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September 2016 News Brief

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To see the HTML-formatted version of this news brief that was sent out via email click here.  A text-only version is below:


 

September 2016    - In This Issue:

CINEMA JOURNAL EDITOR FINAL CALL

CHICAGO 2017 PROPOSAL NUMBERS

YOU SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL...NOW WHAT?

AWARD SUBMISSION NUMBERS

2016 - 2017 COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

WELCOME MOLLY YOUNGBLOOD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S NOTE

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

IN MEMORIAM



IMPORTANT DATES

SEPTEMBER 1

2016-2017 Membership Year Began

http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=Membership_Renew

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

 

SEPTEMBER 30 (5 PM CT)

Deadline: http://www.cmstudies.org/news/292003/Call-for-Self-Nominations--Editor-Cinema-Journal.htm

Self-Nominations for Cinema Journal http://www.cmstudies.org/news/292003/Call-for-Self-Nominations--Editor-Cinema-Journal.htm

 

SEPTEMBER 30 (5 PM CT)

http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=EventProposal

Conference Event Proposals

 

EARLY NOVEMBER

Accept and decline notices emailed

 

DECEMBER 20 (5 PM CT)

Deadline: Conference travel grant and waiver applications

 

DECEMBER 23

Preliminary draft of schedule posted at http://www.cmstudies.org

 

MARCH 22 - MARCH 26

Chicago 2017 Conference

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park


 

CINEMA JOURNAL EDITOR FINAL CALL!

Call for Self-Nominations – Deadline extended to Friday, September 30, 5PM CST.

SCMS is looking for the next editor of Cinema Journal.  Could it be you?  Click here to learn more!  http://www.cmstudies.org/news/292003/Call-for-Self-Nominations--Editor-Cinema-Journal.htm

Note: If you intend to apply, please notify Jill Simpson by email at scms-director@ou.edu



CHICAGO 2017 PROPOSAL NUMBERS

1004 Open Call Papers

349 Pre-Constituted Panels

53 Workshops

28 Readers



YOU SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL...NOW WHAT?

As Pamela Wojcik, the 2017 Conference Program Committee Chair, and her intrepid team of readers begin the arduous task of reviewing over 1400 proposals, we want to shed some light on the evaluation process.

Step 1: Evaluation of Proposals

Once the submission deadline has passed, proposals are clustered according to category (workshop, pre-constituted panels, open call papers) and the open-call papers are then grouped according to their topics.  Prior to the submission deadline, the Board of Directors appoints a Program Committee comprising pairs of readers for the various categories of proposals. The Program Committee Chair now distributes the groups of proposals to the reading pairs for their independent evaluations. Proposals are then scored, and the readers send their averaged scores to the Program Chair.  Open-call readers also suggest how accepted papers may fit together into panels.

Step 2:  Panel and Workshop Capacity is Determined

While the readers are hard at work, the SCMS office staff creates a conference grid of all the dates/times/sessions.  The grid reflects the total number of panels and workshops that can be accommodated at the conference.  Once the total number of panels and workshops is determined, this information is communicated to the Program Committee Chair.

Step 3:  Proposals are Accepted or Declined

As soon as the Program Committee Chair has finalized the proposal decisions, the SCMS Home Office notifies participants whether their submission was accepted or declined.  These notifications are sent in early to mid-November.

Step 4: Conference Scheduling

The Conference Scheduler's Herculean task now gets under way in scheduling panels and workshops. As soon as the task is completed and reviewed by the Program Chair, a first draft of the schedule is posted at http://www.cmstudies.org

To learn more, visit the Conference FAQ page. http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=conference_faq



CHICAGO 2017 AWARDS SUBMISSIONS

Kovacs Book Award, 58

Best First Book Award, 46

Kovacs Essay Award, 44

Student Writing Award, 31

Best Book Edited Collection Award, 23

Anne Friedberg Innovative Award, 18

Dissertation Award, 16

Best Essay Edited Collection Award, 15

DCAA, 3

Pedagogy Award, 2



2016 - 2017 COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

The SCMS Board of Directors wishes to thank all of you who volunteered for service this year. Over the summer, all committee vacancies were filled and 120 of your dedicated peers are now hard at work carrying on the business of SCMS. Those with award and program committee assignments have now begun the important tasks of reading and deliberating your submissions.

