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  • Professional Notes
  • Kirsten Moana Thompson and Terri Ginsberg

Starting with the next issue, professional notes will be posted online and will cover new books and articles on film and TV in nonscreen/-media journals. All calls for papers, conference announcements, etc. should be posted by members at the SCMS forum link on the organization’s website.


Film and Film Culture Vol. 4 Special Issue: Transformations and Transference is now available.

Projection: The Journal for Movies and Mind is a new film publication that has just released its second issue. See .

• The 62nd annual University Film and Video Association (UFVA) conference this summer is at Colorado College in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 12–16, 2008. All conference events will be in a stunning new building with impressive amenities. Founded in 1947, the UFVA has developed into an organization of professionals and institutions involved in production, research, writing, and education on film, video, and digital media arts. UFVA members are image-makers and artists, historians and theorists, professors and students, archivists, distributors, publishers, universities, libraries, and media companies. Our annual conference offers you the chance to screen work, present academic papers, mingle with colleagues, learn, and become inspired. For detailed information about the conference (programs, special events, transportation, lodging, maps), click on the Conference Information link at .

Calls for Papers or Submissions

Colour and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive Conference: 10th–12 July 2009, Bristol, UK.

Keynote speakers: Tom Gunning University of Chicago, Laura Mulvey Birkbeck. This conference addresses questions emerging through a renewed interest in colour film and as an interdisciplinary subject. The event is part of an AHRC-funded project on colour film, led by Professor Sarah Street. While colour is a fundamental element of film forms, technologies and aesthetics it is rarely singled out for analysis. The aim of the conference is to extend previous work on colour and to consider its form and functions from a range of perspectives within four major strands: histories and technologies; film theory; philosophies and aesthetics of colour; the ethics, practices and theories surrounding the deterioration and conservation of colour film. In addition to formal conference papers, the event will include screenings of prints from the BFI National Archive as an occasion to mark the 50th Anniversary of Screen. We invite proposals which address broad issues [End Page 179] raised by colour and the moving image. The conference will provide a forum for discussion which is informed by, and directly addresses, the interrelations of the theory, history and aesthetics of colour film and of moving image technologies in their broadest sense. Proposals which focus on questions of colour in one or more of the following areas are particularly welcome:

  • • star systems

  • • reception theory

  • • pre-filmic, pro-filmic and onscreen spaces

  • • fantasy, spectacle, realism and/or ‘natural’ colour

  • • synaesthesia: theories and practices of the interrelations of colour, sound, music as sensation

  • • chromophilia/chromophobia

  • • theories formulated at the intersections of colour theory, film theory and/or philosophy

  • • distanciation and avant garde film making, histories and theories

  • • colour and genre

  • • film histories and new technologies: video, DVD, small screen technologies as new viewing spaces

  • • Colour systems including Kinemacolor, Dufaycolor, Chemicolor, Agfacolor, Technicolor, Eastmancolor

Abstracts of c. 200 words for individual papers or pre-constituted panels consisting of 3 papers to be submitted by September 1, 2008. Please send abstracts

New Books

• Armes, Roy. Dictionary of African Filmmakers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008.
• Asibong, Andrew. François Ozon. French Film Directors. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008.
• Atkinson, Michael, ed. Exile Cinema: Filmmakers at Work Beyond Hollywood. Albany: SUNY, 2008.
• Barbash, Ilisa, and Lucien Taylor, eds. The Cinema of Robert Gardner. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008.
• Barnett, Daniel. Movement as Meaning: In Experimental Film. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2008.
• Basinger, Jeanine. Anthony Mann. Middleton, CT: Wesleyan, 2007. Distrib. by University Press of New England.
• Batchelor, David, ed. Color. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008.
• Berra, John. Declarations of Independence: American Cinema and the Partiality of Independent Production. Bristol, UK: Intellect Ltd., 2008. Dist. by Univ...


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