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October 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:


 

In This Issue:

CONGRATULATIONS ACA-MEDIA!

UPDATE YOUR MEMBER PROFILE

SCMS FIELDNOTES

ELECTION RESULTS FORM

GRADUATE STUDENT WRITING AWARD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S NOTE

CINEMA JOURNAL POSTAGE RATES

CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS, ADVERTISERS INFORMATION

CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS



IMPORTANT DATES

EARLY NOVEMBER
New Cinema Journal Editor announced

NOVEMBER 2-9
Conference Open Call Papers, Panels, Workshop Proposals accept and decline notices emailed

NOVEMBER 28
SIG/Caucus Funding Requests Due
Caucus Online Form:
http://www.cmstudies.org/page/request_funds_Caucus
SIG Online Form:
http://www.cmstudies.org/page/request_funds_SIG

DECEMBER 20 (5 PM CT)
Deadline: Conference travel grant and waiver applications

DECEMBER 21
Preliminary draft of Conference schedule posted at cmstudies.org

MARCH 22 - MARCH 26
Chicago 2017 Conference
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park


CONGRATULATIONS ACA-MEDIA!

Congratulations to Cinema Journal's Aca-Media podcast, which was named one of the top 10 media podcasts by Player FM!
http://player.fm/featured/media

ACA-MEDIA EPISODE 32: FOLLOWING MY FASCINATIONS

Kicking of the fall semester, we present the first in a three part series with media scholars in conversations addressing the current election season-beginning with Chuck Tryon, author of the new book "Political TV." In addition, we are featuring an excerpt of the excellent SCMS Fieldnotes interview with Constance Penley by Elena Gorfinkel.
http://www.aca-media.org/episode32


UPDATE YOUR MEMBER PROFILE

With the 2016-2017 membership year in full swing, please take a moment to update your membership profile with any changes in institution affiliation, shipping address, or contact information.

 

Click here to view instructions on updating your profile: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cmstudies.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/UpdateProfileInstructions.pdf

 

Any questions and requests about your profile can be directed to the Home Office

 staff at scms-office@ou.edu.



DONATE TO SCMS

SCMS is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity.  Please consider making a contribution now.
http://www.cmstudies.org/donations



SCMS FIELDNOTES

Fieldnotes is an SCMS project to conduct, circulate and archive interviews with pioneers of film and media studies. In addition to recognizing the contributions of key scholars, the project also aims to foster knowledge of and interest in the diverse and dynamic developments that have shaped -- and continue to shape -- our expanding field.

Fieldnotes is currently led by Haidee Wasson, with the help of a committee comprised of Patrice Petro and Barbara Klinger. It is sponsored both by SCMS and by ARTHEMIS, a Concordia University based research team investigating the history and epistemology of moving image studies.

Since the Atlanta Conference, the Fieldnotes team has been completing production on interviews with the following distinguished members:

Rick Altman, interviewed by Corey Creekmur
https://vimeo.com/165205960

Dudley Andrew, interviewed by Timothy Corrigan
https://vimeo.com/164350282

John Caldwell, interviewed by Lisa Parks
http://www.cmstudies.org/resource/resmgr/fieldnotes/Caldwell_and_Parks.mp3

Constance Penley, interviewed by Elena Gorfinkle
https://vimeo.com/164288278

Vivian Sobchack, interviewed by Kathleen McHugh
https://vimeo.com/176448237

Thomas Waugh, interviewed by Damon Young
https://vimeo.com/177239258

View all Fieldnotes Interviews here: http://www.cmstudies.org/default.asp?page=fieldnotes

If you are interested in contributing to Fieldnotes, or would like to suggest the name of an interview subject, or would just like to know more, please contact  Haidee Wasson at haidee.wasson@concordia.ca



ELECTION RESULTS FORM

As new Chairs, Graduate Representatives, and Secretaries are elected, it is important for the Home Office and our Web Content Manager to be notified regarding election results.

