College of Staten Island (CUNY) Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference

Trans-(media)

 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

9:30 – 10:00: Registration

 

10:00 – 11:40: Opening Remarks by Chair Ying Zhu

First Session: Trans-Forming Feminine Characterization in Narrative Media

 

  • Sony Kamal (College of Staten Island) “See but Don’t Talk: Ironical Double Standards of Women in Bangladeshi Films”
  • Mahmudur Rahman (West Virginia State University) “Four Representative Female Characters in Mainstream Bangladeshi Stag Films”
  • Ximena Aliaguilla (College of Staten Island) “Serial Dramas, ‘The New Golden Age of Television,’ and Universal Heroine Identification: A Case Study of Showtime’s Homeland
  • Moderator: Prof. Bilge Yesil

 

11:45 – 1:00: Keynote: “Empty Orchestra” by Dr. Karen Tongson, University of Southern California

 

1:00 – 2:00: Lunch

 

2:00 – 3:20­: Morphing Escapism in a Transmedia Age

 

  • Nettie Brock (Eastern Kentucky University/University of Missouri) “The Stage as Liminal Space: An Exploration of Glee and Smash”
  • Michael Fischetti (College of Staten Island) “Merchandising: Where All The Money Comes From”
  • Moderator: Prof. Tara Mateik

 

3:30 – 4:50­: Social and Political Control in Transmediated Texts

 

  • Laura Hadden (Hunter College) “All Together Now: Documentary Storytelling & Data Journalism”
  • Ruijao Dong (New York University) “From Theatre to Life: The Rationality and Irrationality in Social Directors”
  • Nichole Latimer (New York University) “Marketed Corpses: The Urban Politics of Rural Hate Crime Documentaries”
  • Moderator: Prof. Christopher Anderson

 

4:50 – 5:10: Coffee Break

 

5:10 – 6:30: Music, Media and Transmedia Influence

 

  • Spencer DeBenedictis (College of Staten Island)  “Torn and Frayed: Jagger/Richards, Robert Frank and Rollin Binzer at the The Crossroads of Transmedia in The Rolling Stones’ America”
  • Frank Bridges (SC&I, Rutgers University) “The Dream of the 1890s Is Alive in Sheet Music: How Beck’s Song Reader Release Replicates a New Dilemma in Transmedia”
  • Josef Luciano (College of Staten Island) “Louder than Bombs: Sound as a Means of Silent Control”
  • Moderator: Prof. Valerie Tevere

 

6:40: Dinner, Park Cafe

 

Friday, June 7, 2013

 

9:30 – 10:50: Pedagogical and Social Consequences in International Media

 

  • Chelsea Pierce (New York University) “Dramas of Nationhood: An Analysis of Egyptian Media’s Production and Reception”
  • Richard Minaya (University of Michigan) “A Trans-mediated Education: The Pedagogical Use of Film, Television, and Radio in Cuba”
  • Alexandra Halligey (New York University) “Trans-airwaves: The Role of Radio in Contemporary Southern African Storytelling”
  • Moderator: Prof. Jillian Baez

 

10:50 – 11:10: Coffee Break

 

11:10 – 12:30: The Extension of Filmic Genres Through a Transmedia Lens

 

  • Nadia Kader (College of Staten Island) “Black Dynamite as Pastiche”
  • Laura Mee (De Montfort University) “Transformation, Transmutation, Translation: The Problem of The Thing
  • Sarah Kelley (University of Bristol) “Licence to Trans-Genre: An Analysis of the Ways in Which Licence To Kill (1989) Adopts Narrative Properties of the Western Genre.”
  • Moderator: Prof. Racquel Gates

 

12:30 – 1:30: Lunch

 

1:40 – 3:00: The Role of Transmedia in Social Communities

  • Kazi Priyanka Silmi (Ohio University) “Transmedia Storytelling in Communication for Social Change: The Case of Hollaback and Half the Sky Movement”
  • Jason Chen Qian (City University of Hong Kong) “Driving Your Characters MAD”
  • Laura Christiansen (College of Staten Island) “‘What’s Wrong With My Computer?’: Shit Girls Say and Transmedia”
  • Moderator: Prof. Michael Mandiberg

 

3:00 – 3:20: Coffee Break

 

3:20 – 4:40: Trans-National Exchanges of National Identity in Media

 

  • Tara Coleman (Rutgers University) “A Lyricism of Loss: Mediating Displaced Identities in Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love”
  • Marc Newman (Columbia/UC Santa Cruz) “The National Allegory: Post-WWII Japanese Art and its Western Retelling”
  • Martha Diaz (College of Staten Island) “Colombian Television: Changing Markets and the Emergence of the Trans National (Tele) Novela”
  • Moderation: Prof. Sherry Millner

