NECS, London & Screen, Glasgow
Friday, 29 July 2011
Intellect has been busy this summer attending some exciting conferences in screen studies: NECS in London in late June and Screen in Glasgow in early July.
The thematic focus of NECS this year was “Sonic Futures: Soundscapes and the Languages of Screen Media”, which translated into a range of inspiring panels I was lucky to hear: from presentations on wrinkled voice of Marlene Dietrich, sound of youtube video, sonic walks, Bertolucci’s struggles with sound in his early films, politics of subtitling to the finer points of application of Lacan and Deleuze’s work on sound in cinema. Phil Powrie, editor of Studies in French Cinema participated in a packed Publishers’ Panel, which gave the delegates the opportunity to hear about issues surrounding academic publishing in film studies.
This year’s Screen conference, entitled “Repositioning Screen History”, was dedicated to archive. Housed, as usual, in Gilmorehill Centre, in a beautiful converted church, Screen was a great opportunity to meet some old friends and make some new acquaintances, and hear panels and plenaries that challenged some of my preconceptions. Sunny weather in Glasgow, and the bohemian setting of the West End made for a great conference experience.
I very much enjoyed meeting so many of those of you who presented at the conferences, and speaking to you about your work. We look forward to receiving your submissions. Please do check out the Publish with us section of our website for more information. Congratulations also to organisers of both Screen and NECS for a great conference:::: and I look forward to seeing you next year!
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