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100 Years of 16mm – Call for Papers

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Professor, Film and Media Studies, Concordia University, Montreal

 

Final Essays: 2500 words; due January 1, 2022

 

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

Definitions of synchronous and asynchronous:

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

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

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

Spring 2021 Session:

Film Studies 301: Topic in National Cinema

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

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

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


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

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

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

For course descriptions, please refer to the University Calendar.

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

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

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
 

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

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

Additional Information

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

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

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

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

Please share widely with your networks.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Bourse Postdoctorale MITACS sur les plateformes de publications médiatiques hybrides

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

Veuillez circuler sur vos réseaux.
 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Conference Organisers: 

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

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

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

 

Website: https://besidesthescreen.com 

 

CFP deadline: April 9, 2021 

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

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

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

 

Submission Details: 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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

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

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

 

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Update: February 26, 2021.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



Update:
February 26, 2021

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

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

Mise à jour du 26 février 2021.
 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


 
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26 février 2021

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Call for Papers:

Reframing the Nation: Diasporic Racialized, Indigenous & Queer BIPOC Canadian Independent Women Filmmakers 1990-2020.

 

Reframing the Nation is the first critical film anthology from an intersectional Canadian context that is dedicated to a close engagement with impactful films produced by racialized diasporic, indigenous, and Queer BIPOC independent women filmmakers in Canada. This collection charts the cinematic visions and perspectives of first and second generation diasporic and indigenous filmmakers and Queer BIack, Indigenous, Women of Colour Canadian Independent Women Filmmakers working from 1990-2020. Works considered can be shorts or features that are independent Canadian productions. Independent films tend to reflect artistic practices that are rooted in personal, political, aesthetic, cultural, philosophical, and social justice concerns, they are typically arts council funded and/or co-produced with other agencies. A vital component of independent film is that the filmmaker maintains artistic/editorial control over their work. Comparative papers between Canadian productions and international productions are welcome.

 

Please Submit Abstracts (300 words) & short bio (125 words) up until April 15, 2021
Notification of acceptance: within three weeks of receipt of the abstract.
Submission of Papers: 15-20 pages preferred, to a maximum of 5,000 words.
Final Draft Due: by December 15, 2021. (deadline extended due to pandemic).

Contributions from any doctoral candidates, pre-tenure and tenured faculty doing research in the areas of this collection are welcome.
Inquiries to Contributing Editor: Dr. Michelle Mohabeer (Lecturer & Filmmaker) mmohabee@yorku.ca

 

Submissions may consider the following: 

  • Documentary and Narrative features, short films, hybrid films or activist documentaries with thoughtful approaches. Oppositional and Fringe works also welcome.
  • Analyses of intersectional representations of social justice issues or settler nation.
  • Cultural identities and diasporic aesthetics: the merging of aesthetics and politics; to explore geographies of space/place, fragmented uprooted identities, home and belonging, intersectional identities, politics of displacement, memory and history, contesting dominant narratives of Canada as a nation etc.
  • Theorizing and analyzing diasporic works by Canadian racialized women or queer/trans women of colour, black and indigenous women filmmakers from decolonial, post-colonial, queer diasporic or transnational contexts.
  • Thematic or textual analysis of feature films or (body of short films) by sole or multiple BIPOC women filmmakers.
  • Aesthetic/formal approaches in documentary, narrative, experimental, and hybrid films (all genres and platforms considered)
  • Historiography of film/video by BIPOC women filmmakers in Canada (1990-2020)
  • Festivals & Distributors: supporting works by Indigenous women & women of colour filmmakers in Canada. Also BIPOC Organizations that support film/media arts.
  • Reception/audience studies of works produced by Indigenous/women of colour in Canada.
  • The decolonial use of technologies (digital and film) in works by Canadian racialized/queer diasporic and Indigenous women filmmakers.
  • Queer & Transgender films by Indigenous and women of colour filmmakers in Canada.
 

Assistant Professor, Open Discipline – Indigenous Focus, Faculty of Arts

Job ID: 22079
Updated: Today
Location: Main Campus

 

Position Description

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary, in partnership with the International Indigenous Studies Program, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor for an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. This is an open disciplinary search, meaning any candidate from the social sciences, humanities, or fine arts with a research program/creative practice and teaching expertise centering Indigenous peoples is encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will join one of the departments or schools in the Faculty of Arts and will divide their teaching and service activities between the International Indigenous Studies Program and their home unit.

