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Born to Be Bad 2: Trash Cinema Conference and Film Festival
May 9 -11, 2003
University of California, Berkeley

Proposals due Friday, January 3, 2003

Keynote speaker: Mikita Brottman
Maryland Institute College of Art
Author of Offensive Films: Toward an Anthropology of Cinema Vomitif
(Greenwood, 1997), editor of Car Crash Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002),
and Meat is murder! : an illustrated guide to cannibal culture (Creation,
2001).

"Born to Be Bad" returns after its successful weekend in May 2002 of
speakers, films, and lively discussions on "trash," "cult," and
"exploitation" films. This three-day international conference will return
in May 2003 to join scholars, film makers, and industry specialists of
"trash cinema" from any decade or genre. We invite papers from a broad
range of topics on trash films including horror, monster movies, science
fiction, spaghetti westerns, sexploitation, blaxploitation, prison films,
sex comedies, porn, and the like. We also encourage papers that discuss the
role of spectatorship in the contexts of the drive-in, second-run theaters,
video stores, cable tv, ebay, trading websites, and fanzines to name but a
few. In honor of Mother's Day, May 11, we also welcome any papers that may
deal with sexual mothers, monstrous mothers, etc.
The tentative schedule includes publicly shown films on the evenings of May
9, 10, and 11 at the Pacific Film Archive Theater, and the conference will
be held on Saturday, May 10, with the possible addition of talks on the 11th.
We invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes including the time for film
clips. Please send a 500-word abstract, with the paper title, your name,
address and affiliation, email address, and a 1-2 page cv. Please indicate
whether you will show film clips and the format (VHS or DVD, NTSC or PAL).
We also welcome film suggestions for the evening screenings. Email
submissions are preferred.

Contact Information:
Tamao Nakahara
Department of Italian Studies
6303 Dwinelle, #2620
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2620
phone: 510-527-6915
email: [log in to unmask]
http://www.trashcinema.com

Paper proposals due: January 3, 2003
Notification of accepted papers: January 27, 2003
Paper drafts due: April 21, 2003


"Born to Be Bad: Trash Cinema Conference and Film Festival"
   http://www.trashcinema.com

"Born to Be Bad: Trash Cinema Conference and Film Festival"
  http://www.trashcinema.com

Tamao Nakahara
Department of Italian Studies
6303 Dwinelle, #2620
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2620

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