Screen Studies Conference 2018

Screen Studies Conference 2018

The 28th international Screen Studies Conference will take place at the University of Glasgow, Friday 29 June - Sunday 1 July 2018, programmed by Screen Editors Jackie Stacey and Sarah Street.

We are pleased to welcome keynote speakers Erica Carter (Kings College London), Amelie Hastie (Amherst College) and Joshua Yumibe (Michigan State University).

There was no specific theme to this year's conference, and we invited proposals on all topics within film and television studies.  The deadline for submitting proposals has now passed and decisions have been circulated.

Fees and registration

Frozen for many years, the 2018 standard conference fee will increase to £200 this year to reflect rising conference costs. The student rate remains £95 however, and Screen will again offer ten student-speakers bursaries of £150 to facilitate attendance. Bursaries will be awarded by lottery before online registration opens.

The conference fee includes entrance to all talks, lunches and refreshments over the weekend and a Friday evening reception. The Saturday evening conference dinner can also be booked during registration.

Online registration will open in Spring 2018. 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 plus VAT.

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.


Student accommodation can be booked during online registration (£41 ensuite/£23 standard). There is no affililated SSC2018 hotel but the following hotels and guesthouses* are located nearby or a subway hop from the conference venue. The postcode of the conference venue is G3 6NH should you wish to check walking distances.

Albion Hotel, 3-star, 405-407 North Woodside Road, G20 6NN

Acorn Hotel, 3-star, 140 Elderslie St, G3 7AW

Alamo Guesthouse, 3-star, 46 Gray Street, G3 7SE

Amadeus Guesthouse, 3-star, 411 North Woodside Road, G20 6NN

Argyll Guesthouse, 3-star, 970 Sauchiehall Street, G3 7TH

Belhaven Hotel, 3-star, 15 Belhaven Terrace, G12 OTG

Best Western Hotel Glasgow City, 3-star, 27 Elmbank Street, G2 4PB

Kelvingrove Hotel, 3-star, 944 Sauchiehall Street, G3 7TH

Novotel, 4-star, 181 Pitt Street, G2 4DT

Premier Inn Charing Cross, 3-star, 10 Elmbank Gardens, G2 4PP

Sandyford Hotel, 3-star, 904 Sauchiehall St, G3 7TF

 * 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.