UPDATE: Realism and Naturalism in Film Studies (10/15/05; 5/5/06-5/6/06)

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CFP--(update) International Conference on Realism and Naturalism in Film

The AIZEN (International Association devoted to Zola and Naturalism) and the
City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Program in Film Studies solicit
submissions for a jointly-sponsored conference on "Realism and Naturalism in
Film Studies" to be held at the:

CUNY Graduate Center,
New York City, USA
MAY 5th--6th, 2006

We invite proposals for original papers, panels of three, and special
screenings. Innovative theoretical and critical approaches are especially welcome.
Renowned scholars, Assistant Professors, Instructors, Doctoral Candidates from
the discipline of Film Studies are encouraged to submit proposals for
twenty-minute presentations. Audiovisual support will be available upon request.

The following are suggested topics or panel headings:

1-Aesthetic, Form and Genre/Movement-Based Explorations of Realist or
Naturalist Film
2-Film Adaptations of Realist and Naturalist Fiction
3-Realist and Naturalist Film in the Silent Era
4-New Critical and Theoretical Approaches to Realist or Naturalist Film
5-Specific Realist or Naturalist Directors, Films and National Cinemas
6-Under-Represented Films, Filmmakers, and Nationalist Cinemas
7-New Technologies and Film Realism or Naturalism
8-Interdisciplinary Approaches to Realist and Naturalist Film
9-Film Realism or Naturalism and Art History
10-you suggest it!
The overwhelming majority of papers must be presented in English; there will
be only two panels in French and/or Spanish. We especially wish to encourage
new faculty and graduate students to participate.

Starting January 1, 2005, please e-mail/mail your abstracts with a brief
resume to:

Professor Robert Singer
Kingsborough, CUNY
Department of English, C-309
2001 Oriental Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11235, USA
voice: (718) 368-5961
fax: (718) 368-4786
email: collegenowsinger_at_aol.com

For more information, see:
AIZEN web site: http://www.ualberta.ca/~aizen/
Deadline: OCT. 15, 2005

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