[csaa-forum] SSAAANZ Conference REMINDER: Call for Papers

Phoebe Macrossan phoebe.macrossan at gmail.com
Tue May 24 10:42:51 ACST 2016

SSAAANZ Conference Call for Papers: Abstracts due June 15

Sea Change: Transforming Industries, Screens, Texts

The Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in
conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington will hold the first
biennial SSAAANZ conference in Wellington from November 23-25 2016. This
inaugural conference (which incorporates FHAANZ) presents a unique
opportunity to reassess the links between film, media, culture and society
in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. While categories such as location
and nation remain important to the cultural industries of both countries,
significant economic, technological and social developments mean that our
understandings of identity and place are evolving constantly. Australia and
New Zealand are not only nations, but also islands that share an ocean with
numerous other countries and cultures. The changing mediascapes are evident
in the continuing relationships with media industries of the United States,
but also in emerging connections and cultural exchanges with Asia and the

We invite scholarly presentations that address the conference themes,

• The relationship between Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and/or Pacific
rim screen industries and cultures

• Local and regional cinemas

• Geographies of Australia, New Zealand and Pasifika media

• New histories of Australian and/or Aotearoa New Zealand screen industries
and cultures

• Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Māori, and Pasifika
film and television practices

• Economic, government and regulatory influences on Australia and Aotearoa
New Zealand screen industries

• Creative personnel and Trans-Tasman success

• New theoretical approaches to Screen Studies

• Changing distribution and exhibition practices

• Gender and sexuality in Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand screen

• Critiques of labour circulation and practices in the Australian and
Aotearoa New Zealand screen industries

• New perspectives on local and regional screen audiences

• Digital media and transnationalism

• The effects of globalization on local and regional film and media

• New interpretations of Australian and New Zealand film and media texts,
genres, cycles and aesthetics

We also welcome general papers on any area of Film, Television and Media

Individual papers will be 20 minutes in length. Pre-constituted panels are
http://ssaaanz2016@gmail.com welcome.

Please send abstracts of 150-200 words to ssaaanz2016 at gmail.com  by June
15, 2016. Abstracts should include name, institutional affiliation, full
contact details, and a short biographical note.

Please visit our website at www.ssaaanz2016.info  for conference
information and regular updates.
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