In general, the successful candidate will establish and maintain an active research program or creative practice that centers around, or is driven by, Indigenous peoples.  The successful candidate must conduct research informed by Indigenous methodologies, which may include community-driven research and/or research/creative practice in dialogue with Indigenous knowledges and intellectual traditions.  The successful candidate must demonstrate competency in Indigenous pedagogies and working with Indigenous learners. They will teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and provide service to the International Indigenous Studies program, the home department, and potentially the wider community.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, or terminal degree in their field.  Candidates who can demonstrate they are near completion of their program will be considered; however preference will be given to a candidate with a completed degree.  The appointee’s research agenda may be disciplinary or inter-disciplinary, with a Canadian and/or international focus.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of a record of, or clear potential for, excellence in:

  • Research or research creation with a focus centering Indigenous peoples or Indigeneity
  • Teaching and student mentorship
  • Working with Indigenous learners and content
  • Engagement with, or connections to, Indigenous community

Evidence should include publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals/venues or a record of completed and presented research creation, success with, or potential for, securing competitive funding, and proof of teaching effectiveness.  A record of engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions may include non-peer reviewed reports or briefs, presentations, formal partnerships, research relationship documents or outputs from community-engaged/driven projects, or membership in the community. 

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. Indigenous and equity seeking candidates are invited to self-identify. Please be aware that the application allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • A letter of interest detailing how and why you meet the requirements of the position
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • For applicants in the social sciences or humanities, no more than two samples of scholarly writing
  • For applicants in the fine arts, a sample portfolio including five works accompanied by descriptions of the work, titles, dates created, mediums, and sizes.  Please reach out to the Director of the International Indigenous Studies Program for file transfer specifications
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and a teaching dossier (which must, at minimum, include two sample syllabi, summaries of the quantitative and qualitative results of two sets of course evaluations, and evidence of teaching experience with Indigenous content or learners)
  • Clear evidence of the applicant’s engagement with, or connections to, an Indigenous community

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted directly to the selection committee at:

Ms. Hoai Dang, 
Administrative Assistant for the International Indigenous Studies Program
University of Calgary
Faculty of Arts
Hoai.dang@ucalgary.ca  

For questions about the posting, please direct your inquiries to:

Dr. Daniel Voth, Director International Indigenous Studies Program
Search Committee Chair
University of Calgary
Faculty of Arts
Email: indg.director@ucalgary.ca

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 25, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  It is likely interviews will be virtual.
 

The International Indigenous Studies program is a self-governing interdisciplinary program that centers on the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada and internationally.  The program focuses on various aspects of Indigenous perspectives related to art, culture, ways of knowing, languages, economies, politics, and community structures, and attracts students from across the university (https://arts.ucalgary.ca/international-indigenous-studies).  The program is housed administratively in the Department of Political Science, and possesses its own Director, staff, affiliated faculty, and governance structure.

The University of Calgary is engaged in a consultative process with knowledge keepers, Elders, and leaders of the Treaty #7 peoples, the Métis Nation, and academics and university administrators. This ongoing process has resulted in the development of an Indigenous Strategy, ii’taa’poh’to’p – Together in a Good Way – intended to guide the university’s relationship with the Indigenous peoples in whose territory the university resides.  The Indigenous Strategy identifies the International Indigenous Studies program as a source of strength in the effort to transform and decolonize the way teaching, learning, and research occur on campus. This search is one part of the initiative to deepen and strengthen Indigenous focused research, teaching and learning on and off campus.

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

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

Additional Information

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

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

The University of Calgary is situated on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

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

 

A message from the organizers:

It’s our pleasure to announce the schedule for the 23rd Annual FSAC Graduate Student Colloquium. This year’s theme is ‘Spectre.’ It will be hosted by the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute and take place between Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th. Dr. David Marriott from Penn State University will deliver the keynote presentation at 6:15 pm on Friday, January 29th. The colloquium will be taking place on Zoom Webinar and all are invited. Here are the log-in details:

Day One:
Zoom ID: 831 8161 4061
Passcode: spectre21

Day Two:
Zoom ID: 857 1310 6724
Passcode: spectre21

Please see the attached schedule for more details.

Additionally, there will be a virtual Zoom afterparty on Saturday, January 30th at 8:00pm. Log-in information will be shared during the colloquium. 

We hope to see you there! 

 

 

Call for applications: MA and PhD programs in Film and the Moving Image, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal.

Deadline: February 1, 2021

MA 

The MA in Film and Moving Image Studies is a two-year program that gives students time to build a breadth of knowledge about cinema’s past and future. It also gives you a chance to consider its close relations with other media forms, from television through video and digital platforms. It provides you with a stimulating environment to examine film and the moving image as a political, social, cultural and artistic medium. Students have the opportunity to complete the program in a course-and-MA-thesis stream or in a course-only stream. 

 

PhD 

The PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies provides an ideal environment for students to deepen their understanding of cinema and other moving image media from a wide variety
of historical, cultural and theoretical perspectives. It fosters interdisciplinarity in research and teaching, while being deeply rooted in the discipline of film and media studies and the aesthetic, philosophical, social and political debates that shape it. Seminars are designed exclusively for doctoral students and cover a robust range of scholarship recognizing the value of pluralism in moving image research. 

 

If you have any questions regarding thesis programs, you may reach out to our GPD,  Marc Steinberg (Marc.Steinberg@concordia.ca  film studies.cinema@concordia.ca).

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters where we gratefully live, work and learn.