The 22nd International Screen Studies Conference is organised by Screen journal and will be programmed by Screen editor Karen Lury.
We invite papers on any topic in screen studies, i.e. cinema, television and digital media. Submissions for pre-formed three-person panels will be considered but not prioritised.
‘Other Cinemas’ will be the subject of the plenaries and will form a strand running throughout the conference.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Charles Acland (Concordia University), editor of Useful Cinema (2011)
Elizabeth Lebas (Middlesex University), author of Forgotten Futures: British Municipal Cinema 1920-1980 (2011)
Looking into the past and the future of cinema has inspired increasing academic interest in films and film-making practices that are generally considered to be outside the ‘mainstream’ of commercial cinema. Screen wishes to encourage presentations that engage with these ‘Other Cinemas’. This might involve:
• ‘Amateur’ films;
• Educational cinema;
• Industrial films;
• Films produced for and distributed via different web platforms;
• Experimental or avant-garde work;
• ‘Sponsored’ films (municipal cinema, health films).
The deadline for proposals is Friday, 13th January 2012.
Please visit the conference site for full submission details.
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