Please use the Election Results Form</a> to report any changes in SIG/Caucus/Coordinating Committee leadership after your election to ensure all records and the website is up to date.

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

Thank you!



STUDENT ESSAY PRIZE

The SCMS War and Media Studies Special Interest Group invites submissions to its inaugural Graduate Student Writing Award. A $100 cash prize will be awarded annually to an outstanding essay on any topic related to war and media studies. The award panel will consist of the SIG co-chairs and two scholars with expertise in the field.

The deadline for submissions is December 2, 2016.

The rules:

-Entrants must be enrolled on a recognized program of graduate study at the time of submitting work to the competition.

-Entrants must be members of SCMS and the War and Media Studies SIG.

-Essays should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words (including references) and be formatted as PDFs.

-Submissions may have been prepared as coursework essays, or as part of a dissertation or thesis.

-Essays must not have been published or accepted for publication at the time of entry.

-The author's name and affiliation should not appear anywhere on the essay. An application form, to be submitted as a separate document to the essay, is available here: http://www.warandmediastudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Student-Essay-Prize-form.docx

-Applicants may only submit one essay.

-Co-authored works will share the $100 cash prize between authors.

-The deadline for submissions is December 2, 2016. The winner will be announced at the SCMS War and Media SIG meeting in Chicago.

Applicants should send their completed forms and essays as separate documents to Eileen Rositzka: er53@st-andrews.ac.uk

For more information about the War and Media Studies Special Interest group, please visit http://www.warandmediastudies.org


 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S NOTE

Happy fall!  As we reach the midway point in the academic term, I hope things are going smoothly for each of you.

In the coming weeks, the SCMS Home Office will be sending out several key emails to you including conference proposal accept/decline notices, the outcome of conference event proposal deliberations, and travel grant award recipient notices. Considering a good many of you relocate just prior to the beginning of the academic year, we ask that you please take a moment now to verify that we have the correct email address for you in your membership profile.  This will ensure that you continue to receive notifications in a timely manner.

Conference proposal accept and decline notices will be emailed to you between November 2-9. If you have not received a notification by Friday, November 11, please email the Home Office at scms-office@ou.edu.

Thank you to those of you who recently submitted event proposals for the 2017 Chicago conference.  We received a total of eight proposals this year.  All are currently being considered by the Caucus and SIG Liaisons, the Conference Program Committee, and the 2017 Chicago Host Committee Chairs who will make their recommendations to the Board of Directors at this weekend's fall meeting.  Please note that proposals are evaluated based on their potential to attract a strong audience and to highlight the activities of their group(s).  Conference budget limitations and scheduling are also taken into consideration in determining which events are accepted. All members who submitted proposals will be notified of the board's decision by email in early November.

This weekend, the Executive Council will also deliberate on the selection of a new Cinema Journal Editor, with an official announcement to be made by early November. The new Editor will begin his/her first year apprenticeship working with outgoing Editor, Will Brooker, as of January 1, 2017.  Will's tenure as Editor officially ends on December 31, 2017, with the newly selected Editor taking the reins for a five-year term beginning on January 1, 2018.

In closing, please consider SCMS when planning your year-end charitable giving. By making a tax-deductible donation to the General Fund, you are helping SCMS to continue its mission of promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media.  A donation to the Travel Funds for under/unemployed members and graduate student members allows you to directly assist your peers by helping defray the cost of their travel to the SCMS annual conference.  An Award Funds donation supports SCMS's annual awards established to honor the best in our field. 

Finally, a donation to the SCMS-U Undergraduate Fund assists undergraduate students who typically have no access to professional resources to attend the annual undergraduate conference.

Thank you.

Jill Simpson
Executive Director

 


CINEMA JOURNAL POSTAGE RATES

As a reminder, postage rates for Cinema Journal went up in May.  Members should update their mailing address to ensure their issues are correctly delivered. Please check your membership profile to confirm your mailing address and your membership type based on your country of residence, as the rates for each membership type include the correct amount of postage for Cinema Journal deliveries.

