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Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Student Essay Prize

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All current students are invited to submit an essay written as part of their graduate studies as application for the 2019 Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Student Essay Prize. The recipient will be announced during the FSAC Annual General Meeting during the online annual conference that will be held June 1st through June 3rd 2021.

The selected essay will demonstrate maturity and sophistication of argument, be a clear and direct engagement with the discipline of Film Studies (broadly defined), be provocative and stimulating and have the potential for publication. 

Eligibility:

  • Students must be registered in a graduate program for at least one semester in the school year prior to the deadline.
  • If the paper has more than one author, all authors must be registered graduate students and members of the association.
  • Papers submitted for review to a scholarly journal (even if not yet accepted) are not eligible.
  • Papers are submitted by the author(s), not a supervisor or faculty advisor.
  • Students must be fully paid members of FSAC at the time that they submit their paper for consideration. Previous winners may not submit entries. 
  • Essays resulting from research conducted under the Gerald Pratley Award may not be submitted, but Pratley winners may submit essays on other topics.

Application process:

Papers are evaluated by a blind-review process.

  • Do not include any identifying information of authorship or home institution in the body of the paper.
  • Submit by email as MSWord attachment
  • Place identifying contact information (author name(s), institution, contact information and essay title) in the body of the email.
  • Attach the paper with the title at the top of the first page.
  • Double-space and number your pages.
  • Essays should fall between 5000 and 7500 words in length.

 

A committee of executive members of the association, including a graduate student representative, will select the recipient.

The president will receive and distribute the applicants but will not participate in adjudication.

Send applications to: Louis-Paul Willis (louis-paul.willis@uqat.ca)

Deadline: May 15th, 2021

The selected paper is expected to be revised and submitted for publication consideration with the Canadian Journal of Film Studies. Feedback from the journal reviewers is a major benefit of this award.

  

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Prix de l’essai étudiant de l’Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques

Les étudiants et les étudiantes présentement inscrit(e)s dans un programme d’études supérieures sont invité(e)s à soumettre un texte critique réalisé dans le cadre de leurs études de 2e et 3e cycle pour le prix du meilleur essai critique de l’Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques. Le gagnant ou la gagnante sera annoncé(e) lors de l’assemblée générale de l’association dans le cadre de la conférence annuelle qui se déroulera en ligne, du 1er au 3 juin 2021.

Le texte primé devra démontrer une maturité et une sophistication critique, offrir clairement et directement une contribution à la discipline des études cinématographiques (au sens large), se distinguer par son originalité, se pertinence et son potentiel de publication.

Éligibilité :

  • Les étudiant(e)s doivent être inscrit(e)s dans un programme de 2e ou 3e cycle depuis au moins un semestre dans l’année académique qui précède l’échéance; 
  • Si le texte à plus d’un auteur, tous les auteurs doivent être étudiant(e)s et membres de l’association;
  • Les articles déjà soumis à des revues scientifiques (et même s’ils n’ont pas encore été acceptés) ne sont pas éligibles ;
  • Les articles doivent être soumis par le candidat ou la candidate, et non par le directeur ou la directrice de recherche ou le ou la responsable de l’unité académique; 
  • Les étudiant(e)s doivent être membres de l’association au moment de soumettre leurs textes au comité. Les gagnant(e)s des années précédentes ne sont pas admis(es);
  • Les textes découlant de recherches réalisées dans le cadre du Prix Gerald Pratley ne sont pas admis, bien que des récipiendaires du prix Pratley peuvent soumettre des textes, mais ceux-ci devront porter sur un autre sujet. 

 

Démarche à suivre :

Les articles sont évalués à l’aveugle par un comité de pairs. 

  • Ne pas inclure des informations d’identification, ni le nom de votre institution dans le corps du texte;
  • Le texte doit être joint à un courriel, en format MSWord;
  • Le titre doit apparaître au haut de la première page du texte;
  • Le texte doit être à double interligne et paginé;
  • Les essais doivent compter entre 5000 et 7500 mots.

  

Un comité formé par des membres de l’exécutif de l’association, comprenant le représentant étudiant, sélectionnera le gagnant ou la gagnante.

Le président recevra et distribuera les candidatures mais ne participera pas au processus d’évaluation.

