FILM AND MEDIA 2012:
The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference
22-24 June 2012
Institute of Education, University of London
DATES AND VENUE
Following the success of FILM AND MEDIA 2011, we are pleased to announce that 'FILM AND MEDIA 2012: The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference' will be held from Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June 2012 at the Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1.
SCOPE OF CONFERENCE
We again seek to explore, celebrate and critique the screen-based traditions of film, TV and digital media in all their manifold dimensions.
This pioneering international conference is likely to be of considerable interest to established scholars, early career Faculty, young researchers, and anyone with a commitment to learning about global film and media in a dynamic and friendly academic context.
At our launch events in 2011, the joint Conference Programme for FILM AND MEDIA 2011 and LONDONICITY 2011 involved over 230 Presentations from some 40 nations. For international appreciations of FILM AND MEDIA 2011, please see our website.
CONFERENCE FOCUS: THE END OF REPRESENTATION?
As media forms developed from the birth of photography and cinema in the 19th Century via radio and television in the early 20th Century and through to the contemporary digital era, our ability to represent the world around us has grown enormously in detail, scope and outreach.
In radically expanding the fields of sound and vision, these increasingly sophisticated and widespread representational technologies also broadened the base of authorship, production and distribution, enabling a larger population of authors and communicators to converse in an apparently ‘flat’ system of exchange.
At the same time, the audio-visual regime remains dominated by powerfully capitalised and centralised agencies which both assert novelty and yet reinforce representational norms. The new forms of popular representation and exchange, while potentially expanding the imaginary spaces of the individual, thus face the challenge of finding a new and significant social role, to go beyond what we might call the generics of the given.
A central focus of FILM AND MEDIA 2012 will therefore be the field of representation at an apparent moment of plenitude in media evolution. Who has the power of representation, and who lacks it? In a world where we can show just about anything, why do we seem to show so little? If anything can be shown, what is then the value of representation? Can new forms of representation find new things to say?
WIDER CONFERENCE AGENDA
Above and beyond the central Conference focus this is once again an 'open agenda' event built around the research interests of the constituency. By way of illustration, in 2011 some 165 Papers were presented on the following Panels:
African Identities / Architectural Space in Film and TV / Black Film and TV: American and British Perspectives / Censorship and Media Ethics / Cinema from Hong Kong and Taiwan / Cinematic Bodies in Global Space and Digital Times / Crime Fictions / Experimental Media / Feminism and Post-Feminism / Film and TV Documentary / Film and TV Families / Film and TV Landscapes / The Film Text / French Cinema / Indian and British-Asian Film and TV / Intercultural Media / Israeli and Palestinian Cinemas / Japanese Film and Media / The Life and Death of Current Affairs TV / Masculinities / Media Audiences / Media Design / Media in the Philippines / Media Ontologies / Media Theory / Mediating Health / National Identity / New Forms of Production / Postmodern Film and Media / The Public Interest / Queerdom / Questions of Authorship and Genre / Race, Social Class and Gender / Representations of History / Representing Religion / Science and Ecology / Social Media / Social Representation /
Stardom and Celebrity / Turkish Cinema / TV and Regional Identity / TV Histories /
Organised by Academic Conferences London Ltd, and supported by a distinguished Academic Advisory Board, FILM AND MEDIA 2012 runs in parallel with 'LONDONICITY 2012: The Second Annual London Studies Conference', and our new event, 'UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012: The First Annual British Studies Conference'. You are welcome to attend as a Speaker or as a Delegate - a single registration admits to all events. For registration details, please see our websites.
PAPERS, PANELS, PUBLICATIONS
We invite proposal for Papers of 20 minutes’ duration, as well as Panels of three Papers. Please submit your Proposal (strictly 180-200 words) for Peer Review only via the online form available on the conference website at www.thelondonfilmandmediaconference.com. We work on a rolling basis, with a turnaround time of 7-10 days. Final date for submissions: 31 March 2012. 'Early Bird' registration deadline (obligatory for Speakers): 30 April 2012. Final Papers are eligible for consideration for publication in our E-Book Reader.
For further information, please see our websites at
FILM AND MEDIA 2012
UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012
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