CFP: [Film] Cinema and the Postmetropolis (8/1/08; SCMS Tokyo)

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Christoph Lindner
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Submissions are sought for a panel entitled _Cinema and the Postmetropolis_
at the 2009 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Tokyo, Japan
(May 21-24, 2009).

Urban geographer Edward Soja has developed the term postmetropolis to
describe the future-oriented urbanism of the late capitalist age of
globalization. From the fractal city to the simcity, and from the
cosmopolis to the exopolis, the postmetropolis can take on many forms.
Drawing on Soja's constructions but also looking beyond his work to other
ways of conceptualizing the contemporary city, this panel considers how
cinema engages the new kinds of urban spaces and experiences that have
emerged as a consequence of globalization.

Papers addressing cinema and the postmetropolis in ways that relate to the
overall conference theme (mobilizing the future/screening the past) are
particularly welcome. Please visit the SCMS website for more details about
the 2009 conference:

Send 300-word abstract and a full academic CV (as separate email
attachments) by August 1, 2008, to: Christoph Lindner (

Christoph Lindner
Assistant Professor of Film and Literature
Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

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