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>University of Pennsylvania Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures is
>pleased to announce as keynote speaker for our previously flagged conference
>Robert Shandley of Texas A&M University, author of "Rubble Films:
>German Cinema
>in the Shadow of the Third Reich".
>
>In response to queries and requests we also announce an extension of
>deadline by
>ONE WEEK. Proposals must now be submitted by Monday, 19th January.
>
>Many thanks to all those who have already been in touch!
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>GERMAN PROJECTIONS, FOREIGN REFLECTIONS: "German" film, home and abroad.
>
>  In an era when film has become a major determinant of cultural
>identities, the
>German department of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to
>invite papers
>for a graduate conference on Saturday April 3, 2004.
>
>  After the death of the cinematographer/mythographer Leni
>Riefenstahl, and with
>Wolfgang Peterson's Trojan Wars set to be one of the summer
>blockbusters, it is
>time to consider how film creates historical memory, nationally and
>internationally.
>
>  How is Europe's long history presented in the new technologies of the
>twentieth
>and twenty-first century marketplace? Which narrative strategies are still
>valid, and which must be reimagined? Are these reinventions culturally or
>technologically determined? How do German film-makers, artists, writers and
>designers, communicate historical matter to today's mass audience? What does a
>text gain or lose in the translation from page to cinema screen - or from a
>German/European product to an American/worldwide market?
>
>          Possible topic areas include (but are not limited to):
>
>  - ancient history and new technologies
>  - the warrior as hero & war stories
>  - history and the documentary form
>  - film in the German-language classroom
>  - star status in German cinema and worldwide
>  - the "German" soundtrack from Wagner to Rammstein
>  - marketing Germany and Europe in America and beyond
>  - world-wide hits and local viewers: the crafting of the "export movie"
>  - Der Zorn Gottes: hubris & nemesis in modern narrative
>  - the film in the book: narrative transfer and the multitude of media
>  - German Hollywood (.com): emigré film-makers and artists from
>Weimar to today
>  - archaeology and the action movie: historical accuracy/distortion and the
>mass
>audience
>  - lighting the landscape, sceneing the seascape: Adriatic, Aegean and
>Mediterranean in German film.
>
>          Please send abstracts of no more than one page to:
>
>         Samuel Willcocks,
>         Dept of Germanic Languages & Literatures,
>         University of Pennsylvania,
>         Bennett Hall 133,
>         3340 Walnut Street,
>         Philadelphia 19104
>         or [log in to unmask]
>


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