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The Neutral is excited to announce the call for papers for issue #2 on the theme of  Period. We hope you will distribute this call to graduate students and interested faculty. Please see text below or attached PDF (French translation included). Please email submissions to theneutralcinemajournal@gmail.com by June 30, 2019.

 
The Neutral is a new, peer-reviewed media studies journal based out of the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. The Neutral is committed to a diversity of disciplinary approaches and media objects of study. It is published online at: www.theneutraljournal.com
 
Call for Papers: PERIOD
The Neutral Journal
University of Toronto
Period.
A special issue on Environmental Media and Punctuation.
 
A period is a temporal marker: it designates both the span of a duration and the instant of an end. In physics, a period is the recurrent temporal loop of a wave’s frequency; in history, it represents events artificially bounded by dates for narrative purposes; in gynecology, it is the colloquial expression of menstruation; in grammar, it terminates the sentence. For geologists, a period stretches to the length of a hundred million years and is subdivided into epochs. Hypothetical geologists, working a hundred million years from now, will be able to identify our epoch, now labelled the Anthropocene, thanks to traces left by climate change, extinctions, and radioactive isotopes in the paper-thin sedimentary layer that will represent our era. That the Anthropocene projects geologists into the future, far past the end of the world it simultaneously predicts, demonstrates some of the paradoxical logic bound up in its anthropocentric periodization.
 
The end of the world is unevenly distributed, occurring at different times for different beings and things. For instance, the world has already ended for a species of Hawaiian tree snail, Achatinella apexfulva. The last individual of the species died in captivity at fourteen years of age on New Year’s Day, 2019. On this day both the snail and the species it constituted came to a point, full stop. The extinction of this tree snail can be attributed to the introduction of an invasive species by the invasive species par excellenceHomo sapiens. The end of the world for the tree snail is therefore a part of the anthropogenic extinction event—thought to be, as Elizabeth Kolbert suggests, only the sixth such moment in the history of life on planet Earth.
 
Humanity is not living through the simultaneous, universal doomsday predicted by so many eschatological enthusiasts, but rather the uneven punctuation of species, narratives, epochs, and even islands. Many indigenous and colonized people, for example, are already living in a post-apocalyptic world. Though the Anthropocene is useful for representing the planetary scale of human influence, its imagination of the end is consistent with many human predictions and depictions of a universal apocalypse: namely, it presents “the end” as globally homogenous and simultaneous. We know, however, that western capitalist corporations are overwhelmingly responsible for environmental effects suffered predominantly by marginalized people in the Global South and elsewhere. In Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene Rob Nixon asks, “Doesn’t lumping together under the sign of the human the average twenty-first-century Liberian and the average twenty-first-century American as agents of planetary change risk concealing more than it reveals?” (2018, 8). Though the West imagines an evenly distributed “end,” how might we reconceive the heterogeneity of the period, of “ends”? What can the study of media reveal about our current environmental period?
 
In light of these questions, The Neutral seeks submissions that deal with mediated imaginations of periods—as temporal significations that mark everything from the end of a sentence to the span of geological epochs—with a view to complicating traditional ideas about apocalypse generally, and the Anthropocene specifically.
 
Some potential avenues of investigation include:
  • Our understandings of such broad concepts as “the earth,” “nature,” “climate,” and “media” have become increasingly partisan and increasingly fixed—climate science is truth and the self-made destruction of the human is total and imminent, or climate science is untruth created and promulgated for the purposes of anti-industrial, anti-capitalist fear mongering. How has media worked to industrially, formally, and narratively construct and dismantle the ahistorical, western and anthropocentric teleologies of both of these perspectives?
  • Can attempts to re-articulate the idea of the Anthropocene steer us past some of its pitfalls? Are there merits to some of the proposed alternatives to the Anthropocene—such as: Bernard Stiegler’s Neganthropocene, Donna Haraway’s Chthulucene, and the Capitalocene—or are these geo-logisms just obscene?
  • How might the temporal and non-anthropocentric critiques of media archaeology (Jussi Parikka’s Geology of Media, for example) be brought to bear on the strictures of the geological record? Have historically underserved media forms offered potential avenues of inquiry that suggest signposts around our mediated obsessions with destruction and its immanence?
  • Serialized storytelling presents complications for the rhetorical period and periods in media. Whether the problem of what constitutes an ending of or in a series, the issue of periods of quality or weakness in a series, or the turning of a period into an ellipsis through cliffhangers, easter eggs, or post-credits scenes, the expansion of serialized storytelling in moving image media challenges classical conceptions of narrative structure and cohesion. How might our conceptualizations of seriality and narrative structure need to adapt to this transformation of the period into other rhetorical forms of narrative closure (or lack thereof)?
  • The body as a bearer of time: Surely, any marker of time is bound to chronicle time incompletely. The menstrual period, as a marker of duration and cycle—a stretch of days with monthly returns—is only a fractional account of the indefinite time of ongoing bodily operations. How is time catalogued or uncatalogued in the corporeal realm? In what ways do geological periods become inscribed on the body?  How is the concept of the period, in both marking out and terminating stretches of time, experienced through bodies on screen? How does the body mediate periods for us?

