2016 SCMS Conference

 

2016 SCMS Conference

March 30–April 3 - Atlanta, GA

For film, television, and media scholars, the annual conference hosted by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) is one of the biggest scholarly events of the year. This year in Atlanta, GA, RTF faculty, students and alumni will present their latest research, engage in critical dialogues on media studies topics, and network with regarded cinema and media scholars from around the world.

This year, Yeidy Rivero (PhD '00) is being honored with the prestigious Katherine Singer Kovács book award for Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television, 1950-1960 (Duke University Press, 2015).

UT RTF Scholars Participating in 2016 SCMS Conference (partial list)

Faculty | Students | Alumni | Party

 

FACULTY

Mary Beltran
- O14: New Frames on Latino/a Film & Television and on Latina/o Media Studies
-"Disney TV’s Elfego Baca: Whitewashing History for Late ‘50s,
Law-Abiding Kids"

Kathy Fuller-Seeley
- J1: The Future of “Film/Cinema Studies” in the Age of Media Studies (Workshop Participant)
- L23: Circuits of Cinema: Methods & Cases for Histories of Film Distribution :
 -"Archeology of itinerant film exhibition – unpacking the
Brinton Company collection"

Lalitha Gopalan
- S17: Surface Tension: Flatness and its Filmic Uses (Respondent)

Madhavi Mallapragada
- N20: Race, Digital Technologies and Social Media Activism (Chair)
- "Online Tactics of Immigrant Activists: Articulating Race and Gender to Social Media Technologies"

Alisa Perren
- G13: Hacking the Industry - Studying Hollywood Digitally (Workshop Participant)
- Q9: Corporate Production Studies in European Cinema and Television (Chair)

Thomas Schatz
- J1: The Future of “Film/Cinema Studies” in the Age of Media Studies (Chair)

Suzanne Scott
- L18: Professionalizing and Digitizing the Cultural Forum: Television’s New Curators, Agenda Setters, and Archivists
-"Television as a Subcultural Forum?: Fannish Curation,
Brandom, and the Cult of Chris Hardwick"

Janet Staiger
- S2: Real People: Celebrity, Performance, and Reality (Chair)
- “Mailer and Maidstone: When Cinéma Vérité Fiction Becomes
Real"

 

STUDENTS

Nick Bestor
- F9: Film Advertising: Address, Regulation, and Manipulation
-"Fabio’s Blood on the Tracks: Masculinity, Celebrity, and a Fateful
Roller Coaster Ride"

Elizabeth Bolton
- T8: Performance and Subjectivities in Documentary Media
- "The Clamor of Reticence: Producing News Television in
Pakistan”

Alexander Cho
- N20: Race, Digital Technologies and Social Media Activism
-"Selfie Politics: Understanding #BlackOutDay’s Affirmative
Resonances"

Julian Etienne
- G17: Bronze Skin and the Silver Screen: Race, Film and Moving Image Repositories in Mexico
- "Writing, Storing, Processing... Race. Mexico's Archivo
Etnográfico Audiovisual"

Byron Fong
-B7: Intermedial Possibilities: Theorizing New Media Projects
- "Dark Souls" and Player-Encoders: Gaming with Online
Resources"

Charlotte Howell
- K21: (Self-) Disclosure In and Out of the Classroom (Chair)
- M16: Networks and the American South on TV
-"Rectify, Christianity, and Representing an ‘Authentic
South’”

Peter Kunze
-B7: Intermedial Possibilities: Theorizing New Media Projects
- "Sincerely Ours: Humans of New York, the New Sincerity, and
New Media Textuality"

Yi Lu
- R23: The Politics of Place: Technologies and Aesthetics
- "Orientalist Exhibitionism, Chinese Landscape Paintings, and Spectacles in Zhang Yimou’s Blockbusters"

Anne Major
- C19: Strange Bedfellows: Questioning the Strategic Value of Intra-Industry Relationships
- "Powering Premium Content: An Analysis of Ooyala’s Online
Video Services"

Colleen Montgomery
- Q17: Music Matters: Sound Studies in Context
- "From the Little Mermaid to Merida: Female Vocal Performance in Disney and Pixar Animation”

Paul Monticone
- P5: The System Beyond the Studios: The Industrial Geography of Hollywood
- “The Hollywood Office of the MPPDA and the Bicoastal
Geography of the Film Industry”

Michael O’Brien
- D7: Global Constructions of Media Celebrity
-“Kobe Bryant and Contemporary Sport Celebrity"

Lucia Palmer
- D16: Activating Images: Networked Activist Communities and Media Practices
 - "American Dreams and Nightmares: Home, Nation and Anti-
Immigration Activism in Chris Burgard’s Border"

Jacqueline Pinkowitz
-
S9: Detecting the South: Race and the Intersections of Film Noir, the Detective Genre, and the Southern Imaginary
-"Whiteness Undercover: Detecting Black Southern Oppression in "Black Like Me" (1964)"

Swapnil Rai
- D7: Global Constructions of Media Celebrity
-"Whither Bollywood? : Articulating Bollywood Celebrity as the
Industry’s Global Node"

Ramna Walia
-
B18: Intersectional Approaches to Fandom: Racial/Cultural/National Identities
- "‘Lonely night watchman’s art’: The Absent-presence of Cgrade
fandom of Bombay Cinema"

Kyle Wrather
- G8: Disruption: Practices, Policies, and Histories of Media in the Digital Era
-"Boxed In?: Home Streaming Video Devices as a Site of
Industrial Conflict, Compromise and Change”

ALUMNI

Peter Alilunas (MA)
S4: Pornography is a Fighting Word: Sex Media and the Law
 — Regulation, Authenticity, and Pornography: The Legacy of “Freeman v. California”

Drew Ayers (MA)
- D9: (Dis)Embodiment in the Digital Visual Effects Image
- "The Composite Body: Action Stars and Embodiment in the Digital Age"

Maria Boyd (MA)
- N7: Unglamorous Work: Media Labor's Discontents
- "Do Reality TV Writers Have Rights? The Curious Case of the America's Next Top Model Strike"

Alexis Carreiro (PhD)
- I19: Teaching Authorship: Negotiating Collaboration Within the Media Industries

Courtney Brannon Donoghue (PhD)
- T16: Consistent Inconsistencies: Gender, Globality, and the Complexities of Historical Media Industries
- "Breaking ‘Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling’?: Institutional
Structures, Management Cultures, and Women in the Conglomerate Era"

Sheri Chinen Biesen (PhD)
- J19: Women Working Behind the Scenes in World-War-Two and Postwar Hollywood
- "Virginia Van Upp and Women Behind the Scenes in “Musical”
Jazz Film Noir"

Michael DeAngelis (PhD)
- A13: Sexualized Spaces: Encounters and Exchanges
- "Therapy, Cinema, and the Sexual Block"

Kyle Edwards (PhD)
- T4: My So-Called AcaMedia Life: A Professional Development Workshop for Junior Faculty (Chair, Workshop Participant)

Evan Elkins (MA)
-
J18: Between and Beyond Borders: Media Infrastructures, Technology, and Geography
- "Geoblocking and Everyday Experiences of Infrastructure"

Joshua Gleich (PhD)
- M6: Remapping the Hollywood Western Landscape
- "“Coogan’s Bluff:” Transposing Western and Urban Frontiers"
- J1: The Future of “Film/Cinema Studies” in the Age of Media Studies (Workshop Participant)

Racquel M. Gonzales (MA)
E14: On the Case: "Procedural Play" in Detective Fiction (chair)
- “What it’s really like to be a cop”: Procedural Play in Sierra On-Line’s “Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel”

F. Hollis Griffin (MA)
- K21: (Self-) Disclosure In and Out of the Classroom
- "#TinderFail: Affect and Desire at the Mobile Media Interface"
- E2: Mediating Mood: Experiencing the Interfaces of Social Media (Workshop Participant)

Ben Harris (MA)
- Q9: Corporate Production Studies in European Cinema and Television
-  "International Adventures and Domestic Bliss: Constantin Film and the (Re)Invention of German Cinema in the 1990s"

Jennifer Holt (MA)
- R11: The Spotification of Media: Subscribing to Culture in the Digital Age (Chair)
- D21: Media Governance Research: Challenges and Opportunities
(Workshop Participants)

Kit Hughes (MA)
- L9: Screening Finance I: Imaginaries
- "Building the Big Board on the Backs of Buffers: Sponsored Film in the
NYSE’s Mid-Century Expansion Campaign"

Jessalynn Keller (PhD)
- Q19: Girls as Media Agents: Consumption, Creativity, and Self-Representation
- "“I’m Proud of This Belly:” #CropTopDay and Girls’ Self-
Representation as Feminist Activists"
- C2: What Comes Next?: The Future of Post-feminist Media Studies (Workshop Participant)

Benjamin Kruger-Robbins (MA)
- D1: Word is Out: Marketing Queer Film and Media
 - "I Don’t Want to Be a Brady: Queerly Selling The Fosters on ABC Family"

