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CFP: “Screening Animals and the Inhuman” Screen Studies Conference

Submission deadline: January 11th, 2015

Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow, June 26th-28th 2015.

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Call for papers: “Screening Animals and the Inhuman”

25th Annual Screen Studies Conference

26-28 June 2015, University of Glasgow, Scotland

The theme of the forthcoming Screen Studies Conference, organised by the journal Screen and programmed by Screen editor Karen Lury, is “Screening Animals and the Inhuman”.

Chiming with the increasing interest in the representation and agency of animals and non-human others in film, television and other audio-visual texts, we invite papers that address questions, representations and the performativity of the animal and of the ‘inhuman’ on and with screen based media.  Presentations and papers on wider aspects of film and television will also be considered. Panel submissions will be considered but not prioritised.

The keynote speakers are Michael Lawrence (University of Sussex), Susan McHugh (University of New England) and Anat Pick (Queen Mary, University of London).

This year we would also like to invite poster presentations. Selected posters will be displayed in the central reception area of the conference, with a scheduled session for delegates to discuss content and ideas with presenters. The editors will also award a small prize for the best poster of the conference, to be announced at the final plenary session. Delegates may submit proposals for a paper and a poster but the editors will select only one mode of presentation per delegate.

The deadline for submissions is midnight (GMT), Sunday, 11 January 2015.  Notifications of the outcome will be sent before end February.

Please download the appropriate template to submit your proposal.  Please note that abstracts exceeding the 200-word limit will be returned for editing and resubmission.


Registration for the conference will open in March/April; an alert and booking link will be sent to all speakers and members of Screen’s mailing list. Publishers on the mailing list will receive a similar alert enabling them to book stands and inserts.

Both speakers and non-speakers will pay the same fee, which is likely to be the same as last year: £176 (full)/£95 (student). This fee includes lunches and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday and a wine reception on Friday evening. The conference dinner, and accommodation in student halls of residence can be booked during registration for an additional fee.

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