Southern Screens Symposium presented by Dr Antonio Traverso
School of Media, Culture & Creative Arts
Faculty of Humanities
The Centre for Culture & Technology
Every day hundreds of people travel back and forth between southern countries, including Australia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, New Zealand, and South Africa; and with people travel culture, experiences, memories and images. The Southern Screens project takes on a transversal South-South approach to the study of visual culture in transnational, transcultural and geopolitical contexts. It seeks to create conditions for the generation, sharing and circulation of new knowledge that is both southern and about the South as a specific kind of material and imaginary territory (or territories). It does so through the study of the southern hemisphere's screen cultures, addressing the broad spectrum of cultural expression in both traditional and new screen media, including film, television, video, digital, interactive, and online and portable technologies.
Scholars from Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa contribute to this bilingual (English and Spanish), interdisciplinary symposium, addressing the general theme ‘Transnational zones and transcultural histories on the screens of the South’ through applications of media studies, cultural studies and social science methodologies to common topics.
Antonio Traverso Curtin University