For a complete list of 2016-2017 committee assignments, visit: http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=committees_2


MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

THE 2016-2017 MEMBERSHIP YEAR BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=Membership_Renew

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

New: Graduate Student Membership Level

Please remember that renewing at the appropriate income level and considering a further donation helps keep SCMS accessible to graduate students and under-resourced colleagues -- especially at a time when travel funds and research support are declining at many of our home institutions.

http://www.cmstudies.org/donations

Additionally, some profile fields have been cleared in order to facilitate the collection of the most up-to-date information from SCMS members. We apologize for any inconvenience (especially if you are a new member or renewed your membership and updated your profile recently.)

Please update your affiliation from the drop down menu as it is vital to our on-going membership research and double-check previously entered information in all the fields.

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cmstudies.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/UpdateProfileInstructions.pdf

As SCMS grows, we hope to continue expanding our research initiatives, of which annually-updated profile information is an essential component. Thank for your for your assistance.


 

As a reminder, SCMS members are being asked to renew their membership in Scholarly Interest Groups every five years at the time of their membership renewal.  The first re-enrollment is taking place throughout the fall.  SIGs that were formed in the last two years will not be affected. For other SIGs, SCMS members may simply check off the box next to the respective group name(s) when you renew your membership.

If you have already renewed your membership, find the SIG's webpage and follow the link to join at the bottom of the page.


 

SCMS is pleased to announce its revamped Institutional Membership, which now features distinct levels for PhD programs, MA/MFA programs, and Undergraduate programs, libraries and museums. Please urge your institution to become an SCMS member. More information on Institutional Memberships can be found http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=institut_membership


 

WELCOME MOLLY YOUNGBLOOD!

Molly Youngblood joined the SCMS Home Office on August 29 as our new Program Coordinator. In her new role, Molly will work to provide assistance to the board and members, annual conference administration, and support to the Home Office and Executive Director, Jill Simpson.

Molly moves back to her hometown of Norman, OK after studying Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She brings with her five years of experience in the public library sector, as well as relevant skills she developed from various positions held within higher education while completing her MA degree.  SCMS wishes to welcome Molly to the Home Office!


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S NOTE

With the conference proposal and award submission deadlines now behind us, September marks the point when we begin looking forward to Chicago 2017. Next year's conference will take place March 22-26 at the beautiful Fairmont, Millennium Park.  http://www.fairmont.com/chicago

In this issue of News Brief, we have provided you with a breakdown of this year's conference proposal and award submissions numbers. You will also find details about what happens next in the conference proposal reading and deliberation process. As noted under Important Dates, accept/decline notices are scheduled to go out the first week of November. The awards deliberations are on a different timeline and will conclude by January 6, with results notifications scheduled to go out to all of those nominated by January 9.

As a final reminder, if you would like to submit a proposal to host a conference event in Chicago, please visit http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=EventProposal. Submissions are due by Friday, September 30 at 5pm CST.

We are pleased to announce that the SCMS Professional Development Committee will be expanding their annual webinars to a quarterly format. This decision was made in large part due to the comments you provided in this year's Conference Survey requesting more professional development opportunities. The committee will be working in collaboration with SCMS Caucuses and SIGs to identify meaningful topics for future webinars. The first in the new series is scheduled for October 8, with details included in this month's issue.

In closing, the Home Office's summer of transitions has now successfully concluded with the rounding out of our new team. In this issue, we are happy to introduce to you Molly Youngblood, our new Program Coordinator. She brings to the role many strengths including institutional administration, archives management, interdepartmental coordination, and public outreach. Molly fills the vacancy left by Lindsey Pendleton earlier in the summer. Lindsey remains with us in the freelance role of Conference Program Liaison through January. Molly looks forward to meeting each of you at the conference in Chicago!

