Inspiring Women Series: Linda Mizejewski

To kick off our new Inspiring Women Series, we chose a woman who is a prominent figure at The Ohio State University in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Film Studies.  Dr. Mizejewski’s classes focus on women in media, particularly film, and body politics.  Professor Mizejewski recently released a novel titled, Pretty/Funny, which examines the politics of women in comedy, and focuses on the careers of Tina Fey, Ellen DeGeneres, Wanda Sykes and many more. 

Below (or you can watch the interview on our YouTube channel) you will find our recent interview with Professor Mizejewski where she spoke to us about this book, the classes she teaches, body politics and upcoming projects in detail.

Part 1: Pretty/Funny

Part 2: Women in Popular Culture & Comedy

Part 3: Body Politics & Upcoming Projects

 

Visions of Identity – Global Film and Media Conference

 Visions of Identity – Global Film and Media

26-28 June 2014, London, UK

We are pleased to announce that FILM AND MEDIA 2014: The Fourth Annual London Film and Media Conference, organised by Academic Conferences London, will be held from 11.00h on Thursday 26 June 2014 to 16.30h on Saturday 28 June 2014 at the Institute of Education Conference Centre, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1, UK.

The Conference theme for 2014 is Visions of Identity: Global Film and Media. For the full Call for Papers, please see elsewhere on this site. This major international conference will again seek to explore, celebrate and critique the screen-based traditions of film, TV and digital media in all their manifold dimensions. This pioneering annual conference, now going into its fourth edition, has proved to be of considerable interest and value to established scholars, early career Faculty, young researchers, and anyone with a commitment to learning about global film and media in a dynamic and friendly academic context.

In Summer 2013, we were honoured to schedule some 200 Speakers as well as other Delegates, making this again the largest annual UK ‘home-grown’ gathering in  the field.  Reflecting an extremely wide range of interests in Film and Media, they proved to be a fascinating mix of established and emerging scholars from the UK, Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA.

 

Papers and Panels

Alongside distinguished Keynote Addresses to be confirmed, we invite proposals for Papers of 20 minutes’ duration, as well as proposals for complete Panels of three Papers. Papers are not required in advance. Final Papers, submitted after the event, are eligible for consideration for publication in our annual E-Book Reader. Please submit your Proposal (strictly 180-200 words) plus a very brief CV (not more than 100 words) for Peer Review only via the online form available at on this website.

Deadline for Proposals: 31 March 2014

(but early application is strongly advised)

Please consult our Advisory Notes for Speakers, available for download. Please note that Speakers are required to complete early registration (at discount rates) absolutely no later than 30 April 2014.

Conference Agenda

Above and beyond the central Conference focus this is once again an ‘open agenda’ event built around the research interests of the constituency. Our previous events in 2011, 2012 and 2013 involved a total of some 500 presentations from some 40 nations. By way of illustration, here are the titles of some of our previous Panels:

Action Cinema / African Identities / Americana / Animation / Architectural Space in Film and TV / Authorship and Ideology / Black Film and TV / Bollywood / The Body as Media Spectacle / Censorship and Media Ethics / Changing Forms of Exhibition / Cinema and the Psyche / Cinema from Hong Kong and Taiwan / Cinema from India / Cinematic Cities / Crime Fictions / Cultural Connections / Cultural Contexts for British Cinema Darkness, Voyeurism and Desire / Digital Engagements / The Digital Spectacle

Early  Cinema / Ethics and Aesthetics of Virtuality / Expanded Cinema / Experimental Media / Families on Screen / Femininity and Violence   Feminism and Post-Feminism / Film and TV Families / Film and TV Landscapes / French Cinema / Horror and the Uncanny / Film Research from Pakistan / Gender and Genre: The Horror Film Generic Pleasures: Comedy / Independence / Ideas of Documentary / Indian and British-Asian Film and TV / Intercultural Media

Israeli and Palestinian Cinemas / Italian Film and Media / Japanese Film and Media  The Life and Death of Current Affairs TV / Literature and Silent Cinema / Masculinities Media Audiences / Media Design / Media Education / Media in the Philippines / Media Masquerades / Media Ontologies / Media Politics and Religion in America Media / Media Theory / Mediating Health / Mediating Spport / Narrative and Audience

Michael Bay and the Aesthetics of Spectacle / Music Video / Narrative and Genre / Narrative and Ideology / National IdentityNarratives of Conflict / New Forms of Production / Nollywood / The Politics of Cultural Memory in Spanish Film and Television / Postmodern Film and Media / The Public Interest Queerdom / Questions of Authorship and Genre / Race, Social Class and Gender / Representing Religion

 Science and Ecology / Social Media / The Social Narratiives of Turkish Cinema / Social Representation / Spectacles of Death and Destruction / The Spectacle of the Other Spectacles of History / Sound and Image / Stardom and Celebrity / Technologies of Pleasure / Time / Television and Its Audiences / Transnational Encounters TV and Regional Identity / Turkish Media Identitites / TV Histories / UK Popular Culture / US Serial Drama / Violence, Identity and Spectatorship / War