Submissions are sought for a panel entitled _Cinema and the  
Postmetropolis_ at the 2009 Society for Cinema and Media Studies  
Conference in Tokyo, Japan (May 21-24, 2009).

Urban geographer Edward Soja has developed the term postmetropolis to  
describe the future-oriented urbanism of the late capitalist age of  
globalization. From the fractal city to the simcity, and from the  
cosmopolis to the exopolis, the postmetropolis can take on many  
forms. Drawing on Soja's constructions but also looking beyond his  
work to other ways of conceptualizing the contemporary city, this  
panel considers how cinema engages the new kinds of urban spaces and  
experiences that have emerged as a consequence of globalization.

Papers addressing cinema and the postmetropolis in ways that relate  
to the overall conference theme (mobilizing the future/screening the  
past) are particularly welcome. Please visit the SCMS website for  
more details about the 2009 conference :

Send 300-word abstract and a full academic CV (as separate email  
attachments) by August 1, 2008, to: Christoph Lindner ([log in to unmask])

Christoph Lindner
Assistant Professor of Film and Literature
Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
Email: [log in to unmask]

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