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CFP: “The Visible Woman: On-Screen Presences of Femininity (1895-1920)”
12th International Seminar on the History and Origins of Cinema
DEADLINE: November 4, 2018
Conference will be held: March 28-29, 2019 in Girona
Organized by: The Museum of Cinema, the Departments of History and History of Art of the University of Girona, the consolidated Group for research into Theories of Contemporary Art and the Project by the Ministry of Finance and Competitiveness titled “The Presence and Depiction of Women in the Early Years of the Cinema”
From the CFP:
“By way of summary, we can state that there are three key stages in the history of feminism. The first took place in the early 20th century, when women began to demand fundamental rights in order to achieve equality, including the rights to vote and work. The second phase took place around 1968, when the battle for gender equality was accompanied by a change in sexual relations. Finally, a third stage, has taken place in the new millennium, in which the struggle has consisted of denunciation and the creation of a crisis for all the parameters which have shaped, and continue to shape, the patriarchal society.
The seminar titled The Visible Woman. The On-screen Presence of Femininity (1895-1920) proposes a study of the feminism of the early 20th century, from a 21st-century feminist standpoint. In a period when the roots and mechanisms of the patriarchal society are being called into question, we propose studying the society in which women began to fight for their rights. Meanwhile official discourses did nothing more than establish, through different means popular cultural expression, a set of symbolic roles associated with clichés, such as virginity, motherhood, prostitution and the malevolent power of the woman as a destroyer of men.”
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