the preliminary programme of the first BAFTSS conference is available.
for further information and to register to the conference you can follow this link.
BAFTSS Conference 2013 booking is now open. Follow this link through to the University of Lincoln website to fill out the forms.
Book by March 1st and get a £20 discount from your full fee of £200
Postgraduates save £80 on the full conference fee
There are also daily and session rates available and you can book your accommodation with Lincoln on the website too (accommodation is not part of the fee). If you want to bring a guest to tour Lincoln will you talk all things visual, we also have a conference dinner only option.
The programme will be available at the beginning of March but we have speakers on a wide variety of topics and from across the world as well as our very special guests and an event just for research students run by the BFI and BUFVC. If you would like more information about the programme before it goes live, please email Anna Claydon at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Call for Papers
BAFTSS 1st Annual Conference 2013 (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) University of Lincoln, April 19-21 2013
Critics & Criticism: Writing on Audiovisual Media
Submissions are invited for the first annual BAFTSS conference at the University of Lincoln, 19-21 April 2013. The theme of the conference is “Critics and Criticism: Writing on Audiovisual Media”. The unrelenting expansion of digital cultures, including social networking and blogging, forces us to revise the role of the critic, including the academic, the journalist and the amateur. In particular, political pressures on Humanities research and calls for open-access research publication will affect the place and style of academic writing. Within this context, further investigation is needed into the histories and likely developments of audiovisual criticism and critical schools.
As well as papers addressing this theme, the conference will consider relevant proposals on any area of film, television and screen studies, including their learning and teaching, from A-levels to Higher Education, and any other developments pertaining these disciplines.
Pre-constituted Panel proposals are preferred, but proposals can be made for individual papers, workshops or master classes. If proposing a panel or workshop, please indicate a panel title in your proposal. If proposing a workshop, please include details of your workshop aims and your target audience. We also encourage proposals from media professionals, postgraduate students as well as academics and independent scholars.
The conference will include BAFTSS General Meeting, presentations by the first BAFTSS book and essay prize winners (awarded in September 2012), conference dinner and publishers’ stands.
A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented during the conference to Professor Laura Mulvey.
Keynote speakers will be announced in due course.
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 should be submitted to the conference committee (at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and BWinston@lincoln.ac.uk) by Monday, 4 February 2013. Proposers will be notified by 1 February 2013. There will be an “early bird” discount when booking before 15 February but our aim is to make an affordable conference experience for all participants. If you are not a member of BAFTSS, attending the conference will activate your membership.