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Responding to an FSAC call for interested participants, a Media Access and Copyright (MAC) working group was formed in the fall of 2021 to probe copyright challenges encountered by faculty who wish to use media in teaching and scholarship. The mandate of the MAC group was to continue the conversation on issues arising from a 2021 FSAC conference roundtable and to set out possible actions.

The MAC group comprised film and media studies faculty, copyright specialists, and collection development and liaison librarians from twelve different Canadian post-secondary institutions. Over its first several meetings, the group identified many issues worthy of pursuit and determined that a useful way forward was to distill the issues into three focal areas and present them for consideration at the 2022 FSAC conference.

This report outlines the three areas of focus: advocacy for changes to the Copyright Act to alleviate some difficulties encountered by instructors and scholars; access and exhibition challenges encountered in the classroom; and appropriation/repurposing challenges encountered by various kinds of creators. The report also offers recommendations on next steps within each focal area.

 

A full translation of this report into French will be published in Fall 2022.

The report will be permanently available in the Resources section of this site.

 


 

Le rapport du groupe de travail sur le droit d’auteur et l’accès aux medias (DAAM)

 

Un groupe de travail sur le droit d’auteur et l’accès aux médias (DAAM) a été formé à l’automne 2021 en réponse à un appel de l’ACÉCM, afin d’enquêter les défis de droit d’auteur rencontrés par les professeurs souhaitant utiliser les médias dans l’enseignement et l’érudition. Le mandat du DAAM était de poursuivre la conversation par rapport à certaines questions découlant d’une table ronde à la conférence de l’ACÉCM de 2021, et de proposer des mesures possibles. 

Le DAAM comprenait des professeurs d’études cinématographiques et médiatiques, des spécialistes du droit d’auteur ainsi que des bibliothécaires de liaison et en développement de collections provenant de douze établissements d’enseignement postsecondaire canadiens différents. Au cours de ses premières réunions, le groupe a identifié de nombreuses questions qui méritent d’être poursuivies et a déterminé qu’une façon utile d’aller de l’avant était de diviser les questions en trois domaines d’intérêt et de les présenter pour examen à la conférence 2022 de l’ACÉCM. 

Le présent rapport décrit les trois domaines d’intérêt suivants : un plaidoyer pour apporter des modifications à la Loi sur le droit d’auteur afin d’atténuer certaines difficultés rencontrées par les instructeurs et les universitaires; les difficultés d’accès et d’exposition rencontrées en classe; et les défis d’appropriation/réaffectation rencontrés par divers types de créateurs. Le rapport propose également des recommandations sur les prochaines étapes dans chaque domaine d’intervention.

 

Une traduction complète de ce rapport en français sera publiée à l’automne 2022.

Le rapport sera disponible en permanence dans la section Ressources de ce site.

 

 

 

Following a successful motion at the 2022 Annual General Meeting, the Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) is now the Film and Media Studies Association of Canada (FMSAC). In the weeks and months to come, this site, along with Association’s social media feeds, will be modified to reflect this change.


À la suite d’une motion retenue à l’assemblée générale annuelle de 2022, l’Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques (ACÉC) est maintenant l’Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques et médiatiques (ACÉCM). Dans les semaines et les mois à venir, ce site ainsi que les flux de médias sociaux de l’Association seront modifiés pour refléter ce changement.

 

SCSMI 2023 — Wilmington, North Carolina, USA — May 31-June 3

The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) invites proposals for presentations at its annual conference to be held May 31-June 3, 2023, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Participants may propose a Long Paper Presentation, Short Paper Presentation, Poster Presentation or Demonstration or Author-Meets-Critics Panel.

 

Click here for the Call for Papers (CFP).

 

Submit proposals by midnight (EST) December 12, 2022, through Oxford Abstracts at https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/4454/submitter.

 

Travel Awards

SCSMI will sponsor three travel awards for presenters in the amount of $1000 apiece. Application instructions and eligibility criteria are listed on the CFP.

