2021 Conference: Besides the Screen: Geographies, Spaces, and Places Outside the Screen

Country: China

City: Ninbo / Virtual

Abstr. due: 09.04.2021

Dates: 10.06.21 — 12.06.21

Area Of Sciences: Arts; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: besidesthescreen@gmail.com

Organizers: University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)


As a conclusion to the (slightly delayed) Besides the Screen 10th Anniversary programme of events, the 2021 conference builds upon the network’s previous work examining the continuing transformations of audiovisual practice, to investigate the reconfigurations of screen industries, cultures, spaces and places through examining sites of production, infrastructures of circulation, film festivals, film tourism, and city branding. In short, the way place/space intersects with the multiple sites of production, circulation, promotion and consumption surrounding screen (incl. Film/TV, games, interactive arts) industries and cultures. The conference will explore the more established scholarship related to these topics (film festivals, city branding, transnational co-production, film/TV tourism) as well as expanding the conversation to represent the newly established or emerging topics (e-sports, virtual concerts).

The conference will be a hybrid (physical/virtual) event hosted at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (CN), in partnership with King’s College, London (UK) and Queen’s University (CA). As ever with BtSN events, the theme of the conference is deliberately expansive to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives and we welcome scholars emerging and established to submit proposals for papers, video essays, and short films dealing with topics such as:

    Sites of production, promotion, and consumption
    Infrastructures of circulation  
    Transnational co-productions
    Media festivals and theatrical exhibition  
    Film festivals
    Virtual events / concerts
    Film tourism
    Screen media & city branding


Conference Web-Site: https://besidesthescreen.com/