UPDATE: [Theory] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century (3/1/08)

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Nicole McClure
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Deadline extended

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
(April 3-6, 2008) and the Annual Gerson Foundation Irish Writer Series,
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.
Featured speakers:
    Tony Tracy, Assoc. Director of the Huston School of Film, NUI Galway
    Caroline Walsh, Irish Times
    James Ryan (Gerson Series - April 3)
Films to be screened:
    Small Engine Repair
    The Front Line
    Pavee Lackeen
    and more...

Proposals due by March 1 2008

This is an interdisciplinary conference co-hosted by the University of
Connecticut Departments of Modern and Classical Languages, English, and
History in conjunction with the Culture Ireland/Irish Film Institute Reel
Ireland program. 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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