I. Mission Statement:
SIG serves as forum for scholars working at the intersection of film, art, and
visual culture. Increasingly, SCMS’s membership includes active museum/gallery
curators and film programmers. The SIG recognizes the importance of
contemporary art’s investment in "the cinematic” and the expanding number of
classically-trained art historians who increasingly draw on film and media
texts, as well as film and media theory. The SIG provides an intellectual,
organizational, and networking structure for sharing resources, distributing
scholarly and professional information, and developing methodological
approaches in the comparative arts.
larger aim is to continually strengthen this structure in ways that a) will
encourage scholars working between film studies and art history to become more
actively engaged participants in SCMS; b) will assist this community in
compiling bibliographic and research resources, circulating calls for papers,
grants announcement, and conference information, as well as in sharing and
developing pedagogical tools; c) will facilitate a more dynamic and effective
discussion of the relation of cinema to the other arts that will in turn
strengthen our organization as a whole, and contribute to the continued
broadening of the SCMS membership.
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II. Goals and Objectives:
The CINEMARTS SIG annual meeting at the SCMS conference serves
scholars working between film studies and art history in a range of periods and
CINEMARTS aims to appeal to colleagues with an interest or an already established expertise in the
other arts, as well as those who have interest in developing a research profile
in the comparative arts.
CINEMARTS works with
the Executive Committee and each year’s SCMS Conference Program Committee as a
source of expertise concerning screenings, curatorial projects, translations,
and publication initiatives.
CINEMARTS works to encourage Cinema
Journal and other film studies/art history publications to publish special
issues, dossiers, and interviews.
CINEMARTS promotes visual literacy that spans the low and high
registers of culture, Western and non-Western cinemas in relation to the arts,
industrial and non-industrial cinemas, as well as theatrical and non-theatrical
CINEMARTS works to support and recognize scholars working on
curatorial, programming, and preservation projects, as well as scholarly
collaborations with artists.
CINEMARTS organizes special projects, such as designated panels,
joint conferences, plenary participation, screenings, workshops, and web-based
CINEMARTS not only serves to deepen the international community of
the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, it also aims to actively bridge our
scholarly community to other professional organizations in the Humanities.
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Contacts: (current as of 6/30/20)
Iggy Cortez, Co-Chair
Erica Levin, Co-Chair
Kaitlin C. Forcier and Katerina Korola, Graduate Student Representative
Angella Dalle Vacche, Co-founder
Karl Schoonover, Co-founder
Jennifer Wild, Co-founder
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