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January 2009, Week 5


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"Jancovich Mark Prof (FTV)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:50:50 -0000
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We would like to invite anyone applying, or thinking of applying, for Graduate Studies in Film and Television at UEA to a study day to be held on Tuesday 17 February. This will be an opportunity to hear staff and students present research to one another, and to talk with those present about our Graduate programmes. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mark Jancovich ([log in to unmask]) or Rayna Denison ([log in to unmask]), or check our webpages nearer the time. Below is information about the event.

What's Past is Present": Representations of History in Film and Television

A Study Day considering representations of the past and history in film
and television.

Session One: History and National Identity
Rayna Denison - In Love with Victorian Britain: Japanese Anime Representations of the British Past
Vincent Gaine - "The Last of the Mohicans": Existential Myth
Heather Wintle - National Trauma and the Ambivalent Treatment of Blitz Nostalgia in Contemporary British Science Fiction/Horror Cinema

Session Two: History and Truth
Brett Mills - Days of Future Past: Documenting the Future
Su Holmes - ‘There’s nothing really better than what you’re used to, is there?’: Constructions of 1950s British television on television
Michael Ahmed - Home is Where the Heartache is: Historic Revisionism, Postmodern Pastiche or Nostalgic Misrepresentation: The Problem with "Far
From Heaven"
Lindsay Steenberg - Hollywood Imagines the Archaeological Past in The Mummy and Indiana Jones Franchises

Session Three: History and Audience
Keith Johnston - Film History as "the past": homage, quotation and recreation in online fandom
Mark Jancovich- 'Like a Battering Ram Trying to Knock Down the Door': the Critical Reception of the Historical Epic in the 1950s and 1960s
Oliver Gruner - “Welcome Back to the Age of Jive”: Billy Joel Music Videos and the “Sixties”
Derek Johnston - Parent Issues: How "Life on Mars" Negotiates a Television Generation Gap

History and the Present
Liz Powell - "The Quiet American"
Rachel Mizsei-Ward - Scream, Gnarls Barkley, Scream: Beggin’ for a nostalgic blaxploitation music video?
Helen Warner - ‘Undressing Mad Men’: Contemporary Fashion and Vintage Costume in "Mad Men"

all the best


Professor Mark Jancovich
Head of School, 
Film and Television Studies
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 592787
email: [log in to unmask]

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