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          Society for Animation Studies Conference
          San Francisco State University, October 6-9, 1994
 
          The 6th annual SAS coference, hosted by the Cinema Dept. of
          at San Francisco State University, will intersperse paper
          presentations with filmmaker panels, teaching workshops and
          rare film screenings.
 
          Topics: The conference will focus on contemporary,
          international and independent animation. Papers are
          particularly sought on: 1) authorship studies (Asian or
          European animators; neglected pioneers); 2) Genre
          redefinition (e.g. new forms of animated documentary); 3)
          Animation theory; comparative aesthetics of specific art
          media; 4) Myth narratives and their source cultures;
          fidelity to native art style; 5) Voices of feminism and
          cultural diversity; 6) The role of international
          organizations (Channel 4, NFBC, AFI, Cartoon, etc.); 7) Pop
          culture from an international perspective; 8) Sound design
          in modern animation; 9) Close analysis of selected films.
 
          Fresh perspectives on traditional subjects are also welcome.
          International participants are particularly encouraged to
          analyze their regional styles, animators and studios. Papers
          may be delivered in any language, but English translations
          of the text should be prepared in time for distribution.
 
 
          Format: A 250-500 word abstract should be submitted,
          outlining the focus, methodology and conclusions of the
          proposed paper.
 
          Length of presentations: 20 minutes, including slide, film
          and/or video illustrations. A limited number of longer time
          slots will be allocated to guest animation directors and
          scholars working on major projects.
 
          Restrictions: Papers published prior to the conference
          cannot be accepted.
 
          Deadline: May 15, 1994. Later proposals will be considered,
          but will be ineligible for financial aid if coming from the
          US. The Selection Committee will review all proposals and
          respond by June 10, 1994. Completed papers must be submitted
          by August 31, 1994 to secure a place in the final program.
 
          Send abstract to:
          Martin McNamara, SAS Conference Chair
          or Patricia Amlin, Animation Coordinator
          Cinema Dept., San Francisco State University
          1600 Holloway Avenue
          San Francisco, CA 94132 USA
 
          Tel/Fax: 1-415-337-7060
          Tel: 1-510-548-5560
          Tel: 1-415-338-1629