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European Cinema Research Forum 4
European Cinema: Directions and Developments

9-11 July 2004, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

The term European Cinema has always been hard to pin down and define,
and, in the context of increasing globalization, it is questionable
whether it is even desirable to do so. Nonetheless, cinemas within
Europe continue to struggle to compete in the global market and at
national and regional levels. This conference will aim to explore the
industrial, socio-cultural and aesthetic developments that have shaped
the cinemas of Europe and that are continuing to do so. New directions
may have come about as a result of self-conscious attempts by filmmakers
to challenge the status quo of mainstream cinema, or emerged from
changes to the infrastructure of the film industry or technological
developments, or from a combination of many different causes. Whatever
the impetus, the way that cinemas develop is of particular interest at a
time of major change in the way films are produced and consumed.

Papers are invited on all topics relating to European Cinema. Those
relating to the following topics will be particularly welcome:

*       New Waves: movements and manifestos
*       National cinemas
*       Globalization and transnational cinema
*       Regions and cities
*       Co-productions
*       Funding and infrastructure
*       Post-colonial cinema and Europe
*       The impact of new technologies
*       Stars as national and transnational figures
*       The future of European cinemas?

Abstracts of proposed papers of 200 words in length should be sent to
Sarah Leahy ([log in to unmask]) or Jackie Collins
([log in to unmask])
by 1 April 2004

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