Network activities will coalesce around three online network symposia, with the aim of providing a focus for research exchange among network participants. The three symposia will be centred on three core concepts relating to the circulation and translation (in the broadest sense) of film theory: Symposium 1: sites: places where there is intensive exchange around theory, for example, film schools, festivals, cinemas/cinematheques, conferences, archives, universities; Symposium 2: practices: film criticism, filmmaking, translation, publishing, and programming; Symposium 3: circulations:of people, films, texts, technologies, for example, distribution, exhibition, migration, and exile.
In conjunction with these symposia, BFI Southbank will host public-facing workshops led by network participants. These workshops will provide important stepping-stones towards curricular innovation. The network will develop teaching resources to reflect the more expansive understanding of the global circulation of theory resulting from its research. These will be shared in the form of teaching toolkits in the ‘Resources’ section of this website.
The network will culminate in a major international hybrid conference at King’s College London, 30-31st August 2024, involving network participants and other delegates committed to continuing and developing further conversations about the decolonization of film theory.
- Call for Papers: Global Circulations of Film Theory ConferenceA hybrid event to be hosted by King’s College London, 30-31st August 2024 Steering committee: Sarah Cooper, Aboubakar Sanogo, Vinzenz Hediger, Jason McGrath, Masha Salazkina, and David Wood Deadline for submitting proposals: 29 January 2024 This conference aims to revisit the question of what film theory is by asking where it takes place, how we… Read More »Call for Papers: Global Circulations of Film Theory Conference
- Second Network SymposiumThe second of our network symposia took place online on Saturday 16 September. We are pleased to share the recording of the event below. The second of our network symposia took place online on Saturday 16 September. We are pleased to share the recording of the event below. The topic of this symposium was the… Read More »Second Network Symposium
- First BFI WorkshopsPlease join us on 13 and 20 June, and 4 July 18.30-20.30 at BFI Southbank.
- First Network SymposiumThe first network symposium of the Global Circulations of Film Theory network took place online on Saturday 22 April. We are pleased to share the recording of the event below. This is the first of three online symposia that will run during the course of the project centred on three core concepts (sites, practices, circulations)… Read More »First Network Symposium