MMLA Permanent Sessions on Global Film

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University
contact email: 

Film III: Global Film for the Midwest Modern Language Association Meeting in November 14-17 in Chicago

The permanent session on Global Cinema seeks papers that address any aspect of the conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Dopplegangers."  We have two wider topic areas around this broader theme.  Please feel free to send abstracts for one or both topics:

(1) Cinemas of Hybrid Cultures: These would include cinemas from any country which cross borders and borrow from two or more cultures to create a new hybrid cinematic mix.  Some examples could be films that explore dual identities, double consciousness, and twin identities.    

(2) Black Films Matter: Analyses of any aspect of African, African American and/or films from any part of the African Diaspora that explore and empower Black identities and address cultural connections between African diasporic communities, postcolonial, racial, and globalization issues. 

Please email abstracts by April 15, 2019  to:  Khani Begum