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HoMER 2019 CfP Conference 2019, Nassau, The Bahamas, 26–28 June 2019

Hosted by The University of the Bahamas

CfP – Anchoring New Cinema History

Deadline for proposals, 15 November 2018
Letters of acceptance/rejection, 1 December 2018

The HoMER Network invites submissions for general paper entries, as well as a designated roundtable, panels, and workshops to be presented at the 2019 conference, which will take place at The University of the Bahamas from 26-28 June 2019.

New Cinema History, as an approach focusing “on the circulation and consumption of film” and examining “cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange” (Richard Maltby, 2011) has turned out to be very productive. It brought together both young and veteran scholars who believed that it was more fruitful writing film history with an eye for the social, economic and geographical aspects of cinema cultures, than merely an art history of the moving image or a critical reading of films. At the last HoMER@NECS conference in Amsterdam, members of the panel ‘New Cinema History: What’s Next?’ called for more theoretical and methodological grounding of our research. In the Homer 2019 conference Anchoring New Cinema History we would like to start answering that call. Presentations are welcome to critically explore the conference theme of Anchoring New Cinema History through the interdisciplinary lens of academic Film and Cinema Studies, Social Geography, Memory Studies and Economic History, etc.

Since its beginning the HoMER network has been instrumental in bringing together researchers working in the New Cinema History tradition, not just as a platform to present their work but also as place to meet colleagues to collaborate with. In the upcoming HoMER conference we propose to stress the network function of HoMER, both in welcoming young scholars as in creating interdisciplinary opportunities for collaborative work. The 2019 HoMER conference aims to exploit the established strong connections of people, and places the HoMER network can offer, in order to invite new and old members to engage in new collaborative research. This will be articulated in two main streams:

1. SPACES and PLACES – Connections and comparisons (either pre-constituted panels or individual papers)

The SPACES andPLACES Stream of the conference will aim to investigate the geography of cinema. This can be expressed both through the exploration of familiar and new spaces of cinemas, such as cinema theatres but also pop-up cinemas, community cinemas, and virtual cinemas. It will also include both well researched geographical areas and new territories and locations, such as South and Central America, Africa, Central Asia and South-East Asia. These new uncharted territories will be of great value on their own to reconnoitre the position of different countries in relation to cinema practises. They will also provide connections and comparisons with existing body of work on Europe, America, Canada and Australia.

By looking at this extended geography of cinema, possible topics and questions to explore might include (but are certainly not limited to):

  1. Environment, space, and place
  2. Cinemas and urban transformations, transition and change
  3. Cinema practices, policies and external bodies (local authorities, communities, self regulating associations)
  4. Memories and topographical references

2. THEORIES AND METHODOLOGIES – (special discussion sessions and presentations)

The THEORIES AND METHODOLOGIES Stream of the HoMER conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on and discuss some key areas of research within the HoMER network, with the aim of suggesting new directions in the field and developing new theoretical and methodological approaches, or reintroducing and adapting existing approaches that proved to be useful. These key areas can be suggested by members when submitting a paper proposal (or just by emailing the HoMER Co-ordinators). A dedicated session of this stream will include:

Small group discussion (1 hour) on the key areas, followed by presentations (10 min) to the HoMER participants and a further discussion (20 min). Possible key areas to explore might include (but are certainly not limited to): Cinema and Memory; the Economics and business of film; Programming and film popularity; Paratextual analysis; the Digital challenge; Distribution and spreading of films; Impact of research to non-academic audiences.

Moreover, in a speed dating session, junior researchers will be given the opportunity to team up with experts to discuss their individual methodological and theoretical concerns. If you are interested in this (both juniors and experts), please email the Co-ordinators.

Submissions

Please send abstracts of 250 to 300 words, plus 3 or 4 bibliographic entries, and a 50-word academic biography to conference co-ordinators, Clara Pafort-Overduin (c.pafort-overduin@uu.nl) and Daniela Treveri Gennari (dtreveri-gennari@brookes.ac.uk).

Updated Information will be posted at: http://homernetwork.org/

 

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Professeur ou professeure en Économie du cinéma et des médias
Faculté des Arts et des sciences
Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques

Description du poste
Le Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeur.e à temps plein au rang d’adjoint.e en Économie du cinéma et des médias.

Fonctions
La personne retenue sera appelée à enseigner aux trois cycles, à encadrer des étudiants aux études supérieures, à superviser des stages, à poursuivre des activités de recherche, de publication et de rayonnement ainsi qu’à contribuer aux activités de l’institution.

