CFP: John Huston Centenary Conference (Ireland) (3/1/06; 10/27/06-10/28/06)

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John Huston Centenary Conference

Huston School of Film and Digital Media
National University of Ireland

On 27th-28th October 2006, The Huston School of Film & Digital Media (NUI Galway) will host a two day centenary conference on the films of John Huston (1906-1987). Submissions are invited for papers (25mins in duration) dealing with the life and work of this most versatile and charismatic of American directors.

Huston directed 41 films over 46 years and was much celebrated by his peers and associates but has been under-represented in recent critical literature. This conference wishes to redress such neglect and provide a forum for as wide a consideration of his contribution to cinema as possible. It is intended that the proceedings from the conference will be published.

Topics for consideration might include: Huston as actor; as writer; as auteur; as personality; approaches to genre; considerations of the many adaptations in his oeuvre; Huston's life and film activities in Ireland; representations of gender in his work; Huston's relationship with Hollywood; his political stances; thematic studies; etc.

Please submit a 300 word proposal, stating the topic, aims and scope of the paper - along with a brief CV with the subject line 'Huston conference abstract' - to:

Closing date: March 1st 2006

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