5th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference

September 14th-16th, 2012

This is a call for papers for the annual international conference on screenwriting research, this year organised by the Department of Media, Music, Communication&  Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

We would like to invite abstracts for research presentations on (but not limited to) the following topics:

• The history of screenwriting around the globe • Screenwriting archival research • Theorising screenwriting and the screenplay • Reflections on narrative theory and dramaturgy • Pedagogy of screenwriting • Practice-based research • Process-based investigations of creative screenwriting • Scripting and digital scripting processes • Screenwriting as research • Authorship frameworks in screenwriting • Screen adaptation and the nexus of adaptation studies and screenwriting • The question of the auteur in screenwriting • Case studies on individual writers or texts • Collaborative modes of writing for the screen !

Call for Papers

Abstracts (250-300 words) may be submitted until December 12, 2011. Earlier submissions are welcome. Please remember to state your name, affiliation and contact information. Include a brief statement (100 words) detailing your publications and/or screenwriting practice.

Please send your abstract to Alex Munt: alex.munt@mq.edu.au More information on the program as well as cost, travelling and accommodation details will be available on the conference website at http://www.mmccs.mq.edu.au/wordsandimages


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