Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Final programme

The final version of the programme is now posted, along with a PDF copy of the abstracts.

If you want to share your experience of the conference on social media, we suggest using the hashtag #ssaaanz2016. 

We look forward to meeting you all and hope you will have a great conference!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Venue details, directions, earthquake info

We have added some information about the conference venue, along with travel directions to campus and how to get to Wellington from the airport.

Please be assured that the venue is safe. Nonetheless, if you want to read up on how to respond if there is another earthquake while you are in Wellington, please have a look here.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Call for expressions of interest for Audio-Visual Essay Workshop Participants

The following information is about a workshop for audio-visual essays as part of the SSAAANZ 2016 conference:
The growing popularity of the audio-visual essay as a means for screen theorists to communicate ideas cannot be denied. The aim of this workshop is to discuss and debate issues audio-visual essays raise in relation to screen histories, theories, criticism and practices. We invite participants are invited to bring their own AV essays (to talk about and/or show) and/or case studies of how they have adopted the form for teaching. The structure for the workshop will be driven by the abiding interests of those participating. Suggested questions for discussion include:

         (How) do audio-visual essays open up and/or problematize assumptions about the relationship between those who make and those who do;
         Where might the audio-visual essay fit into an assemblage of historical praxes;
         How might we conceptualise the relationship between artistic, academic and fan practices such as remaking, remixing, replaying, or the supercut;
         How effective are av essays in overcoming the tension between creativity and critique that has characterised screen studies;
         How do av essays work as pedagogical tools;
         How can we ensure that av essays are ‘counted’ in research exercises?

If you would like to be allocated time to speak please contact catherine.fowler@otago.ac.nz. Alternatively, please come along.

Conference draft schedule

The draft schedule for the SSAAANZ 2016 conference is now available under Programme.
If you have a scheduling issue, please contact us as soon as possible and we will try to accommodate you. We will make arrangements about panel chairs shortly. If you are interested in chairing a session, please let us know. Thanks.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Conference Update / NZ Earthquake

As you know, New Zealand experienced a major earthquake early Monday morning, 14 November. We expect that the SSAAANZ conference will go ahead next week as planned. Victoria University is open as usual. The Kelburn campus where we will hold the conference has been given the all clear. However, there has been some damage to a few buildings in the Wellington CBD. Most hotels should be fine, but we encourage you to check the place where you will be staying just to make sure. We will contact you if the situation changes. We should have a draft conference programme available on Wednesday evening.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Registrations are open (again)

Registrations for the SSAAANZ2016 Conference are now open again.
To register, please click on the "Registration" tab and follow the instructions. 
We apologize for the temporary technical difficulties with the registration last week and any inconvenience this may have caused.