Envoyez vos soumissions à : Louis-Paul Willis (louis-paul.willis@uqat.ca)

Date limite : 15 mai 2021

Il est attendu que le texte sélectionné soit révisé et soumis pour publication à la Revue canadienne d’études cinématographiques. Les retours des évaluateurs de la revue forme un des bénéfices de ce prix.

 

Canadian Journal of Film Studies – Call for Papers

Special Issue: 16mm and Canadian Film

 

This history of Canadian Cinema is impossible to disentangle from the specific dynamics of the cameras, films, projectors and institutions that constitute the shifting dynamics of what we often just call “16.” Standardized in 1923, this smaller, non-flammable, portable apparatus became the global backbone of a vast range of film practices: amateur, experimental, military, industrial, educational, governmental, religious.  As a distribution and performance platform, 16mm films and projectors normalized the place of film in Canadian classrooms, government offices, civic organizations and factories as early as the 1930s, fundamentally shaping how the nation, and its conflicts, would sound and appear thereafter. As a technology of making, 16mm transformed amateur, art/experimental, community, and televisual practices for decades. We invite papers that consider the specifically Canadian legacies of 16mm film, understood capaciously as a family of technologies, practices, institutions, filmmakers, programmers, viewers, and films. Topics may include distribution circuits and film libraries, amateur, educational and industrial films; the legacy of 16mm in direct cinema and the NFB/ONF;  the role of 16mm in expanded cinema and experimental forms; its role in Canadian television; practices of the military and government; LGBTQ2+ filmmaking, activism, viewing cultures; 16mm and colonial/settler-colonial/anti-colonialism/anti-racism; and 16mm’s rich image archive as materials for reconceptualizing the past, present and future. Essays on 16mm as found footage, raw material or hand-processed art are also welcome.

 

In order to accommodate as many kinds of contributions as possible, we are open to essays of varied length and approach. Proposals should be approximately 300 words, indicate anticipated length, include a short bio and should be submitted no later than May 15th, 2021. Contributors will be notified by June 1, 2021 and articles will be due November 30th, 2021.  We aim to have this issue out as part of the mounting interest in the 100th anniversary of the 16mm standard.

 

Send to issue Co-editors:

 

Liz Czach (liz.czach@ualberta.ca)

Associate Professor,  English and Film Studies, University of Alberta

 

Haidee Wasson (haidee.wasson@concordia.ca)

Professor, Film and Media Studies, Concordia University, Montreal

 

CfP: Science and the Moving Image: Histories of Intermediality 

Location: Online (Zoom)

Date: November 2nd and 3rd PM (UK time), 2021

 

Since the advent of film in the late nineteenth century, moving images have been integral to making and communicating science. A rich interdisciplinary literature has examined such representations of science in the cinema and on television and investigated how scientists have used moving images to conduct research and communicate knowledge. Responding to growing interest in science and the moving image, this online workshop uses the concept of ‘intermediality’ as a starting point to discuss new approaches and methodologies. Intermediality, coined by media scholars to describe the interplay between different media, magnifies their multiple meanings and heterogenous interrelations. Moving images especially invite intermedial analysis because they are often composed of interrelated visuals, speech, music, and text; film can also be cut into stills for reproduction in newspapers, advertisements, and journals. Intermedial approaches thus allow scholars to assess not only the relationship between scientific practices and media forms, but also the afterlives, circulation, and reception of these media in a richer historical context. With its attention to relations and movement between media, intermediality also expands our understanding of the visual cultures of science, including in parts of the world and among groups that are underrepresented in current scholarship. We particularly invite submissions that use intermediality to engage critically with the scope and limits of science and the moving image.

 

Possible themes might include:

  • Processes of translation between different media, including film, television, radio, and print
  • Intermedial practices and histories of specific scientific disciplines
  • Moving images in science education
  • Transnational and comparative approaches to scientific image-making
  • Time-lapse, frame-by-frame analysis, and other analytical methods as intermedial practices
  • Representations of science in multimedia entertainment industries
  • The relationship between moving images of science and the history of empire and colonization
  • Amateur uses of moving image media, including citizen science
  • The cultural reproduction through scientific images of gender, race, and class. 

