[URBANTH-L]CFP: Visualising the City Symposium

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Tue Jan 18 17:07:08 EST 2005

Conference: Visualising the City,
27-28 June 2005, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Organized by the Centre for Screen Studies, School of Arts, Histories &
Cultures and the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University
of Manchester.

'Visualising the City' is an interdisciplinary symposium which will seek to
draw upon interests in popular film, photography, architecture, history,
cultural geography, art history, and sociology. The conference aims to
explore how film and photographic depictions filter and shape the way we
understand and interact with the built environment. Possible topics which
intersect the overarching theme of the symposium include (but are not
limited to):

the genre of 'the city film'
the transnational vs the provincial city
dreaming the city
city as celebratory site
representations of anti-urbanism
city as labyrinth
urban insiders and outsiders
counter-hegemonic stories of the city
Bollywood and the city film
the Noir city
the virtual city
the challenge of the urban future

Submissions are invited from scholars of film, media, gender and cultural
studies, history, art history, literature, architecture, sociology and
cultural geography. Proposals from postgraduates are also welcome. A
collection of conference papers will be selected for an edited publication
by the organizers.

Brief abstracts and title (150 words) for 20-minute papers, with a short
biographical statement should be sent by 31 Jan. to Dr. Alan Marcus (address
shown below). Alternatively, email your abstract to the following e-mail
address (please mark your email subject line 'Visualising the City Symposium
'). Proposals may also be considered for panels (of four papers): 150-word
rationale should include panel title, brief description of panel theme, name
of the panel chair, and 150-word abstracts of each paper and contact details
for each presenter (name, institutional affiliation postal address and email

Alan Marcus
Centre for Screen Studies, Drama Department
SL.06, The Martin Harris Bldg
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL United Kingdom
Email: alan.marcus at man.ac.uk

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