The 5th International Congress on Communication and Gender will be held on March 19th and 20th, 2020 at the University of Seville.

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Gender identities in the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar


Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki (All about Almodóvar: A Passion for Cinema) describe Almodóvar’s films and their reception as a scintillating paradox, celebrated and denigrated by critics as serious and superficial, political and apolitical, moral and immoral, feminist and misogynist, experimental and sentimental, universal and provincial. This conference stands as a timely opportunity to study Almodóvar’s cinema, with special attention paid to aspects related to gender and communication. It offers the ideal context for exploration of previous films that have not received sufficient attention from such perspective and to analyze his latest films. Pedro Almodóvar offers a diversity of gender and sexual identities connected to social and cultural construction and performative preferences, with a tendency to subvert normative rules. Numerous characters in his films modify, deconstruct and reconstruct their gender both in biological and sociopolitical manners. Visual aspects linked to cinema as a means of communication acquire a special value in a director who has managed to have his own unmistakable style, with distinctive aspects in soundtrack, mise-en-scène, stages, costumes and makeup or characterization, to mention some of the most prominent..
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Abstract Submission

The University of Seville is pleased to invite authors to submit their abstracts. The abstract body should have 500 words approx. and it has to provide an overall view of the author’s discussion. The deadline is until February 23rd

Closing date for full text submission: March 1st.

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Seville, March 19th and 20th, 2020

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