CFP: MLA 2009 film and media panels

Here are some film and media panels proposed for the 2009 MLA Convention, to be held in Philadelphia.

Play the Movie: Digital-Video Games and the CinematicTurn
Topics include gaming's appropriation of cinematic aesthetics as play elements; cinema's appropriation of gaming codes; these media's genres, narratives, formal overlap, etc. 1-page proposals by 1 Mar. 2009; Anna Everett (everett AT_filmandmedia.ucsb.edu) and Homay King (hking_AT brynmawr.edu).

Time(s) for (Media) Theory
Explores theories of or produced through engagements with film and media, the contemporary possibilities for film and media theory, and questions of temporality and media. 1-page proposals by 1 Mar. 2009; Kara Keeling (kkeeling AT_cinema.usc.edu).

Eric Rohmer: The Moral Tales
I am seeking 20-minute papers that address any aspect of the films that make up Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales for an MLA special session proposal. Send 250-word abstracts and a brief vitae by 1 March to Leah Anderst (leah.ganderst AT_gmail.com). Notification of acceptance will be made by 20 March. Accepted panelists must be MLA members by 7 April (www.mla.org).

Quotation, Sampling, and Appropriation in Audiovisual Production
Papers that address film and other media's formal strategies of quotation, appropriation, sampling, version, remixing, etc. as methods of critique. 250-word proposals by 1 Mar. 2009; Nora Alter (nma AT_ufl.edu) and Paul Young (paul.d.young AT_vanderbilt.edu).

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