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Ian Olney <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 13 May 2014 08:31:45 -0500
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Literature/Film Association Annual Conference
October 2 – 4, 2014
University of Montana: Missoula, Montana USA

Come join us at the 2014 LFA Annual Conference on the beautiful campus of the University of Montana in the dynamic frontier river city of Missoula.  This year’s conference focuses on dimensions of fluidity found at margins and meeting points of literature, film, media, genre, and culture.  While proposals addressing these topics in the context of the American West are especially encouraged, presentations touching on any aspect of fluidity, frontier, and/or other physical and conceptual spaces that represent intersections of literature, film, media, genre and/or culture are welcome.  Our conference keynote speakers are Montana film-maker Andrew Smith (Winter in the Blood, 2013; The Slaughter Rule, 2002) and Montana film scholar and film-maker Dr. Paul Monaco (John Dahl and Neo-Noir:  Examining Auteurism and Genre, 2010; A History of American Movies:  A Film-By-Film Look at the Art, Craft, and Business of Cinema, 2010; The Sixties:  1960 – 1969 from The History of American Cinema Series, 2000).

Thematic suggestions for presentation proposals include (but are not limited to):

Re-visiting concepts of the American frontier or frontiers as a whole
Articulations of cultural resistance or cultural adaptation (including indigenous, Native, and colonial)
Notions of nature, wilderness, and origin in literature, film, media, and culture
Stories from rural margins and cultural edges
Urban cultural confluences
Intersections of cultural and national identity
Narrative flow and continuum in differing media and genre
Adaptation in emerging media
New technological frontiers in film and media
Explorative views on gender and sexuality
Negotiating ideas of source  
Genres in flux 

Please send inquiries or presentation proposals (200-300 words) by July 31, 2014 to: 
Marton Marko [log in to unmask]

The 2014 LFA Annual Conference will take place at the University of Montana, rated America’s most scenic campus by Rolling Stone magazine, in Missoula, ranked as a top American “river city” and campus town by such magazines as Outdoor and Livability.  Missoula is in far western Montana in the northern Rocky Mountains and is served by Missoula International Airport (MSO) with non-stop flights to and from major hubs in Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Seattle, providing one-stop transfer service to many major and mid-sized cities across the US as well as a number of international locations.  A block of rooms will be reserved at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown along the Clark Fork River in the vibrant heart of the city near cinemas, concert venues, and a plethora of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and galleries.  The hotel is a pleasant 20-minute river walk or convenient 5-minute $1 bus ride from the University of Montana campus.  (Free in the evenings.)  There is a complimentary airport shuttle for Holiday Inn guests.  Accommodations can be provided for attendees with special mobility needs.  Additional lodging information can be obtained at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown website:
Or by phone at: 406-721-8550  

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