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>From:         "S.M. Joy" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CfP: Transmission: Cinema/Psychoanalysis, Cambridge (17-18 
>September 2008)
>
>Call for Papers:
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>Transmission: Cinema/Psychoanalysis
>International Interdisciplinary Conference University of Cambridge, 
>17-18 September 2008
>
>Keynote Speakers:
>Professor Kaja Silverman (University of California, Berkeley) TBC 
>Professor Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam)
>
>The University of Cambridge's Psychoanalysis Reading Group, in 
>co-operation with the Centre for Research into the Arts, Humanities 
>and Social Studies (CRASSH), invites proposals for papers to be 
>given at a two-day international interdisciplinary conference, to be 
>held on 17-18 September 2008. This conference aims specifically to 
>bring together academics and graduate students with artists and film 
>practitioners from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This event 
>will form part of the 2008 Cambridge Film Festival and film 
>screenings will form an integral part of the conference programme.
>
>Cinema and psychoanalysis have often been thought to share 
>'parallel' histories that are characterised by processes of mutual 
>transmission, from the transferral of psychoanalytic scenarios into 
>the cinematic frame to the translation of psychoanalytic concepts 
>into film theory. To some extent transfixed by each other's 
>representational and interpretive practices, both psychoanalysis and 
>cinema have witnessed, mirrored and, in some cases, elicited 
>reciprocal transformations. In recent years, however, these 
>transactions have come to be criticised as acts of contamination and 
>corruption, so that transmission has been recast in negative terms 
>as transgression or transfiguration. But is the transplantation of 
>psychoanalytic discourse into film and film theory really defunct, 
>and is that capacity for mutual transformation absolutely lost? 
>What, then, are the possibilities and conditions of transmission 
>across, between or beyond cinema and psychoanalysis? What are the 
>histories of that transference and what might its future 
>trajectories be? Can cinema - to transform a Deleuzian concept - be 
>understood as a psychoanalytic mode of thought?
>
>Proposals are invited for papers of no more than 20 minutes, which 
>respond in any way to these questions. The organisers would also be 
>particularly interested in proposals to screen short films, 
>accompanied by a brief talk. Film and talk should, taken together, 
>not exceed 20 minutes in length. Please submit an abstract of 
>maximum 300 words and please include either an academic CV or a 
>brief summary of relevant biographical information. In the case of 
>film submissions, please indicate how the film relates to the 
>conference theme.
>
>Please submit proposals by email, no later than 29 February 2008, to:
>
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