Circuits of Cinema 2017 Conference

A HoMER Network Conference
on the History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception
Hosted by the Circuits of Cinema Project
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
22 to 24 June 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)
Pre-Conference 21 June 2017: Mapping Movies “data-sharing” workshop

We are hosting 100 presentations by authors of research on movie and other media distribution, from all eras and places.

VIEW the Final Programme (16 June 2017)

VIEW a catalogue of presenters’ recent books (most will be on sale at Ryerson Campus Store during the conference)

Circuits of Cinema will be a forum for presentations of historicized or comparative research on movie distribution and media infrastructures of cultural exchange. Presenters should foreground the mechanics and conditions that allow cinema to happen, and should scrutinize the planning and negotiations too often hidden in back offices and filing cabinets. Presenters at Circuits of Cinema will collectively provide a spectrum of critical analysis on aspects of media distribution ranging from classical Hollywood’s global circulation, to histories of local and regional film circuits, to conditions in today’s networked media spaces.

Panels are organized into three sub-themes:

  • Chains of Command: Patterns behind Hollywood’s Standard Practices
  • Transformative Distribution: Inter-Cultural, Diasporic and Transnational Circuits
  • Distributing Alternatives: Circuits to the Social, Aesthetic and Economic Margins

New Terrain Keynote Panels | Leading Research by Emerging & Senior Scholars   

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Members of the Circuits of Cinema Project:
Paul S. Moore, Ryerson University
Jessica L. Whitehead, York and Ryerson Universities
Sébastien Caquard, Concordia University
Deb Verhoeven, Deakin University
Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, University of Texas-Austin
Jeffrey Klenotic, University of New Hampshire

(Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Connection Grant 2016-611-0515 and Insight Grant 435-2015-0917)