Dialogues in Research: Film Curating, Activism, and Outreach

April 18, 2018

Dialogues in Research: Film Curating, Activism, and Outreach

Date:  18 April 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Venue: Room G02, An Integrated Teaching Building, CUHK


Prof. Catherine Grant (Birkbeck, University of London)

Prof. William Higbee (University of Exeter)

Chair: Prof. Lim Song Hwee (CUHK)

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/Y2sYOUhaStjsw0bB2


About speakers

Catherine Grant is Professor of Digital Media and Screen Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, where she teaches and researches on-line audiovisual cultures, audiovisual essay practices and digital forms of analysis and criticism. She is part of the programming group for the annual Essay Film Festival, run jointly with London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, and also of Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image. A prolific experimental video-essayist, she runs the Film Studies For Free blog and is a founding co-editor of [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies.


Will Higbee is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Exeter (UK) and academic lead in the University’s partnership with the London Film School, which includes a PhD Film Practice programme and the MA in International Film Business. He is the author of Mathieu Kassovitz (MUP, 2007) and Post-beur cinema (EUP, 2012) and co-editor of Studies in French Cinema: UK perspectives 1985-2010 (Intellect, 2010) and De-Westernizing Film Studies (Routledge, 2012). He has published widely on contemporary French cinema, diasporic filmmaking in France and questions of national/transnational cinema in a range of journals and edited collections. He is currently leading a three-year international research project on Transnational Moroccan Cinema, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, in collaboration with researchers and filmmakers from Europe, Morocco and the USA.


Conducted in English. All are welcome.

Registration is required by 17 April 2018.

Website: www.cuhk.edu.hk/crs/ccs


Organized by the Centre for Cultural Studies, the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong