Call for Papers
IMAGES; Films as Spaces of Cultural Encounters
A 4-days international and interdisciplinary conference
Kadir Has University Cibali Campus, Istanbul
1-4 June, 2011 (90% confirmed)
The conference IMAGES Films as Spaces of Cultural Encounters will be co-organized as a public 4-days international and interdisciplinary conference by the University of Innsbruck research platform CEnT – Cultural Encounters and Transfer and Kadir Has University (Istanbul) in cooperation with CINEJ, the refereed online journal for film and photography. The conference will be supported by the Austrian Culture Forum Istanbul.
The conference will bring together senior scholars with PhD students, and postdoctoral academics, without following the classical keynote speaker pattern but rather inviting all speakers either to present their research findings in 20-30 minute (paper) presentations plus 10 minutes for discussion or in 120-150 minute panels (4-5 panellists).
There will be no parallel sessions. All sessions will be plenary sessions.
There will also be room provided for presentations of creative works (artistic student works) focussing on the conference topic. The conference language is English.
Conference coordinators are:
Assoc. Prof. (Privatdozentin) Dr. Veronika Bernard (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serhan Oksay (Kadir Has University, Istanbul/ Turkey), Dr. Vedat Akman (Kadir Has University, Istanbul/ Turkey)
The official conference blog (under construction)
The official conference e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for paper and panel proposals is: 1 March, 2011
Deadline for artistic student works proposals is: 1 March, 2011
Paper and panel proposals have to include a 150 words abstract and a 150 words Bio.
Artistic student works proposals have to include a 150 words abstract and a 50 words
Please, send your proposals to the official conference e-mail address: email@example.com
Proposers will be informed about acceptance of their proposal within 1 week after
The conference IMAGES; Films as Spaces of Cultural Encounters is is designed to be an
interdisciplinary project on cultural encounters, poverty and migration.
Sessions may focus on the following issues but are also open to further thematic fields deriving from paper proposals received:
- ethnicity and the national issue in pre- and post-colonial films
- gender, age, and ethnicity in (mass)entertainment films
- the image of the outsider and the outcast
- the image of mainstream society
- the enemy vs. the friend in secret agent and action films produced during and
after the cold war period
- the idea of co-existence in block buster animation films
- the identity issue in films by directors/ authors of migrant background
- prize-winning films and their cultural messages
- ethnicity, gender, age and the idea of co-existence in
advertising/ promotion clips