Temporality and Transportability in Contemporary Cinema – SCMS 2019 Panel

deadline for submissions: 
August 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Ellen Chang / University of Washington
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Moving images are an evocative site for inquiries into various modes of articulations; however, these inquiries have largely detailed its cinematic borders without further exploration of alternative expressions of the medium. This panel delves into the ephemeral space that emerges in moments where expressions and experiences of cinema make meaning while breaking and shifting boundaries of time, space, sound, and image. It speculates on how contemporary moving images have become portals for moving and fracturing the boundaries of cinematic temporalities. We invite contributions that pay specific attention to works that address:

- Notions of temporality and/or transportability through the lens of spectatorship and/or embodied experience

- Alternative modes of expressions and experiences of cinematic temporalities

Papers that engage with the following themes are especially welcomed:

- Cross-platform practices among audio-visual works

- Sinophone cinema, culture, and politics

Please include in your proposal: Paper title (up to 120 characters), abstract (up to 2500 characters), a list of 2-3 source bibliography, and a brief author bio (up to 500 characters). Please email your proposal to Ellen Chang at eychang@uw.edu by 11:50 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.