Herstory Re-Imagined: Women’s Lives in Biographical Fiction and Film

From 16-17 December 2019, the Centre for Life-Writing Research of King’s College London organises a conference to address the current boom in biographical novels and biopics about women’s lives, thereby encompassing a broad conception of ‘woman’ that includes queer and trans life narratives. The conference examines the contemporary repackaging of historical women’s lives in narrative […]

MediArXiv: New digital archive for media research

The online platform Open Access in Media Studies has announced the launch of the new project MediArXiv. MediArXiv is the new open archive for media, film, and communication studies, and will be launched in early 2019 on the Open Science Framework platform. MediArXiv provides a non-profit platform for scholars to upload their working papers, pre-prints, […]

New online repository for NECSUS

We are happy to announce that, in addition to the digital overview of past journal issues on the website, NECSUS now has a new online repository that provides open access to PDF downloads of previous journal volumes. Currently the complete volumes of the journal’s first four years are available online, and it will continue to be […]

Sergei Eisenstein: Drawings

Private collection. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York and Matthew Stephenson, London. In childhood, and from Mexico until the end of his life, drawing was almost a daily practice for Eisenstein, and it served many functions. Some were what we would think of as production design, especially for Ivan the Terrible. But drawing also provided recreation […]

NECSUS Autumn 2019_#Gesture

Call for submissions NECSUS Autumn 2019_#Gesture Guest editor: Miriam de Rosa (Coventry University) A visible action working as utterance, according to Giorgio Agamben gesture is ‘the exhibition of mediality’. It unveils a process and crystallises a meaning into a temporary form, making visible and yet relying upon a sense of deep tactility and materiality, especially […]

Vacancies at University of Groningen

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen has vacancies for two Assistant Professors in Media Studies (60% teaching, 40% research). The full-time appointments will be for a period of four years, with the possibility of appointment for an indefinite period. The successful candidates are expected to teach in the English-taught BA programme Media […]

Follow NECSUS on Instagram

We are happy to announce that you can now follow NECSUS on Instagram. The journal can also be found on Twitter and Facebook. On Instagram we will share a wide variety of images that come from the journal articles, review sections, and audiovisual essays that have been published in our journal issues over the years. […]

Histories of Film History Conference

From 13-15 December 2018, Philipps-University Marburg hosts the international conference Histories of Film History: Materials and Methods. The conference is organised by Yvonne Zimmermann and NECSUS editorial board member Malte Hagener. Histories of Film History aims at providing insight into the fabrication of film history and discourses on its theories and methods in the past, […]

Screen Studies Conference 2019

The 29th International Screen Studies Conference, taking place at the University of Glasgow on 28-30 June 2019, welcomes proposals for papers, panels, and audiovisual essays. The conference is organised by Screen editors Alison Butler and Alastair Phillips. Confirmed keynote speakers are David Campany (University of Westminster), Laura Marcus (University of Oxford), and Haidee Wasson (Concordia […]

Lisa Parks receives MacArthur Fellowship

Lisa Parks, Professor of Comparative Media Studies/Writing at MIT, has been awarded a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship for her research into the global reach of information technology infrastructures and the cultural, political, and humanitarian implications of the flow of information. The MacArthur Foundation praises Parks for ‘extending the parameters of media studies and revealing the ways […]

Chris Marker: Memories of the Future

From 19 September 2018 to 6 January 2019, the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels hosts an exhibition on the French filmmaker Chris Marker (1921-2012), titled Memories of the Future. The exhibition is set up in collaboration with La Cinémathèque Française. Described by the director Alain Resnais as ‘the prototype of the twenty-first-century man’, […]

Concordia University, position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media

Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media to begin 1 August 2019. Film Studies at Concordia University is an internationally renowned leader in scholarship and curriculum devoted to the study of sexuality, gender, […]

Call for book reviewers

For the upcoming Spring 2019 #Emotions issue, NECSUS is looking for two book reviewers. NECSUS intends to publish double reviews on the following two pairs of publications: Two volumes from the same editors addressing female authorship in contemporary documentary practices: Boel Ulfsdotter and Anna Backman Rogers, eds. Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism. […]

The Flaherty names Jon-Sesrie Goff as new Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of The Flaherty is pleased to announce that Jon-Sesrie Goff will become Executive Director effective 10 September 2018. Goff, who previously served as Museum Specialist in Film at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, brings considerable talent, deep knowledge of art and film, administrative experience, and leadership ability […]

NECSUS Spring 2019 _ #Emotions, call for papers

guest edited by Jens Eder (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Julian Hanich (University of Groningen), and Jane Stadler (Swinburne University) For more than two decades emotions have been a major topic of discussion and contention in film and media studies. From cognitive theories and phenomenology to affect studies, many different approaches have been suggested, many […]