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2nd Global Audiovisual Archiving Conference: Exchange of Knowledge and Practices

Toronto, Canada
12th – 14th July 2024
Presented by Archive/Counter-Archive, Eye Filmmuseum and the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF)

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 1 October 2023

2024 Conference Theme: Building Alliances

(A)rchival endeavors should not be about documenting the past, nor even about imagining the future…but about building a liberatory now.
-Michelle Caswell, Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work (2021, 13)

(T)he archival impulse could be recast… as the possibility of creating alliances: between text and image, between major and minor institutions, between filmmakers, photographers, writers and computers, between online and offline practices, between the remnant and what lies in reserve, between time and the untimely. These are alliances against dissipation and loss, but also against the enclosure, privatization and thematisation of archives, which are issues of global, and immediate, concern.
–, “10 Theses on the Archive” (2010)

The biennial Global Audiovisual Archiving Conference is an opportunity for scholars, archivists, artists, curators, filmmakers, students, and film enthusiasts from across the world to gather and explore contemporary professional, artistic, and socio-political issues affecting audiovisual heritage today. The aim of the conference is to broaden the knowledge and connections within the global archival community, leading to new insights into the material and cultural resonances of archival approaches to sound and moving image in different parts of the world.

Audiovisual archives are being redefined by the communities who care for and use them. In the 21st century, new names for archival collections and new approaches to archives are helping to shape collective histories, often informed by a plurality of regional, local, activist, and cultural communities rather than broadly based nationalist identities. These are fostering new understandings of what it means to “decolonize memory institutions” such as public archives, cultural memory centres, galleries, and museums (Thorkelson, 2019) as well as de facto repositories or accidental archives (Cheeka, 2023) such as media distribution centres, co-ops, academic institutions, and public libraries – not to mention all kinds of private and personal archives. The problems that smaller archives face include a lack of space for storage, funds to access digitization technologies (Declercq, 2020; Suárez, 2021), and the specialised labour, informed by archival training in best practices that are often required to safeguard material histories, especially those carried by analogue and born-digital media (Jaillant, 2022; Liebermann, 2021; Moravec, 2021). Often these “best practices” are drawn by richer institutions, without due consideration of or engagement with the contexts, resources, and politics of other regions. Equally important is the reuse and co-creation of media that activates archival materials in novel ways for contemporary audiences in a way that ensures their longevity. There is no doubt that the practices of “doing archives” are “on fire” around the world (Caswell, 2021; Chew et al., 2018; Paalman et al., 2021).

The 2nd Global Audiovisual Archiving Conference invites papers and presentations in a variety of formats that address the challenges and generative opportunities afforded by diverse media archives, from those that are publicly/privately funded to those surviving on very little support. We are especially interested in marginalised audiovisual archives, whether collections vulnerable to disappearance and inaccessibility or archives that are invisible and need to come into being. Central to our conference is the importance of identifying gaps in the field, building bridges, creating archival networks, fostering collaborations (Pretlove, 2021), and uncovering or deepening alliances (Heidiger et al., 2021). Such approaches may be tied to designing practices of care (Campanini, 2023) and pedagogical approaches for the next generation of archivists, artists, activists, humanists, and historians in ways that are inclusive, expansive, liberatory, and that might reinvent and redefine archival language and protocols. The conference also explores the emergence of theoretical questions, and novel ways of understanding history through notions of entanglement (Namhila and Hillebrecht, 2022) and redefinitions of allyship and stewardship that mark a critical paradigm shift in the field of archival studies.

We encourage proposals from participants located in parts of the world and on topics that are underrepresented in conferences related to audiovisual heritage.

The programming committee will be especially interested in proposals that address the following topics which include but are not limited to:

Specialist Archives

  • Human rights frameworks and archives; activist archives; social justice
  • Archival protocols and languages of Indigenous and other communities of traditional knowledge; living archives and ancestral memory; decolonizing practice and policy
  • Women’s archives and networks and feminist ethics of care
  • Queer LGBTQS+ archives and collaborations
  • Critical disabilities in the archives; building accessible archives
  • Mobile archival engagements with remote or underserved communities
  • Enriching metadata on sensitive objects; improving metadata language(s) for enhancing access and collaboration on a global scale

New Approaches to Archiving

  • Decolonizing the archive; decolonial and postcolonial approaches to archiving and archival studies
  • Sustainable approaches to archiving: environments, climate change and disappearing archives, planetary archives
  • Identifying archives at risk and sharing resources

  • Developing new networks, kinships, collaborations, and alliances; sharing resources across political/cultural, economic, and geographic spheres
  • Transnational, transcontinental, translocal archival projects and networks
  • Global repatriation efforts across borders and governments; digital forms of repatriation
  • New approaches to archival pedagogy; training the next generation of archivists
  • Participatory and communal forms of archiving; building sustainable cooperative projects in AV archiving; recognizing the invisible labour(ers) at the archive
  • Addressing financial inequality across archives across borders in neoliberal contexts; finding alternatives to neo-colonial financial structures

Theoretical and Activation Insights

  • Creative activations of archives through artist residencies and community collaborations
  • Building bridges between academic, archival, and cultural communities that use archives
  • Theory building: what can we learn from the new theoretical questions (ontology of the archives), and creative artistic approaches to working with archives?
  • The alternate histories of audiovisual heritage and culture thanks to new, inclusive archival practices
  • The future of archives and archiving; new approaches to digitization; digital archives, platforms, and repositories


You can submit your proposal for a single paper or panel format (panel, roundtable, poster, etc.) online via the Google Form linked below. Proposals received by 1 October 2023 will receive full consideration, and acceptance results will be sent out in December 2023. Among other information, the form will ask for the following:

  • A short biography for all the participating speakers.
  • An abstract for your presentation that will appear in the conference program if your presentation is accepted.
  • A list of your required A/V equipment and details (title, date, length, etc.) for any media you will be presenting.

We welcome presentations in a wide range of formats, including the following:

  • Report or Paper Presentation: Fully prepared papers/reports of 15 minutes that will be grouped with cognate presentations on the panel, with time for Q&A.
  • Panel: A 50-minute session consisting of a panel of three to four individuals who discuss a variety of theories or perspectives on the given topic. Panels are up to 40 minutes of presentation with 10 minutes of Q&A.
  • Show-and-Tell: A 10-minute short presentation of a case study or archival material with 5 minutes of Q&A.
  • Roundtable Discussion: A 50-minute session of informal presentations on a general subject area. Proposals in this category normally include a facilitator who will moderate the session and any discussion.
  • Screening Session: Up to 50-minute screening presentation. The session may include speakers/discussion along with a program of films/media.
  • Poster Presentation: A 5-minute pre-recorded session with a poster image. The poster image will be posted on the conference website. Posters are scheduled five per session slot, and all poster presenters are required to participate in the live Q&A during their session.
  • Evening Screenings: A film program or feature film with a short introduction.