Exigences

  • Doctorat en études cinématographiques ou dans une discipline pertinente pour le poste.
  • Expérience dans l’enseignement universitaire
  • Dossier de publications et de recherche en économie du cinéma et des médias
  • Compétence pour dispenser des cours relatifs au cinéma et aux médias dans leurs dimensions socio-économiques : la production, l’exploitation, les publics et la diffusion.
  • Avoir une connaissance suffisante de la langue française (écrite ou parlée) ou être
    déterminé à l’apprendre *

Informations sur le poste
No d’affichage: FAS 09-18 /10
Période d’affichage: Jusqu’au 5 novembre 2018 inclusivement
Traitement: L’Université de Montréal offre un salaire concurrentiel jumelé à une gamme complète d’avantages sociaux.
Date d’entrée en fonction: Le ou après le 1er août 2019

Soumission de candidature

  • Le dossier de candidature doit être constitué des documents suivants:
    • une lettre de motivation
    • un curriculum vitæ
    • un des évaluations d’enseignement au niveau universitaire (si disponibles)
    • choix de trois publications ou de travaux de recherche récents
  • Le dossier doit également comporter trois lettres de recommandation. Celles-ci doivent être transmises directement par leur auteur au Département.

Le dossier de candidature et les lettres de recommandation doivent parvenir à la directrice du Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques au plus tard le 9 novembre 2018 à l’adresse suivante :

Madame Suzanne Paquet, directrice
Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
Faculté des arts et des sciences – Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

Le dossier de candidature peut être également envoyé sous forme électronique à l’adresse suivante : pascale.roussel.1@umontreal.ca
Les personnes intéressées trouveront plusieurs informations sur le Département en consultant son site Web à l’adresse : https://histart.umontreal.ca/accueil/

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*Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal
L’Université de Montréal est une université québécoise de langue française, à rayonnement international. Dans le cadre du renouvellement de son corps professoral, elle intensifie le recrutement des meilleures spécialistes dans le monde et s’assure par ailleurs que, conformément à la Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal, les professeurs qu’elle recrute qui ne maîtrisent pas le français à leur entrée en fonction bénéficient d’un programme de soutien à l’apprentissage de la langue française.

Privilège de confidentialité des candidatures
Les procédures de nomination en vigueur à l’Université de Montréal prévoient que tous les dossiers de candidature peuvent être consultés par les membres de l’Assemblée des professeurs. Toute personne désirant que sa candidature demeure confidentielle jusqu’à l’établissement de la liste restreinte de recrutement (candidats retenus pour entrevue) est priée de le mentionner dans sa lettre de motivation.

Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi
Par l’entremise de son programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi, l’Université de Montréal invite les femmes, les Autochtones, les minorités visibles, les minorités ethniques et les personnes handicapées à soumettre leur candidature. Lors du recrutement, nos outils de sélection peuvent être adaptés selon les besoins des personnes handicapées qui en font la demande. Soyez assurés de la confidentialité de cette information. L’Université prône l’inclusion et la diversité de son personnel et encourage également les personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles à poser leur candidature.

Exigences en matière d’immigration
Nous invitons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler à l’UdeM. Conformément aux exigences de l’immigration au Canada, veuillez noter que la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents.

 


Professor in Economics of Film and Media
Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques
Faculté des arts et des sciences

Job description
The Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Economics of Film and Media.

Responsibilities
The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, oversee internships, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Film Studies or another discipline related to the position.
  • Strong publication record in the economics of film and media.
  • Teaching experience at university level.
  • Expertise in the delivery of courses relating to the socio-economic dimensions of film and media including production, distribution and reception.
  • Adequate knowledge of the French language (written and spoken) or a strong commitment to achieving the proficiency level required*.

Information about the position
Posting number: FAS 09-18 /10
Deadline: November 9, 2018 inclusively.
Treatment: The Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.
Starting date: On or after August 1, 2019

Application

  • The application must include the following documents:
    • a cover letter
    • a curriculum vitæ
    • copies of recent publications and research
    • teaching evaluations at the university or college level (if available)
  • Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques at the following address:

Madame Suzanne Paquet, Chair
Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
Faculté des arts et des sciences — Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

The complete application should be sent preferably in electronic form to the following email : pascale.roussel.1@umontreal.ca
For more information about the Department, please consult its Web site at: https://histart.umontreal.ca/accueil/
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* Language Policy
Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy, Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Confidentiality
The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Equal Access Employment Program
Through its Equal Access Employment Program, Université de Montréal invites women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnical minorities, as well as persons with disabilities to apply. During the recruitment process, our selection tools will be adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities who request it. Be assured of the confidentiality of this information. Université de Montréal is committed to the inclusion and the diversity of its staff and also encourages people of all sexual and gender identities to apply.

Immigration Requirements
We invite all qualified candidates to apply at UdeM. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

 

THE MEL HOPPENHEIM SCHOOL OF CINEMA

FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media

Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media to begin August 1, 2019.


