I jealously watched from afar as details about all of the amazing radio-themed conference papers were revealed in advance of this year’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Chicago. Now there is plenty of time to plan ahead for the 2014 confab in Seattle. In fact, radio scholars are encouraged to submit paper and panel proposals before the August 30 deadline. The conference, which takes place March 19 through March 23, 2014 in Seattle, will explore a huge array of topics in cinema and media studies.
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies has a Radio Studies Scholarly Interest Group, whose mission “is to increase the profile of humanities-based radio studies within the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and to help make the SCMS conference and Cinema Journal more welcoming venues for scholarly work on radio.” Based on this year’s event, I would say the group has already succeeded in its mission.