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A/CA Members at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2023 Conference

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Congratulations to many A/CA members who are presenting their research at this year's Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Annual Conference on April 12-15, 2022 in Denver, Colorado! Details about the pre-constituted A/CA panels and individual paper presentations are below.
The conference schedule can be found here.

Pre-Constituted A/CA Panels

Thursday, April 13 • 3:15pm - 5:00pm

Counter-Archives and Practices of Care

CHAIR Janine Marchessault • York University

Dan Streible • New York University
Raegan Swanson • ArQuives - Canada’s LGBTQ2+Archives May Chew • Concordia University
Debbie Ebanks Schlums • York University
Nadine Valcin • Sheridan College


Thursday, April 13  • 5:15pm - 7:00pm

H17 Feminist counter-archiving: research-creation, care, and networks of solidarity

CHAIR Antoine Damiens • York University

Julia Polyck-O’Neill • York University • “Joyce Wieland’s Potential Archive: Media and Remediation in the Feminist Media Archive”

Jonathan Petrychyn • Brock University • “Remembering and Remediating Intergenerational Queer, Anti- Racist, & Feminist Media Activism”

Stéfy McKnight • Carleton University • “Aqtion Arqhive: intersectional and socially-engaged approaches to curating with care”

Cait McKinney • Simon Fraser University • “Experiments enlivening Vancouver’s feminist censorship histories”

Panels with A/CA Participation


S1 Seminar (Saturday, February 25 • 9:00 am - 11:00am MST)
Canaries in the Content Mine: Internships and/in the Media Industries 
Caroline Klimek • York University 

S3 Seminar (Saturday, February 25 • 9:00 am - 11:00am MST)
Making Videographic Criticism: Videographic Telephilia 
Desirée de Jesus • York University, Toronto

S7 Seminar (Saturday, February 25 • 9:00 am - 11:00am MST)
We Are All Precarious Now: Teaching and Scholarship in an Unstable World
Rebecca Gordon • Toronto Metropolitan University



D8 Bad Objects: (Non)Relations between Queer and Feminist Film Theory (Wednesday, April 12 • 5:15pm - 7:00pm)
Emily Barton • York University • “Women Looking at Women: Pornographic/Autoerotic Desire in Variety”

F20 The Art of the Show: Curation, Festivals, and Repertory Media (Thursday, April 13 • 11:00am - 12:45pm)
Cydney Langill • York University • “Nuit History: Digital Archives and Translations of Liveness After Covid-19”

H13 New Directions in Aesthetics (Thursday, April 13 • 5:15pm - 7:00pm)
Daniel Laurin • University of Toronto • “Teases, Reaveals, Gimmicks: New Pornographic Aesthetics and Narratives for Social Media”

K21 Data and/as Image: Data’s Coercive Contexts and Representations (Friday, April 14 • 2:00pm - 3:45pm)
Aaron Tucker • York University • “Captured Algorithmic Images: Mugshots Within Facial Recognition Technologies”

L9 The Politics of Apps, Coding, and Social Media (Friday, April 14 • 4:00pm - 5:45pm)
Marko Djurdjić • York University • “I’m With the B(r)and: Heavy Metal, Fan ‘Service’ and the Web 3.0 Experience”

M23 The space and place of virtual reality: Experiential design in contemporary VR exhibits (Saturday, April 15 • 10:00am - 11:45am)
Caroline Klimek • York University • “Welcome to the show!: Lessons Learned from Theatrical Productions of VR”

N22 Sound and Identity: Critical Approaches to Audio Media (Saturday, April 15 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm)
Emily Collins • York University • “Playful Noises, Affective Voices: Polyphony, Possibility, and Community in Feeling Her Way (2022) by Sonia Boyce”



K14 Bodies of Experimental Cinema: The Problem of the Corporeal (Friday, April 14 • 2:00pm - 3:45pm)
Anjo-marí Gouws • York University • “By Brakhage”



Bridging Approaches to Everyday Media Across Film, Video and Social Media (Wednesday, April 12 • 5:15pm - 7:00pm)
Haidee Wasson • Concordia University

E19 Transnational Approaches to Archive, Experience, and Memory (Thursday, April 13 • 9:00am - 10:45am) 
Claudia Sicondolfo • University of Toronto, Scarborough • “‘‘How do we come back home?’ The Joyful Archives of the Home Made Visible Project”

Between Speculation and Nonfiction (Thursday, April 13 • 11:00am - 12:45pm)
Almudena Escobar • Toronto Metropolitan University • “Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Nosferasta: First Bite (2021) and Tierra en trance (2022)” 

F27 ROUNDTABLE (Thursday, April 13 • 11:00am - 12:45pm)
Pedagogical Strategies for, and Challenges of, Teaching Avant-Garde/Experimental Film and Media
Michael Zryd • York University

I24 Night Shifts: Understanding Soporific Media (Friday, April 14 • 9:00am - 10:45am)
Alanna Thain • McGill University • “Shift Work: Thresholdings at the Cinematic Sleep Lab”
Aleks Kaminska • University of Montreal • “Mediated Narcosis and the Chronically Sleepy Spectator”

J5 From Baby Dykes to Teledeldonics and Beyond! Comedy Queers History (Friday, April 14 • 11:00am - 12:45pm)
Laura Horak • Carleton University • “Trans Comedy Spectatorship in 1990s Newsletters”

L6 Shifting the Spotlight: New Perspectives on Stardom and Film Production in the Studio Era (Friday, April 14 • 4:00pm - 5:45pm)
Catherine Russell • Concordia University • “Intimate Technique: Barbara Stanwyck as Acting Coach to Young Men”