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>From: "Jason Chau" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Spaces of Conflict (7/17/06; 11/2/06-11/3/06)
>
>SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Association Conference
>   ýSPACES OF CONFLICTţ  
>   In the aim of expanding the dialogue around 
>cinema, we are interested in exploring critical 
>approaches to film that push beyond narrative 
>and character-centric methods, specifically 
>those addressing issues of space within and 
>without the film frame. 
>   
>   The intent of this conference is to focus on 
>how space is investigated, portrayed or enacted 
>in cinema with an attention to the relationship 
>between space and conflict. Some possible areas 
>of discussion could include (but are not limited 
>to):
>   ═     Geographic conflict zones (cultural, political, environmental)
>   ═     Rural/urban space (e.g., film noir, musicals, etc.)
>   ═     Domestic/public spheres (e.g., melodramas, etc.)
>   ═     Avant-garde/abstract space
>   ═     Psychological space (the unconscious, 
>emotional/mental angst or confusion)
>   ═     Diegetic/extradiegetic space
>   ═     New media and virtual spaces
>   ═     Conflicted viewing space (rapidly changing public viewing patterns)
>   ═     How is filmic space defined?  Where is cinema located?
>   
>   The M.A. Program in Cinema Studies at San 
>Francisco State, invites graduate students from 
>all geographic locations and disciplines to 
>submit short proposals for presentations to the 
>departmentsÝ annual graduate student conference, 
>to be held November 2 - 3, 2006. The format of 
>the presentation should include slides or clips 
>and a talk (fifteen to twenty minutes) as 
>opposed to the reading of a paper.  Discussions 
>and questions will follow each group of related 
>topic presentations, and will engage the 
>audience as well as the panelists.
>   
>   Proposals or abstracts (500 words max.) are 
>due in by Monday, July 17, 2006.  Invitations to 
>speak at the conference will be made by Monday, 
>August 14, 2006.  If you agree to participate, 
>there will be a mandatory $25 conference fee to 
>cover incidental costs.
>   
>   Submission materials must also include:
>   ═     Name, address, phone number, email address
>   ═     School currently attending and specific program
>   ═     Type of description of visual media you 
>plan on using in your presentation, including: 
>type of media (DVD, VHS, etc.), title(s) of clip 
>sources, and approximate length of media clips
>   ═     Estimated time of proposed panel presentation
>   
>   Submit materials to:
>   [log in to unmask]
>   
>   For more information, visit our website at:
>   www.sffilmconference.com

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