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Christine Becker <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 7 Feb 2008 09:10:27 -0500
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Final Reminder
Call for Proposals:
The Second Annual
Midwest Undergraduate Film Conference
at the University of Notre Dame
April 11-12, 2008

The Midwest Undergraduate Film Conference offers undergraduate 
students the opportunity to present papers representing their best 
work in film and media studies. The conference will take place on the 
campus of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana on April 11-12, 
2008. Students will deliver papers on any aspect of film and media 
history, criticism, or theory, and the papers will be given in twenty 
minute slots.

Students who wish to participate in the conference must submit a 
title and abstract (maximum 200 words) describing their paper, as 
well as a brief biographical statement (maximum 50 words) stating 
their interest in film and media studies and their academic goals. 
Proposals should also include technical needs (DVD, VCR, and 
PowerPoint will be available) and contact information. To provide 
this information, students must use appropriate the submission form, 
included below and also available online at 

Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2008

A panel comprised of faculty from Notre Dame's Department of Film, 
Television, and Theatre will select papers from among the proposals received.

Note: This is not an undergraduate film festival but an academic 
conference. Do not send student films. Student films may, of course, 
form part of a paper presentation but they will not be screened 
outside the 20-minute time allocation.

At the First Annual conference, participants included students from 
Notre Dame, Iowa, Tennessee, the Art Institute of Chicago, Denison, 
Ohio State, Southern Illinois, Purdue, Columbia College, Illinois, 
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Calvin College. Selected paper titles 
included: "The Wire: Institutions and Anti-Romanticism," "Beneath 
Physical Reality: The Emergence of Death and Holocaust Trauma in 
Kracauer's Theory of Film," "Oldboy: South Korean Culture in the 
Context of the Masculine Western," "Spoiled by the Media: TV, the 
Internet, and the Teenage Consumer," "Madness in the Hills: 
Hollywood's New Wave of Slasher Killers," "Taking the 'Nation' Out of 
National Tragedy: Paul Greengrass's Transnational Documentary Style," 
and "Locating Violence: A Critical Analysis of the Western Image in A 
History of Violence and Last Days."

For more information on the conference, contact: Christine Becker, 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask], 574-631-7592

Second Annual Midwest Undergraduate Film Conference
Submission Form

Your name:

Your email address:

Your college or university:

Your major:

Your paper title:

3-4 key words that would help categorize your paper (i.e. genre 
study, stardom, Hong Kong cinema, etc.):

Description of paper (in 200 words or less, please describe your 
paper's argument. Note: Do NOT send the full paper):

Biographical Information (50 words or less):

Equipment Needs (check all that apply):

DVD __

VCR __

Powerpoint __

Please specify:   MAC __            PC __

Send completed form to Christine Becker via email 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
using subject heading "undergraduate conference"

Or mail to:

Undergraduate Film Conference
c/o Christine Becker
230 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Department of Film, Television, and Theatre
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Deadline for submission is February 15, 2008

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