Established and Emerging Global Screen Cultures: Gender, Reproductions and Contemporary Cinemas
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Russell Square: College Buildings
About this event
The Centre for Film Studies at SOAS presents our First Postgraduate Symposium
Free and open to everyone.
As the number of departments of screen cultures continues to grow around the world and the field itself expands, new topics of research are developing whilst established angles retain their significance. For instance, digital multi-platforms add a new dimension to the discipline while questions of representation and cultural identity continue to engage academics worldwide. Furthermore, we are witnessing ever growing interactions amongst and between new geographies and established screen cultures that lead to an array of articulations that problematize our presuppositions concerning patterns of production, distribution and consumption of audio-visual products.
Against this backdrop, this event hosted by SOAS' Centre for Film Studies celebrates the heterogeneity of intradisciplinarity. This symposium brings together a kaleidoscope of academic approaches by addressing issues covering national, transnational and global concerns, which not only discuss a wide variety of spatial relations but also cover a diverse conglomeration of temporally specific contexts. In this way, the papers presented work to open a dialogue between case studies of world cinema, and explore their commonalities and particularities as well as their connections and dissociations.
10:00 – 10:15 Opening Remarks
10:15 – 11:00 Keynote Speaker: Professor Katsuyuki Hidaka (Ritsumeikan University)
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45 Panel: The Female Body, National Identity and Power
Chair: Dr Rachel Harrison
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:15 Panel: Transcultural Reproduction and Adaptation in Global Screen Cultures
Chair: Dr Lindiwe Dovey
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Panel: Influences and Challenges in Contemporary Cinemas
Chair: Professor Rachel Dwyer
17:00 Closing Remarks
Organiser: SOAS Centre for Film Studies
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