 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Tim Boon (Head of Research and Public History, Science Museum Group)

We welcome talks from postgraduate students, early-career researchers and established scholars. We are looking for abstracts (max. 250 words) for 15-20 minute talks, which will be arranged in thematic panels. Submissions should be sent to movingimagescience@gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is June 28th, 2021 and we aim to respond to proposals within four weeks.

This workshop will take place online via Zoom and is hosted by postgraduate members of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

Organised by: Miles Kempton, Max Long, Anin Luo

 
Job posting: LTA – Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media Studies.
Deadline: April 23rd

Position description

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal, is seeking candidates with expertise in LGBTQ+ and feminist approaches to film and media. Applicants must display a strong record of research and teaching across these areas, as well as a commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry. Candidates with experience teaching gender and sexuality as they intersect with issues of race, class, religion, nationality, ethnicity, and disability are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will value principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and integrate these into their research, teaching, and service.

The successful candidate’s teaching assignment will include specialized courses on feminist and LGBTQ+ topics, alongside more general Film Studies classes. These courses will contribute to the FMST BFA degree as well as the new and growing BA Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, housed in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will normally be expected to teach up to six undergraduate lecture courses in Sexuality and Representation, Queer Cinema, Women and Film, and Approaches to Film Studies, and up to seven courses (21 credits) per annum if reappointed. Other responsibilities may include some committee and administrative work.

Qualifications and assets

Applicants should hold a PhD in Film, Media, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline(s), and have teaching experience at the university level that demonstrates commitment to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Applicants should also demonstrate success with teaching topics that reflect the current state of the field in gender and sexuality studies. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a successful scholarly record in gender and sexuality studies, and with abilities in a range of approaches to the field. Prior experience indicating academic or community service with the same commitment to diversity and inclusivity will be a recognized strength. Although classes are taught in English, a foundation in French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted electronically to filmstudies.cinema@concordia.ca on or before April 23, 2021. Submissions must clearly identify the job title (Limited Term Appointment in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media) and position code (21_LTA_CINE_M2), and include 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. All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Joshua Neves, Department Hiring Committee Chair, joshua.neves@concordia.ca. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin soon after the position has closed, but will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The department regrets that it cannot consider incomplete applications.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building an equitable and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of diversity in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

 

100 Years of 16mm – Call for Papers

With its devices and materials largely consigned to archives, storage closets, and junk shops, it is easy to forget that 16mm was – for over 50 years – a major global media infrastructure. Considered an ascendant technological platform from the 1920s onward, 16mm was a suite of hardware and software that rapidly wended its way into the operations of government, industry, business, military, schools, museums, and homes. Sold as an amateur’s delight, a mighty military tool of operations, a miraculous business solution and a community organizing device, it transformed realms large and small, public and private, local and global. By mid-century, millions of 16mm cameras and projectors had launched countless new audio-visual forms and created everyday interfaces that reshaped how and what people would see and hear. New kinds of content arose, which appeared in remote as well as common places. Audiences morphed; They could be as small as one but as big as the formal and informal networks that grew to connect them.  Colonialist, imperialist, nationalist, and multi-nationalist institutions arose using this non-flammable, highly portable film format. Artists and activists also engaged these small affordable media machines establishing other, and sometimes, counter-pathways. Standardized in 1923, 16mm technologies, institutions, and practices constituted a primary and dominant media substrate for more than half a century, enabling a vast arena of film and media activity.

 

It’s time for a more fulsome assessment of its legacies.

 

This IN FOCUS  (Journal of Cinema and Media Studies) invites proposals for essays addressing the crucial, generative, and transformative history of 16mm film as a tool of making, storing, preserving, distributing, and showing moving images and sounds.  For almost 100 years, this uniquely important film format has upended and reshaped a vast realm of creative, political, governmental, sexual, educational, recreational, informational, and experimental activity. This dossier begins a conversation about its histories and impact, working to catalyze a fuller understanding of this particular moving image/sound infrastructure and the many practices and expressive forms it enabled.  Mapping its lasting, diverse and global impacts will be a priority of this IN FOCUS feature. Contributions may take the form of case studies or surveys, conceptual explorations, formal/artistic examinations, or institutional and technological studies.

