The 31st International Screen Studies Conference, organised by the journal Screen, will be programmed by Screen Editors Professor Karen Lury and Professor Alastair Phillips.

Keynote speakers:

The Editors welcome proposals for papers, audiovisual essays, and pre-constituted three-person panels on any subject for this year’s conference.

We are particularly keen to encourage contributors to a programming strand titled ‘Screen Aesthetics’ with the aim of renewing our engagement with traditional and emerging models of interpretation in relation to the textual and affective qualities of film, television and digital moving image media. We invite papers or audiovisual essays addressing any aspect of this topic, whether this be the specific properties of the screen (including sound), or contextual approaches concerning moving image reception, production, circulation, and history.

We welcome innovative approaches that lend themselves to the creative potential of the online conference format or that address the pedagogical and research challenges of the accelerated digital moment coming into view following the pandemic.

The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to midnight (GMT), Monday 14 February, 2022. You will find proposal template links on the website. Please download the single proposal template for solo submissions, or the panel proposal template for proposals which form part of a pre-constituted panel. Each member of a pre-constituted panel should submit a template i.e. a three-person panel would submit three individual “panel proposal” templates, one from each member.  Full guidance for completion, file-naming and submission is outlined within the templates.

Format: The Editors are disappointed not to be able to welcome delegates in person to Glasgow this summer, but have decided to hold the conference online for one more year only.

Feedback from SSC2021 indicated that delegates appreciated certain aspects of the online format, including increased accessibility across timezones, and availability of recordings afterwards. The organisers have listened to feedback about the SSC2021 platform, and panels this year will be held on Zoom rather than Zoom Webinar to allow for more spontaneous discussion and greater visibility of delegates. Fees are again liable to be in the region of £40 (full)/£20 (student).