 

4:45 to 6:40: Screening: Here and There Produced by George Lekovic, College of Staten Island 2004

6:45: Dinner, Park Cafe

Register: goo.gl/zKL2F

CALL FOR PAPERS

Trans-(media) 

A graduate research conference June 6-7, 2013

The Cinema and Media Graduate Student Association of the Department of Media Culture at The College of Staten Island (CUNY) invites proposals to its inaugural Graduate Student Conference. The conference will consist of two days of panels on June 6th and 7th, with a keynote address on Thursday, June 6th.

About the Conference Theme:

Transmedia storytelling, as an object of analysis, has become increasingly relevant due to the increasing use of cross-platform storytelling. While originally defined as looking at the spread of narrative across a variety of media outlets (television, print, graphic novels, video games, internet venues, etc), trans-(media) as we envision it can encompass much more. In addition to exploring the traditional definition of transmedia, we wish to explore it more in the sense of media crossing boundaries. In this way, media can cross boundaries of genre, physical and geographical boundaries, and what one may term the boundaries of gender. Our theme of trans-(media) then includes the following: trans-(national), trans-(itional), trans-(gender), trans-(gressive), trans-(formative), and trans-(ient).

Some points of entry could be:

How do media companies choose to distribute and produce their stories globally and locally, and how do they decide which story parts get disseminated across which access points?

How do diverse media users translate (and transcribe) narratives and transition between consumption and production?

How have new media technologies fundamentally changed our methods of story construction and modes of reception?

Because of the unique nature of transmedia as an integrated media experience, it easily lends itself to interdisciplinary study, and one could argue that the tradition of transmedia, or at least storytelling in video games, could have been born out of the tradition of epistolary literature. Proposals from those working in cinema, media, communications, and literature are all expected, and we would be happy to welcome an even more interdisciplinary approach. We welcome proposals from graduate scholars at all levels, and those who have completed their program in the past two years.

Interested participants should submit a CV and an abstract of 250-500 words for a fifteen-minute paper electronically as attachments to CSICinemaMediaGSA AT gmail DOT com by Friday, February 15th, 2013.

Notification will be via e-mail on March 15, 2013.

The conference will provide meals and snacks. A nominal registration fee of $50 is required by April 15, 2013.

Tweet Us: @CinMedGSACSI (https://twitter.com/CinMedGSACSI)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Trans-(media) 

A graduate research conference June 6-7, 2013

The Cinema and Media Graduate Student Association of the Department of Media Culture at The College of Staten Island (CUNY) invites proposals to its inaugural Graduate Student Conference. The conference will consist of two days of panels on June 6th and 7th, with a keynote address on Thursday, June 6th.

About the Conference Theme:

Transmedia storytelling, as an object of analysis, has become increasingly relevant due to the increasing use of cross-platform storytelling. While originally defined as looking at the spread of narrative across a variety of media outlets (television, print, graphic novels, video games, internet venues, etc), trans-(media) as we envision it can encompass much more. In addition to exploring the traditional definition of transmedia, we wish to explore it more in the sense of media crossing boundaries. In this way, media can cross boundaries of genre, physical and geographical boundaries, and what one may term the boundaries of gender. Our theme of trans-(media) then includes the following: trans-(national), trans-(itional), trans-(gender), trans-(gressive), trans-(formative), and trans-(ient).

Some points of entry could be:

How do media companies choose to distribute and produce their stories globally and locally, and how do they decide which story parts get disseminated across which access points?

How do diverse media users translate (and transcribe) narratives and transition between consumption and production?

How have new media technologies fundamentally changed our methods of story construction and modes of reception?

Because of the unique nature of transmedia as an integrated media experience, it easily lends itself to interdisciplinary study, and one could argue that the tradition of transmedia, or at least storytelling in video games, could have been born out of the tradition of epistolary literature. Proposals from those working in cinema, media, communications, and literature are all expected, and we would be happy to welcome an even more interdisciplinary approach. We welcome proposals from graduate scholars at all levels, and those who have completed their program in the past two years.

Interested participants should submit a CV and an abstract of 250-500 words for a fifteen-minute paper electronically as attachments to CSICinemaMediaGSA AT gmail DOT com by Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

Notification will be via e-mail on March 15, 2013.

The conference will provide meals and snacks. A nominal registration fee of $50 is required by April 15, 2013.

Tweet Us: @CinMedGSACSI (https://twitter.com/CinMedGSACSI)