CfP: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives on Women’s Cinema in the GDR and Poland 1945-1989 (Event: 11/2019, Leipzig); DL: 31.07.2019

Leibniz-Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) (Web)

Venue: Leipzig,
Time: 14.-16.11.2019
Proposals by: 31.07.2019

The GWZO is now accepting submissions for the international academic workshop focusing on women’s cinema in the GDR and Poland from the end of the World War II in 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. We invite proposals from researchers and practitioners working in the following fields: history and theory of film, television and other audiovisual media; production studies; film and literary genre theory; gender studies; queer theory; cultural studies; social studies; philosophy; history of Central and Eastern Europe.

The workshop aims to encourage reflection on the position of women in Polish and East German socialist film industries and film cultures. The goal of the workshop is not only to highlight examples of film- and media-related work by women, but also to expand existing methodological approaches as well as to develop new comparative and transnational modes of evaluating Central and Eastern European woman’s film-making in its various sociopolitical, ideological and aesthetic dimensions.

Papers will be presented in thematic sessions which will be followed by round-table discussions. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

1. Women’s authorship and creative practices in film-making
2. Position of women in national film cultures and industries
3. Women as film critics and academic researchers in the field of film and other media. Read more … (PDF)