NOT JUST FRED AND GINGER: CAMARADERIE, COLLUSION AND COLLISIONS BETWEEN DANCE AND FILM
The Annual Conference of the European Association of Dance Historians in collaboration with Film Studies at London Metropolitan University.
14-16 October 2011
London, United Kingdom
UPDATE: Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Steven Cohan, Syracuse University
Professor Cohan is the author and editor of numerous titles, including The Sound of Musicals (BFI, 2010), Incongruous Entertainment: Camp, Cultural Value, and the MGM Musical (Duke University Press, 2005), and Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the 1950s (Indiana University Press, 1998).
The relationship between dance and film has produced some of the most respected and popular stars, directors, films and genres in screen history. At the same time, these well-established links have frequently revealed essential tensions between two distinct art forms and their often contrasting approaches and perspectives. The aim of the conference is to investigate the histories, processes, techniques, values and discourses inherent in the complex interactions between dance and film and to cast a renewed historical, critical and analytical light on the same.
Proposals for both individual twenty-minute papers and panels of three speakers are invited on any topic related to dance and film, including but not limited to the following:
• Choreography and film
• Film and dance history
• Dance as cinematic narrative
• Cinema as choreographic narrative
• Transnational exchanges between dance and cinema
• Music, dance and film
• Genre boundaries and transgressions
• The dancing body on film
• Dance stars on and of the screen
• Representations of national identity
• Images of gender and sexuality
• Ethnic and racial interventions
• Directors of the film musical
Deadline for the submissions of proposals: Friday, 29 April 2011. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Monday, 16 May 2011. Please e-mail a proposal of no more than 300 words in either MsWord or PDF format to the conference organisers Dr Giannandrea Poesio, Principal Lecturer and Media/Performance Coordinator, London Metropolitan University, and Dr Karen McNally, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Film Studies, London Metropolitan University at email@example.com. Contact/affiliation details for each presenter must be provided on a separate sheet, to ensure blind reading.
Dr Karen McNally
Senior Lecturer and Course Leader
BA and MA Film Studies
Department of Humanities, Arts, Languages and Education
London Metropolitan University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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