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NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY’S DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND MEDIA IN
COLLABORATION WITH BROADWAY CINEMA, NOTTINGHAM PRESENT:

HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE 1970s

An International Conference to be held:
Friday 6 July – Sunday 8 July 2001


There has been much recent attention given to the 1970s as a flamboyant
period of cultural history. However, many aspects of the decade’s cinema,
television, art, writing and music are consistently overlooked

This conference will examine both the less well-trodden aspects of 1970s
culture, placing particular emphasis on investigating a wide range of global
alternative and radical expressions, as well as encouraging new approaches
to popular culture and the mainstream.

We would welcome illustrated presentations on the following:


·       The promise of 1970s film theory
·       New Cinemas: Germany, Italy, France
·       British directors in the 1970s
·       Experimental cinema
·       Fine art, film, video and the avant-garde
·       Feminist filmmaking
·       1970s Hollywood and the challenge of the Independents
·       Eastern European Cinema in the 1970s
·       The Film Workshop movement – independent cinema in Britain
·       1970s cult film and television
·       1970s advertising
·       Alternative distribution & exhibition practices
·       Systems music
·       Film and television documentary
·       Radical theatre
·       Television aesthetics and technologies
·       TV news and current affairs
·       Race and representation
·       New sexualities
·       Technology and the alternative press
·       Gender
·       The street video movement
·       Computer technology and aesthetics
·       Regional cultures
·       Music: popular and alternative
·       Film music
·       The rise of World Music
·       Special Effects
·       Feminist Movements
·       Masculinities



Please send proposals of approximately 200 words by 16 April 2001 to:

Viv Chadder, 70s Conference, Department of English and Media, Faculty of
Humanities, Clifton Campus, The Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane,
Nottingham, NG11 8NS. Tel: + (0) 115 848 3021. Fax + (0) 115 848 6632 Email:
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