Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Approaches to Cinema

10.May.2010 - 11.May.2010 09.00
University of Leeds - Leeds

This is the first event organised by the White Rose Mixed Cinema Network supported by WREAC.  The Mixed Cinema Network will develop two parallel research lines. The first of them, supported by the White Rose Consortium, refers to interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches to Japanese Cinema. Three studentships awarded by the White Rose Consortium as well as two WREAC students will be looking at different aspects of this subject. On a second research level, the Network will be looking at interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches to World Cinema.

This first workshop will be held at the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29-31 Clarendon Place, University of Leeds on 10 and 11 May 2010.

Preliminary Programme

Part 1 – The Japanese Case

Monday 10 May 2010

The White Rose Mixed Cinema Network PhD Students and White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC) film PhD student will present their research outlines:

09:00-10:00 – Coffee and registration

10:00-10:30 – Anya Benson (MCN York-Leeds)

10:30-11:00 – Julian Ross (MCN Leeds-Sheffield)

11:00-11:15 – Coffee break

11:15-11:45 – Jasper Sharp (MCN Sheffield-York)

11:45-12:15 – Michael Smith (WREAC Leeds-Sheffield)

(Aimee Richmond, WREAC Sheffield-Leeds, is not expected to be available)

12:15-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-14:15 – Prof David Desser (University of Illinois), ‘Shojo Culture and the Mega-Text: Honey and Clover’

14:15-15:00 – Professor Ayako Saito (Meiji Gakuin University), ‘Mizoguchi's Taki no shiraito (Water Magician, 1933), a comparative study in literature, theatre and film’

15:00-15:45 – Dr Rajyashree Pandey (Goldsmiths) – topic tba

15:45-16:00 – Tea break

16:00-18:00 – Panel with Dr Mika Ko, Dr Irena Hayter, Prof Lúcia Nagib and Dr Jonathan Rayner

Part 2 – Perspectives on European and World Cinema

Tuesday 11 May 2010

09:30 – 10:15 – Prof Stephanie Donald (RMIT, Melbourne), ‘Missing histories in film and art: the lost opportunities of wound film-making in the 1980s’

10:15 – 11:00 – Prof Tim Bergfelder (University of Southampton), ‘In Transit: Vernacular Cosmopolitanism, Cinema, and Transnational Desire’

11:00 – 11:15 – Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00 – Prof Anne Jerslev (University of Copenhagen), ‘Antichrist and the Danish/European debate’

12:00-12:45 – Dr Richard Smith (University of Sydney) 'Between Heaven and Earth: Simultaneity and National Cinema’

12:45-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-17:00 – Participants to discuss further activities, grant proposals and outputs of the Mixed Cinema Network

Anyone interested in attending the workshop should contact Jenni Rauch (

Downloadable programme


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