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Cinema of Crisis: Film and Contemporary Europe

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University of Leeds

Roger Stevens LT 02

Leeds, England LS2 9JT

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This all day workshop will consider filmmakers’ engagements with the current economic, and political crisis in Europe.

Speakers and Paper Titles:

Dr Thomas Austin (Reader in Film and Media Studies University of Sussex), ‘Miserable journeys, symbolic rescues: refugees and migrants in the cinema of Fortress Europe’.

Professor Rosalind Galt (Kings College London): ‘Mongrel attunement in White God

Professor Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire), ‘The Fate of Older People under Defensive and Postcommunist Neoliberalism in I, Daniel Blake (2016) by Ken Loach and Eva Nova (2015) by Marko Skop’

Professor Martin O'Shaughnessy (Nottingham Trent University), ‘Beyond language, narrative and the subject? Contemporary European cinema and enslaving and liberatory machines.’

Dr Richard Rushton (Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University), 'Possessive Individualism and the European Crisis: The Films of Joachim Lafosse'.

Dr Angelos Koutsourakis (University of Leeds), ‘The Resurgence of Modernism and its critique of Liberalism in the cinema of crisis’

Part of the Sadler seminar series 'Cinema’s Past, Present and Future: A Changing Medium in an Uncertain Global Landscape' convened by Professor Paul Cooke and Dr Angelos Koutsourakis.

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