As part of the Besides the Screen 10th Anniversary programme of events, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, King’s College, London and Queen’s University will be co-hosting the hybrid conference ‘Geographies, Spaces, and Places Outside the Screen’ from 10-12 June 2021. With an interest in how space and place intersect with sites of production, circulation […]
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From 16-17 September 2021, the Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy, will be hosting the international conference ‘Postcolonial Italian Cinema’. Aimed towards a reconsideration of postcolonial Italian Cinema in film and history, the conference – organized by Damiano Garofalo (Sapienza, Rome) and Luca Peretti (Warwick, United Kingdom) – will synthesise multiple points of view into a […]
Taking place from 30 September – 1 October 2021 in a hybrid format, the conference ‘Television Histories in Development’ will explore the histories of television from a broad cultural and societal perspective. Coinciding with 70 years of television in the Netherlands, the event (organized by Prof. Huub Wijfjes, University of Groningen, and Dr. Josette Wolthuis, […]
On 28 May 2021, Studies in Eastern European Cinema will be hosting an online conference on the topic of ‘Eastern European Film and Screen Media’ at the University of Central Lancashire. Organized by Ewa Mazierska, Eva Naripea and Laszlo Strausz, the conference is envisioned as a platform to discuss current research and exchange ideas in […]
From 15-18 December 2021, the Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Studies (TFM) at Goethe University Frankfurt will be hosting the ‘Visible Evidence XXVII’ conference. Taking place in a hybrid format, the conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to explore how documentary responds to the current crisis of democracy. Special themes – under the […]
On 26 March 2021, Maud Ceuterick will be hosting the third and final panel discussion in the ‘Affirmative Feminism Seminar Series’ via Zoom. Bringing together researchers and professionals of the film and screen industry, the series explores possible futures through affirmative statements and initiatives to go beyond lamenting the status quo within contemporary screen culture. […]
guest edited by Nicholas Baer (University of Groningen) and Maggie Hennefeld (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) Did you hear? Rumor has it that the Spring 2022 issue of NECSUS will be devoted to the topic of gossip as a prolific yet contested form of media discourse. Spread the word! As Mladen Dolar has recently argued, […]
From February to June 2021, the theme group Arts, Medium and Moving Images at the University of Groningen will be hosting a monthly virtual research colloquium on different aspects of production, aesthetics and reception of audiovisual screen media. Taking place online via Zoom, lectures by both local and international scholars will explore social, technological and […]
The MIT Open Documentary Lab lecture series explores collaborative, interactive and immersive forms of storytelling in documentary, with a particular focus on emerging technologies. On February 23, Joe Brewster, Yasmin Elayat and Michèle Stephenson will discuss the challenges and opportunities in their quest to use virtual reality and storytelling as a tool for healing and […]
From 7-11 June 2021, the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, Wales, will be hosting the hybrid conference ‘The Shifting Ecologies of Photochemical Film in the Digital Era’. Organized by Kim Knowles, Marcy Saude and Christo Wallers, the conference explores how film operates alongside and in dialogue with technological and digital […]
From 23 to 25 June 2021, Lusófona University, Lisbon, will be hosting the 8th International Congress of Audiovisual Researchers, bringing together researchers and professionals to discuss the audiovisual sector from an interdisciplinary perspective. Under the larger theme of “Audiovisual and Creative Industries – Present and Future”, the conference is currently inviting proposals for the thematic […]
On 16 March 2021, the Artistic Research Group at Kristiania University College in Oslo, Norway, will be hosting an online symposium dedicated to artistic research. Structured around the theme ‘Distorted Identities/New Dilemmas’, the symposium assesses how artistic expressions can reflect on the current debates surrounding the explorations of personal and societal identities. With the aim […]
NECS and the Centre for Research in the Arts at Oxford Brookes will be co-hosting a monthly online lecture series on ‘Media and Migration’. Through five different lectures with a specific focus on methodology, the series proposes a shift from media narratives and the politics of representation to the methodological and epistemic issues related to […]
This position piece defends an understanding of method as a process of creative invention. The opening section distinguishes between method and methodology in order to problematise the relation between the two. In light of this distinction, the piece then assesses the general value of method’s repetitive operational chains, for instance for purposes of learning and knowledge transmission. Ultimately, the argument affirms the need for a radical openness of creative practices, including research. This is first done through an engagement with Henri Bergson’s method of intuition and then, in the final section, through the notion of metamodeling.
The year 2019 marked 40 years since the publication of Stars – Richard Dyer’s seminal intervention in film studies which promoted the importance of, and provided a framework for, analysing film stars. The anniversary prompted some reflection on the current state of star studies in a special issue of Celebrity Studies journal and at a […]