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  • CFP: Spring Seminar: "Revolution & Cinema" - Escola das Artes - Universidade Católica Portuguesa

    Spring Seminar 2020
    Revolution & Cinema
    May 7-8th 2020

    Call for Papers: February 1, 2020

    Confirmed speakers & artists:
    Ângela Ferreira
    Ros Gray
    Maria do Carmo Piçarra
    Isabel Capeloa Gil
    June Givanni (tbc)
    Billy Woodberry

    The fields of cinema and contemporary visual arts have been positioned, in recent years, from the perspective of recovering a historical memory of the colonized peoples. This recovery has been made either by the use of images or by the recovery of films produced by native filmmakers and artists (recovered from the archives), allowing the uncovering of their own imaginary, much built from the revolutions after the departure of the western countries.

    The academy itself has produced a series of books and texts that aim to document and think these archives, as well as these national cinemas and artistic objects, giving them a place of visibility, contradicting established canons of cinema and its western worldview. At the Spring Seminar, Professor Ros Gray's book Cinemas of the Mozambican Revolution will be launched, which traces the history of the INC (Mozambican film institute) and the cinema made by Mozambican militant filmmakers.

    In this seminar, we intend to discuss this recovery, either from this silenced history of a national cinema and/or art of the colonized peoples or from Western artists and filmmakers who work on this legacy from a postcolonial perspective.


    Papers discussing the following topics will be accepted:

    Postcolonial legacy in film and visual arts

    Decolonization movements and their relationship with cinema and the visual arts

    The third cinema

    Decolonization of film and art histories

    Collective forms of film and artistic production

    The role of political cinema

    Activist art or the relationship of art to politics

    Other ways of thinking about cinema as a revolutionary artistic form

    + info: http://artes.porto.ucp.pt/springseminar



    Submissions must be sent to springseminar.arts@porto.ucp.pt in a Word document containing the following information:

    Title;

    Authors’ names, affiliation and contact information;

    Abstract (250-300 words);

    3-5 keywords;

    Authors’ short bio (100 words max.).

    We accept individual submissions (for a 20-minute presentation) as well as for pre-constituted panel submissions (3-4 presentations for a time-frame of 20 minutes each). The panel must have a coordinator, who is responsible for the submission. This person chooses the panel's title and its theme compiles the abstracts and sends everything, organized into one single file, to the email address provided.

  • CFP: Queer Representation: Pasts, Presents, Futures




    Queer Representation: Pasts, Presents,
    Futures conference.

    When: May 21st - 22nd 2020
    The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of
    Edinburgh

    Keynote Speaker: Prof Richard Dyer (King's College London)

    This conference aims to examine how LGBTQ representation has changed
    through time, continues to evolve in the present, and what role it might
    play in the future. It draws on recent developments in queer on-screen
    representation - ranging from the increased focus on transgender and
    queer of colour protagonists in series such as Pose (2018, FX-),
    Transparent (2014-2019, Amazon Prime), Vida (2018-, Starz) and Orange is
    the New Black (2013-2019, Netflix), to depictions of queer characters in
    children’s programmes such as Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe (2013-)
    - in order to trace how LGBTQ media comments on both the current state
    of queer rights, as well as the possibility of queer futurity (Edelman
    2004; Muñoz 2009). At the same time, it builds on work done on queer
    archives and histories (Cvetkovich 2003; Castiglia and Reed 2012; Dunn
    2016; De Kosnik 2016) in order to question how queer lives were once
    commemorated, how these memories live on, and how representation has
    changed from then to now.

    We invite presentations on queer art, film, television, and literature,
    as well as social media and digital scholarship. The conference will
    work to represent a multiplicity of queer experiences, spanning
    divergent historical and geographical areas of representation, as well
    as the plurality of ideas of what it means to identify as queer today,
    and what this identification might look like in the future. We build
    here on work looking at the evolution of LGBTQ representation in diverse
    contexts, as well as notions of transnational queer representation
    (Schoonover and Galt 2016) and regionality (Yue 2014; Chiang and Wong
    2016). With our inclusive focus on transmedia representations of
    queerness, we hope to examine narratives of sex, identity, politics,
    family and gender across a broad range of contexts, mediums and
    artforms. We ask how queer representation has changed, what versions of
    queerness we remember today, and how that can manifest in our hopes or
    fears for the future. Through investigating which narratives of
    queerness persist, and how representational patterns have changed, we
    hope we may learn about creative spaces in which queerness can thrive.

