sâmbătă, 25 ianuarie 2020

11th Small Cinemas conference, 2020

Dear friends of small cinemas conference,
The 11th SCC will be held in Cluj Napoca at the Babes Bolay University, a 60 000 student campus and the biggest in Romania.
Please share this CFP with your list of former participants and post the CFP below on all known sites, your university boards, personal websites/facebook, etc.
We hope to bring the SC community together at another great conference!

Many thanks and have a wonderful, successful year ahead!


11th International Conference
Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
September 11-12, 2020

In a world of mainly undisputed capitalism, growing populism, increased global mobility, migration catastrophes, and minority activism, new forms of political experience and imaginaries are emerging. For this reason, film and cultural studies need to reconsider the range and impact of the political and social forces that drive, within global frameworks, the construction and circulation of cultural products. Charles Taylor describes the social imaginary as a way to convey both the subjective realm of social existence and the collective strata of common practices and of perpetually evolving political institutions. The notion of the imaginary has emerged across diverse fields in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in other disciplines. However, film studies have not convincingly addressed the way in which small cinemas have attempted in the last decades to translate cultural, economic, social complexities on screen. The question is how images of the social, political, ideological were reshaped in the (post)neoliberal age and what effects they have on the cultural production of small nations.
For this reason, the conference welcomes papers which investigate political imaginaries in small cinemas and cultures, including – but not limited to – the following areas:

       Perceptions and genealogies of democracy
       Representations of global capitalism and local crises
       Re-enactments of nationalism
       Left and right populisms
       Identity reconfiguration across gender and race
       The devaluation of labour and post-socialist economic hierarchies
       Perspectives on precarity, poverty, and social inequalities
       Eco-activism, and challenging big capital-driven climate change
       Political subjectivities in globalized capitalism
       Political ideologies of aesthetic forms
       Colonial, postcolonial, anticolonial, and self-colonial imaginaries
       Neoliberal structures in film and cultural markets
       Small culture imaginaries and big markets

Please send your proposal – title, abstract (up to 300 words) and short bio – to smallcinemas.bbu@gmail.com  by the deadline of May 15, 2020. Confirmation of acceptance will be issued by June 10, 2020. For other inquiries please contact Professor Claudiu Turcuș: claudiu.turcus@ubbcluj.ro  

More information will be soon at: http://comemory.granturi.ubbcluj.ro/smallcinemas/

Conference fees, online payment – Faculty: 50 ; PhD or Independent Scholars: 30 €. 

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