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Southampton goes to Hollywood

Published: 1 April 2010

Film academics from Southampton joined scholars from around the world in Los Angeles in March 2010 for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference.

The event was a chance to share the latest reasearch and Southampton University had seven film specialists attending to present papers, network with colleagues and publishing contacts and conduct research in the city's archives. 

The University was represented by Tim Bergfelder, Lucy Mazdon, Catherine Wheatley and Michael Williams from Film, along with Shelley Cobb, Michael Hammond, and Linda Ruth Williams from English. Film’s team all gave papers at the conference. Michael discussed research from his forthcoming book on classicism and silent stardom, while Tim and Lucy chaired panels on cosmopolitanism in cinema and Franco-British cinematic relations.

Already the largest event of its kind, this year's conference held even greater significance not only because it took place so close to Hollywood, but also in marking the culmination of SCMS's fiftieth anniversary celebrations.

In 2011, the conference will be held in New Orleans, and our Film academics and postgraduate students will once more be flying the flag for Southampton.





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