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>From: "Jeffrey Allan Jaeckle" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Film Dialogue and Genre (5/28/07; ALSS, 9/20/07-9/22/07)
>
>I am welcoming paper proposals for a panel on film dialogue and genre at the
>Literature on Screen Studies Conference from September 20-22, 2007 in
>Atlanta, GA. The Association of Literature on Screen Studies is sponsoring
>the event.
>
>This panel will challenge the prevailing assumption in film studies that
>dialogue is a redundant component of narrative film that, at its worst,
>dilutes the possibilities of so-called pure cinema. The panel will instead
>operate under the assumption that what characters say and exactly how they
>say it is as crucial to our understanding of film genres as are elements of
>mise-en-scˆ®ne and cinematography.
>
>Panelists will explore dialogue patterns in genres including film noir,
>horror, epics, teen movies, musicals, science fiction, and war films. I
>invite you to propose a paper on any genre of your choosing; you are also
>welcome to propose a paper that examines, in broader terms, film dialogue
>analysis as a means of studying genre. My hope is that this panel will
>broaden the field of Literature on Screen Studies by modeling new ways for
>scholars to theorize the topics of film genre, the intersections of word and
>image, and the status of dialogue in film studies.
>
>Please send proposals to Jeff Jaeckle (Michigan State University):
>[log in to unmask] by May 28th.

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