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10:15 - 19:30 12 July 2013

‘The Girl in Global Cinema’ Symposium


Haldane Room | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

The symposium aims to broaden the scope of work considering girls, girl culture, and its representations and resonances within cinema. We are looking to move beyond an Anglo-American focus, and keen to bring aesthetic, cultural studies, and sociological approaches into dialogue with each other.

The symposium will address:

i) the existence of ‘girl culture’ in cinema, and especially the global relevance of this concept, as well as the interaction of ‘postfeminism’ with local cultures;

ii) the articulation of contemporary girlhoods within a wide range of films from around the world (beyond the narrow canon of Anglo-American examples that have dominated scholarship so far);

iii) the mobilization of the girl in film to problematize understandings of subjectivity and identity, and how are this is articulated at the aesthetic level.


Dr Debbie Martin
+44 (0)207 679 3107 | girlinglobalcinema@gmail.com


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