Permanent Section, Film II

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
"Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers" / Midwest Modern Language Association


We welcome proposals that explore innovate pedagogical methods for teaching contemporary film or documentaries. We are interested in how teaching collaborations across disciplines can lead to new dialogues and teaching methods or instruction. How does film pedagogy in collaboration with colleagues in other disciplines take shape and come to fruition in the classroom? These collaborations can be but are not limited to gender studies, African American studies, Latin American, Latino,  Mexican or Central American studies, sociology, anthropology, biology, art, psychology, history, political science, or philosophy. Proposals exploring this year’s conference theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” in relation to language, border/hybrid identities, transnational spaces, and the immigrant experience will be given special consideration. All papers following the conference topics are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes:

  • Duality, doubles and travel
  • Language, translation, bilingualism
  • History and duality
  • Indigenous cultures
  • Religious discourses
  • Toxic nationalism
  • Feminisms
  • Border studies
  • Queer studies
  • Transcultural identities
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Cultural studies

Please send proposals of 250 words by April 15, 2019 to Julio Enríquez-Ornelas, Participants are welcome to propose papers either in English or Spanish. 

The conference will take place November 14-17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.