Trans/national Film and Literature: Cultural Production and the Claims of History

Venue: Florida State University; Turnbull Center

Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 27, 2005 End Date/Time: Jan 29, 2005
Early Registration Date: Dec 05, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 20, 2004
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TRANS/NATIONAL FILM AND LITERATURE: CULTURAL PRODUCTION AND THE CLAIMS OF HISTORY

30th Annual Conference on Literature and Film

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
TALLAHASSEE, FL
January 27-29, 2005

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
"Making Films with an Accent: Transnational, Transitional, and Translational Strategies"
HAMID NAFICY
Department Chair and Nina J. Cullinan Professor of Art History, Film and Media Studies
Rice University

The thirtieth anniversary of FSU's Conference on Literature and Film presents the opportunity to consider the last three decades of literature and film and their study in today's national and transnational contexts. What are the historical claims made in and through trans/national film and literature? Are the borders between film and literature dissolving under the broader category of cultural production? How has the integration of commodity culture markets affected film and literature in the age of economic and cultural globalization? How do national or transnational frames refigure our sense of history in and through film and literature? And how do these frames introject different times, temporalities, and speeds into our sense of history and forms of cultural production? How are strategies of hybridity translating new cultural forms for cosmopolitan subjectivities? How is cultural production itself transformed in the response to life and death in a time of war, terror, and counter-terror?

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

The Conference Program Committee welcomes the submission of paper and panel proposals that address the conference agenda and any related issues, either through theoretical discussion or readings of particular aesthetic works.
Possible topics include:
* Cinematic responses to (Counter)Terrorism
* Hybrid Identities, Traveling Cultures, and the Limits of Agency
* Historicizing Sexualities in Cultures of the Postcolony
* From Biopolitics to Necropolitics: Cultural Strategies of Governmentality under Counter-terrorism
* Reframing the New Nationalist Rhetoric of Freedom in Recent Hollywood Blockbusters
* The Poetics of History, and the History of Poetics in Transnational Film and Literature
* The Death of the Nation? Patriotism and Culture in Non-Western Contexts
* Subjectivity and Religion in Transnational Film and Literature
* The Trans/National Text: Readings, Re-Readings, And Counter-Readings
* Trans/National Style in Literature and Film
* Crossing Borders: The Transmigration of Cultural Forms and Practices
* Contemporary Identities: Race, Sexuality and Culture
* Ideology in a Postmodernist Era
* Trans/National Artists/Characters/Audiences

Abstracts should be submitted by email to filmlit@englishmail.fsu.edu by
October 20, 2004. For further details about abstract guidelines and the
conference, go to http://english3.fsu.edu/~filmlit2005/.

Venue

555 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee
Florida
United States
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