>Subject: CFP: Extra-Cinematic Performances (8/16/02; SCS, 3/6/03-3/9/03)
>Society for Cinema Studies Conference: March 6-9, Minneapolis
>Workshop: Extra-Cinematic Performances
>This workshop aims to facilitate a discussion of how the many players in
>international film industries-stars, directors, writers, producers,
>etc.-perform off-screen. How have studios legislated the behavior of
>their commodities and what happens to celebrity behavior in the absence
>of an all-powerful studio system? How have such devices as fan
>magazines and celebrity "news" programs changed the stakes of movie
>making? How have extra-cinematic performances shaped the industry and
>its audience? Are there new directions and methodologies that the study
>of such subject matter is/should be going?
>Please note: this is a workshop format so there will be no formal papers
>presented; rather, informal 10 minute presentations will be followed by
>an interactive discussion of extra-cinematic performances and possible
>directions for scholarship in this area. International perspectives are
>encouraged, as are original and provocative ideas about the possible
>directions for such lines of inquiry.
>Presenters must be members of the Society for Cinema Studies (or must
>join by date of final submission; visit the Society's webpage at
>www.cinemastudies.org for more details). Please email (preferably) or
>mail 300-400 word proposals for your workshop presentation by Friday
>8/16 to: [log in to unmask], North Carolina State University, Dept.
>of English, Box 8105, Raleigh NC 27695-8105.