Position Description

Film Studies at Concordia University is an internationally renowned leader in scholarship and curriculum devoted to the study of sexuality, gender, and queer film and media. Having participated as a co-founder and co-leader of the Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality since its establishment in 1999, the program has drawn hundreds of students to Montreal over the past twenty years. Integral to Film Studies and its undergraduate and graduate programs are pioneering courses that address the role of cinema and media in sexuality and queer study. Notably, Concordia hosted the first undergraduate class in North America devoted to the study of HIV as a cultural and political phenomenon and actively maintains the Queer Media Database (www.mediaqueer.ca).

We are seeking candidates with expertise in LGBTQ+ approaches to film and media. Applicants must display an outstanding record of research and teaching across these areas, as well as a strong commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and the support of diverse communities. The ideal candidate will value intersectionality and integrate this into their research, teaching, and service.  


Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach specialized courses on LGBTQ+ topics alongside more general Film Studies classes. Their courses will contribute to the new BA Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, housed in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Other responsibilities include the supervision of MA and PhD theses, serving on graduate committees, in addition to performing suitable administrative duties. Over time, the selected candidate will actively embrace program stewardship and engage in committee work at the department and Faculty levels.


Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in Film, Media, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline(s), have substantial teaching experience at the university level, and demonstrate an active program of research exemplified by a record of publications across the relevant fields. We require a candidate with the ability to mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior experience of service and commitment to diversity and inclusivity will stand as a high priority. Although classes are taught in English, a foundation in French is deemed an asset.


About the Faculty and the School of Cinema

With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts is among the five largest art and design schools in North America. Montréal, our home, is exceptional: with 170,000 university students, a vibrant cultural scene, and the most affordable tuition in Canada, the city ranks among the top ten best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montréal is the second largest French-speaking city after Paris. North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, Montréal was the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Nestled in the heart of this pulsing city, embraced by a dynamic research university, the Faculty of Fine Arts benefits from extraordinary access to brilliant practitioners, thriving venues, cross-cultural perspectives, and an extensive network of outstanding facilities for research and production.

Taking advantage of our place within the rich fabric of a research university and our long history as one of the premiere sites in Canada for the study and creation of the arts and arts-based scholarship, the Faculty of Fine Arts is currently engaged in a transformative moment in which pedagogical, conceptual, theoretical, and material practices find resonance with a significant diversity of approaches. In our university community, live performance, historical research, methodological innovation, theoretical scholarship, technical experimentation, skills-based production, community fieldwork, as well as traditional and digital fabrication are equally valued. In addition to curricular experimentation, the formation of significant research centres and external partnerships in the Faculty of Fine Arts have enriched opportunities for faculty and students.

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema—Canada’s largest university-based centre for the study of film animation, film production and film studies—is highly regarded around the world. The School hosts programs in Film Studies, Film Production, and Film Animation. Among the degrees offered are a BFA in Film Studies, a BFA in Art History and Film Studies, MAs in Film Studies and Cinematic Arts, and a PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies that attracts a diverse and international student body.


How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically to filmstudies.cinema@concordia.ca on or before November 15, 2018. Submissions must consist of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); one example of published scholarly work (a peer-reviewed article/chapter in the area of expertise relevant to this call); and the names and contact information of three referees. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. The department regrets that they cannot consider incomplete applications.

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Haidee Wasson, Professor and Chair, School of Cinema Hiring Committee
Email: haidee.wasson@concordia.ca
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 5236

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:

Concordia Human Resources-Jobs: http://www.concordia.ca/hr/jobs.html

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema: http://www.concordia.ca/finearts/cinema.html

Simone de Beauvoir Institute: http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/sdbi.html

Faculty of Fine Arts: http://www.concordia.ca/finearts.html

 

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2019. Appointments at a more senior level will also be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. 

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; or

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

 

Two Posts in Film and Media at Queen’s University! Please circulate widely and direct all queries to Professor Gary Kibbins, Dept. Head, gk6@queensu.ca

1) Film and Media – Assistant Professor (Media Studies)

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a tenure-track position in Media Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will hold a PhD and will be an outstanding scholar and teacher with a strong and active research program in critical media theory and/or digital media theory and at least two years of teaching experience.

The successful candidate will have interdisciplinary and transnational links in their research program, demonstrated potential for research funding and publication, and a track record for collaborative initiatives. The successful candidate’s research profile should be strong enough to attract graduate students to the Graduate Program Film and Media, which will be launched in 2019. They must be willing to contribute to departmental and university service.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher at all levels of our undergraduate and graduate programs. While this is an open call position, we are especially interested in candidates with interests in areas including, but not limited to: social media; digital arts; television; gaming; theories of expanded media; media and cultural studies; and/or advertising and consumer culture. Candidates with expertise in these areas with a focus on gender studies, LGBTQ2S studies, and/or critical race studies are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s has an outstanding reputation of strong teaching and scholarship, with a 50-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice. The Department is housed in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art facility with teaching and learning environments including a production studio, film screening theatre, sound recording studio, and a digital lab. The Department of Film and Media has collaborations with Computing (with a program called Computing and the Creative Arts) and the Dan School of Music and Drama (with the Stage and Screen program).

