CFP: Australian Cinema (7/14/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Dalziell

Call for Papers:
Compulsory Screening: Australian Cinema and the Question of Borders

The Westerly Centre at the University of Western Australia invites
abstracts for an edited collection of essays addressing Australian
cinematic experience in the light recent debates concerning
immigration, border security, refugees and the detention of asylum
seekers. We are interested in how these events have helped
precipitate a new understanding of nation and how this in turn might
have affected cinematic expression, changed the kind of films that
are produced, or made earlier films ring with new resonances.

We invite contributions that elucidate the manner in which Australian
cinema creates or is determined by borders or national boundaries and
which address topics such as:

The immigrant experience in Australian cinema
Films by migrants to Australia
Expatriate film-makers and actors
Protectionist film policy
Internal borders and divisions
Captivity and detention
Imagined communities
Fences, borders, boundaries
International film production in Australia
Subcultures and ethnicity
The "whiteness" of White Australia
Citizenship and the media

Please forward enquiries to Dr. Kieran Dolin, Director of The
Westerly Centre, at

Please send abstracts of 500 words together with a brief biography to
The Westerly Centre by 14 July 2006 at

--Dr. Tanya DalziellSenior LecturerEquity & Diversity AdviserEnglish, Communication and Cultural Studies (M202)The University of Western Australia35 Stirling HighwayCrawley WA 6009ph: +61 (08) 6488 2120fax: +61 (08) 6488 1030email: Provider No. 00126G ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Wed Jun 07 2006 - 10:15:21 EDT