The Future of Film: Will Television Kill the Cinema Star?

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Romanow/ Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

This roundtable explores the collapsing of the separate media concepts of film and television as "TV" becomes more filmic than film, more cinematic than movies themselves.  We are witnessing the confluence of production values, means of production, narrative form and style, and the ways in which content is consumed, reviewed, funded, and awarded. The two media have seemingly become synchronous, simultaneous and potentially interchangeable.  This Roundtable will focus on film, television, and streaming content, and the places that they will inhabit and occupy in the future of visual media and the cultural imagination.

Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA  March 5th-8th, 2020

Submissions are due: September 30, 2019 at  The Future of Film: Will Television Kill the Cinema Star?

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words by September 30, 2019, using the NeMLA link: