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>From: "Dimitris Papanikolaou" 
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>Subject: CFP: Queering Migrations on Screen (UK) (5/15/06; 10/13/06)
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>Queering Migrations on Screen
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>A one-day conference, to be held at the Institute of Germanic & Romance
>Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
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>*Date: **Friday 13 October 2006***
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>The aim of this conference is to look at the phenomenon of migration in
>a range of national cinemas from the perspective of queer theory.
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>The idea behind the project is that constructions of identity are
>mobile, but donít necessarily travel well. The process of migration cuts
>across national spaces. It also impacts on formations of gender and
>sexuality that consolidate or contest the nation.
>Queer theory may prove useful in charting this process because it is
>attentive to the mechanisms through which identities are produced and
>questions rather than relies on normative categories of gender and
>sexuality. The effects of the experience of migration are political in
>that they raise issues to do with racism, citizenship, cultural
>integration and assimilation. Yet the representation of that experience
>also impacts on the taxonomies of national and gender identity that
>cinema has been said to consolidate. The question is whether, and how,
>film can offer ways of undoing dominant modes of representation and
>spectatorship as it charts movements across and between spaces and
>identities.
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>Submissions are invited from (but not limited to) the fields of Film
>Studies, Queer Theory, Migration and Cultural Studies; interdisciplinary
>methodological perspectives that diversify the understanding of the
>subject area are especially encouraged. Papers on other visual media,
>especially television and video art are also welcome. We aim to publish
>a selection of papers from the conference either as an edited volume or
>as a special issue of a journal.
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>SUBMISSION DEADLINE: *15 May 2006*
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>Please email proposals (200 words) along with a short C.V.
>simultaneously to:
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>Derek Duncan, Department of Italian, University of Bristol
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>Dimitris Papanikolaou, Sub-Faculty of Modern Greek, Oxford University
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>Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou
>University Lecturer in Modern Greek
>and Fellow of St.Cross College
>Oxford University
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>47, Wellington Square
>Oxford, OX1 2JF
>tel. 01865 270482
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