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[Commlist] CFP Global Colour and the Moving Image Conference 2019

Mon Jan 14 12:49:07 GMT 2019

*Global Colour and the Moving Image*

*10 - 12 July 2019*

*University of Bristol*

*Keynote speakers:*

*Professor Barbara Flueckiger, University of Zurich*

*Professor Ranjani Mazumdar, Jawaharlal Nehru University*

*Special screening and Q&A at the Bristol Watershed with British film director John Boorman CBE*

Ten years on from the ‘Colour and the Moving Image’ conference in Bristol, the study of film colour has grown impressively. While the majority of research has been undertaken on early 20th century colour processes, far less is known about the introduction and application of colour technologies from the second half of the 20th century onwards. As stocks such as Eastmancolor, Agfacolor, and Fujicolor became cheaper, national film industries increasingly converted to colour, exhibiting a variety of aesthetic, cultural, economic and intermedial approaches to its application.

We are pleased to announce our call for papers for the*‘Global Colour and the Moving Image’*conference which aims to attract speakers on themes, countries and contexts that will add to our knowledge of the origins and nature of colour film’s increasing ubiquity since the 1950s. The conference is organised by the AHRC-funded ‘The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-1985’ project between the University of Bristol and University of East Anglia in an attempt to reach a greater understanding of the multiple, comparative complexities of global colour and the moving image.

We are seeking individual papers or panel proposals (consisting of three or four papers) of up to*20 minutes*which are invited on, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  * Comparative histories and applications
  * Film colour and its intermedial contexts
  * Colour and genres
  * Film stars and colour
  * Histories and case studies of particular film stocks / processes
  * Colour, avant-garde and experimental practices
  * Colour and television
  * Colour and advertising
  * Technicolor after Three-Strip
  * Costume and set design
  * Methodologies for studying film colour
  * Issues of preservation and restoration
  * Digital colour technologies and aesthetics
  * Colour theories and the moving image
  * Colour and film industry economics
  * Colour, audiences and reception
  * Colour in amateur and industrial films
  * Invisible labour in the colour industries – laboratories, etc.

Please visit <>for guidance on how to download and submit an individual / panel proposal form.

Please return your proposal (tocolour-conference2019 /at/ <mailto:(colour-conference2019 /at/>by no later than*31 January 2019*.

Further details about the conference will be announced after the submission deadline.

If you have any questions at this stage, please do not hesitate to contact the project team (atcolour-conference2019 /at/ <mailto:(colour-conference2019 /at/>


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