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The Graduate Program in Communication and Media Studies in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary is now accepting applications from prospective MA and PhD students for September 2021. The application deadline is December 1, 2020. 
 
Our growing program offers opportunities for interdisciplinary media and communications studies research across several areas, including:
 
-Digital media cultures, platforms, & politics
-Environmental media
-Feminist media studies
-Film and visual cultures
-Health communication
-Media Histories
-Telecommunications policy

More information about our program and how to apply can be found on our website: https://arts.ucalgary.ca/communication-media-film/future-students/graduate  or contact us at gradprog@ucalgary.ca.
 
We also have several exciting research initiatives launching, including the new Environmental Media Lab: https://www.environmentalmedialab.com 
 
We offer competitive funding packages and affordable living in a diverse urban center at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.  
 
Come study with us!
 
 

Call for Applications:

Graduate Degrees in Film/Cinema & Media Studies at York University

Applications are invited to the Graduate Program in Film/Cinema & Media Studies at York University. Applicants who apply by January 15, 2021 will be given first consideration. Applicants will be contacted by late February – early March 2021. Late applications may be considered.

Apply here for MFA and here for MA/PhD

Since our inception in 1980 as Canada’s first Graduate Program in Film, our community of award-winning faculty, supportive staff, outstanding students, and successful alums has stimulated comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and rigorous engagement with the moving image in all its forms, both historical and contemporary.

Building on York’s longstanding commitment to deliver innovative and accessible post-graduate training and rooted in the centre of English Canadian film and media culture and production, the Graduate Program in Film/Cinema & Media Studies offers a curriculum that encourages dynamic and collaborative interactions between creative artists and scholarly researchers.

In our two-year MA and MFA programs, flexible, interdisciplinary, student-centred curriculum allows students the freedom to fulfill their unique academic, creative and professional aspirations with ample time to benefit from York University’s rich tradition of being at the vanguard of interdisciplinary research, media creation, knowledge mobilization, and dedication to social justice, diversity, equity, and sustainability.

Canada’s most respected graduate MFA in Film Production and Screenwriting leads students to confront the challenges posed by the fast-changing worlds of digital cinema and transmedia platforms. The MA in Cinema & Media Studies emphasizes the critical study of a broad range of film and media in a small cohort of highly motivated students. Each student creates an individually tailored program from our dynamic range of courses, and from our diverse workshops, partnerships, internships, and research labs. Together students engage evolving theories and practices of global and local cinema and media, including new directions in post-colonial, feminist, queer, Indigenous, and underground expression, and media forms like film, television, games, and expanded cinema like augmented and virtual reality. Expertly guided by chosen faculty, the MFA program culminates in the creation of an original Thesis project, while the MA program has a Major Research Paper as its capstone.

Domestic Master’s students receive base funding of $10,000/year + York’s $1000 FGS Healthcare Bursary. With York University’s emphasis on access in higher education, our graduate students pay the lowest graduate tuition in Ontario. Admission scholarships and awards are also available. In recent years, over 70% of MA & MFA students have received additional funding through awards like CGS-M ($17,500/year) and OGS ($15,000/year), usually in their second year, in part due to the Program’s emphasis on strong professional development, including grant writing. MFA students are provided with in-kind equipment/services grants from a wide range of Toronto co-ops, equipment houses and post-production facilities, and production grants from donors. 

Teaching, publication, and professional academic development are key components of the PhD, a minimum four-year degree with guaranteed funding for five years. In addition to generous York professional development funds, our students receive national, provincial and university-widescholarships and awards. Current PhD students includeVanierElia and Trillium scholars, and numerous SSHRC and OGS doctoral awards.

Outstanding faculty are leaders in their fields; three faculty members are current or former Canada Research Chairs and all of our faculty participate actively in international and Canadian festivals, conferences, and publish widely. Many of our faculty pursue interdisciplinary research methodologies, including research creation, an increasingly popular option in the PhD program.

