From the Causeway Film & Video Forum:
REDISCOVERING POLISH CINEMA: HISTORY – IDEOLOGY – POLITICS. Łódz, October 2006. Location: Poland
Call for Papers Deadline: 2006-04-15
TO BE HELD 23-25 OCTOBER 2006 IN ŁÓDZ (POLAND)
Various transformations in the social and cultural landscape have been reshaping the way Polish cinema is understood, yet still there is little clarity about its position within the area of politics and ideology. The central theme of the conference addresses issues arising from these complex relations in both the past and the present of Polish cinema.
Papers comparing Polish cinema with case studies from other regions of East and Central Europe are also welcome.
The conference will be held at the University of Lodz, The Biedermann Palace (ul. Franciszkanska 1/5, Lodz)
Papers (of approximately 20 minutes’ length) can be delivered in English or Polish (if necessary, simultaneous translation will be provided).
Deadline for proposals is 15 April 2006. They should include a 100-500 word abstract of the paper (preferably MS Word attachments) plus a short bio (contact details and institutional/departmental affiliation).
We will do our best to publish a volume of texts presented at the conference.
Further enquiries should be addressed to the organizers. More information, including details of venues and special screenings, will be available in June 2006 and sent directly to the participants.
Dr Konrad Klejsa
Department of Audio-Visual Culture
University of Lodz
ul. Franciszkanska 1/5
91-431 Lodz, Poland
fax. (48 42) 66 55 133
Email: konrad (dot) klejsa (at) interia.pl