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BAFTSS 2016 University of Reading April 14-16 2016

First Call for Papers 

Trans/media: Trans/national Screens

Individual and Panel Proposals are invited for the April 2016 BAFTSS conference at the University of Reading. At a time when distinctions between national boundaries and between media platforms are increasingly fluid, we wish to interrogate the many ‘in-betweens’ that this fluidity gives rise to. We also want to embrace the very concept of how not only form but identity is in a state of flux and transports us from one position to another. Keynote speakers (to be announced in due course) embrace and question these spaces and networks and, as more academic works from a new generation of screen analysts who identify with neither old nor new media come to the forefront, being trans- seems to encapsulate post-postmodernity. Examples of topics can be found below, but papers are invited examining all screen forms and subjects beyond the thematic list below.

·         Transmedia

·         Adaptation

·         Transnational stars

·         International television and the impact of the contemporary epic

·         Questioning national identities

·         European identities

·         Policy, Regulation and Funding

·         Transnational genres on all screen platforms

·         Trans… identities

·         Transnational versus international

·         Historical transnationality (e.g. early cinema, émigré directors and performers, industry collaborations)

To submit a proposal, email Anna Claydon at for a proposal form. The deadline for proposals in October 14th 2015. Proposals will be reviewed and decisions communicated during December.

We aim to keep the conference fee as low as we can and there will be a substantial discount for PGR, non-salaried and retired conference attendees but the conference fee (which will not include accommodation or the conference dinner) will not be announced until we have a rough idea of numbers based on paper submissions and can set the price accordingly.

To present at BAFTSS you must be a member. Membership runs January to December; you can join at using PayPal.


All best wishes


BAFTSS Conference Committee Co-Chair and BAFTSS Treasurer

Dr E. Anna Claydon SFHEA

Director of IDeoGRAMS, College of Social Sciences Director of PGT Programmes

Department of Media and Communication

University of Leicester

Bankfield House, 132 New Walk

Leicester LE1 7JP UK

T: 0116 252 2089





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