Call for Papers
XX SOCINE Annual Meeting – Convergences of | in Cinema
October 18-21, 2016
UTP – Curitiba, PR, Brazil
SOCINE (Brazilian Society for Cinema and Audiovisual Studies) announces its call for proposals for the XX SOCINE Annual Meeting, which is to be held at Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná (UTP), Curitiba, PR, Brazil. The theme of the 2016 edition will be Convergences of / in Cinema, with the Opening Keynote Address by Noël Caroll, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center at CUNY.
By convergences of cinema, we mean the interactions between film and other media as well as other areas of activity and thinking, such as history and education. Convergences in cinema, in contrast, refer to the strategies and elements that hybridize film narratives and aesthetics. More than any other mass or communication medium, the genitive use of the preposition of purports to refer to the unification of the various arts in the so-called seventh art, such as drama (performance, scenography), literature (texts, scripts, speech – even impromptu addresses), music (soundtrack), voice (poetry), photography, typography, as well as the various ways of thinking about the world and the other fields of knowledge that pervade cinema as a thinking form of expression. The locative use of the preposition in, on the other hand, refers to the technological processes used in filmmaking for a multitude of ends and aiming at the various purposes intended by films. Thus, it is common practice to have fragments of documentaries, news broadcast, YouTube videos, or other films, inserted into fiction films. Contrariwise, documentary films may contain fictional elements and other forms of hybridization, leading to convergences that go much beyond mere intertextuality.
We hereby elucidate that this is a non-exclusive suggested theme; the 2016 Conference Program Committee welcomes quality proposals on any topic related to film and media studies.
Members are already able to register and pay the annual fee of 2016 on the SOCINE website (www.socine.org.br), in accordance with the available calendar. In order to start the process, one should click on “Members’ Area”. After updating the registration form, the user shall be directed to the members’ area in order to proceed to the payment process. Please bear in mind that the value of the annual fee is of US$ 120.00 for foreigners regardless of their academic standing.
The payment of the annual fee is indispensable to fulfill the registration and submission of proposals for the conference; hence, these two steps cannot be made on the same day (one should wait at least three working days for payment process and later access to the website).
Proposals for one of the four categories of the conference – oral papers, thematic seminars, pre-organized roundtables, or panels – shall be submitted electronically through the SOCINE website.
Bear in mind that applications sent by email will not be accepted; only those submitted through the website will be valid.
Applications should be chosen among the four categories below, according to the following requirements:
1 – Oral Papers: Proposals from MA holders, PhD students/candidates, or PhD holders, containing title (up to 70 characters), extended summary (of up to 4000 characters with space), abstract (up to 500 characters), bibliography (up to 1000 characters), and author bio (up to 500 characters). Oral presentations should last up to 20 minutes each.
2 – Thematic Seminars: Proposals from MA students, MA holders, PhD students/candidates or PhD holders must be made with the direct indication of the chosen seminar (the list of seminars is available on the website), and must contain title (up to 70 characters), extended summary (of up to 4000 characters with space), abstract (up to 500 characters), bibliography (up to 1000 characters), and author bio (up to 500 characters). Oral presentations should last up to 20 minutes each. Important notice: given that each seminar includes up to 18 presentations, seminar proposals might be approved and yet not included in any seminar session due to this limitation. In this case, all approved proposals not allocated in the seminar sessions will be automatically moved to other categories according to the proponent’s academic degree: MA students will be moved to discussion panels, while MA holders, PhD students/candidates and PhD holders will be moved to oral paper sessions.
3 – Pre-organized Roundtables: Each roundtable should have 3 participants, of which at least two PhD holders from different institutions and a third member that might be a MA holder, a PhD holder, or a PhD student/candidate who does not have a supervisor/supervisee relationship with any other member of the roundtable. Proposals for roundtables must contain: title (up to 70 characters) and summary of the table’s proposal (up to 1000 characters), which the coordinator of the table is responsible for, as well as title (up to 70 characters), extended summary (of up to 4000 characters with space), abstract (up to 500 characters), bibliography (up to 1000 characters), and author bio (up to 500 characters) for each individual proposal composing the table. Presentations should last up to 20 minutes each. Proposals for Pre-organized Roundtables should be submitted individually (following the model above established for Oral Papers) by each one of the three participants of the table (including the coordinator), at a moment subsequent to the table’s submission.
4 – Panels: an exclusive category for MA students, consisting of 10-minute presentations for each participant. Proposals should contain title (up to 70 characters), extended summary (of up to 4000 characters with space), abstract (up to 500 characters), bibliography (up to 1000 characters), and author bio (up to 500 characters).
To apply and register for the XX SOCINE Annual Conference, one should take the following steps:
STEP 1 – Electronic registration of members and annual fee payment (through international wire transfer). Payment guidelines are available on the members’ area of SOCINE’s website. The annual fee payment is mandatory and required to advance to the next step.
Annual fee payment period: April 15 to May 15, 2016, during Brazilian bank opening hours.
STEP 2 – Electronic submission of proposals; only through the website (www.socine.org.br) and only one application per author, including cases of coauthoring.
Application submission period: April 18 to May 18, 2016.
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