Thursday, November 15th

2pm – 4pm Ethnographic Research in Media Studies: Practice, Methodology, and Ethics for Fieldwork (registration-only pre-event workshop in cooperation with Concordia FSDA) @ GEM Lab

  • With Vicki Mayer (Communication, Tulane University), Joshua Neves (CURC, Film Studies, Concordia University), Alessandra Renzi (Communications, Concordia)

6pm – 8pm Keynote (Chair: Patrick Brodie) @ EV 6.720

  • Vicki Mayer, “Fun and Loathing in Media Studies: Notes from the Field”


Friday, November 16th

10am – 10:20am Registration @ EV 6.720

10:20am – 10:45am Opening Remarks (Conference Collective) @ EV 6.720

10:45am – 12:30am Putting Digital Media to Work: Reclaiming Political Praxis at the University of Southern California (Chair: Ylenia Olibet) @ EV 6.720

  • Jake Bohrod, “Embracing Digital Praxis: Media Studies and the Rhetoric of Productivity”
  • William Russell, “Documentary Short: Academic Storm”
  • Tom DePaola, “Academic Capitalism, Contingent Labour, and the Digital Interfaces of Creative Class Urbanism”

12:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch (on your own)

2:30pm – 4:15pm Documenting Resistance: Filmmaking Practices, Universities, and Activism (Chair: Mark Barber) @ EV 6.720

  • Gino Canella, “Documentary Filmmaking as Creative Research and Public Scholarship”
  • Sherry Millner and Ernest Larsen, “Migrant Struggle, Resistance Media and Tactical Illegalism”

4:45pm – 6:15pm Keynote (Chair: Corina MacDonald) @ LB 322

  • Charles Acland, “Two Steves Go to Hollywood: The Media Work of Bannon and Mnuchin”

8:30pm – 10:30pm screening + talk @ la lumière collective (7080 rue Alexandra)

  • Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier, “The Labour of ‘Un-forgetting’: Co-Creating Documentary with Indigenous Communities”


Saturday, November 17th

9:30am – 11:15am The Precarity of Media Workers: Anthropological Perspectives (Chair: Giuseppe Fidotta) @ EV 6.720

  • Mariz Kelada, “Behind the Scene/Seen: Technical Workers and the of the Political Economy of the Film Industry in Egypt”
  • Mirjam Gollmitzer, “Self-marketing, subsidizing, starting anew: Interns’ and young freelancers’ responses to precarity in journalism”
  • Craig Berggold, “Precarious Cultures: I don’t have time!”

11:30am – 1:15pm Affective Labour and Youth: City-Based and Educational Networks of Creative Industries (Chair: Lola Rémy) @ EV 6.720

  • Nina Morena, “The Freelance Copywriter: Precarious Labour, and the Feminist ‘Girl Power’ Myth”
  • Claudia Sicondolfo, “’Fille-‘ing Space: Reflections on Lived Labour Affects of Emerging and Feminist Film and Media Production in Toronto”
  • David Leblanc, “Precarity Pipeline: Failing Students of the Digital Games Industry”

1:15pm – 2:15pm Lunch (at venue)

2:15pm – 4pm Media Workers as Disruptive Innovators: Communal Labour Against Industrial Productivity (Chair: Egor Shmonin) @ EV 6.720

  • Jonathan Petrychyn, “Reproductive Labours of Love: Queer Theory, Activist Cinema, Knowledge Production”
  • Kevin Howley, “Creativity, Collaboration Camp; Connection: Towards A Coalition Model of Media Praxis”
  • Kay Dickinson, “Supply Chain Media, Supply Chain Education”

4:15pm – 5:45pm Keynote (Chair: Sima Kokotovic) @ EV 6.720

  • Alexandra Juhasz, “My VHS AIDS Archives: Confessions from the field of queer feminist media praxis”


8:30pm Closing Party @ Coop Les Récoltes (1681 St Denis street)