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>From: "Greg Wright" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Film Genre and Criticism (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)
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>Film I Panel of the Midwest Modern Language Association:
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>Panel Title: Film Genre and Criticism
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>This panel will consider film's capacity to revisit and revise genre in =
>a critical fashion.  How do genre forms and conventions inhibit or =
>enhance a film's critical potential?  What does a film gain by combining =
>and redefining genres and subgenres?  Abstracts for this panel should =
>explore the interconnections between film genre and criticism through =
>analyses that perform critical redefinitions themselves.=20
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>Some possible topics to consider include:
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>-the connections between genre formations and questions of nationality, =
>culture, class, race, and gender
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>-the relative capacity for cultural transformation through "high =
>culture" genres and "low culture" genres
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>-the criticism implicit within and about certain genres
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>-the critical function of synthesizing or questioning genres
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>-the ways in which film adapts and reconstructs genre from literary =
>works
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>-filmmakers who have defined or revitalized genres: Akira Kurosawa, =
>James Whale, Fritz Lang, etc.
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>-filmmakers who have redefined or challenged genre work: Fran=E7ois =
>Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini, etc.
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>-filmmakers who have combined disparate genres within their work: the =
>Coen brothers, Pedro Almod=F3var, Quentin Tarantino, etc.
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>Please send 150-300 word abstracts to Greg Wright at [log in to unmask], =
>or mail to:=20
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>Greg Wright=20
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>English Department, 201 Morrill Hall=20
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>Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48826.=20
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>E-mail submissions are preferred.
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>The deadline for abstracts is March 31, 2006.
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>The M/MLA conference will be held November 9-12, 2006, in Chicago, IL, =
>at the Palmer House Hilton.  Please visit the M/MLA website =
>(http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/) for more information about the 2006 =
>conference.

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