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1. Call for Papers: Directory of World Cinema: France (Intellect Press)

2. Call for Papers: Women's Filmmaking in France 2000-2010 (Conference, 
IGRS, London, 2-4 Dec 2010)


1. Call for Papers: Directory of World Cinema: France (Intellect Press)

Editors: Tim Palmer (University of North Carolina Wilmington) and 
Charlie Michael (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

 From the beginnings of cinema to the present day, France is perennially 
at the center of world film culture. Traditionally, though, the history 
of French cinema has been told in terms of great directors and select 
artistic movements. This new edited volume presents an alternative to 
this standard story -- by unearthing lost or neglected films, broadening 
the canon, and offering original approaches to acknowledged classics.

For this project, the editors seek 1000-word submissions on notable 
French films. All selections are welcome, but the editors are 
particularly interested in texts that relate to the following 
categories: animation; women's cinema; avant-gardes and counter cinemas; 
new waves and young cinemas; Francophone and immigrant filmmaking; 
documentary and realism; blockbusters and super-productions; the crime 
film/policier; comedies; classics revisited.

Please email all submissions of no longer than 1000 words (including a 
very brief plot synopsis separate from the body of the text) to: 
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Questions to the editors can be addressed to palmert@uncw[dot]edu or 


2. Call for Papers: Women's Filmmaking in France 2000-2010 (Conference, 
IGRS, London, 2-4 Dec 2010)

          Women’s Filmmaking in France 2000-2010

          2-4 December 2010

          Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London,
          Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, U.K.


Although French women's filmmaking of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s has 
received significant critical attention, there has been little work to 
date on its development in the 2000s in relation to the shift from 
national to transnational and global contexts of production, 
distribution and reception. This international conference aims to 
re-visit and re-evaluate the complex issues at stake in contemporary 
French women's filmmaking from a variety of critical perspectives, 
investigating both continuities and new trends in the types of films 
women have been making (mainstream, independent and experimental) and 
the ways in which their work is encouraged or circumscribed by questions 
of national identity, funding, distribution and audiences. It will also 
reflect on the relationship between women's filmmaking and 'third-wave' 
feminisms, and the modified kinds of feminist readings that films by 
women still allow.

Continuities and trends in contemporary French women’s filmmaking may 
relate to questions of style, genre, trans/nationality, the industrial 
context, or particular themes or issues. The filmmakers discussed should 
be at least partly living or working in France (papers on migrant and 
diasporic filmmakers are welcome, as are papers on majority French 
co-productions), and the films discussed should have been made in the 

Topics may include:

- women auteurs

- women filmmakers and popular French cinema

- women in the French film industry

- women’s filmmaking in a transnational context

- women’s filmmaking and ‘the haptic’

- gender, sexuality, ethnicity, the body

- memory, trauma, the past

- postfeminism and a new political cinema

Proposals of approximately 200 words for a 20-minute paper, together 
with an 80-word bio-bibliography, should be sent to the organisers, Dr 
Kate Ince ([log in to unmask]) and Professor Carrie Tarr 
([log in to unmask]) by the first call deadline of 11 January 2010. 
Papers may be presented in either English or French, but those to be 
considered for the proposed book publication to follow should be in 


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