democratic life for lone activists and advocacy
groups alike.

"A Tear for Sarah Jane ? A Feminist Aca-Obit" by Hannah Hamad
Hannah Hamad memorializes Elisabeth Sladen as feminist and
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Bell-Metereau, Rebecca L | 11 May 18:46 2011

Re: Lines, shape and the Magnificent 7

From: Peter Weeks [peterbw <at> telusplanet.net]

I currently have a student doing some critical analysis of the good old classic The Magnificent 7 and is
examining how lines, shape and symmetry inform the narrative and themes of the film.  Although my student
is a high school student she is already doing work well beyond that and is finding most of the readings and
resources she has at her disposal to be too simplistic or inadequate for the weight of her own analysis.

I'd like to help her by recommending some suggested readings or papers that might inform her work.  Does
anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for your help,

Peter Weeks, Principal
JT Foster School
Nanon, AB Canada T0L 1R0

Bell-Metereau, Rebecca L | 11 May 18:46 2011


From: Gina Marchetti [gina.marchetti <at> gmail.com]


Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest
international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been
at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.
Ranked 21st among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK's Times
Higher Education, the University has a comprehensive range of study
programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about 100
sub-divisions of studies and learning.  There are over 23,400 undergraduate
and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,200
members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are
internationally renowned.

Assistant Professor
in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature)
 (Ref.: 20110322)
Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in the
School of Humanities (Comparative Literature), from August 2012 or as soon
as possible thereafter on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the
possibility of renewal.  Appointee with demonstrated performance will be
considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.

The department of Comparative Literature enjoys a reputation as a leader in
literary, theoretical, and cultural studies using cross-cultural materials
and interdisciplinary approaches.  Main areas of research and teaching in
the department include visual cultures and film studies, literature,
critical theory, feminism and gender studies, postcolonial, Hong Kong, and
China studies, and new media and global studies.  The department offers
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Bell-Metereau, Rebecca L | 11 May 19:23 2011

CFP: Poetry and the Cinema

From: Santos, Marlisa [santosm <at> nova.edu]

Paper proposals are invited for a special session at the upcoming South Atlantic Modern Language
Association (SAMLA) annual conference (11/4-6/11-details here:
http://samla.gsu.edu/convention/convention.htm).   The theme of the conference is "The Power of
Poetry in the Modern World."

The session is entitled "Verse, Voice, and Vision-The Use of Poetry in Cinema":

The intersection of poetry, one of the oldest art forms, and film, one of the newest art forms, highlights
the relevance of poetry in the modern world.   There are many ways that poetry has been considered in the
cinema, and all treatments of this idea are welcome for this panel.  Some possibilities might include the
use of poetry through biopics of poets (ancient to contemporary), studies of particular directors who
make widespread use of poetry in their films (e.g., Woody Allen), specific poems/poets that feature
frequently in films, a specific poem that drives a specific film (e.g. Splendor in the Grass), etc.  Please
contact me (santosm <at> nova.edu<mailto:santosm <at> nova.edu>) with 250-word abstracts and bios by June 15, 2011.

If you have interest in this topic, but cannot attend the conference, please contact me with an
abstract/proposal; this session will be the starting point for an edited anthology project.


Marlisa Santos, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Humanities/Associate Professor
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave./Fort Lauderdale, FL  33314
(954) 262-8213 / 1-800-757-7257, ext. 28213
Fax: (954) 262-3881

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Bell-Metereau, Rebecca L | 12 May 16:08 2011

Re: Lines, shape and the Magnificent 7

From: Blanke, David [David.Blanke <at> tamucc.edu]

Great project, Peter. The logical next step might be to introduce her to Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and the
differences between K's and John Sturges' work. She'll find a lot of scholarship on the subject. Regards,

David Blanke
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi