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 and Homay King (hking_AT

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

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 Notification of acceptance will be made by 20 March. Accepted panelists must be MLA members by 7 April (

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 and Paul Young (paul.d.young


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