Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This issue features columns from Lisa W. Kelly, Chris Russill, Cynthia Chris, Christine Quail, Jacqueline Vickery, and Julia Lesage
This issue's columns in brief:
"You're Fired! Reflecting the Economic Crisis in the Business Entertainment Format"
by Lisa W. Kelly
An exploration of business-minded television shows and the recent economic climate.
"Whale Wars: A Deeper Shade of Green on the Public Screen" by Chris Russill
A look at Animal Planets?s Whale Wars and the sensational media tactics involved.
"The End" by Cynthia Chris
How should a TV series end? A look at the final episodes of Battlestar Galactica and ER.
" I'm A Loser, Baby" by Christine Quail
An exploration of the value contemporary audiences place on the losers of competitive reality television shows.
" House, FB: A Consideration of Convergence Marketing" by Jacqueline Vickery (http://flowtv.org/?p=3557):
A look at the ways in which television capitalizes from the convergence of social media such as Facebook
" 'Scared Crazy' and Torture " by Julia Lesage (http://flowtv.org/?p=3473):
An examination of how fiction develops, indeed structures, social issues.
FlowTV twitters too! Follow Flow's Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/flowtv.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
If you would be interested in figuring out how to polish your work and help other people polish their work in anticipation of submitting pieces to academic journals, please contact Ilana Gershon at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each meeting of the Collegium will be based on readings and written responses to some of the most interesting and challenging literature on teaching and learning. Reading topics will include memory, motivation, scaffolding, learning transfer, how experts differ from novices, signature pedagogies, and assessment. In particular, the Collegium activities will focus on ways to revise and assess teaching practices so that they take advantage of what we know about how people learn. Graduate students (“Collegium Fellows”) and faculty mentors will coach each other as they try out new ideas. Each Collegium Fellow will summarize his or her thinking for the year in a written course portfolio suitable for job search situations. In addition, fellows will have access to special publication and presentation opportunities. The program itself will be assessed and any generalizable results will be shared with others outside the program who may be interested.
Requirements and activities will include:
· readings from the relevant literature for each meeting
· sharing reading responses with all participants via Oncourse
· two class visits by a learning sciences specialist, and formative, reflective interviews with him
· a written course portfolio of about 10 pages completed by May 15, 2010.
You are eligible to apply if you have received an AI award for both Fall and Spring semesters of the 2009/10 academic year from the departments of Anthropology, Biology, or Communication and Culture and if this is not your first year teaching for the department. Participation in the program will require at least 10 meetings between September and May on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 PM.
No credit toward your degree will be awarded for participation. However, people chosen as Collegium Fellows will receive a total of $2000 in two installments.
If you wish to apply to participate in this study, please mail or email the following materials by May 1, 2009 to Katherine Kearns at Campus Instructional Consulting, Franklin Hall 004, Indiana University, or email@example.com.
1. a 1-2 page letter of interest that expresses why you want to participate in the project, what you would like to work on in your teaching, and what strengths you would bring to a collaborative group.
2. the signature of endorsement from your major professor or director of graduate studies on the Approval Form for Major Advisors (attached)
a short application questionnaire (attached).
If you have any questions about the Collegium, please view the project web site (http://sites.google.com/a/indiana.edu/iu-teagle-collegium/) or contact:
Katherine Kearns at Campus Instructional Consulting, 855-9023, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Robinson in CMCL, 855-4607 or email@example.com
Melissa Gresalfi in Learning Sciences, 856-8328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April Sievert in Anthropology, 856-5108 or email@example.com
Mimi Zolan in Biology, 855-6694 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: May 30th, 2009
The Oporto University, along with the University of Coruña and the University of Texas at Austin , are producing the second U.Frame International Academic Film and Video Festival. The festival is aimed at promoting the work of students in visual and media arts, focusing on digital works. International participants are strongly encouraged to submit.
U.Frame includes two avenues for competition, the Official Competition, which includes categories for Documentary, Fiction, Animation, and Experimental works in video, and the Online Competition (Media light) for videos made by mobile phone (with a maximum length of 10 minutes).
For more info go to: http://www.uframe.org
Wednesday, May 6, 4-5:30pm
Woodburn Hall 218
Gerhard Kubik is a professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. He has been researching African and American music for nearly half a century, and has published widely on the music, dance and oral traditions of Africa and of Afro-descendants in the Americas based on field research in 18 African countries as well as Venezuela, Brazil, and the United States. In the course of his studies, he has compiled the largest collection of African traditional music worldwide (more than 25,000 recordings), most of which are archived in the Phonogrammarchiv Wien in Vienna.
