CFP: Cinema at the End of the World

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CFP- Cinema at the End of the World
8th January 2015
International Conference
16–19 November 2015

Call for Papers
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)

The Inaugural Conference of the

South of the West: Southern Screens Research Network

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.

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 with “CEW Abstract” included in the title

A Special Issue of Critical Arts will be dedicated to articles that emerge from

conference presentations.

For more information contact: or


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