CFP: Transnational American Cinema (1/15/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

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Sabine Haenni
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American Studies Association, Oct 12-15, 2006, Oakland, CA
For further details regarding the conference, see
Proposals are being accepted for a panel on "Transnational American Cinema"

Formations of Transnational American Cinema

American cinema, especially Hollywood, has always had a complicated
relationship to the nation form. Not least because of Hollywood's global
aspirations, which date back to the 1910s, American cinema has always
appeared as a prime object of cultural export (and potential domination),
while this same quality also contributes to the ways in which American
cinema always seems to exceed the nation. How is the concept of
transnational cinema useful for the study of American film? Can we draw
on particular historical case studies, from the recent and not so recent
past, to think about particular conceptualizations of transnational
American cinema? Papers may discuss transnationalism on different levels:
 on the level of representation and aesthetics (e.g. the international
thriller); in terms of production (e.g. U.S. co-productions or U.S.
productions abroad); in terms of distribution (e.g. the foreign market of
U.S. film); in terms of consumption (e.g. "Americanization" in other parts
of the world, the reception of U.S. film abroad); in terms of foreign
appropriations (e.g. "Americanism" in foreign films) or transnational

Please email one-page paper proposals and a brief c.v. by January 15 to:
Sabine Haenni, Department of Theatre, Film & Dance, Cornell University,

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