In addition to his scholarship, Prof. Kubik is also a performing musician, currently playing guitar and clarinet in Donald Kachamba's Heritage Jazzband, which specializes in kwela and other southern African styles. Some of his recent publications include Theory of African Music, vol II (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming) and Africa and the Blues (University of Mississippi Press, 2000).
practices are dissolving. This special issue of Feminist Review will analyse how rapid shifts in
contemporary media processes and practices are impacting on women¹s engagement with
communications and production as well as the representation of marginalized groups.
Current developments such as Web 2.0, networking, online distribution and mobile media
will be explored in the context of gendered histories of media production and reception.
The intention is to look at change and continuity in the uses, practices, aesthetics and
theorization of the media in the light of the growth of new pervasive technologies. We are
hoping that the issue will explore the following questions: How do new media technologies
affect gendered authorship and agency? How does age and generation intersect with gender
with respect to the uses of 'old' and 'new' media? What cultural and historical variations are
there in terms of the meanings and impact of media and communications technologies?
Illustrated, reflective pieces by digital media practitioners are welcome and samples of work
discussed may be uploaded to the Feminist Review website.
Possible topics might include:
Alternative media and feminist activism
Gender, life histories and blogs
Gender and authorship
Questions of distribution
Ethics and representation
Gender and media education
Submissions for the issue are welcomed from now until 30 March 2010. Articles should be
between 6,000-7,000 words in length. An abstract of 200-300 words should accompany the
article, plus a list of up to six keywords suitable for indexing and abstracting services.
Detailed instructions on how to submit (electronic submission only) can be found at
We also welcome shorter pieces of creative or analytical writing (up to 1000 words, or 4000
words for interviews) or visual material on the theme for our 'Open Space' section. These
pieces may be topical and/or polemical. They are not sent out to be peer-reviewed, but are
selected by the editors of the issue.
Enquiries about the issue should be sent to Lizzie Thynne(email@example.com)
or Dr Nadje Al-Ali (N.S.Al-Ali@soas.ac.uk).
C700 for MA students carries 3 hour of credit because we recognize that doing the readings to prepare for the MA Exam is very time consuming. You deserve credit for spending this time working, even though no sit-down-in-a-classroom time is involved.
In the past, MA students have enrolled in C700 in the summer after their first full year of classes. In fact, both the Handbook and the User's Guide suggest doing this. I've asked about this and we've decided that while C700 is a requirement for your MA, taking it in the summer is not.
The reason you may decide to enroll in C700 during the regular academic year instead of in the summer is mandatory fees. If you are enrolled in three hour of C700 during the summer, you will incur mandatory fees. They won't be as high as they are during the academic year when you are enrolled in more than 6 classes, but still, they're a little over $200.
If you formally enroll in C700 during the fall semester, along with your other classes, it will not effect the amount of your mandatory fees for that semester. Remember, your AI gig remission covers twelve hours each regular semester, so you should be covered (unless you take more than the usual three CMCL classes). You'll definitely want to do the reading during the summer when you don't have other coursework , but you don't have to make it formal until the fall.
If this seems confusing, please contact me and I'll explain further.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Poynter Center, 618 East Third Street
Department of Communication and Culture
No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy
Come hear John Lucaites from IU’s Department of Communication and Culture talk about the book he wrote with Robert Hariman of Northwestern University, No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2007). Consider some of the iconic photos and what they say and what is left unsaid. Some of the photos are a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square at the end of World War II, Dorothea Lange’s photo of the gaunt woman in the Depression, and the naked Vietnamese girl running in terror from a napalm attack.
Professor Lucaites was a Poynter Center Fellow in 2006-07, when the topic was “Memory: Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics.”
We hope you can join us for the last Poynter Center Roundtable of the semester. Poynter Center Roundtables aim to highlight creative work and research by IU Bloomington faculty in ethics and democratic life and culture.
Please RSVP to Carol Bland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-0261.
Chapman's Baquest Hall
300 State Road 446
One night only cabaret performance of Sylvias McNair's One Woman Show featuring Adam Burnette on piano.
Silent Auction, Cash Bar
Ticket's available for $45.00 at Shalom Community Center and all Bloomingfoods locations.
