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FilmPart of Humanities

‘Reconsidering Film and Cultural Studies’ Seminar

Origin: 
Centre for International Film Research
Time:
16:00 - 18:00
Date:
5 December 2017
Venue:
Lecture Theatre B Avenue Campus Faculty of Humanities University of Southampton SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Dr Shelley Cobb at S.Cobb@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Part of the Film Research Seminar Series 2017-18. All welcome.

Abstract

The emergence of Cultural Studies, its application in film analysis and its reluctant inclusion in the the broader Film Studies canon have often relied on misunderstandings of its purpose. However, this protracted dialectic between both Cultural Studies and Film Studies may also suggest that both traditional theoretical frameworks are no longer conducive for an investigation of contemporary film.

In this seminar, through a retrospective analysis that engages with historical debates within Film Studies, pedagogy and Cultural Studies, a range of provocations and exemplars are offered to advance new modes of film analysis that rely on a deeper comprehension of functions both within and beyond the text, through concepts that engage with the socio-cultural phenomenons of the present time. This will be offered through a number of contemporary case studies that invite discussions of ideology, ethics, film realism and cultural representation.

Speaker information

Dr Clive James Nwonka, London School of Economics. Research Fellow in Film Studies. Clive's work explores issues of realism and representation in British, European and American cinema, and the institutional frameworks of the British film industry. These areas are underpinned by a mixed resource of film theory, politics, sociology and cultural studies, situating textual analysis within contemporary sociopolitical debates. His published research includes writings on contemporary social realism, Black British cinema, film and architecture, allegory, and UK film policy.

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