Visions of Identity:
Global Film & Media
The Fourth Annual London Film and Media Conference
26-28 June 2014
We are pleased to announce that FILM AND MEDIA 2014: The Fourth Annual London Film and Media Conference, organised by Academic Conferences London, will be held from 09.30h on Thursday 26 June 2014 to 16.30h on Saturday 28 June 2014 at the Institute of Education Conference Centre, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1, UK.
The Conference theme for 2014 is Visions of Identity: Global Film and Media. For the full Call for Papers, please see elsewhere on this site. This major international conference will again seek to explore, celebrate and critique the screen-based traditions of film, TV and digital media in all their manifold dimensions. This pioneering annual conference, now in its fourth edition, has proved to be of considerable interest and value to established scholars, early career Faculty, young researchers, and anyone with a commitment to learning about global film and media in a dynamic and friendly academic context. Please see the dozens of unsolicited appreciations quoted elsewhere on this site.
At our previous event in Summer 2013, we were honoured to schedule some 200 Speakers as well as other Delegates, making this again the largest annual UK 'home-grown' gathering in the field. Reflecting an extremely wide range of interests in Film and Media, they proved to be a fascinating mix of established and emerging scholars from nearly 40 countries - the UK, Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA.
The event will feature distinguished Keynote Addresses by Prof. Lawrence Grossberg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Prof. Mandy Merck (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Prof. Daya Thussu (University of Westminster, London).
The event will open with a screening of The Stuart Hall Project, John Akomfrah's magnificent new film portrait of the late Professor Stuart Hall, Cultural Studes pioneer and key exponent expert of ideas around intercultural identity. The conference will also feature a Memorial Roundtable commemorating the life and work of the great Brazilian documentarist Eduardo Coutinho, who tragically lost his life as we were preparing the conference.
We invite proposals for Papers of 20 minutes’ duration, as well as proposals for complete Panels of three Papers. Papers are not required in advance. Final Papers, submitted after the event, are eligible for consideration for publication in our annual E-Book Reader. Please submit your Proposal (strictly 180-200 words) plus a very brief CV (not more than 100 words) for Peer Review only via the online form available at on this website.
Deadline for Proposals: 31 March 2014
(but early application is strongly advised)
Please consult our Advisory Notes for Speakers and Panel Chairs, available for download elsewhere on this website. Please note that Speakers are required to complete early registration (at discount rates) absolutely no later than 30 April 2014.
CONFERENCE EBOOK READERS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!
We are delighted to announce that our first five ebooks of Conference Proceedings are now available.
Please see elsewhere on this site for your free download.
The five volumes comprise over 100 essays based on Papers from around the world presented at our 2011 and 2012 conferences:
* FILM AND MEDIA 2011
* FILM AND MEDIA 2012
* LONDONICITY 2011
* LONDONICITY 2012
* UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012
(And please consider making a donation to support our voluntary labour!!)
VISIONS OF IDENTITY: British Cinema and Television Now
FILM AND MEDIA 2014 will share a common theme with a new conference we are organising under the rubric of THE LONDON SYMPOSIUM 2014.
This will be 'Visions of Identity: British Cinema and Television Now - the First Annual British Cinema and Television Conference'.
This will run alongside 'LONDONICITY 2014: The Third Annual London Studies Conference' and 'Understanding Britain 2014: The Second Annual British Studies Conference', to be held in association with New York University in London on 7-8 November 2014.
We would be delighted to accept proposals on British Film, TV and Media to both FILM AND MEDIA 2014 and THE LONDON SYMPOSIUM 2014.
The conference website has now launched at www.thecinematograph.com