CFP: Contemporary Irish Cinema (France) (5/31/07; 11/22/07-11/23/07)

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CFP: Contemporary Irish Cinema (22/11/07-23/11/07)

Call for papers =96INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE : 22-23 November 2007
Contemporary Irish Cinema: Assessment and Perspectives
Facult=E9 des lettres et des sciences humaines
39E, rue Camille Gu=E9rin
87036 Limoges Cedex - France

The early 1980s can be considered as a landmark period in the history=20
of Irish cinema since substantial and consistent film production=20
started to emerge with Neil Jordan (Angel, 1982), Bob Quinn (Poitin,=20
1978) and Joe Comerford (Traveller 1981) initiating the so called new=20
wave of Irish cinema. Twenty five years later what assessment can be=20
made of Irish film production and what perspectives lay ahead of it?=20
The aim of this conference is to explore Irish cinema (its films and=20
film industry) within its economic, social, political and cultural=20
dimensions and from different perspectives ranging from Irish studies,=20=

film studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, cultural studies,=20
political and historical studies amongst others. Papers can explore,=20
but are not limited to, the following areas:
*Cinematographic representations of Ireland:
-The country, landscape and its people.
-Clich=E9s and stereotypes.
-Representations of the private and public spheres.
-Representations of Irish history ( the conflict in the North, the=20
peace process=85)
-Revisiting/revising history.
-Outside perspectives (Hollywood, diaspora, etc.)
-Reception of =93Irish films=94 in Ireland, in Great Britain, etc. =
Collins, The Wind that Shakes the Barley=85)
*Genres and aesthetics:
-Directors (Irish-based/foreign careers, aesthetics, etc.)
-Genres (animation movies, documentaries, features, short films)
-Themes, aesthetic trends, other influences
-Literary adaptations ( Korea, The Butcher Boy=85)
*The Irish film industry:
-Irish cinema in a European context
-The Irish Film Board ( Pre- 1987, after its demise, post- 1993=85)
-Independent film making-Film institutions ( The IFC, the IFI=85)
-Film posters
-Hollywood and Ireland
-Film politics in Ireland (financing, national studios, cinema in=20
comparison with other arts).
Please send a proposal of 200-300 words for a paper of 20mn, together=20
with your contact details and a brief biographical note to the=20
following addresses: and
Alternatively, you can send your proposal to Isabelle Lecorff, IUFM=20
site de Vannes, 32 avenue Roosevelt, 56000 Vannes, France.
Also give your full name and university affiliation..

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, 31 May 2007.
Keynote speakers, film screening, publication possibilities and other=20
information will be announced on the conference website in due course.
Online information:
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