PAMLA Film Studies Panel

deadline for submissions: 
May 21, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Dawn Dietrich/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Call for PAMLA 2017 Conference Proposals:  Film Studies Panel

Please consider submitting a proposal for the PAMLA Film Studies panel.  You may submit a proposal on any topic, but below is the conference theme, in if you're interested in addressing it.  Submit proposals using the online process at https://www.pamla.org/2017.  Questions can be submitted to Dawn.Dietrich@wwu.edu.

“The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing” (Deadline for proposals:  May 21st,  2017)

The theme for PAMLA 2016, the 115th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, to be held on November 10-12, 2017 at Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii, will be “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.”

We would especially welcome proposals on topics related to this theme, ranging from proposed sessions focusing on such issues as: the connection of sight to understanding and knowledge; traditional and new models of vision and ways of seeing; open and hidden ideologies in visual images; the complexity of image culture in the (post)-modern, digital world; visual culture and shifting power relations; the iconic power of the image; visual memories; surveillance and visuality as a trap; voyeurism, secrets, and transparency; visualizations of existence; visions of the ugly, the beautiful, and the sublime; and other topics related to the sense of sight and vision in literature, film, and culture.

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