 

Please share a brief 150-word abstract or statement of interest by March 31, 2021.

 

Send to: Haidee Wasson (haidee.wasson@concordia.ca)

Professor, Film and Media Studies, Concordia University, Montreal

 

Final Essays: 2500 words; due January 1, 2022

 

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The Department of Communication, Media and Film in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course in Spring 2021. 
Unless otherwise stated, Spring 2021 classes run from May 05 to June 17 (June 21-23 Spring session final exams) the term ends on June 25.
 
Please note: The Spring term will be delivered via remote instruction (using zoom or another online platform).

Definitions of synchronous and asynchronous:

Synchronous: Online/remote learning for which students are required to be online at specific time(s).  All GFC hours will have scheduled meet time(s).

Asynchronous: Online/remote learning for which students are not required to be online at specific time(s). GFC hours are guidelines for developing course content, but not scheduling.

Normally, preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrated expertise in the subject area. 

Spring 2021 Session:

Film Studies 301: Topic in National Cinema

FILM 301: Lec. 01, Mon/Wed, 9:00-10:50; Lab. 01, Mon/Wed, 11:00-13:45 (both lecture and lab have been scheduled as a synchronous offering) 

Along with their application, applicants are invited to submit two or more topics that they would be interested in teaching. Topics will be chosen from the applications received. Topics with a focus on cinemas from Asia, Africa, the Middle East or Latin America are especially encouraged.

Generic Course Description: Topics will explore various aspects of, or historical moments in, a particular nation’s cinematic culture. Topics might include Quebecois cinema, current British cinema, German cinema Between the Wars, Canadian cinema, the History of Chinese cinema, etc.


Please submit your application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. The four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

• Cover letter
• Current CV
• Three academic reference letters (if not already on file)
• Course names and descriptions of courses you have taught 

**Doctoral students who have passed their candidacy exams 30 days before the course begins are eligible to apply. Please indicate in your letter of application the anticipated dates for completion of the candidacy exams. 

For course descriptions, please refer to the University Calendar.

Please note that this course is tentative, pending sufficient enrollments.

For salary information, please refer to TUCFA’s Collective Agreement, Schedule B. As per the Collective Agreement, the Department of Communication Media and Film adheres to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments.

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
 

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 
MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Hybrid Media Publication Platforms
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Archive/Counter-Archive and Public Journal are pleased to announce a competition for a two-year MITACS Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship position hosted by York University and Public Access Journal of interdisciplinary art.

Please share widely with your networks.
 

TIMELINE: Expected to begin June 1st, 2021
LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario Canada
SUPPORT: $45,000.00, office space at York University, use of a computer, and full access to York University Library

APPLY BY FRIDAY MARCH 19, 5PM EST – full details: counterarchive.ca  + see attached PDF

Candidates must have defended their dissertation by May 1st 2021.  (This is a firm deadline)

The successful candidate is expected to focus on research into emerging hybrid media publication platforms that integrate print and online media in creative, engaging and critical ways. A focus on Knowledge Mobilization for Archive/Counter-Archive’s case studies, working group outputs and artist residencies will be the primary means for testing content through diverse social media platforms and interfaces. Research outcomes will directly inform the future publishing practices of Public as the journal evolves with online readership and engagement.

We invite applications from, in particular, interdisciplinary scholars who have earned a doctorate in communications, media studies, archival or information studies, digital media, or art history, and have expertise in such fields such as creative publishing, online outreach/engagement, communications, and digital media design. The position requires that the candidate has strong skills and experience in research creation, knowledge translation, community arts engagement, and familiarity with social media, video hosting and marketing platforms. An understanding of open-source web content management systems is an asset. Required soft skills include outstanding writing and communication skills, a strong collaborative working style, good time management, and adaptability.

This Post-Doc position will include opportunities to produce publications, participate in conference presentations and directly contribute to content design for Archive/Counter-Archive’s hybrid publications. It is expected that the candidate will divide their time between York University and Public, also housed at York University’s campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Aimée Mitchell at aimee19@yorku.ca

PDF: EN – MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Hybrid Media Publication Platforms

 

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Bourse Postdoctorale MITACS sur les plateformes de publications médiatiques hybrides

Archive/Contre-Archive et le collectif Public Journal sont fiers d’annoncer le concours d’une bourse postdoctorale de MITACS Accélération d’une durée de deux ans, un poste offert par l’Université York et par Public Access Journal sur les arts interdisciplinaires.

