CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS – BAFTSS CONFERENCE 2022

We hope a number of Screening Sex Special Interest Group (SIG) members will be submitting and presenting their research at the upcoming BAFTSS conference. The conference will take place online 20–22 April 2022, hosted by the University of St Andrews.

We are inviting paper proposals from our SIG members to form a SIG-sponsored panel. The main conference theme is collaboration and cross-pollination and we encourage proposals that explore and interpret this theme in relation to sex on screen and sexual cultures. For more details about the conference theme, visit the BAFTSS website: https://www.baftss.org/conference.

In the spirit of the conference theme, this conference places emphasis on discussion and debate rather than a traditional paper/questions format. Each panellist will present for 10 minutes on the day of the panel, with the other panellists acting as respondents, generating questions and comments. Rough papers, notes, and/or slides will be circulated to the other panellists a week in advance to facilitate this discussion. This is to encourage more constructive discussion and engagement, and to preserve the conference as a space for works in progress. 

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, as well as your name, affiliation, email address and short biography (150 words max) to screeningsex@gmail.com by 8 December (extended in solidarity with colleagues on strike 1-3 Dec). We will respond on 9 December, so you are able to submit independently by the 13 December conference CFP deadline if your proposal is not selected.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

We will be holding our annual SIG meeting as part of the conference and look forward to seeing as many of our members there as possible.

All attendees must be BAFTSS members at the time of the conference and to present in the SIG-sponsored panel you will also need to be a member of the SIG (if you are not already a member, you can join while applying for/renewing BAFTSS membership). Conference attendance this year will be free to PGRs and those not in full time employment, and £10 for all other attendees.

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