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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Research Events

Staff in Film regularly organise conferences, workshops, festivals and other events, which provide opportunities for exchanges between film researchers, filmmakers and the public (especially communities residing locally). These events demonstrate the value we place on networks, cross-institutional and interdisciplinary projects and enhancing public understanding of research in our fields. Upcoming and recent events include:



Every year we invite an eminent scholar to give the high-profile QM History and Film Hitchcock Lecture. In 2013, Emeritus Professor Peter Evans spoke in this series on 'Hitchcock's Dreamscapes'.

Staff, postdoctoral and postgraduate students meet three times per semester at the Film Research Seminar, to engage with presentations by visiting academics and practitioners often connected to an annual topic that coheres with departmental research projects (for example, Transnational Film in 2010-11, Iconic Images and Archives in 2011-12). Recent seminars include:

  • Richard Rushton (University of Lancaster), 'Deleuze and the End of Cinema: Contemporary Hollywood Cinema and Control Societies' (31 January 2013)

  • Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge) and Jenny Chamarette (QM) discussing Jenny's book Phenomenology and the Future of Film: Rethinking Subjectivity Beyond French Cinema (26 February 2013)

  • Robert McKay (University of Sheffield), 'Animals, Violence and Moral Agency in Post-war Cinema: Marilyn Monroe, Velma Johnston, Arthur Miller, and John Huston's The Misfits' (14 March 2013)


The department's research culture is further enhanced by Post Production [], a research forum convened several times per semester by PhD students for staff and postgraduates.



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