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!
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:
Please send your proposal – title, abstract (up to 300 words) and short bio – to firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
More information will be soon at: http://comemory.granturi.ubbcluj.ro/smallcinemas/
Conference fees, online payment – Faculty: 50 €; PhD or Independent Scholars: 30 €.
sursa - LG