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November 2018

Film Studies Speaker Series: Laura McMahon (Cambridge) ‘The Turin Horse: Animal Labour and Lines of Flight’

November 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Film Studies Speaker Series: Dr. Laura McMahon (University of Cambridge) 'The Turin Horse: Animal Labour and Lines of Flight' Friday 23rd November, 4-6 PM in Arts Seminar Room 7 While critical commentary on The Turin Horse (A torinói ló, Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011) has productively explored the film’s envisaging of an apocalyptic ‘end time’, this paper seeks to add to such readings by considering the film as a reflection on labour, and on animal labour in particular. Alongside…

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PG Research Forum: Ana Maria Sapountzi & Shruti Narayanswamy

November 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for the inaugural meeting of the PG Research Forum in Film Studies. For our first session, Ph.D. students in Film Studies Ana Maria Sapountzi and Shruti Narayanswamy will share work in progress drawn from their thesis projects- Ana Maria Sapountzi will be discussing Laurence Olivier's Queer Orientations in The Prince and the Showgirl: In England in 1956, enchanted by film directing and eager to adapt material other than the Bard's for the screen, Laurence Olivier decided that his…

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January 2019

Third Annual Research Readings in Screen Studies

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gateway Boardroom, North Haugh
St Andrews, Fife United Kingdom
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Film studies faculty present work in progress.

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February 2019

Docs@The Byre: Donkeyote (Chico Pereira, 2017)

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Byre Theatre- Studio, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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Don't miss Chico Pereira's award-winning, feel-good, festival favourite Donkeyote, which, along with special guests, launches the Docs@TheByre series on 6th February, 5pm at The Byre. (Free, but ticketed. Link coming soon!)

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Speaker Series: Tyler Parks 13/2 “Positively Paranoid: Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism, Regional History, and Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighbouring Sounds (2012)”

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Positively Paranoid: Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism, Regional History, and Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighbouring Sounds (2012) Dr. Tyler Parks (University of St. Andrews) Wednesday 13th February 2019 3:00 PM Film Studies Boardroom A current strategy for art cinema revolves around engaging specific local or national issues that resonate with the experiences of international audiences. Often though, films employing this approach also prompt those spectators who can to call on knowledge of the histories that enframe the events they depict, although such historical context…

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Post-Graduate Research Forum: Cassice Last & Paddy Adamson

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The first Post-Graduate Research Forum event of 2019 will take place on Wednesday 20th February, from 3-5 in the Boardroom: Paddy Adamson will be presenting, "‘Hysterically Correct’: Counter-History and the Silent Western Comedy” and Cassice Last will be presenting, "'Icons of the Survival Era: Unpicking Survival as Brand Vs a Habit of Seeing.” Our second PG forum will take place on Wednesday 19th April and will feature Abdul Alghanem and Sophie Hopmeier!

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Green Film Festival: Screening and discussion with Adam Fish

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Byre Theatre- Studio, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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This year's Green Film Festival will open with a Screening and Discussion with Director Adam Fish, who will be showing his film Points of Presence. This event is curated and organised by Honours students on the Department's Ecocinema module, in collaboration with the Green Film Festival and with support from The Centre for Film Studies. Friday 22nd February, 5.30pm at The Byre Studio Theatre. This event is free and open to all.

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Speaker Series: Elena Gorfinkel (KCL) “Sleeping Through Cinema” 27/2/19

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Film Studies Boardroom, 99 North Street
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AD United Kingdom

"Sleeping Through Cinema"  Dr. Elena Gorfinkel (King’s College London)  Wednesday 27th February 2019  3:00 PM  Film Studies Boardroom (99 North Street) What is reproduced in and through a body's exhaustion? Considering the state of sleep as an incubator, this talk examines the domain of sleep as a field for the materialisation of alternate models of value: corporeal, sexual, and political. It examines cinematic ‘sleepworks’ such as Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel’s Somniloquies, Dane Komljen’s All the Cities of the North,…

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March 2019

Ten Years of Film Festival Studies/The Second Decade of a Burgeoning Field

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us in London to celebrate and review a decade of film festival studies at the discussion Ten Years of Film Festival Studies/The Second Decade of a Burgeoning Field, which will take place at ROOM: Mal G14, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street Building  2-4 pm on Friday, the 8th March 2019.     The event is envisioned as an open exchange between scholars and practitioners who will review the contribution that academia has made to the world of film festivals over…

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Film and Beyond Interdisciplinary Retreat: Engaging film in research, academia and the professional job market March 18th – 20th

March 18 - March 20
The Burn, Glenesk
Brechin, DD9 7YP United Kingdom
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The Film and Beyond Interdisciplinary Retreat consists of a three-day, residential workshop to be hosted at The Burn in Glenesk. The retreat is aimed at PhD students interested in incorporating film in their academic and professional careers and will provide specific guidance for the study and use of film in a variety of environments (research, teaching and the professional job market) while encouraging interdisciplinary work among PhD students. Ideas of collaboration can include, but are not limited to: Film Language…

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