 

Venue

The Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is proud to host the conference. Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is closest and is served by Delta, American, United, and Avelo airlines. Other nearby airports include MYR (1.5 hrs. by car), RDU (2.5 hrs.), and CLT (3.5 hrs.) Conference participants may choose to extend their stay in the coastal resort area in order to enjoy beaches, Wilmington’s historic downtown, the Cape Fear River area, the Battleship North Carolina, boating and kayaking, Airlie Gardens, the North Carolina Aquarium, walking tours, and other nearby sites.

As the registration deadline (March 31, 2023) approaches, we will post information here about hotels and other travel details.

Further questions about the conference or submission process should be addressed to scsmi2023@uncw.edu.

 

Archive/Counter-Archive Call for Papers for SCMS 2023

 

 Living Archives and Counter-Archives in Film, Video, and Media Arts in Canada

Archives are generally associated with things that are dead and static, but digital media are impacting the very meaning and location of archives along with the production of more dynamic and diverse histories. Since the archival turn in the early 1990s (generally attributed to the rise of the internet and the expansion of local area networks globally), artists and digital humanists, often working in collaboration with archivists, have been at the forefront of developing new ways to animate and create archives both public and private. Artists are using film and media archives to disrupt traditional forms of history, collection, and national narrative. New approaches to celluloid, video, and digital media are process-oriented, participatory, and performative. Archives used in this way foster new living ecologies of entanglement that are generating more complex epistemological models of memory and place.

Archive/Counter-Archive: Activating Canada’s Audiovisual Heritage is a SSHRC Partnership Grant research-creation project dedicated to activating and remediating audiovisual archives created by Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), the Black community and People of Colour, women, LGBT2Q+ and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories. For the purposes of this project, we have defined counter-archives as political, ingenious, resistant, and community-based. They are embodied differently and have explicit intention to historicize differently, to disrupt conventional national narratives, and to write difference into public accounts. They seek to counter the hegemony of traditional archival institutions that have normally neglected or marginalized women, Indigenous, Inuit and Métis Peoples, the LGBT2Q+ community, and Black, racialized, and immigrant communities. This panel invites presentations on research and research-creation related to the themes and approaches of Archive/Counter-Archive.

Keywords: archives and counter-archives; archival film, video, and media; community media; media by women, Indigenous, Inuit and Métis Peoples, the Black community and People of Colour, the LGBT2Q+ community, and immigrant communities.

Please send proposals to Andrew Bailey (kmo@counterarchive.ca) by August 8th. In your proposal, please include your name, a short bio (50 words), submission title, a short abstract  (250-350 words), keywords (3-5) and bibliographic references (2-5).

 

Part-Time Academic – RUSN 2046.03/FILM 2346.03: Eastern European Cinema: War, Love, and Revolutions – Fall 22′
 

Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
This Part-Time Academic will be fully responsible for the teaching and grading of one section of RUSN 2046.03/FILM 2346.03: Eastern European Cinema: War, Love, and Revolutions in the Fall term (September to December 2022).
This online, asynchronous course addresses Eastern European film and related media through the lenses of such topics as political and cultural discourses, postcolonialism, ethnicity, gender, film and media industries, and/or censorship. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Russian Studies.
 
All instructors hired to teach online will be supported by Dalhousie’s Centre for Learning and Teaching, and Academic Technology Services (support@dal.ca), to deliver their courses online. More information about preparing to teach online can be found at https://www.dal.ca /dept/clt.html.
 
Qualifications/Requirements of Position
The successful candidate will have preferably earned doctorate or be ABD (All But Dissertation) in Cinema and Media Studies or a related field; or in Russian Studies, Eastern European Studies, or a related field. They will have a proven teaching record or potential for teaching excellence. Experience with teaching in an online environment, especially with asynchronous teaching, is preferred.
Salary Range/Pay Rate
Per CUPE Collective Agreement
 
Additional Information
All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University.
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.

