CFP: [Film] Panel: NeMLA Conference,Buffalo NY, April 10-13, 2008

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Theodore Price

Session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference in
Buffalo, New York, April 10 - 13, 2008. Call for Papers.
TOPIC: The Image of the Prostitute in Film and Popular Culture Roundtable.
This roundtable proposes to study in depth the image of the prostitute in
film and in popular culture in the twentieth century. Efforts will be made
to clarify the evolution of the feminine image from the idealism of past
eras to that of the prostitute in the nineteenth century and, finally, to
its current status in cultural venues of the twentieth century. Send
abstracts to Ted Price, and Vincenzo Bollettino
       Further elaboration of this panel: The Oldest Profession: The Whys
and Wherefores for the continued fascination of this subject in Literature,
Drama, & Film. For example: O'Neill's Anna Christie, Dostoyevsky's Crime
and Punishment & Notes from Underground, Fellini's Nights of Cabiria,
Scorcese's Taxi Driver, Jeanne Moreau in Losey's Eve, Marlene Dietrich in
von Sternberg's The Blue Angel, Ingrid Bergman in Hitchcock's Notorious,
and (of course) Louise Brooks as Lulu in Pabst's Pandora's Box. But
others too: individually or in aggregate.
       All perspectives welcome: Mythic, dramatic, musical,
psycho-analytic, feminist, biographical or autobiographical, personal
response -- not excluding that of Jack the Ripper.
       To foster discussion, accepted panelists must keep strictly to
15-minute presentations, but finished papers should be brought. Please
submit a 200-350 abstract with brief Currculum Vita via eMail to EACH of
the above co-Chairmen by 9/01/07, preferably earlier.

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