This is a reminder that the CFP for Rendering (the) Visible III: Liquidity is due this Friday, October 20. The CFP is below

Call For Papers
Rendering (the) Visible III: Liquidity
Atlanta, February 8-10, 2018
Deadline: October 20, 2017
Since the early 2000s, the idea of “liquidity” has been mobilized in discourses ranging from social theory to aesthetics, from informatics to architecture, to describe a new relationship with the networked environments of life within global capital. More specifically, within the study of moving image culture, we have seen an increasing turn toward affective relations, plasticity, resonances and flows, whereby images and sounds—no longer grounded in an analogical relation to the real—are seen variously as malleable, untethered, “viral,” or fluid.
The graduate program in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University has, over the past several years, been exploring some of the implications of these ideas, specifically in relation to race, via our research group “liquid blackness.” Now, however, we wish to explore the ways in which the concept of liquidity might begin to chart new ways to understand the image’s relation to space, sensoriality, and digitality, as well as to develop an aesthetic sensibility attuned to the political ontology of motion, form, matter, and noise.

We invite papers that explore the concept of liquidity across a wide range of moving image media, informed by a wide range of theoretical approaches and engaging with topic including but not limited to:

* liquidity in relation to the historical coiling of race and photographic technologies
* liquidity and “post-cinematic affect”
* the aesthetics of liquidity
* liquidity and the cultural work of form
* liquidity and sound studies
* liquidity, ecocinema, and environmental humanities
* liquidity, new materialism, and posthumanism
* suspension, immersion, transduction, and diffraction as critical strategies in media scholarship and media art practice
* liquidity and feminist, queer, and trans theories
* the “object” of film studies
* liquidity of private and public spheres
* liquidity of labor
* plasticity, plasmaticity, and the evolution of the cinematic and videographic image since 1975

The Rendering (the) Visible III: Liquidity conference encourages interdisciplinarity and experimentation in the study of visuality and moving image media. We are also open to projects that play at the intersection of theory and practice.

Submit paper proposals (300–500 words), including 3-5 bibliographical sources and a brief biography by 20 October 2017.

Please direct queries to [log in to unmask] or contact conference organizers Angelo Restivo, Alessandra Raengo, Ethan Tussey, or Jennifer Barker.

Rendering (the) Visible III: Liquidity 2018 Conference is made possible through the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA), the School of Film, Media & Theatre, and the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII).

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite