This series of seminars and workshops takes place under the aegis of MLAC's World Cinema & Cosmopolitics Research Group (WCC). Sitting uncomfortably with the reductionist framework of national cinema and, equally, scoping beyond the apparatus of World Cinema studies, the transnational approach to global cinema integrates a range of analytical perspectives: from those that interrogate the socioeconomic aspects of film industry, such as co-production, joint distribution and regional or global reception, to those that engage the issues of cinematic aesthetic, such as the on-screen figuration of transnational processes, dominant genres, or scopic/visual regimes. The series seeks to examine the possibilities of having a stable methodology for transnational cinema(s), yet it is equally keen to appropriate variegating global manifestations of cinematic transnationalism in the form of separate case studies.
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28 September 2018
Cinema and Nation: Spotlight Georgia (10am-1pm, ER A29). The workshop forms part of the Screening the Nation: Georgia, 1918-2018 programme of screenings and discussion at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle, curated by Dr Dušan Radunović. Download the programme flyer.
9 March 2018
8 June 2017
Dr Shohini Chaudhuri (University of Essex), 'The Alterity of the Image: The Distant Spectator and Films about the Syrian Revolution and War' (1 pm, ER, A29).
10 November 2016
Professor Stephanie Dennison (University of Leeds), 'Remapping World Cinemas: Brazilian Cinema and the Global Screen' (11am, ER A29).
9 November 2016
Professor Paul Cooke (University of Leeds), 'Soft Power, Film and the BRICS: The Case of South Africa' (4pm, ER205).
1-2 June 2016
Dr Deborah Shaw (University of Portsmouth), founding co-editor of the journal Transnational Cinemas gives talk on 'Transnational Cinema: Mapping a Field of Study' and workshop on 'Deconstructing and Reconstructing Transnational Cinema' (ER, A29).