Registration is now open for this year’s CATH postgraduate conference, Strange New Worlds: New Frontiers in Cinema and Television, taking place at De Montfort University, Clephan Building, Leicester (see map below) on Thursday 18 June, 12:00-18:00.
Visit the registration page here.
This year’s conference addresses questions of how we as scholars and audiences negotiate our relationship to the technologised cinema and explores how we can better understand the role that technology, and our awareness of it, plays into the production, distribution and reception of television and cinema. The conference will have two key themes: New Frontiers in Distribution and Reception and New Frontiers in Technological Innovation. The conference will open with a keynote address by Dr Helen Wheatley (Warwick University).
The conference is taking place at De Montfort University, Clephan Building, Leicester (see map below).
12:00 – 12:45 Registration, Room 3.02
12:45 – 13:00 Welcome and Introduction, Room 3.01
13:00 – 14:00 Keynote Address: Dr Helen Wheatley
14:15 – 15:30 SESSION ONE: New Frontiers in Distribution and Reception
Amy Genders – Getting Creative with BBC ARTS: Multiplatform Strategies for Public Service Broadcasting
Alison Payne – The unscripted gesture and phrase: liveness and the ontology of early television advertising
Eline Livemont and Ilse Schooneknaep – (R)evolution of the Digital Single Market? An analysis of the effects of the proposed Digital Single Market on the cross-border circulation of European non-national features and documentaries
15:30 Coffee / Tea break
15:45 – 17:00 SESSION TWO: New Frontiers in Technological Innovation
Dan Strutt – Interstellar’s Technics and Christopher Nolan’s Complex Relationship to the Digital
James Fenwick – Hawk Films Ltd and the Cinema Products Corporation: An Innovative Collaboration
Nash Sibanda – Britain’s Screen ‘Inferiority Complex’: Union and Institutional Responses to the Coming of Sound, 1929-35
17:00 Coffee/tea break
17:15 – 18:00 Closing plenary
18:30 Post-conference meal