Our students, faculty, and large alumni network are part of Toronto’s lively and diverse film and media culture and its many opportunities for festival programming, curation, symposia, and lectures. The City of Toronto, housing Canada’s most important media industry infrastructure, provides students with exceptional opportunities for field placements, access to film screenings, museums and galleries, festivals (over 100 film festivals occur each year, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Reel Asian, and Images Festival, and resources like the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers (LIFT), the Ontario Archives (now housed on York University campus), TIFF’s Film Reference Library, and other unique research collections. 

In the MA & PhD programs, we welcome applicants with educational backgrounds in Cinema/Film Studies, Media Studies, Communications, Cultural Studies, Digital Media, Art History, English, Women’s Studies, Queer and Sexuality Studies, History, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Education, Urban Studies, and other disciplines that nurture research in sound and moving image media. The MFA film production and screenwriting program is catered mainly towards mid-career filmmakers with a track record in producing media.

For students preparing for a future in the media industries, we also offer a 3-year joint MA/MBA or MFA/MBA degree with the world-renowned Schulich School of Business. Most students undertaking the joint degrees take their first year in the Graduate Program in Film/Cinema & Media Studies, and start the MBA portion in their second year.

Each year the program selects a small group of exceptional students to join its vigorous and stimulating intellectual community, where students attend small and engaging seminars and receive close attention from faculty supervisors.  Our degree programs provide specialized training for careers in academic, research, and government organizations and arts and entertainment industries (television, film, new media, including festivals), and in jobs in producing, programming and curation, teaching, critical writing and publishing, publicity, among others.

Students interested in the PhD programs are encouraged to contact Prof. Janine Marchessault, PhD Graduate Program Director, jmarches@yorku.ca. Students interested in the MFA and MA program are encouraged to contact Prof. Manfred Becker, MFA/MA Graduate Program Director, bmanfred@yorku.ca. For questions related to the application process please contact Kuowei Lee, Graduate Program Assistant, filmgpa@yorku.ca.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2021

futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate/programs/cinema-and-media-studies

futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate/programs/film

 

 

THE FSAC STUDENT WRITING AWARD

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ABILITY IN FILM AND MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP
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The Film Studies Association of Canada is again offering an award for the best essay submitted by a student member. The FSAC Student Writing Award recognizes graduate students who show outstanding ability in film and media scholarship. Essays, in French or English, must study moving images, broadly defined to include film, television, video, or digital media. All disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches are invited, provided the essay has the potential to contribute to the discipline of film studies.

Authors must have been enrolled in a graduate program for at least one semester this year, and must be an FSAC member at the time of submission. Essays prepared by students to fulfill course requirements may be submitted, although each student may enter only one essay. All submissions must be sent electronically, preferably from the student’s university e-mail account. Files must be formatted as double-spaced, typewritten docx or PDF documents, not exceeding 7,500 words including endnotes, bibliographies and appendices. The essay document must be anonymous. Identifying information must be provided only in the body of the submission e-mail message, which should list (1) the author’s name, (2) the title of the essay, (3) mailing and phone contact information, and (4) the student’s university, graduate program, and degree status.

Submissions cannot be already published or submitted for publication. 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.

The winning essay will receive suggestions from the jury to facilitate and encourage revision for peer-review with the Canadian Journal of Film Studies.

Application Deadline: May 22, 2020

Forward application to: Peter Lester –  plester@brocku.ca

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ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE D’ÉTUDES CINÉMATOGRAPHIQUES – PRIX DE L’ESSAI ÉTUDIANT

L’Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques encore offrir un prix récompensant le meilleur essai soumis par un membre étudiant. Ce prix de l’essai étudiant de l’ACEC vise à encourager les étudiants faisant preuve d’un grand potentiel, ainsi qu’à souligner la contribution des étudiants des cycles supérieurs à l’avancement de la recherche sur le cinéma et les médias. Les essais rédigés en français ou en anglais, et portant sur des sujets liés au cinéma, à la télévision, à la vidéo, aux images en mouvement ou aux médias numériques sont admissibles. Toutes les approches disciplinaires et interdisciplinaires sont admises dans la mesure où elles contribuent à l’avancement de la discipline des études cinématographiques.