Sponsored by the IU Credit Union, United Way, Shalom Community Center, and a host of caring individuals
Thursday, April 16, 2009
In an effort to make the best use of the libraries’ resources, (money, space, and staff), and to maintain a highly-used circulating Reserve collection, we ask that you please take a minute to review our current print reserve policy.
We will process reserve requests in the order they are received. Processing time for reserve materials can take up to three weeks. For this reason, we encourage instructors to please submit requests in advance of the academic year.
Only materials containing required readings will be placed on reserve.
Media & Reserve Services' (formerly Kent Cooper Room) reserve policy allows up to 20 books per course. For courses which require more than 20 books, the use of e-Reserve for articles and book chapters is encouraged. See instructions for e-Reserve processing at: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=307.
Reserved items will be removed at the end of the academic year. Full guidelines for placing materials on Reserve are available at: http: www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1166.
All items to be placed on Reserve must be submitted either online: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=307,
We will no longer accept the blue processing reserve slips for print reserves. However, the blue processing slips are an option for placing articles and book chapters on e-Reserve.
Media & Reserve Services (M&RS) will also accept a course bibliography or syllabus of the top 20 resources to be placed on print Reserve. The bibliography or syllabus must include a full citation of assigned readings, with LC call number if one exists, along with instructor’s first and last name, department, course number, date item is needed on Reserve, and specific loan length instructions (4 hours, 1 day or 4 days).
Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have.
Head, Media & Reserve Services
Herman B Wells Library
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
*Clothes, Collections, and Culture . . . What Is a Curator?*
(April 17, 2009-December 31, 2009)
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
416 N. Indiana Ave.
By pulling back the curtain on behind-the-scenes museum activities, this exhibit de-mystifies the curatorial process. Focusing on the Royce Collection of Zapotec Clothing and Textiles, the curator considers the social life of material culture in circulation. She challenges the notion that museums are places where objects 'go to die' after their practical use has ended. The curator examines how people create meaning through the following: the artifact collecting process, cataloging in the museum, object interpretation, and artifact storage.
There is an alcohol-free reception at the museum for the opening, which takes place Friday from 4:30-6. Following that, there will be a more traditional reception (which means there will be booze) at Finch's, on the second floor. Finch's is located at 514 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Abstract for Mark's presentation:
I will be presenting work that I'm doing on my dissertation, which looks at various kinds of loss within cinema history, such as the physical loss of films through decay and the loss of films and stars from cultural memory. Arguing that film fans have developed strategies for compensating for these losses that are often more effective than the efforts of "official" archives and preservationists, and that the development of these strategies can be a productive means of thwarting encoded ideologies by "poaching" the media, I will be looking at how audiences have interpreted and used the image of Theda Bara, the infamous silent film "vamp" of the 1910s. By conducting a diachronic study of responses to Bara, I make a case that star images can be "repurposed" for varied and sometimes contradictory uses, and moreover, that the loss of Bara's films has actually increased the potential for this repurposing. For this talk, I will be looking specifically at audience reception of Bara both in the 1910s and today, focusing on whether the misogynistic image of the sexually predatory vamp can be appropriated and repurposed as a symbol of feminist empowerment. Along with this particular repurposing, I will also be investigating the related issue of how Bara became an icon within the Goth subculture decades after mainstream audiences had forgotten her.
Failing Women: Hollywood and Its Chick Flick Audience
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
5:30 p. m.
Ballantine Hall 244
The cinematic category of the "chick flick" feels more and more formulaic and impoverished even while its commercial clout (exemplified in Summer, 2008 by hits like Sex and the City, Mamma Mia and Baby Mama) remains strong. Contemporary Hollywood clearly manifests a deep reluctance to treat adult female audience interests in a serious way and that reluctance is validated by a postfeminist cultural environment that often positions women's interests as banal and cheap. With these issues in mind, this talk explores two questions: what do "chick flicks" do and what should we do with them?
Diane Negra is Professor of Film Studies and Screen Culture in the School of English, Drama and Film Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland. She is a prominent scholar whose research areas encompass the studies of contemporary feminism, film and television, U.S. and British social histories, critical ethnic studies, and stardom. Among her extensive publications are books on early cinema ( A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema, Duke 2002); female stardom (Off-White Hollywood: American Culture and Ethnic Female Stardom, Routledge 2001); whiteness and ethnicity (The Irish in Us: Irishness, Performativity, and Popular Culture, Duke 2006); and contemporary feminism (Interrogating Postfeminism, Duke 2007; and What a Girl Wants?: Fantasizing the Reclamation of Self in Postfeminism, 2008).
