Screen Studies Conference 2019

Screen Studies Conference 2019

The 29th International Screen Studies Conference organised by the journal Screen will take place 28-30 June 2019 at the University of Glasgow, programmed by Screen editors Alison Butler and Alastair Phillips.

Confirmed keynote speakers are

In their call for papers (below) the editors welcomed proposals for papers, audiovisual essays and pre-constituted panels on any subject for this year’s conference:

We are particularly keen to encourage contributors to a programming strand titled ‘Screen Studies Beyond the Field’, devoted to the themes of interdisciplinarity and impact in the contemporary audiovisual humanities and beyond.

Screen studies have from their inception taken a plural and hybrid approach to the ways that pedagogy and scholarship may be constituted and located. Many of its key vectors of enquiry remain shaped by the ways that research questions may be inflected by their conversation with other established, or emerging, disciplinary practices or bodies of knowledge. As we move into the second decade of the century, audiovisual scholarship is increasingly shifting beyond the boundaries of the academy into not just traditional locations such as the museum and art gallery, but other sites of public engagement and civic discourse. Much of this work is also becoming more multi-dimensional with the space of the screen as both an idea and a form of embodied critical practice becoming aligned with broader questions related to science, medicine, politics, the environment and philosophy.

This year’s Screen conference seeks to not only explore these current developments, but also take stock of the long history of the field’s engagement with disciplinary plurality. We are keen to encourage work that speaks to the following topics:

  • Conceptual and methodological interrogations of interdisciplinarity within the disciplinary contexts of screen studies
  • Explorations of formative historical moments of interdisciplinarity within screen studies and film theory
  • Case-studies of innovative forms of public engagement or impact within the audiovisual humanities
  • Research projects that engage with the relationship between the moving image and other forms of intellectual enquiry that either exist beyond the arts and humanities or the academy as a whole
  • Innovative modes of publishing and disseminating research

Deadlines and decisions

The proposal deadline has now passed. Decisions will be circulated in early March.


All attendees, including speakers, pay a registration fee of £200 (standard) or £95(student), which includes entrance to all conference talks, lunches and refreshments over the weekend and a Friday evening reception. The Saturday evening conference dinner, price TBC, and university accommodation can be booked during registration.

Registration is likely to open in late March/early April. All subscribers to our mailing list, and shortlisted speakers, will receive an email alert when registration goes live. Publishers on our mailing list will receive instructions about booking display stands and inserts around the same time. Publisher attendance fees are set at the same rate as the standard delegate fee, but with VAT added.

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