Wednesday, May 28, 2008
to Media Theory and Aesthetics-- will be taught in the spring next year.
MA students who wish to take two of their three required courses
in media should enroll for C506 in the fall (methods with Anderson)
and then Intro with a rested Hawkins in the spring.
As students are putting together their plans of study and
registering for classes, I just wanted to let grad students
know that C503 Intro to Media Theory and Aesthetics
WILL be taught next year-- in the spring instead of the fall.
I'm on sabbatical in the fall and it's my turn to teach the class
CUFF stands out on the festival circuit for having a unique programming niche, and garnering a following among hipsters, media, and industry alike. Each year, CUFF presents an accessible, savvy program of pics exploring the many definitions and interpretations of the "underground" concept. Selected films often ignore limitations of genre, and are made with passion and drive; alternative music films, political agitprop, formal experimentation, and high camp are not uncommon elements of the Festival program.
Past CUFF films, producers, and filmmakers have received honors and offers as a direct result of exposure gained and connections made at the Festival. Programming highlights from years past include premieres of NICE BOMBS, DANIELSON: A FAMILY MOVIE, Oscar-nominated documentary THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND, MONKS - THE TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK, and BLOOD CAR. Additionally, numerous CUFF films have gone on to receive theatrical distribution.
June 16, 2008 - Regular Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Chicago Underground Film Festival exists to showcase the defiantly independent filmmaker, and to promote films and videos that dissent from the mainstream.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
CUFF is a great time for attendees, filmmakers, and industry. Daily screenings are followed by a great night of parties, events and concerts. In Roger Ebert's words, "What you get for your money is not just admission to the films but admission to a subculture."
Now in partnership with IFP/Chicago, CUFF will take place in tandem with the Midwest Filmmakers Summit, a gathering of the region's filmmaking community. The Summit will present networking opportunities, discussions, workshops and case studies of Festival films featuring various festival filmamkers and industry insiders. Past speakers have included Bob Berney, Richard Linklater, Neil LaBute, Rose Troche, Harold Ramis, Tod Lending, Bill Seigel, John McNaughton, Steve James, Anthony Kaufman, Ray Pride, Laurel Ward and many others.
CUFF organizers advise filmmakers that "if you suspect your film is 'underground,' it probably is." Submit to Chicago Underground Film Festival today!
A100 is a broad study of American culture and society, and exposes students to the careful study of all cultural forms and their histories. The class is focused broadly on a series of keywords (gender, race, media, culture, nation, etc.) and the specific day-to-day content is matched to the instructor's expertise.
Please note that this appointment does not include a fee remission -interested students must be at G901 level! This offer of an assistantship is subject to your furnishing the federally required documentation showing that you are a U.S. citizen, or that you are a non-citizen authorized to work in the United States for the period of the appointment.
Interested parties should contact the director at: email@example.com
Graduate students should send a brief email detailing their teaching experience, and request a short email of support from a faculty member familiar with their work in the classroom.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
are excited to see your films!
We accept submissions postmarked by May 31st the very latest,
so send us your band new projects from the spring semester and
they could premier at the UFVA conference three months from
now and emerge on a tour around the world next fall!
We accept films of all lengths, shooting formats and
categories, and offer numerous awards from sponsors like
Kodak, Avid, Lowell and Final Draft.
Simply print out the submission form from our website
(http://www.temple.edu/nextframe/submit.htm) and send it to us
along with your film, a copy of your student ID and a check.
Or submit via www.withoutabox.com (WAB) and send in your film,
marked with your WAB tracking number, and a copy of your
At least two members of your PhD Advisory Committees must be members of the Graduate Faculty or Graduate Faculty Emeritus.
All members of a PhD Research Committee must be members of the Graduate Faculty or Graduate Faculty Emeritus. In addition, at least half must have the endorsement to direct doctoral dissertations. This endorsement is denoted by an * in the Comprehensive Degree Program Information section of the UGS Bulletin.
C-SPAN’s Campaign 2008 Bus will be in Bloomington today, making stops at Batchelor Middle School and then the Indiana University campus.
