UPDATE: [Film] Conference on Global Film

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William Verrone
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The Conference on Global Film is still accepting proposals on different
areas of world cinema. The deadline for proposals has been extended to
OCTOBER 15, 2008.

We are pleased to announce that renowned film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
will be the keynote speaker at the conference.

In addition to paper proposals, any suggestions for panels are welcomed.

Please see the Conference website for details: http://www.una.edu/global-


The University of North Alabama Conference on Global Film invites
proposals on any aspect of world cinema. Proposals should consider some
area of the intersection among film, society, and culture, exploring
films as social and historical artifacts of the culture and nation from
which they arise, as well as the role played by film in constructing,
shaping, and re-imagining issues of nationhood, nationality, and

Papers may take a single film focus or make comparative considerations,
and can take a theoretical or historical approach. Examples or suggested
topics might include papers that examine the following areas in a single
film, several films, or national cinemas:

*Genre studies in world cinema (Horror, Comedy, etc.)
*Film movements (New Wave, directors, films)
*Exploring representations of race, ethnicity, and gender in fiction or
non-fiction film
*Representations of wars, borders, national characters and ideologies
*Social or political commentary
*National cinemas (Africa, Japan, etc.)
*Technological and economic considerations/developments
*Comparative analyses between world and Hollywood film
*Third World Cinema

These ideas are suggestions only so any topic would be welcomed.

Please send a 250-300 word abstract and brief bio (2-3 sentences,
including rank and affiliation and contact information) to:
Dr. William Verrone: weverrone_at_una.edu; Please put "Global Film" in
subject line. Deadline for submission is now October 15, 2008.

The University of North Alabama Conference on Global Film will be held
March 5-8, 2009, in historic Florence, Alabama.

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