Veuillez circuler sur vos réseaux.
 

DATE: Commencement le 1er juin 2021
LIEU: Toronto, Ontario Canada
FINANCEMENT: 45 000$, un espace de bureau à l’Université York, l’utilisation d’un ordinateur et un accès complet aux bibliothèques de l’Université York

Les soumissions doivent être déposées avant le VENDREDI 19 MARS 2021 à 17h00 HNE. Pour plus de détails: counterarchive.ca + consulter le PDF ci-joint.
 
Les candidats·es doivent avoir défendu leur thèse d’ici le 1er mai 2021. (Il s’agit d’un délai ferme)
 
Il est prévu que le travail de recherche du ou de la candidat·e choisi·e se concentre sur les plateformes de publications médiatiques hybrides qui intègrent la publication écrite et numérique de façon créative, intéressante et critique. Une emphase sur La mobilisation du savoir sur les études de cas d’Archive/Contre-Archive et sur les résultats de leur groupe d’étude, ainsi que sur leurs artistes en résidences sera préconisée afin de mettre à l’essai du contenu sur différentes interfaces et plateformes de médias sociaux. Les résultats de recherche informeront directement Public sur les prochaines pratiques de publication à mesure que le journal évolue avec la fidélité du lectorat en ligne.
Nous invitons les chercheurs·euses interdisciplinaires qui détiennent un doctorat en communication, en études médiatiques, archivistique ou de l’information, en média numérique, ou en histoire de l’art, et ceux et celles qui possèdent une expertise dans des champs tels que la publication créative, le rayonnement en ligne, les communications et le design de média numérique. Le ou la candidat·e retenu·e pour le poste doit posséder de fortes compétences et une excellente expérience en recherche-création, dans l’application de connaissances et la transmission du savoir, un engagement dans les arts communautaires, ainsi qu’une familiarité avec les réseaux sociaux et l’hébergement de vidéos et les différentes plateformes de marketing. Une bonne compréhension de la gestion de systèmes de contenus web en code ouvert est un atout. Les compétences personnelles requises incluent une habileté exceptionnelle dans l’écriture et la communication, un style de travail faisant davantage appel à la collaboration, une bonne gestion du temps et une facilité d’adaptation.
Cette opportunité de postdoctorat offrira des possibilités de publications, de participer à des conférences et de contribuer directement à la conception de contenu pour les publications hybrides d’Archive/Contre-Archive. Il est prévu que le ou la candidat·e divisera son temps entre l’Université York et Public, qui est également situé sur le campus de l’Université York.
 
Pour toute question, veuillez contacter Aimée Mitchell: aimee19@yorku.ca

 

Besides the Screen: Geographies, Spaces, and Places Outside the Screen 

University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), June 10-12, 2021

 

Conference Organisers: 

Dr. Virginia Crisp, Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries, King’s College, London (UK)

Dr. Gabriel Menotti, Assistant Professor in the Film & Media Department, Queen’s University (Canada)

Dr. Corey Schultz, Associate Professor in the School of International Communications, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

 

Website: https://besidesthescreen.com 

 

CFP deadline: April 9, 2021 

As a conclusion to the (slightly delayed) Besides the Screen 10th Anniversary programme of events, the 2021 conference builds upon the network’s previous work examining the continuing transformations of audiovisual practice, to investigate the reconfigurations of screen industries, cultures, spaces and places through examining sites of production, infrastructures of circulation, film festivals, film tourism, and city branding. In short, the way place/space intersects with the multiple sites of production, circulation, promotion and consumption surrounding screen (incl. Film/TV, games, interactive arts) industries and cultures. The conference will explore the more established scholarship related to these topics (film festivals, city branding, transnational co-production, film/TV tourism) as well as expanding the conversation to represent the newly established or emerging topics (e-sports, virtual concerts). 

