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Two calls for papers.


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1. European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF), European Cinema: Past and
Present.

9th Annual ECRF Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin,
Ireland, July 12 - July 13 2008.

Closing Date for this ECRF Call: March 17th 2008

European Cinema might be said to have two lives, the life of its notable
history and the life of its vibrant present.  ECRF 2008 highlights the
relationship between past and present in European Cinema with a CALL FOR
PAPERS focusing on either, or both of these manifestations of European
film.

Papers: 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions. EARLY ABSTRACT
SUBMISSION RECOMMENDED

Send 100 word proposal/abstract to Conference Officer, Simon Holloway:
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2. Foreign Language Film Conference II: Exile, Migration, and Identity


Call For Papers : Interested scholars are invited to submit papers on
aspects of film from traditions other than English, for the
second-annual Foreign Language Film Conference.  The conference will
take place November 6-8 2008, at Louisiana State University in Baton
Rouge.


The theme for FLFC II will be "Exile, Migration, and Identity."  How can
we measure the impact of an increasingly transnational audience on
national cinemas?  How does film reflect or project shifts in
geopolitical alignment?  How do advances in technology, marketing, and
distribution affect representation in individual traditions?  How do the
specific instruments of film (color, cutting, camera angle, motion,
music) speak within the medium, and what do they contribute to
theorizing the storyline and characters?  Abstracts are invited in the
following categories:

 

-       Exile

o      Home and Other places

o      Refuge and asylum

o      Occupation, dictatorship and (post)colonialism(s)

 

-       Migration

o      Diaspora, cultural cartography and the camera

o      Minoritarian communities, major traditions

o      Aesthetics of displacement and the age of mechanical reproduction

 

-       Identity

o      The self and its others in place and space

o      Reconnaissance, recognition and representation

o      Ipseity and alterity in the cinematic image



These possible topics are not exhaustive and other suggestions are
welcome; please see website for details.  Selected proceedings will be
considered for publication after the conference.

Please send 250-word abstract as an email attachment in Microsoft Word
format.  All submissions should be in English, including citations.
Abstract should include presenter's name, contact address and telephone
number, and professional affiliation and status.  Presentations should
be no longer than 15-20 minutes including any media support.  Deadline
for submission of abstracts (papers and panels): 15 March 2008.


Please send all abstracts to the following email address:
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The website for FLFC 2008 will soon be available.

Updates for the 2008 conference can currently be found here :
http://www.siu.edu/~flfc

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