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Please submit completed essays:
  • Between 5,000-7,000 words in length, including endnotes and citations
  • As a word document in Chicago style
  • To theneutralcinemajournal@gmail.com with the subject line “Period Submission”
  • With name and affiliation included in body of email only
  • By June 30th, 2019

 

The Neutral est un nouveau périodique d’études médiatiques évalué par les pairs. Issue de l’Institut d’Études Cinématographiques de l’Université de Toronto, The Neutra se dédie à l’étude d’objets médiatiques divers selon une approche multidisciplinaire. Le journal est publié en ligne au: www.theneutraljournal.com

Pour sa seconde édition, The Neutral sollicite des contributions pour…

Period.
A special issue on Environmental Media and Punctuation

Un point est un marqueur temporel qui désigne à la fois l’étendue d’une durée et l’instant d’une fin. Tout comme la period en anglais, le point est à la fois une portion de l’espace ou du temps déterminée avec précision et considérée abstraitement pour localiser un phénomène, ainsi qu’une portion de l’espace dont toutes les dimensions linéaires sont nulles. Au début du 19 ième siècle, la « période » désigne aussi simultanément la durée plus ou moins longue d’une manifestation physiologique, la fameuse période menstruelle par exemple, ainsi que la durée géologique, ces grandes divisions chronologiques de l’histoire de la terre, ellesmêmes divisées en époques. Cette période géologique permet plus spécifiquement d’imaginer un cadre structurel dans lequel d’hypothétiques géologues, travaillant à un million d’années du présent, seront vraisemblablement en mesure d’identifier notre époque que nous nommons Anthropocène grâce aux traces laissées par les changements climatiques, les extinctions, ainsi que les isotopes radioactifs présents dans les minces couches sédimentaires. Que l’Anthropocène projette ainsi des géologues du futur bien après la fin du monde qu’elle prédit simultanément démontre quelques-unes des approches paradoxales de cette périodisation anthropocentrique.

La fin du monde se déploie de manière inégale, s’organisant déjà autour de diverses êtres et choses. Par exemple, le monde s’est déjà conclu pour l’espèce d’escargot hawaïen Achatinella apexfulva. Le dernier individu de l’espèce est mort en captivité à l’âge de 14 ans au jour de l’an 2019. À ce moment, cet individu et son espèce ont atteint un point mort, une fin. L’extinction de cette espèce d’escargot peut être attribuée à l’introduction d’une espèce envahissante par l’espèce envahissante par excellence. Homo sapiens. La fin du monde pour l’Achatinella apexfulva fait donc partie de l’événement d’extinction anthropogénique – seulement le sixième événement du genre sur la planète Terre selon Elizabeth Kolbert.

L’humanité ne vit pas le jugement dernier simultané et universel prédit par l’argument eschatologique. Elle fait plutôt face à une extinction ponctuelle et inégale des espèces, des narratives, des époques et même des îles. Par exemple, plusieurs peuples autochtones et colonisés vivent déjà dans un monde post-apocalyptique. Bien que l’Anthropocène soit un outil utile pour représenter la dimension planétaire de l’influence humaine, sa caractérisation de la fin participe d’une tendance humaine à prédire et caractériser une apocalypse universelle : on y présente une « fin » globalement homogène et simultanée. Nous savons par contre que les compagnies occidentales sont largement responsables des effets environnementaux dont souffrent majoritairement les populations marginalisées du Sud et d’ailleurs. Dans son livre Future Remains : A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene Rob Nixon demande : « Doesn’t lumping together under the sign of the human the average twenty-first-century Liberian and the average twenty-first-century American as agents of planetary change risk concealing more than it reveals? » (2018, 8). Bien que l’occident imagine une distribution simultanée de la “fin”, comment pourrions-nous faire le point et reconsidérer l’hétérogénéité de la période, des « fins »? Qu’est-ce que les études médiatiques peuvent nous révéler sur la présente période environnementale?

À la lueur de ces questionnements, The Neutral lance un appel pour des propositions d’article traitant de l’imagination médiatisée des périodes, ces points de repère qui forment des abstractions spatio-temporelles et marquent autant la fin d’une phrase que l’étendue d’une période géologique. Le numéro a pour objectif de compliquer nos idées traditionnelles du concept de période en général, et des périodes qui traitent de la fin de manière plus spécifique, de l’apocalypse à l’Anthropocène.

Voici quelques exemples d’approches potentielles :

  • Notre compréhension de sujets aussi vastes que « la terre », « la nature », « le climat », ainsi que la « médiatisation » se situe de plus en plus à l’intérieur d’une partisanerie rigide : d’un côté la science du climat est la vérité et la destruction humaine est totale et imminente; de l’autre la science du climat est une contrevérité véhiculée à des fins anti-industrielles et anticapitalistes. Comment la médiatisation a-t-elle pu construire et démantelé de manière industrielle, formelle et narrative les téléologies anhistoriques, occidentales et anthropocentriques de ces deux perspectives?
  • Est-ce que les efforts de redéfinition de l’Anthropocène nous aident vraiment à contrecarrer ses principales pierres d’achoppement? Est-ce qu’un bienfondé réside dans les propositions alternatives à l’Anthropocène qu’on retrouve chez Bernard Stiegler (Néganthropocène), Donna Haraway (Chtulucene) et Jason Moore (Capitalocene), ou est-ce que ces positions ne sont que des géo-logismes obscènes?
  • Comment les critiques temporelles et non anthropocentriques de l’archéologie des médias (Geology of Media de Jussi Parikka, par exemple) peuvent-elles nous aider à entrevoir les critiques de la périodisation géologique? Nos formes médiatiques historiquement asservies nous offrent-elles d’intéressantes avenues d’interrogation en tant que catalyseur de nos obsessions à l’égard de la médiatisation de la destruction et de son immanence?
  • La narration sérialisée complique à la fois la présente rhétorique de la période narrative ainsi que la périodisation générale des époques médiatiques. Qu’on se concentre sur ce qui représente la fin dans une série ou la fin d’une série; sur la problématique des périodes de qualités ou de faiblesses d’une série; ou sur la transformation de la période d’une série en ellipse à travers les procédés de cliffhanger, easter eggs, et de scènes cachées, l’importance de la narration sérialisée dans les médias audiovisuels vient déstabiliser nos conceptions narratives traditionnelles reliées aux principes de structure et de cohésion. De quelle manière nos conceptions de sérialité et de structure narrative devront-elles s’adapter à cette transformation de la période en de nouvelles formes rhétoriques de dénouement (ou d’absence de dénouement) narratif?
  • Le corps comme ancrage temporel : bien évidemment, n’importe quel marqueur temporel est destiné à échouer une tâche de représentation complète. La période menstruelle, en tant que marqueur d’une durée et d’un cycle – une étendue de jours à l’intérieur d’une répétition mensuelle – n’est que le compte-rendu fractionnel du temps indéfini des opérations corporelles continuelles. Comment cataloguons-nous le temps, ou comment renions-nous ce catalogage du temps, dans le domaine corporel? De quelle manière les périodes géologiques s’inscrivent-elles sur le corps? Comment les concepts de la période et du point (punctum) en tant que marqueurs de l’étendue d’une durée et de l’instant d’une fin sont-ils éprouvés par des corps à l’écran? Comment est-ce que le corps médiatise des périodes pour nous?

