1916, CINEMA AND REVOLUTION
1st Call for Papers
25-27 MAY 2016, HUSTON SCHOOL OF FILM & DIGITAL MEDIA,
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Keynote Speakers to include: Dr. Denis Condon (Maynooth University) and Professor Charles Barr (Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia)
1916 marked the establishment of Ireland’s first indigenous film company, The Film Company of Ireland, whose co-founder James Mark Sullivan was arrested after the Rising and charged with complicity. As part of NUI Galway’s programme of events to commemorate the 1916 Rising, the Huston School of Film & Digital Media invites contributions on the theme of ‘1916, Cinema and Revolution’. Events in that year and subsequently have featured in a range of cinematic and televisual productions while there is also a significant international dimension to the relationship between revolutionary history and cinema. Therefore, we invite considerations on aspects of the representation of the Rising, as well as other revolutionary moments in Irish and world history. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
– Filming the Rising;
– The representation of revolution in film and television
– Postcolonial cinema and revolution;
– the Cuban revolution in film
– Representing the Russian Revolution
– Cinema and Vietnam
The conference will include screenings of Irish and international films relevant to the conference theme.
Abstracts: If you would like to propose a paper (not exceeding 20 minutes), please submit your title and an abstract of 250 words accompanied by a short biographical sketch to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission of proposals and abstracts: 11th December 2015.