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Dear Colleague,

We thought you might be interested in this call for papers for our proposed
panel “New Hollywood Redux: Revisiting 1970s American Cinema,” which we are
organizing in consideration for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Conference (March 17-21 in Los Angeles). We would appreciate your forwarding
this announcement to any scholars and graduate students whom you think may
be interested. 

Best wishes, 
 
Maria San Filippo, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Cinema and Media Studies Program
Wellesley College 
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: (781) 283-2870

Maya Montañez Smukler, Ph.D. Student
Department of Film, TV and Digital Media 
University of California, Los Angeles
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: (323) 206-0399


CFP: New Hollywood Redux: Revisiting 1970s American Cinema

Hollywood in the 1970s represented America in a state of social agitation
and political disillusionment just as the American film industry was
consumed with its own infrastructural shifts: the rupture of the studio
system’s hegemony met by the rise of the film brat-auteur and eventual
dominance of the blockbuster business model. More than any other era of
American film history before it or perhaps since, this “New Hollywood”
combined commercialism and creativity to produce artistically inspired,
socially engaged works that revitalized the domestic film industry and
national cinephilia.

Marked by unique creative visions and excess yet prone to nostalgic
romanticizing and mythologizing, 1970s Hollywood history requires further
assessment of the complex components and influences it comprised. This panel
aims to expand the historical record of 1970s Hollywood in both its
cinematic expression and cultural context. In concert with the conference
theme “Archiving the Future/Mobilizing the Past,” we invite case studies,
new readings and interventions that generate fresh looks at any aspect of
1970s Hollywood and American screen culture.

Please note that we are looking for one additional paper to round out a
panel proposal including papers on the following topics: political trauma in
1970s film noir, feminist screenwriter Eleanor Perry, and the economics of
ethnicity in Martin Scorsese's 'Mean Streets.'

Please send 200-300 word abstracts (listing key references) with short bio
as a Word attachment via email to [log in to unmask] and
[log in to unmask] no later than August 15. Expect a response by August 21.
Please consult the SCMS guidelines before you submit: www.cmstudies.org.

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