Veuillez s’il-vous-plaît soumettre des articles complets

  • entre 5000 et 7000 mots, incluant citations et notes de bas de page;
  • dans un format word, au format bibliographique Chicago;
  • à notre theneutralcinemajournal@gmail.com avec l’objet « Period submission »;
  • avec votre nom et affiliation inclus dans le corps de votre courriel seulement;
  • d’ici le 30ème Juin, 2019.
 

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Deadline for submission is April 30, 2018.

Call for Submissions: “Animating LGBTQ+ Representations: Queering the Production of Movement”

Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

At the heart of animation is movement, and the expression of movement is negotiated differently across media. How then do LGBTQ+ communities reappropriate the specificities of animation, comics, videogames, and other forms of visual representations that rely on putting bodies into motion? How does animation support the emergence of social and political movements from within, between, and outside media production spaces? Since 2010, studies of LGBTQ+ representation in animation have steadily increased in number. From queer readings (Halberstram 2011), to media histories (McLelland, Nagaike, Suganuma, Welker 2015), to queer media makers (such as bisexual, non-binary creator Rebecca Sugar and other queer animators like Noelle Stevenson and Chris Nee), animation production has become a vital site for the study, performance, and persistence of queer media practices. Although much conversation has been devoted to queer readings of texts in transmedia movements, the people, circuits, and institutions of queer animated media production have attracted significantly less attention.  

By focusing on the “politics of movement,” we intend to grasp the convergence of 1) common techniques of animation in and across multiple media platforms, 2) means of mobile image production both amateur and industrial, and 3) social agendas in queer communities using the motion of images to negotiate their representation and place in society. While this issue will brush up against the various transmedia (narrative-based, Jenkins, 2008), media mix (image-based, Steinberg, 2012) and cross-media (toy-based, Nogami, 2015) models and their cultural geographies across the globe, our central aim here is to expand the knowledge and visibility of LGBTQ+ sociopolitical projects evolving conjointly with the creation and circulation of animated images. Producing movement in, across, and outside of media extends the synchronization of images to networks of commodities, territories, and peoples. Although an important amount of scholarship tends to address this question as the “queering of texts,” we seek another point of view coming directly from the creation of moving images itself. Such production practices are also imbricated in and respond to geo-political and cultural contexts. How then does the movement in between frames, vignettes, illustrations, and memes (to name a few examples) initiate social action (be it just to produce pornography for marginalized communities or to create conventions for amateur artists and publics to meet)? 

This issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies will focus on queer media practices and the politics of movement. When animating LGBTQ+ images, media creators are also mobilizing queer practices, communities, and identities. Therefore, we are particularly interested in analyses and testimonies that examine sites of queer media production and their animation techniques, strategies, and practices. We encourage contributions that examine the interactions of animation within media related to animation, such as comics and videogames, as forms of queer movement often overflow and interact throughout multiple media platforms (Hemmann, 2015). We also invite submissions of artwork either from queer-identifying artists and practitioners, or pieces that explore queer movement, embodiment, and existence. Interviews, manifestos, essays, and other forms of writing on animated movement in queer media making are warmly welcome, as are multimedia contributions. 

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The industrial or amateur structures of LGBTQ+ images production
  • Movement in LGBTQ+ pornography and erotika
  • Queer movement in comics, visual novels, videogames, etc. 
  • The strategies and places of queered images (“Queer” Media mix, Marketing, Festivals, and Conventions)
  • Animated media production of the Global South (such as Brazilian Netflix show Super Drags)
  • Distribution networks for LGBTQ+ animated series (TV, platforms, VOD)
  • LGBTQ+ representations in animated media emerging from manga including both more mainstream (Boy’s Love, Yuri) and subcultural (so-called Bara or Gachimuchi) productions
  • Local LGBTQ+ communities and their struggles expressed through moving images
  • Queer movement across comics and animation
  • Decolonizing sexualities
  • Cosplay as queer (re)animation

 We use a broad interpretation of LGBTQ+ identity, including Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Trans*, Queer/Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Agender, Asexual, Pansexual, Genderqueer, Genderfluid, Non-binary, X-gender, Genderfuck, etc.

Essays submitted for peer review should be approximately 5,500-7,500 words and must conform to the Chicago author-date style (17th ed.). All images must be accompanied by photo credits and captions.

We also warmly invite submissions to the review section, including conference or exhibition reports, film festival reports, and interviews related to the aforementioned topics. All non-peer review articles should be a maximum of 2,500 words and include a bibliography following Chicago author-date style (17th ed.).

Multimedia works such as digital video, gifs, still images, or more (surprise us!) are also welcome. Works under 8MB may by hosted directly on the Synoptique site; anything larger must be uploaded to an external site (Youtube, Vimeo, etc). Please contact the Synoptique Board for more information on the procedures to submit artworks.

All submissions may be written in either French or English.

Please submit completed essays or reports to the Editorial Collective (editor.synoptique@gmail.com) issue guest editors, Kevin J. Cooley (kevin.cooley@ufl.edu), Edmond (Edo) Ernest dit Alban (ernestedo@gmail.com), and Jacqueline Ristola (jacqueline.ristola@gmail.com), by April 30. We will send notifications of acceptance by June 30.    

Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

www.synoptique.ca


Appel à contributions: Animer les représentations LGBTQ+ :
La production du mouvement sous une optique queer

Numéro spécial de Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

Au coeur de l’animation se trouve le mouvement, et l’expression du mouvement est traitée différemment à travers les médias. Ainsi, de quelles façons les communautés LGBTQ+ peuvent-elles se réapproprier les spécificités de l’animation, des bandes dessinées, des jeux vidéo, et d’autres formes de représentations visuelles se formant autour du corps en mouvement? Comment l’animation peut- elle supporter l’émergence des mouvements sociaux et politiques depuis l’intérieur et l’extérieur des espaces de productions médiatiques, ou entre ceux-ci? Depuis 2010, les études sur les représentations LGBTQ+ n’ont cessé de croître en nombre. Des lectures queer (Halberstram 2011), à l’histoire des médias (McLelland, Nagaike, Suganuma, Welker, 2015), aux créateur.rice.s de média queer (comme l’artiste bisexuel.le et non-binaire Rebecca Sugar, et autres animateur.rice.s queer tels Noelle Stevenson et Chris Nee), le domaine de la production d’animation est devenu un élément vital pour l’étude, la performance, et la persistance des pratiques médiatiques queer. Bien que les lectures queer de textes portant sur les mouvements transmédiatiques aient reçu une bonne part d’attention, celles consacrées aux personnes, aux circuits, et aux institutions d’animations médiatiques queer sont bien moindres.

En se concentrant sur la « politique du mouvement », notre intention est de cerner la convergence entre 1) les techniques d’animation communes à plusieurs plateformes médiatiques, 2) les moyens de production d’images mobiles, amateurs et industriels, et 3) les agendas sociaux des communautés queer faisant usage du mouvement de l’image afin de négocier leur place et leur représentation dans la société. Ce numéro touchera brièvement aux différents modèles tel le transmédia (fondé sur la narration, Jenkins, 2008), le média mix (fondé sur l’image, Steinberg, 2012), et le cross-media (foné sur les jouets, Nogami, 2015), ainsi que leurs géographies culturelles à travers le monde. Cependant, notre objectif principal est d’approfondir les connaissances et la visibilité des projets sociopolitiques LBTQ+ impliquant conjointement la création et la circulation des images animées. La production de mouvement de l’intérieur, à travers, et à l’extérieur des médias étend la synchronisation d’images aux réseaux de commodités, de territoires, et de personnes. Habituellement, une importante part des ressources académiques adresse ces questions sous l’angle de queering the texts; nous cherchons un autre point de vue venant directement de la création des images elle-même. Avec cela en tête, comment les mouvements entre les plans, les vignettes, les illustrations, et les memes, pour en citer quelques-uns, incitent-ils à une action sociale (pensons à la production pornographique pour les communautés marginalisées, ou à la création de conventions pour que les artistes amateur.rice.s et le public puissent se rencontrer)?

Ce numéro de Synoptique : An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies se concentrera sur les pratiques médiatiques queer et la politique du mouvement. En animant des images LGBTQ+, les créateur.rice.s de média mobilisent également des pratiques, des communautés et des identités queer. Nous sommes donc particulièrement intéressés aux analyses et témoignages portant sur la production de média queer, ainsi que leurs stratégies, techniques, et pratiques d’animation. Nous encourageons les contributions examinant les interactions de l’animation dans les médias reliées à l’animation, telles les bandes dessinées et les jeux vidéos, étant donné que les mouvements queer se déploient fréquemment à travers plusieurs plateformes médiatiques (Hemmann, 2015). Nous invitions également les contributions d’œuvres artistiques provenant d’artistes queer, tout comme des œuvres portant sur le mouvement et l’existence queer. D’autres formes d’écritures en lien avec le mouvement animé à travers les médias queer sont bienvenues, tels l’entrevue, le manifeste, l’essai, ou encore les contributions multimédias.

Les sujets peuvent explorer, entres autres, les pistes suivantes :

  • Les structures professionnelles ou amateur.rice.s dans la production d’imagerie LGBTQ+
  • Le mouvement dans la pornographie et l’érotisme LGBTQ+
  • Le mouvement queer dans les bandes dessinées, romans graphiques, jeux vidéos, etc.
  • Les stratégies et la place des images queered (‘’Queer’’ média mix, commercialisation, festivals et
    conventions)
  • La production de média animé dans les Pays du Sud (telle la série Netflix brésilienne Super Drags)
  • Les plateformes de distribution pour les séries animées LGBTQ+ (télévision, internet, vidéo sur
    demande)
  • Les représentations LGBTQ+ dans les médias animés émergents du manga populaire (Boys’s Love,
    Yuri), au manga en marge (dénommé Bara or Gachimuchi)
  • Les communautés LGBTQ+ locales et leurs luttes mises en scènes à travers les images en
    mouvement
  • Le mouvement queer à travers les bandes dessinées et l’animation
  • Le cosplay en tant que (ré)animation queer

Nous utilisons une interprétation vaste de l’identité LGBTQ+, incluant l’identité lesbienne, bisexuelle, gay, trans*, queer/en questionnement, bispirituelle, intersexe, agender, pansexuelle, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binaire, x-gender, genderfuck, etc.

Les soumissions pour la section avec comité de lecture doivent faire entre 5500 et 7500 mots et suivre les directives du Chicago Manual of Style (17e édition). Les images doivent être accompagnées d’une légende et de crédits photographiques. Nous accueillons également chaudement critiques et comptes rendus de conférences, festivals et expositions, et entrevues liées aux thèmes susdits. Les articles sans comité de lecture doivent faire au maximum 2500 mots, et inclure une bibliographie suivant les directives du Chicago Manual of Style (17e édition). Les éléments multimédias comme les vidéos, gifs, images ou autres (surprenez-nous!) sont aussi chaudement accueillis. Les éléments en deçà de 8MB peuvent être hébergés directement sur le site de Synoptique, tandis que ceux au-dessus de ce chiffre doivent être téléchargés sur un site externe (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.) Veuillez contacter l’équipe de Synoptique pour plus d’informations en regard aux procédures relatives aux soumissions d’œuvres artistiques.

