The 31st International Screen Studies Conference, organised by the journal Screen, will be programmed by Screen Editors Professor Karen Lury and Professor Alastair Phillips.  


Our confirmed keynote speakers are: 

Professor Mary Ann Doane (University of California, Berkeley)  

Dr Racquel J. Gates (Columbia University)   

Dr Amy Holdsworth (University of Glasgow)  


The Editors welcome proposals for papers, audiovisual essays, and pre-constituted three-person panels on any subject for this year’s conference.   

We are particularly keen to encourage contributors to a programming strand titled ‘Screen Aesthetics’ with the aim of renewing our engagement with traditional and emerging models of interpretation in relation to the textual and affective qualities of film, television and digital moving image media.   

We invite papers or audiovisual essays addressing any aspect of this topic, whether this be the specific properties of the screen (including sound), or contextual approaches concerning moving image reception, production, circulation, and history.  

We are especially keen on welcoming innovative approaches that lend themselves to the creative potential of the online conference format or that address the pedagogical and research challenges of the accelerated digital moment coming into view following the pandemic.  

The deadline for submitting proposals is 31st January 2022.  Please visit our website for full submission details and to download proposal templates. Note that submissions for pre-constituted panels will be considered, but not prioritised. 

The Editors are disappointed not to be able to welcome you in person to Glasgow next summer but given the ongoing uncertainties in relation to the pandemic, have decided to hold the conference online for one more year only. 


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