Submissions are invited for the Genres in Transit: Re-thinking Genre in Contemporary Cinemas conference, to be held on the 20th and 21st April 2012 in Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).
Genre filmmaking has been and continues to be a defining feature of cinema worldwide. Film critics and historians have produced a wealth of scholarly work on classical Hollywood and World Cinema genres. Recently, scholars have addressed issues of contemporary genre filmmaking; such research has tended to avoid a comparative approach to Hollywood and national cinemas, treating them largely as distinct systems of production. However, the increasingly globalized and transnational nature of contemporary filmmaking has opened up a space for the development of new approaches to and discourses surrounding film genre theory.
The aim of this conference is to explore contemporary genre filmmaking with a particular emphasis on the intersection between conventional modes of production and new transnational practices.
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