115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Comparative Media Studies

Presiding Officer: 
Carole-Anne Tyler, "University of California, Riverside"

Comparative Media Studies welcomes papers on any media studies topic but is especially interested in those which relate to the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."  Papers might address the privileging of the visual in film and television theory, new screens (phones, tablets, home theater displays) and their impacts, the dialectic of image and sound tracks--or of story and spectacle--in the media construction of a diegetic world, (in)visible differences and identity construction in media texts, the cinematic or televisual "gaze" or "glance" now (or "then"), neoliberal "ways of seeing," cell phone photography (or videography), the graphic interface, the "unwatchable."

Closed (not accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions

Topic Type: 
Standing Session