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[ecrea] European Film Cultures: An International Conference
Wed Feb 20 11:27:44 GMT 2013
European Film Cultures: An International Conference
8-9 November 2013, Lund University, Sweden
ECREA Film Studies Section Interim Conference
The study of film as culture and of film cultures has been an expanding
area of study in recent years. The aim of this two-day conference is to
focus on the most recent developments and discuss different ways of
analyzing film in cultural contexts, as well as film as a cultural
product, with the aim to debate how different methodologies and
perspectives can inspire each other in productive ways.
The European film industry is currently undergoing profound
transformations on account of important economic, technological and
cultural reasons. The internationalization of markets, the impact of the
digital revolution, the repositioning of Europe on the global scene are
some of the factors that currently impact on ideas and practices of
The centrality of film to European cultures is both reaffirmed today and
challenged by these radical changes. Thinking of film as culture and as
a cultural product is essential to our understanding of the evolution of
European cinemas within both industrial and creative contexts, and to an
assessment of their role in and contribution to our societies. The
conference is in dialogue with, and aims to contribute to, recent
scholarship that focuses on cinema's participation in a network of
relationships that connect cultural practices and economic realities,
technological innovation and industrial production, policy and creativity.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Daniel Biltereyst, Centre for Cinema and Media Studies, Ghent
University, Belgium. Provisional title: Multiple audiences: Revisiting
historical film reception.
Professor Paul McDonald, Chair in Creative Industries, Department of
Culture, Film and Media, University of Nottingham, UK
Provisional title: Reflections on the 'industry turn' in Film Studies.
We welcome papers on:
o film production as a creative industry
o evolving cultural practices and technologies of film distribution
o film as culture, cultural functions of film
o film festival studies
o film culture and celebrity culture
o national and transnational film cultures
o European film culture in a global perspective
o national and transnational film genres
o private and amateur film cultures, as well as documentary and
o history of film culture
o film as media event, film and the tourist industry
o film audiences and the social experience of cinema-going
o film between art and popular culture
o film and fan culture
o digital and online film cultures
We welcome proposals either as open call or as a part of a
pre-constituted panel. Abstract submission deadline is 31 May 2013, and
notification will follow shortly thereafter (around 30 June 2013). You
do not have to be a member of ECREA to participate in the conference.
Please submit your proposal to (kannik /at/ ruc.dk), Helle Kannik Haastrup
Associate Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark.
Proposals should include title, abstract (max 150 words), 3-5 key
bibliographical references, name of the presenter and institutional
affiliation. Panel organizers are asked to submit panel proposals
including a panel title, a short description of the panel and
information on all the papers as listed above. Panels may consist of 3-4
speakers with a maximum of 20 minutes speaking time each. When you write
your proposal, please remember that the conference language is English.
The conference will be held at the Centre for Languages and Literature
at Lund University, Sweden. Lund is among the oldest cities in Sweden,
and can easily be reached via the airports in Copenhagen and Malmö.
Further information on travel and accommodation will be given by the
time papers are accepted.
A conference fee of 450 SEK/50 EURO will include lunch, administration
and a small reception. Participants will have to cover their own
expenses for travel, accommodation and dinner.
The conference is organized by the ECREA film studies section. You are
welcome to contact us for further information:
Helle Kannik Haastrup, Roskilde University, Denmark: (kannik /at/ ruc.dk).
Anders Marklund, Lund University, Sweden: (anders.marklund /at/ litt.lu.se).
Laura Rascaroli, University College Cork, Ireland: (L.Rascaroli /at/ ucc.ie).
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