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Dr. Helen Wheatley wins Best Monograph and Dr. Julie Lobalzo-Wright wins Best Edited Collection at BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) awards

The Dept. of Film and Television Studies are very proud to announce that two members of staff were award winners at the recent BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) awards. Dr. Helen Wheatley's book 'Spectacular Television' won Best Monograph and Lucy Bolton and Julie Lobalzo Wright won Best Edited Collection for 'Lasting Screen Stars'.

Find out more and see the full list of winners here:

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Sun 23 Apr 2017, 23:30 | Tags: staff News Publications Research impact Research news

The Projection Project at Flatpack Film Festival 2017 - 'Is That A Woman In The Box?' on Apr 9

From the ‘projectionettes’ of the two world wars right up to the present day, this audio-visual talk by Dr Rebecca Harrison (University of Glasgow) and Dr Richard Wallace (University of Warwick) will reveal the hidden history of the women who have worked in this typically masculine space.

When we think of cinema projectionists our mind might conjure up images of Buster Keaton wrapped in celluloid, or Alfredo chopping out kisses in Cinema Paradiso. Very rarely do we imagine that the person working away in the box behind us might be a woman, and yet there have been female projectionists throughout the history of British cinema.

On Sunday April 9th, The Projection Project will present this talk as part of Flatpack Film Festival 2017. Taking place in the Flatpack Hub (97 Smallbrook Queensway, + Google Map ) from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.

Find out more and book your tickets here:


Wed 29 Mar 2017, 16:39 | Tags: engagement staff projection project News Research impact

Jose Arroyo speaks about UNCLE HOWARD and the AIDS generation for Shout Festival in Birmingham

Appearing as part of Birmingham LGBT & SHOUT Festival's LGBT History Month Festival, on Friday 24th of February Jose Arroyo gave a talk on ‘the AIDS Generation’, exploring the history of the AIDS Crisis in the 1980s and its representation on screen. This was followed by a screening of 2016 critically-acclaimed documentary ‘Uncle Howard’ depicting the life and work of 1980s film-maker Howard Brookner.

Sat 25 Feb 2017, 10:06 | Tags: engagement, staff, Research impact

Karl Schoonover in conversation at Oxford

Karl Schoonover (Warwick) and Elena Lombardi (Italian, Balliol College, Oxford) discuss how urban space and Rome's redevelopment appear in De Sica's classic neorealist film Bicycle Thieves (1948).
This is part of the Cities on Film series at Oxford University, supported by the Oxford Forum and Stanford University Centre in Oxford

4 – 7pm | Thursday 16 February
Stanford House, 65 High Street, Oxford

Films about cities are both part of modern urban experience and a mode of our reflecting on that experience. Over the last century both cinema and cities have been in flux. What have we learned from films that explore cities? About cities? About films? About tradition? About modernity? About fantasy? About reality? About beauty? About ugliness? About living? About ourselves? About making sense or nonsense of any or all of these? In this series of Film events, the Oxford Forum and Stanford University Centre in Oxford are showing entrancing films about cities, followed by dialogues and discussion.

Thu 16 Feb 2017, 10:27 | Tags: engagement staff Events News Research impact Research news

Dr. Paul Cuff features on new BFI Napoleon Blu-ray/DVD

The British Film Institute has released a momentus new restoration of Abel Gance's masterpiece Napoleon (1927) on Blu-ray/DVD, and Department Associate Fellow Dr. Paul Cuff, who is a world-leading expert on the film, features heavily in the extras: including an essay on the film, an interview with composer Carl Davis, and a full-length audio commentary (which at 332 minutes, we believe may be a record for a single film).

Find out more about the release here:

Wed 28 Dec 2016, 15:20 | Tags: media News Research impact Research news

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