Irish Screen Studies Seminar 2021
Ulster University, Magee Campus (Derry), is pleased to host the 17th annual Irish Screen Studies Seminar.
The Irish Screen Studies Seminar provides a unique platform for the presentation of new work – research, practice, and research through practice – by scholars and filmmakers from third-level institutions in Ireland, as well as those working on Irish screen-related topics in other universities and colleges worldwide.
The seminar is aimed at academic researchers and practitioners in film and screen cultures in the broadest sense, touching on audio, film, television, digital media, trans-media, gaming and related interdisciplinary activity.
The ISSS actively promotes the exchange of ideas and offers postgraduate and early career researchers and practitioners an ideal opportunity to present evolving screen-related research and practice in a constructive and encouraging forum.
Conference papers will be archived on the Irish Screen Studies website.
We are delighted to announce that the keynote speakers for the conference will be
- renowned film theorist Professor John Hill
- Professor of Film Studies at Royal Holloway London
- Dr. Liz Greene, Reader in Film and Sonic Arts at Liverpool John Moores University.
|9.45am to 10am||Opening Remarks: Brian Bridges (UU, Magee)|
|10am to 12pm|
Panel 1: Narrative Encounters, Subjectivity & Power
Chair: Murat Akser (University of Ulster at Magee)
|12.15pm to 1.45pm|
Panel 2: Emigration, Cultural Heritage & Culture Wars
Chair: Maria O’Brien (DCU)
|2.30pm to 4pm|
Panel 3: Vampires, Villains and Victims
Keynote 1: The Beginning of Troubles Drama in the 1970s
John Hill (Royal Holloway, University of London)
|7pm||Pub Quiz (Quiz Masters: Gerard Gibson & John Kavanagh, UU, Magee)|
|9.45am to 10am||Day 2 (Welcome: 9:45) Opening Remarks: Murat Akser (UU, Magee)|
|10am to 11.30am|
Panel 4: Muscular Masculinity, Euro Sport & Wildlife Filmmaking
Chair: Victoria McCollum (UU, Magee)
|11.45am to 1.45pm|
Panel 5: Alternative Methodologies in Film Research
Chair: Conn Holohan (NUI Galway)
Keynote 2: Researching audiovisually: experiments in videographic criticism in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man (1980) and Blue Velvet (1986)
Liz Greene (Liverpool John Moores University)
|4pm to 5pm|
Workshop with Q&A: Screen Studies in the Time of Covid
How film scholars have managed during the past year:
Facilitators: Jennie Carlsten (UU, Coleraine) Aaron Hunter (TCD)
Call for Papers
We invite proposals in all areas of film and screen research and/or practice.
To submit an abstract/proposal, please email 250 words and a short bio to ISS2020seminar@gmail.com by 21 March 2021.