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Conferences Winter 2017 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.

Closed calls:
SCMS - Chicago, Mar. 22-26, 2017 [website]
ICA 2017 - San Diego, California, 25-29 May 2017 [call]
Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) - Helsinki, June 11-14, 2017 [website]
Women and the Silent Screen - Shanghai, June 16-18, 2017 [website]
Circuits of Cinema (Histories of Movie/Media Distribution) - Ryerson Univ., June 22-24, 2017 [website]
Visible Evidence XXIV - Buenos Aires, Aug. 2-5, 2017 [website]
Current calls:
due date: January 15, 2017 Screen - Univ of Glasgow, June 23-25, 2017 [website]
due date: January 16, 2017 Console-ing Passions - East Carolina Univ., July 27-29, 2017 [call]
due date: January 31, 2017 NECS - Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and Université Paris Diderot, Paris, June 29 …

CFP: Black Film British Cinema Conference 2017


Black Film British Cinema Conference 2017
The Politics of Race in Contemporary Film and Digital Practice

Goldsmiths, University of London (Day One)
& Institute of Contemporary Arts (Day Two)
17-18 May 2017

abstracts due 3rd February 2017

Professor Sarita Malik, Brunel University
Dr Kara Keeling, University of Southern California
June Givanni, Pan African Cinema Archives
Additional speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.


Whether we consider the rise of the concept of diversity, the on-screen representation of identities, the off-screen workforce, the production trends of film institutions, new forms of independent production opened up by new media, or film education and talent development, questions of race and ethnicity remain central to contemporary British film.

This conference will mark nearly 30 years since the original Black Film, British Cinema conference at the ICA and its subsequent publication, which has been a huge influ…

CFP: Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond


Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond 
University of Hull
14-15 September 2017

abstracts due 15 April 2017

What is film genre? Does it still matter in today’s film production, distribution and consumption? How have some film genres become so closely associated with a nation or region, such as Chinese martial arts films, Japanese horror, and Korean melodrama? The fact that genre is widely discussed by the general public suggests that it is still important. However, the examination of genre theory and the scholarly discussion of genres have remained predominantly focussed on Hollywood and European cinemas, as exemplified by the work of scholars such as Thomas Schatz, Steve Neale, Barry Keith Grant, Rick Altman, Belén Vidal, and Antonio Lázaro-Reboll. Despite their rich screen culture and their influence within and beyond the Pacific region, East Asian cinemas remain underexplored. In today’s context of increasingly international filmmaking, we w…