Call for Papers

Call for papers has now closed

Date: Thursday 22 – Friday 23 June 2017

Venue: Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne

Keynote Speaker: A/Prof Sean Redmond (Deakin University)

Special Screening and Q&A: Director Fiona Cochrane, Women are the answer (2015)

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday 14 February 2017

Following the success of the inaugural 2015 conference, New Directions returned in 2017 to offer a forum for new researchers to showcase their work before their peers and develop professional links across campuses around the country and beyond. The conference also featured keynote presentations from established academics and screen practitioners.

Papers were presendted from postgraduate students and early career researchers whose work engages in historical, textual and critical approaches to film and television, and related video and new screen technologies. Topics of interest and approaches included: 

  • Celebrity studies
  • Digital humanities
  • Transnational frameworks in screen studies
  • Sites of spectatorship (film festivals/non-traditional spaces/site-specific screen practices)
  • Gender and gender identity
  • Contemporary understandings of film style, genre and/or narrative
  • Intermediality and cross-platform storytelling
  • Migration and film/screen
  • The animal turn/nonhuman turn and posthumanism

The Conference Organising Committee

Felicity Chaplin and Belinda Glynn