Les contributions rédigées en français et en anglais sont acceptées.

Les articles et essais doivent être soumis au comité éditorial (editor.synoptique@gmail.com) par email aux rédacteurs invités, Kevin J. Cooley (kevin.cooley@ufl.edu), Edmond (Edo) Ernest dit Alban (ernestedo@gmail.com), et Jacqueline Ristola (jacqueline.ristola@gmail.com) avant le 30 avril. Nous vous informerons de notre décision avant le 30 juin.

 

-CALL FOR PROPOSALS-

“A” is for Amateur
An Northeast Historic Film and Center for Home Movies Collaboration
July 18-20, 2019                                                                              

 20th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

  Bucksport, Maine, USA
Proposals Due: March 18, 2019

-Seeking presentation proposals from archivists, collectors and academics-

Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NHF Summer Symposium!

2019 marks 20 years for our little gathering.  And we are celebrating by collaborating with our friends with the Center for Home Movies.

2019 is also the centennial of the birth of the late Robbins Barstow of Wethersfield, Connecticut. Robbins was an amateur filmmaker for seven decades and his “Disneyland Dream” was named to the National Film Registry. Robbins presented his 1936 film “Tarzan and the Rocky Gorge” at the 2005 Summer Symposium. 

NHF is built on its commitment to amateur and small gauge film.  And this year, we dig deep into our roots.  Though we will be celebrating the work of, Robbins Barstow, an acknowledged Northeast amateur-auteur, our idea for this program is far from regionally specific.  We want amateur movies, travel films, home movies, video, and small gauge work from anywhere and everywhere!  And we want to hear your ideas about this material.  Your own family films?  Sure.  Oddities hiding in plain sight in your collections? By all means!  Our aim is to consider a variety of perspectives on a category of moving images that is delightfully difficult to pin down.

Twenty-first century regional moving image archives discover and collect increasingly diverse audiovisual artifacts that represent increasingly diverse media-making populations. We seek to bring together archivists, collectors, scholars, and practitioners involved with regional AV archives—and regional AV collections within a general archives—to consider this topic from a range of positions. THIS IS NOT MERELY A CONCEPTUAL, ACADEMICALLY-FOCUSED SYMPOSIUM TOPIC. The concept of “amateurism” also has a profound effect on, for example, structures of institutional funding and support as well as individual and collective priorities.

Calling upon the regional moving image archive community internationally, we hope to create an atmosphere for sharing case studies, developing collaborative initiatives, discussing what works and what doesn’t, and screening/discussing representative amateur moving images from the world’s regional film and AV archives.

Some topics to consider…others are welcome:

  • The meanings of amateurism
  • Amateur auteurs
  • Collection/funding policies
  • Itinerant film/filmmakers
  • Film clubs
  • Amateur film magazines
  • Investigations (and demos!) of equipment
  • Best practices and case studies
  • Travelogues, tourist films, vacation films/videos
  • Local/regional politics and programs
  • Home movie days
  • Personal archiving efforts
  • Home movies as primary resource
  • Repatriation and changes of custodianship
  • Repurposing of home movies
  • Amateur social justice media (film, video, online)
  • Protest footage
  • Local Cable Access programming

Please send a 250-500 word abstract outlining your presentation idea and a brief cv via e-mail to: symposium@oldfilm.org.

The Summer Symposium Program Committee is: Devin Orgeron, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University; Liz Czach, University of Alberta; Dino Everett, University of Southern California; Mark Neumann, Northern Arizona University; Brian Real, Southern Connecticut State University; and Travis Wagner, University of South Carolina. We are happy to discuss your presentation ideas with you in advance of a formal submission. The Symposium Program Committee will begin reviewing proposals on March 18, 2019 and will finalize the program by April 17, 2019.

Northeast Historic Film, an independent nonprofit organization, was founded in 1986 to preserve and make available moving images of interest to the people of northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts). We hold ten million feet of film in 8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 28mm, and 35mm and 8,000 analog and digital video recordings that do not duplicate the film holdings. NHF is located in a 1916 cinema building with purpose-built cold storage and a study center in Bucksport, a town of 5,000 on the coast of Maine (for more info on NHF, please visit: http://www.oldfilm.org). In the Alamo Theatre on Main Street, NHF houses a 125-seat cinema with DCP, 35mm, 16mm, videotape, and DVD projection. 

 

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Appel à propositions de textes
Kinephanos : Revue d’études des médias et de culture populaire
Au-delà de Netflix – Penser la diversité des pratiques et plateformes de télévision en ligne
Sous la direction de Audrey Bélanger & Stéfany Boisvert

Nous sommes à la recherche d’auteurs pour le prochain numéro de Kinephanos qui traite des services de télévision par contournement (over-the-top televisionI) et les plateformes de visonnement en ligne autre que Netflix. Il s’agit d’un numéro multi-disciplinaire, donc nous sommes intéressés par des articles traitant de plusieurs facettes concernant les plateformes de visionnement en ligne (les émissions produites, les stratégies de distribution, les aspects économiques, les catalogues, leur productions maisons, leur cote d’écoute, etc.).

Vous trouverez tous les détails concernant l’appel à propositions de textes dans le document ci-joint ou au
https://www.kinephanos.ca/2018/au-dela-de-netflix-penser-la-diversite-des-pratiques-et-plateformes-de-television-en-ligne-beyond-netflix-studying-the-diversity-of-practices-and-platforms-in-the-era-of-over-the-top-television/.

Nous attendons vos propositions de 500 mots au plus tard le 28 février 2019 au belanger.audrey@uqam.ca et boisvert.stefany@uqam.ca.

Prenez note que la revue Kinephanos accepte les texte en français et en anglais!

