Call for papers: African Studies Association UK 2012 Conference
Contemporary African cinema: New innovations in genres, themes, production and distribution
This series of panels will consist of presentations looking at new innovations and trends in African cinema in the 21st Century. The past decade has seen an explosion of filmmaking activities from across the continent, with many new and innovative styles, themes, genres and production methods, and new trends in training, exhibition and distribution. The purpose of this series of panels is to consider contemporary African cinema from all these angles. The growing recognition and importance of African cinema is evident from the number of academic institutions worldwide now incorporating teaching in this area, the number of film festivals, in Africa and internationally, dedicated to African cinema, the expanding international recognition and awards that African directors are receiving, and the growing accessibility to African cinema in terms of DVD distribution and general cinema exhibition. Of particular interest are papers that consider cross- and inter-regional, trans- and international collaborations and influences in African cinema from across the continent.
All papers require abstracts of no more than 250 words.
How to submit a paper:
To submit a paper for the ASAUK Conference you need to register via this link:
The deadline for paper submissions is the 27th of April 2012.
For further information on ASAUK and how to register for the conference, please see: http://www.asauk.net/conferences/asauk12.shtml
Datum / Date of the conference: Thu 6 Sept to Sat 8 Sept 2012
Ort / Venue: Leeds
Convenor: Dr Lizelle Bisschoff (University of Edinburgh & Africa in Motion Film Festival), e-Mail: l.bisschoff-at-ed.ac.uk / lizelle-at-africa-in-motion.org.uk
Futher Information: Call for papers