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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

World Cinema and Cosmopolitics Research Group seminar: Professor Stephanie Dennison [Leeds] 'Remapping World Cinemas: Brazilian Cinema and the Global Screen'

10th November 2016, 11:00, A29, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University

The event is organized as part of the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) programme.

Abstract:
Stephanie Dennison’s talk is part of her “work-in-progress” investigation in the perspectives of World Cinema in the 21st century. After a brief overview of the forthcoming Routledge Companion to World Cinema, which she co-edits, Professor Dennison will focus on the methodological challenges that the concept of World Cinema faces today, after which she will turn to contemporary Brazilian cinema as a case study.


Speaker Bio:
Stephanie Dennison is a Professor of Brazilian Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. She founded the Centre for World Cinema at Leeds and co-edited Remapping World Cinema (2006) with Song Hwee Lim. She is co-author with Lisa Shaw of several books in English on Brazilian and Latin American cinema, including Brazilian National Cinema (2007). In 2013 she edited the first book on World Cinema to be published in Brazil: World Cinema: Novas Cartografias do Cinema Nacional (2015). She was a Leverhulme International Academic Fellow at UNICAMP in 2015 and she edits, with Paul Cooke, the Routledge book series Remapping World Cinema. She is Director of the international research network Soft Power, Cinema and the BRICS.

Contact dusan.radunovic@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.