Jazz and Cinema Conference 2013 (1st – 2nd November 2013, Cardiff University, United Kingdom)

The conference will gather academic scholars and others with an interest in the relationship between jazz and cinema from across a range of disciplines.
We are looking for papers from a dynamic range of approaches: theoretical, historical, industrial, music aesthetic or technological analysis that fit into the theme of “Jazz and Cinema”. Possible themes could include:

• Analysis of the use of pre-existing jazz recordings to soundtrack films
• Analysis of purpose-made jazz soundtracks
• The social implications of the use of jazz in cinema
• The historical development of jazz in cinema
• Jazz musicians on the screen, an exploration of jazz musicians’ appearances in film Other topics around the broader theme of Jazz & Cinema are also invited for submission.

We are delighted to confirm our keynote speaker will be Dr. Nicolas Pillai from Warwick University. Dr. Pillai is currently researching jazz in British film and television, as well as teaching more widely on music and visual culture. He has given papers on European jazz culture as an invited speaker at the National Jazz Archive and at Rollins College, Florida.
Selected papers from the conference will be published in The Soundtrack special issue on jazz and cinema.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please send an 300 words abstract for a 20 minutes papaper and a short bio. to jazzandcinema@gmail.com.

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 June 2013

Successful submissions will be notified by 1st July 2013

This conference is hosted by Centre for Interdisciplinary Film & Visual Culture Research (IFVCR), School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University