Jill Simpson
Executive Director


 

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Navigating the Academic Job Market: A Webinar Presented by the SCMS Professional Development Committee

Saturday, October 8, 12:00-1:30pm EST

SCMS members are invited to join the Professional Development Committee in an online discussion of the academic job market, to be presented as a live webinar on Saturday, October 8, at 12pm EST (broadcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R80lt2Y88hk) This free event will feature panelists who have landed tenure-track positions at a variety of institutions and led search committees of their own. Topics for discussion may include tailoring application materials for different types of positions and institutions; protocol for communicating with search committees; strategies for phone, Skype, and in-person interviews; and ways to gain teaching and service experience that may be particularly attractive to search committees. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session. While panelists are happy to answer questions about preparing for campus visits and negotiating job offers, the Professional Development Committee plans to offer another webinar on these topics specifically in January.

Contact: For more information about the event and/or registration steps, please contact Kimberly Hall (Assistant Professor, English; Wofford College) at hallka@wofford.edu


 

EPISODE 31: SHAPE THE SONIC SPACE

ACA-MEDIA is back with an extended summer episode courtesy of the SCMS Sound Studies Scholarly Interest Group (SIG). Produced by Tim Anderson, the episode features excellent segments with Jeremy Morris on music formats, metadata and tagging; Brian Fauteux on Canadian college radio; Joan Titus on Shostakovich and musicology; and Nina Cartier on Blaxploitation soundtracks. Enjoy your summer!

Listen here: http://www.aca-media.org/news/2016/7/27/episode-31-shape-the-sonic-space


 

IN MEMORIAM

David Lavery

(August 27, 1949 - August 30, 2016)

It is with sadness that SCMS notes the August 2016 passing of David Lavery. Professor Lavery was faculty in the English Department at Middle Tennessee State University where he had been Chair and Director of Graduate Studies. Prior to his appointment at MTSU (1993-present), Dr. Lavery held appointments at the University of Memphis, at Northern Kentucky University, and several visiting appointments, including a post at East China Normal University in Shanghai.

Lavery was a dedicated mentor, generous editor, and prolific scholar. His books include-among many others--works on television fandom, authorship, genre, "cult" series, Joss Whedon, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, and the forthcoming Finale: Considering the Ends of Television Shows (Syracuse University Press), edited with Douglas Howard and David Bianculli.


THE NATIONAL HUMANITIES CENTER

The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2017 through May 2018. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international in scope and welcomes applications from scholars outside the United States.

Areas of Special Interest

Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated

for particular areas of research, including fellowships for environmental studies,

English literature, art history, Asian Studies, theology, and a young woman in philosophy. The Center also invites applicants from scholars in inter-disciplinary fields, including African American Studies, area studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies.

Stipends

The amounts awarded are individually determined, according to the needs of the Fellow and the Center's ability to meet them. The Center seeks to provide at least half salary and covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents.

Facilities and Services

The Center provides a rich environment for individual research and the exchange of ideas. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area's research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. The stunning Archie K. Davis building includes private studies for Fellows, conference rooms, a central commons for dining, lounges, and reading areas. The Center's unparalleled, comprehensive library service supports Fellows by fulfilling thousands of requests for books and other research materials from out partner institutions in the Triangle, usually within 24 hours, and libraries around the world. Library staff also provide reference assistance and instruction in new online research tools.

Support

Fellowships are supported by the Center's endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Deadline and Application Procedures

Applicants submit an application form, a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. The application form and instructions may be found at the Center's website: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org

Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted online by October 18, 2016.

http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org

email: nhc@nationalhumanitiescenter.org

The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation,or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.


 

SCMS is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity.  Please consider making a contribution to support our ongoing efforts to promote a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition.

http://www.cmstudies.org/donations


 


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