If your mailing address of record and the membership rate at which you renew do not match, there is no guarantee you will continue to receive Cinema Journal issues.

CURRENT SURCHARGE/RATES

CANADIAN MEMBERSHIP RATES (USD)

The postage surcharge for Canadian Memberships is $34.00.


ANNUAL INCOME RANGE - RATES

Under $15k - $89.00

$16k-$35k - $99.00

$36k-$55k - $124.00

$56k-$75k - $154.00

$76k-$100k - $184.00

Over $100k - $214.00

 

INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP RATES (USD)

The postage surcharge for all other International Memberships is $46.00.


ANNUAL INCOME RANGE - RATES

Under $15k - $101.00

$16k-$35k - $111.00

$36k-$55k - $136.00

$56k-$75k - $166.00

$76k-$100k - $196.00

Over $100k - $226.00

 

REPLACEMENT COSTS

If a journal is unable to be delivered or is delivered incorrectly due to an out-of-date address on file, the member is responsible for the replacement or reshipment of an issue.  Rates for each redelivery:

United States: $7.00

Canada: $30.00

International: $45.00

Requests for back or missing issues of Cinema Journal can be made here: http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=missing_back_issues



CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS AND ADVERTISERS INFORMATION

SCMS will soon be accepting exhibitors and advertisers for SCMS 2017 - join us!

Please visit http://www.cmstudies.org after Nov 1st for more information.

Entering our 58th year, the Society for Cinema & Media Studies has served to promote all areas of cinema and media studies within universities and two-and four-year colleges; to encourage and reward excellence in scholarship and writing; to facilitate and improve the teaching of cinema and media studies as disciplines; to advance multi-cultural awareness and interaction; to serve its members' professional needs and concerns; to strengthen the ties between the academic community and those who interact with it, from the media industries to the government to the public at large; and to promote the preservation of our film, television, and media heritage. The annual SCMS Conference Exhibit Area is an integral part of spreading the word to our members of the size and scope of the academic publishing industry as well as other publishers, institutions and companies which serve the cinema and media studies community available in the US and around the world.

The Exhibit Hall is a major attraction for attendees. In addition to our exhibit area, your organization also has an opportunity to sponsor items and special events and to purchase advertising in the conference program. The opportunities to put your organization in front of a membership of over 3,000 professionals from 38 nations are varied and many.

Why Exhibit at the annual SCMS Conference?

·    Support your authors by promoting their books

·    Meet new potential authors waiting to pitch their projects to you

·    Demonstrate your electronic database, digital program, or other tool/media

·    Connect with educators seeking new books for course adoption

·    Convince attendees to recommend your books and databases to their institutions for purchase

In a survey of 2016 SCMS annual meeting attendees, over 85% stated that they visited the exhibit hall.



CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SCMS invites you to take advantage of our many sponsorship opportunities. We also welcome the opportunity to work with you in creating a custom sponsorship that best suits the needs of your organization. Allow us to help you increase exposure and heighten awareness of your department, university, organization.

For more details and information about becoming a conference sponsor, please visit

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



COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

2016 NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY NOMINATIONS

Nominations Due October 20, 2016

The National Film Preservation Board will hold its annual meeting at the Library of Congress in early November 2016.  At the meeting, film titles will be selected for inclusion on the National Film Registry at the end of this year.

Please submit your suggested nomination by emailing SCMS representatives Matthew H. Bernstein (mbernst@emory.edu) and Jenny Horne (jenny@ucsc.edu) no later than 8pm EST on Thursday, October 20.  Please include three or four sentences (maximum) justifying your film submission's importance.

For your reference, the following is a list of films already named to the Registry.

https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/complete-national-film-registry-listing

The following are titles not yet named to the Registry.

https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/films-not-yet-named-to-the-registry

The Registry includes student films, experimental titles, orphan films and documentaries as well as fiction films.



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