Liverpool Film Seminar on The Hurt Locker

21 October 2011

Jointly organised between the Department of Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, and the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool, the Liverpool Film Seminar provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and promotion of research in the field of film studies. Following the success of last year’s series, which brought students, scholars and cinephiles from both Universities together, we are happy to announce that Professor Robert Burgoyne will inaugurate this year’s series with a lecture entitled “Ethics and Politics of the Body in The Hurt Locker and Paradise Now” 

Robert Burgoyne is Professor and Chair of the Department of Film Studies at the University of St Andrews.  His work centres on modes of historical representation in film, with a particular emphasis on themes of embodiment, affect and cultural memory.   His recent publications include The Epic Film in World Culture; Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History; and The Hollywood Historical Film.   He is currently working on the history of the war film, with a special focus on the “body at risk” as an emblem of generational memory. 

The seminar will take place on Monday 24 October, at 5.30 at the Dean Walters’ Building (room 005). 

For more information about this and forthcoming Liverpool Film Seminars, please visit: 

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