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John McCullough
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This is a call for papers to be presented at the annual Film Studies
Association of Canada / Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques
(FSAC/ACEC) conference to be held in conjunction with the Congress of the
Humanities and Social Sciences at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, May
29-31, 2009. Details about this conference can be accessed at

Regionalism has long played a central role in organizing Canadian film and
television production, distribution, and exhibition. This session invites
proposals that situate regionalism studies within the context of Canadian
media studies or, vice versa, place Canadian media in the context of
regionalism studies. The goal of the session is to bring together a range
of participants to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas and methodologies
that respond to this unique characteristic of our national film and
television cultures.

Topics that could be relevant to this session include: nationalism,
federalism, globalization, spatial theories, business and investment
strategy, governance theories, multiculturalism, film cooperatives, film
festivals, broadcasting policy, film schools and technology colleges,
research clusters, media industries, export/import balances, urbanization
and urban planning, identity formation, theories of place, creativity and
aesthetics, cultural scenes, theories of national and popular culture,
location theory, technology, labour and consumer markets, indigenous
peoples’ media, and comparative institutional and national studies. As
well, we welcome presentations that consider how these topics may apply to
the interpretation of film and television.

Please send presentation proposals of 250-300 words as MSWord attachments
to John McCullough ( Deadline: December 20, 2008.

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