BCNM at SCMS 2023

31 Jan, 2023

BCNM at SCMS 2023

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in contemporary humanities tradition. SCMS seeks to further media study within higher education and the wider cultural sphere and to serve as a resource for scholars, teachers, administrators, and the public. SCMS works to maintain productive relationships with organizations in other nations, disciplines, and areas of media study; to foster dialogue between media industries and scholars; and to promote the preservation of our film, television, and media heritage.

BCNM is proud to have students, faculty, and alumni presenting at the 2023 SCMS conference program. Here is a quick overview of the various topics our members will host:


Julia Irwin will be part of the Celluloid, Photo Morgues, and Datasets sessions focused on the Materialities of Circulating Archives Thursday, April 13, 11:00 am – 12:45 pm. Julia's presentation will focus on "Harun Farocki’s Eye/Machine I, the Enactive Archive, and Twenty-First-Century Institutional AI"

Harry Burson will be part of The Makings of Film Culture sessions that take place on Saturday, April 15, 3:00 – 4:45 pm. Harry will be giving a presentation on "Metaverse, Multiverse, Server-verse: Fantasies of Control and Connection"


Dan O'Neill is one of the presenters for the (Re)animating Ecological Thought and CounterAnimacies in Contemporary Art and Media" topics that will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 11:00 am – 12:45 pm. Dan will focus on "Reanimating Endings: Extinction's Techno-Sociality".

Abigail De Kosnik will be part of the Global Media Piracy and the every day, conference sessions on Wednesday, April 12, 5:15 – 7:00 pm, and will be presenting on "The Many Piracies of Brides of Sulu."

Kristen Whissel will be a co-chair member of The Impossibility of Dwelling in Post-World War II Cinema with a focus on Home(lessness), Race, Gender, and the Geopolitical Sphere. Kristen will also be giving a presentation on "Dispossessed: Miss Sadie Thompson 3D, Homelessness, and Postwar Empire" which takes place on Friday, April 14, 11:00 am – 12:45 pm.


Bo Ruberg will be co-chair for the Technological Mediations of Sex and Play roundtable that takes place on Wednesday, April 12 from 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Kris Fallon will be presenting "The Forensics of False Images: from Daguerre to the Deepfake” as part of the Historicizing Deepfakes and Post-Photographic Identity session taking place on Thursday, April 13 from 9:00 – 10:45 am

Ritwik Banerji will be the chair of the Sonic Matters session focusing on sound, voice, & music. Ritwik will also be presenting on "Simulated Sonic Human Sociality, Acousmatic Sound, and the Uncanny Valley" on Friday, April 14 from 4:00 – 5:45 pm

Brooke Belisle will be in the Mapping and Media Archaeology session and will be giving a presentation on "Maps, Apps, Photographs: Photogrammetry and Computation", which takes place on Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 – 11:45 am

Tory Jeffay will be presenting on "‘When the Looting Starts, the Shooting Starts’: The Racialized Origins of Police Video Surveillance", as part of the Reading Racial Representation out of the Visual Archive taking place on Friday, April 14 from 4:00 – 5:45 pm

Renée Pastel will be the chair member of the Rethinking Library Forms in Cinema taking place on Saturday, April 15 from 1:00 – 2:45 pm

For the Full Program Schedule, Click Here!