CFP: [Film] Journeys Across Media

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Reina-Marie Loader
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Revealing the developing artistic milieu in Film, Theatre and Television

   17th of April 2009, University of Reading


Romanticism was a cultural landscape characterised by the eternal
oscillation between a ‘modern’ enthusiasm that had failed and a
‘postmodern’ irony that would soon falter. Now, years later, another scene
marked by oscillations is taking shape.

Under the name of Nu-Romanticism (‘naked’ Romanticism) JAM 2009 aims to
initiate a mapping of this evolving landscape. It offers a chance to
explore and define the new forms of thought, conception and creation that
follow the established pattern of Romanticism. We look to current theory
and critical practice within Film, Theatre and Television to reveal new
forms of oscillation, be they between Aesthetic and Narrative, between
Spectatorship and Performativity, between the Sublime and melancholy, hope
and failure.

JAM 2009, the seventh annual conference for postgraduates run by
postgraduates at the Department of Film, Theatre & Television, welcomes
proposals that investigate, question or put pressure on the notion of a
re-emerging Romanticism within film, theatre and television. We invite
postgraduates to consider the concept of a new or renewed Romanticism in
relation to the following areas of discussion:

• Aesthetics
• Genre
• Form vis-à-vis Content
• Narrative
• Space, Place and Landscape
• Representation
• Spectatorship and Social Relevance
• Performance and Performativity
• Medium Specificity
• Postgraduate Practice
• New Technologies

CALL FOR PAPERS deadline: Friday 30th January 2009

Please send a 250-word proposal and a 100-word biographical note to
Tim Vermeulen, Harper Ray and Reina-Marie Loader at
Journeys Across Media (JAM) is an annual one-day interdisciplinary
conference organised by and for postgraduate students. It provides a
discussion forum for current and developing research in film, theatre,
television and ‘new media’. Previous delegates have welcomed the
opportunity to gain experience of presenting their work, at different
stages of development, in the active, friendly and supportive research
environment of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading.
Non-presenting delegates are also very welcome.
Supported by the Standing Committee of University Drama Departments (SCUDD)
and the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.

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