Call for papers: International Conference “Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America”


The group Tecmerin (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), within the Research Project «Cine y televisión en España 1986-1995: modernidad y emergencia de la cultura global», organizes an International Conference “Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America” on October 17th, 18th and 19th, 2018 (5th Tecmerin Academic Encounter). Key Note Speakers at the conference will be: Robert Stam, New York University, Sabine Schlickers, Universität Bremen, Duncan Wheeler, University of Leeds.

The official languages of the conference are both English and Spanish.
Scholars and researchers may submit two kinds of proposals: Individual: Send a paper title, 300-word abstract and a 100-word bio. Pre-constituted panels (3 or 4 speakers): Send a panel title, 300-word abstracts and 100-word bios for each paper and author. Deadline for proposals is June 30
th. The organizers are especially interested in the following areas of analysis:

– Transformations in the 1990s film panorama.
-The rebirth of national television fiction.
-Film and television co-productions between Spain and Latin America.
-Legislative changes within the 1990s Spanish and Latin American
audiovisual sector.
-La Ruta del Bakalao: History and Evolution
-New music approaches during the 1990s: the “indie” generation.
-The festivalization of Spanish culture: from the FIB to the Sónar or
Primavera Sound.
-The EU and 1990s cultural production.
-Globalization, identity and the celebration of macro-events.
-The arrival of private and pay television in Spain and its effects on
the audiovisual panorama.
-Regional television models.
-“Star System” and representations of the “Hispanic”.
– Critical approaches from the margins in relation to the 1990s in Spain
and/or Latin America.
-Contemporary approaches to the 1990s in film and television.

More information on the conference can be found on its’ website: