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                CINEMA CONFERENCE - KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
 
                     THE PLEASURE OF INTERPRETATION:
                    THE NEO-BAROQUE SCOPIC REGIME IN
                         THE POSTMODERN TIME
 
Time:     October 6-8, 1995
 
broadly defined the baroque in the visual arts followed the
Renaisance and the Manneristic phase. In addition to a considerable
amount of artifice, it included parody, intertexuality and
carnivalization, but its main characteristic was a superabundance of
disparate elements and forms combined with great freedom and
accentuation of excess. The affinities of the baroque and its
ahistorical style and scopic regime with the rubric of postmodernism
have induced one critic to label our time as "the neo-baroque time."
In the cinema, these transhistorical correspondences constitute a
complex and fascinating production of expressions which deserve
investigation.
 
Posible topics: -Figurative proliferation(s)
                -Trompe l'oeil: multiperspective
                -The replicant: rhythm and repetition
                -The pleasure of memory: the imaginary equilibria
                -Forms and questions of genders
                -De-centered geometries
                -Carnivalization: parody and subversion
                -Scopic spaces
                -Mirrors
                -Dynamism
                -Dialogism
                -Cataloguing disorder
                -The maze/the marvel, the labyrinth
                -Ex-centricity and instability
                -Technologies of morphogenesis
                -Limlt and excess, etc.
 
All abstracts will be subject to review by the conference editorial
advisory board. Papers presented at the conference will be selected
for refereed publication.
 
Abstracts of papers (200-300 words with explicit thesis) must be
submited by April 7, 1995 to:
                Cristina Degli-Esposti, Conference Director
                Dept. of Modern and Classical Language Studies
                Kent State University
                Kent, Ohio 44242
                Fax: 216-672-4009
 
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