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*Besides the Screen: The Distribution, Exhibition and Consumption of
Moving Images

Editors: Virginia Crisp and Gabriel Menotti

New media technologies impact cinema well beyond the screen; they also
promote the reorganization of its logic of distribution, modes of
consumption and viewing regimes. Once, it was video and television
broadcast that disturbed the traditional cinematographic experience,
revealing the image as soon as it was captured and bringing it into
the audience homes. Nowadays, computer imaging and information
networks cause an even stronger disturbance to the medium’s norms, by
increasing the public agency in the dynamics of the movie market. In
this context, much is said about the in-betweeness of the medium.
However, not much attention is given to the actual state of the image
in these moments of dislocation, transition, translation, codification
and decodification.

Following the success of the Besides the Screen conference in November
2010 we are developing a book proposal about such topics. The book
aims to speculate on the changes in the modes of transporting and
accessing moving images, and how they might affect the cinematographic
experience, economy and historiography. It will gather articles that
examine what happens to the moving image during its various
trajectories, their détournements and eventual reversals. In doing so,
it aims to foreground operations as different as movie regulation,
codification, subtitling, remixing and projection, cutting across
spaces such as film archives, contemporary art galleries, public
squares, p2p networks and many more. By avoiding looking straight into
the image, it expects to give film studies a new perspective about
cinema technology.

The book will be divided in thematic sections that will draw broadly
on the following topics:

- Cinema Festivals
- Formats of Audiovisual Distribution
- Practices of Projection
- Piracy and Filesharing
- Film Marketing & Promotion
- Alternative Spaces of Exhibition
- Remixing, Participation and Appropriation
- Archiving and the Public Domain
- Amateur and Fan Subcultures

Chapter proposals should be submitted in electronic format by 15th May
to besidesthescreen at gmail.com. Every proposal should contain the
following information:

- Title
- Keywords
- Abstract (500 words)
- Name of author, affiliation and short biography (150 words)

Alternatively, authors can send the full paper, if it is already
finished (4,000-6,000 words).

Format: Word document. Single-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pts for the 
main text.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted for inclusion in the proposal
will be notified by 31st July 2011.
Full articles should be submitted by 30th October 2011.

This book will target an academic and professional readership from
various fields such as communications, arts, new media, anthropology,
translation and interpreting, cultural studies, sociology, film
studies and politics.

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