Les participants doivent avoir été inscrits dans un programme d’études supérieures pendant au moins une session cette année, et être membres en règle de l’ACEC au moment de la soumission des essais. Les essais rédigés dans le cadre de cours et de séminaires sont admissibles, mais un seul essai par participant sera accepté. Chaque candidature doit être soumise par courrier électronique, et de préférence être acheminée à partir de l’adresse courriel institutionnelle du participant. Les essais doivent avoir été rédigés à double interligne, sauvegardés dans des fichiers de formats docx ou PDF, et ne pas dépasser 7 500 mots, incluant les notes de fin, la bibliographie et les annexes. Les fichiers contenant les essais doivent être anonymes, tandis que les courriels accompagnant chaque candidature doivent contenir (1) le nom de l’auteur, (2) le titre de l’essai, (3) l’adresse postale et le numéro de téléphone de l’auteur, de même que (4) son université d’attache, son programme d’études, et son niveau d’avancement.

Les essais présentés au concours ne doivent pas avoir été préalablement soumis à des publications ou publiés. 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.

L’auteur de l’essai gagnant recevra des suggestions du jury du concours visant à préparer son évaluation par le comité de lecture du Revue canadienne d’études cinématographiques. 

 

Date limite : 22 mai 2020

Envoyez vos soumissions à : Peter Lester – plester@brocku.ca

 

 

Call for Submissions

2020 Annual Graduate Music Conference

Department of Music, University of Alberta

“Revisualizing Sound and Music”

Edmonton, Canada

May 15-16, 2020

The Graduate Music Students’ Association (GMSA) of the University of Alberta is pleased to announce a call for submissions for our annual NCounters Graduate Conference. The conference will take place on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2020

Music visualizes our wildest dreams and imaginations, and revisualizes the finest creations of humanity. At the GMSA’s NCounters Conference, we thrive to inquire and “revisualize” the endless possibilities of music research and discourse. As a multi-formatted conference, we aim to facilitate innovative graduate research by providing a platform and safe space for grad students from everywhere to present their work and engage with fellow researchers in an inclusive and interdisciplinary environment. 

We encourage submissions from any topic in the study of music including but not limited to:

–       Musicology; ethnomusicology; music theory

–       Film and media music; popular music

–       Composition; performance

–       Music education; music therapy

We also welcome compositions and lecture recitals including but not limited to:  

–       Composed concert pieces 

–       Electroacoustic compositions

–       Improvised music performances

–       Sound Installations (please note that space is limited

This year, we are delighted to have two distinguished scholars as keynote speakers

Dr. Emilie LeBel, Assistant Professor of Composition from MacEwan University. She specializes in orchestral music composition, chamber music composition, electronic music, as well as integrated works that apply digital and intermedia concert pieces. She is an affiliated composer at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Selected works include Hiraeth (2019, Migration No. 2), Mark Takeshi McGregor, Lutalica, Redshift Records; and Navigational view of South Foreland Point and the Kent Coast, 1840 (2018), in Land’s End Ensemble, Pulling the Light, Centrediscs.

Dr. Brian Fauteux, Assistant Professor of Popular Music from the University of Alberta. His research areas include cultural studies, media studies, film, and is particularly interested in music industries and music radio, which integrate discourses of cultural studies, history, and policies. He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded research that examines copyright and cultural labor issues in the digital music industries. Selected publications include Music in Range: The Culture of Canadian Campus Radio (2015); and “The Radio Host and Piloted Listening in the Digital Age: CBC Radio 3 and Its Online Listening Community” (2017).

