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Call for Papers
GENDER AND EAST ASIAN CINEMA: A Study Day
Institute of Film and Television Studies
University of Nottingham, England
Friday 21 October, 2005.
Dark Water, Happy Together, Hero, Infernal Affairs, My Sassy Girl, Old Boy, Shaolin Soccer, Spirited Away, Take Care of My Cat, Unknown Pleasures, Yi Yi....East Asia continues to produce many of the world's most important and innovative contemporary films. However, within the ever-expanding multidisciplinary field of Asian cinema studies, gender remains a relatively neglected issue. This study day seeks to illustrate the diversity of masculine and feminine representation in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cinema by interrogating the cultural politics of gender and sexuality in its various manifestations across the region. We welcome papers on all aspects of gender and East Asian cinema and from any academic discipline. Films discussed may be from any historical period.
The Study Day will be held as part of the 2005 East Asian Film Festival (17-23 October) at the picturesque Lakeside Arts Center (http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/) on the University Park campus.
A major academic publisher has expressed interest in publishing papers arising from the Study Day in book form.
Please send proposals of 300 words and a short biographical note by 28th August 2005 to both Yan Ying ([log in to unmask]) and Sabrina Yu ([log in to unmask])
Or by post to:
Yan Ying and Sabrina Yu
c/o Institute of Film and Television Studies
School of American and Canadian Studies
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD,
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