    We invite abstracts dealing with different examples of LGBTQ
    representation, as well as presentations which analyse the overall
    evolution of queer representation in specific mediums and contexts.
    Topics may include but are not limited to:


    * the evolution of queer on-screen representation in film,
    television, literature, gaming, etc.
    * different regional and national representations of queerness
    * the past, present and future of queer intersectionality
    * representations of queer histories and memory
    * queer adaptation
    * queer representation in different countries and contexts
    * different conceptualisations of what it means to represent queerness
    * The evolutions of homonormativity and homonationalism
    * queer futurity and the future of queer representation

    Organisers: Dr Anamarija Horvat
    (anamarija.horvat@ed.ac.uk<mailto:anamarija.horvat@ed.ac.uk>) and Dr
    Alice Kelly (Alice.kelly@ed.ac.uk<mailto:Alice.kelly@ed.ac.uk>)

    To submit an abstract (200-300 words), please contact us by March 20th
    2020 at
    queerrep.conference@gmail.com<mailto:queerrep.conference@gmail.com>. We
    offer a small amount of travel bursaries to assist presenters who are
    students/unwaged/low-waged. If you would like to be considered for these
    please indicate so when submitting an abstract. Web page:
    https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/news/call-papers-queer-representation-pasts-presents-futures

    The conference will take place in the Old College at the University of
    Edinburgh, which is fully accessible.

  • CFP: (Don't) Look Back: Our Nostalgia for Horror and Slasher Films



    (Don’t) Look Back: Our Nostalgia for Horror and Slasher Films

    Editors: Karrȧ Shimabukuro and Wickham Clayton

    On first consideration it may not seem like “nostalgia” and horror and
    slasher films have any clear connections. Usually nostalgia is applied
    to events and experiences that have a pleasant connotation, even if
    these pleasant feelings are a result of a rose-tinted view of the past.
    While nostalgia can refer to personal feelings as well as larger
    communal or cultural memory and pleasure, there is also an implied
    action to it- that someone is seeking to reclaim, or revisit a specific
    time period or place for an explicit reason. Applying this understanding
    to remakes, revisions, reimaginings helps us understand what the purpose
    of these reworked creations are, the work they’re doing, and how they
    build on and expand on an already understood and accepted set of
    narratives, tropes, characters, and beliefs.

    Since the national and global trauma of 9/11 we have seen dozens of
    remakes, reboots, revisions, and reimaginings of horror and slasher
    films from the 1970s and 80s. Each work seeks to capture some element of
    the original- the simple understanding of good and evil, the audience
    reaction to scares, an aesthetic homage, the commercial popularity. If
    we shift our perspective to view these films through the lens of
    nostalgia, we can see that many of these narratives are grounded in
    trauma, the performance of it, the aftermath, how people survive and
    later work through it. Whether it is a movie, mini-series, television
    show, or video game, these remakes can be organized according to several
    subtopics that perform different work within the media and reflect
    different fears, anxieties, and desires of a specific historical and
    cultural moment, although the argument could be made that some texts
    belong in a variety of categories, and there is noticeable overlap.

