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>Subject: CFP: Representations of Memory in Film (12/31/06; collection)
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>From: "McSweeney, Terence" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Call for Papers: Representations of Memory in Film
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>Terence McSweeney (University of Essex) and 
>Alistair Harvey (University of Winchester) 
>solicit proposals for a collection of essays 
>entitled 'Representations of Memory in Film'.
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>We invite any academic approach to the term 
>memory and its depiction in the cinematic art 
>including, for example, philosophical, 
>psychological, social psychological, cultural, 
>filmic and personal reflections on the 
>film-going experience.
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>Just as Jennifer Wise, in her book Dionysus 
>Writes: The Invention of Theatre in Ancient 
>Greece contends that 'the existence of writing 
>changed memory.' It is equally the case that the 
>invention of the cinematic medium changed 
>memory, arguably, in even more powerful ways. 
>The late Russian film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky 
>asserted 'for the first time in the history of 
>the arts, in the history of culture, man has 
>found the means to take an impression of time, 
>and simultaneously the possibility of 
>reproducing that time on screen as often as he 
>wanted.'
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>The volume intends to explore this 'impression 
>of time'  and the films addressed should either 
>be explicitly about memory or at least 
>reflective of the memory process. Below is an 
>indicative list of films we are considering 
>exploring, however, we will consider articles on 
>any film related to memory.
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>Y        After Life (Koreeda, 2001) Japan
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>Y        Ararat (Egoyan, 2002) Canada
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>Y        Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004) US
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>Y        La JetČe (Marker, 1962) France
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>Y        The Man Without a Past (Kaurism”ki 
><http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0442454/> , 2002) 
>Finland
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>Y        Memento (Nolan, 2000) US
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>Y        Open Your Eyes (Amen·bar 
><http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0024622/> , 1997) 
>Spain
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>Y        Random Harvest (LeRoy, 1942) US
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>Y        Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1951) Japan
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>Y        The Red Squirrel (Medem, 1993) Spain
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>Y        Tarnation (Caouette, 2003) US
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>Y        Total Recall (Verhoeven, 1990) US
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>(For a more extensive list of memory related 
>films please contact the editors.)
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>There are particular areas of memory/memory 
>theory and authors/theorists/ philosophers we 
>have a particular interest in, but we will 
>consider any proposal with academic merit. These 
>include amnesia, autobiographic memory, episodic 
>memory, consciousness, collective memory, 
>prosthetic memories, technologizing experience, 
>communication of experience, notions of selfhood 
>in relation to memory, Deleuze, Bergson, Hegel, 
>Middleton and Brown, Proust, Robbe-Grillet.
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>Please send proposals of up to 500 words (in 
>Microsoft Word; the file name should be labelled 
>with the letters MEM and your last name-for 
>example, MEM.HARVEY.doc) to BOTH Terence 
>McSweeney <[log in to unmask]> and Alistair 
>Harvey <[log in to unmask] > by 
>December 31st, 2006. Also include *within* the 
>proposal a brief overview of your published work.
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>The projected deadlines for first and final 
>drafts will be spring 2007 and summer 2007, 
>respectively. Send queries to 
><[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> >.
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