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Titanic Study Day Event

Titanic leaves Southampton, 1912
10:00 - 16:00
21 April 2012
Avenue Campus, University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Kirsty McLean on 02380 59 4514 or email .

Event details

Coinciding with the centenary of the departure of the Titanic on her fateful voyage from Southampton and her sinking on 15 April 1912, this cultural day will explore the rich cultural history of the retelling of the ship’s story in literary and cinematic form, and across many different cultural contexts.

Filmic representations range from a silent German movie made only weeks after the disaster to James Cameron's epic from 1997, with a number of British, American, and European productions in between. The cultural day will also explore a number of wider issues relating to the connections between maritime history and the cinema.


9.30am onwards: Registration and tea/coffee
10am: Welcome
10.05: Tony Kushner: 'Jews and Titanic: From Iceberg to Goldberg'
10.45 - 11am: Coffee
11am: Tim Bergfelder: 'The International Reception of the Titanic Disaster in Literature, Art, and Film'
12pm:  Kevin Donnelly: 'Titanic, Music, Film'
1pm-1.45pm: Lunch
1.45pm: Screening of  Titanic (US/1953, directed by Jean Negulesco), with an introduction by Michael Williams, followed by coffee, and plenary discussion
4pm: Close

Places are limited, so book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Charges are:

£25 including lunch and refreshments
£20 concessions (UoS students, staff, alumni; over 65's; friends of Parkes)


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