We may discuss with presenters appropriate alteration of a proposed format or duration when this makes curatorial sense for the programme as a whole.

We will consider a number of live or recorded video presentations for those who may be unable to or who choose not to travel. Please direct any questions you may have about your proposal or the submission process to

Proposal Submission Form:

Travel Grant Program
We have established a limited number of travel grants for speakers at the Global Audiovisual Archiving Conference. The grants, up to $500 each, can be used to partially offset registration and travel costs. To apply, please complete the final Travel Grant Application section of the proposal form, where you will be asked to submit a brief paragraph outlining your financial need and how attending the conference will contribute to your professional development. Please email any questions you might have about these travel grants to

For this edition, we offer a hybrid conference format to accommodate everyone. Please note that all presenters must register for the conference and that we do not provide registration or financial compensation for speakers, with the exception of a limited number of travel grants.

Program Committee

  • Keith Bennie (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • May Chew (Concordia University)
  • Almudena Escobar López (Toronto Metropolitan University)
  • Giovanna Fossati (Eye Filmmuseum/University of Amsterdam)
  • Susan Lord (Queen’s University)
  • Janine Marchessault (York University)
  • Natania Sherman (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Michael Zryd (York University)

Advisory Board

  • Ines Aisengart Menezes (Witness)
  • Carolina Cappa (Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola)
  • Karen Chan (Asian Film Archive)
  • Martino Cipriani (RMIT University Saigon/University of Amsterdam)
  • Tamer El Said (Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre)
  • Anne Gant (Eye Filmmuseum)
  • Maral Mohsenin (Geneva International Film Festival)
  • Judith Opoku-Boateng (University of Ghana)
  • Nour Ouayda (Filmmaker & Researcher)
  • Asli Ozgen Havekotte (University of Amsterdam)
  • Floris Paalman (University of Amsterdam)
  • Lisabona Rahman (Freelance Moving Image Preservation and Presentation Consultant)
  • Aboubakar Sanogo (Carleton University)
  • Gerdien Smit (Eye Filmmuseum)
  • Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art)
  • Juana Suárez (New York University/APEX)
  • Eleni Tzialli (Eye Filmmuseum)
  • Nadine Valcin (Sheridan College)

This event is organised by Archive/Counter-Archive in collaboration with Eye Filmmuseum and the Toronto International Film Festival.

For more information, please visit the following link:

Bibliography “10 Theses on the Archive: April 2010, Beirut.” In Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey, 352–363. London & New York: I.B.Tauris, 2015.

Campanini, Sonia. “Accidental Encounters, Incidental Care, and Shared Archival Practices.” In Accidental Archivism: Shaping Cinema’s Futures with Remnants of the Past, edited by Vinzenz Hediger and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus. Lüneburg: meson press, 2023.

Caswell, Michelle. Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work. London: Routledge, 2021.

Cheeka, Didi. “Accidental Archivism: A Necessary Accident.” In Accidental Archivism: Shaping Cinema’s Futures with Remnants of the Past, edited by Vinzenz Hediger and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus. Lüneburg: meson press, 2023.

Chew, May, Susan Lord, and Janine Marchessault. “Introduction.” PUBLIC 57 (2018): 5.

Declercq, Brecht. “Feels Like Heaven: Five Major Challenges for Audiovisual Archives in the Era of ‘Full Digitisation.” Flash: News from ICA, 39 (2020): 3-4.

Hediger, Vinzenz, Cheeka, Didi, and Sonia Campanini. “Reconfiguring the Audiovisual Heritage: Lessons from Nigeria.” The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, 21, no. 1-2 (2021): 55-76.

Jaillant, Lise. “How can we make born-digital and digitised archives more accessible? Identifying obstacles and solutions.” Archival Science 22 (2022): 417-436.

Liebermann, Yvonne. “Born digital: The Black lives matter movement and memory after the digital turn.” Memory Studies 14, no 4 (2021): 713-732.

Moravec, Michelle. “Feminist Research Practices and Digital Archives.” Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research, edited by Maryanne Dever, 186-201. London: Routledge, 2020.

Ndeshi Namhila, Ellen, and Werner Hillebrecht. “Archival Entanglements: Colonial Rule and Records in Namibia.” Disputed Archival Heritage, edited by James Lowry, 192-210. London: Routledge, 2022.

Paalman, Floris, Giovanna Fossati and Eef Masson. “Introduction: Activating the Archive.” The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists
, 21, no. 1 & 2 (2021): 1-25.

Pretlove, Lee. “Archives, Activism and Social Media: Building Networks for Effective Collaboration and Ethical Practice.” Archives and Manuscripts 46, no. 2 (2018): 239-241.

Suárez, Juana. “New Buildings, New Pathways: Toward Dynamic Archives in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, 21, no. 1 & 2 (2021): 26-54.

Thorkelson, Erika. “Archives are adapting to an era of digitization and decolonization.” University Affairs. September 8, 2019.


CFP: The Aesthetics of Contamination: Oceanic Environments, Identities, Intermedial Research-Creation

Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, 27-29 Oct, 2023

Deadline for Submissions: 31 August, 2023

In close collaboration with the University of Grenoble Alpes, Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is organizing an international conference on October 27-29, 2023, on the oceanic environment with a focus on research creation and scholarship. This three-day international conference seeks to examine the aesthetics of contamination through a blue ecocritical lens to explore how the ocean has shaped cultural identities and histories, as well as speculative futures in the face of the global refugee crisis, colonialism, climate crisis, and devastating effects of resource extraction. This conference also aims to enact the linkages between the study of literature, art, and other media and artistic practice as they intersect with blue ecocritical concerns and methods of research. It will look to intermodal practices, scholarship, and research-creation and across disciplines – oceanic literature, visual art, performative art, dance, theory, and criticism – to address the urgent need to examine and curb human impact on our oceanic environments.

The conference is organized around three thematic threads:

I) Oceanic Environments: An Ecocritical Perspective.

Environmental movements today have stemmed from earlier Romantic representations of Nature, as argued by L. Buell in The Environmental Imagination. Current ecocritical concerns originate in the problematic relationship of humans with their environment. Critics across disciplines are engaging with blue ecocriticism to examine environmental issues from an oceanic or aquatic stance (Dobrin; Blackmore and Gomez; Cohen and Quigley; Wardi). Through a focus on oceanic environments, we aim to address how an aesthetics of contamination can shed light on current aquatic realities, including offshore oil production, aquaculture, pollution by plastics and other invasive substances, and environmental threats to biodiversity.

2) Cultural Identities: A Cultural Perspective.

