CFP: Another Slapstick Symposium (Belgium) (3/30/06; 5/13/06-5/14/06)

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"Another Slapstick Symposium"

A film conference on American slapstick comedy in the silent era, =
13th-14th May, 2006 organized by BLASA (Belgium Luxembourg American =
Studies Association) and VDFC (Flemish Council for Film Culture)=20

To be held at the Cin=E9math=E8que Royale, Brussels, Belgium

Another Slapstick Symposium sets out to revisit and rethink some of the =
themes and ideas of the original =91Slapstick Symposium=92 organized by =
Eileen Bowser at the Museum of Modern Art in 1985. The conference will =
focus on four broad contexts:

1) slapstick comedy and early film style
2) studios and audiences
3) comedy stars/acting
4) mechanics of the gag and the culture of modernity

Confirmed keynote speakers include: Jennifer Bean (University of =
Washington), Tom Gunning (University of Chicago), Barry Salt (London =
Film School), Charles Wolfe (UC Santa Barbara).

Abstracts for presentations (of no more than thirty minutes) should be =
submitted by email to Tom Paulus at

Deadline for submissions: 30th March 2006.

Conference organizer: Tom Paulus (for BLASA) ( or =

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