Paper presentations are no longer than 20 minutes and lecture recitals should be no longer than 30 minutes, all followed by a 10-minute question period. For compositions, please send submission samples in either an MP3 or MP4 format, or a URL link. If attaching a score, please format it as a PDF file. 

Please submit an abstract of no longer than 350 words as a Word or PDF attachment to gmsa@ualberta.ca no later than Sunday, March 15, 2020. In the body of the email, please include name, affiliation, contact information and A/V requirements

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at gmsa@ualberta.ca. We look forward to your submissions! 

 

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22nd Annual FSAC Graduate Colloquium
York University, Friday February 28 – Sunday March 1st, 2020
Call for papers: “Activity”

Keynote address by Dr. Brenda Longfellow, York University

Call for Papers: Activity

Cinema is an active agent: the mutual and reciprocal relationship between moving images and their spectators, the very act of making cinema, is a direct action. Packaged within this making is the action on the screen, the action of the technology capturing and then displaying the cinematic object, and the actions of the spectator. These activities extend well beyond screenings, into production, archiving, theorizing, and distributing; cinema is a collaborative, communal, multi-technological process of creation that spreads itself across vast networks of spectatorship, reception, distribution, imaginaries, and/or activisms. Such cases are woven into the medium’s history: from early Soviet montage articulating class struggle, to the Brechtian cinemas of the late French New Wave, to second wave feminist consciousness raising, and to contemporary practises in interactive documentary and new media, cinema has routinely been considered and used in service of a political modality. In 2020, cinema’s activities are global, streaming over the internet, and able to represent and shape the great forces of our current moment, including, but not limited to, climate catastrophe, mass migration, global civil war, economies of precarious labour, and the ongoing project of settler colonialism. These forces manifest simultaneously as hyper-local, ingrained in the communities their making emerges from, sites where both positive and negative consequences are most intimately felt.

The 22nd Annual FSAC Graduate Colloquium at York University coincides with the Cinema and Media Arts Department’s 50th anniversary. This department was built on a foundation of political praxis, in response to and continuation of this history of a cinema which is inherently political and active. It was in this spirit that in 1985 a collective of York University film professors—including Robin Wood, Andrew Britton, Scott Forsyth, among other notable scholars, critics, and filmmakers—founded CineAction, a self-described “magazine of radical film criticism and theory”. In her editorial contribution to CineAction’s final issue in 2016, co-founder Florence Jacobowitz conceives of the magazine’s approach to film criticism as a kind of political activity, recalling its founding “out of necessity, as a magazine that would publish politicized readings and where theory could be tested against critical practice (instead of simply imposed)”. Consequently, this year we ask for an engagement with the idea of activity and activism in film theory, history, and practise. How is cinema used as a tool of direct action? How does form foster political engagement?

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Medium specificity and activism
Cinema and direct action
New media(s)
Documentary
Worldbuilding and futurisms—imaginations of the world as otherwise
Queer and trans cinemas
Research creation
Public and participatory art practices—artists intervening in the public sphere
Counterpublic spheres
Community media histories
Activist film festivals
Archival interventions
Media and pedagogy
The Anthropocene

Interested students should submit an abstract of no more than 300-500 words through the following form by Friday, January 3rd: https://forms.gle/P8ZKqFtw58Kz1yZV8

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22e Colloque annuel de l’ACÉC pour les étudiant-e-s des cycles supérieurs
Université York, Vendredi, 28 février – Dimanche, 1er mars 2020
Appel à conférence : « Activité »

