Turner Prize nominee Isaac Julien to give public lecture in the Department

Artist, filmmaker and former Turner Prize nominee Isaac Julien will present a special public lecture on Saturday 24 September about his recent project ‘Ten Thousand Waves’, which was inspired by the tragic death of cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay.

Dr Ashley Thorpe, conference co-organiser, said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming Isaac to the University. His talk promises to be an intriguing insight into his creative methods. His projects have won global acclaim, having been shown in art galleries around the world. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear a highly respected artist and filmmaker talk about his work.’ Julien’s visit coincides with the ‘Contesting British Chinese Culture: Forms, Histories, Identities’ conference, being held on 24-25 September.

The lecture will be held in the Bulmershe Theatre, Minghella Building on the University’s Whiteknights Campus. It begins at 6.30pm and is free to attend.

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Lots to enjoy at the Minghella Building on Researchers’ Night

There is plenty going on at the Department of Film, Theatre & Television as part of the University’s Researchers’ Night public events programme. The events are all happening on Friday 23 September and will showcase research on language, text and power.

In the Minghella Building Ashley Thorpe is curating an exhibition of Chinese and Japanese Theatre artefacts, Lib Taylor is leading a working on verbatim theatre, Jonathan Bignell will introduce a screening of Beckett’s ‘Film’ featuring Buster Keaton, and postgraduate student and filmmaker Reina-Marie Loader will screen her excellent film ‘Sarajevo: Shelved Memories’ and participate in a Q&A on the film afterwards.

For details of these and other Researchers’ Night events, check out this link.

Teresa Murjas updates JMP Screenworks on postgraduate developments

JMP Screenworks, dedicated to enabling and communicating new developments in academic and professional media communities, recently interviewed Senior Lecturer in Theatre Terea Murjas about the exciting developments in the Department’s postgraduate activities. Teresa not only spoke about Journeys Across Media, the annual international postgraduate conference held in the Department but the upcoming issue of the Journal of Media Practice which has been guest-edited by this year’s conference organisers. Check out the interview here.