Diane Negra will be a Branigin Lecturer from April 19 to 22, 2009.
For further information, please contact the Institute (email@example.com) at 812-855-3658 or Brenda Weber in Gender Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Professor Negra’s visit is also sponsored by Gender Studies, Communication and Culture,
Cultural Studies, and American Studies
Friday, April 10, 2009
The intent of the grant is to allow students to develop greater familiarity with language and culture, to gather initial research data, and to develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their field of study. Awards will range from $500 to $800, depending on the total amount of expected travel expenses. Awards will not cover per diem, incidental, or other expenses not related to travel.
Important note to applicants for the Tinker Field Research Grant: If you feel that your Tinker proposal accords with the humanities focus of the Mendel program, you may request that we forward all or part of your Tinker file to the Mendel selection committee. Please email email@example.com with specific instructions regarding the components that you would like forwarded.
Application materials can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~clacs/funding/mendel.shtml
Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
University of Pennsylvania
A curious feature of esthetic interpretation in China is that yun (“harmonious sound”) or shenyun (“spirit resonance”), which is primarily an auditory phenomenon, is also used with reference to visual arts such as calligraphy and painting. What is doubly curious is that there are striking resemblances between (shen)yun and the Indian esthetic notion of dhvani (“[evocative / suggestive] sound; resonance”). This lecture explores the nature of shenyun, its resemblance to dhvani, and its unique aspects as a quintessential tenet of Chinese esthetics.
Victor H. Mair is Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been teaching since 1979. He holds degrees from Dartmouth College (B.A. magna cum laude 1965), the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London (B.A. Hon. 1972, M.Phil. 1984), and Harvard University (Ph.D. 1976).
Friday, April 17, 2009
at 5:30 pm
India Studies House
825 East 8th Street(Corner of 8th & Woodlawn)
For more information, contact the India Studies Program:812-855-5798
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Date & Time : Tuesday, April 14 at 6 PM
Location : Career Development Center
Please RSVP if you are interested by contacting Key at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (785) 841-2680 with your name, phone # and email address.
The DART Center is a nonprofit network of grassroots, congregation-based community organizations committed to social and economic justice in low-moderate income communities. DART has built coalitions throughout the country that have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:
· Education reform in low-performing public schools
· Job Training · Drugs and Violence
· Criminal Recidivism
· Living Wage
· Neighborhood Revitalization, etc.
DART is now accepting applications for the 2009 DART Organizers Institute! The DART Organizers institute is a paid, four-month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing! The Organizers Institute kicks off in July 2009 with a 7-day classroom orientation followed by 15 weeks of infield training at a DART host organization. The training will cover such topics as:
· Entering a community
· Identifying and training local leaders
· Strategic planning and issue cutting
· Relationship and community building
· Direct Action on community issues ·
After successful completion of the Institute, DART will work to place graduates into permanent full-time salaried positions within the DART network. Graduates from the Organizers Institute have gone on to become Associate Community Organizers and Executive Directors at community organizations located throughout the country.
The Organizers Institute is a paid training program that includes: a $7,000 living stipend, transportation to the classroom orientation and host city, and mileage reimbursement during the infield training. Room, board, and tuition will also be paid by DART during the 7-day classroom training.
Although it may be helpful, no direct experience is necessary. Organizer Trainees (OTs) hired to participate in the DART Organizers Institute must demonstrate a desire to pursue community organizing as a professional career. Candidates must be graduating (undergraduate or graduate) prior to June 1, 2009.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Key at either (785) 841-2680 or at email@example.com. You can also visit www.thedartcenter.org for more information.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wednesday, April 8,
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor
Laura Smith, visiting assistant professor in the History of Art Department, will discuss representations of Native Americans in photography from the nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century.
As many of you know, issues of homelessness and poverty are my passion. I study them academically and I work at the Shalom Community Center* to promote solutions to these issues locally. Being able to do both simultaneously has been a challenge, but has been incredibly rewarding as my academic life is influenced by my community work and vice versa.