    Movies such as Carrie (2013) , Prom Night (2008), The Fog (2005),
    Piranha (2010), and Piranha 3DD (2012), My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009),
    Friday the 13th (2009), Predators (2010), The Predator (2018), and
    Fright Night (2011) as well as the television show Ash vs. Evil Dead
    (2015-2018) all seek to recapture the pleasant memories either of the
    creator upon their first exposure, or the often initial teenage
    experience of the audience. It’s also worth noting remakes that seek to
    capture this feeling and audience reception but fail as is the case with
    Pet Semetary (2019) and Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017) or
    remakes of films that were considered cult classics, or lacked the
    recognition of many of these titles such as Sorority Row (2009). While
    many of these movies have trauma as their inciting incident, or
    backstory, films such as The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Texas Chainsaw
    Massacre (2003), Amityville Horror (2005), and The Thing (2011),
    explicitly deal with trauma in their narratives. A large number of
    remakes seek to correct or revise perceived errors, erasures, or
    missteps in the original source material. Certainly this is true in The
    Shining (1997 mini-series), The Stand (1994 and in production 2020), The
    Last House on the Left (2009), Straw Dogs (2011), Suspiria (2018), and
    Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). Some texts like The Haunting of Hill
    House (2018-present) begin as a revisionbut ultimately go deeper,
    seeking to uncover a narrative within the source material. With the
    explosion of streaming services, alternative storytelling, and
    multimedia narratives, we’re seeing more and more adaptations that use
    horror or slasher narratives as their foundation but create their own
    stories from them. Bates Motel (2013-2017), The Exorcist (2016-2018),
    Doctor Sleep (2019), Castle Rock (2018-present), The Conjuring (2013),
    and Hannibal (2013-2015) all fit this category.

    This edited collection would seek contributions that view these and
    other texts through this lens of nostalgia, how these remakes, reboots,
    revisions, and reimagings are the vehicle for the anxieties and concerns
    of a particular moment, and what work they are doing. We’re particularly
    interested in contributions that analyze texts that interact with the
    source material in new and interesting ways, deconstruct tropes and
    styles innate to these genres, as well as the application of adaptation
    and fan studies to these works. The editors are accepting proposals for
    chapters focusing on nostalgia in horror after 9/11. Topics for
    contributions, focused through a lens of nostalgia, can address, but are
    not limited to:

    Case studies that relate to nostalgia as:
    - Trauma
    - Revision/Rewriting
    - Recapturing past pleasure
    - Using past forms to fill new concerns
    Theoretical approaches to understanding horror and trauma
    Understanding socio-political and economic cultural contexts
    Pleasures of horror nostalgia post- 9/11
    Slashers, subtexts, and tonal intensification
    Paranormal embodiments of contemporary fears


    Proposals should be submitted by 31 March 2020 to Karrá Shimabukuro
    khkshimabukuro@gmail.com and Wickham Clayton wickscripts@hotmail.com.
    First drafts due 31 December 2020. We welcome questions and expressions
    of interest at any stage.

  • Call for Peer-Reviewers: Frames Cinema Journal





    We at Frames Cinema Journal (ISSN 2053-8812) (Department of Film
    Studies, University of St Andrews)//are looking to recruit
    peer-reviewers for our editorial team.

    Established in 2012, /FCJ/is a peer-reviewed, open access, biannual
    academic journal which aims to provide a space for cutting-edge research
    among scholars of film, media, and screen studies. Each issue of /FCJ
    /is themed, and includes original research articles, point-of-view
    pieces, film featurettes and scene reviews which correspond to the
    issue’s topic. Book reviews and a letter from the editors are also
    published in every issue. Visit ourSubmissions
    <https://framescinemajournal.com/submissions/>page, for more details.

    Each issue of /FCJ/is committed to expanding the boundaries of film
    studies by publishing scholarship which is reflective of exciting new
    developments in the field.

    *Members of the editorial team are required to edit and provide feedback
    on 1-2 article submissions per issue.*

    *_Requirements for an editorial position:_*

    * Must be an ECR or established academic in the field of film and/or
    screen studies.


