CFP: Early War Films (UK) (1/15/07; Screen Conference, 7/5/07-7/8/07)

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Philippa Gates
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[Apologies for cross-posting]Call for Papers for Panel on Early War Films =
Screen Studies ConferenceUniversity of Glasgow, ScotlandJuly 6-8, 2007 =
Proposals are invited for a panel of papers on Early War Films for the =
Screen Studies Conference University of Glasgow, July 6-8, 2007 Recently, =
the war film has returned to popularity with Hollywood and its audiences =
and garnered increasing attention from scholars and critics; however, the =
focus has been mainly of the Second World War and the conflicts of the =
latter half of the twentieth century. It was not long after the birth of =
cinema in 1895 that the new medium was employed to capture international =
conflicts and bring them back to the audience at home. The aim of this =
panel is to explore the war film of silent cinema and/or films that return =
to and re-imagine the First World War and preceding conflicts of the =
nineteenth and early twentieth century. Topics might include but are =
not limited to: The first films of war: the Anglo-Boer War or Spanish-Ameri=
can WarRepresentations of the American Civil WarRepresentations of the =
First World WarNational cinemas and different perspectives on warDifference=
s between pre-Studio and Studio-era war films as institutionalised =
representationsEffects of pre-cinematic representations of war on films of =
warFaked war filmsMasculinity and war filmsDifferences between war as news =
and war as entertainment in filmContemporary films re-imagining nineteenth =
and early twentieth century conflicts Please send proposals with abstract =
(approx 300 words) and a short bio no later than January 15, 2007 to: =
Philippa Gates at <> Associate ProfessorFilm Studies Program =
CoordinatorEnglish and Film StudiesWilfrid Laurier University75 University =
Ave WWaterloo, ON, N2L 3C5, CanadaTel: 519 884 0710 x 2476; Fax: 519 884 =
8307pgates_at_wlu.caPhilippa Gates
Associate Professor
Film Studies Program Coordinator
English and Film Studies
75 University Ave W
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, ON, N2L3C5, Canada
Phone: 519.884.0710 x2476
Fax: 519.884.8307
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