Cinema as Social Space of Cultural Encounters and Conflicts (Norway)


NOS-HS Workshop: Cinema as space of encounters before, during and after WWII, 29-30 Sep. 2022, Kristiansand, Norway. Deadline: 22 May 2022.

The workshop “Cinema as space of encounters before, during and after WWII” is the first in the workshop series “Cinema, War and Citizenship at the Northern Periphery: Cinemas and their audiences in the Nordic countries, 1935-1950”. It asks how the Second World War altered the cinema-going experiences and the social functions of the movie theatre. The Nordic countries were affected very differently by the war. While Denmark and Norway were occupied by Nazi Germany, Iceland was first occupied by British and then by US forces. Finland fought alongside Nazi Germany and then against it, while Sweden remainedofficially neutral, but experienced a large influx of refugees from neighbouring countries. The movie theatre became a battleground between different factions of society. At the same time, the movie theatres became a space of cultural encounters with the enemy or the ally, both on screen and in the auditorium.

In the workshop organizers want to discuss how different social groups and individuals experienced and used the cinema especially in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) before, during and after WWII (1935-50). The focus is on the audiences and the cinema as space. Neglected aspects, such as rural cinema audiences, or the operation of mobile cinemas, are of particular interest. Potential topics for presentations include Cinema as social space of cultural encounters and conflicts.

The number of participants will be limited to approx. 20 persons to allow for fruitful discussion and exchange. Accommodation in Kristians and and meals will be provided, travel costs (economy flights and/or public transport) will be reimbursed.

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The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives, including the relocation to a new campus and the establishment of the largest Residential College system in Asia. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected 40% increase in student enrollment and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

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Qualifications Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field, an international reputation for excellence in research, a distinguished publication record, a record of quality in teaching, experience working with graduate students and experience in curriculum design. The candidate should also possess excellent organizational qualities, communication skills and leadership ability. Candidates must be fluent in English and able to lecture and publish research in English. Ability to speak Chinese may be considered an asset, but is not necessary for the appointment.

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