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The SSSN Organising Committee are pleased to announce the inaugural SSSN Symposium for 2015.

The SSSN Symposium will take place on Tuesday the 1st of December 2015 at UNSW. The symposium is free to attend, and undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and members of the public are all welcome.

View our final program here. (PDF, 3.5MB).

9.00am Registration opens
9.20am Welcome
9.30am Session 1: New Frontiers
Ben Chapman (WSU)
What’s So Special About Wolf Creek?Kate Jinx (UNSW)
You Can’t Tell Just By Looking

Rodney Wallis (UNSW)
The Man Who Knows Nazis: Inglorious Basterds as Frontier Myth

11.00am Morning Tea
11.30am Session 2: Race, Gender & Value
Jessica Ford (UNSW)
Situating Orange is the New Black: Race, Feminism and Privilege in the Age of ‘Quality Television’Ava Laure Parsemain (UNSW)
Empire and the Pedagogy of ‘Bad TV’

Emily Chandler (UNSW)
“Loving and Cruel, All at the Same Time”: Girlhood Identity in The Craft

1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Session 3: Screening Philosophy
Miro Bilbrough (WSU)
What Does Emotional Time Look, Sound, and Feel Like in Film?Tara McLennan (UTS)
Your Timeline Starts Here: Networked Smartphone Photography of the Newborn and the Dead

Adam Daniel (WSU)
Here and There: Consciousness and Corporeality in the Worlds of Malick’s Cinema

3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm Session 4: Nation, Geography and History
Melanie Robson (UNSW)
“How Can One See History?”: Re-Staging History Through the Long Take in Russian ArkEliza Waterhouse (USyd)
War in the Middle East: Imaginative Geographies of Conflict and Mona Hatoum’s Measures of Distance

Klara Bruveris (UNSW)
Sojourner Cinema: Global Dialogues in Contemporary Latvian Film

5.30pm Closing address and drinks

All sessions are held in Room 327, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Kensington Campus.

The SSSN Symposium is free and open to everyone, and we encourage all scholars and students of screen studies to attend. As we are providing catering, however, registration is essential.
Please register your attendance here.

For any queries or further information on the Sydney Screen Studies Network, please direct your questions to sydneyscreenstudies@gmail.com