Semester Two 2017 – Intersections in Film and Media Studies

Please join us for an exciting program of fortnightly seminars, and film and television screenings this semester.

Intersections in Film and Media Studies will explore the state of contemporary screen studies and screen culture. Developments in digital technologies, as well as rapid changes in production, distribution, and consumption patterns, mean that ‘cinema’ is an increasingly fluid term that moves across platforms, genres, and textual boundaries. Screen culture is also an inescapable part of the contemporary media environment, with a plethora of media objects moving across a variety of screens, technologies, and devices. Cinema and screen studies likewise possess a fluidity that encourages interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration. This program will explore the transitional nature of contemporary screen studies and the movement of scholarship, theory, and ideas across its boundaries.

Participants are encouraged to remain afterwards for refreshments and discussion. These events are free and all are welcome, including undergraduates, postgraduates, staff and members of the public.

Tues 1st August Vellaikkaariya? – Constructing Amy Jackson, Nativity and Whiteness in Tamil Cinema Meenaatchi Saverimuttu (Macquarie)
Tues 15th August Gendered Vulnerability in Transnational Action Cinema: xXx, The Great Wall, and Kung Fu Yoga

**This talk will be held in Room 14, Level 1, City Campus Building 5, UTS 

Tim Laurie (UTS)
Tues 29th August Reframe: Considering Screens to Reconfigure Postmedia Charu Maithani (UNSW)
Tues 19th September Early Cinema’s Traffic in Sexuality: White Slave Films in Australia, 1911-1917

**This talk will be held in the Woolley Common Room, Level 4, John Woolley Building (A20), University of Sydney 

Susan Potter (USyd)
Tues 10th October  Sonic Islands on Screen: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Popular Music and Youth Culture in Contemporary Cinema Kate Bolgar Smith (University of London)
Tues 24th October New Intimate Cinema Spaces

**This talk will be held at Room T3 (Theatre 3), E7B Building, 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Macquarie University

Rebecca Lelli (Macquarie)
Tues 7th November Examining Chinese Cinema Audiences’ Opinions Through User-Generated Content: A Case Study of The Mermaid  Kai Soh (UoW)

All SSSN Events are held in Room 327, Robert Webster Building UNSW at 5pm, unless otherwise stated.

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Buses to UNSW from Central Station
UNSW Express Bus routes (890, 891, 892 and 895) run to and from Eddy Avenue, Central Station. These routes are prepay only and are fast and high frequency. Click here for the UNSW Express Bus and other bus timetables.
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  • Metrobus 10 (M10) – Leichhardt to Maroubra Junction via Anzac Parade
  • Metrobus 50 (M50) – Drummoyne to Coogee via the City, Anzac Parade and High Street.
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