Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Inaugural Conference 2012
University College Cork, Ireland
7 - 8 September 2012
Deadline for abstracts: 6 April 2012
Rather than forming a continuum, film and film history are composed of a series of transitions, gaps and junctures: points where a ceding or progression to a different way of thinking or being occurs. This holds true from the era of early cinema up to the advent of digital technologies. Whether extratextualor, increasingly, intertextual and intermedial, these interstices represent areas of exchange where ideas and expression can be freed from formal concerns to yield exciting and unexpected outcomes.
The conference organisers/journal editors are interested in exploring these interstitial spaces to provoke dialogues on transition and difference. As an online journal, dedicated to innovative thinking in the area of film and screen media, they feel that this topic will provide an excellent forum for exploring fertile areas of research. They welcome proposals for papers that consider the idea of the interstice as a means of addressing junctures in a broad range of film-related areas.
A selection of the conference papers will be included in a peer-reviewed Alphaville issue on the same topic to be published in 2013.