242 - Film and Media Studies Association of Canada (FMSAC)
FMSAC is committed to ensuring the programming of anti-racist and anti-colonial approaches to research, scholarship, pedagogy, archiving, and other institutional practices related to the study of film and media. This year’s official Congress theme – Reckonings and Re-Imaginings – resonates with recent changes for the Association, with the 2023 conference being the first hosted as the newly renamed Film and Media Studies Association of Canada. This change of name reflected work already being done by FMSAC members, which has long stretched beyond cinema to consider television, new media, expanded screens, mediated forms, and the widest variety of audiovisual practices, events, and institutions. But it also invites us, as film and media scholars, to question and reconceive the borders and limits of our inquiries, to continue to reckon with these fields to acknowledge the exclusions and occlusions that continue to structure them and to reimagine them in more inclusive, expansive, and equitable ways. We invite papers that reckon with established practices and focuses and help re-imagine other possibilities for film and media studies that move towards decolonization.
Kester Dyer, Carleton University
Shannon Brownlee, Dalhousie University