Throughout the current global refugee crisis, shaped by movement and migration, whether forced or voluntary, and exacerbated by climate crisis, some of those representations continue to fuel racism and other exclusionary practices. P. Spiro argues that the very existence of nation-based identities has been unsettled by the emergence of a globalized world that transcends borders (2007). Our conference will consider how climate disasters perpetuated by the global north through resource extraction and other colonialist practices across oceans impact the movement and health of people, including indigenous communities who are uniquely impacted by the colonialization of waters. We aim to highlight how identities are formed in relation to the ocean as a social and economic influence on culture, as well as the convergence of climate-crisis activism and anti-racism.

3) Artistic Contaminations: An Artistic Perspective.

Recent academic work shows that genres and media have porous boundaries. J. Baetens argues that novelization is “a good example of the indirect contamination of one media regime by another” (45). Experimentally and artistically motivated research-creation works are particularly porous and, as N. Loveless explains, are well positioned to foster social activism through engaged reflection. By taking the contamination of waters as our theme and exploring it through intermediality, we join Loveless, who sees research-creation as “a site of generative recrafting” (3). Our aim is to promote more “pedagogically, politically, and affectively sustainable” (Loveless 3) models of knowledge creation and mobilization. We invite scholars and art practitioners working from a wide range of disciplines, perspectives, and research practices to propose papers or panels on topics that intersect with these three threads.

Deadline for abstracts (250 words) and short bio (100 words): 31 August, 2023.
Abstracts and bios are to be sent to


APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS: Nouvelles Vues : revue sur les pratiques, les théories et l’histoire du cinéma au Québec

Dossier sous la direction de Thomas Carrier-Lafleur (Université de Montréal) et Baptiste Creps (Université de Montréal)

Dans son essai Le roman sans aventure (2015), Isabelle Daunais relève une opposition entre le rayonnement international des arts du spectacle québécois et celui, moindre, des arts de la province dits « majeurs » :
L’un des traits les plus frappants de la production artistique québécoise, mais sur lequel, curieusement, personne ne s’est jamais penché́, est la distinction très nette que connaissent dans leur rayonnement les arts « majeurs » que sont la littérature, la peinture, la musique, l’architecture, la philosophie d’un côté, et, de l’autre, les arts du spectacle que sont la chanson, le cirque, la scénographie. Alors que les productions des arts du spectacle circulent avec succès sur toutes les scènes de la planète et qu’elles sont reconnues comme parfaitement en phase avec leur domaine (si elles n’en sont pas les modèles), les œuvres des arts majeurs ne sont pratiquement d’aucune incidence, ne sont considérées importantes ou marquantes par personne au sein de ce qu’on peut appeler avec Milan Kundera le « grand contexte » ou le contexte supranational de ces arts1.

Ce constat, que d’aucuns pourraient juger polémique, souligne avec justesse l’éclat moderne du monde du spectacle québécois. Il encourage également à interroger la vitalité et l’impact de l’un de ces arts dits « majeurs », d’abord au Québec, mais aussi et surtout à l’étranger, soit celui du cinéma québécois contemporain.

Dans un article intitulé « Le “renouveau” du cinéma québécois » (2005), Christian Poirier se prêtait déjà à cet exercice et mettait en exergue le caractère inédit du succès international critique, public et académique du cinéma québécois du début des années 2000 tel qu’incarné par des figures comme Denys Arcand, Charles Binamé, Louis Bélanger ou Jean-François Pouliot2. Dans un texte publié en 2010 aux Cahiers du cinéma, Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan estimait quant à lui que, après des années de disette, le cinéma québécois retrouvait enfin l’estime internationale qu’il avait perdue depuis près de quarante ans grâce à une nouvelle génération de cinéastes :

Avec le succès de Xavier Dolan à Cannes et celui de Denis Côté à Locarno, c’est toute une génération de cinéastes qui arrivent en pleine lumière. À ces fortes têtes, il faut ajouter Maxime Giroux, Sophie Deraspe, Myriam Verreault, Henry Bernadet, Stéphane Lafleur et Rafaël Ouellet. Sur la scène internationale où ils cumulent les prix, on n’avait pas vu pareille éclosion depuis la génération des années [19]60 (Claude Jutra, Gilles Groulx, Michel Brault, Jean Pierre Lefebvre et Gilles Carle, génération injustement reléguée aux oubliettes des « cinémas nationaux »)3

En 2011, lors d’une table ronde réunissant des critiques et des universitaires, on tenta alors de définir la « nouvelle vague » de cinéastes désignée par Sirois-Trahan. Côté et Dolan furent à nouveau mentionnés à titre de figure de proue aux côtés d’un troisième cinéaste, dont le style cinématographique est pourtant éloigné des leurs : « Cette réputation grandissante de notre cinéma, si elle découle de la belle réception qu’ont eue de nombreuses œuvres, demeure pour l’instant fondée sur les succès inédits de Xavier Dolan et de Denis Côté, auxquels il faut désormais ajouter Denis Villeneuve, cinéastes de trois générations différentes, aux méthodes et
aux sensibilités aussi très différentes4. »

Aujourd’hui, il y a fort à parier qu’un examen, même rapide, de la situation permettrait de confirmer que les hypothèses de « renouveau » ou de « Nouvelle Vague » du cinéma québécois qui taraudaient les critiques et les universitaires à la fin des années 2000 étaient fondées. Au cours de la décennie 2010, le cinéma québécois a séduit hors de ses frontières comme rarement auparavant. Des cinéastes tels que ceux cités préalablement, auxquels s’ajoutent, entre autres, Philippe Falardeau, Ken Scott, Kim Nguyen ou Jean-Marc Vallée, ont rencontré un succès international plus important encore que celui de leurs prédécesseurs et attiré l’attention de l’ogre hollywoodien. Les cinéastes québécois, reconnus pour leurs projets intimistes, de cinéma de genre, de cinéma à grand spectacle aussi bien que pour leurs séries télévisées, semblent désormais être au cœur de la mode hollywoodienne.

C’est sans doute le succès international et académique d’Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010) qui a ouvert la porte d’Hollywood à cette génération de cinéastes, avant le Monsieur Lazhar de Philippe Falardeau sorti un an plus tard. Tandis que les films de ces artistes sont régulièrement distingués aux Oscars et aux Golden Globes, la Hollywood Critics Association a élu Denis Villeneuve « cinéaste de la décennie » et salué ses films Prisoners (2013), Sicario (2015), Arrival (2016) et Blade Runner 2049 (2017), qui sont autant de succès hollywoodiens. Un cinéaste comme Jean-Marc Vallée imprime quant à lui son style aussi bien au cinéma, avec des films comme The Young Victoria (2009), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Wild (2014) ou Demolition (2015), qu’à la télévision, avec les séries de la chaîne HBO Big Little Lies (2017) et Sharp Objects (2018). Comme c’est le cas pour Villeneuve, le style visuel du cinéaste influe sur ses productions et s’impose comme un modèle pour le grand contexte hollywoodien5. Autre point commun entre ces deux cinéastes : ils ont tous les deux la capacité de tourner des productions dont le cachet artistique subjugue et qui paraissent grandioses avec, souvent, un budget assez faible pour la norme hollywoodienne, ce qui est généralement vrai, aussi, pour l’ensemble de la génération de cinéastes adulés à l’international dont nous venons de définir les contours.

Cet engouement d’Hollywood pour le cinéma québécois est-il propre à la période qui s’ouvre à la fin des années 2000 ? Pour répondre à cette question, il paraît nécessaire d’étudier plus en profondeur l’histoire du rapport entre l’univers hollywoodien et la sphère artistique québécoise. Hollywood attire aujourd’hui de nombreux talents québécois au sein de son industrie. En témoigne, outre les cas des cinéastes nommés précédemment, la migration de talents aussi diversifiés que ceux du chef décorateur Patrice Vermette, de la costumière Renée April, de la coloriste Maxine Gervais, du réalisateur et cadreur Stephen Campanelli, du directeur de la photographie Yves Bélanger, du producteur Roger Frappier ou encore de l’actrice Sophie Nélisse. Si l’ampleur actuelle de ce mouvement vers « Tinseltown » semble assez inédite, le départ d’artistes québécois vers Hollywood n’est pas pour autant une nouveauté et trouve de nombreux précédents. Citons par exemple le cas du réalisateur Mack Sennett, un Québécois de naissance qui déménagea à Hollywood tout en conservant des attaches familiales au Québec après y avoir passé l’essentiel de sa jeunesse. Il en va de même pour deux autres talents de l’ère muette et de l’âge d’or d’Hollywood, l’actrice Norma Shearer et son frère Douglas, un célèbre spécialiste des effets spéciaux et de la recherche sonore ayant notamment œuvré une grande partie de sa carrière à la Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Les Shearer firent en effet la transition Montréal-Hollywood (avec une escale à New York pour Norma). Pauline Garon, Geneviève Bujold, Suzanne Cloutier, Fifi D’Orsay sont autant d’actrices québécoises qui traversèrent, non sans succès, l’histoire hollywoodienne. Du côté des acteurs, le Québécois francophone Henri Letondal y rencontra le succès et le Québécois anglophone Glenn Ford devint une star notoire du cinéma hollywoodien classique. C’est dire l’influence durable de certains artistes du Québec sur l’industrie hollywoodienne.

Est-il possible, dès lors, d’établir une généalogie du phénomène québécois à Hollywood, des balbutiements de la « Mecque du cinéma » jusqu’au rayonnement des artistes contemporains ? Et que dire de l’attrait exercé par le Québec sur le cinéma hollywoodien6, par exemple dans un film comme Agnès de Dieu (Norman Jewison, 1985), dans lequel Jane Fonda enquête à Montréal au sein du couvent des Petites Sœurs de Marie Madeleine ? Les films américains qui développent leur intrigue au Québec ou qui permettent la rencontre entre stars hollywoodiennes et acteurs.trices québécois.e.s sur les écrans témoignent d’un fort intérêt pour la province qui mérite, lui aussi, d’être mis en perspective. Ainsi, bien que l’ère moderne nous incite à nous pencher de prime abord sur le phénomène québécois à Hollywood, il nous semble pertinent de vouloir dresser une généalogie des transferts culturels entre Hollywood et le Québec.

À cet égard, Nouvelles Vues sollicite pour son numéro thématique « Transferts culturels : Hollywood-Québec » des articles traitant des thématiques évoquées précédemment. Toute proposition qui pourrait offrir de nouvelles perspectives sur les collaborations québéco-hollywoodiennes est également encouragée. Les propositions pourraient traiter plus spécifiquement :

  • des artistes québécois œuvrant à Hollywood ;
  • des artistes américains ayant œuvré au Québec ;
  • des films québécois traitant d’Hollywood ;
  • des films hollywoodiens embrassant une thématique québécoise ;
  • de l’histoire des collaborations québéco-hollywoodiennes.

Les propositions d’article devront contenir un titre, une brève notice biobibliographique, de même qu’un résumé d’un maximum de 500 mots. Ce résumé devra circonscrire un corpus et mettre en avant une hypothèse de travail suivant l’un des angles ou sujets mentionnés. Le tout devra être envoyé aux trois adresses suivantes :, et au plus tard le 2 octobre 2023. Les auteurs.trices des propositions retenues seront invité.e.s à soumettre un article rédigé en français
ou en anglais et comportant entre 45 000 et 60 000 caractères, espaces comprises, au plus tard le 1er mars 2024. Les articles seront soumis à un processus d’évaluation par les pairs en double aveugle et leur publication sera conditionnelle à leur acceptation par au moins deux évaluations.

Notices biobibliographiques
Baptiste Creps est chercheur postdoctoral à l’Université de Montréal. Il est notamment spécialisé dans l’histoire des formes hollywoodiennes. Il est l’auteur d’une thèse intitulée Naissance d’un néoclassicisme hollywoodien (2021) et d’articles scientifiques qui sont les résultats de recherches transversales entre le cinéma, l’histoire de l’art, la musique, l’histoire du jeu vidéo et celle des nouvelles technologies. Il œuvre actuellement à la rédaction d’un ouvrage consacré au cinéaste Jean-Marc Vallée dont il est le co-auteur avec Thomas Carrier-Lafleur.

Thomas Carrier-Lafleur est chargé de cours à l’Université Concordia et à l’Université de Montréal, où il occupe aussi le poste de directeur adjoint du Laboratoire CinéMédias. Dans une perspective intermédiale qui étudie les processus de transposition écranique des textes littéraires, ses recherches portent sur les littératures française et québécoise ainsi que sur le cinéma québécois. Il est notamment l’auteur de Voir disparaître : une lecture du cinéma de Sébastien Pilote (L’Instant même, 2021) ; Projections croisées : dialogues sur la littérature, le cinéma et la création avec Andrée A. Michaud et Simon Dumas (Figura, 2021) ; Il s’est écarté : enquête sur la mort de François Paradis (Nota bene, 2019 ; avec David Bélanger) ; et de L’œil cinématographique de Proust (Classiques Garnier, 2016). Il est également codirecteur de Nouvelles Vues : revue sur les pratiques, les théories et l’histoire du cinéma au Québec.

