The Modern Language Association has announced it's 2007 Chicago Conference, and this year they will be hosting a panel on one of the greatest political theatre writers of all time – Bertolt Brecht. Considering cultural, political, and technological shifts since 1989, the International Brecht Society seeks papers reassessing the “Brechtian” in cinema and film studies. A focus on historical or more contemporary issues might examine single films or filmmakers, regional aspects or cinematic movements, or theoretical questions. Aspects of Brecht's relevance to international cinema not yet the subject of extensive research are particularly encouraged. The conference session is dedicated to the memory of the important Brechtian director Daniéle Huillet, 1936-2006.
Those who wish to present a 20-minute paper in this session, send a one-page abstract and a brief CV outlining your relevant background by 23 March to Barton Byg, UMass Amherst, email@example.com
Note: The MLA Conference will take place in Chicago from Dec. 27-30, 2007. To participate in the panel, you must be an MLA member by April 1, 2007, and pay the conference registration fee by Sept. 1, 2007.