Conference

Next SSAAANZ Conference – late 2018
After last year’s inaugural SSAAANZ conference held at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, the second bi-annual SSAAANZ conference will be held at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in late 2018. The conference will be convened by Con Verevis and Deane Williams and a Call for Papers will be released at the end of 2017.

The SSAAANZ newsletter and website will provide all relevant information once released.

Screen Studies Conference: Extended Call for Papers – July 15, 2016

The first conference of the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand will be held at Victoria University of Wellington from November 23-25, 2016. This conference, which incorporates the Film and History/FHAANZ label, is open to all scholars working across Film, Media and Television Studies. We welcome innovative research on any topic in these fields, especially papers that explore transformations in screen industries, technologies, and texts in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region.

The conference will include a keynote presentation by Professor Deb Verhoeven from Deakin University and a plenary session on recent developments in local and global television. Select papers will be published in Studies in Australasian Cinema, MEDIANZ: Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealand, and Screening the Past.

Individual papers will be 20 minutes in length. Pre-constituted panels are welcome.

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

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

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SSAAANZ Conference First Call for Papers

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 Pacific.

We invite scholarly presentations that address the conference themes, including:

  • 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 cultures
  • 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 Studies

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

Please send abstracts of 150-200 words to ssaaanz2016@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.

Conference background

The17th Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand (FHAANZ) conference, held at Queensland University of Technology between 1 and 3 July 2015. The conference concluded with the 2015 joint FHAANZ and Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (SSAAANZ) meeting. At the meeting, it was voted that the next Australian and New Zealand screen conference to be held will be badged as a SSAAANZ conference, with a film and history (or film history) strand, to be held in Wellington in November 2016. Sea Change is the outcome of thes

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