SOAS University of London

SOAS China Institute

Socialist Feeling

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald
Prof. Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (University of Lincoln & UNSW)

Date: 30 April 2018Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 30 April 2018Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3

Type of Event: Talk

This seminar is free and open to the public.  No registration is required, however, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.


This talk will look at the exploratory start in Professor Donald's new project with colleague Zheng Yi. Yi and Prof. Donald have previously researched middle-class sensibility (resulting in Zheng's book on print culture in my media and change series, and three co-written articles on gender, education choices, and Maoism as a contemporary paradigm to Bourdieu).

Their new work revisits arts and media of the 1950s, asking what were the emotional structures that made such works resonate? The argument refers also to fieldwork carried out through my later project on posters and memory-work, where older people reminisced about their youth as figured through media. This present talk will lay out the bones of our project for discussion, and will also address fieldwork planned for early 2018. 


Stephanie Hemelryk Donald is Distinguished Professor of Film at the University of Lincoln and immediate ex-Future Fellow at UNSW, Sydney. Recent books include There's No Place Like Home: Child Migrants in World Cinema (2017), and Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema: Borders and Encounters (2017).

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