Semester 1 2017: Intersections in Film and Media Studies

Please join us for an exciting program of fortnightly seminars, and film and television screenings this semester.

Intersections in Film and Media Studies will explore the state of contemporary screen studies and screen culture. Developments in digital technologies, as well as rapid changes in production, distribution, and consumption patterns, mean that ‘cinema’ is an increasingly fluid term that moves across platforms, genres, and textual boundaries. Screen culture is also an inescapable part of the contemporary media environment, with a plethora of media objects moving across a variety of screens, technologies, and devices. Cinema and screen studies likewise possess a fluidity that encourages interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration. This program will explore the transitional nature of contemporary screen studies and the movement of scholarship, theory, and ideas across its boundaries.

Participants are encouraged to remain afterwards for refreshments and discussion. These events are free and all are welcome, including undergraduates, postgraduates, staff and members of the public.

Wed 8th March When File-Sharing Isn’t Piracy: Formalising Peer-To-Peer Distribution Lauren Carroll Harris (UNSW)
 Wed 22nd March  Phenomenology and Contemporary Film Consumption Dr. Karina Aveyard (USyd) 
Wed 5th April Nostalgia, Representation and Transgression in Disney Princess Culture Emily Chandler (UNSW)
Wed 26th April The Social Life of Films: An Alternative Perspective on
Informal Film Circulation
Mahsa Salamati (UNSW)
Wed 3rd May  Bedevil in the Details: Australian Experimental Film in the Era of New Media Dr. Maura Edmond
Wed 10th May  Inside the ‘Open-Image’: Virtual Reality Cinema as a Medium of Ethical Experience

NB: This session will be held at WSU Campus, One Parramatta Square, 169 Macquarie St, Parramatta (on the corner of Macquarie Street and Smith Street), Room PC 01.4.55 (LS)

Adam Daniel (WSU)
Wed 24th May  A Crysis of Perspective: (S)pawning Subjectivity in Interactive Media Ben Eldridge (USyd)

All SSSN Events are held in Room 327, Robert Webster Building UNSW at 5pm, unless otherwise stated.

A map of the UNSW Kensington Campus can be found here.

A Google map of the UNSW Kensington campus can be found here.

Buses to UNSW from Central Station
UNSW Express Bus routes (890, 891, 892 and 895) run to and from Eddy Avenue, Central Station. These routes are prepay only and are fast and high frequency. Click here for the UNSW Express Bus and other bus timetables.
Alternative services:
  • 339        Central Station on Foveaux St just east of Elizabeth St.
  • 372        Central Station
  • 373        Museum Station
  • 374        Central Station
  • 376        Museum Station
  • 377        Museum Station
  • Metrobus 10 (M10) – Leichhardt to Maroubra Junction via Anzac Parade
  • Metrobus 50 (M50) – Drummoyne to Coogee via the City, Anzac Parade and High Street.
All day casual parking is generally available on the top floors of the Barker Street (Gate 14) and Botany Street (Gate 11) car parks. Short-term, paid 2P (2 hour) parking is also available via most entrance gates.
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