[Air-L] TransMissions CfP: Film and Media: Through and Beyond the Senses

Magdalena Zdrodowska m.zdrodowska at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 09:01:31 PST 2018

Dear All,

TransMissions: Journal of Film and Media Studies published Call for Papers
for its' new issue devoted to relations between body, senses and film and
media perception and production.

Please find CfP on our website (http://transmissions.edu.pl/call-for-papers/)
and below.
Best Regards,
Magda Zdrodowska


*Call for Papers for 2018 vol.3, issue 1 * *Film and Media: Through and
Beyond the Senses*

*Editors: Małgorzata Radkiewicz, Marta Stańczyk (Jagiellonian University,
Poland) *

Both theory and practice of film and media deal with such issues as
perception, interaction, and involvement through human body and senses.
Contemporary theory has turned toward embodiment as a major “figure of
thought” and as the main mode of cognition. However, approaching visual
culture and its various devices (analogue, electronic, digital ones) only
through senses may not be sufficient in the era of post-humanity and
dynamic technological development. Moreover, hybridization and
specialization of media bring up questions and challenges that make us go
beyond human senses and their limitations.

There are new possibilities of creation and usage of film and media, as
well as of analysis and interpretations, in terms of new materialism,
affects, ecology etc. The new phenomena of media communication must be
followed by both analytical and critical theoretical reflections that will
address complex issues of relations between media and (non)human sensual

The annual NECS conference that took place in June 2017 addressed the
topic: Sensibility and the Senses. Media, Bodies, Practices. The program
included diverse perspectives and subjects of research, showing different
attitudes and exploring various fields of studies. Many of them still need
to be explored and examined in detail, which poses a huge challenge for
researchers dealing with film and various media.

Preparing the next issue of “TransMissions”, we invite you to submit papers
that might examine such topics as:

   - Theoretical approaches to sensual perception and sensory experience of
   film and media;
   - The relation between body and technologies;
   - Human and nonhuman aspects of hybrid media;
   - An immersion and a realist theory (hyper cinema, AR, VR, 3D, etc.);
   - Sensing the difference – creating “minor cinema” through new
   - Haptic media and hardwired body – a connection between senses and
   - The anthropology of cinema – creating the place for experience;
   - Viewer- and user-centered approaches: (post)phenomenology, affects,
   - The logic of H+ – an advancement or a replacement;
   - The regimes of senses – the cultural determination of sensorium.
   - The prosthesis as a medium

We are open to suggestions from researchers as to their own topics within
the subject matter.

We expect up to 45000 characters articles  to be sent to
*magda.zdrodowska at uj.edu.pl
<magda.zdrodowska at uj.edu.pl>* till *31 March 2018*.
*Publication schedule:* Submission of articles:* 31 March 2018*
Notification of paper acceptance: 30 May 2018 Publication: * 15 July 2018*

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