2019 Undergraduate Symposium

In 2019 the SSSN ran its first Undergraduate Symposium featuring papers by Film Studies students at UNSW. In recognising the new and emerging voices of undergrad film students, the symposium explored the diverse approaches to screen studies across two sessions.

The discussions at the end of each session were chaired by the 2019 Undergraduate Representatives, Debbie Zhou and Katherine Zheng.

The event was held in Room 327, Robert Webster Building, UNSW at 4.30pm.

Session 1: Sexuality and hyperreality in the comedy 

Monroe v Tomlin: Is female comedy always about sexuality?Phoebe Chan
(UNSW)
Mad World: Hyperreality and the Neurotic ComicAmanda Cataldo
(UNSW)

Session 2: The other-worldly possibilities of film

Transnational and transcultural border crossing
of the ‘onryo’in the horror films of Takashi Shimizu
Alex Malcolm
(UNSW)
Hearing Chris Marker’s WorldMelvin Kwong
(UNSW)
‘Tales of little people’: Subalternity and postcolonial
power in Djibril Diop Mambéty’s‘La petite vendeuse de Soleil (1999)
Surabhi Naik
(UNSW)
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