>From: richard cante <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Media Studies and Recent
>Developments in Critical Theory (8/15/05; SCMS,
>Seeking abstracts for panel(s) to be proposed for the Society for Cinema
>and Media Studies Conference (Vancouver, BC, March 2-5 2006) on the
>topic "Media Studies and Recent Developments in Critical Theory."
>Deadline for receipt of proposals: August 15th 2005.
>Please send paper proposal and brief bio by email to Rich Cante,
>Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, The Univeristy of
>North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "[log in to unmask]"
>All interesting proposals are welcome--whatever media, concepts, or
>"methods" they deal with.
>Especially interested in the dilemmas facing "media studies" in the wake
>-recent turns in ethics (post-*Specters of Marx* Derrida, Badiou,
>Foucaultís last works, etc.);
>-recent turns in aesthetics (Ranciere, Agamben, Foucaultís last works,
>-the rampancy of vitalism;
>-the whole humanism/anti-humanism thing;
>-a new and different Hegel;
>-a new and different hermeneutics (Heidegger, Ricouer, etc.);
>-alternative visions of what "historicism" and "history" are;
>-underlying (anti-)religious ideas and ideals (implicit or explicit
>appeals to figures such as Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Freud; the new
>light on Levinas; Jambet, etc.)
>-very late Lacan (and his interpreters);
>-reconsiderations of the theoretical gutter balls of 80s/90s U.S.
>-re-invigorated interests in pragmatism;
>-re-conceptualizations of the gender/sexuality/body nexus after Judith
>-the seeming last nails in the coffin of theoretical populism (the
>re-election of Bush?);
>-and so on.
>Proposals on any matters that seem important to finger and explicate
>more carefully right now--or that seem bound to erupt "into media
>studies" at some point in the future--are welcome.
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