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Call for 2011 Proposals
Due September 1, 2010 (5 PM CST)

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies announces its call for proposals for the 2011 Conference in New Orleans, to be held March 10-13th at the historic Ritz Carlton Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter. New Orleans boasts several universities, a burgeoning film and television industry and historic theaters, and it is home to a number of community media groups. It is renowned for its music, food, charm, generosity, and cosmopolitanism. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

In honor of the resilient spirit of our host city, this year’s conference theme will be "Media Citizenship.” We are interested in work that explores how changes in all forms of media, both new and old, have had an enormous impact on the conditions of equality, citizenship, and survival in the United States and around the world. Considerations of the constraints, conditions, and possibilities that subtend media citizenship on radio, television, film, and digital media are encouraged, as are analyses of how citizenship does or does not differ for individuals, communities, and corporations. Panels, papers, and workshops on these and related topics will be given special consideration. We also welcome papers, panels and workshop proposals on other topics of interest to cinema and media studies scholars.

The New Orleans conference submission deadline for all proposals for open call papers, pre-constituted panels, pre-constituted workshops and screenings is Wednesday September 1, 2010 (5:00 pm CST).  Details as to how to propose a paper, panel, workshop or film for the screening program online through the new website will be available in June. Please stay tuned to the current website for updates and watch for our e-mails. 

Online applications for SCMS travel grants and conference fee waivers will be available in December for students and un- and under-employed members who have submitted successful proposals.  Some of these grants are awarded to encourage conference participation among students from under-represented groups. Submission Forms >




Call for 2011 Screenings

Due September 1, 2010 at (5 PM CST)

The Screening Committee invites nominations for screenings for the 2011 SCMS Conference in New Orleans, March 10-13. Screenings will run concurrently with panel and workshop sessions and occasionally link directly to the content of panels or workshops.  If you would like to bring titles to the committee’s attention, please complete the online nomination submission form and submit by September 1, 2010 (5 pm CST).

Note:  Only Region 1/NTSC DVDs can be considered, and run times must be 105 minutes or less.  Please do not request a given day or time for your screening, and do not send DVDs until the Screening Program Committee has notified you. 

SCMS members are encouraged to submit film titles through SCMS Caucus Chairs; in curating our selections, the Screening Committee will work closely with the caucuses, as well as the Conference Program and Host Committees.  We are especially keen to reflect a diverse range of formal, stylistic, and cultural traditions, and of amateur as well as professional work.  Connections to the conference theme or to proposed panels or workshops are warmly encouraged but not required.The Screening Committee invites nominations for screenings for the SCMS Conference in Los Angeles, March 17-21, 2010. These screenings run concurrently with panel and workshop sessions and occasionally link directly to the content of panels or workshops.  If you would like to bring titles to the committee’s attention, please complete the online nomination submission form >

Note: Only ONE nomination per submission form. Only Region 1/NTSC DVDs can be considered, and run times must be 105 minutes or less. Please do not request a given day or time for your screening, and do not send DVDs until the Screening Program Committee has notified you. SCMS members are encouraged to submit titles through SCMS Caucus Chairs; in curating our selections, the Screening Committee will work closely with the caucuses, as well as the Conference Program and Host Committees. We are especially keen to reflect a diverse range of formal, stylistic, and cultural traditions, and of amateur as well as professional work. Connections to the conference theme or to proposed panels or workshops are warmly encouraged but not required.


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