The 45-foot mobile production studio will pay an 8:45 a.m. visit to BMS, where teacher Jeff Rudkin’s B-TV students will get a special presentation from the C-SPAN crew. MCCSC just received word that it won the Best Buy $100,000 Teach Award, which was given to the district based on a proposal from Rudkin to help expand video technology throughout the school system.
From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the bus will be in the circle drive of the Indiana Memorial Union, where members of the public will have a chance to go on board.
The bus is on the campaign trail to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s comprehensive political coverage. It has already traveled to 71 universities and 95 schools. Four presidential candidates have been on board.
Monday, May 19, 2008
I am forwarding information about the NEH Division of Preservation and Access. This opportunity is NOT limited and more information can be found at their website:
The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the Humanities will be accepting applications for grants in Humanities Collections and Resources. These grants support projects to preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture. Awards also support the creation of reference materials, online resources, and research tools of major importance to the humanities.
The application receipt deadline this year is July 31, 2008 for projects beginning May 2009.
Awards range from $100,000 to a maximum of $350,000 for a two-year period. As part of this request, a maximum of $50,000 may be included to develop a plan for the long-term sustainability of the project.
All applications to the NEH must be submitted through Grants.gov using new Acrobat forms. This requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.1 or 8.1.2. See the application guidelines for details.
Prospective applicants seeking further information are encouraged to contact the Division at 202-606-8570 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Program staff will read draft proposals submitted six weeks before the deadline.
A list of the 2007 awards is available at http://www.neh.gov/news/awards/preservationFebruary2007.html
Please share this information with those who may be potentially interested.
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Franklin Hall 009
601 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1223
FLOW Conference 2008
October 9-11, 2008
The University of Texas at Austin
Deadline for 150-word abstracts: June 15, 2008
Flow Conference 2008 is the 2nd biannual conference for FlowTV.org, a University of Texas at Austin graduate student-run, online academic journal focusing on television and media culture.
Flow Conference 2008 will resemble traditional academic meetings in name only: There will be no panels, no papers, and no plenary sessions. Instead, the event will feature a series of roundtables, each organized around a compelling question. Respondents are asked to submit a 150-word abstract addressing one of the roundtable questions as listed on our conference Web site: http://flowtv.org/?page_id=1335
Some roundtable topics include:
New Formations of Stardom in Contemporary Media Culture
Viral Videos and Political Participation
Online and Offline Fan Communities
TV and the Question of "The Mainstream"
Music Fans and Copy Protection
The DTV Conversion
Media Policy, Media Reform, and Media Criticism
Game Studies in The Academy
Electronic Waste and Media Studies
Global Television Flow
Digital Aura and Web 2.0
Feminisms & Feminists in the Public Sphere
Talent-Based Reality Shows and The American Dream
Visit the conference Web site for a complete list of roundtable questions in full detail.
We especially encourage responses that address issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and ability, as well as international perspectives.
Please e-mail email@example.com with a 150-word abstract and the title of the roundtable you are responding to in the subject of the email by June 15, 2008. Please respond to only one roundtable topic. Include your full name, e-mail address, and affiliation in your e-mail.
We will inform participants of acceptance via e-mail by July 15, 2008.
Upon acceptance, respondents will be asked to expand their abstract to a 600-800 word position paper, due by September 15, 2008.
In an effort to include a wide range of participants (i.e., scholars, fans, critics, activists, policymakers, industry professionals, etc.), we encourage wide distribution of this call.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
There are two bedrooms, each is good-sized with very decent closet space. One bedroom is carpeted, one has hardwood floors. The living room is large, with hardwood floors, a nice sized coat closet, plenty of windows and good light. There is also a dining room with hardwood floors. The kitchen is large and clean, with plenty of counter space and cabinets. There is one bathroom, with a shower and tub. Out the back door is a good-sized concrete patio and a large back yard (property management takes care of all mowing and leaf maintenance).
