Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria
May 1st-3rd, 2008, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Call for Papers - Submission Deadline: Sept 15th, 2007
This is the Second Call for Papers for the conference "Cinema and Social
Change in Germany and Austria." The conference will investigate contemporary
cinema’s interaction with modern societal change. We invite proposals for any
papers that focus on social change in German-speaking Europe. How does
contemporary film mediate societal change and represent or respond to the
perceived disintegration of key concepts such as family, marriage, nation,
nation-state, community? What are the tensions that dominate these film
narratives? What are the shifts in the representation of identity formation?
How does contemporary German and Austrian film contribute to or contradict
the ideas and debates on social change circulating in the public discourse?
How do changed consumer habits affect the production, distribution, reception
and marketing of the filmic product?
Prof. Paul Cooke from the University of Leeds will be the keynote speaker, and
we hope to invite a filmmaker to speak as well. A festival of contemporary
German-language film will be held in conjunction with the conference. We also
plan to publish an edited volume of proceedings.
Proposals are welcome from faculty members, independent scholars, and
graduate students. We hope to be able to make some assistance available,
especially to graduate students, to to offset the costs of attending.
A complete version of the call for papers with specific details on how to submit
proposals can be found at www.wcgs.ca/filmconference. Please direct
inquiries to [log in to unmask]
Gabriele Mueller, York University, Co-organizer
James M. Skidmore, University of Waterloo, Co-organizer
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html