*Deadline Approaching*  Genre, Gender and the Politics of the Everyday: Performing Tensions On and Off Screen

Submissions are invited for the third annual BAFTSS conference at Manchester Metropolitan University, 16-18 April 2015. The title of the conference is “Genre, Gender and the Politics of the Everyday: Performing Tensions On and Off Screen”. We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015 is Professor Christine Geraghty. In addition, the 2015 conference will see BAFTSS present a Memorial Award honouring the work of Professor Stuart Hall. With these awards in mind, we would like to invite papers and/or panels on all areas of television, film and screen studies. Where not proposing a full paper, PG students are welcome to submit proposals for poster presentations. Proposals for papers, panels and poster presentations should focus on one or more of the following:


Quality and value

Aesthetics and style




Media specificity and convergence

Audience studies

Patterns of production, distribution and reception

Screen Practice

Rhythms and representations of the ordinary and the everyday



The conference will host Christine Geraghty’s ‘Desert Island’ screening event and a screening of John Akomfrah’s documentary The Stuart Hall Project (2013), two keynote talks (one by the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, one by a television practitioner), a Memorial Award, the BAFTSS Awards Ceremony, a Postgraduate/Early Career development session, conference dinner and publishers’ stands.

Proposals for individual papers (with or without a panel proposal) should be 250 words long, plus a brief biography (100 words) including affiliation details. Proposals for poster presentations should be 150 words, plus a brief biography. Proposals for panels should be submitted to the conference committee (at j.m.andrew@keele.ac.uk)by Monday, 20 October 2014Proposals for individual papers and poster presentations should be submitted to the conference committee (at b.l.johnson@keele.ac.uk) by Monday, 10 November 2014. Please state in the title of your email if you are proposing a paper, a panel or a poster presentation. You must be a member of BAFTSS to present your research at the conference. To join, please go to http://www.baftss.org/join/ (£20 salaried, £10 unsalaried). Free places will be awarded to a very limited number of volunteer PG helpers and notice of these will be made available after papers have been reviewed. All proposers will be notified by 1 February 2015.

BAFTSS Postgraduate Events Funding Competition, 2014 – Awarded projects

We are glad to announce the 2014 winners of the BAFTSS Postgraduate Events Funding first call.

Jilly Kay, De Montfort University, for the event: Mediated Pasts: Visual Cultures and Collective Memory and Oliver Kenny,  Queen Mary, University of London for the  event: Postgraduate symposium evaluating contemporary ideas about the gaze.

both these projects will receive a support of £250 from BAFTSS.