Southern Screens Symposium 2013 presented by: The School of Media, Culture & Creative Arts and the Centre for Culture & Technology (CCAT) Curtin University
Every day hundreds of people travel back and forth between Southern countries, including Australia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, New Zealand, and South Africa; and with people travel culture, experiences, memories and images. The Southern Screens project takes on a transversal South‐South approach to the study of visual culture in transnational, transcultural and geopolitical contexts. It seeks to create conditions for the generation, sharing and circulation of new knowledge that is both southern and about the South as a specific kind of material and imaginary territory (or territories). It does so through the study of the southern hemisphere’s screen cultures, addressing the broad spectrum of cultural expression in both traditional and new screen media including film, television, video, digital, interactive, online and portable technologies.
Scholars from Southern countries contribute to this bilingual (English and Spanish), interdisciplinary symposium, addressing the theme ‘Transnational zones and transcultural histories on the screens of the South’ through applications of media studies, cultural studies and social science methodologies to discussions of screen culture.
Image above: Still from 90 Degree South (1933 documentary with footage by Herbert Ponting of Robert Scott’s 1910‐1912 fatal Antarctic expedition
Dates: 12–13 November 2013
Venue: BankWest Lecture Theatre, John Curtin Art Gallery, Curtin University
Contact: Antonio Traverso, phone 618 9266 7134, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 12 November: John Hartley, Curtin University; Martin Mhando, Murdoch University; Suvendrini Perera, Curtin University; Walescka Pino–Ojeda, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Juan Salazar, University of Western Sydney; Kim Scott, Curtin University; Deane Williams, Monash University
Wednesday 13 November: Mick Broderick, Murdoch University; Carlos Flores, University of Chile; Keyan Tomaselli, University of KwaZulu–Natal, South Africa; Mirta Varela, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 Symposium outcomes:
- Southern Screens anthology, special issue of Critical Arts Journal, edited by Antonio Traverso and Deane Williams (Monash), due 2015.
- An international Southern Screens network of research collaboration.
- Southern Screens website being created from Monash University.
- International conference and film festival, ‘The Cinema of the End of the World’, Monash University & ACMI, November 2015.
Image right: John Hartley’s Southern Screens Symposium 2013 presentation, ‘Storytelling and the creation of the polity: From Gobekli Tepi to Gallipoli’. Professor Hartley is Director of Curtin University’s Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT). (Image courtesy of Chris Lewis.)
View interview: Adrian Martin by Iván Pinto, Revista La fuga, Chile, 2008.