SCMS+ is an experimental initiative by the Society for Cinema and Media
Studies, intended to offer a curated digital space to SCMS members for
scholarly reflections that are timely and not suited for traditional
academic journals, pedagogic discussions, rapid response town halls, and
other forums and formats that can help extend the conversation among members
of SCMS beyond the annual conference.
SCMS+ is not peer-reviewed and is not related to JCMS, the
Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. It is meant to be informal, dynamic,
responsive, and member-led.
Proposals for SCMS+ will be vetted by a standing committee and will be
approved based on criteria of timeliness, organization, and
scheduling. In the meantime, if you would like to propose a topic, or
have questions or suggestions, please contact Gilberto Blasini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AED Presents: Coalitional Antiracism & SCMS
Date: September 4, 2020
Time: 11 AM PT
Access the recording here
This roundtable discussion, presented by the Antiracism, Equity and Diversity Committee, will explore how SCMS has responded to issues of race in the past and how both SCMS and JCMS are committed to enacting antiracist policies and fostering greater diversity and equity within the society.
Our participants are:
Miriam J. Petty, Founder and Co-Chair, AED
Desiree Garcia, Co-Chair, AED
Joshua Nelson, Facilitator, Indigenous Scholar Initiative
Priscilla Peña Ovalle,President-Elect and Membership Survey Designer
Samantha Sheppard, JCMS Co-Editor of Outreach and Equity
TreaAndrea Russworm, JCMS Co-Editor of Outreach and Equity
Bambi Haggins, Moderator
There will be ample time for a free exchange of ideas throughout the event and/or the open discussion at after the last presentation.
Off the Tenure Track: Exploring Alt-Ac University Careers
Date: August 13, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:00pm CT
Access the meeting recording here.
This Zoom workshop, hosted by the GSO and the Professional Development Committee, will focus on preparing for university careers off the tenure track. Participants will reflect on their own experiences from when they entered the job market through to their current position. They will discuss issues such as how to find these kinds of positions, how to tailor job materials and translate academic skills to other markets, and the experience of transitioning out of graduate school. We will also discuss how SCMS can foster an academic community inclusive of members off the tenure track. There will be time for questions during the workshop session, but please feel free to send questions ahead of time to email@example.com.
Our participants are:
Catherine Clepper, Assistant Professor of Practice in the P3 Collaboratory for Pedagogy, Rutgers University
Regina Longo, Media Archivist in the Modern Culture and Media department at Brown University
Maureen Ryan, Deputy Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies at UW-Milwaukee
Janani Subramanian, Public Programs Manager at the Hammer Museum, UCLA
See full description and participant bios here.
Short Attention Span Criticism
Edited by Cara Dickason, Rebecca M. Gordon, and Pamela Robertson Wojcik
1.Fábio Andrade and Juliano Gomes, “The Dreamed Republic: ‘Your Brazil has Ended, and Mine Never Existed:’ A Conversation about Grace Passô's Quarantine Short Film, República (2020)”
2. Tian Leng, “The Routine”
3. Jacqueline Patz Di Piero, “Nowhere Else to Be: Time, Space, and the Fiction of Synchronicity”
4. Christina G. Petersen, “Viral Aesthetics: Before & After COVID-19”
5.Madison Brown, “I Livestreamed My Grandfather’s Funeral”
6. Sean Purcell, “Pandemic Revenants: Seeing the Dead in the Long First Wave”
History, Archives, and the Rhetoric of Crisis
7. Cat Mahoney, “‘We’ll Meet Again’: Mobilising ‘Memories’ of the Second World War During the UK Coronavirus Lockdown”
8. Jessica Leonora Whitehead, “Flu Ban: Movie-Going and Celebrity Culture during the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918”
9. Mihaela Mihailova, “Business as Usual: The Pandemic Myth of Undisrupted Animation Production”
10. Amy Monaghan, “Electric Boogaloo”
Loving, Hating, and Uncertain Waiting Under Lockdown
11. Sarah Choi, “Too Hot for a Pandemic”
12. Hannah Goodwin, “Silence in the Media Storm of Apocalypse”
13. Shana Macdonald, “Cinema Snacks: Movie Memes as Pandemic Catharsis”
14. Mary Harrod, Suzanne Leonard and Diane Negra, “Romance in the Time of Coronavirus”
15. Lynn Spigel, “Homebody TV: Tele-hospitality in a Pandemic”
16. Josh Synenko, “COVID-19 and the Politics of Locations”
17. Meredith Ward, "Listening to the Sounds of COVID"
18. Crystal Camargo, “Translating Pandemic, Interpreting (Mis)Trust: The Role of a Bilingual News Anchor on U.S. Spanish-Language Television”
19. Suzanne Enzerink, “Flickers”
20. Hamidreza Nassiri, “Tales from Disaster Capitalism: The Capitalist Transformation of Education by Exploiting the Pandemic Crisis”
Technology in the Age of Covid-19
21. Logan Brown, “Tom Nook Meets Microsoft Bob: Space, Sociality, and Digital Media in Good Times and Bad”
22. Frank Mondelli, “Access, Media, and Equity in a (Post-)COVID World”
23. Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz, “The Paradox of the Virtual Pro-Am: Professional Sports During the Pandemic”
Webinar: Roundtable and Discussion on Teaching Cinema and Media Studies
This roundtable and discussion, led by Jonathan Cohn and featuring
Andrea Wood, Maya Montañez Smukler, Sean Gouglas, and Patricia Aufderheide
discusses various techniques for translating courses to teach ethically and
equitably online without a ton of added work, new free tools for fostering
discussion and critique, advice for teaching video games and other
interactive media online, using Fair Use and avoiding copyright issues, and
how to manage our time and student expectations. The webinar was held
on June 16th via Zoom and recorded.
To access the recording of the webinar, please click here.
resources related to the discussion can be found here.
Note: Your participation would be greatly appreciated, some of those
documents would serve as a platform to share ideas for lesson plans,
assignments, tech, etc... if you have suggestions, please email the
roundtable's organizer, Jonathan Cohn, here.