QMUL Film Studies Postgraduate Conference

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We are pleased to announce the first annual QMUL Film Studies Postgraduate Conference. Please join us as our PhD candidates showcase their current research. Full abstracts will be posted shortly.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

2:00-3:00: Welcome/ Panel 1

–Adam Plummer: “The British Trauma Film: The Cultural Circulation of Psychoanalysis in the aftermath of the Second World War”

–Tashi Petter: “Sponsored silhouettes- the advertising films of Lotte Reiniger”

3:00-3:30: Tea Break

3:30-4:30: Panel 2

–Lisa Duffy: “Projections of desire: Impossible gender constructions in musical fantasy montages”

–Cathy Lomax: “‘Not a Good Likeness’: Anxiety, Idealisation and Disappointment in Painted Representations of Vivien Leigh”

4:30-5:00: Comfort break

5:00-6:00: First Year PhD showcase (participant information to follow)

–Keynote address: Dr. Lavinia Brydon (University of Kent): “Seaside Spectacles: Visual Pleasure and the British Coastline”

6:00-7:00: Drinks reception

All talks will be held in the Hitchcock Cinema, ArtsOne Building, Mile End campus.

Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance at Eventbrite.

All welcome!


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