Film Studies Association of Canada

Association #242
Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC )
Conference dates: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add FSAC #242 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
Thinking seriously about cinema and related media means asking essential questions about culture, history, nationhood, identity, and technology. The Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) is a non-profit scholarly organization, founded in 1977, which seeks to foster and advance the study of the history and art of film and related fields in Canada and abroad. Our members are made up of professors, students, professionals, and non-specialists who employ a vast array of methodologies in their research and explorations of cinema and media: historical, theoretical, philosophical, and aesthetic. Since 1990, the organization has bi-annually published The Canadian Journal of Film Studies (CJFS), Canada’s leading academic peer-reviewed film journal. The FSAC annual conference provides a space for members to gather and share their research, test out ideas, discuss teaching practices and initiatives, catch up with old friends and network with new ones. Conference panels run every day of the event and are generally composed of a non-hierarchical mix of faculty, student, and professional speakers. Each conference bestows the Gerald Pratley Award on an outstanding graduate student who is undertaking innovative research in cinema studies that will contribute to the understanding of Canadian/Québec/Indigenous cinema both within this country and elsewhere. This year’s Pratley award winner is Nikola Stepić (PhD student in Humanities, Concordia University), whose research will be presented in a talk entitled “French Connections: Gay Male Pornography as Virtual Tourism.” Similarly, each year an internationally recognized film scholar is invited to FSAC’s annual conference to provide a keynote address at the Martin Walsh Memorial Lecture. This year’s Martin Walsh Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Mary Ann Doane (Class of 1937 Professor of Film and Media, UC Berkeley). This year’s other conference events include a launch party celebrating the CJFS and members who have published a book in the past year; a screening, roundtable, reception, and director Q&A session with award-winning BC filmmaker Nettie Wild and her film KONELINE: Our Land Beautiful (free and open to the public); and a joint reception with the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of UBC’s Department of Theatre and Film. We welcome you to register for our conference and experience the future of Film Studies in Canada!
Open events: 
Date & time Event Hosted by Series
Jun 5 -
15:00 - 17:00
Scale, the Cinematic Image and the Negotiation of Space | L’Échelle, l’Image Cinématographique et la Négociation de l’Espace Film Studies Association of Canada Association events
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 15, 2019
President's Reception: 
June 5, 2019
Program Chairs: 

Peter Lester, Brock University

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Christine Evans, The University of British Columbia


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.