Panel: Spaces of Childhood

This panel examines children's spaces in film.  Papers can address conventional childhood spaces, such as the child's bedroom, school, or playground, or ways in which children penetrate "adult" spaces such as the street, the theater, the brothel.    Papers might consider what constitutes a child's space, how children produce space, how space produces children, and how filmic representations of space challenge or confirm conventional understandings of childhood,  Of interest are questions of children's mobility, access, intrusion, privacy, publicness, vulnerability, knowingness, and/or innocence in various spaces.  Papers might take up questions of sexuality, race, and class; considerations of genre, nationality, and history.

 Send 250 word proposal with at least 3 references to Pamela Wojcik by July 22.  Submissions will be accepted or rejected by August 15th.  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Pamela Wojcik
Director, Gender Studies and Professor, Department of Film, TV and Theatre
230 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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