The conference will be a hybrid (physical/virtual) event hosted by the School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (CN), in partnership with King’s College, London (UK) and Queen’s University (CA). As ever with BtSN events, the theme of the conference is deliberately expansive to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives and we welcome scholars emerging and established to submit proposals for papers, video essays, and short films dealing with topics such as: 

  • Sites of production, promotion, and consumption 
  • Infrastructures of circulation  
  • Transnational co-productions 
  • Media festivals and theatrical exhibition  
  • Film festivals 
  • E-sports 
  • Virtual events / concerts 
  • Film tourism 
  • Screen media and city branding 

 

Submission Details: 

 

Paper proposals should be made via the online form on the website –https://besidesthescreen.com – and require the following information: 

  • abstract (under 300 words); 
  • 3-5 keywords; 
  • short biography (150 – 200 words); 
  • your time zone (NB: the conference will take place in Beijing Standard Time and so we will consider time zones when scheduling real-time panel discussions); 
  • whether you would prefer an in-person or pre-recorded presentation (due to current COVID-19 travel restrictions, we strongly anticipate that people from outside China won’t be able to attend in person). 

Video essay and short film submissions (under 20 minutes) should be made via the online form and require the following information:  

  • a link to the film/video essay;  
  • a short summary (under 300 words); 
  • 3-5 keywords; 
  • biography (150 – 200 words).   

If you experience any issues with the submission form please email besidesthescreen@gmail.com with the email header NINGBO21 – Submission issue. Please note, email submissions will not be accepted. 

Deadline – April 9, 2021. We will accept submissions up to midnight in the proposer’s timezone. 

 

The Department of English and Cultural Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus invites applications for a Lecturer in Cultural Studies whose research focuses on intersectionality and media. The successful candidate will be appointed for 12 months. The expected start date is September 1, 2021.

Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track) with the possibility of renewal for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

We seek an individual to teach the following courses in our undergraduate Cultural Studies program in the Winter and Summer terms. The teaching load would be seven courses per year.

Multiple sections of CULT 100 (Media and Popular Cultures in Global Context) per Winter term.  Please refer to the calendar description

CULT 325 (Media and the Politics of Identity) in the first Winter term

One course in summer term – either CULT 100 or CULT 325.
 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Cultural Studies or a cognate field, evidence of an active research profile in media studies, and prior university teaching experience. (ABDs will be considered only with scheduled defense date).  

Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (which might include a teaching portfolio, student evaluations, peer teaching reviews, professional development of teaching, teaching awards and nominations). Candidates must include the names of three references.

Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Michael Treschow, English and Cultural Studies Department Chair, at Michael.treschow@ubc.ca.

Applications must be received no later than March 15, 2021.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.  

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

See this link to apply: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Okanagan-Campus/Lecturer—Cultural-Studies_JR1202-1

 

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Update: February 26, 2021.

The FSAC executive wants to express our unequivocal support of the Black Canadian Studies Association’s (BCSA) withdrawal from Congress 2021 as outlined in their public statements on February 9 and 20th of this year. We are deeply troubled by the Federation’s initial inaction with regards to BCSA’s requests, and want to underscore that, while the Federation has now addressed some of those requests, there remains a critical need for the Federation to continue to demonstrate action and accountability in its relationship to the BCSA and to anti-Black racism and decolonization within its own institution and within academic spaces more broadly.

 

FSAC accepts the analysis and positions taken by the BCSA. Their statements and actions have prompted the FSAC executive in consultation with our Anti-Racism and Decolonization (AR-D) committee to begin a series of thorough, albeit preliminary, discussions about what concrete actions we can take as an association to demonstrate our support of the BCSA at this time and in the years ahead. It has also prompted reflection on how we can enact tangible and lasting efforts at countering anti-Black racism and pushing for greater decolonization within our own association.

 

As a first step, we withdraw from Congress 2021; we will create an alternative, online setting for our 2021 annual conference.

 

At our AGM this year, we will open a discussion about whether or not to continue our affiliation with the Federation and will propose a three-year timeline for discussion and for assessment  of how the Federation puts into action its stated commitments to address anti-Black racism and ensure decolonization in the academy. If the membership wishes, a referendum will be placed before our association in 2023 to determine if we will continue our affiliation with the Federation. We also plan to continue conversations with additional Federation-affiliated associations regarding what kinds of measures can be established in conjunction with one another and welcome any interested parties into that dialogue.

