Professor Andrew Higson keynote 6 November

Professor Andrew Higson, Greg Dyke Chair of Film and Television, University of York, will be delivering a keynote address at the ILC symposium New Directions for Research in Language and Culture on 6 November 2013. Registration has now closed for catering purposes, but all are welcome to attend the sessions.

New Directions in Film Studies Research: Changes and Challenges

6 November 2013, 11:30-12:15

Chair: Professor Lucy Mazdon


I will address the challenge of doing film studies research in the context of two major sets of changes: firstly, changes in the HE environment, and secondly, changes in the nature of ‘cinema’ as we experience it, as a presence in our culture. In the first instance, I’ll comment on the challenges of the current funding regime, the impact agenda, and the need to develop innovative ways of presenting our research. In the second instance, I’ll consider four challenges facing the film studies community: the challenge of moving beyond the text, the challenge of moving beyond the national, the challenge of coming to terms with digital developments and the challenge of moving beyond ‘film studies’.

Prof Andrew Higson

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