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October 2003, Week 2


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P P Powrie <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 14 Oct 2003 09:15:58 +0100
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I have been asked to circulate this call for papers to the SFC list:

Call for papers

 images of immigration in European film

Department of Languages
Manchester Metropolitan University
15th - 16th September 2004

In the last decade, whilst many governments have turned a blind eye to immigration issues in Europe, filmmakers have become increasingly interested in exploring the migrant experience.  Crossing Borders aims to explore the cinematic representation of these issues in films made within the last five years and to interpret the images and the narratives of the lives of the persons at the heart of this subject.

Papers on the following themes are particularly welcome:

*       Cultural and national identities;
*       Deterritorialisation;
*       Representational continuity/discontinuity
*       Tradition versus modernity;
*       Gender aspects of immigration;
*       Formal representational practices and issues of border crossings
*       Representations of crime and illegality;
*       Integration and alienation;
*       The experiences of second and third generations

Proposals for twenty minute papers, to be delivered in English, should be submitted in the form of a 300 word abstract by the 30th January, 2004.  It is hoped that selected essays will be published in a refereed monograph.

In association with the conference, a Crossing Borders film festival will be running at the Cornerhouse Cinema in Manchester during autumn 2004.

The festival and conference have the support of the Instituto Cervantes, Goethe Institut, Delegation Culturelle Franšaise and the Italian Consulate.

Please address any correspondence as follows:
Organisation and general enquiries: Prof. David Corkill [log in to unmask]
French Cinema: Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden [log in to unmask]
Italian Cinema: Dott. Laura Leonardo [log in to unmask]
Spanish Cinema: Dr. Carmen Herrero [log in to unmask]

Further information and updates will be available on the Conference website at

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