SSSN Seminars and Workshops
Research seminars in film, television, and screen-based media studies

  1. Our series of SSSN Seminars and Workshops are a regular part of the annual schedule for the Sydney Screen Studies Network. These seminars provide a showcase and forum for local scholars, researchers, and industry practitioners – ranging from research students to early-career researchers – to present on their work.
  1. The guiding principle is for the presentations/workshops to be focused on film, television, and screen-based media studies and to create sustained engagement with the key concerns and themes on and around screen studies.
  1. Attendees typically consist of a number of academic staff, researchers, visiting scholars, as well as Honours/Masters/PhD level students in screen studies. However, all interested parties are welcome to attend.
  1. Seminars are normally held on Tuesdays, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, approximately once a month. They are normally held at Room 327, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Kensington Campus. We also frequently hold them at the presenter’s home university.
  1. Seminars can take a number of formats to fill the 1-2 hour timeslot (including but not limited to):
    • A talk/presentation for 30 minutes to an hour, followed by Q&A.
    • A talk/presentation for 5 to 15 minutes, followed by a screening of a film, television episode/s, video, etc., of your choice.
    • A three-person panel organized around a common theme or topic, with each panelist delivering a 20-minute paper, followed by Q&A.
    • An interview with an invited speaker with the interviewer being a research student or early career researcher.
    • A presenter/respondent session, where a presenter delivers a paper/talk for 30-45 minutes, and a respondent has 15 minutes to comment on and reflect on the paper/talk followed by audience Q&A.
    • A three-person roundtable discussion centered around a keyword, talking informally about their take on this keyword in the discipline.
  1. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided once the official Q&A has concluded, to encourage presenters and attendees to remain for a period of convivial discussion.
  2. We typically podcast our seminars, and they are made available through our website and through commercial podcatchers, such as Apple Podcasts.