NECS Conference 2021 will take place online from June 7th to 13th.
This year’s theme, Transitions: Moving Images and Bodies seeks to explore the relations between media and the forms of mobility—of people, images, narratives, and identities—that characterize our contemporary situation. The conference takes the idea of “transit” in the broadest sense as a “keyword for interpreting contemporary audio-visual media.” Mobility and migration, of course, take various forms with various levels of privilege and/or regulation. We consider this a particularly timely conference topic given the wave of rising populist nationalism in recent years, with its investment in the reinforcement of borders and the increased control of mobility, as well as the impacts (foreseeable and unforeseeable) of the global pandemic on these political trends.
Read more and discover the program here.