CFPs Proposed SCMS Panels 2014

There are a good number of proposed conference panels up on the bulletin board of the SCMS website. These are for the 2014 conference in Seattle, March 19-23. (general CFP) As usual, one can submit via open call or organize a panel independently, but the panel and workshop topics below are worth perusing. The ultimate submission deadline is August 31, but those interested in a proposed panel should contact the panel organizer within the next couple of weeks at latest.

I am not sure if the SCMS bulletin board is available to non-members. If anyone is interested in seeing the full CFP for a panel, leave me a note (via email or comments) and I'll add to the comment section. One does not need to be a member to submit to the conference but one does need to join to present, if accepted.

I've grouped them loosely by subdiscipline or topic. Obviously these are not strict categories, but hopefully will make going through these easier. Feel free to let me know if I should include any other CFPs.

Animation and Video Games
Beyond These Walls: Alternative Preservation and Exhibition Practices in Digital Game Culture
Debugging Game History: Forgotten Histories
Gender and Video Games: Beyond the Popular
Play, Space, and Capital
Small Games
The Superhero Beyond the Blockbuster
Video Games and Comedy

Race and Cultural Critique
Remediations of Blackface in World Cinema  
Latino and Latin American Television Industry  
Race, Gender, and the Body in Found Footage Film
Articulations of Race to Class in Committed Cinema
Racial Whiteness in Film and Television
Hispanic Musicals Panel  
Interventions:When is a racial stereotype more or other than a stereotype?  
Race Politics in the US Film Industry  

Media Industries
Case Studies of Online Film/TV Distribution Platforms
Video Stores and Circulation in the 21st Century  
Television Networks and Brand Identity  
The Television Industry in the 1950s
Branded Entertainment of the Past  
Race Politics in the US Film Industry  
Cycle cinema/media convergence  
Brand of Steel: Superman in the 21st Century

TV Studies
Reality television and TLC
The Technologies of Televisual Monster-Hunting  
Action TV: Representation, Aesthetics, & Technologies of/in Domestic Space  
The Bad Boys of Cable: Violent Men and "Quality" Television  
Recent Trends in Comedic Media  

Film History
Creative Agency: Youth, Cinema, and Technology during the Progressive Era  
Forgotten Pioneers: New Perspectives on the Silent Era  
Silent Film Cycles: Context and Style  
Queer Silent Cinema  
The Mirror Has Three Faces: New Approaches to Cinema and the Historical Avant-Garde
Film Stardom and Political Leadership: Interwar Convergences  
The Spatial Politics of Classical Hollywood
New Perspectives on Film Noir  
Liberal Hollywood/"Hollywood Liberals" Panel
Warner Bros.: Industrial Contexts and Cultures (abstract deadline: Aug 9)

Film Aesthetics and Theory
Between Film and Photography  
Memory and Nostalgia  
Embodied Affect in Cinema and Media  
Film Dialogue: Debates and New Directions  
First-Person Singular: The “I” in Writing about Cinema and Media  
Architectures of the Moving Image  
“Objects: Within and beyond the Frame”  
The Little Flashlight of the Usher: Objects and Cinematic Spaces  

New Media Aesthetics and Theory
The Mind in Midcentury Media: Mentalities on the Cusp of the Digital Age  
Swarm, Hive, Web: Media Archaeological Approaches to Event and Objects  
War and "New" Media Panel  
Theorizing Digitality and the Digital Cinema  
Cybernetics: People, Machines & Media  
Tech Wars: The Social and Aesthetic Dimensions of New Media Innovation  
Chorological Mapping  

Cultural Studies of Cinema and Media
Mediations of Place-based Youth Identities  
Youth Culture and Early World Cinema  
Screening Religion: The Intersections Between Media and Religion  
Aesthetics and Ideology of Cuteness  
Dress and Media  
Urban Traffic  
Real Estate as Crime  
Surveillance and Pornography/Porn Studies  
Border Patrol: Policing National Borderlands and Identity in Film  
Cinema and Multilingualism: New Perspectives  
The Cold War in East Asian Cinema  
Cinema and the Military  
Shooting Stars: Media and Gun Culture  
The Uprisings of 1968: Revolutionary Dreaming in a Visual Culture  
Misrepresentations of Place in Film and Television  
Cinema & Wagner  
Surveillance Cinema Between East and West  
Cinema’s Ancient and Prehistoric Affinities  
Cinematic Aging in Contrasting Contexts  

Gender and Sexuality
Female Suffering and Spectatorship Ethics  
The Elusive Woman Media Maker  
Sexual Perversion and the Cinema  
Situating Gender, Filming Place  
Women in War Media  
Queer Silent Cinema  

