Nevertheless, there is always someone who has the strength and generosity to write a fine summary of the Conference. In this case, the author is not “someone” but one of the key-speakers, David Bordwell.
This is the ending sentence of Bordwell’s post:
I think, that they [the academics and practitionairs who attended the Conference] are posing questions at a level of sophistication that my 1960s cohort couldn’t have envisioned. Despite what the cynics say, there is progress in academic work.
Just as well!
I encourage to read the full post.
By the way, I have published the paper that I read at the third annual Conference last year, in Copenhagen: Screenwriting Research: History, Theory and Practice. The title is a little bit provocative: The Practical Value of Theory: Teaching Aristotle’s Poetics to Screenwriters. I would love to get feedback, if someone has the patience of reading it.