Candidates must have a PhD in hand, demonstrated excellence in an active research program, and at least two years teaching experience. The Department is interested in candidates with a very strong teaching and research profile.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees;
  • A research dossier with three (3) writing samples;
  • A teaching dossier with at least two outlines for courses previously taught;
  • Course evaluations, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration.

Please arrange to have applications sent by email only directly to: Professor Gary Kibbins, Head of the Department of Film and Media at gk6@queensu.ca. The deadline for applications is December 14, 2018.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Professor Gary Kibbins at gk6@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreementand at http://www.qufa.ca. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.

2) Film and Media – Associate Professor (Cinema Studies)

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a position in Cinema Studies at the rank of Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Film or a cognate discipline, and will be an outstanding scholar and teacher with an active research project in Cinema Studies and Theory, and at least six years teaching experience. The Department seeks scholars with strong teaching and research profiles.

The successful candidate will have interdisciplinary and transnational links in their research program, a successful history of securing Tri-Council (or comparative) research funding, and demonstrated experience in academic administration. The successful candidate will also have a significant and international publication record, and a track record for collaborative initiatives. The successful candidate’s research profile should be strong enough to attract graduate students to the Graduate Program Film and Media, which will be launched in 2019. They must be willing to contribute to departmental and university service.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher at all levels of our undergraduate and graduate programs and have demonstrated experience in production-based assignments in film studies courses. The candidate will have significant research expertise and a publication history in at least two of the following areas: transnational environmental film and media; film and media para-materials (artists’/filmmakers’ written statements and associated discourse); film and public/counter-public spheres; the interface between the analog and the digital in experimental film and media. Experience in curating film and media programs is an asset.

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s has an outstanding reputation of strong teaching and scholarship, with a 50-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice. The Department is housed in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art facility with teaching and learning environments including a production studio, film screening theatre, sound recording studio, and a digital lab. The Department of Film and Media has collaborations with Computing (with the Computing and the Creative Arts program) and the Dan School of Music and Drama (with the Stage and Screen program).

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees;
  • A research dossier with three (3) writing samples;
  • A teaching dossier with at least two outlines for courses previously taught;
  • Course evaluations, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration.

Please arrange to have applications sent by email only directly to: Professor Gary Kibbins, Department Head at gk6@queensu.ca by October 19, 2018.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Professor Gary Kibbins, Department Head of Film and Media at gk6@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreementand at http://www.qufa.ca. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.

 

The Cinema Studies Institute in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Race and Media. The position will be effective July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Film and Media Studies, or another discipline related to the position as described by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in both teaching and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Cinema Studies Institute, in both required core courses and more specialized electives; to supervise and mentor students; to participate in affairs at the Institute; and to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level while establishing an outstanding and competitive research program that will expand our current research strengths.  For more information on the Cinema Studies Institute, visit http://www.cinema.utoronto.ca/.

We are seeking applicants with expertise in the roles that race and racialization play in film and media cultures, across local, national, and/or global contexts. In particular, we encourage cinema and media studies scholars who also work in Indigenous studies, Black studies, diaspora studies, and/or postcolonial studies to apply, but we welcome applicants with other methods of approach or areas of specialization as well.

Excellence in research should be demonstrated through the quality of the writing sample submitted as part of the application, a record of publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, a record of presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, evidence of an innovative research program, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Excellence in teaching should be demonstrated through a record of teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities and, with its multicultural student body and cosmopolitan setting, it offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Application materials must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, and a teaching dossier (consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluation data).

Applicants must also arrange to have at least three external referees send letters of recommendation (signed and on institutional letterhead) directly to the Institute via email to Denise Ing, Assistant to the Institute’s Director, at cinema.director@utoronto.ca.

All application materials and reference letters must be received before the closing date of November 1, 2018. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Denise Ing at cinema.director@utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In order to apply, please visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1803789&lang=en

 

2018 FSAC Conference
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Le colloque annuel de L’ACÉC, 2018
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York University is conducting an extensive search for a Dean, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design to take office July 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, and invites expressions of interest, applications, and nominations.

Home to 53,000 students, York University has an established international reputation as a research-intensive university committed to collegial self-governance, social justice, equity, inclusivity, and diversity. Established in 1959, York has two campuses in the Greater Toronto Metropolitan Region and an upcoming state-of-the-art campus in the City of Markham. As a comprehensive university with 11 Faculties and Schools, 24 research centres, and 280 worldwide partnerships, York is a vibrant intellectual community focused on the highest academic quality, outstanding teaching and learning and student experience, cutting-edge research, and engagement with local, national and international communities. Please visit www.yorku.ca for additional information about the University.