Au plaisir de lire vos propositions.

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Call for papers
Kinephanos : Journal of media studies and popular culture
Beyond Netflix – Studying the diversity of practices and platforms in the era of over-the-top television
Edited by Audrey Bélanger & Stéfany Boisvert

We are seeking contributions for an upcoming issue of Kinephanos that focuses on over-the-top TV services and streaming platforms other than Netflix. This issue of Kinephanos is multi-disciplinary, and therefore open to articles on any aspect of streaming platforms (their production or distribution strategies, their economics, their catalog, their in-house productions, their audiences, etc.).

There is more information in the attached document or access the website: https://www.kinephanos.ca/2018/au-dela-de-netflix-penser-la-diversite-des-pratiques-et-plateformes-de-television-en-ligne-beyond-netflix-studying-the-diversity-of-practices-and-platforms-in-the-era-of-over-the-top-television/.

If you are interested, please send a 500-word proposal before February 28th 2019 to belanger.audrey@uqam.ca and boisvert.stefany@uqam.ca.

Articles can be in French or in English!

 
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The Canadian Journal of Film Studies is now accepting proposals from prospective editors.
 
Canada’s leading academic peer-reviewed film journal since launching in 1990, the CJFS is published bi-annually by the Film Studies Association of Canada and seeks proposals from prospective editors for a term beginning early 2020.
 
Under the stewardship of outgoing co-editors Marc Furstenau and Jerry White, the CJFS expanded the scope and quality of its scholarship, improved the bilingual character of the journal and, having negotiated a new publishing partnership with the University of Toronto Press, reached new constituencies of readers and contributors both online and in-print.  The Editorial Board thanks them for their service, congratulate them for their success, and looks forward to building upon their achievements with a new editor or editorial team.
 
Responsibilities: The CJFS publishes two issues a year and the Editor is responsible for administering the process by which submissions are received, reviewed, and prepared for publication using a state-of-the-art content management system administered by the University of Toronto Press Journals division.  In partnership with the Chair of the Editorial Board and UTP Journals, the Editor will oversee the design and production of the journal.  In addition, the Editor collaborates with the Editorial Board in the preparation, implementation and review of policy and procedures concerning all operations of the Journal on behalf of the Film Studies Association of Canada.
 
Applications for the position should be received by the Chair of the Editorial Board no later than March 15th, 2019 and include the following:
  1. Statement of Editorial Philosophy: Please provide a letter outlining your editorial vision for the CJFS, its ongoing role within the global community of scholars established by the Film Studies Association of Canada, and any other intellectual, pedagogical or scholarly rationales for your suitability for this position.  If you are proposing a co-editorship, provide a rationale for this structure and clearly outline the individual responsibilities of the prospective co-editors.
  2. Curriculum Vitae: Please enclose a CV and cover letter clearly outlining professional and academic qualifications.  If you are proposing a co-editorship, please enclose a CV for each prospective editor.  Please include details regarding your ability and plans to manage and promote the bilingual features of the journal.
  3. Statement of Institutional Resources: CJFS’s Editor is responsible for providing office space and furnishings, telephone, fax, postal service, photocopying, and computing facilities, as well as other available subventions that facilitate the execution of the Editor’s duties; this might include the availability of student assistants or other editorial support staff at the host institution.  Please provide a description of the level of support you or your institution is willing to provide. 
The new Editor’s term will begin early 2020 with several months set aside for an overlap of the duties with the current editors to ensure a smooth transition. It is expected that the transition of the journal’s editorial offices (such as they are) will be completed no later than Spring 2020.
 
Please submit all proposals via email (mike.baker@sheridancollege.ca) to:
 
Dr. Michael Baker, Chair of the Editorial Board (CJFS-RCÉC)
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sheridan College
1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON  L6H 2L1
 
 
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La Revue canadienne d’études cinématographiques invite les soumissions de candidature pour le poste d’Éditeur. 

Première revue canadienne de cinéma à comité de lecture universitaire, la RCÉC est publiée deux fois l’an par l’Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques depuis son lancement en 1990. Elle sollicite les propositions d’éditeurs potentiels pour un mandat commençant au début de 2020. Sous la direction des co-éditeurs sortants, Marc Furstenau et Jerry White, la RCÉC a bonifié tant la portée que la qualité de son contenu, mis l’accent sur son caractère bilingue et, après avoir conclu une entente de partenariat avec les Presses de l’Université de Toronto, élargi le lectorar rejoint par ses éditions papier et numérique. Le comité éditorial souhaite les remercier pour leur service, les féliciter pour leur succès et espère pouvoir poursuivre sur cette lancée avec un nouvel éditeur ou une nouvelle équipe éditoriale. 

Responsabilités: La RCÉC publie deux numéros par année et l’éditeur est responsable du processus de réception, de révision et de préparation des soumissions, assisté par un système de gestion de contenu à la fine pointe de la technologie et géré par l’équipe des revues des Presses de l’Université de Toronto. En partenariat avec le président du comité éditorial et UTP, l’éditeur supervisera également la conception et la production de la revue. De plus, l’éditeur collaborera avec le comité éditorial à la préparation, à la mise en œuvre et à la révision des politiques et procédures concernant l’ensemble des opérations de la revue au nom de l’Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques. 

