MA Film and Media Studies Conferences

Students gain experience in academic symposia by participating in the yearly conference.

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Fall 2021

CULTURAL TRANSACTIONS: Across Media and Continents

The Fifth Annual MA in Film and Media Studies Conference presents papers by the class of 2023 that address questions about sending and receiving, whether messages or cultures, signals or signs, from “here to there” or the over time “from…to” one historical time to another.

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Fall 2020

Transmission: Communication and Communicability

The Fourth Annual Film and Media Studies Conference tackles sending and receiving—including past and future modes of dissemination, whether distributing, broadcasting, or streaming, or sneezing. What can film and media studies make of the strange analogy between diseases and messages in the time of a pandemic?

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Fall 2019

Bang, Bang, Crash, Crash: Canon-Busting and Paradigm-Smashing

2019 MA in Film and Media Studies Conference, co-presented by Columbia University MA in Film and Media Studies & Institute for Women and Gender Studies. 

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Fall 2018

Cinema’s World Migration Pattern: Two Day Student Symposium

Fall 2018: Cinema’s World Migration Pattern: Two Day Student Symposium. “A Still-frozen Fraternity: Transnational Film Histories between India and China,” Keynote Speaker, Nitin Govil, University of Southern California.

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Fall 2017

Genre and Other Repetitions with Difference

One-Day Student Symposium Various schedules events: Student panels: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm / 2:45 - 6:00 pm “A New Operational Aesthetic: Comparing Silent Film and Video Games”: 1:30 pm Keynote Speaker, Professor Manuel Garin Department de Comunicació Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona MA program in Film and Media studies, School of the Arts, Columbia University