From the monthly archives: November 2015

Reel Limits: (Re)Conceptualizing Cinematic Space, Bodies and Landscape

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KAY DICKINSON
Associate Professor, Concordia University

CONFERENCE DATES: MARCH 11 & 12, CARLETON UNIVERSITY, OTTAWA

Rapidly evolving technologies and postmodern conceptions of media have made the definition of cinematic space difficult to articulate. This conference will address this quandary by looking at the differences between what is new, what is the same, and the current fluidity of cinema. Inspired by the changing dynamics in the discourse of cinema, we are looking to reevaluate the cinematic by considering what all cinematic space and the material objects that comprise that space might encompass.

Specific topics might include but are not limited to:

  • The relationship between people and lived spaces.
  • New conceptions of bodies and landscape, possibly due to queer theory or “ecocriticism.”
  • Technological affect within filmic worlds.
  • The affect of specific cultural and temporal milieus on clusters of films and filmmakers.
  • The interdependence of filmmakers and institutions such as film industries and festivals.
  • The changing interface of cinema due to the emergence of cross-platform media.

Proposals should include a 300 word abstract, a working title, name and institutional affiliation, a working bibliography of 2-3 sources.

Please email proposals to reellimitsconference2015@gmail.com by December 14, 2015.

Students of Film Studies and all disciplines are invited to submit proposals and share their research at this conference.