Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Hosted by Smith College
April 24-26, 2015
The third annual SCMS Undergraduate Conference invites undergraduate students to propose papers representing their best work in cinema and media studies. At the conference, students will deliver papers on any aspect of cinema and media history, criticism, or theory. Each presenter will be assigned a 15-minute slot on the program, which corresponds to approximately 2,000-2,100 words when presented at a normal talking speed with a few visual aids.
Any student who wishes to participate in the conference should submit a completed proposal form, which will include a 200-word abstract. Do not submit complete papers. The submission form can be downloaded HERE.
A panel composed of Five College Consortium faculty (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst) will select 30 proposals for acceptance to the conference. All selected conference participants must agree to attend all full days of the event. Registration is free, and accommodations a short walk from the Smith College campus will be available at a discounted student rate for conference participants. Students are encouraged to seek travel funding from their home institutions to defray the costs of travel and lodging.
The deadline for proposals is midnight EST on Friday, February 6, 2015. Completed proposal forms should be sent via email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “SCMS-U 2015” in the subject line of the email.
For more information, please contact Dr. Alexandra Keller, at Smith College (email@example.com).
Students presenting at SCMS-U 2014
Courtesy of the University of Oklahoma, Film and Media Studies Department