Site Web de la revue :

1 Isabelle Daunais, Le roman sans aventure (Montréal : Les Éditions du Boréal, 2015) : 7.
2 Christian Poirier, « Le “renouveau” du cinéma québécois », Cités 23.3 (2005) : 165-182.
3 Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan, « La mouvée et son dehors : renouveau du cinéma québécois », Cahiers du cinéma, no 660 (octobre 2010) : 76.
4 Martin Bilodeau, Bruno Dequen, Philippe Gajan, Germain Lacasse, Sylvain Lavallée, Marie-Claude Loiselle et Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan, « Table ronde : le renouveau du cinéma d’auteur québécois », 24 images no 152 (2011) : 14-22.
5 Lorsque la cinéaste britannique Andrea Arnold reprit la réalisation des épisodes de la deuxième saison de Big Little Lies, cette influence eut des conséquences néfastes sur la liberté artistique de la réalisatrice. Les producteurs de la série n’hésitèrent pas à court-circuiter le style d’Arnold en postproduction afin d’imiter l’esthétique et le montage que Vallée avait mis au point pour la première saison, ce qui suscita un vent de mécontentement dans la communauté cinématographique. Le mot-clic « #ReleaseTheArnoldCut » mit au jour l’injustice, genrée ou simplement opposée au principe de liberté artistique, subie par la cinéaste britannique. Au sujet de cette controverse, voir Aisha Victoria Deeb, « #ReleaseTheArnoldCut is trending after female Director of Big Little Lies was sidelined », Mashable (15 juillet 2019),
6 Le numéro « Cinéma québécois et États-Unis » (1997) de la revue Cinémas, qui portait sur l’histoire des liens entre le cinéma québécois et les États-Unis, a déjà quelque peu déblayé cette question. Voir Louise Carrière (dir.), « Cinéma québécois et États-Unis », Cinémas 7.3 (1997), (consulté le 25 octobre 2022).

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Nouvelles Vues: revue sur les pratiques, les théories et l’histoire du cinéma au Québec

Special issue edited by Thomas Carrier-Lafleur (Université de Montréal) and Baptiste Creps (Université de Montréal)

In her essay Le roman sans aventure (“The Novel without Adventure,” 2015), Isabelle Daunais notes the contrast between the international visibility of Quebec performing arts and the lesser visibility of the province’s so-called “major” art forms:
One of the most striking features of Quebec’s artistic production, about which, curiously, no one has ever written, is the very clear difference apparent in the visibility of the “major” arts – literature, painting, music, architecture and philosophy – on the one hand, and the performing arts – popular song, the circus, set design – on the other. While performing arts productions appear successfully on every stage on the planet and are recognized as completely in tune with their field (when they are not seen as models), works in the major arts have practically no impact and are not seen as important or noteworthy by anyone in what Milan Kundera called the “great context,” or the supranational context of these arts.1

This observation, which some might see as polemical, aptly highlights the modern-day lustre of Quebec’s performing arts. It also encourages us to think about the vitality and impact of one of these so-called “major” arts, first of all within Quebec but also and especially abroad: contemporary Quebec cinema.

In an article entitled “Le ‘renouveau’ du cinéma québécois” (“The ‘Renewal’ of Quebec Cinema,” 2015), Christian Poirier already took up this exercise and highlighted the unusual nature of the critical, public and academic success of Quebec cinema in the early 2000s, as seen in the work of figures such as Denys Arcand, Charles Binamé, Louis Bélanger and Jean-François Pouliot.2 In a text published in Cahiers du cinéma in 2010, Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan, for his part, estimated that after years of famine, Quebec cinema, thanks to a new generation of filmmakers, was finally recovering the international favour it had lost for nearly forty years:

With the success of Xavier Dolan at Cannes and that of Denis Côté in Locarno, a whole generation of filmmakers is coming into focus. Alongside these strong-minded figures we must add Maxime Giroux, Sophie Deraspe, Myriam Verreault, Henry Bernadet, Stéphane Lafleur and Rafaël Ouellet. Internationally, where their awards pile up, we have not seen such a blossoming since the 60s (Claude Jutra, Gilles Groulx, Michel Brault, Jean Pierre Lefebvre and Gilles Carle, a generation unjustly relegated to the obscurity of “national cinemas”).3

In a panel discussion in 2011, film critics and professors tried to define this “new wave” of filmmakers described by Sirois-Trahan. Côté and Dolan were mentioned again as this wave’s leading lights, alongside a third filmmaker whose style is nevertheless far removed from theirs: “This growing reputation of our cinema, while it derives from the fine reception many films have had, remains for the moment based on the hitherto unseen success of Xavier Dolan and Denis Côté, to whose names we must now add that of Denis Villeneuve: three different generations of filmmakers whose methods and sensibilities are also very dissimilar.”4

Today, it is highly like that even a quick analysis of the situation would confirm that the hypotheses around the “renewal” and “New Wave” of Quebec cinema which were on the minds of film critics and professors in the late 2000s were well-founded. In the 2010s, Quebec cinema charmed audiences beyond its borders as it had rarely done before. Filmmakers including those mentioned above, to whom must be added, among others, Philippe Falardeau, Ken Scott, Kim Nguyen and Jean-Marc Vallée, met with even greater international success than that of their predecessors, drawing the attention of the Hollywood ogre. Quebec filmmakers, known for their intimist projects, genre films and spectacular cinema, and just as much for their television series, now appeared to be at the centre of Hollywood fashion.

No doubt the international and academic success of Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010) opened the door to Hollywood for this generation of filmmakers, before Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar, released a year later. Films by these artists are regularly honoured at the Oscars and the Golden Globes, while the Hollywood Critics Association named Denis Villeneuve “filmmaker of the decade” and paid tribute to his films Prisoners (2013), Sicario (2015), Arrival (2016) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017), each a Hollywood success. A filmmaker like Jean-Marc Vallée, for his part, stamps his style on his cinema, with films such as The Young Victoria (2009), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Wild (2014) and Demolition (2015), and on his work in television, with the HBO series Big Little Lies (2017) and Sharp Objects (2018). As with Villeneuve, Vallée’s style imbues his work and established itself as a model for the broad Hollywood context.5 Another point in common between these two filmmakers: they both have the ability to make films whose artistic stamp dominates and which have a spectacular quality, often with a fairly small budget by Hollywood standards. This is generally true for every one of the filmmakers in this internationally-lionized generation whose contours we have just outlined.

Was this infatuation with Quebec cinema on the part of Hollywood limited to the period beginning in the late 2000s? To answer this question, it would appear to be necessary to study in greater depth the history of the relations between the world of Hollywood and the artistic sphere in Quebec. Today Hollywood has attracted numerous Quebec talents to its industry. This can be seen, apart from those filmmakers already mentioned, in the migration of talented people as diverse as the production designer Patrice Vermette, the costume designer Renée April, the colourist Maxine Gervais, the director and camera operator Stephen Campanelli, the director of photography Yves Bélanger, the producer Roger Frappier and the actress Sophie Nélisse. While today the extent of this movement to “Tinseltown” is unlike anything seen before, artists leaving Quebec for Hollywood is nothing new and in fact has numerous precedents. We could mention, for example, the case of the director Mack Sennett, who was born in Quebec and moved to Hollywood, yet preserved family ties in Quebec after spending most of his youth in the province. The same is true of two other Hollywood silent-era and golden-age talents, the actress Norma Shearer and her brother Douglas, a famous specialist in special effects and audio research who spent a large part of his career with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). The Shearer siblings made the Montreal-Hollywood transition after a period of time in New York for Norma. Pauline Garon, Geneviève Bujold, Suzanne Cloutier and Fifi D’Orsay are some of the other Quebec actresses who, not without success, can be found throughout the history of Hollywood. In the case of actors, the French-speaking Quebecer Henri Letondal achieved success there, while the English-speaking Quebecer Glenn Ford became a famous star in classical Hollywood cinema. This gives an idea of the lasting influence of Quebec artists on the Hollywood film industry.

