Thursday, November 13, 2014

Conferences Winter 2014 edition

Here is my current list of English-language conferences of interest to those in film studies (and some for TV and media studies). Upcoming conferences are listed in order by date or, for open calls, by abstract due date. Please let me know if I should add anything.  I will update this post throughout Winter 2015 and will do an update post in Spring or Summer 2015.

(updated February 7)

Closed calls:
“Film Festival Cartographies” Symposium - Modena, Italy, Nov 20-21, 2014 [website]
Visible Evidence XXI - New Delhi, Dec 11-14, 2014 [website]
MLA -  Vancouver, Jan 8-11, 2015 [website]
CAA - Chicago, Feb 12-15, 2014 [website]
SMCS - Montreal Mar 25-29, 2015  [website]
The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema - EYE/University of Amsterdam, March, 29-31 2015 [call]
Console-ing Passions - Dublin, Ireland, June 18-20, 2015 [website]
BAFTSS 2014 conference Manchester Metropolitan University, Apr 16-18 2015 [call]
PCA (Popular Culture Association) - New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015 [website]
ICA - San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21-25, 2014 [website ]

Current calls:
Due date: Nov 15, 2014 Orson Welles: A Centennial Celebration and Symposium - Indiana University, April 29-May 2, 2015 [call]
Due date: Dec 15, 2014 Film and Media in the Classroom - University of Florida, Feb 26-Mar 1, 2015 [call]
Due date: Dec 15, 2014  World Cinema and the Essay Film - University of Reading, England,  30th April – 2nd May 2015  [call]
Due date: December 17, 2014 The Annual Conference of the Film Studies Association of Canada - June 2-4, 2015 Theme: “Capital Ideas” [website]
Due date: Dec 22, 2014  Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Images (SCSMI) Jun 17-20, 2015, Birkbeck, University of London [call]
Due date: Jan 11, 2015 Screen - Univ of Glasgow, June 26-28, 2015 Theme: "Screening Animals and the Inhuman" [call]
Due date: Jan 30, 2015 NECS - Łódź, Poland, June 18-20, 2015 Theme: "Archives of/for the Future" [callwebsite]
Due date; Feb 2, 2015 The Resnais Archipelago conference - Duke University, October 29-31, 2015 [call]
Due date: Feb 15 & 23, 2015 Visible Evidence XXII - Toronto, Aug 19-23, 2015 [call | website]
Due date: Feb 15 UFVA - American University, Washington, DC, Aug 4-8, 2015 [website]

Upcoming calls:

MLA - Austin, Texas, Jan 7-10, 2016
SCMS - Atlanta, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2016
Visible Evidence XXIII - Bozeman, Montana, Aug 11-14, 2016

CFP: Screen Conference 2015


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: