CFP: Image, Identity and Culture in Narrative and Documentary Cinema (Ireland) (1/24/07; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

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Deborah Mellamphy
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Image, Identity and Culture in Narrative and
Documentary Cinema


Visual and narrative strategies in the representation
of culture and identity



A Postgraduate Film Studies Symposium

March 30th/ 31st 2007

University College Cork, Ireland





Abstracts are invited for a film studies symposium on
aspects of contemporary narrative and documentary
film. The nature of the cinematic medium grants
filmmakers a power to portray cultures and to reflect
identities through the audiovisual image. How is
cinema used as an effective tool of investigation to
represent certain realities, and certain identities,
to domestic and international audiences?



Areas of investigation might include:


- Representations of

- Body and gender

- Liminal identities

- Race and ethnicity; regional, national,
trans-national identities

- Philosophy in, and of film –
philosophical reflections on the medium & aspects of
the medium




Confirmed Key Note Speaker:


Professor Stella Bruzzi, University of Warwick (author
of New Documentary, Bringing Up Daddy: Fatherhood and
Masculinity in Postwar Hollywood)





Daniel Deasy


Aoife Healy


Deborah Mellamphy


Stefano Odorico


Sarah-May O’Sullivan


Nicole Sigl



More information, including details of key note
speakers, venues etc. will shortly be available at



Please send abstracts (250/300words) for proposed 20
minute paper, and a short biography, to the organisers
at and
by Wednesday Jan 24th 2007.


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