Appel de conférences – « Stagestruck! 2024. Nostalgia and the Hollywood Musical » – 30 avril 2023

Appel de conférences pour le colloque international « Stagestruck! 2024. Nostalgia and the Hollywood Musical », Great American Songbook Foundation, Carmel, Indiana, 15-17 mai 2024.

« Key Hollywood musicals from the 1930s, 40s and 50s have become staples of family life in America, with each generation introducing the next to Singin’ in the Rain, White Christmas, Swing Time, and so on. These and other movies are referenced in more recent movies such as Moulin Rouge! and particularly La La Land, drawing on a strong feeling of American nostalgia that keeps the artistry and creativity of these films alive in the twenty-first century. Yet these older films also reflect the times in which they were made, foregrounding the representation of race, gender, disability and sexuality in ways that are sometimes significantly at odds with contemporary values. What are the implications of new films paying homage uncritically to an earlier period of film that excludes or stigmatises certain communities? Is nostalgia positive or pejorative? »

Date limite de soumission : 30 avril 2023.

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