CFP: European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF) Annual Conference - 4/25/14 (7/7/14-7/9/14)

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Call for Papers

European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF)

14th Annual International Conference

"European Cinema: Urban, Suburban and Rural"

Oakland University (near Detroit, Michigan, USA)

7 July – 9 July 2014

The European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF) invites proposals for its 14th annual international film conference. In March 1970 famed film director Fritz Lang visited Oakland University, Michigan, to present a series of his films and to talk about his work. Screenings included such noted Lang films as "While the City Sleeps" and "Metropolis".

To celebrate Lang's 1970 visit and those screenings, this year's ECRF theme is European cinematic engagements with stories from the European city, in the European suburbs, or of the European countryside. ("Europe" can indeed include diasporic manifestations)

Individual Papers: 20 minutes in length (plus 10 minute Q&A)

Panels: 3 presenters x 20 minute papers (plus 30 minute Q&A)

Proposal length: Single paper: c. 150 words

Panel proposal: c. 300 words

Proposals can be sent to: Professor Graeme Harper:

ECRF proposals will be peer-reviewed by the ECRF team.

Closing Date: 25 April 2014 (Early submission is highly encouraged)

The ECRF is an international research forum, supportive of both established and new researchers. The forum actively encourages exchange and development, and the annual conference is always open, friendly and lively! Different universities around the world host the annual ECRF conference. Last year's conference was held at the University of Edinburgh. Each year the ECRF publishes a special issue of the peer reviewed journal Studies in European Cinema (from 2014 published by Taylor and Francis/Routledge), drawn from the ECRF annual conference.

All Welcome!