Upcoming conference at San Francisco State University: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming” 

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February 9, 2023 to February 10, 2023
United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Digital Humanities, Film and Film History, Popular Culture Studies, Journalism and Media Studies



Please find below the schedule of our upcoming conference, to be held next week Febuary 9 & 10. This is a hybrid event. Make sure to register in advance for the online modality. 


“Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming” 

24th Annual Cinema Studies Graduate Conference Schedule

School of Cinema, San Francisco State University

February 9 and 10, 2023

In-person (Fine Arts 448) & Online (Registration Required)


Day 1

[12:30-12:40 pm] Opening remarks: Dr. Elizabeth Ramírez-Soto (Assistant Professor, SFSU) and Ben Lazar (MA candidate, SFSU)

[12:45-2:15 pm] Panel 1: The streaming audience member: new modes of interactivity (moderated by Dr. Mihaela Mihailova, Assistant Professor, SFSU)

The cult follower: the ultimate film preservationist and revisionist?-Daniel Felipe Moreno (SFSU) 

Netflix Interactive Specials, Video Games and the Future of Television-Mickey Randle (NYU)

Phenomenology of game live streaming culture: the ‘ludospectator’ and the reconstruction of a hybrid, fluid and unstable identity-Ricardo Retez (IULM- University of Milan)

[2:15-2:25 pm] Break

[2:30-4:30 pm] Panel 2: Transcending borders and mediums in streaming (moderated by Dr. Steve Choe, Associate Professor, SFSU)

Generating Grain: Digital Cinema as Data Deployment-Josh Park (SFSU)

Sovereignty Online: The Online Streaming Act as a Case Study in Canadian Film Policy-Thomas Dickson (Simon Fraser University)

The long tail of streaming meets the telenovela: Netflix, Globoplay, and the Brazilian market- Anaurelino Negri, Roberto Tietzmann (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul)

Out-flexing Netflix et al.?: The rise of local OTT platforms and their role in the development of the screen industry in Zambia- Elastus Mambwe (University of Cape Town)

[4:30-6:00 pm] Reception

Day 2

[12:30-2:20] Panel 3: The affective life of streaming subjects (moderated by Dr. Aaron Kerner, Professor, SFSU)

Bringing Up Reborn Baby: Rancière, the Matrixial and Lifelike Baby Dolls -Elizabeth Hogenson (UC Santa Barbara) 

“Eat with Boki”: The Strange Allure of Mukbang-Birdy Wei-ting Hung (SFSU)

Fantastical Finds: Netflix Original Series and the Fan Cultures that Grow Around Them-Julie Huynh Hang (University of Windsor)

Streaming Queer in the Digital Space: The Case of GagaOOLala-Yayu Zheng (USC)

[2:20-2:30] Break

[2:30-3:45 pm] Keynote: Old Keywords for the New Streaming Era- Dr. Juan Llamas-Rodríguez (Assistant Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania)

[3:50-4:00] Closing remarks 


Register here for virtual attendance: https://tinyurl.com/46rm4eck

Attend here in person: 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Building 448

Contact: sfsuconference@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

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