The Film and Media Department is currently accepting proposal applications for their biennial conference, Serialities 1915/2015. Proposals must be submitted no later than October 31, 2014, and should include a title, an abstract of no more than 300 words, a short 100 word bio and any A/V needs. Notification will follow within a month.

Film and Media Department offered some suggestions:

We welcome papers that compare these eras or that explore serial production and consumption in its broadest sense in any applicable time period. Types of seriality could be non-narrative, as in the case of panoramas and serial motion studies, or narrative as in the case of the industrialization of literature in the roman-feuilletons, the adaptation of these feuilletons into serials of the teens and twenties, radio serials, television serials, and new streaming platforms, videogames and online media. We encourage participation from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, music, architecture, literature, art history, theater, dance and performance studies, as well as perspectives that are international and comparative.

The international and interdisciplinary conference will include plenary speeches, roundtables, concurrent panels and a series of screenings at the Pacific Film Archive.

Proposals should be sent to [email protected].