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>From: Kevin Mcdonald <[log in to unmask]>
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>Call for Papers: Identifiable Remains - The Body and the Moving Image
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>The San Francisco State University Graduate Program in
>Cinema Studies will be host a conference entitled
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>ìIdentifiable Remains ‚ The Body and the Moving Imageî
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>October 2-3 2003.
>We appreciate your assistance in forwarding the
>following information to interested parties.
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>The body is both a source of pleasure and the site of
>intense vulnerability. Furthermore the body
>constitutes the physical materiality that is the basis
>for human subjectivity and social presence. The body
>then fundamentally permeates identity, politics and
>nearly every other aspect of our cultural existence.
>But what happens to the body when it is mediated
>through various forms of visual representation? How
>are we to make sense of the mediums that
>simultaneously realize and alienate the human body?
>What is at stake in the technological reproduction of
>the body?
>Today the body seems to be moving in diametrically
>opposite directions. On the one hand, it is
>continually on the brink of being effaced and
>otherwise rendered unnecessary, while on the other,
>the body appears more explicitly and pervasively than
>ever before. In both cases, what we make of the body
>has much to do with the way that it is represented and
>the way that we interpret and understand those
>representations. IDENTIFIABLE REMAINS seeks to explore
>these concerns as well as the surrounding anxieties
>and possibilities that underlie the relationship
>between signification and the substantive subject. In
>short, the conference aims to exchange diverse
>interdisciplinary perspectives that critically engage
>the body and its representation in cinema and other
>popular media forms. We are currently soliciting
>one-page proposals for a 15 to 20 minute paper
>presentation to be delivered October 3, 2003 as part
>of San Francisco Stateís annual graduate student
>conference in Cinema Studies. All interests are
>welcome, and all proposals will be considered.
>
>  >>>THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JUNE 22, 2003<<<
>Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:
>EXPLICIT BODIES: Pornography and the Uncensored
>Imagination
>THE BODY POLITIC: Mass Culture and the Masses
>BODY AS METAPHOR: How to Speak the Body
>ERASING THE ORGANIC: Cyborgs, Technology and Digital
>Substitutes
>BEYOND REPAIR: The Postmodern Body
>BODIES AND BOUNDARIES: Sexuality, Gender and Love
>ANATOMY AS INFORMATION: Reproduction, Cloning and
>Cybernetics
>BODILY OBJECTS: Desire, Anxiety and Identity
>FOREIGN BODIES: Fetishization in the Post-Colonial Era
>EMPIRICALLY AWRY: Science Fiction, Special Effects and
>Other Corpulent Monstrosities
>PAIN AND ITS VICISSITUDES: The Clinical Body



>Please send your one-page abstract and all other
>inquiries by e-mail to: [log in to unmask]
>Or by mail to: IDENTIFIABLE REMAINS
>Department of Cinema Studies
>San Francisco State University
>1630 Holloway Avenue
>San Francisco, 94132
>Please include your name, e-mail address, the
>institution you are currently affiliated with and any
>other necessary contact information with your
>abstract. A self-addressed stamped envelope must
>accompany all submissions requiring return.
>
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