Conference Report in Cinema Journal

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Read the report on Impact International conference by Daniel Fairfax published in Cinema Journal.

There are those conferences which one attends out of a sense of professional duty, those one attends because of personal obligation, and those one attends in hopes of private advancement. And then there are those conferences, rare enough in today’s dispersed academic environment, which one attends because they give off the unmistakable air of mattering, because they promise to be landmarks in the history of the field, to be sites where theories are made and remade (and sometimes unmade), where the vital discussions of the day are to be had, where participants examine and offer their views on the big picture—the current state of the discipline, how it is shaped by its past, and its future prospects.