Call for Papers – Screenwriting: Text and Performance

From the Screenwriting Research Network:

The 8th Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) International Conference

Call for Papers 

Screenwriting: Text and Performance

Deadline for Abstracts: March 23rd, 2015

The 8th Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) International Conference will take place at the University of London, UK on Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015.

The conference is organised by a committee from different institutions grouped around the London Screenwriting Research Seminar – including the University of Bangor, the University of East London, The University of Greenwich and Royal Holloway, University of London.

The key theme of this year’s conference is Screenwriting: Text and Performance.

We invite discussion about screenwriting as process and practice, and how it engages with and can be understood in relation to text and performance across a wide field of media and practices, including film, television, games, online, transmedia and other digital platforms. We are particularly interested in abstracts for presentations on the following topics:

Interpreting screenplays – how do producers, directors, actors work with screenplays?
How screenplays affect and invoke performance?
What can performance reveal about writing screenplays or screenplay structure?
Screenwriting and literature
Screenplays and screenwriting by authors best known in another field
Case studies on individual writers or texts

We would also like to invite abstracts for presentations on (but not limited to) the following topics:

National traditions of screenwriting and storytelling
Different screenwriting practices and formats
Historical perspectives on screenwriting and screenplays
Screenwriting, the screenplay and different production structures
Screenwriting and adaptation
Practice based research in screenwriting
Screenwriting for television, games and animation
Screenwriting for new media forms, online, transmedia etc.

Please send abstracts (250-300 words) as a word or pdf document, with the email subject heading “SRN Conference abstract” to: srnconflondon2015@gmail.com

Abstracts may be submitted until March 23rd 2015. Earlier submissions are welcome. Remember to state your name, affiliation and contact information. Also include a brief statement (100 words) detailing your publications and/or screenwriting practice.
You will find out by mid April 2015 whether your paper has been accepted. Keynote speakers will be announced early in 2015.

More information: SRN – Screenwriting Research Network

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