 

Within the next three years FSAC will focus on initiatives that center on creating space for and amplifying the scholarship and film and media work of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) members and will seek to build stronger relations with the larger BIPOC film community in Canada. To this end we will outline a series of actionable items at our upcoming AGM and will put in place accountability mechanisms to review what has been achieved by 2023. These urgent initiatives are currently being imagined and strategized as an open collaboration between our executive and Anti-Racism and Decolonization committee, which was formed this year in response to a notice of motion for developing greater strategies for BIPOC inclusivity in the membership.

 

At this time, the executive and AR-D want to reflect and converse with our membership further on these efforts. This will be a central focus of our work in the coming years. To this end we invite this statement to be shared widely and we welcome those who want to join us in this conversation to please contact Shana MacDonald, FSAC President: president@filmstudies.ca.



Update:
February 26, 2021

 

A follow up note on our withdraw from Congress 2021. FSAC will provide an alternative online venue for our annual conference on the already scheduled dates of June 1-3. It will be free and open to the membership and we welcome full participation by all members and the interested public to attend the conference.

 

The executive is indebted to the guidance and wisdom of Sylvia D. Hamilton, filmmaker, writer and Inglis Professor at the University of King’s College who had been scheduled to give the annual Martin Walsh Lecture in 2020, but it was cancelled due to Covid. We have been in consultation with her over the last several months. Ms. Hamilton has indicated there is a pressing need to take account of scholarship being done on Black and Indigenous filmmaking by scholars and writers from those constituent communities, and to urge further work in this area by members and affiliates of our association. The executive fully agrees and will make this central to our work over the next while. As our invited Martin Walsh lecturer for this year, Ms. Hamilton has deferred her spot with a request that we instead spotlight a dialogue between two emerging Black and Indigenous scholars/writers, or filmmakers to foster a greater sense of community and academic support for such work. We will work with her to develop a different Martin Walsh lecture format for this year in keeping with the aims of the alternative on-line gathering. We want this to be a starting point for conversations at the AGM this year on how to continue offering this type of support for scholarship on Black and Indigenous film on a sustained, on-going level.

 

With the free and open online format, we believe there is an opportunity for advancing significant dialogue across the membership despite our physical distance. We genuinely hope you will participate in one or all of the events, panels, and AGM that will be held during the conference.

 

Please keep an eye out for a full program announcement in April.

 

 


 

Déclaration: Retrait du Congrès 2021 en soutien à la Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA)

Mise à jour du 26 février 2021.
 

L’exécutif de l’ACÉC tient à exprimer son soutien sans équivoque au retrait de la Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA) du Congrès 2021, tel qu’indiqué dans leurs déclarations publiques des 9 et 20 février derniers. Nous sommes profondément troublés par l’inaction initiale de la Fédération en ce qui concerne les demandes de la BCSA et tenons à souligner que, bien que la Fédération ait maintenant répondu à certaines de ces demandes, il demeure un besoin critique pour la Fédération de continuer à faire preuve d’action et de responsabilité dans ses relations à la BCSA et à la lutte contre le racisme anti-Noir et la décolonisation au sein de sa propre institution et dans les espaces académiques plus largement.

 

L’ACÉC accepte l’analyse et les positions adoptées par la BCSA. Leurs déclarations et leurs actions ont incité l’exécutif de l’ACÉC, en consultation avec notre comité d’anti-racisme et décolonisation (AR-D), à entamer une série de discussions approfondies, quoique préliminaires, sur les mesures concrètes que nous pouvons prendre en tant qu’association pour démontrer notre soutien à la BCSA en ce moment et dans les années à venir. Cela a également suscité une réflexion sur la manière dont nous pouvons déployer des efforts tangibles et durables pour lutter contre le racisme anti-Noir et pousser pour une plus grande décolonisation au sein de notre propre association.

 

Dans un premier temps, nous nous retirons du Congrès 2021; nous créerons un cadre alternatif en ligne pour notre conférence annuelle 2021.

