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Animation Universe
The 2007 Society for Animation Studies Conference
Portland, Oregon
June 30 - July 3, 2007

Website: http://universe.animationstudies.org/

The Society for Animation Studies is an international organization that
was founded in 1989 to encourage and support the work of animation
scholarship. The ongoing research of its members is presented at the
Society's annual conference.

The 2007 SAS conference will be held June 30th - July 3rd, 2007 at
Portland State University in conjunction with the new Platform
International Animation Festival, which is taking place in Portland,
Oregon, June 25th - 30th, 2007. Central conference events will take
place on June 30th and July 1st, when papers and roundtable discussions
will be scheduled. On July 2nd and 3rd, SAS workshops will be presented
within the context of a Portland State University course being offered
through summer session.

The Conference Chair is Daniel Pirofsky, who can be reached via email
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Call for Papers

The 2007 conference theme is 'Animation Universe,' to encourage
proposals that address the ubiquitous nature of animation in society
today. Papers might address the relationship between live and animated
imagery, the blending of animation and other arts, the integration of
animated images into social and cultural practices, cross-generational
perceptions about animation, shifts in the realm of animated feature
production or television programming, the growth of animation
industries in countries worldwide, animation and the World Wide Web,
animation and merchandising, the teaching of animation within various
disciplines, or other relevant topics.

Deadline for proposal submissions: Wednesday, November 22. Proposals
will be blind reviewed by a panel of SAS members, and acceptance will
be announced by Friday, December 22.

Individuals wishing to publish a paper in the SAS peer-reviewed journal
(Animation Studies) have two options:

1. Submit your completed paper with your proposal, including the date
by which your decision is needed; it will be forwarded to the journal's
Editor, Nichola Dobson, for peer review.

2. Submit your completed paper within two weeks after the end of the
conference; in this case, it should be emailed directly to Nichola
Dobson.

We are accepting proposals from SAS members for presentations in three
categories:

Category 1: 25-minute paper presentations, which will be delivered on
Saturday, June 30 or Sunday, July 1 as part of the central SAS
conference events.

Category 2: One-hour pre-constituted roundtable discussions, which will
be presented on Saturday, June 30 or Sunday, July 1 as part of the
central SAS conference events.

In addition, the conference chair is accepting proposals in a third
category. SAS members are encouraged to consider proposing a workshop
that will be presented following the conclusion of paper and panel
sessions, as part of a conference-related summer school course for
Portland State University students, on Monday and Tuesday, July 2 and
3. Though space may be limited, workshops may be attended by SAS
conference attendees, possibly for an additional fee. Please notify the
Conference Chair, Daniel Pirofsky, if you are interested in attending.

Category 3: Workshops (between two and six hours in length) offered by
SAS members for Portland State University undergraduate and graduate
students, presenting a mixture of history, theory, and practice.
Workshops should be aimed at students with a beginning to intermediate
range of skill and experience in animation. Workshop projects could be
completed by students during the workshop or after it concludes.
Digital facilities will be available, if required. The University will
offer a small stipend (amount TBA) to SAS presenters as part of its
ongoing Visiting Artist program. Workshop proposals will be
peer-reviewed and must be approved by the conference chair on behalf of
the University. Provided the workshop contains an historical or
theoretical component combined with practice, an abstract of the
workshop or complete manuscript may be published in the SAS online
journal Animation Studies after the event.

Membership requirement: anyone submitting a proposal in any of these
categories must be a paid member of the SAS for 2007. Proof of payment
is required when your proposal is submitted. All members of a
pre-constituted panel also must be paid members. Membership information
(US$35 for professionals/US$20 for students or economic hardship) is
available at the SAS website, www.animationstudies.org.

Deadline for proposal submissions: Wednesday, November 22.

Please be aware that spaces for paper presentations are limited. Late
proposals will not be considered until all other proposals have been
read.

Submit by email the required proposal information (see formats) and a
PayPal receipt (or other documentation of payment) to:

Daniel Pirofsky
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


Those who prefer to wire money or send a check for membership payment
can do so. Please send a photocopy of appropriate documentation.

Category 1
Paper Presentation (Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1)
Length: 25 minutes


1. Name of presenter

2. Professional affiliation (school or studio, for example), including
title, if appropriate

3. Email address

4. Mailing address

5. Telephone number


6. Title of presentation


7. 250-word abstract suitable for publication (after the conference,
your abstract will be published in Animation Studies, the SAS journal;
please submit any required changes within two weeks after the event has
ended).


8. Biographical statement (up to 100 words) indicating how the proposed
paper fits into your overall research agenda and experience.


9. Indicate if your paper is being written for publication elsewhere;
if so, provide a full reference that can be published in Animation
Studies.


10. If you want your completed paper to be considered for peer-review,
email it along with the rest of your application materials. Send it as
a separate file. Be sure to include the date by which a decision is
needed—for example, if your travel funding rests on publication.


Category 2
Pre-constituted Panel (Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1)
Length: 1 hour


1. Name of chairperson/organizer

2. Professional affiliation (school or studio, for example), including
title, if appropriate

3. Email address

4. Mailing address

5. Telephone number


6. Title of presentation


7. 250-word abstract suitable for publication (after the conference,
your abstract will be published in Animation Studies, the SAS journal;
please submit any required changes within one week after the event has
ended).


8. List each of the proposed participants, including:

- name

- professional affiliation and title, if appropriate

- email address


9. Biographical statement (up to 200 words) indicating the relevance of
the topic to the agenda of the Society for Animation Studies, as well
as the general qualifications of each participant.


Category 3
Workshop for PSU graduate students (Monday and Tuesday, July 2 and 3)
Length: between two to six hours


1. Name of presenter

2. Professional affiliation (school or studio, for example), including
title, if appropriate

3. Email address

4. Mailing address

5. Telephone number


6. Title of workshop


7. Length of workshop (e.g., two-hour, three-hour, four-hour, six-hour
format)


8. Materials or equipment needed for the workshop


9. 250-word abstract suitable for publication (after the conference,
your abstract will be published in Animation Studies, the SAS journal;
please submit any required changes within one week after the event has
ended). Please indicate how you will blend history, theory and
practice. You should include an idea of the kind of exercise or project
you will introduce. (Students can complete these outside the duration
of the workshop.)


10. Biographical statement (up to 100 words) indicating how the
proposed workshop fits into your overall research agenda and
experience.


(c) Society for Animation Studies 2006 - 2007

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