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>Subject: CFP: Representing Black Europe in Cinema (9/15/05; NEMLA,
>CALL FOR PAPERS:
>Papers are invited for submission for a panel on Representing Black Europe in
>Cinema at the upcoming Modern Language Association (North East) conference in
>Philadelphia, March 2-5, 2006. This panel will explore the Black American
>presence in European cinema and Black Europeans in film, contrasting the
>representation of the American expatriate experience with the
>Black communities in Europe.
>British filmmaker Reece Auguiste describes Black British filmmaking
>"in Black America's shadow." How has the influence of this "shadow" of Black
>American film culture impacted European film? How are American racial tensions
>portrayed in European films? How do the racial anxieties of a given European
>country become displaced onto the Black American figures? What are the social,
>political and industrial conditions that have led to the transatlantic
>migration of Black artists?
>Along with the importance of Black American expatriate filmmaking, how is
>multicultural Europe represented in contemporary films? Is race "erased"? If
>so, what is the nature of this erasure? Does the representation of the Black
>figure in European cinema take on symbolic weight even when race is secondary
>to the narrative? How does race function in films dealing with the reality of
>living in a Europe commonly coded as white?
>Papers are welcome that address individual directors, films, actors, genres or
>nations of production. Comparative, historical and theoretical approaches are
>Please submit proposals (max. 500 words) and a short biographical
>note or 1-page
>CV by email to Allyson Field, Harvard University, [log in to unmask], no
>later than September 15, 2005.
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