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Silent film sound: history, theory and practice, February 22–23, 2013
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Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany in collaboration with Kiel Society for Film Music Research
We are pleased to invite proposals for papers in the broad theme “Silent film sound: history, theory and practice”, to be presented at a conference of the same name on February 22 - 23 at the Christian Albrechts University Kiel.
With a few exceptions silent cinema was never silent. Cinemas and other spaces of film exhibition were in fact rather loud places where music, voices and sounds intermingled during the screening. Today public interest in silent cinema is on the rise. Film screenings with live accompaniment have gained popularity in recent years, silent films are shown in concert halls and at festivals and they are (again) staged as events and not simply as presentation of a piece of entertainment or art.
We aim to gather scholars from various disciplines, to discuss and reflect on current and historical approaches to the study of sound and music and moving images. We particularly encourage both musicologists and film scholars to participate in the debate surrounding this topic, in order to benefit from each other's perspectives and to challenge prevailing views and methodologies in this thriving field.
Papers may address repertories or issues relating to one of the following areas (or others related to the conference theme):
Proposals (max. 350 words) for 25-minute presentations should be sent to Claus Tieber (firstname.lastname@example.org), no later than October 15, 2012. Please include a short biography, all current contact information (name, e-mail, phone number, affiliation) and specific AV requirements.
We plan to publish a book based on the refereed proceedings.