 

Lors de notre AGA de cette année, nous ouvrirons une discussion sur l’opportunité de poursuivre ou non notre affiliation avec la Fédération et proposerons un calendrier de trois ans pour la discussion et l’évaluation de la manière dont la Fédération met en œuvre ses engagements déclarés pour lutter le racisme anti-Noirs et assurer la décolonisation dans les sphères universitaires. Si les membres le souhaitent, un référendum sera soumis à notre association en 2023 pour déterminer si nous continuerons notre affiliation avec la Fédération. Nous prévoyons également de poursuivre les discussions avec d’autres associations affiliées à la Fédération concernant les types de mesures qui peuvent être mises en place conjointement et d’accueillir toutes les parties intéressées dans ce dialogue.

 

Au cours des trois prochaines années, l’ACÉC se concentrera sur des initiatives axées sur l’amplification des études et du travail cinématographique et médiatique des Personnes Autochtones, Noir.e.s et De Couleur (PANDC) et cherchera à établir des relations plus solides avec la communauté de cinéma PANDC au Canada. À cette fin, nous présenterons une série d’éléments pouvant donner lieu à une action lors de notre prochaine AGA et mettrons en place des mécanismes de responsabilisation pour examiner ce qui a été accompli d’ici 2023. Ces initiatives urgentes sont actuellement imaginées et élaborées dans le cadre d’une collaboration ouverte entre notre comité exécutif et le comité de lutte contre le racisme et la décolonisation, qui a été formé cette année en réponse à une motion visant à développer de plus grandes stratégies pour l’inclusion PANDC parmi les membres.

 

En ce moment, l’exécutif et l’AR-D veulent réfléchir et converser avec nos membres sur ces efforts. Ce sera un axe central de notre travail dans les années à venir. À cette fin, nous invitons cette déclaration à être largement diffusée et nous souhaitons la bienvenue à ceux qui souhaitent se joindre à nous dans cette conversation à communiquer avec Shana MacDonald, présidente de l’ACÉC: president@filmstudies.ca.

 

 


 
Mise à jour
26 février 2021

 

Un suivi de notre retrait du Congrès 2021. L’ACÉC fournira un autre lieu en ligne pour notre conférence annuelle aux dates déjà prévues du 1er au 3 juin. Il sera gratuit et ouvert aux membres, et nous accueillons la pleine participation de tous les membres et du public intéressé pour assister à la conférence.

 

L’exécutif est redevable envers les conseils et la sagesse de Sylvia D. Hamilton, cinéaste, écrivaine et professeure Inglis à l’Université du King’s College, qui devait donner la conférence annuelle Martin Walsh en 2020, qui a été annulée en raison de Covid. Nous avons été en consultation avec elle au cours des derniers mois. Mme Hamilton a indiqué qu’il y a un besoin pressant de tenir compte des bourses d’études sur la réalisation de films noirs et autochtones par des universitaires et écrivains de ces communautés, et d’exhorter les membres et affiliés de notre association à poursuivre leurs travaux dans ce domaine. L’exécutif est entièrement d’accord et en fera un élément central de notre travail au cours des prochaines années. En tant que conférencier invité Martin Walsh pour cette année, Mme Hamilton a décidé de reporter sa place en nous demandant plutôt de mettre en lumière un dialogue entre deux chercheur(e)s / écrivain(e)s ou cinéastes noirs et autochtones émergent(e)s afin de favoriser un plus grand sens de la communauté et des universitaires en soutien à un tel travail. Nous travaillerons avec elle pour développer un format de conférence Martin Walsh différent pour cette année en accord avec les objectifs de la rencontre alternative en ligne. Nous voulons que ce soit un point de départ pour les conversations à l’AGA de cette année sur la façon de continuer à offrir ce type de soutien pour les bourses d’études sur les films noirs et autochtones à un niveau soutenu et continu.

 

Avec le format en ligne gratuit et ouvert, nous pensons qu’il est possible de faire progresser un dialogue significatif parmi les membres malgré notre distance physique. Nous espérons sincèrement que vous participerez à un ou à tous les événements, panels et AGA qui se tiendront pendant la conférence.

 

Veuillez garder un œil sur l’annonce complète du programme en avril.

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