USC School of Cinematic Arts hosted its first forum, “On the Fringe: Understanding Alternative and Subversive Media.” The two-day event had numerous panels and included special presentations on Blaxploitation and the Academy Film Archive.
Collenn Glenn reports on the significance of specialized scholarly interest groups for academic organizations like the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), which held its annual conference in Montreal last week.
Alex Russo previews the radio oriented papers, workshops, and presentations at this week’s upcoming Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal.
Klout attempts to quantify the ephemeral, subjective concept of online influence through social media analytics. What does such a number mean for how we consider self-presentation online?
In the second part of this series on conferencing strategies and SCMS, focus is given to guidance and advice from faculty at various stages of their career.
In the second part of this series on conferencing strategies and SCMS, focus is given to guidance and advice from graduate students at various stages of their education.
Reconsidering the delicate work of tweeting about others’ scholarship, the necessity of establishing best practices for conference tweeting, and the value of digital labor.
Some thoughts on the current state of qualitative radio scholarship, plus a line-up of radio studies related papers, panels, and events at this year’s SCMS conference.
As more media scholars grapple with issues traditionally associated with aesthetic analysis, the need to map the history, methods, and goals of this “aesthetic turn” proves increasingly pressing.
(Why) Do we need the term acafandom?
I know that even as the bad job market is a haunting reality for most grad students, it’s also a gamble every one is clearly willing to take, deep down surely believing that they will beat the odds. After all, everyone whom they encounter and interact with has done so, right?
While there have been a number of diverse responses to this year’s SCMS, a substantial portion of the discussion boils down to this central question: why do we attend academic conferences?
Two days in and SCMS 2011 has already proved an amazing experience.