Conférence liminaire : Prof. Brenda Longfellow, Université York

Appel à communication : Activité

Le cinéma est un agent actif : la relation mutuelle et réciproque entre les images en mouvement et leurs spectateurs, l’acte de faire du cinéma, est une action directe. Dans toute cette création se retrouve l’activité que l’on retrouve à l’écran, l’activité derrière la technologie de captation, ainsi que la monstration de l’objet cinématographique, en plus des activités spectatorielles. Ces activités se prolongent bien au-delà de l’écran, dans la production, l’archivage, la théorisation et la distribution ; le cinéma est collaboratif, communal, un procédé de création pluritechnologique qui s’étend jusqu’aux vastes réseaux spectatoriels, de réception, de distribution, de l’imagination, et/ou d’activisme. De tels exemples se tissent dans l’histoire de ce médium : des débuts du montage de l’avant-garde soviétique qui traitaient de la lutte des classes, des théories brechtiennes associées à la nouvelle vague française, de la deuxième vague féministe et de la sensibilisation, jusqu’aux pratiques contemporaines dans le documentaire interactif et des nouveaux médias, le cinéma a toujours été systématiquement considéré et utilisé au service d’une modalité politique. En 2020, les activités cinématographiques sont mondiales, diffusées en continu sur Internet, tout en ayant la possibilité de représenter et de façonner les grandes forces du moment y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, la catastrophe environnementale, l’immigration massive, la guerre civile mondiale, l’économie des emplois précaires, ainsi que les colonies de peuplement actuelles. Ces influences se manifestent simultanément d’un point de vue hyperlocal, enracinées dans les communautés desquelles elles émergent, dont les conséquences, qu’elles soient positives ou négatives, sont intimement liées.

Le 22e Colloque annuel de l’ACÉC pour les étudiants des cycles supérieurs à l’Université York coïncide avec le 50e anniversaire de son département de cinéma et d’arts médiatiques. Ce département a été créé sur des bases de la praxis politique, en réponse et en prolongement de cette histoire d’un cinéma fondamentalement politique et actif. C’était dans cet esprit qu’en 1985, un collectif de professeurs en cinéma de l’Université York incluant Robin Wood, Andrew Britton, Scott Forsyth, avec d’autres spécialistes, critiques et cinéastes, a fondé CineAction, un magazine décrit comme traitant de la critique et de la théorie cinématographique radical. Dans sa contribution éditoriale pour l’ultime numéro de CineAction en 2016, la cofondatrice Florence Jacobowitz mentionne que l’approche envers la critique cinématographique a été conçue comme une sorte d’activité politique, se remémorant ces fondements comme une nécessité en tant que magazine qui publierait des textes politisés où la théorie pourrait être mise à l’épreuve contre la pratique analytique (au lieu de simplement l’imposer). Nous demandons donc, par conséquent, cette année de faire appel à un engagement avec cette idée de l’activité et de l’activisme associée avec la théorie du cinéma, l’histoire et la pratique. Comment le cinéma est-il utilisé en tant qu’outil d’une action directe ? Comment entretenir la promotion d’un engagement politique ?

Les propositions d’article peuvent aborder les sujets suivants, sans s’y limiter :
Spécificité et militantisme du médium
Cinéma et action directe
Nouveau(x) média(s)
Documentaire
Construction d’univers et futurisme – imagination d’autres mondes
Cinéma gai et transgenre
Recherche-création
Pratiques artistiques publiques ou participatives – artistes intervenant dans la sphère publique
Sphères contre-publiques
Histoire des médias communautaires
Festivals de films activistes
Interventions archivistiques
Média et pédagogie
L’Anthropocène

Les étudiant-e-s intéressé-e-s sont prié-e-s de faire parvenir une proposition comprenant entre 300 et 500 mots en suivant les instructions suivantes d’ici le vendredi 3 janvier 2020 : https://forms.gle/P8ZKqFtw58Kz1yZV8

 

Call for Proposals

The 2020 Carleton University Film Studies Graduate Student Colloquium will be held on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Ottawa. The organizing committee is excited to announce a call for proposals from students across Canada and studying at the graduate level in film and/or media studies. The conference is not strictly organized around an essential theme and as such we are seeking papers that encompass a broad number of topics within the discipline(s).

This colloquium is sponsored by the Film Studies program, located in the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University.

