Greek Cinema: Texts histories Identitites

Liverpool, 23 - 24 May 2008

A two-day conference organised by
Dr Lydia Papadimitriou, Screen Studies (Liverpool John Moores University) and Dr Yannis Tzioumakis, Media and Communication Studies (The University of Liverpool)

Programme
Abstracts

Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities is an international conference that will bring together papers on a wide range of topics dealing with Greek cinema, representing the work of new and established researchers in the field. Greek cinema is a relatively new field of academic study, both within and, especially, beyond Greece.  This conference aims to consolidate the field of inquiry as it stands at present, and prepare the ground for dynamic work in the future. It will address a number of critically important aspects of Greek cinema, in the varying contexts of nation, the Balkans and the concept of the “periphery”. The conference invites papers from a variety of methodological approaches, from history to theory, from text to context, from genre to auteur.

The conference Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities is planned to coincide with the launch of the Centre for Research on Greek Cinema (CRGC), a collaboration between two leading Liverpool Universities, that aims to promote the research and study of Greek cinema, to enable debate on the history and analysis of Greek films and to create links between researchers of Greek cinema. The conference is intended as one of the centre’s  platforms for the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of material pertaining to the study of Greek cinema as a social phenomenon and aesthetic experience. Papers submitted for the Conference proceedings will be considered for publication.

Keynote papers will be presented by Professor Maria Stassinopoulou (University of Vienna), Professor Lizianna Delveroudi (University of Crete) and Dr Dimitris Eleftheriotis (University of Glasgow).

 

Contacts: Yannis Tzioumakis (y.tzioumakis@liverpool.ac.uk) and Lydia Papadimitriou (l.papadimitriou@ljmu.ac.uk)

 



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