CFP: New Journal, Aigne

This call for submissions is re-posted from H-NET

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in University College Cork, Ireland is pleased to announce the first Call for Papers for their new peer-reviewed postgraduate journal, Aigne (Mind). Submissions are welcome from postgraduates across the Humanities in both the Irish and English language. Each issue is theme based, and the journal is currently seeking papers which incorporate issues of “Identity.”

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”–Dr Seuss

How do we begin to answer the question: “Who am I?” or, with the increasing popularity of social networks, “Who are You?” Historically rooted in the collective as well as the individual, traditional conceptualisations of identity have found themselves facing new challenges in a globalized world. Does technology isolate individuals as much as it brings them together? Is identity a construct or is it something more innate? Has identity become a commodity, something that can be created, stolen, or even sold? How is identity represented in art, literature, media, education, popular culture?

In order to answer these questions and more, Aigne is currently seeking submissions on the topic of Identity. Papers may include, but are not restricted to discussions on:

* politics of identity
* identity crisis
* theoretical conceptualisations of identity – feminist, postcolonial, (post)modern etc.
* tabula rasa or “the blank slate” debate
* technology, media and social networks
* religion and faith in identity formation
* identity as performance
* Self and Other
* diasporic reflections on identity
* identification and separation

Articles presented to Aigne must be original works between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday March 1st, 2011. Submissions are accepted in both the English and Irish language – see our Submissions page for more information. Please remember to include a 250 word abstract – with English translation if necessary.

Please mark your email “Identity” and send to:

Call for proposals: Music & the Moving Image VI

Conference details from postcard received Nov. 12, 2010:

Music and the Moving Image encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between music, sound, and the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPod, computer, and interactive performances) through paper presentations.

In addition, this year’s conference will include a special session on teaching students about soundtracks. We invite those who teach within film, media, and/or music curricula to submit abstracts about applying particular theoretical approaches to the practice of teaching soundtracks. (For this special session, the faculty member should include with their abstract submission the courses they teach, their departmental affiliation, and the majors represented by their students.) The keynote address will be presented by Philip Tagg (Kojak: 50 Seconds of Television Music; Ten Little Title Tunes). Streaming video of the presentations will be available only at NYU from May 20-30, 2011.

The Program Committee includes Philip Tagg (credits above); K.J.Donnelly (The Spectre of Sound, British Film Music and Film Musicals); Elsie Walker (Conversations with Directors; editor of Literature/Film Quarterly); and coeditors of Music and the Moving Image, Gillian B. Anderson (Haexan; Pandora’s Box; 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 in conjunction with the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker (May 24-June 2, 2011).

MaMI Conference website:

Abstracts or synopses of papers (250 words) should be submitted to:  Dr. Ron Sadoff, chair of the program committee, by no later than Dec. 11, 2010.

E-mail for more information.
Ron Sadoff
New York University
35 West 4th St
Suite 777
New York, NY, 10012

Conference fee (May 20, 21, 22): $160.00 – Students: $80.00, Housing Available

CFP: Art of Public Memory Conference @ UNC-Greensboro



April 7th to 10th, 2011

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Proposals must be received by December 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance by January 31, 2011

This conference is, in part, inspired by the performance of Bill T. Jones’s Serenade/ The Proposition, at UNCG on Friday, April 8. A contemporary dance about the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and a rumination on the nature of history, Jones’s dance suggests examination of other works involving Lincoln such as the current off Broadway play Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party Review and Suzan-Lori Park’s 1994 The America Play, and portraits of Lincoln by composers such as Charles Ives and Roy Harris. It also calls for a broader examination of the arts, memory and history. Potential questions include: How and in what ways do memories acquire a public character and through what means are they preserved, archived, and negotiated in everyday life? In what ways do expressions of public memory create, sustain, and de-stabilize the work(ings) of power? How are ideas of gender, sexuality, race, class, and nation re-inscribed or contested through performances, especially performances of history? In what ways do the body, bodily action, and bodily experience enter into public memory?

