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[ecrea] CFP: Continuity & Innovation - Keynote announcement: Gilberto Perez & approaching deadline

Thu Mar 27 10:23:38 GMT 2008

>Continuity and Innovation:
>Contemporary Film Form and Film Criticism
>5th ­ 7th September 2008, University of Reading Film Conference
>Contemporary film displays both its debt to the established forms and
>practices of narrative cinema, and to international developments in
>aesthetic practice and in new technologies that subtly shift the boundaries
>of cinemas aural and visual field.
>At the same time, contemporary film criticism negotiates a shifting
>relationship with its own histories and present ­ its histories of textual
>analysis and film theory, and its present landscape of concerns with
>identity, new delivery and reception contexts, digital remediation, and so
>on, explored against the backdrop of a volatile socio-historical moment.
>This conference seeks to consider the critical challenges contemporary film
>form poses for us as film critics and theorists, in an approach rooted in
>the detail of the film text itself.  In addition, the conference wishes to
>reflect and engage with the diversity of contemporary aesthetic choices and
>filmmaking practices.  On the one hand, the conference will explore the
>continuities and innovations in contemporary film style, to move towards an
>account of contemporary cinemas aesthetic practice and the ways in which
>these formal elements shape the production of meaning.  On the other hand,
>the conference will provide an important opportunity to explore and extend
>the continuities and innovations possible in contemporary film criticism.
>Keynote speakers will be Gilberto Perez, Douglas Pye and Adrian Martin.  In
>addition, film practitioners will be discussing their work.
>We invite papers that attempt to meet these interpretative, analytical and
>critical challenges through direct engagement with contemporary films.
>In addition to the familiar pattern of panel discussions and plenaries, the
>conference will include workshops in which speakers will present frameworks
>for analysis of the detail of a movie, as an introduction to discussion.
>Titles of films to be discussed at the 
>conference will be circulated in advance.
>Proposals for three kinds of presentation are invited:
>"       Close readings grounded in detailed analysis (20 minute papers).
>"       Discussion of historical, theoretical or 
>critical issues related to the
>interpretation of contemporary film style (20 minute papers).
>"       Workshop introductions, designed to open 
>up issues about a sequence (or
>sequences), as a prelude to extended debate (workshops will last 90 minutes).
>The deadline for proposals is 1st April 2008.
>Please send us your 200-word proposal and brief biography by email to:
>(filmconference /at/  Enquiries should be directed to the
>conference organisers Lisa Purse and John Gibbs at the same email address.

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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