[csaa-forum] CFP Cinema at the End of the World International Conference - 16-19 Nov 2015 Monash University

Antonio Traverso A.Traverso at curtin.edu.au
Thu Jan 22 13:08:26 ACST 2015

Call for Papers

For the Inaugural Conference of the South of the West: Southern Screens Research Network

16–19 November 2015
Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne

The Conference Conveners will accept proposals for papers until 28 February 2015. 
Abstracts of no more than 250-words and a 100-word biography should be sent to: halina.bluzer at monash.edu

Every day hundreds of people travel back and forth between southern countries, including Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, Indonesia, Timor Leste and South Africa; and with these people travel cultures, experiences, memories and images. The Cinema at the End of the World International Conference takes on a transversal South-South approach to the study of visual culture in transnational, transcultural and geopolitical contexts. It seeks to create conditions for the generation, sharing and circulation of new knowledge that is both southern and about the South as a specific kind of material and imaginary territory (or territories). It does so through the study of the southern hemisphere’s screen cultures, addressing the broad spectrum of cultural expression in both traditional and new screen media, including film, television, video, digital, interactive, and online and portable technologies.

Proposals are invited for papers that explore intersections of screen works from
countries south of the Equator and one or more of the following themes:

Cross-Cultural Translations, Transformations and Mutations
Settler Culture and Modernity
Indigenous and Localised Media Practice and Theory
Representations of Trauma and Violence
Landscapes and Urbanisation

Plenary speakers:

Patricio Guzmán (TBC)
Lúcia Nagib (University of Reading)
Mariano Mestman (University of Buenos Aires)
Fernão Ramos (University of Campinas, Brasil)
Felicity Collins (La Trobe University)

Presented in association with: 

School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University • Monash Art Design and Architecture • School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University • Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand • Australian Centre for the Moving Image • School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University.

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