"Cinematicity" 1895: Before & After

City: 
Colchester
Country: 
United Kingdom
Organizer: 
British Comparative Literature Association and Centre for Film Studies, University of Essex
Closing date for submissions: 
1 January, 2007
Event dates: 
24.03.2007 - 25.03.2007
British Comparative Literature Association
and
Centre for Film Studies, University of Essex

"CINEMATICITY" 1895: Before & After

Saturday 24th March and Sunday 25th March 2007
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester

Keynote Speakers:
Ian Christie (Birkbeck)
Tom Gunning (Chicago)
Marina Warner (Essex)

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars interested in exploring the history of pre- and early film: the previsions of cinema as both technology and cultural form, and early cinema's influence on twentieth-century art, literature and culture.

Topics covered at the Conference will include:

* prehistory of film in the arts
* literary anticipations of the cinema
* shadow plays, camera obscura, magic lantern, phantasmagoria, peep-show
* precinematic devices and toys
* panorama, diorama and cosmorama
* chronophotography
* spectators in the pre-cinematic era
* "cinematicity", urbanism and modernity
* filmic prose and/or poetry
* early cinema and its effects on modernist literature and art
* the pre-cinematic as referenced in more recent film or other arts

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