NEMLA 2014 Harrisburg Pennsylvania April 3-6, 2014 A Decade of Heroes and Heroines on Screen Deadline: September 30, 2013

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Elif Sendur/ Binghamton University
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During the last decade, there seems to have been an inflation of heroes and heroines on screen. From anti-heroes to picture perfect ethical heroes, how can we conceive of heroes as symptomatic of our decade's political, literary and ideological discourse? What kind of desire does the hero embody? What does she normalize and what does she conceal?

This panel examines these figures of cinematic apparatus who multiply and appear everyday in new forms.

Please send a 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Elif Sendur

Deadline for abstract subission is September 30, 2013