    If you are interested in joining the /Frames Cinema Journal /editorial
    team, please email Ana Maria Sapountzi and Peize Li
    atframesjournal@gmail.com <mailto:framesjournal@gmail.com> expressing
    your interest, along with a *150-200 word bio*, by*Friday, February 28,
    2020.*

  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies at Ithaca College




    https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/16858
    <https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/16858>

    POST-DOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOW IN SCREEN STUDIES
    <https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/16858>
    ithaca.peopleadmin.com

    Job Title POST-DOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOW IN SCREEN STUDIES
    Department Media Arts, Sciences & Studies
    School/Parent Organization School of Communications
    Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division
    Employment Category Fulltime-Temporary
    Academic Year 2020-2021
    Academic Semester Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
    Anticipated start date 08/16/2020
    If temporary, expected end date
    Faculty Status Non-Tenure Eligible, Notice (NTEN)
    Position/Job Summary

    Three-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies in the
    Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies in the Roy H. Park School
    of Communications at Ithaca College (located in Ithaca, NY).

    The Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College is
    acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive schools of communications
    in the nation, offering ten undergraduate and two graduate degrees that
    enroll over 1800 students. Our 53 full-time and 20 part-time faculty are
    dedicated to teaching excellence, but also maintain active profiles as
    scholars, media-makers, curators, consultants, and writers. Our
    facilities include two broadcast studios, a sound stage,
    state-of-the-art post-production system, cameras and support ranging
    across 16mm and 4k cinema production; the facilities are supported by a
    professional staff of 16 engineers, technicians, and facility managers.
    Our school also offers semester-long programs centered on internships in
    Los Angeles and New York City and Ithaca College maintains a campus in
    London where students are also able to intern. The Park School embraces
    a philosophy of liberal arts education as the foundation for the study
    of theory and practice that leads to immediate career-readiness in a
    constantly changing industry. The Park School is fortunate to be endowed
    by such prestigious organizations as The Park Foundation and the
    Pendleton Foundation, among others. Some of our illustrious alumni
    include Robert Iger (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), David Muir (anchor
    of ABC World News Tonight), David Boreanaz (star of Angel, Bones, and
    SEAL Team), Liz Tigelaar (writer/producer of Once Upon a Time, Revenge,
    Bates Motel, Casual, etc.), and Barbara Gaines (executive producer of
    The Late Show with David Letterman), among many others.

    This position will teach a number of undergraduate screen studies
    courses, such as an introductory course in film aesthetics and analysis
    and survey courses in American film history and classical and
    contemporary film theories in documentary/experimental/narrative, with
    some limited opportunities for courses in various areas of screen
    studies depending on enrollment, curricular, and institutional needs.
    These required courses are team-taught, large lecture classes with
    smaller breakout discussion sections. The anticipated annual teaching
    load is 24 credits.
    We are especially interested in recruiting candidates with proven
    expertise in film history, screen industries studies, close textual
    analysis, documentary/experimental/narrative screen theories,
    international/transnational/multicultural cinemas, and critical race
    studies/postcolonial/decolonized screen studies.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways
    that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally
    diverse student population, and that reflect a commitment to encouraging
    the academic success and engagement of all students.
    The non-tenure eligible, non-renewable position offers full benefits
    plus some travel support for research and conferences. It also offers
    opportunities to be mentored by senior tenured faculty in both large
    lecture and small class settings, as well as in online and blended
    teaching environments.
    We seek candidates who possess relevant experience and/or a record of
    engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy.
    Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy
    has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Position/Job Qualifications

    PhD in screen studies or related field required, to be completed and
    awarded no later than June 1, 2020, and no earlier than three years prior.
    EEO Statement

    Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and
    encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that
    contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
    Instructions for submitting your application:

    Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and
    attach a curriculum vita, letter of interest, and names and contact
    information of three references. Questions about online application
    should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.
    Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full
    consideration, complete applications should be received by January 13, 2020.
    Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered
    for this position
    Department description
    College description

    At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500
    students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education
    landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that
    makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global
    challenges of our age.

    We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a
    part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage
    creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff,
    providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and
    lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

    We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with
    unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of
    individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional
    backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding
    community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

    When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of
    core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable,
    collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and
    sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership,
    exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value
    personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in
    the college.

    Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region,
    Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake
    and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town
    warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving
    and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as
    one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

    To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu
    FLSA Status Exempt
    Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes
    Is this position covered by the SEIU? No
    Vacancy ID F2190
    Quick Link http://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/16858