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FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

SPIELBERG AT 60 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Tuesday 20 - Wednesday 21 November 2007 University of Lincoln, England, 
UK

Keynote speakers: Robert Phillip Kolker (University of Virginia, USA);  
Peter Kramer, (University of East Anglia, UK);  Murray Pomerance 
(Ryerson University, Canada); Linda Ruth Williams (University of 
Southampton, UK)

With over two dozen features to his credit and more in preparation, 
history’s most commercially successful film director continues to 
attract accolades and fierce criticism in equal measure. During the 
last year, three major new books have afforded Spielberg’s work a 
sustained level of academic attention that previously was lacking: 
Warren Buckland’s Directed by Steven Spielberg: Poetics of the 
Contemporary Hollywood Blockbuster, Lester D. Friedman’s Citizen 
Spielberg and Nigel Morris’s The Cinema of Steven Spielberg: Empire of 
Light.

Now the three authors are combining forces to convene an international 
conference. Their aim is to bring together scholars to debate the 
significance of Spielberg’s work – whether in a spirit of celebration, 
condemnation or non-partisan (albeit positioned) academic enquiry.

Proposals (in the form of 250-300 word abstracts in English) for 
20-minute presentations are invited on any topic pertaining to 
Spielberg as a filmmaker. Longer papers will also be considered.

Deadline for proposals: 20 July (international), 1 August (UK)

Please email your proposal as a Word attachment to

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headed "Spielberg at Sixty." It will be made anonymous before 
forwarding to the selection committee. A selection of papers from the 
conference will be published in a special issue of The New Review of 
Film and Television Studies.

Further details, including fees and accommodation, will be posted on 
the University of Lincoln website: www.lincoln.ac.uk under "Events and 
Conferences" and on a dedicated conference website, "Spielberg at Sixty"

 Co-convenors:  Warren Buckland, Lester D. Friedman, Nigel Morris

"Spielberg at Sixty” thanks Wallflower Press for assistance and 
University of Illinois Press for sponsorship.



Warren Buckland

Latest book: "Directed by Steven Spielberg:
Poetics of the Contemporary Hollywood Blockbuster"

Editor, New Review of Film and Television Studies:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17400309.asp































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  1. Send us your links!
  2. looking for a film (2)
   3. Screen-L / POISON WOMAN: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern 
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Date:    Fri, 29 Jun 2007 12:32:50 -0500
From:    Miriam Posner <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Send us your links!

The Museum of the Moving Image is compiling a list of trustworthy online
sources to help students conduct responsible Internet research about 
film,
television, and digital media. We've put our heads together and we're 
pretty
sure we've covered all the well-known research sites: JSTOR, ProQuest,
WorldCat, AFI catalog, etc.

Now we're interested in more obscure, but still trustworthy, sites.
Determining a site's reputability is, of course, more art than science, 
but
we're looking for Web pages that you wouldn't mind your students citing 
on a
research paper. For example, the Museum of Broadcast Communication's 
online
encyclopedia (http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/) is a source students
aren't likely to know offhand, but might find helpful. The same goes 
for the
Autry Museum's page on Sergio Leone
(http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/leone/) and Virginia Commonwealth
University's detailed history of the Grace Street Theater
(http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/lee.html).

I'd love to hear what you use for online research. It's okay if they're 
more
general sites, as long as they can be used to research film, 
television, or
digital media. Journal aggregators, bibliographies, online exhibits, and
stand-alone Web pages are all welcome.

Please send them to me directly ([log in to unmask]) and if you're
interested, I'll compile a list of your links and post it to the 
listserv.

Thank you!

MIRIAM POSNER
ASSOCIATE CURATOR OF THE COLLECTION
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
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Date:    Sat, 30 Jun 2007 11:37:39 +0400
From:    George Jacob <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: looking for a film

>Hi Guys & Gals,

I am racking my brains to remember the title of a film that was based
on true story of a young pilot flying solo on his little Cessna from
some Indonesian island to Australia who gets caught in a lighting
storm and his navigational aid is rendered useless. He manages to
make radio contact with a commercial airliner (a 747 I think) and
that older pilot finally guides him to safety by risking his own
flight. There's a happy ending of course and it's true!

Cheers
George Jacob



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Films that work for you.
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Date:    Fri, 29 Jun 2007 11:25:47 -0500
From:    Stacy Lienemann <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Screen-L / POISON WOMAN: Figuring Female Transgression in 
Modern
Japanese Culture

Dear ListServ Administrator:

Please post this to Screen-L.  Also, please let me know if you'd like to
review the book for your listserv. Thanks!

Best wishes,
Stacy Lienemann
Direct Response and Scholarly Promotions Manager
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520
612-627-1934
http://www.upress.umn.edu


Who is the =B3poison woman=B2?

POISON WOMAN: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern Japanese Culture
Christine L. Marran
University of Minnesota Press | 264 pages | 2007
ISBN 978-0-8166-4726-2 | hardcover | $67.50
ISBN 978-0-8166-4727-9 | paperback | $22.50

Based on the lives and crimes of no less than twenty real women, dokufu
(poison women) narratives emerged as a powerful presence in Japan 
during th=
e
1870s. In Poison Woman, Christine L. Marran investigates this powerful 
icon=
,
its shifting meanings, and its influence on defining women's sexuality 
and
place in Japan.

=B3Poison Woman is a remarkable project, original and important. 
Marran's wor=
k
makes essential reading for anyone interested in the transformations of
sexuality, gender, and literature in modern Japan.=B2 =8BMichael K. 
Bourdaghs

=B3Poison Woman marks a new and exciting kind of scholarship in Japanese
literary and feminist studies. There is simply nothing like it.=B2 
=8BJan
Bardsley

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the 
book=B9s
webpage:
http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/M/marran_poison.html

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Date:    Sun, 1 Jul 2007 08:40:58 -0500
From:    "Sewell, Matthew" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: looking for a film

Hi George,

I'm guessing this is Mercy Mission (1993)? See 
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0107556/.



Matthew Sewell
Assistant Professor of English
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN   56001
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of George Jacob
Sent: Sat 6/30/2007 2:37 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [SCREEN-L] looking for a film



>Hi Guys & Gals,

I am racking my brains to remember the title of a film that was based
on true story of a young pilot flying solo on his little Cessna from
some Indonesian island to Australia who gets caught in a lighting
storm and his navigational aid is rendered useless. He manages to
make radio contact with a commercial airliner (a 747 I think) and
that older pilot finally guides him to safety by risking his own
flight. There's a happy ending of course and it's true!

Cheers
George Jacob



"The mind never thinks without pictures" Aristotle
www.moviemedia.tv
Films that work for you.
[log in to unmask]
Cell: 050 625 9504
Off: 04 268 3873


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