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>From: "Christoph Lindner" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Contemporary Urban Cinema (8/1/06; SCMS, 3/8/07-3/11/07)
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>Submissions are sought for a panel entitled ìEmpty City Space in 
>Contemporary Cinemaî at the 2007 Society for Cinema and Media Studies 
>Conference in Chicago (March 8-11, 2007).
>
>  From the depopulated urban vistas of Fritz Langís 
>"Metropolis" (1927) to the vacant Times Square of Cameron Croweís 
>"Vanilla Sky" (2001), images of empty or deserted cities have been a 
>recurring motif of the urban uncanny in cinema from the silent era 
>onwards. Seeking to address the broader significance of the urban 
>uncanny in contemporary culture, this panel invites papers on 
>representations, theorizations, constructions, and imaginations of 
>empty city space in recent film (including cinematic images of 
>depopulated, abandoned, ruined, vanished, and otherwise 
>defamiliarized city spaces). Papers that engage innovatively and 
>accessibly with current thinking in cultural theory and urban studies 
>are particularly welcome.
>
>Please email 300 word abstract, together with a short CV, by 1 August 
>2006 to: Christoph Lindner ([log in to unmask]), Department of English,
>Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, 60115, USA.

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