Pandemic Media. New Frameworks for Teaching and Research

Pandemic Media. New Frameworks for Teaching and Research

MAGIS International Film and Media Studies Spring School XVIII edition
November 10th-December 1st, Gorizia-Udine

The Covid-19 crisis has represented a turning point for the contemporary media ecologies and for the ways in which they are investigated. For these reasons and for the huge impact that this crisis has on events such as FilmForum, we decided to devote the XVIII edition of our Spring School to the major issues concerning our current situation. We have planned a completely different set: workshops and paper presentations will be replaced by online lectures to be held throughout November and the beginnings of December on Zoom. Each lecture will refer to a specific section (Cinema and Contemporary Arts, The Film and Media Heritage, Media Archaeology, Porn Studies, and Post-Cinema), focusing on several topics: the role of visual arts during the pandemic; how to teach film and media history in a period of quarantines and lockdowns, when face-to-face classes are confronted with impossible tasks; media activism, media archives, and their relationship with the pandemic condition; porn production and consumption; the new forms of media virality and contagion in the post-cinematic environment.



November 10th, 17.00-19.00

Cinema and Contemporary Arts: Moving-Image Based Art Strategies Within a Pandemic Media

November 17th, 10.00-12.00

Post-Cinema: Vulnerable Media and Mediated Intimacies in Times of Global Pandemic

November 23rd, 18.30-20.00

Porn Studies: “At Home with Pornography”: Cultural Implications of the Pandemic on Pornographic Production and Consumption

November 24th, 16.00-18.00

Media Archaeology: Pandemic Media Literacy. Notes on Digital and Archival Activism

December 1st, 15.00-18.00

The Film and Media Heritage: Time of Distance. Researching and Transmitting Film and Media History under/against Covid-19




November 10th. 9.00-12.00

ViCTOR-E Symposium: Eyewitnessing the Past? Questioning Film and Media Agency in Collective 


Gorizia, November 5th-19th