Call for Papers: Women and the Silent Screen IX: “Histories, Her-stories, and Methods”

CFP: Women and the Silent Screen IX: “Histories, Her-stories, and Methods”

Co-sponsored by Shanghai Theater Academy and Contemporary Cinema

June 16-18, 2017

Shanghai, China

“…. this conference invites colleagues to reflect upon the methods of historiography centered on women film workers in the silent era. Who and what become the visible subjects of this historiography, and why? What roles does the film historian play in relation to the subject, the medium, the time and the location? What are the methods of writing history? What does historiography do? What does the future of historiography, and indeed the Women Film Pioneers Project, look like? We are particularly interested in exploring life-writing (autobiography and biography) as a problematic, and its methodological value for alternative feminist film historiographies.”

Deadline: November 1, 2016

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