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[ecrea] Call for papers: spies on British Screens, Plymouth University 17th-19th June 2016

Thu Feb 11 14:28:58 GMT 2016

Spies on British Screens

Plymouth University 17^th -19^th June 2016

Proposals are invited for a conference which will explore the continued
popularity of Spy

and intelligence thriller on British cinema and TV screens as well as
offering new interpretations of previous aspects of the genre. Taking
place at Plymouth University from 17^th -19^th June 2016, multiple
panels will discuss the genre, its origins and evolution. Discussions
can also consider how our expectations/ideas of real-life surveillance
culture are shaped by screen representations. The Organisers are
currently negotiating the possibility of linking scholarly publications
to the conference and it is anticipated that selected papers will be
published in a journal and/or edited collection. The intelligence
community has captured the imagination of many British people throughout
the twentieth century. With popular films such as/SPECTRE/(2015)
depicting a modern interpretation of intelligence or dramas such as/The
Game/(2014) offering cold war nostalgia it is clear the Spy remains as
popular as ever on British cinema and TV screens.

Panel topics might cover but would not be limited to:

Gender within the genre

Realism and Spy culture

Class and the Spy genre

The evolution of the Spy genre

History and the spy film or TV programme

Screening intelligence during the War on Terror

Spies and Documentaries

Multi-media adaptations

Visual representations and the surveillance State

The James Bond phenomenon

‘Cloak and Dagger’ vs Techno-spies

Satirising the intelligence community

How these genres inform popular impressions of the intelligence community

Submit a maximum 500 words abstract for a 20 minute paper or a panel
proposal to:

Dr Nicholas Barnett:(nicholas.barnett /at/
<mailto:(nicholas.barnett /at/>,

Dr Kim Edwards:(k.edwards /at/ <mailto:(k.edwards /at/>,  Dr
Laura Crossley:(L.R.Crossley /at/
<mailto:(L.R.Crossley /at/>

*Deadline for Submission:*15^th February 2016

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