Screening the text : a study on intertitles in the 1920s Chinese cinema

Christina Chen WANG

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2019
EventThe Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Annual Conference 2019 - Sheraton Grand Seattle, Seattle, United States
Duration: 13 Mar 201917 Mar 2019 (Conference website)


ConferenceThe Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Annual Conference 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Other2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Formed in 1959, the first national meeting of what was then called the Society of Cinematologists was held at the New York University Faculty Club in April 1960. The two-day national meeting consisted of a business meeting where they discussed their hope to have a journal; a panel on sources, with a discussion of “off-beat films” and the problem of renters returning mutilated copies of Battleship Potemkin; and a luncheon, including Erwin Panofsky, Parker Tyler, Dwight MacDonald and Siegfried Kracauer among the 29 people present.

This conference shows the range and breadth of what is now considered “cinematology,” with panels and awards on diverse topics that encompass game studies, podcasts, animation, reality TV, sports media, contemporary film, and early cinema; and approaches that include affect studies, eco-criticism, archival research, critical race studies, and queer theory, among others. No matter its expansion, the current society still shows what the initial mission statement defined as a “devotion to the medium as craft and art” and “a fellowship in spirit, in mind, and in performance.”
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