Deadline for proposals: Friday, 10th January 2014.

their earliest inception, film and television have been concerned with
the registration of place through the unique capacity of the audiovisual
moving image to convey the experience of locale over time. In recent
years, screen studies has engaged with the politics of location
especially through the site of the cinematic city and inter-related
questions of modernity, architecture and urban cultural transformation.
The main theme of this year’s Screen conference will offer an
opportunity to extend critical debate into the fields of landscape and
the environment. In so doing, it will offer an exciting range of
inter-disciplinary perspectives in order to reflect on the real and
imaginary ways that we interact with the world through the portal of the

Lefebvre has argued that landscape manifests itself as an
interpretative gaze. It is anchored in human life not just as something
to look at but to live in socially as a cultural form. Cultural
geography now argues that landscape must not only be understood as the
outcome of interactions of nature and culture, but that practices of
landscaping such as walking, looking, driving and, of course, filmmaking
might also be the origin of our ideas about what ‘nature’ and ‘culture’
actually are. If human investment toward space produces the notion of
landscape, what then are the principal ways in which the moving image
articulates this process? How have film and television articulated the
necessary tension between embodied immersion within a specific
topographical space and critical reflection on the specific historical
and cultural contexts that shape global screen culture past and

Screen Studies Conference, one of the longest running and most
successful events of its kind in the world, welcomes proposals for
papers/panels on any of these questions and on the following topics
related to the main conference theme (as usual, proposals for other
subjects beyond this focus will also be considered):

· The representation of geographically and historically specific screen landscapes

· Environmental politics and screen cultures

· Genre, narrative and the landscape

· Phenomenology and screen landscapes

· Landscape and television culture

· Journeys and landscapes: walking and travelling on screen

· The landscapes of world cinema

· Landscape and environment: autobiography, history, memory

· Screen cultures within the environment

· The dialectics of place and non-place in film and video

· Site-specific screening practices

To submit a proposal, please visit