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LANGUAGE FILM CONFERENCE V
RIGHTS AND REPRESENTATIONS
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
1-4 NOVEMBER 2012
Submissions are invited for the fifth Foreign Language Film
Conference, on the theme of Rights and Representations. In this
historic setting of the American South, and in conjunction with
Birmingham's 50th anniversary remembrance of the Sixteenth Street
Baptist Church bombing, FLFC celebrates civil and human rights.
Scholars will consider the question of civil rights in international
cinematic traditions. How does film as an art and a genre represent
civil rights, and human rights? What are the places of rebellion,
terrorism, or non-violent resistance in forging individual freedoms,
and how is this reflected in national cinematic traditions? How
do international films address issues of discrimination, violence,
repression, the struggle for social equality?
On the pedagogical side of the question, how do films about
civil rights teach their viewers about international cultural
and political traditions and movements? How are these films incorporated
into classroom discussions of global civil rights.
Topics may include (but are not limited to)
the following general areas:
- Violence of the State against
- Violence of individuals against
- Historical representations of
- Individual rights (safety, privacy,
- Anni di piombo, Rote Armee
Fraktion, Operación Cóndor,Action directe, Zengakuren,
JuneFourth Incident, etc.
- Springtime of the Peoples
- Legal battles, changes,
- Groups targeted in discrimination
(gender, race, religion, disability,
age, sexual orientation)
- Civil rights pedagogyteaching
rights through film
- Adaptations of international
- Cinema as a modelaesthetic
interpretations of civil rights
debates and developments
- Effectivness: feature vs.
Please submit an abstract of 250 words at www.uab.edu/languages/flfc
by 1 June 2012. All submissions should be in English, including
citations. Submission should include presenters name, contact
address and telephone number, professional affiliation and status.
Proposals for complete panels (related presentations) are welcome,
but they must include abstracts and contact information, including
e-mail address, for each presenter. Presentations should be no
longer than 20 minutes, including any media support.
For questions or further information, please contact Serge Bokobza
(email@example.com) or Rosemary Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org). Check
Website for additional details on the Conference.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department
of Foreign Languages & Literatures
407 Humanities Building, 900 13th Street South, Birmingham AL
205 934 4651/205 934 8902
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