Students in the University of Liverpool’s Department of Communication and Media are this week celebrating the launch of a new YouTube channel which brings to life theoretical perspectives on the rise of social media. The channel, named Media/Pool, following the Department’s blog of the same name, is part of a new final year module […]
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Monday, 27 November 2017 at 5:30pm The Library, 19 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool “Ordinary Zombies: A Requiem for George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead” Professor Dana Heller (Old Dominion University) Abstract: George A. Romero, the filmmaker whose best-known work, Night of the Living Dead (1968) is widely regarded as the film that gave rise […]
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The Liverpool Film Seminar 2, Monday 23 October 2017, 5:30pm, The Library, School of the Arts, University of Liverpool Title: The Hunger Games: Spectacle, Risk and the Girl Action Hero Professor Catherine Driscoll (University of Sydney) Abstract: This paper considers the “Hunger Games” films as a spectacular hybridization of teen film and action film which, […]
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The Liverpool Film Seminar, 2017-18 Session 1 The Library, School of the Arts, University of Liverpool Wednesday 4 October 5:30 pm “The Trouble with Female Trouble” Chris Holmlund (University of Knoxville-Tennessee) Abstract: John Waters’ Female Trouble is a heady mix of art and exploitation, politics and pulp. Yet due to […]
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Many great youth films were released in 1957 and therefore celebrate their 60th anniversary. Yannis Tzioumakis, co-editor of the Cinema and Youth Cultures book series (Routledge) discusses in this post one such film by Roger Corman. For more posts please see the Cinema and Youth Cultures Facebook page. In this bumper year for youth films, exploitation filmmaker […]
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