Event Mar 21

Abstract Sep 30

Representations of Shanghai: Film and Fiction (NEMLA 2013)

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract: 09/30/2012
Categories: Comparative, Interdisciplinary, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Popular Culture, World Literatures, Asian & Asian Diasporas
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Because of its unique historical and geopolitical situation -- major Asian port, economic target for Western and Eastern powers, and node for conflicts between nationalists and communists -- Shanghai has been the object of literary and cinematographic representation throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. This NeMLA panel will analyze, organize, and probe the representation of Shanghai by Asian, European, and American writers and filmmakers. Comparative approaches and reflections on cultural history are particularly welcomed. Format may range from traditional papers to multi-media presentations.

Please send 250-500word abstracts to Lisa Bernstein at lbernstein@umuc.edu and Richard Schumaker at rschumaker@umuc.edu.

Deadline: September 30, 2012

Please include with your abstract:

  • Name and Affiliation
  • Email address
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 2013 Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

Contact Email: lbernstein3@gmail.com