Congratulations to 2nd year PhD student, Shruti Narayanswamy, whose piece on PK Nair, the former director of the National Film Archive of India, has been published on the Sight and Sound website. As well as the valuable discussion of Nair’s background, work and legacy (co-written with Tim Concannon), you can […]
We are delighted to announce the Russo Brothers MLitt Scholarship for the academic year 2017-2018. The successful applicant will receive a full Home/EU fee waiver (equivalent to £7500) for study in the MLitt programme during the coming academic year. All applications received before 1 April 2017 will be considered for the scholarship funding. The St Andrews MLitt in […]
We are delighted to see four publications from our department shortlisted for BAFTSS Publication Awards! Congratulations go to Tom Rice, whose White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan has been listed for best monograph; to Dina Iordanova and Jean-Michel Frodon, whose Cinemas of Paris has been […]
In an article on Policy Forum, Dr Dennis Hanlon and Souraj Dutta explain how Hindi film producers and directors have bowed to a new kind of threat from a far-right Hindu nationalist party by endorsing bans on employing Pakistani talent and screening of films in which they are featured.
Huffington Post critic Thomas Gladysz has named The Promise of Cinema one of the “Best Film Books of 2016.” In Gladysz’s words: “It is a stunning anthology, and a stunning achievement, and as such qualifies it as the film book of the year.”
Robert Burgoyne gave a lecture entitled “Forms of Time and Chronotope in the Wall Street Film” at Cinepoetics, Center for Advanced Film Studies in Berlin. The talk, which took place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, focused on the mediality of the Wall Street film, connecting and contrasting the utopian sense […]
Tom Rice has written an opinion piece for The Guardian, entitled “Linking Trump to the Ku Klux Klan risks boosting a rump organisation.” Based on his research on the KKK, Tom was approached to write on the possible rise of a new Klan in American politics.
On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Robert Burgoyne participated in a workshop on Genre and Affect at Cinepoetics, with co-participants Warren Buckland and David Rodowick. Professor Burgoyne’s presentation was entitled “Genre Memory, Generational Memory, and Affect in the Contemporary War Film.
Robert Burgoyne was interviewed by the Spanish language economics newspaper, Expansion, about his presentation in Pamplona on the ‘Image of Global Finance in Film,’ an event that took place on October 21, 2016. The three day workshop, at The University of Navarre, was an interdisciplinary exchange, with scholars from the […]
Michael Cowan’s latest book The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory 1907-1933 (co-edited with Nicholas Baer and Anton Kaes) was nominated for the prestigious Willy Haas Award at the Cinefest International Festival of German Film Heritage in Hamburg. Dr. Cowan previously won this award in 2014 for his monograph Walter Ruttmann and […]