Tue 22nd November 2011 17:15 to 19:00
This talk will probe the historical significance of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar - a unique, intensive gathering and one of the oldest continuously running events for independent film in the world - as a nodal point for the development of documentary, poetic activism and the international public media sector.
Fri 18th November 2011
The continual process of re-reading and re-formulating images of the past influences the way both scholarship and society as a whole formulate and understand identities. This conference seeks to examine the collective focus of our varied disciplines on perceptions and utilizations of the past.
Tue 15th November 2011 17:15 to 19:00
On what basis does the spectator come to believe in the historical persons depicted in historical fictions like the biopic? This question will be explored through reference to Colin Firth's portrayal of George VI in Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (2010).
Fri 11th November 2011 15:00 to 16:00
Professor Richard Dyer will be answering Film Studies PhD Student's questions as part of the Ask an Academic series.
Mon 7th November 2011 09:15 to 18:00
This day-long workshop, organised by the Scottish Film Festival Scholars Network, run by the Centre for Film Studies and funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, will feature film festival scholars and practitioners from across Scotland.
Sun 6th November 2011 19:30 to 22:30
Veteran Serbian director Želimir Žilnik, famed for his bravery in speaking out about political repression, is coming to St Andrews to present his latest film, The Old School of Capitalism, courtesy of the Centre for Film Studies
Tue 1st November 2011 17:15 to 19:00
Thus far eco-critique has been largely textual and to some extent generic but the ambition of eco-criticism needs to be much broader and deeper. This talk will argue that the history of mediations between population and environment is intrinsic to the forms of media we are confronted with today. The talk will use Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011) as a platform from which to launch a discussion of the new configurations, and to help as a guide in a green analysis of mediation in the 21st century.
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