34th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
Fresno, California, March 7-9, 2013
As part of the 2013 NCSA conference, Arnold Anthony Schmidt is seeking papers or presentations for one or more panels about pre-cinema and early film technology, as well as on silent film creators (producers, actors, directors) and images (representations of class, culture, gender, or race) produced anywhere before 1914. Film – i.e. “moving pictures” -- fits neatly into the conference theme of Locomotion, which I interpret very broadly.
If they like, scholars might address the theme literally (treating images of travel and physical movement) or metaphorically (e.g. technical evolution; camera movement; narrative or character development; cultural, historical, or psychological change). Feel free to email me if you have questions about the appropriateness of a topic for presentation.
To submit, please e-mail 250-word abstracts of 20-minute papers and one-page vitae to Arnold Anthony Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2012. It may be possible to arrange screenings to accompany the panels, so include information about any material available.
Graduate students may, upon acceptance of their abstracts, submit complete papers in competition for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses.
For more information, please see the general conference CFP: http://www.nineteenthcenturystudiesassociation.org/uploads/9/7/7/9/9779672/ncsa_cfp_flyer.pdf