CFP: Cinematic Uses of the Past (4/14; Mid-Atlantic regional AAS, 10/22-24/04, Philadelphia)
Wed Mar 31 23:00:04 EST 2004
CFP: Cinematic Uses of the Past (4/14; Mid-Atlantic regional AAS,
CALL FOR PAPERS
PROPOSED PANEL: CINEMATIC USES OF THE PAST
Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies
October 22-24, 2004, in Philadelphia
This is a call for papers for a proposed panel entitled ?Cinematic Uses
of the Past,? to be held at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic
Regional Association for Asian Studies, October 22-24, 2004, in
In response to the conference theme ?Asia: Transformation,
Continuities,? this panel proposes to examine the roles that the
history and literature of pre-modern/early modern East Asia may play in
film and television. The topic of the panel is broadly conceived, and
all papers pertaining to the film or television of any tradition that
engages with, reinvents, or alludes to the cultural heritage from early
and imperial China, pre-Meiji Japan, or Chos?n and pre-Chos?n Korea are
welcome. In other words, paper subjects are not limited to period
drama, but may very well include works that make significant uses of or
allusions to the past.
A few sample topic may include, but are not limited to:
-- Filmic adaptations, transformations, or refutations of traditional
stories or history.
-- Constructing collective memory through representation of the past;
period drama as mnemohistory.
-- Negotiating contemporary ideas of nation, gender, and race in film
through premodern or early modern history and literature.
-- (In)communicability of national tradition in transnational context.
What are the persistent problems, dangers, and rewards of
Please send the following to the panel organizer, Kevin Tsai, via email
at stsai at princeton.edu:
1. One-page abstract
2. Contact information for the conference application form,
downloadable at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/maraas/cfp.htm. (Abstracts,
together with the contact information of the panelists, will be
submitted together by the organizer.)
DEADLINE: April 14, 2004.
For information on the annual meeting, please consult
Department of Comparative Literature
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