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[ecrea] Call for Papers - 7th NECS Graduate Workshop - What is Meant by What is Meant? Negotiating the Conventions of the Moving Image

Mon Apr 08 21:58:30 GMT 2013

Deadline for submissions has been extended:

7th NECS Graduate Workshop
What is Meant by What is Meant? Negotiating the Conventions of the Moving Image
18-19 June 2013, Prague.
Call for Papers
Notions of what is conventional, in and of the moving image, is more than ever contested. Ways of representation, depiction, simulation and remediation disrupt and contest what are regarded as historically acceptable or hegemonic modes of moving image production. Against a background of increasing democratisation in the ways moving images are produced, disseminated, shared and used, notions of non-professionalism (and even anti-professionalism) challenge and undermine concepts of expertism and what it means to be conventionally competent in contemporary media culture. A host of possibilities, conventional or otherwise, now exist for the production and consumption of imagery that incorporates movement, duration and time in its construction. It is often assumed that arriving at the meaning within a film is like solving a puzzle with a singular and pre-decided solution. Is this so, or do certain conditions of our experience of various kinds of moving images infer multifarious o
 r indeterminate meanings? Is what we mean by the meaning of a moving image independent from our understanding of it, and who encourages us in these processes of sense-making?
We invite papers and presentations that address the Workshop theme from many directions including, but not limited to, the following interpretative frameworks:
- Aspects of regulation: industry, quangos, social&  cultural sphere.
- Reactions to hegemonic or dominant moving image industries.
- Conventional audience reception of moving images and its alternatives.
- Political anxieties around issues of video piracy, authorship and authority.
- Amateurism and professionalism in production and distribution.
- Further instrumental considerations (from digital networks to print labs)
- Moving image curating and archiving.
- The shaping agency of conventional structures of taste and thinking.
- Is meaning merely a metaphysical flight of fancy, or do the meanings we derive from moving images have functional purposes?
- Is the requirement for meaning still an effective route to ontological understanding?
Doctoral candidates and junior researchers from cinema, visual and media studies, whether previously attached to NECS or new to the network, are invited to submit proposals for contributions.
You are invited to submit a proposal (max. 300 words) with a short biographical note (max. 150 words) (tograduates /at/<mailto:(graduates /at/>. The deadline for submissions is 7 April, 2013.
Notification will follow shortly thereafter. The conference language is English.
Participants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Travel information as well as a list of affordable hotels and other accommodation will be posted on the NECS website in the Spring of 2013.
Conference attendance is free, but valid NECS-membership is required to participate. Participants must register with NECS<>  and pay their fee by May 1st. For the terms of NECS membership, please also refer to our website.
NECS Graduate Workshop Committee
Christopher De Selincourt (University of the Arts London)
Carlos Miguel Roos (Ghent University)
Gavin Wilson (York St. John University)
Local Organizer
Kateřina Máchová Svatoňová

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