BAFTSS SIG Newsletter. October 2020. Issue 3. Updates, forthcoming events, reports, CFPs and Funding opportunities for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies’ research network of Special Interest Groups. To join a SIG please sign up through the BAFTSS Membership pages. For information on specific events, please contact the SIG conveners.

added 9th November 2020

Colour and Film SIG Panel Convener required: if you would like to convene the official Colour and Film SIG Panel (3 -4 short presentations, a discussion panel or workshop) for the BAFTSS Conference 2021 on Time and the Body in Film and Television Studies 7th-9th April 2021 then please contact SIG Organisers Sarah Street (University of Bristol) and Liz Watkins (University of Leeds) at

SIG Funding is available to support inclusion of speakers that do not currently hold BAFTSS membership in research and discussion panels organised by SIGs.

added 23 October 2020

Call for Posters: BAFTSS PGR Research Poster Showcase. The BAFTSS Executive Committee would like to invite postgraduate members to showcase their doctoral research during the BAFTSS 2021 Conference on ‘Time and the Body in Film, TV, and Screen Studies’ 7th-9th April 2021.

The BAFTSS PGR Research Poster Showcase and Conference will be online, hosted by BAFTSS and the University of Southampton Centre for International Film Research (CIFR). We will host a display of research posters on the BAFTSS website. A prize of £100 will be offered to the research poster that is considered to be most successful by an online ballot of conference delegates.Please see some examples of successful research posters, the winning posters of 2018, 2019, and the short listed posters and recipient of the BAFTSS 2020 Postgraduate Research Poster Showcase prize on our website. Read more…

Closing date Main Conference: 1st December 2020. Closing date PGR Research Poster Showcase: Monday 8th February 2021.

added 10th October 2020

CFP: Time and the Body in Film, TV and Screen Studies, BAFTSS 9th Annual Conference. 7th-9th April 2021 (online).

The conference is hosted by the University of Southampton Centre for International Film Research (CIFR), and takes as its theme ‘Time and the Body in Film, Television and Screen Studies’. In focusing on time and the body, the conference seeks to bring attention to two elemental components of the physical world, whose manifestation in moving image media is however always dependent upon technological, cultural and artistic determinants. The conference invites submissions for papers or practice-based research on any aspect of time and/or the body, whether human, social or otherwise, in Film, Television and Screen Studies.

The conference invites submissions for papers or practice-based research on any aspect of time and/or the body, whether human, social or otherwise, in Film, Television and Screen Studies. These might include:

  • how different treatments of time and the body vary according to historical, national or regional context, technology or exhibition space;
  • how special visions of time and the body distinguish art and entertainment, helping define different varieties of genre;
  • how categories of pleasure and punishment, love and labour, work, class, care, production and reproduction are each experienced; and
  • how stardom and performance, action and pace, haptics, spectacle and contemplation, each involve particular understandings of temporal or corporeal properties.
  • how time and the body help us rethink the relationship between nature and culture, or contain a political potential in areas as diverse as futurism and nostalgia, biopolitics or ecology, or with regards to how time and the body are gendered, sexed and raced. Read more

Deadline for convened panels of three to four presenters, workshops, discussion panels, and individual papers: 1st December 2020.

added 1 October 2020

CFP: Color/Pigment Graduate Workshop (Pennsylvania, 9-13 Aug 2021) State College, Pennsylvania, USA, August 9 – 13, 2021. Deadline: Dec 14, 2020. The Department of Art History at Penn State University is seeking applications from doctoral students in art history and related disciplines for the week-long workshop, Virtual/Material: Color/Pigment.

DEADLINE and SUBMISSION: Applications for Virtual/Material: Color/Pigment are due via email to by 11:59 pm EST on Monday, December 14, 2020. For full details of eligibility and applications materials see website. Award notifications will be sent in late February. Read More…

added 9th October 2020

Online Lecture Series:Color in Asian Art: Material and Meaning‘, Asian Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum. Free with Registration.

Dimensions of color and pigment in Asian art will be explored in eight talks—from ritual and cultural exchange, to technical innovation and changing artistic practices. When has use of bold colors been considered excessive—and when brilliant and enlivening? Join us for a spectrum of talks on colors produced from the earth, sea, fire, plants, and insects. Free registration to receive a link to these zoom webinars. read more…


added 17th September 2020

Announcement: New Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema blog piece on ‘Colour Costume Design’ by Sarah Street. The piece offers intriguing observations on the work of Joan Bridge and Elizabeth Haffenden for ‘Colour Costume Design’ on The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969; shot in Eastmancolor-based DeLuxe). Bridge in particular was more frequently associated with colour consultancy work for British Technicolor films read more

added 25th August 2020

Special Issue: ‘Politics of Colour Media’ Frames Cinema Journal issue 17, Summer 2020.

added 21st July 2020

BAFTSS Special Interest Group Newsletter, Issue 2, May 2020. is now online

Themed Playlist: Rainbow of Colour, University of St Andrews initiative. 30th April 2020.