The following announcements from H-Net may be of interest to some Jhistory list members
Ends of Cinema [announcement]
by John Blum
The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites proposals for papers and presentations for our Ends of Cinema conference, to be held May 3-5, 2018.
Are we now in an age of “post-cinema?” Has the massive global wave of digital production, distribution, and exhibition finally eradicated cinema as we’ve known it? Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, and Peter Greenaway seem to think so, as well as academics from Paolo Cherchi Usai to Alexander Zahlten.
African Cinema Audiences at ASAUK 2018 [announcement]
by Añulika Agina
Current trends suggest that African films are increasingly making their way into international film festivals before theatrical releases in the home countries and elsewhere. In African countries such as Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa and Kenya, there has been a growth in film production and cinecomplexes, as well as a surge in box office takings that suggest a rise in cinema attendance.
by Corrado Neri
This special #55 issue of Monde Chinois Nouvelle Asie will investigate the relations between political context and representation of feelings in sinophone cinema since the 1980s. The 80s are a pivotal decade for “greater China”: Deng Xiaoping (in China) and Jiang Jingguo (in Taiwan) while maintaining the heritage of their predecessors, both founding figures of different versions of modern republic (Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek) struggle to stimulate a socioeconomically “liberalisation”.