Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
March 8-11, 2007
ZIZEK AND FILM
Lacanian theorist Slavoj Zizek’s work addresses an impressively wide range of texts, thinkers and materials, including a large number of film texts, movements and directors. Alongside his analyses of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Neil Jordan, Lars von Trier and film noir, Zizek often references popular cinema, Hollywood classical cinema, art cinema and television; however, his work on film is rarely analyzed within the frames of cinema studies or film theory. Rather than merely inviting applications of Zizek’s theories, this panel thus seeks papers that engage critically with Zizek’s connections to and contemplations of film texts, theory or history. Papers may take a single film, director, movement or concept as their focus but presenters are also encouraged to consider wider questions of film studies and theory as they relate to Zizek’s work, influence and thought.
Please send a 300 word abstract plus a brief biography to email@example.com by August 10, 2006.
Lisa Coulthard, Assistant Professor of Film Studies
Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing
University of British Columbia
phone: 604 822-2799 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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