CFP: Film and Cultural Identity Conference

Ono Seiko and Aaron Gerow onogerow
Mon Sep 20 20:04:17 EDT 1999

From: Katherine K. Bailey <K.Bailey at>

Conference on Film and Cultural Identity
February 10-12, 2000
The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Hollywood films have dominated the world's silver screens since World
War I. Endeavoring in the shadows of Hollywood; global cinemas have
employed myriad economic and aesthetic strategies to compete with
Hollywood's hegemony. Likewise, national cinemas with government
support have attempted to foster domestic film production as a method of
combating imported mass culture and its effects on national identity. 
However, the intervention of international capital, technology, and
personnel has affected the purity of national cinemas. This conference
will explore questions of cultural identity within the transnational 
contexts of film production, representation, and reception, both 
historically and currently.


The conference solicits a broad range of papers representing diverse 
geographical focuses and methodological approaches. Papers which 
problematic notions of national and regional cinema are especially 
Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:
  a.. National cinemas, representation, and the construction of national 
  b.. Transnational film stars and directors
  c.. Reception of Hollywood and/or national cinemas abroad
  d.. National cinemas and propaganda during wartime and peace
  e.. Transnational racial discourses and global cinemas
  f.. Subcultures and national cinemas
Please submit abstracts of papers (250 words) and of panels, including 
abstracts of each paper no later
than November 19, 1999, to
  Brian O'Neil
  Department of History
  The University of Southern Mississippi
  Box 5047
  Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5047
  Telephone: (601) 266-4333
  Fax: (601) 266-4334
  Email: brian.oneil at
Final program decisions will be made by December 6, 1999.  Selected 
conference papers will be published in a special issue of The Southern 

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