ECR Symposium – Programme and Format

The format of the ECR Symposium will be similar to the SRN2021 Research Seminar Series Online, with pre-recorded presentation made available online around two weeks prior to the symposium, followed by two live Q&A panels. Ann Igelström will chair the live panels together with a researcher from the specific field under discussion. Rose Ferrell will co-chair panel 1 and Rosamund Davies will co-chair panel 2.

Here below are the main facts:

  • The pre-recorded presentations are 10-15 minutes long and will be available on the Watch & Read page on the ECR Symposium microsite two weeks prior to the live sessions. Questions can be asked directly in the comment box underneath the presentation or during the live panels on Zoom.
  • The two Live panels and Q&A will take place on 16 November, starting at 9am and 5pm (GMT) respectively. The Live panels begin with the presenters giving a 2-3 minute abstract of their pre-recorded paper presentation followed by a Q&A and general discussion. The panels will last about 50-60 minutes followed by a 30 minute ‘Happy Hour’ where the discussion can keep going as well as giving everyone a chance to network and have an informal chat.

Schedule of Live panels

Panel 1: National and international screenwriting productions, and perspectives on the text (16 November 9am GMT)

  • Fadi G. Haddad and Alexander Dhoest (Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Antwerp, Belgium), Netflix Speaks Arabic, Arabs Speak Netflix: How SVOD is Transforming Arabic Series Screenwriting
  • Tom Carter (Lancaster, UK), Transcultural Screenwriting Considerations and the British Screenwriter in South Korea
  • Fanny Van Exaerde (Lille, France), Cocteau’s Screenwriting in Testament of Orpheus
  • Carina Böhm (Adelaide, Australia), Unfiltered Storytelling – An exploration of (highly) sensitive perception for character development
  • Juliet John (Melbourne, Australia), Between Words & Images: The script in transition during pre-production

Panel 2: The Screenplay as object of study and the subjectivity of the text (16 November 5pm GMT)

  • Érica Ramos Sarmet (São Paulo, Brazil), The Useless Writing: Excess in Film Screenplays
  • Michael Welles Schock (Portland, Oregon, USA), Redefining the Character Arc through Berger & Luckmann’s The Social Construction of Reality
  • Márcio Andrade (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Prayers Out of ClosetFrom the memories of a queer childhood to a filmic letter in the search for another spirituality

Check out the full Programme, Abstracts and Bios HERE.