CINE CRI ’15: II. International Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference on Cinema and Identity
CINE CRI ’15: II. International Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference will be held in Istanbul on JUNE 10 – 11, 2015 and organized by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and hosted by Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center as a part of the Istanbul Art Studies Days Spring 2015.
CINE CRI ’15 on CINEMA and IDENTITY
The CINE CRI ’15 Conference aims to explore the representation of identities in cinema. Artistic and documentary works that make problematic the concept of identity within its political, ideological and historical correlations are in the scope of this year’s conference. Besides, the lived experiences related to cinema and the industry, not necessarily represented in films, may be addressed.
Identity has been one of the most scrutinized concepts in academic circles in recent years. It has been the topic of debates in a variety of fields and disciplines of social sciences, humanities and arts. Cinema has not been opted out of identity matters as film-makers have produced considerable number of works that are relevant to different dimensions of identity. Regarding the concept is constructed within discourse, difference and representation processes, film is a convenient space to be explored as a medium that both reflects and contributes to the construction and reconstruction of multiple identities that constitute an individual, i.e. the spectator.
IASD ’15: Istanbul Art Studies Days:
Istanbul Art Studies Days (IASD ’15) will also include CONTEMPART ’15 / IV. Contemporary Arts Conference (June 8-9) and CONTEMPHOTO ’15 / II. Contemporary Photography Conference (June 9-10) at the same place. Several keynote lectures, artist’s talks and additional events will be organized during Istanbul Art Studies Days and a registration ticket for only one of the conferences will offer free entry to all of the sessions of the three conferences. Each conference focusing on different topics, identity issues has been decided as the common theme of the IASD ’15.
The full papers are going to be available online in DAKAM’s digital library and to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number before the conference. The book will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the “Thomson and Reuters Web of Science’s Conference”
Professor David Martin-Jones from University of Glasgow and internationally recognised film director Yesim Ustaoglu (Identity and sense of belonging: Reflections on the cinema of Yesim Ustaoglu (from Journey to the Sun to Araf)) are going to be keynote speakers of the event.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 27, 2015
Deadline for registration: May 1, 2015
Deadline for full papers submission: May 8, 2015
CINEMA and IDENTITY
– Nation, nation-state and diverse ethnicities
– Migration, transnational and/or accented cinema
– Religion and religious groups
– Gender, women, LGBT identities
– Family, familial bonds
– Class and struggle
– Isolated or neglected identities
– Identity, culture and politics
– Local and global Identity
CINEMA and IDEOLOGY
– Ideology of a Film
– Public Life, society and cinema
– Film, Public Memory and Daily Life
– Art Movements
– Technology and Materials
– Communication Tools, Urban Space and Cinema
– Cinema from Psychological, Sociological and Psychiatrical Perspective
– Literature, screenplay and cinema
– Film Musics
ARTS and SOCIETY
– Director, Actor, screenwriter, art director, costume designer, sound designer: Artist as a Subject
– Characters, People and Identity
– Politics of Body in Space
– Social Stratification in Cinema as Gender, Sexuality, Class, Race, Ethnicity and Age
– Race and Affects of Racism
– Women, Art and Society
CINEMA and CITY
CINEMA and POLITICS
NATIONAL CINEMAS, HOLLYWOOD and ART-HOUSE CINEMA
REPETITION, PROGRESS and REFERENCE IN THE HISTORY OF FILM
TECHNIQUE and PRODUCTION
The conference will be held at Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center (NHKM – www.nazimhikmetkulturmerkezi.org) one of the most popular cultural centers in Istanbul.
Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center hosts several art and academic events in different disciplines every month. NHKM, named after one of the legendary modern Turkish poets – Nazim Hikmet, has been established in 1996 and located in Kadikoy. Kadikoy is a large and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, facing the historic city centre on the other side of the Bosporus. With its numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, Kadikoy can be regarded as the cultural centre of the Anatolian side of Istanbul.
The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, Asst. Prof. Dr. Levent Yilmazok – Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Prof. Julian Reid – University of Lapland, Asst. Prof. Ahmet Gurata – Bilkent University, Asst.Prof. Gal Kirn – Berlin Humboldt University, Asst. Prof. Tumay Arslan – Ankara University, Senior Lect. Andreas Treske – Izmir University of Economics, Asst. Prof. Andrea Meuzelaar – University of Utrecht
You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at
You will receive a reply to your proposal within three weeks following a double-blind review process.