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About: Please Post - African film conference in Florida March 1998

Sat, 23 Aug 1997 11:02:11 -0400 (EDT)

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    Dear friends and colleagues,

    The Center for African Studies of the University of Florida at Gainesville
    will be holding it's Gwendolyn M. Carter Lectures on the theme "African on
    Film and Video" from March 22, 1998 - March 25, 1998. These lectures are
    the most significant academic event in the Center's annual calendar, and
    they are named for the late Professor Gwendolyn Carter, among the founders
    of African studies in the US whose work drew admiration in America and
    Africa. She was among the first American scholars to draw public attention
    to the injustices of apartheid, and to write on the significance of African

    This year, the event will have two aspects. First, there will
    be a series of film and video exhibits followed by discussion on
    the depiction of Africans on film in non-African countries,
    African culture and history, cinema encounters between Africans
    and African Diasporic people, the treatment of inter-racial themes,
    political and class consciousness in African film, and characterization of
    African women on film.

    Thus, the Center will consider film and video works that distributors and
    individual artists would like to have screened during the conference. All
    submissions must include UPS, FEDEX or US return postage fees and
    self-addressed labeling. The Center will not be held responsible for the
    return of any submissions that do not include return postage. All films
    and videos will be reviewed before they are accepted for inclusion
    in the conference screening program.

    Secondly, there will be a series of scholarly presentations on these
    aspects from Africa, the Americas and Europe. Some of the presentations,
    in a revised and extended form, will therefore constitute chapters of an
    edited book that will be published as part of the Center's Carter series
    books. The Center will consider a small number of unsolicited paper
    proposals on any of the above topics. Abstracts should be sent no later
    than Monday, 29 September 1997. The twelve-page papers (20 minutes when
    read) are due no later than Friday, 21 November, 1997.

    If you would like further information please address correspondence to:

    Dr. Mark A. Reid Tel: (352)392-1013 ext. 246
    Coordinator, Africa Film Conference Fax: (352) 377-7576
    Department of English Email:
    Box 117310
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7310

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