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Centre for Interdisciplinary Film & Visual Culture Research (IFVCR)

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Film & Visual Culture Research (IFVCR) at Cardiff University brings together the whole range of scholars whose work focuses on any of the many aspects of film and visual culture research.

It aims to foster and strengthen the film and visual culture research community, to support cross-School and interdisciplinary collaborations, research projects and PhD supervisions, and to provide a platform for airing and sharing all of the film and visual culture research that is carried out across the many Schools of Cardiff University.

Jazz and Cinema Conference 2013

1st – 2nd November
Cardiff University | Cardiff | United Kingdom

The conference will gather academic scholars and others with an interest in the relationship between jazz and cinema from across a range of disciplines.

We are looking for papers from a dynamic range of approaches: theoretical, historical, industrial, music aesthetic or technological analysis that fit into the theme of “Jazz and Cinema”.

Possible themes could include:

  • Analysis of the use of pre-existing jazz recordings to soundtrack films
  • Analysis of purpose-made jazz soundtracks
  • The social implications of the use of jazz in cinema
  • The historical development of jazz in cinema
  • Jazz musicians on the screen, an exploration of jazz musicians’ appearances in film Other topics around the broader theme of Jazz & Cinema are also invited for submission.

We are delighted to confirm our keynote speaker will be Dr. Nicolas Pillai from Warwick University. Dr. Pillai is currently researching jazz in British film and television, as well as teaching more widely on music and visual culture.

He has given papers on European jazz culture as an invited speaker at the National Jazz Archive and at Rollins College, Florida.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in The Soundtrack special issue on jazz and cinema.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please send an 300 words abstract for a 20 minutes paper and a short bio. to

Deadline for abstract submission: 1st June 2013

Successful submissions will be notified by 1st July 2013

This conference is hosted by Centre for Interdisciplinary Film & Visual Culture Research (IFVCR) at School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.

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