Archive for 2019

[Previous message][Next message][Back to index]

[Commlist] ‘Shaping Knowledge: encounters between word and image’: Journal of Media Education and MeCCSA Practice Network Symposium 2019

Wed May 22 23:13:36 GMT 2019

Journal of Media Education and MeCCSA Practice Network Symposium 2019

‘Shaping Knowledge: encounters between word and image’

University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

14^th June 2019

Keynote speakers:

Richard Koeck (University of Liverpool)

Oscar Raby (Vrtov, Melbourne)

This symposium will explore the interaction between word and image in media-based practice research. As creative practice has increasingly found a home within academia, and as digital technologies have made possible new methodologies and forms of output, the hegemony of the written word within arts and humanities scholarship has been challenged from different directions. From curated exhibitions, through audio-visual essays and interactive websites, to sound art, practice research now challenges the logocentric focus of humanities research across all media.

Yet media-based practice research cannot entirely escape the written and spoken word.  Words permeate it – for example, in the narratives of podcasts, the voice overs of films, and the wall texts of artworks. They also surround it – for example in the framing statements provided in programme notes, catalogues, and websites, in the written components of PhD dissertations, and in research portfolio submissions.

The symposium will focus in particular on ways in which practitioners in various fields engage with the interdependence of word and image. By bringing together disciplines including film, photography, sound art, and interactive media, it will bring the audio-visual strategies for ‘shaping knowledge’ adopted within different media forms into conversation with each other, and allow them to illuminate each other.

The event will take place this year at the University of Kent’s hilltop Canterbury campus, reachable by an easy 55-minute train journey from London St. Pancras International.

The event is free and registration is now open:


10.30-11.20 Welcome and opening keynote: Richard Koeck (University of Liverpool)

11.20-1.00 The Spoken Word I: from autobiography to biography
Joanna Callaghan (University of Sussex), ‘The narrating “I”: Exploring voice over in autobiographical film’ Rebecca E. Marshall (University of Exeter and The London Film School), ‘Michel De Montaigne: My Practical Process of Writing the Essay-Film, for screen and installation’
Richard O’Sullivan (Queen’s University, Belfast), ‘Long Distance’
Aidan Winterburn (Leeds Beckett University), ‘A Performed Horizontal Montage’

1.00-2.00 Lunch (Sibson Building foyer)

2.00-3.15**The word and/as image
Estéfani Bouza, ‘/∞’/
Gurkan Maruf Mihci (Istanbul Institute of Design) ‘Title Sequence Designs and Time Perception in Turkish Cinema, 1960-1980’ Fergus Heron (University of Brighton), ‘Pictures with words, words within pictures’
Aristotelis Maragkos (University of Kent), Title TBC

3.30-4.15 The Spoken Word II: from biography to ethnography*
*Lizzie Thynne (University of Sussex), ‘Narrative voices: Representing Jill Craigie, documentary film-maker (1911- 99)’
Tim Howle & Nick Cope, ‘False Memory of Normandy’
Steve Hawley, ‘Talking with the dead; filmed messages home from WWII and the struggle between text and filmed responses’

4.15-4.45: Tea and coffee

4.45-5.45: Metatexts and Paratexts
Catherine Gough-Brady (RMIT), The Transgressive Form of the Digital Paper
Dario Llinares (University of Brighton), ‘Voicing knowledge: Regenerating of Sound Communication in the Podcasting Space’_ _Stephen Connolly (University of Creative Arts), ‘Practice-as-Research as Words as Discursive Object’

5.45-6.30: Closing keynote: Oscar Raby (Vrtov), Title TBC

Organised by Richard Misek and Maurizio Cinquegrani, University of Kent. Hosted by the Film, Media, and Culture Research Cluster at the School of Arts (University of Kent), the Journal of Media Education, and the MeCCSA Practice network.

The MeCCSA Practice Network champions practice within the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association, ensuring that those that teach and research practice have a strong voice within the subject association and beyond. We are dedicated to maintaining and developing links with the creative industries and relevant national and international networks and associations.

This mailing list is a free service offered by Nico Carpentier. Please use it responsibly and wisely.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, please visit
Before sending a posting request, please always read the guidelines at
To contact the mailing list manager:
Email: (nico.carpentier /at/

[Previous message][Next message][Back to index]