[csaa-forum] Sydney Screen Studies Call For Papers Semester Two Program

Adam Daniel A.Daniel at westernsydney.edu.au
Thu May 25 12:27:12 ACST 2017

Intersections in Film and Media Studies

We are currently seeking proposals for our Semester Two Program

Developments in digital technologies, as well as rapid changes in production, distribution and consumption patterns, mean that ‘cinema’ is an increasingly fluid term that moves across platforms, genres, and textual boundaries. Screen culture is also an inescapable part of the contemporary media environment, with a plethora of media objects moving across a variety of screens, technologies, and devices. Cinema and screen studies likewise possess a fluidity that encourages interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration to explore the state of contemporary screen studies and screen culture.

This program will explore the transitional nature of contemporary screen studies and the movement of scholarship, theory and ideas across its boundaries. The program is interested in three core areas of study:

  1.  Interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to screen media
  2.  Intersections in screen media
  3.  The value of a single-discipline approach

SSSN invites scholars working across film, television, video, and internet genres to present. Potential seminar topics include but are not limited to:

  *   Interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to screen media
  *   Applying a single discipline to study a screen object not in that discipline (e.g. using film studies approaches to television or applying video games scholarship to YouTube)
  *   Investigations of screen media interactions and crossovers (e.g. cinematic television, televisual YouTube)
  *   In what ways are different screen-based media texts informing and shaping one another?
  *   What are the boundaries of film/television/video/YouTube?
  *   How are screen-based media texts being confined to specific mediums of distribution and consumption?
  *   In response to the convergent media environment are texts adhering to particular media-specific conventions in order to delineate themselves?
  *   Can we continue to define what is cinema? What is television? etc.
  *   How are audiences of screen texts responding to the fluidity of screen media genres?

All seminar presentations will be considered for an edited special journal issue, pending editorial approval. We particularly encourage postgraduate and early career researchers to apply.

Seminars can take a range of formats. We can also host an SSSN seminar at your home university. Please see the Seminar Outline document for suggestions:  https://sydneyscreenstudies.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/sssn-seminar-cfp-2016.pdf<http://wordpress.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=874f88bf15b1c1cd4ee175472&id=638aa964a0&e=bd521d017c>

Please send proposals including a title, an abstract (200 words), and a short biography to sydneyscreenstudies at gmail.com<mailto:sydneyscreenstudies at gmail.com> by Friday 7th July 2017.

For any queries or further information on the Sydney Screen Studies Network, please direct your questions to the above email address or visit sydneyscreenstudies.wordpress.com

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