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1. Eminent Europeans Conference (see attachment)

17-18 May 2007, King's College London. A two-day symposium under the aegis of King's College Film Studies Programme, London/Maison des Sciences de L'Homme, Paris.

Contacts: Ginette Vincendeau, Director, Film Studies Programme, King's College London, Strand, LONDON WC2R 2LS, UK             [log in to unmask] or Irène Bessière, Director, Europe/Hollywood Cinema Programme, Maison des Sciences de L'Homme, 54 boulevard Raspail - 75270 Paris cedex 06 - France      [log in to unmask]

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2. (RE)CONSTRUCTING FRANCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 

Contributions are sought for a collection of essays to be devoted to the latest manifestations of ongoing interest in contemporary France and French culture among English-language writers and filmmakers. Of particular interest are contributions that engage the depiction of a cultural site that has already been endlessly represented. A wide variety of approaches, perspectives, and subject matter dealing primarily with twenty-first-century representations is welcome, including fiction and film set in France; memoirs, personal narratives, sojourner texts, and travel literature; critical or humorous essays; expatriate writing; remakes of French films in Hollywood or American films in France; and media coverage of France, French culture, current events, and so forth. Also of interest are cross-cultural studies of the reception in France and in the country of origin of contemporary representations of French culture; works by European writers addressing similar questions; and works by French writers whose focus on the United States adds to an understanding of Franco-American relations and the role that American history and culture play in France's self-definition. Send inquiries, expressions of interest, detailed proposals (2-3 pp. in length), or complete essays (20-25 pp. in length, following MLA style, and in Microsoft Word or rich-text format) and a brief biography by 1 March 2007 to both editors, Carolyn A. Durham ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> ) and Edward C. Knox ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> ).

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