The colloquium’s keynote speaker is Susan Lord, a current professor in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is interested in feminism, critical theory, and vulnerable media. Currently she is the Director of the Vulnerable Media Lab, and archival project that collects media from groups such as women and Indigenous peoples. Her Keynote Address will occur on the evening of March 6.

Please submit proposals of no more than 300-500 words, for a presentation of twenty minutes, on any topic in film and/or media studies. Include current or past university or institutional affiliation, degree level (MA or PhD), a brief description of research interests (no more than 50 words), and contact email address. Submit proposals, as an email attachment, in a Word document (or Word-compatible file), to:

carletonfilmgsc@gmail.com

The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 6, 2020.

We thank you for your submissions and look forward to your participation in this Colloquium.

Kind regards,

The 2020 Student Colloquium Organizing Committee

 

Graduate students, unwaged and sessional instructors wishing to be reimbursed for travel fees to the 2019 FSAC Annual General Meeting are required to fill out the 2019 FSAC Travel Expense Reimbursement Form and send their receipts to treasurer Mike Meneghetti by email before June 30, 2019. For more information and answers to common questions, please see the FAQ below.

Les membres étudiants, chargés de cours et travailleurs précaires de l’ACÉC souhaitant se faire rembourser une partie des frais de déplacement à l’AGA doivent remplir le formulaire de remboursement de frais de déplacement et envoyer leurs reçus à la trésorière Mike Meneghetti par courriel avant le 30 juin 2019. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter la FAQ ci-bas.

 


FAQ

If I couldn’t attend the AGM can I still apply for travel reimbursement if I attended the conference?
NO. The grant is explicitly to fund travel to the AGM.

Can I include receipts for accommodation, conference fees, meals, etc.?
NO. 
The grant is explicitly to fund travel only to the AGM.

Can I include all travel receipts to the AGM site including ground transportation such as buses and taxis to and from the airport?
NO. Priority is given to reimbursing you for your primary means of travel (flight, or long-distance bus or train) to the AGM. Additional travel to/from the airport, train station, etc. will not be funded.

How much will I receive?
DEPENDS. There is a limited pool of funding and all eligible applications will receive funding, but how much depends on the number of requests.
In the past few years, requests have exceeded the funding and applicants have received a portion of their travel costs reimbursed.

Is the funding competitive?
NO. Everyone who is eligible will receive funding with priority given to students.

I’m tenured faculty. Can I apply?
YES. However, you will only be reimbursed if there is funding remaining after all student requests have been reimbursed first. (In past years, there have been no remaining funds after all the student requests are filled).

What kind of receipts do you require?
Electronic tickets are fine. Boarding passes if they have the ticket amount. Any bus or train ticket stub that indicates the cost of the ticket is acceptable. You should keep a copy of all travel receipts submitted.

Can I still get reimbursed if I drove?
Yes. However, we don’t count mileage. Send in the gas receipt(s) for the date you departed and the day of your return trip.

All other inquiries please email Mike Meneghetti


La Foire aux questions

Si je n’ai pu assister à l’AGA, puis-je déposer une demande de remboursement de frais de déplacement si, par contre, j’ai assisté au Congrès?
NON. La bourse s’applique explicitement au remboursement de frais de déplacement liés à l’AGA.

Puis-je inclure des reçus pour l’hébergement, les frais de congrès, les repas, etc.?
NON. 
La bourse s’applique explicitement et uniquement au remboursement de frais de déplacement liés à l’AGA.

Puis-je inclure tous les reçus de déplacement vers le site de l’AGA, y compris le transport terrestre, par exemple les bus et les taxis aller-retour de l’aéroport?
NON. La priorité est accordée au remboursement de vos moyens de transport principaux (vol, bus ou train de grand parcours) à l’AGA. Le transport additionnel (aller-retour à l’aéroport, la gare, etc.) ne sera pas remboursé.

