Black and White – Representing the Other in Early Cinema
This conference grows out of the growing interest in questions of representation in Early (Silent) cinema. We wish to explore the construction of ‘Otherness’ in the films of the period (1895-1927), that is the manner in which challenges to the dominant social order or subjectivity are represented. Papers may deal with thematic, social or technical approaches to the topic and might include, for instance, discussion of immigrant audiences and early film, the use of music, stereotypes and the evolution of specific genres, questions of modernity, explorations of gender, setting, race and ethnicity. We particularly welcome proposals which deal with representations of Ireland and the Irish.
The conference will take place on October 7th and 8th 2004 in the Huston School of Film at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
(*This immediately precedes the opening weekend of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival 2004)
Please forward (250-300 word) proposals – stating ‘Early Cinema Conference’ in the subject line
Huston School of Film and Digital Media
National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Tel: 353 91 512188 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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