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The Charles Chaplin Conference Event

Charlie Chaplin in "The Kid"
21 - 24 July 2005
London College of Communication, London

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Alison Kirwan on +44 (0) 20 7436 7950 or email .

Event details

The British Film Institute (bfi), in conjunction with the University of Southampton and the London College of Communication, will be holding a major conference in the summer of 2005 on the work and worldwide cultural influence of Charles Chaplin.

This will coincide with the establishment of the bfi 's Charlie Chaplin Research Programme , which is designed to foster innovative research in relation to Chaplin and his contemporaries. The emphasis will be on dialogue and the bringing together of archivists, researchers and scholars from a wide range of disciplines for the presentation of papers and symposia to reassess Chaplin's impact and influence on film, the arts and modern culture. The programme is being devised and coordinated by Michael Hammond, School of Humanities , University of Southampton.

Guest speakers include:

  • David Robinson, Chaplin Biographer and Director of Cinema Muto, Pordenone Italy
  • Tom Gunning, University of Chicago
  • Jennifer Bean, University of Washington
  • Jacky Bratton Royal Holloway College, University of London
  • David Trotter, Cambridge University
  • Yuri Tsivian, University of Chicago

A full programme will include papers from an international range of scholars and archivists. Screenings will include the premiere of Chaplin Keystone Restorations presented by the bfi, Cineteca di Bologna, Lobster Films and The Libary of Congress, Washington D.C. There will be a first night reception at Wilton 's Music Hall, the oldest surviving 19th century hall in London, a gala screening and exhibition and walks round Chaplin London locations.

For further information please contact:

The Charles Chaplin Conference
c/o Alison Kirwan
British Film Institute
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN

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