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'The Sense of Colour', a Kingston International Symposium, to be held at Herstmonceaux Castle, Sussex, UK, 27 - 29 May 2005.

Proposals are invited for papers relating to a strand of the conference on 'Cinema and Colour', organised by Stephen Barber and Carrie Tarr, details of which can be found below and also on the conference website http://www.cultural-intersections.org.  Proposals of approx. 250 words should be returned to the organisers by 16 July at:
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Cinema and Colour
Colour in film, be it black and white, glorious Technicolor, or the result of laboratory manipulations, can function in a virtually infinite number of ways. Linked with the use of lighting and mise en scène, different film stocks and colour compositions enhance the expressive potential of film and guide the spectator's viewing experience.  Colour as a signifying system can become a stylistic or ideological motif in particular films or in the work of particular auteurs, but there is no universal validity for the meanings of colour, which are always dependent on context.
Arguably, colour has received less widespread academic attention than other aspects of cinema studies. This strand will therefore address the multiplicities of ways in which colour creates meaning, and invites papers on the following topics:

*       Origins of film colour/colorisation/recolorisation
*       Technologies of colour
*       Digitalisation and colour
*       Documentary cinema and colour
*       Memory, film and colour
*       Auteurs and colour
*       Genres and colour
*       The symbolic use of colour in film
*       Colour across film and video
*       Ideology, colour and film
*       Cultural difference, colour and film
*       Film theory and colour

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