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Literature/Film Association Annual Conference
SPACE, PLACE & ADAPTATION
November 29-December 1, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana

Keynote: Christopher Schaberg, Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished
Professor of English, Loyola University New Orleans

Holding our annual conference in New Orleans raises questions of space,
place, and adaptation in the study of literature, film, and media. The city
has long served as a point of contact and conflict between various cultures
and their traditions, and its unique identity demonstrates the enduring
influence of those populations today. While we welcome papers on any aspect
of film and media studies, we are especially interested in presentations
that address one or more of the following concerns (or similar topics):

• the poetics of space and place
• the politics of space and place
• adapting literary spaces and places in media
• teaching space, place, and media
• exhibition spaces
• the rural, regional, national, or transnational in media
• cosmopolitanism
• space, place, and identity
• media institutions, such as archives, film libraries, and film festivals
• location shooting and recreating place in media
• mobility, migration, and exile
• space, place, and genre
• sets as sites of inquiry
• production design
• media infrastructures
• architecture and media
• geographical approaches to media
• space, place, and performance
• Louisiana as a media capital

We also have significant interest in general studies of American and
international cinema, film and technology, television, and new media, and
other cultural or political issues connected to the moving image. In
addition to academic papers, presentation proposals about pedagogy or from
creative writers, artists, and filmmakers are also welcome.

Christopher Schaberg, our keynote speaker this year, is Dorothy Harrell
Brown Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans,
where he teaches courses in contemporary literature, cultural studies, and
environmental theory. He has written four monographs: The Textual Life of
Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2012), The End of Airports (2015),
Airportness: The Nature of Flight (2017), and The Work of Literature in an
Age of Post-Truth. He has also co-edited two collections: Deconstructing
Brad Pitt (2014, with Robert Bennett) and Airplane Reading (2016, with Mark
Yakich). With Ian Bogost, he co-edits the Object Lessons series, exploring
the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Please submit your proposal via this Google Doc
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewJi9Q6SDIrym8gaI8g6rYBzvsR7sa22ZI0AqqFqFqfO5orA/viewform?usp=sf_link>
by July 15, 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Pete Kunze
at [log in to unmask] Accepted presenters will be notified by August 15.

The conference hotel rate of $179/night is available at the Four Points
Sheraton French Quarter until November 1, 2018. Contact reservations
directly at (504) 524-7611 and mention the conference to receive the
discount, as it is not available online. Limited travel grant support is
planned to be available for select graduate students, non-tenure-track
faculty, and/or independent scholars and artists. Details for an added
application process for such support will be shared following proposal
acceptances in August.

The conference registration fee is $200 ($150 for students and retirees)
before October 1, 2018 and $225 ($175 for students and retirees)
thereafter. All conference attendees must also be current members of the
Literature/Film Association. Annual dues are $20. To register for the
conference and pay dues following acceptance of your proposal, visit the
Literature/Film Association website at http://litfilm.org/conference and
use our PayPal feature.

Presenters will be invited to submit their work to the Literature/Film
Quarterly for potential publication. For details on the journal’s
submission requirements, visit www.salisbury.edu/lfq.

-- 
Peter C. Kunze | Radio-TV-Film | University of Texas at Austin

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