Dr James Fenwick on the troubling legacy of the Lolita story

Dr James Fenwick

Dr James Fenwick has commented in a BBC Culture article on the problematic history of Lolita, the novel and the Stanley Kubrick film. Dr Fenwick comments on how the experience of Sue Lyon, who played Dolores in the film, is often left out of the cultural conversation: “what is missing from these studies is the voice of Lyon and of the […]

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Unmade, Unseen and Unreleased: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television 23rd and 24th May

An in-person two-day conference at Sheffield Hallam University on 23/24 May to enter the shadow world of the unmade, unseen and unreleased About this event Unmade, unseen, and unreleased films and television programmes are a burgeoning area of academic study, allowing for the excavation of hidden and lost histories. For every film or television programme we watch, there are hundreds […]

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Dr James Fenwick’s funded research project to investigate the working experiences of Yorkshire’s film festival programmers

Dr James Fenwick

Dr James Fenwick, senior lecturer in the Department of Media Arts and Communication, has received £10,000 in research funding from the Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN). His project will investigate the experiences of Yorkshire’s film festival programmers, the barriers and challenges they face to entering and maintaining a career in the sector, and the skills and training required to nurture […]

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BAFTSS New Connections Talk: ‘A Failed Film Project in Austria: Interwar Star Franziska Gaal’s Unmade Post-War Comeback’ – A Blog post by Dr Hanja Dämon

BAFTTS New Connection talk - picture of Franziska Gaal, Dr Hanja Dämon and the BAFTTS logo

Dr Hanja Dämon has written a Blog post further exploring some of the topics raised in a recent BAFTSS New Connections Talk, with a brief introduction by Dr James Fenwick. You can also watch the recorded talk on Vimeo; the talk took place on Friday 23 April 2021 and was a fascinating insight into the world of the unmade and […]

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BAFTSS New Connections Talk: ‘A Failed Film Project in Austria: Interwar Star Franziska Gaal’s Unmade Post-War Comeback’ – Dr Hanja Dämon, Friday 23 April 2021

BAFTTS New Connection talk - picture of Franziska Gaal, Dr Hanja Dämon and the BAFTTS logo

Update Hanja has written a Blog post further exploring the fascinating world of the unmade – read it here. You can also watch the recorded talk on Vimeo. This April we are pleased to host Dr Hanja Dämon (King’s College London) in a talk as part of the BAFTSS New Connections 2021 Programme: A Failed Film Project in Austria: Interwar […]

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Hallam lecturer uncovers Kubrick plan to aquire Doctor Zhivago film rights

Senior lecturer in media, James Fenwick, has discovered that two of cinema’s most revered film-makers – Hollywood star Kirk Douglas and director Stanley Kubrick – tried in vain to acquire the movie rights to Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak’s classic love story set against the Russian revolution, in the 1950s. Fenwick has been taken aback to find a letter of 8 January 1959, in which […]

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