Christina Lane (PhD)
- J19: Women Working Behind the Scenes in World-War-Two and Postwar Hollywood
- "Producing Joan Harrison: Work, Feminism, Politics, and the Post-War
Era"

Caroline Leader (MA)
- F13: Transferrence and Transgression: Forming Identities Online and in Cinema
- "The Princess Problem?: Feminine culture transference and Disney's Princess Collection"

Alfred Martin (PhD)
- C17: Comedy Theory and the Modern Mediascape
- "From Domestic Space to Workplace: Generic Closets, Sitcoms and Black Gayness"

Cynthia Meyers (PhD)
- Q5: The Politics of the Blacklist
- "Blacklisting as an Advertising Strategy: J. Walter Thompson, Television Sponsors, and Anticommunist Activitists 1951-1955"

Taylor Cole Miller (MA)
- K21: (Self-) Disclosure In and Out of the Classroom (Workshop Participant)
- O2: Television as Transatlantic Aesthetic Commodity
-  “'Sue, Did the Precedent Call?’: Veep and the Evolution of Adaptations"

Sarah Murray (MA)
- E2: Mediating Mood: Experiencing the Interfaces of Social Media
- "Happification: Redefining the Happiness Imperative as Compulsory Media Use"

Curran Nault (PhD)
- U13: Of Queer Times and Places
-"'Queer' Phillippine Cinema's Undead: Homonationalism and the Zombading"

Elissa Nelson (PhD)
- J16: Cinema Landmarks in American Youth Culture
- "“The Breakfast Club” as Archetype: Revealing the Tropes of the Teen Film as Genre"

Kimberly Owczarski (PhD)
- A21: Production Studies at Across the World
- "The Relativity Theory: Ryan Kavanaugh, Managerial Power, and the Collapse of a Mini-Major Studio"

Matthew Payne (PhD)
I11: Queering Game Studies (Respondent)

Jennifer Petersen (PhD)
- H15: Media Crisis and Transformation in the 1970s
- "From Radio Speakers to Corporate Speech"

Juan Pinon (PhD)
- I10: Redefining the Market: U.S. Spanish-Language Networks’ New Business and Creative Trends
- "The New “Male Oriented Latin American Melodrama”: Fighting for TV
          Audiences in an Era of Digital Convergence"

Yeidy Rivero (PhD)
- I10: Redefining the Market: U.S. Spanish-Language Networks’ New Business and Creative Trends
- "Teresa Mendoza, a.k.a, “la reina del sur”: A Woman who Loves
Women"
- T13: Queer and Trans-formative: Film and Television’s Recent Approaches to Gender and Sexual Identities Across the US and Latin America (Respondent)

Kevin Sanson (PhD)
- E23: Media Organizing, Activism, and Law
- "Workers Are Doing It for Themselves? Local Labor Solidarity in Precarious Times"

Eric Schaefer (PhD)
- L4: Exploitation Cinema and History: Rethinking the Relationship
- "Sexploitation After Hardcore: Strategies of Soft-Core Sex Films in the 1970s"
- R5: Porn Pedagogy: Discovering Best Practices (Workshop Participant)

Dan Streible (PhD)
- P15: New Histories of the American Newsreel (Workshop Participant)

R. Colin Tait (PhD)
- G9: Star Maps: Publicity, Authorship, and Hollywood Stars
“The King of Comedy in the Archive: What the Robert De Niro Papers Tell Us about the Actor’s Authorial Stamp”
- I19: Teaching Authorship: Negotiating Collaboration Within the Media Industries

Alyxandra Vesey (MA)
- H13: For Your Consideration: Critical Approaches to Media Industry Awards
- "‘Elevate the Music’?: Struggles for Awards Recognition and Cross-Industrial Legitimation in the Guild of Music Supervisors"

Kristen Warner (PhD)
- T1: Pleasure Just for Us: Affective Resonance and Women Targeted Media
- "“Any God Worth Believing in Sends You Dudes in Thongs When in
Need”: Affect, Resonance, and Magic Mike XXL"
- G13: Hacking the Industry - Studying Hollywood Digitally (Workshop Participants)

 
PARTY

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Please join the UT Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film for our fourth annual "Back to the Ranch" SCMS Reunion Party” with graduate students, alumni, faculty and friends. Catch up and enjoy some light refreshments.

Hook 'em!

WHEN: Friday, April 1 (no foolin'!), 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
WHERE: Room 406 HILTON ATLANTA • ATLANTA, GEORGIA
RSVP: kathy.fullerseeley@austin.utexas.edu