Temple University Professors Dr. Nora Alter, Dr. Chris Cagle and Dr. Franklin Cason presented papers at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), in March in Montreal, Canada.
SCMS is the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition. The Society’s annual conference provides a forum for scholars and teachers of film and media studies to present and hear new research; to provide a supportive environment for networking, mentoring, and collaboration.
Professor Nora Alter presented the paper “Shocking Sounds: Surrealism, Songs, and the Essay Film” in the panel Dis-locating Sound. In the session Film Festivals and the ‘Creative Turn’ in Documentary, Professor Chris Cagle presented a paper entitled “Character as Aesthetic Problem in the Festival Documentary.” Professor Franklin Cason’s paper “Reading the Signature: African American Cinema and the Auteur Theory” was part of the panel Outlanders – Authorship and Genre Reconsider.
Read more about SCMS and the 2015 edition conference here.