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Call for Papers (grad): Deaths of Cinema
Abstracts by January 5, 2007

Deaths of Cinema
First Annual Critical Studies Graduate Student Conference
University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
March 23-24, 2007, Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speaker:  Hamid Naficy, Department of Radio/Film/Television, 
Northwestern University
Filmmaker:  Screening and Discussion with experimental filmmaker Martin 
Conference Dates:  March 23-24, 2007
Submission Deadline:  January 5, 2007

The graduate students of the Critical Studies Department at the 
University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts seek 
submissions from graduate students addressing the "deaths of cinema."

We are pleased to welcome our keynote speakers, Professor Hamid Naficy 
(Department of Radio/Film/Television, Northwestern University) and 
experimental filmmaker Martin Arnold.

This graduate conference seeks diverse explorations and concerns on the 
topic of the enigmatic, yet recurring, death of cinema. What does it 
mean to announce a death of cinema?  What are some ways to interpret, 
react to, or predict such a declaration? We propose a broad 
interpretation of “death” in and of cinema, and invite submissions for 
20-minute papers that consider the question from diverse methodological 
and disciplinary approaches.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

- medium specificity and materiality
- relationships between cinematic, analog, and digital technologies
- the roles of art and industry (political economies and authorship)
- changing exhibition and distribution practices
- historical approaches to cinema’s many “deaths”
- archival questions (preservations and disintegrations)
- the “death” of national cinemas in relation to the transnational or global
- the state of film scholarship as a discipline or methodology as it 
relates to developments in cultural, media, and visual studies
- the anthropomorphizing of these issues into the trope of mortality - 
human or otherwise

Selected papers will be included in a special conference-themed issue of 
Spectator, the University of Southern California’s Journal of Film and 
Television Criticism.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words and a brief 
biographical statement to the conference coordinators at 
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