Les candidatures doivent être envoyées au président du comité éditorial au plus tard le March 15th, 2019 et inclure les éléments suivants:

  1. Énoncé de philosophie éditoriale: Veuillez rédiger une lettre décrivant votre vision éditoriale de la RCÉC, son rôle actuel au sein de la communauté internationale de chercheurs établie par l’Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques et toute autre motivation intellectuelle, pédagogique ou universitaire permettant d’évaluer vos qualifications pour ce poste. Les propositions de co-édition devront de plus présenter et justifier le type de collaboration propoosé et définir clairement les responsabilités individuelles des co-éditeurs envisagés.
  1. Curriculum Vitæ: Veuillez joindre un CV et une lettre de présentation indiquant clairement vos qualifications professionnelles et universitaires. Si vous proposez une co-édition, veuillez joindre le CV de chacun des éditeurs potentiels. Veuillez également inclure une description de vos capacités au regard du caractère bilingue de la revue, de même que les grandes lignes de vos plans de gestion et de promotion de cet aspect de la revue.
  1. Énoncé des ressources institutionnelles: L’éditeur de la RCÉC doit être en mesure de fournir à la revue des espaces de bureau, de même que l’ensemble des ressources matérielles nécessaires à son bon fonctionnement (téléphone, fax, photocopie, équipements et réseaux informatiques, services postaux). L’éditeur doit également être en mesure de pouvoir obtenir diverses subventions facilitant ainsi que des autres subventions disponibles facilitant l’exécution des ses tâches. Cela peut inclure l’accès à d’auxiliaires étudiants pouvant assister tant le travail du directeur que celui des autres personnes impliquées dans la gestion de la revue. Veuillez par conséquent décrire le niveau de soutien que vous et votre institution êtes disposés à fournir.

Le nouveau mandat de l’Éditeur débutera au début de 2020. Plusieurs mois réservés au chevauchement des tâches avec les éditeurs actuels afin de garantir une transition en douceur sont envisagés. Il est prévu que la transition du bureau éditorial de la revue (tel qu’il l’est) sera achevée au plus tard au printemps 2020.

Veuillez soumettre votre candidature par courriel (mike.baker@sheridancollege.ca) à:

Dr. Michael Baker, Président du comité éditorial (CJFS-RCÉC)
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sheridan College
1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON  L6H 2L1
 

TENURE-TRACK TEACHING POSITION IN MOVING IMAGE CURATORIAL STUDIES
AVAILABLE 2018/19 Department of Film and Media
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications from qualified candidates for a position in Moving Image Curatorial Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019. The candidate must possess a PhD. The candidate will be an outstanding scholar and teacher, with a focus on moving images, media, and screen cultures and a strong interest in curatorial studies.

We seek candidates with an interest in any of the following: new forms of curation and programming within and beyond the gallery, museum, and film festival; community-engaged practices; and archiving in the digital humanities. We are interested in candidates invested in feminist, queer, critical race, and disability studies and activism. The candidate will have demonstrated potential to attract research funding, and a track record of successful publications and collaborative initiatives. The candidate’s research profile will be an asset in attracting students to the Graduate Program in Film, Media and Curatorial Studies, to be launched in 2019, in partnership with Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University.

The candidate will be an excellent teacher at all levels of our undergraduate and graduate programs, and will be expected to teach courses across the Film and Media curriculum including new courses in curatorial studies. Experience in graduate teaching and supervision is an asset.

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s has an outstanding reputation for strong teaching and scholarship, with a 50-year history of 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 the School of Computing in the Computing and the Creative Arts program, and with the Dan School of Drama and Music in the Media and Performance program. The Department is also home to the Vulnerable Media Lab, which engages in remediation of obsolete moving image platforms.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in an active research program, and at least two years of teaching experience. The Department seeks candidates with a strong teaching and research profile. The candidate must be willing to contribute to and participate in departmental and university service.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University 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, Canadians 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 and curatorial projects);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if
    available);
  • a writing sample of article or chapter length and, if relevant, a representative curatorial portfolio;
  • name and contact details for three letters of reference

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to: Gary Kibbins, Department Head (gk6@queensu.ca).

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-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

 

CFP: Screening #TimesUp: Exploring Rape Culture in Hollywood Film

Editors: Dr. Lisa Funnell (University of Oklahoma) and Dr. Ralph Beliveau (University of Oklahoma)

Beginning in 2017, the #MeToo movement drew attention to the sexual assault, coercion, and harassment experienced by many individuals and especially women working in Hollywood. Over the last two years, actors have come forward to speak about their experiences, condemning the industry for silencing victims while safeguarding predators. This conversation about sexual conduct and safe working spaces has extended into other fields/industries via the #TimesUp movement as greater awareness is being raised about abuse of power and the victimization of employees. While Hollywood is serving as a microcosm for broader social discussions about sexual assault, coercion, and harassment in the workplace, less attention is being directed towards film content—i.e. the products being produced by said industry. As a global cinema, Hollywood creates some of the most profitable films that are widely screened not only in the United States but also across the world. Culture binds individuals and institutions together, shapes public consciousness, and sends powerful messages about what is to be considered appropriate conduct. Over the last 100 years, Hollywood has played a key role shaping social ideas associated with gender, sex, and power.

A consideration of sexual violence in Hollywood film—be it real, threatened, or suggested—is the focus of this anthology. Sexual assault, coercion, and harassment are so pervasive in Hollywood narratives that they often go unnoticed. For instance, rape revenge is not only an exploitation subgenre but also a storyline featured in horror, thriller, road, and criminalist films. The threat of sexual assault is used as a trope to convey the vulnerability of even the strongest and most muscular female heroes in action films while the depiction of sexual harassment and aggression in relation to class differences and workplaces is a frequent narrative element. Moreover, sexual harassment is often depicted as romantic when a rejected “suitor” continues to pursue/stalk their target. Sexual coercion plays a central role in spy films as agents manipulate, intoxicate, and/or force their informants/targets to have sex with them sometimes secretly filming the encounter. And in some cases, filmmakers with a known history of sexual violence continue to work in the industry and produce films that relay troubling messages about appropriate sexual conduct. These films, tropes, and practices work to normalize and naturalize aspects of rape culture oftentimes at the expense of marginal/minority groups.