We invite proposals of academic papers, panels, workshops, lecture performances, and performances from scholars and artists in the arts, education, the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The conference is sponsored by, and celebrates, the new School of Music, Theatre and Dance at UNCG, and is co-sponsored by UNCG’s Program in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Send your submission through email to:

Please include your last name and ART OF PUBLIC MEMORY in the Subject Heading of the e-mail.  The text should be attached and pasted in the body of the e-mail to assure access.  Please send documents in .doc or .docx formats.  Receipt of all submissions will be confirmed electronically.

Individual papers should not exceed 20 minutes for presentation.  Submit a 500 word abstract.

Panels consisting of three individual presenters may be proposed. Submit a 250 word discussion of the ideas and issues important to the panel in addition to individual paper proposals of 500 words each for the presenters. Please send all documents together.

Performances (solo performance, staged readings, dance, music, installations): We hope to include a limited number of performances, especially performances that can be accomplished in alternate spaces, studios, classrooms, or in shared evenings of music, theatre, and dance. Submit a 500 word abstract describing the event and its organization.

Lecture-Demonstrations, Lecture-Performances, or Workshops
may run from 30-45 minutes.  Submit a 500 word abstract describing the topic and organization of the session.

For all proposals, include:

  • name
  • affiliation (if applicable),
  • contact information,
  • 150 word biography of presenter,
  • presentation title,
  • presentation format (individual paper, panel, workshop, performance, etc),
  • space needs,
  • technology needs.

Queries about proposals may be addressed by e-mail to Ann Dils at
Queries about the conference should be addressed to Carole Lindsey-Potter at

Information for this post gathered from Alternate Roots website.

Call for Proposals – D|N|A

An International Symposium on Nonlinear Digital Storytelling
Revised CFP
Concordia University, Montréal (13-15 May 2011)


  • Marsha Kinder (Professor of Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, USC; Executive Director of The Labyrinth Project)
  • Katerina Cizek (Award-winning experimental documentarian; Filmmaker in Residence, National Film Board of Canada)
  • With a nonlinear, interactive lecture by Florian Thalhofer (Berlin;documentary filmmaker; inventor of the Korsakow System)

Confirmed participants: Hart Cohen (UWS), Adrian Miles (RMIT), Steve Anderson (USC), David Clark (NSCAD), Tim Schwab (CINER-G), Elena Razlogova (CINER-G), Jason Lewis (CINER-G, Obx Labs), Monika Kin Gagnon (CINER-G, co-organizer), Matt Soar (CINER-G, co-organizer).

Reflecting recent developments in the theories and practices of new media production, described variously as database documentary, interactive narrative, and experimental archiving, D|N|A seeks to highlight some of the most important issues and ideas currently characterizing this emerging discourse and perhaps constitutive of a future, core set of properties or dynamics. (Contemporary works of note that characterize some of these developments include: Planet Galata; The Thousandth Tower; Gaza/Sderot; 7 Sons; St. Michael’s Hospital; The Whale Hunt; Folk Songs for the Five Points; Klatsassin; Soft Cinema; Life after Wartime; Danube Exodus; Tulse Luper Suitcases.)

This interdisciplinary symposium will bring together theorists, scholars, artists, curators and programmers, currently working in these and related areas for panel presentations, roundtables, screenings, a Korsakow workshop, and an exhibition, in a three-day event intended to foster discussions, creative exchange and debate. We also aim to stimulate and provoke creative/productive community engagements before, during, and after the symposium and will therefore be involving individuals and organizations in several activities that lead into the event and grow out of it.

As a guide, we welcome innovative and engaging proposals addressing the following areas, but also invite other proposals of potential relevance:

  • critical engagements with existing works and/or artists audiences as communities and vice versa
  • theoretical engagements with authorship, interactivity, databases and multimedia archives
  • historical precursors (multi-screen cinema; choose your own adventure)
  • genres of non-fiction media: archival, interview/oral history, witness/testimonial/first person, ethnographic.
  • critiques of commercial practices (eg Second Story; Terra Incognita)
  • the potentials and limitations of specific authoring and delivery platforms (eg Flash, Korsakow, HTML 5)
  • visual aesthetics and electronic literature
  • exhibition, distribution and alternative forms of circulation
  • future potentials (mobile applications, haptic screens, voice- and movement-activated interfaces, iPad, HTML5, expressive type)

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