CALL FOR PAPERS
25th Annual Screen Studies Conference
26-28 June 2015
University of Glasgow, Scotland
proposal due date: 11 January 2015
The theme of the forthcoming Screen Studies Conference, organised by the journal Screen and programmed by Screen editor Karen Lury, will be “Screening Animals and the Inhuman”.
Chiming with the increasing interest in the representation and agency of animals and non-human others in film, television and other audio-visual texts, we invite papers that address questions, representations and the performativity of the animal and of the ‘inhuman’ on and with screen based media. Presentations and papers on wider aspects of film and television will also be considered. Panel submissions will be considered but not prioritised.
Confirmed keynote speakers are Michael Lawrence (University of Sussex), Susan McHugh (University of New England) and Anat Pick (Queen Mary, University of London).
This year we would also like to invite poster presentations. Selected posters will be displayed in the central reception area of the conference, with a scheduled session for delegates to discuss content and ideas with presenters. The editors will also award a small prize for the best poster of the conference, to be announced at the final plenary session. Delegates may submit proposals for a paper and a poster but the editors will select only one mode of presentation per delegate.
The deadline for submissions is midnight (GMT), Sunday, 11 January 2015. Notifications of the outcome will be sent before end February.
To submit your proposal, please visit the conference website for further instructions: