[csaa-forum] CFP: Cinema, Modernity and Modernism: FHAANZ 2010 Conference

Gregory Dolgopolov gregd at unsw.edu.au
Fri Feb 12 14:23:31 CST 2010

Cinema, Modernity and Modernism
30 November to 3 December 2010
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The XVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand will be held at the University of New South Wales between Tuesday the 30th of November and Friday the 3rd December 2010.

The Film and History Conference provides an opportunity for international scholars, archivists, and filmmakers to present their thoughts on recent debates and events in the fields of film history, history and film, national and transnational cinemas, film theory, film practice, and the social and cultural significance of cinema.

The central theme of the 2010 conference is Cinema, Modernity and Modernism.  Over the past two decades, some of the most exciting research into film and cinema history has examined how the medium and the institution helped to define and mediate the experience of modernity and modernization.  This perspective has revealed the previously overlooked extent to which film informed and shaped modernist aesthetics.  The topic is therefore relevant to the study of literary and artistic modernism more broadly.

Plenary Speakers
Speakers confirmed to date are:
* Michael North, UCLA
 * Erica Carter, University of Warwick
 * Richard Maltby, Flinders University
 * Jill Julius Matthews, Australian National University
 * Jane Mills, Charles Sturt University
 * Julian Murphet, UNSW

Call for Papers
Abstracts for individual papers or joint submissions for pre-constituted panels (of up to three speakers) are welcomed on any of the conference themes listed below. The Executive Committee also welcomes other theme suggestions (please send enquiries to fhaanz2010 at unsw.edu.au).

Abstracts of between 150 - 200 words (in Microsoft Word or RTF format) should be sent via email on or before 7 May, 2010 to fhaanz2010 at unsw.edu.au

Please include the following information on your abstract:
* Title of paper or panel
 * Author(s) and/or panellists, and a contact email address
 * Three to four keywords
 * Please include a short (maximum 100 words) bio.

NOTE: Please indicate how you want your names to appear on name tags and in the programme schedule; please also specify your SURNAME in capital letters.
Notification of acceptances will be emailed in June 2010.

Overseas applicants who need earlier confirmation in order to arrange funding should contact fhaanz2010 at unsw.edu.au.

Topics for the 2010 conference include, but are not limited to:

* Cinema's two modernisms
 * Cultural technologies of modernity
 * Film and Modern Philosophy
 * Imagining modernity: history, location and film spectatorship
 * Modern Times: film comedy as modernism
 * Modernist writers on film
 * National cinemas and cosmopolitan modernity
 * Vernacular modernism and screen cultures
* The peculiarities of Australian modernism

Panels proposed to date
* Space and place: the cultural geography of cinema
The 2010 Conference Executive Committee welcomes other topic suggestions. Enquiries can be sent via email to fhaanz2010 at unsw.edu.au

For any additional information, please contact Rebecca Straker, Events Coordinator,
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW
r.straker at unsw.edu.au

Conference Website listing registration prices will be active in late February 2010.

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