Transnational Cinema in Globalising Socieites: Asia and Latin America (Transnational Cinema)

Venue: Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Mexico

Location: Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

Event Date/Time: Aug 29, 2008 End Date/Time: Aug 31, 2008
Registration Date: Jul 15, 2008
Early Registration Date: May 31, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jun 30, 2008
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If cinema was instrumental to nation building processes during the twentieth century, it has been equally central to their challenging, interrogation and sometimes reaffirmation in the twenty-first. This is especially true for Asian and Latin American cinemas, as present conditions variously described as ‘globalisation’ or ‘flexible accumulation’ have wrought tremendous social change, both rising standards of living and increasing inequality; allowing for reverse cultural flows and also exposing the mediascapes of countries in these two regions to unprecedented contact with ‘the West’; reducing their film production while also increasing availability of films made there. We invite papers addressing the relationship between these cinemas and (post)national identity, cinema and modernity/postmodernity, exilic cinema, diasporic and border filmmaking, the effects of digital technology on filmmaking and viewing in Asia and Latin America and, more generally, on the impact of globalisation on film industries in these two regions.


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The following topics would be especially welcome: * Contemporary issues of audience reception * The role of co-productions * Cross-fertilisation of genre across Asian/Latin American Cinemas * The role of festivals in the construction and promotion of Asian and Latin American transnational cinemas * Diasporic cinema * Asian and Latin American directors and contemporary auteur theory * The Cultural construction of Stars and Fandom in Internet communities * Alternative versions of modernity in Asian and Latin American cinema