CFP: Imagining the World (8/12/06; SCMS, 3/8/07-3/11/07)

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Roger Hallas
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
Chicago, March 8-11, 2007

Imagining the World

This panel addresses the specific challenges faced by screen media
(film, television, video, digital media) in representing the world
through the moving image. How have documentaries, fictional feature
films, experimental works and video games found adequate rhetorical,
narrative or poetic means to represent the complexity and totality of
the world? In particular, the panel concerns itself with the
relationship between how the world is imagined (as planet, globe,
system, market, public sphere, empire, ecology or humanity etc) and
the competing representational strategies available to mediamakers.
How do images, words and data interact in these different conceptions
of the world? Paper proposals on a wide range of media, historical
periods and cultural contexts are welcomed.

Please email a paper abstract (approx 300-350 words), a short
bibliography (max. 6 citations) and a short bio by August 12, 2006 to

--Roger HallasAssistant ProfessorDepartment of EnglishSyracuse University401 Hall of LanguagesSyracuse, NY 13244T: (315) 443 9468F: (315) 443 3660 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Wed Jul 12 2006 - 16:31:37 EDT