The 21st conference is organised by Screen journal and will be programmed by Screen editors Sarah Street and Tim Bergfelder

We invite papers on any topic in screen studies, i.e. cinema, television and digital media. Submissions for pre-formed three-person panels will be considered but not prioritised.

«Repositioning Screen History» will be the subject of the plenaries and will form a strand running throughout the conference.

25 years after the ‘historical turn’ in film studies, we want to explore what new approaches and theoretical models for the study of screen history have been emerging over the past decades, and how changing environments and contexts have altered fields of study.

To this end we encourage submissions addressing the following questions and issues:

– Rethinking the Canon (directors, genres, movements, institutions, periodisations)
– New sources for new histories
– Issues of preservation and restoration
– Archival theories and practices
– The impact of digital technologies
– Decentring European Cinema and Television in the context of global media (cross-cultural influences, cooperation, distribution, reception, the impact of migration)
– Film History, Pedagogy, and Disciplinary Identity

The deadline for the submission of proposals is Friday 7 January 2011.

Please visit to download the proposal template and for further submission details.

Heather Middleton – Journal and Conference Assistant
Direct line: +44 (0)141 330 5035
Fax: +44 (0)141 330 3515

Gilmorehill Centre
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
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