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[ecrea] cfp: symbiotic cinema
Thu Jan 04 00:33:06 GMT 2018
You are warmly invited to submit a proposal for the following
conference, whose deadline is approaching fast.
*/SYMBIOTIC CINEMA: /*
*/CONFLUENCES BETWEEN FILM AND OTHER MEDIA/*
*6-8 September 2018, Växjö, Sweden*
Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies, and
SERCIA: Société d'Études et de Recherches sur le Cinéma Anglophone
As early as 1911, Ricciotto Canudo coined the term “Seventh Art,”
bringing aesthetic considerations to bear into the realm of
entertainment. Walter Benjamin, on the other hand, rejected cinema for
being a mass medium devoid of artistic aura, which, according to him,
was forever lost in the process of mechanical reproduction (1936). No
matter how one looks at cinema, its appreciation or criticism is
entirely dependent upon its physical and technical nature as a medium,
especially since its technical properties and consumption platform(s)
affect the form and content of specific products (i.e. films). Since
cinema/film is a medium that evolves in time and is anchored in space
during the viewing process, it has always, from its inception, shared
properties with other media. Some films or television series are
self-reflexive and use these confluences as a discursive trait where the
linkages may become the subject and/or a shared method.
“Intermediality” is the word that defines these junctures and the
research field within which these confluences take place. Such a
relationship may occur on a one-on-one basis, in which a media form or a
media product is transposed to another media form or product, or it can
occur in a more multimedial basis, in which a complex transposition
involving several media takes place at once. The result is something
which is different from the original and yet possesses some of the same
properties. It can either be a transformation in the characteristics of
the medium being transposed, i.e. an adaptation, or a different
representation of the media in other media, i.e. /ekphrasis. /The advent
of new media opened another field of inquiry within intermediality,
namely digital cinema and its properties. Advocates pro and against the
emerging computational technologies helped shed some light on matters of
relative chronology and hybridity/media fusion in a more diversified
environment. Both positions differ only in focus and degree, since
cinema, from a technical perspective, has undeniably changed. The
concept of “post-cinema” addresses the new technological forms and sites
of consumption, which, in turn, results in new ways of film viewing,
more or less immersive; as well as in new types of products, more or
less fragmented and pushed towards the museum.
*Suggested topics: *
**The present Film and Television conference, calls for rationale and
analysis that bears on cinema/television as**technical media and its
characteristics. Proponents are invited to establish connections with
other media, within _English-speaking countries_. Both theoretical and
practical analysis of film and other media are accepted. Possible topics
include but are not limited to the following:
* Definition of media, intermediality, intramediality.
* Mediation, remediation, transmediation processes.
* Narrative adaptation, cinematic /ekphrasis/.
* Media characteristics and/or essence.
* Pure and impure media/cinema.
* Cinema as a limited or superior medium.
* “Old”, new, and residual media.
* Digital cinema.
* Hybridity and media borders.
* New perspectives on the history/archaeology of cinema and other media.
* The aesthetics of cinema and other media technologies.
* Cinema/television and art forms: new artistic languages.
* Cinema/television and society: social uses of media.
* Cinema/television and ideology: the politics of media.
* Cinema/television as communication.
* Immersive qualities and spectatorial adhesion.
* The invisible and the virtual.
* Different products, different spectators.
*Keynote speakers: *
François Jost – Professor Emeritus at Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, France.
Lúcia Nagib – University of Reading, Department of Film, Media and
Miriam De Rosa – Coventry University, School of Media and Performing
The language of the conference is _English_. Individual presentations
should be set at 20 minutes. Please send your proposal containing an
abstract (500 words max.), 5 key-words, and a short bio (120 max.) until
15^th February 2018 to the two followingemail addresses:
(chinita.estc /at/ gmail.com) <mailto:(chinita.estc /at/ gmail.com)>and (ims /at/ lnu.se)
<mailto:(ims /at/ lnu.se)>Notification of acceptance will be sent until 15^th
March 2018. Upon acceptance, speakers will be required to become SERCIA
members for 2018. Please, visit the website
further instructions on this.
*Conference fees: *
**600 SEK (65 €) for lecturers / professors / independent scholars; 300
SEK (35 €) for students / retired colleagues, which cover meals and
other arrangements.The additional annual fee for SERCIA’s membership is
30 € for lecturers and 15 € for students and independent scholars.
Fátima Chinita ((chinita.estc /at/ gmail.com) <mailto:(chinita.estc /at/ gmail.com)>)
and Eva Larsson ((ims /at/ lnu.se) <mailto:(ims /at/ lnu.se)>).
Scientific committee: *
Jean-François Baillon, Dagmar Brunow, Fátima Chinita, Annelie Ekelin,
Lars Elleström, Anna Gutowska, Liviu Lutas, David Roche, Anna-Sofia
Rossholm, Niklas Salmose.
*Selected Bibliography: *
**Acland, Charles R. (ed.). /Residual Media : Residual Technologies and
Culture/.Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2007.Bellour,
Raymond. /La querelle des dispositifs. Cinéma – Installations,
Expositions/. Paris: POL, 2012.
Brefer, Hans and Klaus Peter Busse (eds). /Intermedia: Enacting the
Liminal/. Dortmund: Books on Demand, 2005.
Denson, Shane and Julia Leyda (eds.). /Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21^st
Century Film/. Falmer: REFRAME Books, 2016. ^
De Rosa, Miriam and Vinzenz Hediger. /Cinéma & Cie. International Film
Studies Journal/, Vol. 26/27, No. 16 (2017).
Elleström, Lars. /Media Transformation: The Transfer of Media
Characteristics among Media./ New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Gaudreault, André and Philippe Marion. /The End of Cinema? A Medium in
Crisis in the Digital Age/. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.
Herzogenrath, Bernd (ed/.). Travels in Intermedia[lity]: Reblurring the
Boundaries/. Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouh College Press, 2012.
Hutcheon, Linda. /A Theory of Adaptation/. New York and London:
Jenkins, Henry/. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Collide. /New
York and London: New York University Press, 2006.
Jost, François. /Pour une éthique des médias: Les images sont aussi des
actes/. Nouvelles Éditions de l’Aube, 2016.
Mannoni, Laurent. /The Great Art of Light and Shadow: Archeology of the
Cinema/. Translated by Richard Crangle. Exeter: University of Exeter
Nagib, Lúcia and Anne Jerslev (eds). /Impure Cinema: Intermedial and
InterculturalApproaches to Film/. London and New York: I.I. Tauris, 2014.
Natale, Simone. “There are no Old Media,” /Journal of Communication/
Oddley, Alison and Christine White. /Modes of Spectating/. Bristol, UK;
Chicago, USA: Intellect, 2009.
Packer, Randall and Ken Jordan, eds. /From Wagner to Virtual Reality/.
New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2001.
Pethő, Ágnes. /Cinema and Intermediality: The Passion for the
In-Between/. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
Sager Eidt, Laura M. /Writing and Filming the Painting: Ekphrasis in
Literature and Film/. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2008.
Schröter, Jens. “The Politics of Intermediality”, /Film and Media
Studies/”, nº 2 (2010), pp. 107-124.
Uroskie, Andrew V. /Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded
Cinema and Postwar Art/. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.
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