CFP: Representing “Home”: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging

CALL FOR PAPERS – ALL AREAS
Representing “Home”: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging
The Hilton, Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, WI (USA)
November 1-5, 2017
DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2017 (early decision) July 1, 2017 (general decision)

Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites paper and panel presentations in all topic areas for the annual Film & History Conference, to be held November 1-5, 2017, at the Hilton Milwaukee, in Milwaukee, WI (USA).

The 2017 Film & History Conference will explore all aspects of film—from production and distribution to exhibition and reception—that concern the representation of “home.” Perhaps the most familiar image on screen, “home” is a reflection of cultural ideals and a refraction of complex ideologies. It can be the easy site of privacy and belonging or the difficult site of pain and longing. What stories—of nations and ethnicities, of genders and classes, of technologies and economies—do films present in their depictions of “home”?  Is it a historical and ideological anchor, an aesthetic weapon, a psychological escape? When is the representation of “home” a critical doorway into a film, a genre, an artist, or a culture?

Please consult our website (www.filmandhistory.org) for current area CFPs and contact information.

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