CFP: [Film] The Wild Eye: Experimental Film Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Goodall
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Call for papers: The Wild Eye: Experimental Film Studies

In order to break what Robert B. Ray defines as the 'path dependency' of
contemporary film studies, radically new or reinvented forms of writing
are urgently required. In the words of Bela Balazs 'it will be an
inspiring theory that will fire the imagination of future seekers for new
worlds and creators of new arts'.

Proposals are thus invited for a one-day symposium and a new edited
collection intended to promote experimental approaches to the analysis of
film. Contributions are particularly welcome from individuals or groups
outside of academia. The collection will be unapologetically fragmentary.

Aiming to offer a modern poetics of cinema, the collection seeks to
embrace the widest possible range of unconventional techniques.
Contributors are therefore invited to cast off the straight-jacket of
contemporary film writing by drawing on such investigatory approaches as:

* Psychogeography

* Surrealist techniques (e.g. irrational enlargements)

* 'Cinematic' writing

* Autobiography

* Creative non-fiction

* Fragmentation

* 'Occult' applications

* Fan writing

Send 250 word proposals for texts of between 1000 - 10,000 words to

Mark Goodall ( or I.Q. Hunter

Deadline for proposals: Friday 29th February 2008.

The symposium will be held in the School of Media and Cultural Production
at De Montfort University, Leicester (UK) in 2008.

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