12 November 2008

Call for papers: Archives and Auteurs conference

The University of Stirling is looking for proposals for their 'Archives and Auteurs: Filmmakers and their archives' conference taking place on 2–4 September 2009. The conference will bring archivists, academics, curators and researchers together to discuss the ways in which study of the archives of filmmakers and the film industry can provide new perspectives and insights into the history of cinema.

They are looking for proposals in the following areas:
- archives, authorship and the directorial impulse
- the transition from page to screen – evidence in the archives for artistic challenges and compromised visions
- new perspectives on classic films
- practical issues relating to the management and preservation of the archives of filmmakers
- personal experiences of working with the archives of filmmakers
- current issues, projects and initiatives in the field of cinema history

Papers should be 20 minutes in length.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent in a MS Word file to Professor John Izod (k.j.izod@stir.ac.uk) by Friday 20 February 2009.
Abstracts will be reviewed externally and contributors will be informed of the outcome by Friday 13th March 2009.

See the University of Stirling website for more details.

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