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) is not only one of North America’s premier professional and research institutions, but also has evolved over the years as a leader that emphasizes practice and practice-based research in the arts, digital media and computational arts, and design. Home to 110 faculty members and 2500 undergraduate and 350 graduate students, AMPD is a thriving interdisciplinary environment for creativity and artistic practice, research, and learning in up-to-date facilities. Undergraduate, masters (including MA, MFA, and MDes programs), and doctoral degrees are offered in a range of areas including dance, digital media, cinema and media studies, design, music, performance studies, theatre, and visual art and art history. AMPD welcomes leading arts practitioners and scholars, offers its students unique opportunities to interact with Toronto’s diverse arts community, and will be a significant contributor to innovative programming at the new Markham campus. Please visit http://ampd.yorku.ca for more information.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic & Provost and a member of York’s senior administration, the Dean of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design is the School’s chief academic and administrative officer, providing strategic direction, academic planning leadership and administrative oversight. The new Dean will lead AMPD to further excellence in teaching, research and service, raise its impact and reputation, and provide leadership in a challenging educational environment by developing key academic priorities and the strategies needed to advance them.

The successful candidate will possess the academic/creative profile and leadership experience to build on the School’s strengths and develop new directions for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education and research. Experience in and knowledge of a creative and performance arts or cultural sector environment, as well as a relevant advanced degree, is required. With a record of building strong teams and promoting innovative interdisciplinary activities, the new Dean will possess an open and collegial style, a creative approach to problem solving, and outstanding management, communication and interpersonal skills. The new Dean will be able to promote excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion amongst all faculty, staff and students, and have the capacity to build and sustain positive working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents, and others legally entitled to work in Canada for York University will be given priority.

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the “Affirmative Action” tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided by both Laverne Smith & Associates and York University throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

Consideration of potential candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate), and may be forwarded electronically, in confidence, to the University’s executive search consultants:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.
YorkAMPD@lavernesmith.com

 

Call for papers for a special issue of the journal Arts titled “Memory, Affect, and Cinema.”
Guest editor: Dr. Russell J. A. Kilbourn

http://www.mdpi.com/journal/arts/special_issues/memory_affect_cinema.

Dear Colleagues,

The intersection of memory and cinema is a robust field of research, but the confluence of memory and affect remains underexplored. While memory and emotion are deeply interconnected, affect and emotion are distinct. Affect theory needs to take account of memory studies, particularly in relation to aesthetics and ethics, on the one hand, and to ideology and politics, on the other.

More inclusive and more ‘primal’ than emotion, affect in the context of memory manifests on a spectrum with nostalgia at one end and trauma at the other. In-between lies everything from melancholic detachment to the most ethical empathy. Today’s fascination with affect short-circuits critical reflection, reducing Deleuze’s complex treatment (in Cinema 1) of affect in the movement-image. Film-memory scholars need to think critically about the opposing of thought and emotion, image and body, signification or mediation, (or representation) and affective pre-cognition. For Ruth Leys, affect theory in its post-Deleuzean form is characterized by its resistance to representation and the privileging of consciousness. Theorists of affect are interested primarily in the traumatic-affective effects of media on the viewer. According to Cathy Caruth, where trauma negates the possibility of conscious representation (and therefore memory), the body registers the unspeakable experience affectively, in a manner that precedes representation. Ironically, this somatic registration, manifesting involuntarily in flashbacks and dreams, when translated cinematically demands visual representation. (Indeed, there would be no psychological ‘flashback’ were it not for cinema’s photographic origins.) As in trauma studies, the representability of traumatic experience is a key question for film studies.

At the other end of the memory/affect/cinema spectrum is nostalgia. Apart from spectator nostalgia for specific historical periods or styles, discussions of the intersection of film and memory have generally focused on commercial genre films rather than art cinema. Nostalgia continues to be invoked in a pejorative sense, influencing popular thinking about memory. ‘Memory is not commonly imagined as a site of possibility for progressive politics’, writes Alison Landsberg. ‘More often, memory, particularly in the form of nostalgia, is condemned for its solipsistic nature, for its tendency to draw people into the past instead of the present’. Svetlana Boym distinguishes between ‘restorative’ and ‘reflective’ nostalgia, however, where the latter allows for a combination of critical irony and melancholic longing. Restorative nostalgia, however, is a constitutive feature of many contemporary popular cultural narratives. Rather than an historical consciousness that might allow for individually and socially progressive political action, postmodern pop culture gives us collective memory as often as not packaged in nostalgic terms. Among the first to connect the contemporary fascination with memory and archives with affect and emotionality, Pam Cook re-values nostalgia in relation to both objective ‘History’ and subjective memory, substituting for Jameson’s ‘nostalgia film’ the transnational ‘nostalgic memory film’. This allows us to see that such films can have a usefully heuristic—and therefore potentially emancipatory—if not a properly political impact upon the spectator.

