CFP: Trans/National Cinephilias (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

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Monika Mehta
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This is a call for papers for a seminar accepted by the American
Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) for its annual conference in
Puebla, Mexico, April 19-22, 2007. Please see the following url for
more details on the conference:
<> or go to <>
and click on 2007 ACLA Conference
Title of Seminar: Trans/national Cinephilias
Description: Recent discussions of cinephilia have been concerned with
media transformations and the emergence of new technologies and modes of
film viewing. The bulk of discussions on cinephilia usually focus on the
Euro-American context with occasional references to a few non-western
directors whose work is circulated through festival venues.
Historically, the narrative of cinephilia begins with France and then
moves on to the cultural exchanges between Europe and the U.S. from
1950s onwards. Moving away from these venues, this seminar foregrounds
new circuits of film viewing, sharing, owning and performance. We focus
on cultural flows that scatter and foster cinephilia across nations,
locales, genres and new media. We invite submissions which examine how
the cinema continues to engender new audiences and new thrills across
nationality, locale and genre by reinventing its technology, its systems
of address and forms of audience mania. Some topics that the submissions
may investigate include global media spheres, new media, spectatorship
and film taste.

Seminar Organizers: Monika Mehta & Anupama Prabhala Kapse
Affiliations: Binghamton University & University of California at Berkeley

Please submit an abstract not exceeding 250 words by November 1, 2006
online at <> (If this url does
not work, you can get instructions on the ACLA 2007 website
<>) If you have any questions,
please contact, Monika Mehta <> and/or Anupama
Prabhala Kapse <>

--Monika MehtaAssistant ProfessorDepartment of EnglishSUNY BinghamtonOffice: LNG 28Phone: (607) 777-2318E-mail: ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Thu Oct 05 2006 - 01:55:31 EDT