Posting Detail Information
Term of appointment September to December 2022
Open Date 07/18/2022
Close Date 08/02/2022
Open Until Filled

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/10953

Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter
Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 

Status:  Full Time
Campus:  Fennell
Hours:  Monday to Friday; between 8:00am and 10:00pm
Rate of Pay:  Commensurate upon qualifications and experience
Pay band:  Not applicable
Posting Date:  June 30th, 2022
Closing Date:  July 22nd, 2022 at 7:00 pm EST

 

We support and encourage the contributions of our diverse employees. 

 

Supported by a new strategic plan (https://strategicplan.mohawkcollege.ca/) we are committed to nurturing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for everyone who learns and works at Mohawk. We believe the rich diversity among our students and the communities we serve should be reflected within our workforce.  As educators we believe it is important to act and show leadership in advancing the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in our community.

 

Mohawk College is currently recruiting for our next

Professor, Digital Communication

The Department of Communication and Global Studies in the McKeil School of Business | School of Communication, Creative Industries, & Liberal Studies is currently seeking a qualified professional to join the team as a full-time Professor.

Under the direction of the Associate Dean, the successful applicant will be expected to develop, deliver and revise curricula in collaboration with colleagues and other College departments while fostering an effective learning environment for students and providing academic leadership.

The successful candidate may be required to develop and teach a variety of courses, at the diploma and degree level including, but not limited to, professional writing, multi-platform storytelling, digital communication – laws and ethics, campaigns and consumer culture, and social media history and application. Faculty must be adept at innovative delivery methods so as to provide a meaningful learning environment for students of diverse backgrounds, learning styles and ages.

All candidates selected for an interview will be required to present on a topic related to the position during the interview process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The duties of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Designing, updating, and delivering a variety of courses which uphold academic quality, college policies and procedures.
  • Creating a positive and engaging learning environment both in the classroom and online which uphold the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).
  • Providing innovative educational delivery and experiences through the use of on-line educational technology and learning management systems (i.e. MyCanvas), for in-class, online synchronous and online asynchronous delivery.
  • Using a variety of teaching and learning strategies such as Experiential Learning (EL), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), adaptive technology, alternative delivery methodologies.
  • Designing appropriate assessment strategies and tools for facilitating and evaluating student progress and achievement.
  • Participate in department, school, and college-wide activities/tasks as required.
  • Managing the educational environment to facilitate an optimal learning experience and student success.
  • Applying cooperative college values and philosophy in all work activities and interactions with other professors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD in Digital Communication, Media Studies, Communication & Culture, Media Production, or a related discipline.
  • Two to four years teaching experience at the post-secondary level, in both in-class and online environments, teaching multi-media methodology, communication and social media principles.  
  • Demonstrated ability in web design, audio/video development, multi-media story-telling, digital content creation and other related areas.
  • Proficiency in web design and audio/video development software such as: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, Adobe Captivate, Articulate 360, VideoScribe, Pow Toon, Camtasia, Animoto, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere.
  • Proven ability at developing digital storytellers who are skilled in writing, visual communication mediums, web applications and social media.
  • Demonstrated skill in the application of adult digital education methodology.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to learners and provide a positive learning environment to students working at different skill levels including international students, Indigenous students, first-generation students, and students requiring accommodation is an asset.
  • Evidence of demonstrated application of adult learning principles, methodologies, curriculum design, and development.
  • Knowledge and experience with Learning Management Systems to enhance learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of an academic team, through the application of strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding of human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion with the ability to communicate and work effectively inter-culturally with diverse groups of students, employees and the community.
  • Working closely with other stakeholders across the institution to assist in applying curriculum processes while adhering to standards that promote quality and innovation across program areas.
  • Previous experience with instructional design and course/program development is an asset.
  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding of human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  This would include experience communicating and working effectively with diverse clients and colleagues.

As an equal opportunity employer, Mohawk College endeavours to create an inclusive, barrier free recruitment and selection process for all applicants.  We encourage you to contact the HR department at (905) 575 – 2047 for your accommodation needs.

Mohawk College is strongly committed to diversity within its community.  We welcome applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous People of North America, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Faculty members hired at Mohawk College must be prepared to teach with a learner-centered approach and to assist in the development and application of alternate delivery methods. They may be assigned to teach classes in-person at any College campus and online.  Teaching may be scheduled to between 8:00am and 10:00pm, Monday to Friday.  Teaching on weekends is also possible.

The successful candidate must have an ability to relate theoretical knowledge and practical applications through innovative delivery methods to provide a meaningful learning environment for students of diverse backgrounds and ages. The ability to work as part of a team and demonstration of excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

 

 

Please note we are continuing to look for qualified contract instructors for two courses in the Fall 2022 academic term.

As a general rule, the minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in the appropriate field, and previous teaching experience in the subject area at the University level. Terms and conditions of employment are set out in the Collective Agreement between Carleton University and CUPE Local 4600, unit 2.

The modality of this course is determined by the University (in-person, online, or hybrid). If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for all FILM courses will be in-person. In the event public health authorities impose public health restrictions, part or all of this course may need to be delivered online as required by the University and as directed by public health authorities. 

The courses for which contract instructors are currently being sought are:

Fall 2022 term (September to December)

FILM 3810 [0.5 credit] Sound in Film and Media

FILM 4201 [0.5 credit] Selected Topics in National Cinema

Further information can be found here: FILM 2022-2023 Job Posting

This posting will close by July 8, 2022.

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:
MEDIA ACCESS & COPYRIGHT WORKING GROUPS 2022-2023

[Version française ci-bas]

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

In 2021, FSAC established a Media Access and Copyright (MAC) Working Group with a mandate to continue, and possibly expand, FSAC’s copyright advocacy work and develop guidelines on best practices related to access and use of media for scholarly purposes.

Over the 2021-22 academic year, the MAC group discussed a variety of opportunities and concerns that require targeted efforts (some of which fall outside the original MAC mandate). The group identified the following three areas of focus that encompass the opportunities and issues raised:

  1. Advocacy: Advocating for changes to the Canadian Copyright Act
  2. Access and Exhibition: Exploring issues and best practices pertaining to accessing and exhibiting media in educational settings
  3. Appropriation/Repurposing: Developing guidelines for videographic work that uses fair dealing and other user’s rights provided in copyright legislation.” (2021-22 MAC Working Group Summary Report, https://bit.ly/macsum, pg. 1)

The MAC group made a motion to FSAC that a dedicated working group be created for each of the above areas of focus, to continue work on the recommendations outlined in their 2021-22 final report. This motion was supported at the 2022 FSAC Annual General Meeting.

For each of these working groups, the FSAC Executive seeks 5-10 members who will include Black, Indigenous, racialized scholars and makers, as well as LGBTQ+, gender, and regionally diverse scholars and makers.

1) COPYRIGHT ADVOCACY (CA)

Mandate: The CA Working Group will focus on collaborative advocacy efforts for changes to the Canadian Copyright Act. Key issues requiring advocacy are outlined in the “Advocacy” section of the 2021-22 MAC Working Group Summary Report (https://bit.ly/macsum).

Duties: We anticipate this group will meet approximately monthly over the 2022-23 academic year to devise advocacy strategies and engage in advocacy work.

2) ACCESS & EXHIBITION (AE)

Mandate: The AE Working Group will focus on developing best practice guidelines related to the access and exhibition of media for scholarly purposes. Key recommendations for the activities of this group are outlined in the “Access and Exhibition” section of the 2021-22 MAC Working Group Summary Report (https://bit.ly/macsum).

Duties: We anticipate the group will meet approximately monthly over the 2022-23 academic year to investigate current and potential practices that facilitate access to, and exhibition of, media for scholarly purposes. The group will also develop related guidelines for use in educational, research and library settings.