Combien vais-je recevoir?
ÇA DÉPEND. Les fonds sont limités et toutes les demandes admissibles recevront un remboursement, mais la somme dépend du nombre de demandes. Au cours des dernières années, les demandes ont dépassé les fonds et les demandeurs ont été remboursés en partie pour leurs frais de déplacement.

Le remboursement se fait-il sur une base de concours?
NON. Quiconque est admissible recevra un remboursement et les étudiant(e)s seront remboursé(e)s en priorité.

Je suis professeur titulaire. Puis-je faire une demande?
OUI. Toutefois, on ne vous remboursera que s’il reste des fonds une fois que toutes les demandes étudiantes auront été remboursées. Au cours des dernières années, aucun fonds n’est resté après le remboursement aux étudiant(e)s.

Quel type de reçu exigez-vous?
Les billets électroniques sont acceptés. Les cartes d’embarquement le sont également si le prix du billet y est inscrit. Tout coupon de bus ou de train qui indique le coût du billet est accepté. Vous devriez conserver une copie de tous les reçus de déplacement soumis.

Puis-je être remboursé(e) si je suis venu(e) avec mon auto?
OUI. Toutefois, nous ne tenons pas compte du kilométrage. Prière de nous envoyer le ou les reçus d’essence pour la date de votre départ et celle de votre retour.

Pour toute autre question, envoyez un courriel à Mike Meneghetti

 

The Collaborative Research Centre 1015 “Muße. Grenzen, Raumzeitlichkeit, Praktiken”(“Otium: Boundaries, Chronotopes, Practices“) in the context of the project “Immersion and leisure in the theme park: media landscapes near Ontario Place (Toronto, 1971-2011)” led by Prof. Dr. Robin Curtis at the Institute for Media and Cultural Studies at the Albrecht-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany is seeking to immediately fill the position of

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fee group 13 TV-L (100 %), starting date: as soon as possible

The research fellow will be employed within a highly dynamic research environment that offers a variety of intellectual stimuli. The position includes challenging tasks in the project “Immersion and leisure in Theme Park: Media Landscapes at Ontario Place (Toronto, 1971-2011)”, which explores how immersion and leisure are connected. In particular, the multimedia exhibition strategies and leisure experiences in the recreation and theme park Ontario Place and the practices of its use will be researched. On the basis of a group of test persons who experienced Ontario Place between 1971 and 1983 as contemporary witnesses, the research project conducted by the postdoctoral researcher will examine the individual practices of using the park. This will be done in close cooperation with the research project of the funding applicant, Robin Curtis, who will reconstruct and analyse the multimedia exhibition configurations in the park.

The tasks of the research assistant include, among others

  • Collaboration in the overall research project on the relationship between immersion and leisure in the Theme Park: Media Landscapes near Ontario Place (Toronto, 1971-2011);
  • Analysis of the practices of the use of the park by means of walking interviews on site in Toronto in 2019;
  • Participation in project publications as well as independent publications in relevant journals and presentations (national/international) in the project context; 
  • Participation in the conception, organization and realization of a conference within the framework of the Collaborative Research Center “Muße”/”Otium.”
  • The project that has just been approved has a shortened duration and this requires a willingness to orient oneself quickly in the already ongoing second approval period of the Collaborative Research Centre.
    Hiring requirements: 
  • Doctorate in media studies, cultural studies and/or empirical cultural studies, (qualitative) sociology, or related subjects;
  • Experience in field research;
  • Good knowledge of software for the management and evaluation of qualitative data (MAXQDA) and willingness to acquire it;
  • Interest in teamwork in a large interdisciplinary research network;
  • Excellent English, basic knowledge of German.

The position is limited until 31.12.2020 (due to the funding of the DFG until the end of the second SFB funding period). Remuneration is according to TV-L E13.

For the position advertised here, we are particularly pleased about applications from women.