We are calling for papers exploring any facet of sexual assault, coercion, and harassment in Hollywood film. Some topics include but are not limited to:

  • tropes of sexual violence in specific genres (e.g. rape revenge, action, rom-coms, etc.)
  • historical considerations of sexuality and rape (e.g. classical Hollywood, new Hollywood, etc.)
  • filmmakers who employ excessive/frequent images of sexual violence
  • shifting representations of sexual harassment
  • affirmative consent in film
  • narratives in which rape is justified (e.g. prisoner on prisoner)
  • romanticizing of inappropriate sexual contact (e.g. with minors)
  • myth of the artistic genius
  • rape jokes/gags in film
  • sexual violence against marginal/minority groups (based on race, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender expression, etc.)

Please submit a 250 word abstract along with a brief author bio to Lisa Funnell (lisa.m.funnell@gmail.com) by April 30. Please direct any questions to this email as well.

 

University of Lethbridge

 

Instructor III – New Media/Digital Video
2-year term


The University of Lethbridge’s Department of New Media invites applications for a two-year term appointment in new media/digital video at the rank of Instructor III, commencing July 1, 2019. This position is subject to the approval of the Board ofGovernors.

A M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree is required, combined with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in the area of digital video production and/or other related new media areas. The ideal candidate will have excellent creative and technical skills in digital video – specifically, experience using DSLR cameras, lighting and audio production equipment, and a mastery of non-linear editing and other post-production software. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise within one of the Department’s other areas, which include Web and Graphic Design, Interactive Arts and Design, 3D Computer Graphics, Gaming, and Animation. A demonstrated record of creative activity and/or scholarly research is also an asset. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research/creative activity, and have the potential to contribute actively in the Department of New Media and the Faculty of Fine Arts.

The course load for this position is 7 courses or equivalent per year. These will include 5 undergraduate courses, including digital video production, cinematography and lighting, postproduction and visual effects, and the potential for other new media courses to be assigned in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Experience in development and delivery of online and/or blended courses is an asset.

The position offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, relocation assistance, access to well-equipped facilities, and the opportunity to work within a dynamic department.

The Faculty of Fine Arts offers degree programs in Art, Drama, Music and New Media within a liberal education context. The Department of New Media offers four degree programs: a B.F.A., a combined B.F.A/BMgt., a combined B.F.A./B.Ed., and a M.F.A. in New Media. The University of Lethbridge acknowledges, recognizes, and deeply appreciates the Siksikaitsitapii (Sik-si-gay-ts-i-da-bee) people’s connection to their traditional territory. We acknowledge that we, as people living and benefitting from Siksikaitsitapii territory, honour the traditions of the people who have cared for this land since time immemorial. We also recognize the diverse population of Aboriginal people that attend the University of Lethbridge and the contributions that Aboriginal peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community. For more information about the Department of New Media, University of Lethbridge, and the city of Lethbridge please visit our websites at:

https://www.uleth.ca/fine-arts/study/new-media
http://www.uleth.ca
http://www.lethbridge.ca

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and, if possible, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations), and samples of recent research/creative via the online portal (https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca/postings/3479). Applicants will also be asked to input the names and email contact information of three qualified referees who can assess teaching and research/creative activity. The said referees will then be emailed a link where they will be asked to upload a confidential letter of reference to your application, no later than the closing date of this search.

Applications must be received by the closing date of Monday, February 18, 2019.

Dr. Jackie Rice, Interim Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2126 • Fax: (403) 382-7127
Email: finearts.dean@uleth.ca

The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

 

CineAction

Call for Submissions: Issue 100 – History of the Cinema

This issue explores the significance of the history of the cinema to its identity as an art form and entertainment and an interpretation of the past.

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman integrates film history into the film with references to Birth of A Nation and Gone With the Windto speak of racism in the Hollywood cinema as well as contemporary racism in America. In doing so, he acknowledges the relevance of the medium’s past to the present and into the future. Like Martin Scorsese, Nicolas Winding Refn, Jean Luc Godard and others active in the preservation and promotion of film history, Lee reflects on film history and the shaping of an historical consciousness.

We welcome papers that address film history in the context of an individual film(s), a cinematic movement or a specific director or actor.

Florence Jacobowitz: fjacob@yorku.ca
Richard Lippe: rlippe@yorku.ca

EXTENDED DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2019
 
For contributor’s guidelines, see cineaction.ca
 

Convegno annuale / Annual Conference / Congrès annuel
Orvieto 2019

Call for Papers (Session)
Italian Cinema in the Era of #MeToo

“One of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault was Italian actress Asia Argento. Hailed in the U.S. for speaking out, she was attacked in her native country by commentators, both male and female.” (NPR Jan. 18, 2018)

According to Tania Modleski, “male power is…consolidated through cycles of crisis and resolution, whereby men ultimately deal with the threat of female power by incorporating it” (O’Rawe 2014, 7). While there is a certain (lamentable) universality to the forms taken by this kind of masculinist incorporation or recuperation of the feminine, on the one hand, or its oppression or negation, on the other, the situation in the Italian cultural context is arguably even more acute than elsewhere. As Stephen Gundle observes, despite changing conceptions of national identity, “feminine beauty has long been associated with Italy, and…‘feminine beauty came to enjoy a near-monopoly of representational functions, symbolic purposes and popular manifestations’” (ibid., 2).

Beginning in 2017, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal (which Italian actor Asia Argento was amongst the first to break), the ‘#MeToo’ movement emerged in the U.S., quickly spreading around the world. This panel proposes to explore the state of Italian cinema in the era of ‘#MeToo’—whether in terms of style and/or production, reception and/or spectatorship, star studies and/or celebrity culture, cultural vs. film narratives, feminist-psychoanalytic and/or ideological critiques, representation of gender, post-representational approaches, (i.e. affect theory, posthumanist approaches), or other possible topics or approaches. The panel focus is not limited to contemporary Italian film, and historically informed comparisons of older and more recent films are encouraged.

References
Catherine O’Rawe, Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Please, submit your proposal to Russell Kilbourn, English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, rkilbourn@wlu.ca, by February 28, 2019.


CAIS Conference 2019 / ACEI Conférence 2019: http://www.canadiansocietyforitalianstudies.camp7.org/Conference-2019