Call for papers. Hispanics and Film: Modernity and Social Emergency

Universidad MadridInternational conference at the University Carlos III de Madrid, the VI Academic Conference TECMERIN (Grupo de investigación Televisión y Cine: Memoria, Representación e Industria) “Hispanics and Film: Modernity and Social Emergency” announces call for papers.

In the last years, the interest in Film Studies has grown within the disciplines of Hispanics. It can be argued that film and other media have contributed to the strength of Hispanics in times of cultural and economic globalization.

This boom in the union between Film and Hispanic studies has occurred in parallel with the establishment and consolidation of cinema as an academic discipline.

The geographical possibilities of Hispanics have been expanded too: the cultural productions in the Iberian peninsula (including its minority languages), in Latin America, the United States, other
diasporas… Cinema, with its many forms of circulation, has favored intercultural communication in a world in which the coexistence of modernity and globalization has displaced and questioned traditional modes of representation.

The conference organizers invite researchers from all over the world to present their work from any of the perspectives offered by the collaborations between Hispanics
and Film Studies, including:

* Representation.

* Memory.
* Aesthetics and form.
* Gender and identity.
* Auteur cinema.
* Popular cinema.
* Industry.
* Star Studies.
* Coproductions and transnationality.
* Exile and migrations.
* Adaptations.
* Comparative Studies.
* Teaching film and hispanics.
* Civilization and culture.
* Post-colonial studies.
* The histories of Hispanic Studies.
* Internet and new media.
* Television Studies.

During the conference, there will be a tribute to some of the most relevant associations and research groups of Hispanic Studies, such as GRIMH and CRIMIC.

In addition, Filmoteca Española will program the film retrospective “Hispanismo y Cine”. It will be a collective proposal with the selection of some of the most representative titles of film and Hispanic studies. Each screening will be accompanied by a presentation and discussion.

Proposal must be submitted through the website of the conference. The deadline for proposals is April 1st 2019.

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