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Philippe

 

 

 

The ECREA Film Studies Section invites proposals for papers, panels or poster presentations for the 2nd EUROPEAN COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE, BARCELONA, Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona, 25-28.11.08.

 

The section invites proposals within the broad area of film studies. The theme of the conference is "Communication policies and culture in Europe".

 

Ranging from early cinema experiences in European metropolis, to the contemporary blockbuster multiplexes, film has always been at the forefront of European popular culture.

The film studies section invites contributions that deal with film in a broad variety of aspects: film as content, as cultural artefact, as commercial product, as lived experience, as cultural and economic institution, as symbolic field of cultural production, as media technology, etc. We strive towards methodological openness and multilevel approaches on the study of historical and contemporary cinema: film text, context, production, representation and reception. Cultural studies perspectives, historical approaches, political economy, textual analysis, audience research all find its place within the section.

 

 

 

Submit your proposal (400-500 words) via:

http://www.ecrea2008barcelona.org/eng/callfor_pa.asp , by 15 February 2008.

 

Further information:

 

www.ecrea2008barcelona.org

http://sections.ecrea.eu/FS/

http:/www.ecrea.eu

 

or contact the Film Studies section chair, Philippe Meers ([log in to unmask])

 

Philippe Meers

Associate Professor

Research Group Visual Culture

Department of Communication Studies

University of Antwerp

Sint-Jacobstraat 2

BE-2000 Antwerp

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website: http://www.ua.ac.be/visuelecultuur

         http://www.ua.ac.be/philippe.meers

 

 

 

 

Full Information on submission procedures:

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15th February 2008

 

On-line forms:

> PAPER PROPOSALS

> POSTER PROPOSALS

> PANEL PROPOSALS

 

This call for papers, panels and posters opens 1st December 2007 and the deadline for submission of Proposals is Friday 15th February 2008

 

This invitation for proposals is both for individual papers and posters and for pre-organised panels, from established academics, young scholars, practitioners and postgraduate research students.

 

Individual paper proposals, individual poster proposals and panel proposals can be submitted here.

 

All proposals will have to be submitted to one of ECREA's 15 thematic sections, and will be reviewed by one of the 15 section selection committees (the section focus can be found below) Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in mid-April 2008, and the registration will open after December 1, 2007.

 

Paper-presenters and panellists will be asked to confirm their intention to attend by registering before 24 October 2008, in order to be able to finalise the conference programme.

 

PAPER PROPOSALS

Candidates are asked to include an abstract of minimum 400 and maximum 500 words, which should contain a clear outline of his/her arguments, theoretical framework, methodology and results.

 

Candidates can submit their abstract in English, in Spanish AND English, or in Catalan AND English. Only one proposal as first author will be accepted, although more proposals can be submitted as co-author (second, …), as chair, or as respondent of a panel - but a participant will be allowed only one paper presentation. For this reason, paper proposals should be submitted by the person who is planning to present the paper at the conference. Co-authors will be mentioned in the conference programme.

 

 

POSTER PROPOSALS

Candidates are asked to include an abstract of minimum 400 and maximum 500 words, which should contain a clear outline of his/her arguments, theoretical framework, methodology and results. Candidates can submit their abstract in English, in Spanish AND English, or in Catalan AND English. Only one proposal as first author is allowed, although others could be submitted as co-author.

 

 

PANEL PROPOSALS

We expect panel proposals to comprise six participants: either six presenters or five presenters and a respondent/discussant for a 105-minutes session. In addition, one Chair can be nominated. This Chair should not be presenting one of the papers, although s/he may be a co-author.

 

Panels proposals should include:

- A panel abstract of minimum 400 and maximum 500 words

- Abstracts (400-500 words) and personal information of each of the presenters

- The proposal can be submitted in English, in Spanish AND English, or in Catalan AND English

 

 

TIMELINE

 

The key dates for the conference are as follows:

1st December 2007: Open call for paper, poster and panel proposals

15th February 2008: Deadline for the on-line submission of paper, poster and panel proposals

Mid april: Notification of acceptance

24th October 2008: Deadline for the submission of full papers

24th October 2008: Deadline for registration of presenters

25-28 November 2008: The ECC08 conference

 

 

 

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