2019 CFP

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CFP: Film Studies

2019 Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Conference?
Tulane Univerity, New Orleans, Louisiana
May 30-June 1, 2019
Conference Theme: Performance, Politics, Power

The Film Studies Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association 
[www.culturalstudiesassociation.org] invites submissions of panels or individual papers for at least two sponsored panels to be presented at the 2019 conference, which will take place at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, from May 30-June 1, 2019. Please see general call and theme panel call below.

General Call:

The Working Group seeks to promote a critical understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in contemporary cultural studies, where these multiple media are situated in their larger social, cultural, political, economic, and historical contexts. Papers that approach and examine film, television, and related media from a variety of disciplinary, critical, theoretical, and analytical locations and perspectives are welcome.

Theme Call: 

The Film Studies Working Group also seeks papers critically exploring the conference theme of “Performance, Politics, Power” through the interdisciplinary lens of academic Film Studies and related fields of inquiry, professional experience, and/or non-traditional scholarship.These papers may address, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Film policy and power in an age of globalization, neoliberalism, and media convergence
  • Performing interdisciplinarity in film historical/critical/theoretical research and/or pedagogical practice
  • Case studies of negotiations of power and politics in production, distribution, and/or exhibition
  • Screen performance and stardom, celebrity, and biopower across film/media platforms
  • Intersectionality and audiovisual representations of identity
  • Performative fandom and active audiences

Submissions can be either an individual paper, or pre-constituted panel and are due on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, through the Cultural Studies Association website. Please follow the Easy Chair submission guidelines and instructions found on the CSA Conference Registration page. Be sure to submit your proposal via the Film Studies “Working Group Paper” track on EasyChair.

Travel grants are available for partial reimbursement to advanced undergraduate and graduate students who present their papers HERE.