Monroe County has the highest poverty rate in the state of Indiana. At 26% (excluding students), it's double the state and national average. As the economy worsens, demand for social services increases, putting pressure on local agencies to meet people's needs with limited resources.
I've formed a CMCL team for this year's Homeward Bound Walk, a 5K walk to fight homelessness and provide housing. It takes place April 19 from Noon to 3:30 p.m. in 3rd Street Park. If you're interested, you can participate by joining the walk team or by donating to the team. Both can be done at www.homewardboundindiana.org. The CMCL team page, specifically, can be found at http://homewardboundindiana.org/team/960.
The team has no official affiliation with the department. Instead, it's my effort to open up a space for us to invest in the Bloomington community together. Feel free to pass this on to anyone I have missed.
I hope you'll join me.
Possibilities include (but are not limited to):
* Verbal or visual collage
* Audio/visual scholarship
* Collaborative essays
* Irreverent review essays, interviews or festival/exhibition reports
* Articles whose forms enact alternative points of view
* Incorporations of everyday life
* Short shorts
Please note that we are not an academic journal, per se, though we do deal in scholarship. Do not send us the kinds of articles you would submit to traditional academic journals, or the sorts of papers written in graduate seminars. Rigorous thought need not always follow the same format. We’re also not a lit journal. So while we’re open to exploring the limits of truth, we don’t want your fiction, and we aren't looking for the next Baudelaire or Angelou.
If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for, send submissions and queries to TheWigEditors@gmail.com. Acceptable attachments include .doc or .tiff files. Please query before sending other types of files (e.g. video or audio files).
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Slavic Dept, Comparative Literature Dept and Jewish Studies
2nd/8 weeks class, Tu-Th 4-6
Czech and Jewish Culture in Bohemia: Poetry, Thought, Film and Novel
This class covers the highlights of Czech and Jewish culture produced on the territory of today’s Czech Republic. It starts with comparing the educational teachings of Rabbi Loew and the well-known educational reformer Jan Amos Comenius, two outstanding personalities of the 17th century Bohemia. We then quickly move into the 20th century comparison of Czech and Jewish Poetry, as well as such outstanding Czech and Jewish novelists as Čapek, Kafka, Poláček, Werfel, Kundera and others. Special emphasis is laid on the comparison of Czech and Jewish humor and philosophy of life. The famous Prague School thinkers like Trubetzkoy, Jakobson and Mathesius and their revolutionary theories of language and literature are a part of this class as well. Holocaust Jewish writers, such as Arnošt Lustig, Ladislav Fuks et al. are analyzed. The class concludes with sessions on Hrabal and Havel.
Two films are watched during the class and two outside the class, portraying the Czech and Jewish humor as well as the Jewish tragedy of the 20th century.
By Kelsey Timmerman
Wednesday, April 8, 12:00-1:15
Education Building, Room 2140
A Labor Studies brown bag lunch talk
Ninety-seven percent of our clothes are made overseas. Yet globalization makes it difficult to know much about the origin of the products we buy. In his book Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes, which TIME Magazine called “…a quixotic journey…,” journalist and blogger Kelsey Timmerman visited each of the countries and factories where his five favorite items of clothing were made and met the workers.
In Bangladesh, he went undercover as an underwear buyer. In Cambodia, he learned the difference between those who wear Levi’s and those who make them. In China, he saw the costs of globalization and the dark side of the Chinese economic miracle.
Kelsey will be discussing his experiences bridging the gap between impersonal economic forces and the people most directly affected by them.
Bring your lunch or a snack if you like. (No food or drink will be provided.) The Education Building is off 7th Street, near the corner of Rose on the East side of the IUB campus. The Jordan Avenue parking garage is right next to it and there is also a visitor lot with meters off Rose Avenue on the East side of the School of Ed.
Os homini sublime dedit: Anthropology, Cosmology, and Misanthropy in Giordano Bruno and Michel de Montaigne
Friday, April 10, 2009
Ballantine Hall 144
This talk examines the hypothesis proposed by Fulvio Papi that Bruno's dialogue Lo spaccio della bestia trionfante responds to Montaigne's essay "Des Cannibales" and situates this argument within the context of a broader comparison between these two late-sixteenth-century prose writers. Faced with the crisis of Aristotelian cosmology, these two authors arrive, through quite different itineraries and from quite different motivations, at a similar conception of history that can be described as misanthropy.
