SSSN Symposium 2017: Intersections in Film and Media Studies


Registrations are now open for our End-of-Year Symposium that will cap off our 2017 program: Intersections in Film and Media Studies. This symposium will explore the transitional nature of contemporary screen studies and the movement of scholarship, theory, and ideas across its boundaries.

The Symposium will take place on Friday 8th December 2017 at UNSW in The Pioneer Theatre, AGSM. 

Registration is essential. To register, please visit: Registration for the event is $25 and covers catering and a post-symposium social event. Registration closes on Monday 4th December 2017.

You can find the Facebook events for the Symposium here and the Roundtable here.


A PDF version of the program is available here

9.00am Registration opens – Foyer of AGSM, UNSW Kensington
9.30am Acknowledgement of country & Welcome
9.40am Session 1: Spectatorship
Dr Fiona Andreallo (USyd)
Viewing as visual conversationJulia Featherstone (Macq)
Interactive Multiscreen Video Art

Dr Karina Aveyard (USyd)
Phenomenology, Apparatus Theory and Film Viewing

Chair: Sharon Mee (UNSW)

11.00am Morning Tea & SSAAANZ AGM (Webster G17)
11.30am Session 2: Medium Specificity
Dr Adam Daniel (WSU)
‘The Stars Turn And A Time Presents Itself”: Twin Peaks: The Return and Temporal TransmutationTara Lomax (Melb)
On Being Cinematic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Considering Medium Specificity in the Era of Transmedia Storytelling and Media Franchising

Kim Yen Howells Ng (Melb)
The Underscore as Secondary Narrator: Predicting Who Will Win Game of Thrones

Chair: Prof. George Kouvaros (UNSW)

12.50pm Lunch
1.30 Session 3: Roundtable – Convergence or Divergence: Which way forward? 


Dr Susan Potter (USyd)
Charu Maithani (UNSW)
Rebecca Lelli (Macquarie)
Meena Saverumuttu (Macquarie)
Kai Soh (UoW)

Moderator: Melanie Robson

2.45pm Session 4: Feminist Approaches

Dr Jessica Ford (UNSW)
Female Authorship/Auteurism on American “Cinematic” Television

Dr Janice Loreck (Curtin)
“Critical of the Media You Love”: Film, Fandom and the Convergence Era

Chair: Dr Jodi Brooks (UNSW)

3.45pm Afternoon Tea
4.10pm Session 5: Questions of Representation

Louise Fanning (WSU)
“How Do I Look?” Technology, myth and unconscious bias in the visualization of Artificial Intelligence in film

Dr Kiu-Wai Chu (WSU)
From  Airpocalypse Under the Dome to The Double Life of Plastic China: Intersecting Film and Media in Chinese Eco-documentaries

Danica Jenkins (USyd)
Post-Yugoslav Cinema as a ‘Trojan Horse’: Themes of ‘Coming to Terms with the Past’ in Srđan Dragojević’s Parada

Chair: Dr Ari Mattes (Notre Dame)

5.30pm Closing address and drinks – The Doncaster Hotel – 268 Anzac Parade, Kensington

All sessions are held in the Pioneer Theatre in the AGSM Building, UNSW Kensington Campus.

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