2nd CALL FOR PAPERS & KEYNOTES: Women & the Silent Screen VIII, Pittsburgh, September 17-19, 2015

WSS VIII Second Call for Papers WOMEN, LABOR & WORKING-CLASS CULTURES

WITH KEYNOTES BY:

¤ SUMIKO HIGASHI, Professor Emerita in the Department of History at The College at Brockport, SUNY;

¤ KATHY PEISS, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania; and

¤ VANESSA TOULMIN, Director of the National Fairground Archive and Head of Cultural Engagement at the University of Sheffield.

The University of Pittsburgh proudly hosts the eighth international meeting of Women and the Silent Screen (WSS VIII), 17-19 September 2015. WSS is dedicated to advancing film historical and theoretical scholarship about the thousands of women who worked “behind the camera” in international cinema during the silent era.

We invite participants to submit proposals for conference presentations. Proposals for twenty- minute presentations must include the title of the presentation, a 200- to 300-word abstract, and a brief autobiographical statement by the author(s). The theme of WSS VIII is “Women, Labor, and Working-Class Cultures,” broadly defined, but we also seek research on any aspect of women’s involvement with silent cinema.

Proposals should be submitted to wssviii@pitt.edu by 5 January 2015.

WSS VIII Second CFP

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