New Executive Council of the SRN

At the Annual General Meeting which took place in Madison the 22nd August 2013, there were elections for three positions on the Executive Council. New members are Ronald Geerts, who teaches theatre and film studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and screenwriting at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and  Claus Tieber, lecturer at the University of Vienna, Austria. Carmen Sofia Brenes, professor of poetics and screenwriting at University of los Andes, Santiago, Chile, was re-elected.

The other members of the EC are Kirsi Rinne, who works as a research coordinator at the Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture;  Kerstin Stutterheim, professor of dramaturgy and aesthetics and vice-dean at Hochshule für Film und Fernsehen “Konrad Wolf” in Germany, and Adam Ganz, senior lecturer at the Royal Holloway University of London, Department of Media Arts.

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After the Conference: (Up) Kerstin, Kirsi, Ronald and Carmen Sofia. (Down) Adam and Kerstin.

 

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Claus sent his photo by mail. He could not come to Madison.

 

 

News from Madison 2013

We are having a great Conference at Madison, thanks to JJ Murphy, Kelley Conway and all the staff of University of Wisconsin.

It is almost imposible to summarize all the interesting and wonderful presentations that have taken place during these days. To have a taste on what has been going on here, you can check the program.

But as usual, images can tell more than pure words. Here you can see some of the first pics (not in a great quality, I guess. The best ones are coming soon): SRN Flickr page.

Thanks to everybody! CSB

David Bordwell and the SRN Madison Conference

David Bordwell wrote a post about the WCFTR (Wisconsin Center for Feature and TV Research) and our upcoming conference, Screenwriting in a Global and Digital World, that will take place in August, 2013, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

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Here DB:

Speaking of research, our campus will be hosting a major conference that includes the WCFTR as a key component. The Screenwriting Research Network International is holding its annual gathering here on 20-22 August. I attended the Brussels SRNI conference two years ago and wrote about it here and here. I think it’s fair to say that a hell of a time was had by all. This is a stimulating bunch, and anyone interested in filmmaking would benefit from attending.

Keynote speakers this year are Larry Gross (48 Hrs, True Crime, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, Veronika Decides to Die), Jon Raymond (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meeks Cutoff , and several novels), and. . .  Kristin!

The scholars are no less stellar and include Kathryn Millard, Richard Neupert, Jill Nelmes, Steven Maras, Riikka Pelo, Eva Novrup Redvall, Nate Kohn, Ronald Geerts, Andy Horton, Ian Macdonald, and a great many more. Go here for a complete program. You will be impressed.

And here’s the link to the whole entry:

http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2013/06/23/industrial-strength/

Thank you, David!

Poetics and Politics of Documentary Film, Research Symposium at the Aalto, Helsinki, Finland

The aim of the Poetics and Politics symposium is to strenghten dialogue between theory and practice in documentary film. We wish to promote a forum for discussions on the possibilities and approaches on practice-based research and theorizing that stems from artistic work. Filmmakers and scholars interested in conceptual approaches in documentary film are welcome to attend.

Vietnamese-American filmmaker and theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha will participate in the event and give a keynote lecture on Monday, April 22. On Tuesday morning, April 23, professor Brian Winston from the UK will give a second keynote.  The programme consists of 10 parallell sessions where filmmakers and academics present their work.  In addition, two recent documentary films are screened.

The conference fee is 85 euros and includes lunches, coffees and a get-together party on Monday evening. More information and instructions for registration are available on the

http://documentarysymposium.wordpress.com

The symposium is organized by the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at Aalto University ARTS, Helsinki, Finland.

London Screenwriting Research Seminar – Dr Eva Novrup Redvall

We are delighted to welcome at the next session of the London Screenwriting Research Seminar on Thursday 21st of March Dr Eva Novrup Redvall from the University of Copenhagen who will be speaking on

“Writing and Producing Television Drama in Denmark: The Writing of Borgen”

Venue:  STB3/6 (Stewart House, basement Next to Senate House) Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. (nearest tube Russell Square).

Dr Eva Novrup Redvall is Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen. She has spent time observing the Writers Room for Borgen as part of a major research project into the Writing and Production of Television Drama Series from Danmarks Radio, with the support of The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities (FKK)) This will be published in English as “Writing and Producing Television Drama in Denmark: From The Kingdom to The Killing” by Palgrave Macmillan later in 2013
She is also film critic for the daily Danish newspaper Information and part of the programming team for the Göteborg International Film Festival.

All welcome  -refreshments will be provided.

More information about London Screenwriting Research Seminar here.

Professor of screenwriting position open at Aalto

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture has an open position for Professor of Practice in Screenwriting for Film and Television. This is a fixed term position for 5 years at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography (ELO Film School Helsinki), beginning on 1st of January 2014 or as agreed. Deadline for the applications is 16th of April 2013. Please see the whole advertisement here.

Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland – the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. The university has 20 000 students and a staff of 5 000 including 350 professors. Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture combines design, media, architecture, film, art education and art. More information: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/

SRN 2013 Conference – Call for papers

Screenwriting in a Global and Digital World

6th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference
August 20 – 22, 2013
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

This is a call for papers for the annual international conference on screenwriting research, this year organized by the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. The Screenwriting Research Network is a research group that commenced in 2006 within the Louis Le Prince Research Centre, at the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), University of Leeds. The Screenwriting Research Network now consists of academics as well as practitioners interested in research centered on screenwriting studies. The network has achieved a critical mass in recent years with conferences taking place in Leeds (2008), Helsinki (2009), Copenhagen (2010), Brussels (2011), and Sydney, Australia (2012). The sixth conference widens the geographic spread of the network to North America, taking place in Madison, Wisconsin, USA (2013).

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