Animation Explosion Birmingham City University (UK) Sept 2011 (Deadline 20 May 2011)

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Birmingham City University: Screen Cultures Research Group

Animation Explosion 2011
A Multidisciplinary and Multimedia Event

Weds, 14th September 2011
Birmingham City University

A Screen Cultures Research Group Event
Sponsored by Society for Animation Studies

Animation Explosion seeks to examine the all pervasive nature of animation across multi-media platforms. The aim of this one day event is both multidisciplinary, but also multi-modal in its output, aiming to examine both a range of approaches to the analysis of animation, but also to identify the breadth in application through animation practice. The event seeks to provide a welcoming space for the dialogue between animation practitioners and academics alike. To this end, we are seeking both academic papers, but also practical demonstrations. In addition this event will also foster the space for roundtable discussion with divergent animation groups, educators working within the realm of animation and industry practitioners to examine the future of funding and the sustainability of animation work across an international context.

Areas of research interest that this event will interrogate include:
Animation Innovation
Animation Production
The Cult of Animation
Animation Breaking National Boundaries and Frontiers
Animation Education
Animation in Advertising
Animation and the Online Environment
Animating Gaming
The Lifecycle of the Animation Short
The Future of Animation Funding?
This list is not exhaustive and a diverse range of submissions are encouraged

Deadline for 300 word proposals: Friday, 20th May 2011
Final papers should be 20 minutes in duration (including clips and demonstration)
Email submissions to:

Please direct enquiries to:

Dr Kerry Gough
Animation Explosion 2011
Screen Cultures Research Group
Birmingham City University
School of Media
Room 321 Baker Building
City North Campus
Birmingham B42 2SU

Proposals should include:

Presenter Contact Details
Biographical information (200 words)
Proposal in Word format (300 words)
Details of technical requirements