The basement is unfinished, but has plenty of room for storage, and is equipped with a washer and dryer (each under a year old).
The rent is 690.00 per month. Pets are allowed, for an extra charge of 10.00 per month. Utilities run an average of 100.00 each month (typically a little more in the winter, but significantly less in fall and spring).
The house is fully furnished, and I will not be taking any furniture with me. If anyone living here for the 10-month period cared to furnish the place themselves, I can easily move the furniture out before I go. Basically, I am happy to leave as much or as little furniture as is necessary, this is entirely negotiable.
I have lived in this house for two years and absolutely love it. The neighborhood is quiet and I've found the location to be very convenient. I'll be away from Bloomington from the beginning of September to the end of June, so the place will not be available for an entire year, but it will be available for the entire academic year.
If anyone would like more information, would like to come by and see the house, or would like to see some pictures, please contact me over email (email@example.com) or you are also welcome to call (812-360-6285).
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
If you didn´t submit your film yet, you have another opportunity.
The organization decided to delay the submission deadline:
PRE-REGISTRATION: until the 15th May
REGISTRATION: until the 31st May
Jury First Prize – Prize Caixa Geral de Depósitos – 2500 euros
Audience Prize – Prize El Corte Inglès – 1 digital video camera
Best Documentary – Prize TMN - Mobile phone 3G + 500 euros
Best Animation Film - Prize TMN - Mobile phone 3G + 500 euros
Best Fictional Film - PrizeTMN - Mobile phone 3G + 500 euros
Best Experimental Film - Prize TMN - Mobile phone 3G + 500 euros
Best Second Life Film – (to be confirmed)
Media Light Prize - Prize TMN + FotoAdrenalina - Mobile phone 3G + Photographic expedition to Morocco (departure and arrival: Oporto/Portugal)
Fantasporto Prize – Exhibition of the best works on the 2009 edition of the Oporto International Film Festival
- Beatriz Pacheco Pereira – Director of FANTASPORTO (Oporto International Film Festival)
- Adriano Nazareth – Film and television director and professor of the Fine Arts Faculty of the Oporto University
- João Mário Grilo – Cinema critic and professor of the Social and Human Sciences Faculty of the New University of Lisbon
- Mário Augusto - Portuguese cinema journalist, coordinator and presenter of "35mm", tv programme of the Lusomundo and SIC Notícias channels, and cinema commentator of TSF radio station
- Antonio Sanjuán Pérez – Head of the Faculty of Media and Communication of the Coruña University
- Xaime Fandiño – Spanish film director and professor of the University of Vigo
- Andrew Shea - American film director, professor at the University of Texas, Austin, in the Radio-TV-Film Department, member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America and the Society of Stage Directores and Choreographers
Further information at: http://www.uframe.org
Anabela Couto - firstname.lastname@example.org +351 936993711 / +351 22 3393667
Ana Sereno - email@example.com +351 919022478 / +351 22 3393667
Curso de Ciências da Comunicação (Universidade do Porto)
Praça Coronel Pacheco, 8
4050-453 Porto, Portugal
Tel. 223 393 660
Fax. 223 393 668
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The office of Campus Instructional Consulting invites applications for a graduate assistant position beginning June 2008 and continuing through May 2009. Availability during orientation week (August 25-29, 2008) is essential. Experience in college teaching as well as completion of a pedagogy course preferred. Graduate students from any discipline with excellent organizational, written, and interpersonal skills are welcome to apply. The hourly position involves 10 to 15 hours per week at $12.00 per hour. A fee remission is not included.
Tasks will include participating in, assisting with, and co-presenting workshops (e.g. Campus Climate, Teaching Portfolio, Microteaching, etc.); observing and consulting with associate instructors and undergraduate peer instructors; organizational support of campus and departmental workshops (copying and emailing); library research and data collection; assisting with scholarship of teaching and learning projects; and other assigned tasks.
You can learn more about the activities of our office and our projects at these websites:
To apply, please send an email letter of application and a curriculum vita to Katie Kearns (firstname.lastname@example.org).