Is it possible, then, to establish a genealogy of the phenomenon of Quebec artists in Hollywood, from the early years of it being the “Mecca of the movies” to today’s high-profile artists? And what can be said about the appeal of Quebec for Hollywood cinema,6 in a film such as Agnes of God (Norman Jewison, 1985), for example, in which Jane Fonda carries out an investigation in the Petites Soeurs de Marie Madeleine convent in Montreal? American films which situate their stories in Quebec, or which make possible screen encounters between Hollywood stars and Quebec actors and actresses, illustrate audiences’ strong interest in the province, which also deserves to be put into perspective. Thus while our modern age leads us to examine above all the phenomenon of Quebec in Hollywood, it seems to us to be relevant to draw up a genealogy of cultural transfers between Hollywood and Quebec.

In this respect, for its thematic issue “Cultural Transfers: Hollywood-Quebec,” Nouvelles vues is inviting submissions which address the topics raised above. Every proposal offering new perspectives on Quebec-Hollywood collaborations is also encouraged. More specifically, proposals may address:

  • Quebec artists working in Hollywood;
  • American artists who have worked in Quebec;
  • Quebec films with Hollywood as their topic;
  • Hollywood films which have a Quebec theme;
  • the history of Quebec-Hollywood collaboration.

Proposals for articles must contain a title, a brief bio-bibliographical note on the author, and a synopsis of no more than 500 words. This synopsis must delineate a body of work and advance a working hypothesis which addresses one of the approaches or topics mentioned. These materials should be sent to the three following addresses:, and no later than 2 October 2023. The authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit an article in English or French of between 45,000 and 60,000 characters, spaces included, no later than 1 March 2024. Articles will be submitted to a double-blind peer-review process and their publication will be conditional on being accepted by at least two evaluations.

Bio-bibliographic Notes
Baptiste Creps is a post-doctoral researcher at the Université de Montréal specialising in the history of Hollywood film form. He is the author of a dissertation entitled Naissance d’un néoclassicisme hollywoodien (2021) and of scholarly articles arising out of interdisciplinary research into cinema, art history, music, the history of video games and the history of new technologies. He is currently co-authoring a book on the filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée with Thomas Carrier-Lafleur.

Thomas Carrier-Lafleur is a course instructor at Concordia University and at the Université de Montréal, where he holds the position of deputy director of the Laboratoire CinéMédias. His research addresses French and Quebec literature and Quebec cinema from an intermedial perspective which studies the process of transposing literary texts to the screen. He is the author of volumes such as Voir disparaître: une lecture du cinéma de Sébastien Pilote (L’Instant même, 2021); Projections croisées: dialogues sur la littérature, le cinéma et la création avec Andrée A. Michaud et Simon Dumas (Figura, 2021); Il s’est écarté: enquête sur la mort de François Paradis (Nota bene, 2019, with avec David Bélanger); and L’oeil cinématographique de Proust (Classiques Garnier, 2016). He is also co-director of Nouvelles Vues: revue sur les pratiques, les théories et l’histoire du cinéma au Québec.

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1 Isabelle Daunais, Le roman sans aventure (Montréal: Les Éditions du Boréal, 2015), 7.
2 Christian Poirier, “Le ‘renouveau’ du cinéma québécois,” Cités 23, no. 3 (2005): 165-82.
3 Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan, “La mouvée et son dehors: renouveau du cinéma québécois,” Cahiers du cinéma, 660 (October 2010): 76.
4 Martin Bilodeau, Bruno Dequen, Philippe Gajan, Germain Lacasse, Sylvain Lavallée, Marie-Claude Loiselle and Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan, “Table ronde: le renouveau du cinéma d’auteur québécois,” 24 images 152 (2011): 14-22.
5 When the British filmmaker Andrea Arnold directed the episodes of the second season of Big Little Lies, this influence had nefarious consequences for her artistic freedom. The series’ producers did not hesitate to short-circuit Arnold’s style in post-production in order to imitate the aesthetic and editing that Vallée had developed for the first season, giving rise to a wave of discontent in the film community. The hashtag “#ReleaseTheArnoldCut” exposed the injustice, whether gendered or simply contrary to the principle of artistic freedom, which she experienced. On the topic of this controversy, see Aisha Victoria Deeb, “#ReleaseTheArnoldCut is trending after female Director of Big Little Lies was sidelined,” Mashable (15 July 2019),
6 The “Cinéma québécois et États-Unis” (1997) special issue of the journal Cinémas, which took up the history of the connections between Quebec cinema and the United States, has already done the groundwork this question to a certain extent. See Louise Carrière, ed., “Cinéma québécois et États-Unis,” Cinémas 7, no. 3 (1997), (consulted 25 October 2022).


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Sessional Lecturer for CIN376Y1Y – Chinese Cinemas

Date Posted: 05/25/2022
Req ID: 31470
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Cinema Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course number and title: CIN376Y1Y – Chinese Cinemas

Course description: This course examines Chinese films in their main three production centres: Hong Kong, The People’s Republic of China and Taiwan. Chinese cinemas share common historical ground, the mainland industry of the 1930s, chiefly in Shanghai. After the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war with Japan in 1937, the Chinese industry fragmented. Following the Maoist triumph in establishing the People’s Republic, in 1949, the mainland industry assumed a socialist form under state control. The Hong Kong industry took a dynamically commercial form and successfully served the Chinese diaspora as well as the local audience. The Taiwanese industry, while likewise commercial, was also under state control. Three separate cinemas resulted and grew distinct from one another. The process of division only began to reverse in the new century when co-productions and transnational financing grew in importance.

Estimated course enrolment: 40 students
Estimated TA support: N/A
Class schedule: Screenings scheduled for Mondays, 14:00-17:00. Lectures on Tuesdays, 15:00-17:00.

*Please note, the delivery method for this course is currently In Person. In keeping with current circumstances, the course delivery method may change as determined by the Faculty or the Institute.

Sessional dates of appointment: September 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024.

