SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Association Conference
SPACES OF CONFLICT
In the aim of expanding the dialogue around cinema, we are interested in exploring critical approaches to film that push beyond narrative and character-centric methods, specifically those addressing issues of space within and without the film frame.
The intent of this conference is to focus on how space is investigated, portrayed or enacted in cinema with an attention to the relationship between space and conflict. Some possible areas of discussion could include (but are not limited to):
½ Geographic conflict zones (cultural, political, environmental)
½ Rural/urban space (e.g., film noir, musicals, etc.)
½ Domestic/public spheres (e.g., melodramas, etc.)
½ Avant-garde/abstract space
½ Psychological space (the unconscious, emotional/mental angst or confusion)
½ Diegetic/extradiegetic space
½ New media and virtual spaces
½ Conflicted viewing space (rapidly changing public viewing patterns)
½ How is filmic space defined? Where is cinema located?
The M.A. Program in Cinema Studies at San Francisco State, invites graduate students from all geographic locations and disciplines to submit short proposals for presentations to the departments‘¦ annual graduate student conference, to be held November 2 - 3, 2006. The format of the presentation should include slides or clips and a talk (fifteen to twenty minutes) as opposed to the reading of a paper. Discussions and questions will follow each group of related topic presentations, and will engage the audience as well as the panelists.
Proposals or abstracts (500 words max.) are due in by Monday, July 17, 2006. Invitations to speak at the conference will be made by Monday, August 14, 2006. If you agree to participate, there will be a mandatory $25 conference fee to cover incidental costs.
Submission materials must also include:
½ Name, address, phone number, email address
½ School currently attending and specific program
½ Type of description of visual media you plan on using in your presentation, including: type of media (DVD, VHS, etc.), title(s) of clip sources, and approximate length of media clips
½ Estimated time of proposed panel presentation
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