Polish Cinema in an International Context, a two-day international conference, is being held on 4-5 December 2009, courtesy of Cornerhouse Manchester, the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, the University of Salford and sponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
The conference will be accompanied by a festival of Polish cinema (hosted by Cornerhouse) and public discussions of Polish films. The conference is addressed to the academic community, as well as educators and promoters of Polish films and the public at large.
The Organising Committee consists of Professor Ewa Mazierska (School of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Central Lancashire) and Dr. Michael Goddard (Lecturer in Media, Salford University), and abstracts of approximately 200 words should be sent to this address by 1 September 2009.
Subjects of papers may include but are not limited to:
- Polish émigré filmmakers
- Polish international co-productions
- International successes and failures of Polish films
- Polish films at international festivals
- Polish cinema in the context of Eastern Europe and East-Central Europe
- Polish cinema and the European avant-garde
- Influence of Polish cinema on foreign films
- The marketing of Polish films abroad
- Adaptations of foreign works by Polish directors
- Foreign characters and places in Polish films
- Film and Polish migration
- The international reception of Polish films before and after 1989
- Polish cinema and international film and critical theory