3) MEDIA APPROPRIATION & REPURPOSING (MAR)

Mandate: The MAR Working Group will develop a best practices guide on lawful appropriation and repurposing of media in educational and research settings. For details on the recommended activities and focus of this group, please see the “Appropriation/Repurposing” section of the 2021-22 MAC Working Group Summary Report (https://bit.ly/macsum).

Duties: We anticipate the group will meet approximately monthly over the 2022-23 academic year to develop a guide for lawful appropriation and repurposing of media in educational and research contexts.

APPLICATION

Interested volunteers are encouraged to sign up for any of the above working groups no later than July 15, 2022: https://bit.ly/3zYAFzi.

Please indicate in your expression of interest if you would be interested to serve as chair of the working group.

For further information, or to send notification that you have signed up for one or more working groups, please email current MAC Co-chairs Rumi Graham (grahry@uleth.ca) and Aaron Taylor (aaron.taylor2@uleth.ca).

Please note: In July 2022, the full MAC report, including the rationale for its recommendations, will be made available in the Copyright section of the FSAC website: https://www.filmstudies.ca/category/news/copyright

 

 


 
 
 

APPEL À LA PARTICIPATION : GROUPES DE TRAVAIL SUR L’ACCÈS AUX MÉDIAS ET SUR LE DROIT D’AUTEUR 2022-2023

 

INFORMATIONS CONTEXTUELLES

En 2021, l’ACÉC a établi un groupe de travail sur l’Accès aux médias et le droit d’auteur (DAAM) avec comme mandat de poursuivre et peut-être d’élargir le travail de défense des droits d’auteurs de l’ACÉC ainsi que de développer des lignes directrices sur les meilleures pratiques quant à l’accès aux médias et leur utilisation à des fins académiques.

Au cours de l’année universitaire 2021-22, le groupe de travail DAAM a mené des discussions sur une variété d’opportunités et de préoccupations qui requièrent une attention ciblée (dont certaines dépassent le mandat original du DAAM). Le groupe a pu identifier les trois domaines d’intérêt suivants qui regroupent les opportunités et les enjeux soulevés :

  1. La revendication : la revendication de changements à la loi canadienne sur le droit d’auteur.
  2. L’accès et la projection : l’exploration des enjeux et des meilleures pratiques concernant l’accès et la projection de médias dans des contextes pédagogiques.
  3. L’appropriation et la réutilisation des médias : le développement de ligne directrices pour l’utilisation équitable d’œuvres audiovisuelles et autres droits d’utilisateurs prévus par la loi sur la défense du droit d’auteur. (Résumé du rapport de 2021-22 du groupe de travail sur l’accès aux médias et le droit d’auteur (DAAM), https://bit.ly/macsum, page 1).

Le groupe de travail DAAM a présenté une motion à l’ACÉC pour qu’un groupe de travail dédié à chacun des domaines d’intérêt énoncés ci-haut soit formé afin de continuer le travail en lien avec les recommandations de son rapport final de 2021-22. Cette motion fut appuyée à l’assemblée Générale de l’ACÉC en 2022.

Pour chacun de ces groupes de travail, le conseil exécutif de l’ACÉC recherche entre 5 et 10 membres incluant des universitaires et cinéastes/vidéastes noir(e)s, autochtones et racisé(e)s, ainsi que ceux/celles qui sont LGBTQ+ et/ou de genres, de sexes et de provenances régionales diversifiés.

1) LA MODIFICATIONS DES DROITS D’AUTEUR (DA)

Mandat : Le groupe de travail sur le droit d’auteur (DA) se concentrera sur des efforts de revendications collaboratives pour demander des modifications à la loi canadienne sur le droit d’auteur. Les éléments clés qui font l’objet de ces demandes sont décrits dans la
section « Revendications » du rapport final du groupe de travail DAAM complété en 2021-22 (https://bit.ly/macsum).

