UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole McClure
contact email: 
nmcclure@snet.net

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

As the seminar will be hosted amidst the Reel Ireland Film Festival,
there will be special consideration to Irish cinematic and literary
production fit into the global context, however papers on all (trans)
national cinemas and topics are greatly encouraged, particularly those
which provide a comparative and cultural studies approach.

The symposium will be part of a 4 day festival celebrating Irish film and
literature. The weekend will kick-off with the 2008 Gerson Speaker James
Ryan. Additionally, there will be a keynote address by Tony Tracy,
Associate Director of the Huston School of Film, NUI Galway, as well as a
roundtable discussion hosted by Irish Times literary correspondent
Caroline Walsh.

 

Proposals due by February 15th 2008

 

This is an interdisciplinary conference/festival funded by Culture
Ireland and the Irish Film Institute and co-hosted by the Departments of
Modern and Classical Languages, English, and History. Please send one-
page proposals by 2/15/08 to Nicole McClure (nmcclure_at_snet.net) or Mary
Burke (Mary.2.Burke_at_uconn.edu) or to Reel Ireland 2008, Department of
English U-4025, University of Connecticut , 215 Glenbrook Road Unit 4025,
Storrs , CT 06269-4025 , USA .

 

 

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