This guest-edited Special Issue aims to provide a cutting-edge perspective on contemporary scholarship examining the intersection of memory and affect in cinema, in terms of either the nostalgic or the traumatic end of the spectrum—or, most productively, from both at once. We invite 3000–5000 word scholarly articles on the theme by 15 August 2018. Potential topic areas could include:

  • nostalgia in/and film
  • trauma in/and film
  • reflective nostalgia as ‘antidote’ to traumatic memory
  • the memory-productive vs. the memory-reflexive film (Astrid Erll)
  • restorative vs. reflective nostalgia (Boym)
  • from Holocaust studies to trauma theory (Caruth)
  • from trauma theory to affect (Leys)
  • from ‘nostalgia film’ to the transnational ‘nostalgic memory film’ (Cook)
  • nostalgia in/and the ‘heritage film’ (Andrew Higson)
  • melodrama, memory, affect
  • Deleuze, the affection image, melodrama
  • the affection image and classical film style
  • the affection image and art cinema?
  • post-cinematic affect and memory (Shaviro)
  • post-affective cinema and memory
  • trauma and the possibility of (visual) representation
  • the ‘universalization of trauma’ and postmemorial ‘affiliative’ affect in the film viewer-as-victim (Richard Crownshaw)
  • second-order trauma (as negative correlative of postmemory)
  • the psychology and/or neuroscience of memory and cinematic viewing.

Dr. Russell J. A. Kilbourn
Guest Editor 

 
The Sixth Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference

Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

April 06–07, 2018

The sixth annual SCMS Undergraduate Conference invites undergraduate students from Film Studies or related disciplines to propose papers representing their best work in cinema and media studies. A unique international event, the 2018 Laurier installment represents the first time the SCMS undergraduate conference will take place in Canada. There will be 30 presentations over two days, with everyone together for the duration, and no concurrent panels. Each participant will have 15 minutes to present their individual essay—approximately 2,000-2,100 words when presented at a normal talking speed with a few visual aids—on a thematically organized panel.

Any student who wishes to participate in the conference should submit a completed proposal form, which will include a 200-word abstract. Do not submit complete papers. The submission form can be found at https://cmstudies.site-ym.com/?page=undergraduate. A panel composed of Wilfrid Laurier University Film Studies faculty will select 30 proposals for acceptance to the conference. All selected conference participants must agree to attend both full days of the event.

Panels will be scheduled for Friday (04/06) and Saturday (04/07), with a reception on the Thursday evening (04/05). Registration is free, and hotel accommodations close to campus will be available at a discounted student rate for conference participants. Students are encouraged to seek travel funding from their home institutions to defray the costs of travel and lodging. All meals excepting breakfast each day will be provided by the conference organizers, including a closing buffet dinner on the Saturday night. Students attending the conference will also attend a special private screening at Waterloo’s famous Princess cinema (film TBA).

The deadline for proposals is midnight EST on Friday, February 02, 2018. Completed proposal forms with abstracts should be sent via email to (SCMS2018@wlu.ca) with “SCMS-U 2018” in the subject line of the email. For more information, please contact Dr. Russell Kilbourn (rkilbourn@wlu.ca), at Wilfrid Laurier University, or go here: http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=undergraduate.

This conference is sponsored by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the Wilfrid Laurier University Student Life Levy Association, the WLU Faculty of Arts, and the Department of English and Film Studies.

 

Poste de professeur menant à la permanence avec double affectation
Art canadien des images en mouvement

Le Département d’histoire de l’art et l’École de cinéma Mel-Hoppenheim de la Faculté des beaux- arts de l’Université Concordia lancent un appel de candidatures afin de pourvoir un poste de professeur en art canadien des images en mouvement. Il s’agit d’un emploi à temps plein avec double affectation et menant à la permanence. La date prévue d’entrée en fonction est le 1er août 2018.

Contexte
Comptant plus de 4 000 étudiants, professeurs et employés, la Faculté des beaux-arts de l’Université Concordia figure parmi les cinq plus grandes écoles d’arts et de design en Amérique du Nord. Accueillant bon an mal an quelque 170 000 étudiants et étudiantes, qui y profitent des droits de scolarité les plus bas au Canada, Montréal est en constante effervescence culturelle. D’ailleurs, la métropole québécoise figure au palmarès des dix meilleures destinations dans le monde au chapitre de l’enseignement supérieur. Bien qu’elle abrite une importante population anglophone, elle est la deuxième métropole francophone du globe après Paris. La toute première à obtenir le titre de ville UNESCO de design de la part de l’Alliance mondiale pour la diversité culturelle, Montréal est un lieu de prédilection des amateurs d’événements et de festivals internationaux. Blottie au cœur de cette cité dynamique, partie prenante d’une université au profil de recherche vigoureux, la Faculté des beaux-arts bénéficie d’un accès extraordinaire à de brillants praticiens, à des lieux de diffusion florissants, à de fascinantes perspectives transculturelles ainsi qu’à un vaste réseau d’installations de recherche et de production de grande qualité.