Contemporary Cinema
Slow Cinema: Definitions, Values, Platforms  
A Post-Secular Cinema? Film, Faith, Politics  
Cinema is Dead, Long Live Cinema?: An Inquest into the Death of Cinema  
Recent Trends in Comedic Media  
Theorizing Digitality and the Digital Cinema  

Documentary and Public Sphere Media
Documentary in the Age of Data  
Documentary in the Age of Reality  
Documentary in an Expanding Field  
Making-of Documentaries  
Women in War Media  
AIDS Education and Biographic Storytelling through Contemporary Media  
Media and Communities  
Useful Media and the Global Public Sphere  
Forms of the Global in Visual Culture  
Filming Non-Human Subjects: An Ethical Consideration  
Urban Cinema/Media of the Global South  
Media, Ecology, and the Moving Image  
Asian Eco-cinema & media: Human, Animals, Environment and Beyond  
Ecocinema: critiques and rethinkings  
Celluloil: Energy Resources in Visual Media  
Extreme Weather and Global Media

Auteur, Genre and Film-based Panels
Collective Film Authorship and its Challenges  
Commercial Auteurs  
Time and the Cinema of Richard Linklater  
Hou Hsiou-Hshien and Jia Zhengke: Quiet Intensity
The Evolution of Hong Sang-soo  
Reassessing the Legacy of Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol  
The Western and its Afterlives: New Approaches to the Oldest Genre  
The Dramatization of a Life: Biographical Practices in the Cinema  
Rape-revenge panel  
Cycle cinema/media convergence  
[Call for proposals for panel on horror films]  
Born on the Bayou: Considering BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and MUD  
Brand of Steel: Superman in the 21st Century

Serial Killers in the Pacific Northwest  
Wet, Wired, and Weird: Pacific Northwest Film and Media  

Workshop: New Paths to Teaching Film History  
Workshop: The State of New Media (Studies)  
Workshop “Contemporary Berlin Documentaries – Constructing the New Berlin”
Workshop: The Impact of Netflix  
Workshop: Innovative Use of Instructional Technologies  
Workshop: Expanding Scholarly Publishing  
Workshop: Using/Conducting Interviews & Oral Histories in Media Studies  
Workshop - Strategies for Animated Media Archive Collections  
Workshop: Documentary Filmmaking as Multi-modal Scholarship  
Workshop: Online Teaching in Film and Media Studies
Workshop: Teaching Post Production Sound From a Sound Studies Perspective  
Workshop: New Approaches to Teaching Genre  
Workshop: Teaching Media Literacy Through a Video Game Context


Anonymous said…
Hi there,
I'm not currently a member of SCMS and was wondering whether you would be able to post the CFP for the Urban Traffic Panel. Thanks in advance.

Chris Cagle said…
Urban Traffic

For this panel, we invite papers that examine "urban traffic” in its myriad forms and filmic representations. Potential topics may include cinematic portrayals of narcotics transhipments, human smuggling, automobile congestion on highways and inner city streetscapes, passenger movements through airports, air traffic control, commodity flows through seaports, or movement or stasis in other urban sites. "Traffic” may be broadly interpreted: panelists may include cinematic representations of traffic that is legal, extralegal, formal, informal, commercial, migratory, transportational, architectural, and so forth. Stephen Soderberg’s Traffic (2000) may well be the quintessential film on this theme. Set in three cities—Tijuana, Cincinnati, and San Diego—and exploring the international trafficking in narcotics from multiple narrative perspectives (drug lord, addict, and DEA agent), Traffic shows both the micro and macro processes of the international trade in illicit substances, as well as revealing the ways in which broader flows of social connection and commerce occur. We encourage papers that further explore this theme in other films. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s cinematic oeuvre—Amores Perros (2000), Twenty-One Grams (2003), Babel (2006), and Biutiful (2010)—also offers potential fecund ground for theorizing urban traffic in global cities. Other films also come to mind: Paul Haggis’s Crash (2004), par example, that addresses racial traffic and violence in LA. We also encourage, however, proposals that address minor or third cinemas as well as popular films in diverse cities across the globe (Nairobi, Port-au-Prince, Mumbai, London, LA, New York, or Boston) and engaging multiple forms of "urban traffic.”

Send proposals to Jana Braziel at jana.braziel-AT-uc-DOT-edu
Anonymous said…
Could you please post the CFP for Aesthetics and Ideology of Cuteness? I would appreciate it.
Chris Cagle said…
Unfortunately the deadline has passed for this as for many of the panels. you could contact Anthony.macintyre-AT-gmail to confirm and for more info.

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