2011 SCMS Conference – New Perspectives on East Asian Genre Films – New Orleans Mar. 10-13 (deadline Aug. 6)

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David Scott Diffrient / Colorado State University

I am interested in putting together a panel for next year's Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference to be held in New Orleans March 10-13. This panel will explore issues related to genre filmmaking in the East Asian context and seeks to expand existing work on genre theory by taking novel approaches to the subject. Currently I have received confirmation from another scholar working in this area (related to South Korean comedy), indicating her interest in being on such a panel. As such, I'm particularly keen to receive proposals for papers dealing with Japanese, Chinese, Hong Kong, and Taiwanese genre films. Possible genres include, but are not limited to: gangster films, neo-noir, horror films, melodrama, social problem films, martial arts action cinema, musicals, Westerns, exploitation, etc.

Please send a brief bio and a 250-word abstract with your contact information to Prof. David Scott Diffrient (scott.diffrient@colostate.edu) by August 6, 2010.