Please apply with a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications as well as copies of all certificates of qualification stating the reference number 00000455 by 12.04.2019 at the latest. 

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Institute for Media Cultural Studies
Prof. Dr. Robin Curtis
79085 Freiburg im Breisgau

Please direct applications, preferably in electronic form (in a pdf file with a maximum of 10 MB), to sekretariat.curtis@mkw.uni-freiburg.de
For further information please contact Elissa Wittke at +49 761 203-98627 or e-mail elissa.wittke@mkw.uni-freiburg.de

 

Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Student Essay Prize

(La version française suit ci-dessous)

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 Congress at the University of British Columbia (June 4 to 6).

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: Peter Lester – plester@brocku.ca
Deadline: April 30, 2019

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 2 e et 3 e 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 cette année à l’Université de Colombie-­Britannique (4-­6 juin 2019).

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 : Peter Lester – plester@brocku.ca

Date limite: 30 avril 2019

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.

 

21st Annual Graduate Colloquium / 21ème colloque des cycles supérieurs

Carleton University, Ottawa, Mar. 1-3, 2019 / Université Carleton à Ottawa, 1-3 mars 2019

Call for Proposals / Appel à communications

***la version française suit***

The 2019 FSAC Graduate Student Colloquium will be hosted by Carleton University from Friday March 1 to Sunday March 3, on the Carleton University campus in Ottawa. The organising committee is excited to announce a call for proposals from students across Canada and and abroad, studying at the graduate level in film and/or media studies. The conference is not strictly organized around an essential theme and as such we are seeking papers that encompass a broad number of topics within the discipline(s).

This Colloquium is sponsored by the Film Studies Association of Canada. Support is also provided by the Film Studies program, in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, at Carleton University.

This year the Canadian Journal of Film Studies will co-sponsor the Colloquium, and will host a special panel discussion on the topic of academic publishing.

Please submit proposals of no more than 300-500 words, for a presentation of twenty minutes, on any topic in film and/or media studies. Include current or past university or institutional affilliation, degree level (MA or PhD), a brief description of research interests (no more than 50 words), and contact email address. Submit proposals, as an email attachment, in a Word document (or Word-compatible file), to:  carletongsc2019@gmail.com

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

We thank you for your submissions and look forward to your participation in this Colloquium.  

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Le colloque des cycles supérieurs de l’ACÉC 2019 sera organisé par l’Université Carleton du vendredi 1er  mars au dimanche 3 mars, sur le campus de l’Université Carleton à Ottawa. Le comité organisateur est heureux d’annoncer un appel à communications pour les étudiant.e.s canadien.ne.s et de l’étranger qui étudient aux cycles supérieurs dans la discipline des études cinématographiques ou médiatiques. La conférence ne porte pas sur une thématique en particulier. Nous sommes plutôt à la recherche de propositions sur les différents sujets et approches afférant à nos disciplines.

Le colloque sera coordonné et soutenu par le programme d’études cinématographiques de l’École d’études de l’art et de la culture de l’Université Carleton, avec l’aide de l’Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques.

Pour cette édition, la Revue canadienne de cinématographique fournira un soutien particulier pour le Colloque, et organisera une table ronde spéciale sur le thème de la publication académique.

Les étudiant.e.s intéressé.e.s sont prié.e.s d’envoyer un résumé d’environ 300 à 500 mots pour une présentation de 20 minutes portant sur un sujet d’étude cinématographique ou médiatique. Veuillez inclure votre affiliation universitaire ou institutionnelle, votre niveau universitaire (MA ou PhD), une brève description de vos intérêts de recherche (environ 50 mots) ainsi que votre adresse courriel lors de votre envoie. Insérez votre résumé en pièce jointe au courriel en format Word (ou un fichier compatible avec Word) à l’adresse: carletongsc2019@gmail.com

Veuillez envoyer vos résumés avant le vendredi 30 novembre 2018.

Nous vous remercions pour vos contributions et votre participation à ce colloque.