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

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Second 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:Martin Mc Loone, Rosa Gonzales, Harvey O=92Brien, =
Film screenings (with the directors):
L. Abrahamson: Adam and Paul-83 mn-2004
P.Pilard: Neil Jordan: Portrait-52 mn- 2006
                N.Quinn: Dublin, un jeunesse irlandaise-52mn-2002
Publication possibilities with the Presses universitaires de Limoges.
Other information will be announced on the conference website in due=20
Online information:
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