Screen Studies Conference 2017

Screen Studies Conference 2017

The 27th international Screen Studies Conference will take place at the University of Glasgow, 23-25 June, 2017, programmed by Karen Lury for Screen journal.

There was no specific theme set this year, and we invited proposals on all topics within film and television studies. For our plenary sessions we are delighted to have papers by Steven Connor (University of Cambridge), Carol Mavor (University of Manchester) and Anna McCarthy (New York University).

Deadlines and decisions

The deadline for submitting proposals has passed. Decisions will be circulated towards end February/early March.


All attendees, including speakers, pay a registration fee of £176(standard) or £95(student), which includes entrance to all conference talks, lunches and refreshments over the weekend and two evening receptions.

Registration is likely to open in early April. Subscribers to our mailing list, and those who submitted proposals this year will receive an email alert when registration goes live. To join our mailing list, please send an email to, with "Subscribe to mailing list" in the header and your details in the body text.


Publisher attendance fees are set at the same rate as the standard delegate fee, but with VAT added. Publishers should book stands, delegate places and/or and pack inserts directly with the Screen office rather than via online registration. Please email if you have not yet received booking information.


This year Screen will offer ten grants of £150 to students whose papers have been accepted for the conference. Grants will be awarded by lottery. University of Glasgow students may not apply. Details will be circulated to speakers after shortlisting.


Student accommodation located around 10-15 minutes walk from the venue will be available to book during registration, with a choice of standard and ensuite options. In both cases, clusters of 3-5 private bedrooms share a kitchen space.

If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation, a few nearby hotels, B&B's and guesthouses are listed below, or you can try Visit Scotland's accommodation search site.

* For non-UK delegates: A guesthouse is a larger ‘Bed and Breakfast’, typically offering breakfast included in the room rate but not licensed to serve alcoholic beverages. Frequently guest houses are family-run so have limited staff, therefore check-in is limited to certain hours unlike hotels which maintain a staff presence 24 hours a day.

Venue and travel

The conference will take place on the Gilmorehill Campus of Glasgow University. Details of the venue will be circulated to registered delegates in due course. The programme, maps and detailed orientation information will be emailed around a week before the conference. Until then, the general Glasgow University travel pages may be of use: