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CFP for Panel: “Ecopolitics and the Image,” SCMS 2013

2012 July 3
by hvaughan

Ecopolitics and the Image: Visual Culture Through a Green Lens

In hope of pulling today’s most pressing global issue into the discursive arena of SCMS, “Ecology and the Image: Visual Culture Through a Green Lens” seeks new approaches to film, video, and television that take into account issues of environmentalism, ecopolitics, and sustainability.  This may include any number of approaches, including (but not limited to): textual analysis of representations of the natural world; technological studies of how we mediate between the human and non-human; material studies of the environmental consequences of industry practices; and/or pedagogical inquiries about how to integrate environmental studies into the disciplines of film and media studies.

As noted above: there is no limit to the possible topics considered within this intersection, and the entire goal of the panel (or workshop, depending on expressed interest) is to challenge the traditional boundaries of disciplinary exclusion, to re-frame what we understand as “global,” “natural,” and “human,” and to offer new methodologies for a progressive and constructive application of our passion for moving-image culture.

Please send a 300-word proposal, with brief biography, or any questions to Hunter Vaughan at by August 1.

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