CfP: Moving Pictures and Photoplays: New Perspectives on Silent Cinema Conference

Postgraduate Conference
Moving Pictures and Photoplays: New Perspectives on Silent

Keynote speakers:

Jennifer M. Bean (University of Washington, US) Stefania Serafin (Aalborg University, Copenhagen)​

The conference organisers welcome proposals for papers on any aspect relating to silent cinema and film industry of the silent period. Possible topics can include, but are by no means limited to the following themes and subject areas:

  • ●  National Cinemas
  • ●  Hollywood Silent Period
  • ●  Early Cinema and Cinema of Attractions
  • ●  Technologies of Silent Film: Sound and Vision
  • ●  Star Studies
  • ●  The Sound of Silents: Sound Effects, Foley or Music
  • ●  Practices of Film Exhibition
  • ●  Representations of Gender and/or Race
  • ●  Fan Culture and Film Magazine
  • ●  Aestheticsth​ Please submit a 300 word abstract of your presentation to: silentcinemaconference@gmail.com by 20th March 2015, f​followed by 5 keywords that best describe your research area.Small travel reimbursements of 50 pounds maximum will be available. If you wish to be considered for one, please write ‘Travel Allowance’ in the top left corner of your abstract and include the name of the place you will be traveling from. The reimbursements will be distributed on first come, first served basis.
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