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[ecrea] Contemporary Screen Narratives: Storytelling's Digital and Industrial Contexts

Wed Dec 07 13:21:14 GMT 2011

*Contemporary Screen Narratives: Storytelling's Digital and Industrial Contexts*

Conference to be held on 17 May 2012

Hosted by the Department of Culture, Film and Media, University of

Keynote speakers: Henry Jenkins and Jason Mittell

This one-day conference looks to trace connections between the narratives
of contemporary screen media and their contexts of production, distribution
and consumption. We refer here to narrative as the presentation and
organisation of story via the semiotic phenomena of image, sound and
written/spoken word. We anticipate that speakers will explore ways in which
stories and their on-screen telling are informed by contemporary industrial
and technological conditions. We invite contributions from postgraduate and
early-career researchers working across screen-based narrative media, such
as film, television, comics, literature, video games and other areas of new
media. We are interested to receive all paper proposals pertinent to the
conference topic, though we particularly welcome those that engage with the
following themes and questions:

*Industrial determinants.* In what ways are stories and their telling
contingent on the production cultures, distribution methods, revenue models
and governmental policies that configure a given creative industry?

*Digital Technologies.* How has the construction and/or reception of
narratives been influenced by digital production equipment, distribution
tech, online platforms and consumer hardware devices?

*Seriality and Transmedia: *In what ways do serial narrative forms, whether
disseminated within a given medium or across multiple media, reflect
industrial and technological contexts?

*Audio and Visual Styles:* How are the sounds and visions of contemporary
screen narratives informed by conditions of production and reception

*Paratextual Surround*: In what ways do promotional materials, practitioner
discourses, fan cultures and critical/journalistic responses discursively
frame screen narratives?

Send abstracts of 250 words to Anthony Smith ((aaxas4 /at/ and
Aaron Calbreath-Frasieur ((aaxac2 /at/ Papers should not
exceed twenty minutes in length. The deadline for proposal submission is
Monday 13 February 2012.

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