Faculté des beaux-arts, Département d’histoire de l’art et École de cinéma Mel- Hoppenheim
Tablant sur la place qu’elle occupe au sein d’une université de recherche de haut calibre, la Faculté des beaux-arts est reconnue depuis longtemps comme l’un des plus importants centres du Canada voués aux études, à la création et à l’élargissement des connaissances en arts visuels. Par ailleurs, elle vit actuellement un élan transformateur où les pratiques pédagogiques, conceptuelles, théoriques et matérielles trouvent écho dans une importante diversité d’approches. Ici, la performance sur scène, la recherche historique, l’innovation méthodologique, l’érudition théorique, l’expérimentation technique, la production axée sur l’acquisition de compétences, le travail de terrain au sein de la communauté et les méthodes de fabrication, tant classiques que numériques, sont tous également valorisés. Outre les occasions d’expérimentation curriculaire, la constitution de centres de recherche d’importance ainsi que de partenariats externes à la Faculté des beaux-arts a contribué à élargir le champ des possibilités pour les membres du corps professoral et de l’effectif étudiant. En 2018, la faculté inaugurera une nouvelle banque de médias regroupant des archives de films, de vidéos et d’images liées à l’histoire de l’art et aux études cinématographiques. L’installation comprendra également des salles de séminaire, un espace de repos ainsi que des postes de visionnement pour les étudiants et les professeurs. Elle offrira ainsi un grand potentiel pour leurs futures initiatives et activités de recherche.

Le Département d’histoire de l’art joue un rôle vital tant au chapitre de l’étude et de la recherche sur l’histoire de l’art que des cadres théoriques, de la culture visuelle et matérielle, de la conservation, de l’éducation et de l’engagement communautaire. Chef de file canadien dans son domaine, le département offre des programmes de premier cycle complets en histoire de l’art, en histoire de l’art et études cinématographiques, et en histoire de l’art et arts plastiques. Il propose par ailleurs une maîtrise en histoire de l’art et un doctorat interuniversitaire, conjointement avec trois autres établissements. En outre, le département privilégie une grande diversité d’approches dans ses curriculums et activités de recherche, et encourage ses étudiants à contribuer activement à la discipline tout au long de leur formation. Ceux-ci évoluent dans un environnement collaboratif axé depuis toujours sur l’érudition avant-gardiste et sur l’enseignement actif et novateur. Les résultats d’apprentissage d’intérêt public insufflent une volonté tant chez les étudiants que les membres de la communauté universitaire de progresser dans un but commun.

L’École de cinéma Mel-Hoppenheim − le plus grand centre universitaire canadien spécialisé en cinéma d’animation, en production cinématographique et en études cinématographiques − jouit d’une prestigieuse réputation internationale. Elle présente l’avantage de faire partie intégrante de la Faculté des beaux-arts de l’Université Concordia, un milieu transdisciplinaire extrêmement dynamique doté d’installations à la fine pointe de la technologie, où professeurs et étudiants évoluent dans un cadre artistique et culturel propice à la recherche et à l’étude. Le corps enseignant compte 26 professeurs à temps plein et une équipe de professeurs à temps partiel talentueux qui enseignent à plus de 800 étudiants. L’école propose des programmes en production cinématographique, en cinéma d’animation et en études cinématographiques menant à différents diplômes : B. Bx-arts en études cinématographiques, B. Bx-arts en histoire de l’art et en études cinématographiques, M. Bx-arts en études cinématographiques, et Ph. D. en études cinématographiques et images en mouvement. Nos douze professeurs à temps plein en études cinématographiques mènent des recherches actives dans une diversité de sous-domaines. En outre, notre programme de doctorat attire des étudiants étrangers de haut calibre, en plus de compter parmi les meilleurs du genre dans le monde.

La majeure en histoire de l’art et études cinématographiques permet l’exploration de ces deux domaines en tant que disciplines savantes. Axé sur la recherche et la rédaction, le programme recrute les étudiants les plus talentueux et représente un secteur de croissance dans les deux départements. Il permet de développer une compréhension interdisciplinaire des arts visuels et audiovisuels ainsi que des discours critiques et théoriques relatifs à chaque discipline. Depuis la création de la majeure en 2002, on a ainsi assisté à une croissance des convergences des pratiques cinématographiques expérimentales et des œuvres filmiques, ainsi que des difficultés et stratégies liées à la conservation, à l’archivage et à la préservation. Plus que jamais, ce programme hybride est tout indiqué pour former les étudiants dans le contexte élargi des images en mouvement et des institutions, artistes et pratiques d’archivage connexes.