Tâches : Nous anticipons que ce groupe se rencontrera environ une fois par mois pendant l’année universitaire 2022-23 afin d’élaborer des stratégies de revendication et de les mettre en action.

2) ACCÈS ET PROJECTIONS (AP)

Mandat : Le groupe de travail sur l’accès et les projections des médias (AP) se concentrera sur le développement de lignes directrices quant aux meilleures pratiques concernant l’accès aux médias et leur projection à des fins pédagogiques. Les recommandations clefs concernant les activités de ce groupe sont décrites dans la section « accès et projections » du résumé du rapport 2021-22 du groupe de travail DAAM (https://bit.ly/macsum).

Tâches : Nous anticipons que le groupe de travail se réunira environ une fois par mois pendant l’année universitaire 2022-23 afin d’étudier les pratiques actuelles et potentielles qui facilitent l’accès aux médias et leur projection à des fins académiques. Le groupe développera également des directives reliées à leur utilisation en contextes d’enseignement, de recherche et dans les bibliothèques.

3) APPROPRIATION ET RÉUTILISATION DES MÉDIAS (ARM)

Mandat : Le groupe de travail sur l’appropriation et la réutilisation des médias (ARM) développera un guide sur les meilleures pratiques quant à l’appropriation et la réutilisation légale des médias en milieux pédagogiques et de recherche. Pour plus de détails sur les activités recommandées et le domaine d’intérêt de ce groupe, veuillez consulter la section « appropriation/réutilisation » du résumé du rapport 2021-22 du groupe de travail DAAM (https://bit.ly/macsum).

Tâches : Nous anticipons que ce groupe se réunira environ une fois par mois durant l’année universitaire 2022-23 afin de développer un guide sur les meilleures pratiques quant à l’appropriation et la réutilisation légale des médias en milieux pédagogiques et de recherche.

POUR SOUMETTRE SA CANDIDATURE

Les personnes intéressé(e)s sont encouragé(e)s à se porter volontaire pour travailler au sein des groupes décrits ci-hauts avant le 15 juillet 2022: https://bit.ly/3zYAFzi.

Veuillez indiquer dans votre demande si vous seriez intéressé(e) à servir en tant que président(e) du groupe de travail qui vous intéresse.

Pour plus d’information, ou pour nous informer que vous êtes inscrit(e) dans un ou plusieurs groupe(s) de travail, veuillez s’il vous plaît contacter les co-présidents actuels du DAAM : Rumi Graham (grahry@uleth.ca) et Aaron Taylor (aaron.taylor2@uleth.ca).

Veuillez noter : En juillet 2022, le rapport complet du DAAM, y compris le raisonnement derrière ses recommandations, sera rendu disponible dans la section droits d’auteurs du site web de l’ACÉCM: https://www.filmstudies.ca/category/news/copyright

 

The Dept. of English & Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University seeks CTF instructors for the following courses.

 
For more information, including application instructions, click on the title of each course or browse Laurier’s Job Search portal
 
Applications are due June 29. Questions may be directed to the dept. chair, Dr. Russell Kilbourn, at rkilbourn@wlu.ca . 
 

FS102: Film and the Image

Term: Winter (January 1 – April 30, 2023)

Days/Times: Tues./Thurs. 4:00 – 5:20 pm

Anticipated Class Size: 60

Summary: An introduction to the analysis of the film image, with emphasis on the role of visual style (mise-en-scène, editing, cinematography) in relation to cinema’s various historical, cultural, and technological contexts. NOTE: screenings are run outside of class time.

 

FS234: Hollywood Auteurs

Term: Winter (January 1 – April 30, 2023)

Days/Times: Mon./Wed. 2:30 – 3:50 pm

Anticipated Class Size: 55

Summary: A study of the development of the themes and techniques in the work of at least three major film directors whose work is or was produced primarily within Hollywood. Special consideration will be given to directors who have been lauded as auteurs despite working within the collaborative environment of the Hollywood industry. Filmmakers to be studied may include Howard Hawks, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, and Kathryn Bigelow. NOTE: screenings are run outside of class time.