Eric MacPhail is Professor of French in the Department of French and Italian of Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of The Voyage to Rome in French Renaissance Literature (Stanford French and Italian Studies, Anma Libri, 1990). His recently published articles include “Facilis descensus Averno: Retracing Aeneas’s Steps in Du Bellay’s Regrets” (2008), “Living in the Past: Montaigne and the Critique of Novelty” (2008), and “The Turpin Method in Comparative Context” (2007).
Lecture to be followed by discussion and refreshments.
If you have a disability and need assistance, accommodations can be made to address most needs. Please call 855-5458
Woodburn Hall 120
"Bringing Down a Dictator"
This screening and discussion will be part of the wider set of events associated with the visit of Professor Slavko Splichal.
Bringing Down A Dictator documents the spectacular defeat of Slobodan Milosevic in October, 2000, not by force of arms, as many hadpredicted, but by an ingenious nonviolent strategy of honest elections and massive civil disobedience.
Milosevic was strengthened by patriotic fervor when NATO bombedYugoslavia in early 1999, but a few months later, a student movementnamed Otpor! (“Resistance” in Serbian) launched a surprising offensive.Audaciously demanding the removal of Milosevic, they recruited where discontent was strongest, in the Serbian heartland.
Their weapons were rock concerts and ridicule, the internet and email, spray-painted slogans and a willingness to be arrested. Othor students became the shock troops in an army of human rights, pro-democracy, anti-war, women’s groups, and opposition political parties. Their slogan: "He’s Finished!"
Trained in nonviolent action and partially financed by the US and western Europe, they forged a unified political opposition, fought to stop vote fraud, and systematically undermined police and army loyalty. When Milosevic refused to accept defeat at the polls, the opposition called a general strike. As normal life ground to a halt, Serbs by the hundreds of thousands poured into the capital on October 5 to seize theFederal Parliament in a dramatic triumph for democracy.
The one-hour documentary is narrated by Martin Sheen.
GLOBALIZED GOVERNANCE, DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT, AND TRANSNATIONALIZATION OF THE PUBLIC SPHERE
TUESDAY APRIL 7
POLITICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COLLECTION
The Indiana Democracy Consortium is happy to host Professor Slavko Splichal, Professor of Communication in the Media Studies Department of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana and an associate member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
He is director of the European Institute for Communication and Culture and as editor of the institute’s journal, Javnost—The Public. His work focuses on the role of media in civil society and the public sphere as it relates to democracy and democratization in post-communist Eastern and Central Europe.
As one of the most important public intellectuals working in contemporary Eastern Europe, Professor Splichal is a recognized expert on democracy-building and the role of the media in forming viable publics in transitioning states.
Please join the IDC on April 7 at 1:00 in the Political Science Research Collection as Professor Splichal presents his paper "Globalized Governance, Democratic Deficit, and the Transnationalization of the Public Sphere."
THE DEADLINE IS MAY 29, 2008
Selected winners, in both Film and Television categories, will receive a cash prize of $4,000, the latest Final Draft screenwriting software, a staged reading of their script, and opportunities to meet with established entertainment executives.
The first Screenwriting Award was given in 1999 and the first Television Writing Award presented in 2001. Previous winners include Alice Wu’s winning screenplay SAVING FACE which served as her directorial debut and was released by Sony Pictures Classics, and Young Il Kim’s winning script HYUNG”S OVERTURE which was subsequently optioned by producer and CAPE Board of Advisor member, Teddy Zee (PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS). He is currently developing a project with Korean producer, Jonathan Kim.
CAPE’s Board of Advisors include distinguished executives and artists such as Ang Lee, John Woo, Terrence Chang, Dean Devlin, Warrington Hudlin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Richard Sakai, B.D. Wong, Chris Lee, Fritz Friedman, Janet Yang and Teddy Zee.
All entries must be submitted and postmarked by May 29, 2009. Submissions should be consistent with the goals of the CAPE Foundation, including the promotion of the interests of Asian Pacific Islanders in the entertainment industry. Finalists will be notified early August 2009. More information can be found on CAPE’s Web site (www.capeusa.org).
To download material for CAPE 2008 New Writers Award: - Rules and Regulations for Television - Rules and Regulations for Features - General Release Form - Application Form - Short Essay Question Form please visit the CAPE website:
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Please Contact the GradGrants Center for more information at:
IUB Herman B Wells Library
Research Collection, Room 651
1320 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907