[UPDATE] Remembering (in) Hitchcock

full name / name of organization: 
MLA-2015 Vancouver
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wmcbrid@ilstu.edu

How does memory function as form and/or as narrative in Hitchcock's films (addressing trauma, cure, desire, film ontology welcome but not limited to). Serving as sorts of human thumb drives, both Mr. Memory in Thirty-Nine Steps and Van Meer in Foreign Correspondent serve as memory correlatives in Hitchcock films, a crucial aspect of psychoanalytic cure of trauma. Presentations might consider Scotty remembering the Carlotta necklace, Alice's haunting memory of Crewe's murder, Mrs.Verloc's memory of her dead brother, Madeleine's memory of Carlotta, John Ballantyne's memory of his brother's death in Spellbound and Hitchcock's own traumatized hiatus from Pinewood Studios after filming the Holocaust documentary Memory of the Camps (w/Sidney Bernstein 1945).

Please include a 500 word abstract and 1 page CV.  Due date is 3/30/2014

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american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
popular_culture
religion
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond