Monthly Archives: October 2014
Midlands 3 Cities Film and Television Studies Research Seminar
Hosted by Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre
De Montfort University
Wednesdays 4pm, Clephan Building Room 2.35
To celebrate the founding of the Midlands 3 Cities DTP, the Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre is organising research seminars with representatives from each of the six universities of the DTP. Staff and research students from those institutions are invited to attend the seminar programme. The following seminars are scheduled for the autumn term.
15 OCTOBER 2014
Professor Ian Hunter (De Montfort University)
Spielberg and Adaptation
I.Q. Hunter is Professor of Film Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester, and has published widely on adaptation, cult and exploitation film, and British cinema. He is the author of British Trash Cinema (BFI/Palgrave, 2013) and has edited or co-edited 11 books, including British Science Fiction Cinema (Routledge, 1999), British Comedy Cinema (Routledge, 2012), Science Fiction Across Media (Gylphi, 2013), and six books in Pluto’s Film/Fiction series. He is currently completing Cult Film as a Guide to Life (Bloomsbury, 2015).
Dr. Claire Jenkins (University of Leicester)
Modern Families? Male anxiety and the mom-com
Claire Jenkins is Lecturer in Film and television Studies at the University of Leicester. Her research interests include the representation of gender and the family in popular film and television. She has published work on wedding dresses and romantic comedies, metrosexuality and Doctor Who, older-bird chick flicks and superhero movies. She is author of the forthcoming Home Movies: The American Family in Contemporary Hollywood (IB Tauris, 2015).
Dr. Gary Needham, (Nottingham Trent University)
The Films of Andy Warhol
Gary Needham is senior lecturer in the department of English, Culture, and Media, Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of Brokeback Mountain (Edinburgh University Press 2010) and co-editor of Warhol in Ten Takes (BFI 2013), Queer TV (Routledge 2009), and Asian Cinemas (Edinburgh University Press 2006). He is an editor of the journal Film, Fashion, and Consumption (Intellect) and series editor of American Indies (Edinburgh University Press) and Hollywood Centenary (Routlerdge). He is currently working on a book on the video work of Andy Warhol and another on the collaboration between Warhol and Edie Sedgwick.
We are delighted to invite you to an exclusive celebration on Wednesday, 5 November for an afternoon of special lectures and networking to celebrate the launch of The Leicester Media School at De Montfort University.
The School brings together more than 1,600 students, 75 experienced academics and specialist research groups from across technical and creative disciplines.
We are proud of our diverse suite of courses, ranging from music and audio technology, media design production, film and media and journalism. The courses are taught at foundation, bachelor’s and master’s levels, including PhD.
We have strong links with industry leaders, including the BBC, and many of our courses are accredited by recognised professional bodies. We produce students of the highest calibre who progress into careers with organisations including NASA and BMW.
Our guest of honour, Terry Bamber, is an established production manager and assistant director with notable credits including the last six James Bond films, World War Z and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
The order of events is:
1.45pm Official Opening, Bede Island, DMU campus
2pm Special guest lecture by Terry Bamber
3pm Leicester Media School showcase
4pm Reception Trinity House, DMU campus
Booking is essential, as places are limited. Please visit dmu.ac.uk/LMSLaunch or call 0116 257 7500 to confirm your attendance and tell us of any dietary requirements. If you are unable to attend the whole event, but would still like to participate for part of the day, please notify us when booking.
We look forward to welcoming you on campus and hope you will help us celebrate.