Call for Papers: Second Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (ssaaanz) conference, ‘The Uses of Cinema: Film, Television, Screen’, 2018
Location: School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University, Melbourne
November 21–23, 2018
In recent years film and television scholarship has seen a renewed focus on the uses of cinema – that is, on educational, instructional, non-theatrical, client-sponsored and government-sponsored filmmaking – in collections such as Films That Work (Hediger and Vonderau, 2009), Useful Cinema (Acland and Wasson, 2011), Films of Fact: A History of Science in Documentary Films and Television
(Boon 2008) and Learning with the Lights Off: Educational Film(Orgeron, Orgeron and Streible 2012).
This work – along with 2018’s fiftieth anniversary of the events of May 1968 – provides an occasion for reflection upon the usefulness of film and television practice and scholarship, and offers twin points of reference for the Second Biennial Conference of the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ).
SSAAANZ invites papers and panel suggestions from researchers, archivists, educators, policymakers, and practitioners on any aspects of the critical, social and political uses of cinema including, but not limited to the following themes:
- Activist film and television
- 1968 and global film culture
- Film and television practice and praxis
- Film and ethnography
- Utilitarian filmmaking
- Women and cinema
- Seriality and cinema
- Cinema and the environment
- Cinema and the brain
- Film and pedagogy
- Film and tourism
- Language use on screen
- Misuses of cinema
Expected plenary speakers (TBC) include:
- Stella Bruzzi (Warwick University)
- Allison De Fren (Occidental College, LA)
- Jason Mittell (Middlebury College, VT)
- Claire Perkins (Monash University, Melbourne)
- Haidee Wasson (Concordia University, Montréal)
Abstracts for individual papers and for pre-constituted panels (of up to three speakers) are welcomed on any of the conference themes. For papers, please submit an abstract of 150-200 words and a bio of 50 words for each presenter. For panel proposals please submit a proposal for a panel comprising 3 speakers (3 x 20 min papers). Please provide a descriptive title for the panel, abstracts of 150-200 words each and a bio of 50 words for each presenter.
Submit proposal no later than: March 31, 2018.
Please submit your proposals to the following email address: Arts-MFJ-UsesOfCinema@monash.edu. The conference convenors are: Constantine Verevis and Deane Williams (Monash University). For general conference enquires please send an email to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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://email@example.com welcome.
Please send abstracts of 150-200 words to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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