Post-Truth and the Moving Image

Alternative Memories, Disputed Spaces, and Contradictory Narratives


The Twelfth Tel Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies



Tel Aviv, Israel, 4-6 June 2018
CFP deadline: 1 January 2018


Call for papers


Film, television, and new media theory has long challenged accepted notions and distinctions having to do with truth, fiction, realism, and documentary. It has taught us that our reality is mediated and constructed and that the memories we inherit, the places we inhabit, and the identities we assume are permeated by incongruous histories and meanings. Can the study of moving images now help us navigate and act in spaces where there is no agreement on the state of things or things stated and the labels “truth” and “fake” seem to have little to do with correspondence to facts or coherence?

The Twelfth Tel Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television is devoted to exploring the moving image and its history in relation to “fake news,” “alternative facts,” blatant fallacies, demonstrable lies, and siloed information feeds.
Presentations may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
All sessions will be held in English.

Please submit an abstract (up to 300 words) and 3—5 bibliographical sources as well as a short CV to the colloquium program committee at cineconf@post.tau.ac.il by 1 January 2018.



The Tel Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies traditionally offers an opportunity for scholars from around the world to meet and discuss timely themes from a variety of theoretical approaches. Selected colloquia papers have been published in academic journals and books.


For additional information please contact us at: cineconf@post.tau.ac.il.

Colloquium Committee: Ilan Avisar, Nitzan Ben-Shaul, Régine-Mihal Friedman, Nurith Gertz, Boaz Hagin, Sandra Meiri, Judd Ne'eman, Gal Raz, Raz Yosef, Anat Zanger

Colloquium Coordinators: Tomer Fischer and Shlomo Oz Uziel