Sessional Lecturer I: $18,915.79
Sessional Lecturer I, Long Term: $19,861.58
Sessional Lecturer II: $20,243.53
Sessional Lecturer III: $20,725.52

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Minimum qualifications:

  • MA in Film/Cinema
  • At least 5 years of experience teaching cinema at the university level, with a concentration on Chinese film history, theory, and/or analysis.
  • At least 5 years of experience marking undergraduate essays in cinema.
  • Evidence of recent teaching effectiveness.
  • Ability to teach online if public health issues require.

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in Cinema strongly preferred.
  • A strong record of research in Asian cinema and Chinese in particular.

Description of duties: The Sessional Lecturer will follow the broad outline of the syllabus that has been established for the course, using any textbooks/films that may have been ordered. Revisions and/or updates to the curriculum should be discussed with the Director. They will lecture, grade assignments, hold office hours each week, and answer queries by email or appointment.

Application instructions: Those interested should email a curriculum vitae (PDF) and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form to: Cinema Studies Institute HR.
Closing Date: 07/13/2022, 11:59PM EDT

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolment. Should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12 of the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 collective agreement.

Please note: Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.

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

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Framing Ferrante: Adaptation and Intermediality from Troubling Love to The Lying Life of Adults

The proposed CFP for an upcoming volume with Società Editrice Fiorentina invites analyses of the cinematic and televisual adaptations of Elena Ferrante’s literary works, from Mario Martone’s L’amore molesto (1995) and Roberto Faenza’s I giorni dell’abandono (2005) to Saverio Costanzo’s L’amica geniale series (2018-), Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter (2021), and Edoardo De Angelis’s Netflix series La vita bugiarda degli adulti (2023). This CFP seeks to build on existing research by considering the literal framing and re-framing of Ferrante on TV and film screens. The aim is to extend and expand upon existing scholarship by considering the older forays into Ferrante adaptation alongside the more recent 21st century remediations. In this respect, the CFP seeks papers that conjoin questions of modality (analog or digital), medium, mediation, and trans-mediation with those of authorship, authority, and gender, around such key issues as genre and influence, commercial vs. independent productions, arthouse vs. “prestige,” etc.

We are particularly interested in the following themes/questions/approaches, focused around the formal-stylistic, structural, generic, and intermedial dimensions of the process of adaptation or remediation:

  • To what extent can the cinematic/televisual adaptations be considered autonomously from the novels that inspired them? What fresh light do the audiovisual remediations cast on Ferrante’s narratives?
  • Given Ferrante’s meticulous care in conveying women’s experiences, what cinematic/televisual techniques help these female subjectivities come alive on the screen? In what ways does an audiovisual treatment augment this aspect of Ferrante’s poetics?
  • Ferrante’s narratives have been read as committed to conveying the “untamed truth” (Frantumaglia 308), the crude lived experience of women’s affective responses in all their intense, unfiltered, authentic reality. How have filmmakers approached the challenge in the various film/TV adaptations of transposing onto the screen the “untamed” or crude quality of this affective reality?
  • Furthermore, the characteristically explosive quality in the release of affective responses in Ferrante’s works is often counterbalanced by a tightly controlled narrative structure. Given the radical shift in medium, from page to screen, how is this contrast or tension approximated in the audiovisual versions of Ferrante’s novels?
  • Similarly, Ferrante’s signature explosive linguistic energy is often balanced by stillness in her texts. How is such stillness, as a counter to strategically unleashed energy, conveyed through the choice of shots and scenes in the audiovisual adaptations?
  • In Frantumaglia Ferrante surmises that a certain dissolving of margins (smarginatura) is necessary to narrate a story: “A story begins when, one after another, our borders collapse” (326). How do the cinematic or televisual versions of Ferrante’s works capture this generative collapse? Or is smarginatura somehow a ‘purely’ literary phenomenon?
  • Scholarship has revealed Ferrante’s novels to be highly intertextual works. To what extent does the panoply of literary, mythological, art historical, and other mediatic references find their way into the films/TV series, and how, if at all, are they adapted to the other medium?
  • How are the themes of gender and social class restrictions, as well as the political dynamics of the different contexts of Ferrante’s novels, rendered on screen? What difference does it make that Ferrante’s (generally female) protagonists can be literally seen and heard, as embodied by specific actors?
  • What is gained, lost, or transformed in Ferrante’s narratives in their transposition to the audiobook format, with only the recorded voice to convey meaning?
  • What role is played by subtitles, in languages other than Italian, in the remediation of Ferrante’s texts from page to screen?
  • In Ferrante’s works, Naples and the Neapolitan context are often interpreted through the lens of a celebrated porosity (a perception of the city famously proposed by Walter Benjamin), in that the city acts almost as an uncontained extension of the novels’ characters. How is the Neapolitan setting deployed in the various film/TV adaptations? Does Ferrante’s characteristic porosity hold, or do other modalities for the setting arise? What difference does it make to actually see Naples on screen, as opposed to the narrated Naples of Ferrante’s discourse?
  • In what ways, if any, do the audiovisual adaptations augment our understanding of the significance of Naples, motherhood, and frantumaglia in Ferrante’s narratives?

Please send a 150-word abstract, a short bio-blurb and a working title by July 15th 2023. Articles will be due on October 30th 2023. Please send your materials and address your inquiries to Russell Kilbourn and Roberta Cauchi-Santoro


We are excited to announce that there is a very rare opportunity to join us at The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. We are looking for an Assistant Curator to work with us to help manage, promote, and share our fantastic collection of over 87,000 artefacts on the history of the moving image from the Seventeenth Century to the present day. It is a great chance for a museum or heritage professional to develop their career and to work with the leading moving image museum in the UK, here in Devon at the University of Exeter. For more information go to the job advert and description at Please send on to anyone that you think might be interested in applying.

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Editor: Ted Nannicelli, University of Queensland

About the Journal
Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that explores how the
mind experiences, understands, and interprets the audiovisual and narrative structures of cinema and other visual media.
Recognizing cinema as an art form, the journal aims to integrate established traditions of analyzing media aesthetics with current
research into perception, cognition, and emotion, according to frameworks supplied by philosophy of mind, phenomenology,
psychology, and the cognitive-and neurosciences. The journal seeks to facilitate a dialogue between scholars in these disciplines
and bring the study of moving image media to the forefront of contemporary intellectual debate.

Manuscript Submission
Submissions are welcomed from a variety of scholarly methods within the humanities and the sciences, from aesthetic to empirical, theoretical, and historical approaches. We especially welcome interdisciplinary approaches that bridge the traditional humanities/sciences division. Accordingly, we invite and consider several forms of submission.

