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Call for Papers for the Twenty-Second Annual Scottish Word and Image Group Conference 

Capture d’écran 2015-06-22 à 12.14.22
6-7 May 2016

Keynote Speaker:
Laura Mulvey
Professor of Film and Media Studies,
Birkbeck, University of London

“The presence of the past in the cinema is also the presence of the body resurrected…”
Laura Mulvey, Death 24x a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006)

The 2016 SWIG conference will consider the issue of remediation in word and image. We are proud to announce that Professor Laura Mulvey will be our keynote speaker. Her pioneering study of remediation in cinema raises questions about the relationship between identity, mortality and resurrection that extend beyond film to inform a number of creative and critical contexts. Influenced by Dundee’s own civic regeneration – as highlighted by its recently-awarded status of UNESCO City of Design – the 2016 SWIG conference will be a forum for debate about the questions raised by issues of remediation, regeneration and reanimation in the arts, literature and design. The organisers invite proposals for 20-minute papers relating to (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Cultural regeneration
  • Digital remediations
  • Avatars
  • Resurrection and reanimation
  • Archival remediations
  • Echoes and ghostings
  • Intermediality
  • Literary and visual adaptations
  • Re-enactments
  • Embodiment
  • Design and technology
  • Performance

Professor Mulvey will inaugurate the 2016 SWIG conference on 6 May by introducing a specially selected film screening of Under the Skin of the City (dir. Rakshan Beni-Etemad, 2000). Further information and updates regarding the conference can be found on our website at http://www.dundee.ac.uk/humanities/events/afterlives2016/. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to SWIG2016@gmail.com by 13 March 2016.