Screen Studies Conference

Friday 26th-Sunday 28th June 2020

University of Glasgow

The editors welcome proposals for the 30th International Screen Studies Conference. Our confirmed keynote speakers so far are Professor Ravi Vasudevan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi) and Professor Sarita Malik (Brunel University London).

Papers, audiovisual essays and pre-constituted panels on all subjects in screen studies are welcome. However the editors are keen to encourage contributions to a thematic strand which will focus on the impact that recent calls to decolonise, de-centre, or de-Westernise established creative canons and intellectual approaches across academia and beyond have on the practices of and ideas in screen-based media.

The deadline for proposals is 5 January 2020. Decisions will be circulated by 28 February.

To receive an alert when conference registration goes live in April 2020, email, with "subscribe to mailing list" as header and your details in the body text.

Submit individual proposal

Download the single proposal template. Complete then save the template with your surname as the filename. Limit your abstract to 200 words max. Bibliographies and biographies are not required. You will have around 20 minutes to deliver your paper at the conference, excluding questions and discussion at the end.

Email your proposal by the deadline to, marking the email subject box “SSC2020 proposal”.

Submit panel proposal

All panel members should complete a panel proposal template with details of their individual papers, and the title of the panel. A field is provided in which the overall rationale of the panel may be outlined. This is optional, and need only be completed once, by the panel contact person.

Save the template using your surname and panel title as the filename, eg "Brown - Animals and the Inhuman". Limit your abstract to 200 words. Bibliographies and biographies are not required.

Each member should email their own proposal by the deadline to, marking the subject box “SSC2020 panel proposal”.

We recommend a maximum of three papers per panel to allow time for speakers and discussion. Each speaker will have around 20 minutes to deliver their paper.

Fees and registration

Registration will open in April 2020. Student and standard conference fees are £95 and £200. 

Shortlisted speakers and mailing list subscribers will receive an email alert when registration goes live. 

The fee includes entrance to all talks, lunches and refreshments over the weekend and the Friday evening wine reception.

Student bursaries

Screen offers ten student-speakers a bursary (£150) to facilitate attendance. 

Students can enter by ticking a box on their speaker acceptance form.

Bursaries are assigned by lottery after shortlisting has taken place, then paid across following the conference.

Opportunities for publishers

The conference features a publishers display in the hall where lunches, refreshments and Friday evening's reception take place. Delegates naturally congregate here during breaks.

The publisher fee is £200+VAT. This includes one display space (a six-foot trestle table) and one delegate place. 

Inserts may also be booked in delegate packs for £25 (sheet) or £40 (catalogue), plus VAT.

A booking form will be circulated to publishers on Screen's mailing list when registration opens in April 2020. Stands can be reserved in advance by emailing