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Call For Papers and Presentations:
MEDIAS MIGRATIONS MOVEMENTS

conference organizers: Soumyaa Behrens & Elizabeth Ramirez-Soto

Fall 2019 (November 4th-5th 2019)

San Francisco State University

Two Day Conference to be held on the San Francisco State University Campus. Free registration and open to the public. Presenters are responsible for their travel and housing to attend the event.

Keynote Announcement: HAMID NAFICY

Hamid Naficy is a leading authority in cultural studies of diaspora, exile, postcolonial cinemas and media, Iranian and Middle Eastern cinemas and media with a focus on documentary and ethnographic cinemas. He has published nearly a dozen books (some award-winning) and scores of book chapters and journal articles. In addition, he has lectured widely, nationally and internationally, and his works have been cited and reprinted extensively and translated into many languages. Naficy has also produced many educational films and experimental videos and participated in major international film festivals, curated film series, and initiated the annual Iranian film festivals in Los Angeles in 1990 and Houston in 1992.
Abstracts for papers, presentations, and projects for the Emergent Media Arcade are welcome. Papers and presentations may be singular or submitted as a constituted panel. We are interested in explorations that traverse one or more of this years' themes of Medias, Migrations, and Movements. We especially welcome works and scholarship that are interweaving form and practice with other avenues of documentation, including activism, installation, speculation, and interdisciplinary modes, approaches, and collaborations.

Submission Deadline: AUG 31, 2019

Possible Topics Include:

~Cinemas of Exile
~Diasporic Interventions
~Radical Interventions in Post Colonial Cinemas
~Documentary Forms as Political Actions
~The role of Emerging Media in Nonfiction Discourse
~Global Manifesto Cinemas
~Documentations of Global Migrations
~The Archive as a Historical Intervention
~Speculative Documentary
~Media as a structure for movement and migration
~Accidental migrations, Forced Migrations
~Movement of the image in relationship to the movements of people
~The evolution of the Documentary Form
~Ethics of images in Ethnographic, Diasporic and/or Political Film Creation/Scholarship/Distribution
~Circulation and Access of Diasporic and Political Cinemas
~Industry Considerations in the US and International landscapes
~Any other intervention into these topics not listed here are welcome-this list is not exclusive!


Paper Submissions:

  • Abstract of no more than 500 words with three bibliographic sources.

  • Bio of no more than 250 words, noting academic, industry affiliation or positionality in the community.

  • Full essays may be submitted for consideration. Please note if the essay has been published/presented before and where. Full essays should be able to present in a 20 minutes slot.

Project Submissions:

  • Project submissions include creative works, video or audio essays, interactive media, multi-modal media, VR, AR, and any work that does not fit under the paper submission category.

  • Please include any relevant links to the project.

  • Project description of 1-2 pages indicating whether this is a presentation and/or could be made available in our EMERGENT MEDIA ARCADE.

  • Bio of no more than 250 words, noting academic or industry affiliation and/or positionality in the community.

Please follow the secure link below for submission or send your entry to the journal editor soumyaa [at] sfsu.edu


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CALL for submissions

“Disrupting documentary”

Rolling DEADLINE (2019-2020)

As we complete the publication of our initial journal volumes, we invite scholars and practitioners to submit work on a rolling deadline. We are open to any topic engaging nonfiction film or media that has the intention of disrupting the field. Whether its a pedagogical approach, a new manifesto, a book chapter or video essay, we are interested to see how scholars and makers are challenging the form and function of documentary and nonfiction film and media in the modern age.

For journal submissions

PAPER Submissions

  • Abstract of no more than 500 words with three bibliographic sources.

  • Bio of no more than 250 words, noting academic or industry affiliation.

  • Full essays may be submitted for consideration. Please note if the essay has been published before and where.

  • Full essays should be between 1,000-10,000 words. We accept academic papers, book and film reviews, interviews and articles of varying lengths.

  • Please use Chicago Manual Style for your submissions.

Project Submissions

  • Project submissions include creative works, video or audio essays, interactive media, multi-modal media and any work that does not fit under the paper submission category.

  • Please include any relevant links to the project.

  • Project description of 1-2 pages, and/or any accompanying writing or scholarship to be published alongside the project.

  • Bio of no more than 250 words, noting academic or industry affiliation.

  • If selected, third party clearances must be in place, and media made available for download by the Documentary Film Institute.

Please follow the secure link below for submission or send your entry to the journal editor soumyaa [at] sfsu.edu