Description du poste
Nous recherchons des candidats ayant une expertise en art des images en mouvement et en culture visuelle. « Art des images en mouvement » est un terme général qui englobe le film expérimental, la vidéo, les installations, le cinéma élargi ainsi que les autres formes d’art numérique – chaque discipline ayant une histoire et un avenir distincts et interreliés. Les candidats qui concentrent leurs recherches sur la conservation, l’archivage et l’historiographie sont les bienvenus. La préférence sera accordée à ceux et celles qui se penchent en particulier sur toute forme d’art des images en mouvement et de culture visuelle, et démontrent une expertise dans les médias canadiens, québécois ou autochtones avec un programme de recherche axé sur l’un ou plusieurs de ces domaines.

Responsabilités
La personne retenue sera affiliée à un département principal, déterminé en fonction de son champ d’expertise. Comme elle sera appelée à donner des cours de tronc commun tant en histoire de l’art qu’en études cinématographiques, elle devra cependant faire preuve d’aisance dans les deux disciplines. Elle participera par ailleurs à la gestion du programme de B. Bx-arts en histoire de l’art et en études cinématographiques, notamment en révisant le curriculum, en coordonnant le calendrier et en encadrant les étudiants. À ce titre, elle saura démontrer l’importance de la recherche et de la pédagogie collaboratives et interdisciplinaires en histoire de l’art et en études cinématographiques pour le succès continu du programme. Elle devra en outre superviser des étudiants des cycles supérieurs dans l’une ou l’autre des disciplines, ou les deux; siéger à des comités de supervision des cycles supérieurs; participer activement à la régie du programme et du département; exécuter des tâches administratives; et prendre part à des travaux de comités départementaux et facultaires. Seront considérées comme des atouts les activités antérieures ayant permis au candidat d’affirmer ses qualités de chef, de participer à des comités et de démontrer son attachement au pluralisme.

Qualifications
Le candidat doit être titulaire d’un Ph. D. en histoire de l’art, en études cinématographiques ou dans un domaine connexe; posséder une expérience considérable de l’enseignement universitaire; montrer qu’il est activement engagé dans un programme de recherche; posséder un bon dossier de publications; afficher un excellent profil d’enseignement et de recherche dans l’art des images en mouvement canadien, québécois et autochtone; et, de préférence, faire état de connaissances additionnelles en conservation et en archivage. Bien que les cours se donnent en anglais, une connaissance élémentaire du français constitue un atout important.

Exigences et date limite
Le dossier de candidature doit être transmis par voie électronique à arth.film@concordia.ca au plus tard le 1er novembre 2017. Pour poser votre candidature, veuillez nous faire parvenir les documents suivants : lettre de présentation; curriculum vitæ; énoncé de vos champs d’intérêt et de votre philosophie d’enseignement; preuve de vos aptitudes en enseignement – plans de cours, exemples d’œuvres et de travaux d’étudiants et évaluations à l’appui; énoncé de votre philosophie de recherche explicitant votre plan de recherche à venir; exemples détaillés de travaux en cours ou accomplis; un exemple de travail d’érudition publié (article évalué par un comité de lecture); nom et coordonnées de trois répondants. Si votre candidature est retenue, vous devrez présenter une preuve d’obtention de diplôme terminal. Le département se verra dans l’obligation de rejeter les candidatures incomplètes.

Toute question concernant le poste peut être transmise par courriel à l’adresse arth.film@concordia.ca, à l’attention de : Elaine Paterson (Ph. D.), directrice du Département d’histoire de l’art, et Catherine Russell, directrice de l’École de cinéma Mel-Hoppenheim

Pour découvrir l’environnement de travail à l’Université :
http://www.concordia.ca/hr/jobs.html
Faculté des beaux-arts : http://www.concordia.ca/finearts.html
Département d’histoire de l’art : http://www.concordia.ca/finearts/art-history.html
École de cinéma Mel-Hoppenheim : http://www.concordia.ca/finearts/cinema.html

L’entrée en fonction est prévue pour le 1er août 2018, normalement au poste de professeur adjoint, sous réserve des autorisations budgétaires requises. Une affectation à un échelon supérieur pourrait être envisagée. L’examen des candidatures débute immédiatement et se poursuivra jusqu’à ce que le poste soit pourvu.

Toutes les personnes qualifiées sont encouragées à poser leur candidature pour ce poste. Cependant, la priorité sera accordée aux Canadiens et aux résidents permanents. L’Université Concordia souscrit pleinement au principe de l’équité en matière d’emploi au sein de sa communauté et s’attache à recruter un corps professoral et un personnel diversifiés. Nous encourageons toutes les personnes qualifiées à présenter leur candidature, y compris les femmes, les membres des minorités visibles et des minorités sexuelles, les autochtones, les personnes handicapées ainsi que les autres personnes pouvant contribuer à la diversité de l’Université.