CFP: [Film] Paradoxes of place in contemporary cinema (Panel: NECS, Lund, Sweden, 1/29/09; 6/23/09-6/25/09)

full name / name of organization: 
André Dias

Paradoxes of place in contemporary cinema
Open call submissions for panel at
NECS conference: "Locating Media"
Lund, Sweden, June 25-28, 2009

"This is the place", says Simon Srebnik, a returning survivor from Chelmno's extermination camp,
in SHOAH. According to Didi-Huberman, this is an impossible place to reconstitute through
cinema. Drawing upon cinematographic gestures in existing places â€" from Straub-Huillet's
landscapes of buried history, to the past-present interferences in the clandestine and public
housing of Pedro Costa, the torturers' rememorative actions set in the empty cells of Rithy Panh's
S21, or the figuration of disappearance in Akerman's Los Angeles freeways â€" one can find,
opposed to a cinema of made-up possible spaces, a cinema of paradoxical places, where
superimposed incongruous spaces and times, like in Foucault's heterotopies, offer resistance to
the space we live in. This panel welcomes further explorations on the paradoxes of place.

Papers are invited to the following panel submitted for open call. Please contact the panel
chairs(s) or organizers directly. Panel may consist of up to 5 speakers with a maximum of 20
minutes speaking time each. Conference-related questions should always be addressed to NECS.
All presenters are asked to provide with a title, an abstract of max 150 words, 3-5 keywords, 3-
5 key bibliographical references, technical requirements, name of the presenter and institutional
affiliation to the panel organizers.

Submissions to this panel are due on January 29, 2009.

André Dias
Susana Duarte
NECS members and panel organizers


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