 

FS251: Film Comedy

Term: Fall (September 1 – December 31, 2022)

Days/Times: Tues./Thurs. 5:30 – 6:50 pm

Anticipated Class Size: 55

Summary: A study of film comedies and comedy genres in the silent and sound eras, with special attention to American and European cinemas. NOTE: screenings are run outside of class time.

 

FS309L: Film and Digital Technology

Term: Fall (September 1 – December 31, 2022)

Days/Times:  Mon./Wed. 8:30 – 9:50 am

Anticipated Class Size: 50

Summary: A survey of the use of digital technologies in the production, distribution, and exhibition of global cinemas. Topics may include digital cinematography, special effects, and streaming platforms. NOTE: screenings are run outside of class time.

 

WORK & PLAY

 

2022 Literature/Film Association Conference   

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  

October 20 to October 22, 2022  

Keynote: Vicki Mayer, Tulane University  

 

We are excited to return to in-person conferencing this fall with an examination of work and play, broadly conceived. Holding the annual conference of the Literature/Film Association in New Orleans raises questions of labor and leisure in relation to adaptation in the study of literature, film, and media. Not only has the city served as the home to writers and filmmakers, but it also has become a major media capital in its own right, enticing television and film production with tax incentives and its distinctive culture. As “work” and “play” have motivated a good deal of recent scholarship across literature, film, and media studies, we invite presentations that put these concerns in conversation with adaptation, broadly defined. While we welcome papers on any aspect of film and media studies, we are especially interested in presentations that address one or more of the following concerns regarding work or play:  

 

  • the work behind adapting into a different medium  
  • labor and cultural production  
  • authorship and adaptation  
  • the workplace as cultural intersection/metaphor in literature, film, and media  
  • production studies and below-the-line labor  
  • play in cultural production  
  • teaching adaptation and adapting teaching  
  • labor, social change, and adaptation  
  • adaptation as textual play  
  • gameplay as adaptation  
  • games as adaptations or adapting games  
  • play in analyzing and interpreting text  
  • plays as adaptations or adapting plays into a different medium  
  • performance as adaptation  

 

We also have significant interest in general studies of American and international cinema, film and technology, television, new media, and other cultural or political issues connected to the moving image. In addition to academic papers, presentation proposals about pedagogy or from creative writers, artists, and filmmakers are also welcome.  

Vicki Mayer is Professor of Communication at Tulane University. Her research encompasses media and communication industries, their political economies, infrastructures, and their organizational work cultures. Her publications seek to theorize and illustrate how these industries shape workers and how media and communication work shapes workers and citizens. Her theories inform her work in the digital humanities and pedagogy, most recently on ViaNolaVie and NewOrleansHistorical. Her books include Producing Dreams, Consuming Youth: Mexican Americans and Mass Media; Below the Line: Producers and Production Studies in the New Television Economy; and Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy.  

Please submit your proposal via this Google Form by July 1, 2022. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Pete Kunze atlitfilmconference@gmail.com. Accepted presenters will be notified by August 1, and the conference program will be available by August 15 to enable travel planning. We also anticipate a professionalization pre-conference event.

The conference hotel rate of $199/night is available at the Four Points Sheraton French Quarter. The conference registration fee is $200 ($150 for students and retirees) before October 1, 2022 and $225 ($175 for students and retirees) thereafter. All conference attendees must also be current members of the Literature/Film Association. Annual dues are $20. To register for the conference and pay dues following acceptance of your proposal, select your registration and click on the PayPal “Buy Now” button below that will take you to where you can sign in to your PayPal account and complete the transaction.  

Presenters will be invited to submit their work to the Literature/Film Quarterly for potential publication. For details on the journal’s submission requirements, visit here.