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Authors should submit articles as attachments by e-mail, formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) files. Electronic submissions are preferred, but mailed contributions will be reviewed. Please note that all correspondence will be transmitted via e-mail. Submissions without complete and properly formatted reference lists may be rejected. Manuscripts accepted for publication that
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Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind

Open Call for: The Stephen Prince Memorial Essay Prize
Editor: Ted Nannicelli, University of Queensland

The Prize, sponsored by The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) and Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, is awarded in memory of Stephen Prince. Over the course of his distinguished career, Stephen was both the editor of Projections and president of SCSMI, as well as the president of the Society for Cinema Studies. An embodiment of the interdisciplinary, inquiry-driven spirit of SCSMI, Stephen was a film critic, historian, and theorist. He authored important books and articles on a variety of topics including visual communication, digital effects, and film violence to name just a few. He was also a cherished colleague and teacher.

1. Aim: The aim of the Prize is to encourage and reward new research that, broadly speaking, approaches the study of moving images from the cognitivist perspective that guides the activities of SCSMI, and that falls within the aims and scope of its affiliated journal, Projections.
2. Amount: The amount of the Prize is $500, plus the payment of Open Access Gold fees ($1200) for publication in Projections and a travel grant of $1000 to present the paper at the annual meeting of SCSMI.
3. Frequency: The Prize will be awarded biennially. However, SCSMI and Projections reserve the right to decline to award the Prize in any given year. In the years that the Prize is scheduled to be awarded, a general call with a deadline will be made at the start of the year. Any eligible submission to Projections will be considered if the author(s) self-nominate at the time of submission.
4. Eligibility: The competition is open to early career researchers (post-docs, adjunct, non-tenure track, and tenure-track scholars) who have received their PhD within the last seven years (at the time of submission), as well as current postgraduate students. For submissions that are jointly authored, only the first author will be required to meet the eligibility criteria, and that person will be named as the sole recipient of the Prize if it is the winning submission. Entrants must include, on the coversheet of their entry, a statement indicating how they qualify. Entry is not limited to members of SCSMI. Previous winners may not enter again. Persons in doubt about their qualifications are encouraged to consult the editor of Projections in advance.
5. Content and Length: The essay may be on any topic and situated in any discipline so long as it falls under the aims and scope of Projections. The essay should be a maximum of 8,000 words inclusive of references and notes. All identifying information should be removed for blind review. In addition, an abstract not exceeding 150 words should accompany the essay.
6. Judging: An interdisciplinary panel of judges will be constituted by five individuals. These include the editor and two associate editors of Projections, along with two members of SCSMI’s Board of Directors. Decisions will be based on the overall merit of the submissions including, but not limited to factors including originality, rigour, innovativeness, and sophistication. The winning essay will be published in Projections, contingent upon meeting the normal criteria for publication including double bind peer review and final editorial approval. It is a condition of entry to the Prize competition that the essay has not previously been published; is not currently under consideration by another journal or competition, and will not be until the result of the competition is announced. If, in the opinion of the judges, no essay that merits publication in Projections is submitted, the prize will not be awarded. The decision of the judges is final.
7. Presentation: The winner of the Prize will normally be announced at the start of the calendar year following the competition and presented later that year at the annual meeting of SCSMI, where the winner will have the opportunity to present the paper.

Submission Procedures
1. In the years that the Prize is scheduled to be awarded, a call with a set deadline will be circulated within and beyond SCSMI towards the start of the calendar year.
2. Any essay submitted to Projections can be considered for the Prize if the author meets the eligibility requirements and self-nominates at the time of submission.
3. Entries should follow Projections’ normal submission guidelines. They should be in English and should not exceed 8,000 words in length (including references and notes, excluding abstract).
Entries that are too long or without an abstract will not be considered. Entries must be in Word document format, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font.
4. Essays should be prepared for blind review and contain no identifying information. The file name should be the same as the essay title. The submission email should include the name, institution and address of the author.
5. Nominees should supply evidence that they are eligible for the prize – e.g. current student enrolment status or date of PhD conferral.
6. Essays will not be considered for the prize if they have been previously published, if they have been submitted to the Projections previously, or are currently under consideration by another journal or competition.
7. Nominated essays may be published in Projections prior to the awarding of the Prize if they are accepted through the standard review process. If the winning essay is published prior to the awarding of the Prize, it will subsequently be made open-access and noted as the winning essay in the electronic version.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis between January 1, 2023 and December 1, 2023.


Call for Papers
Women and Hollywood: Tales of Inequality, Abuse and Resistance in the Dream Factory (University of Illinois Press)

Edited by Karen McNally
Abstract Deadline: Friday 23 June 2023
Chapters Due: October 2023

The above volume is contracted with University of Illinois Press for their ‘Women’s Media History Now!’ series edited by Kay Armatage, Jane M. Gaines, Christine Gledhill and Sangita Gopal.

This is an additional call for chapters on the following topics:

1. Inequality and/or abuse in the Hollywood film and television industries or its films during the 1920s or 1930s. This might relate to individual figures or the theme more broadly and would demonstrate the establishment of patterns evident in the industry or on screen.

2. Inequality and/or abuse as part of the experience of lesbian women in Hollywood’s film and television industries or through representation on screen. An emphasis on the intersectional experience is key to this topic.

3. The exposure of abusive practices in Hollywood through the #metoo movement and the treatment of perpetrators and victims. Of particular interest is how inequalities might persist in the impact or otherwise on careers as these cases play out in the industry, the press and legally.

Chapter proposals should be submitted as a 300-400 word abstract to the editor, Dr Karen McNally, at by Friday 23 June 2023. Please include an author biography of 100-150 words. Final chapters will be circa 6,000 and due by end of October 2023. Please feel free to email with any queries prior to submission of abstracts.

Please see below for further details of the book description:

The Hollywood film industry in the 21st century has become synonymous with accusations of structural inequality alongside revelations of sexual harassment and abuse, the impact of which has rippled out to wider society both in the US and overseas. The pay inequalities raised by actresses including Michelle Williams and Octavia Spencer and the multiple rape and sexual assault charges and convictions against Harvey Weinstein and others have ignited the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. Simultaneously, organizations and initiatives such as the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and Black Women’s Equal Pay Day have worked to challenge the structures and practices of gender inequality that exist in the American film industry and that reflect broader national concerns.

Yet these circumstances and the narratives that accompany them are far from revelatory, hidden or limited to a contemporary context. The power imbalances and mistreatment that have defined women’s careers in Hollywood are as long-established as they are persistent, have been built into the structure of Hollywood and stretch across its entire history. From the euphemistically- termed ‘casting couch’ to the control of stars’ reproductive choices, and from the indirect expulsion of female directors, to male ownership of women’s work and the multiple limitations placed upon women of colour, the professional experience in Hollywood for women has consistently been different from that of their male colleagues. This volume will address a variety of ways in which narratives are formed that illustrate and highlight these inequities, and those that actively challenge the structured culture that has persistently worked to enact them. Topics range from early cinema to contemporary film and television, and move between press and fan magazine narratives, screen dramatizations, studies of individual figures and broader industry practices.