Researcher Blog by Diane Rodgers: ‘Wyrd’ British television of the 1970s

Diane A Rodgers, Folk Horror presentation (crop), 2017

About the author Diane Rodgers is a Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University specialising in alternative and cult film, television, music and comics.  Diane is also a doctoral student in C3RI where her research examines folklore in ‘wyrd’ 1970s British Film and Television folk-horror. This work will also feature as a chapter in the forthcoming book Yuletide Terror, to […]

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Researcher Blog by Professor Esther Johnson: Asunder – The Story of an English Town in the First World War

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About the author Esther Johnson is Professor of Film and Media Arts in the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) in C3RI at Sheffield Hallam University. Esther’s work is at the intersection of artist moving image and documentary. Her poetic portraits focus on marginal worlds, revealing resonant stories that may otherwise remain hidden or ignored. Esther’s work has been exhibited internationally in […]

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Rose Butler’s short film ‘Fish’ screening in Vintage Mobile Cinema as part of Hull’s ‘This Way Up’ – 07/08 November 2017

Still from 'Fish' by Rose Butler and logos of Hull City of Culture and This Way Up

Fine Art Research Scholar Rose Butler’s short film Fish will be screened at the This Way Up, the UK film exhibitors’ conference taking place this year in Hull on 07 and 08 November with support from The British Council as partner of Hull City of Culture 2017. Across both days of the conference, a selection of short films will be […]

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Professor Esther Johnson screening ‘Asunder’ in Sheffield with Q&A – 29 November 2017

Composite image of stills from Asunder by Esther Johnson, with Curzon logo

Sheffield Hallam University’s Professor of Film & Media Arts Esther Johnson will be screening Asunder at Curzon Sheffield on Wednesday 29 November 2017. Esther will also be hosting a Q&A after the screening. Asunder Curzon Sheffield 73 Charles Street, Sheffield S1 2NJ Wednesday 29 November 2017, 6.30PM See here for booking information. Asunder tells the story of what happened to […]

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‘Time and Tide’: Professor Esther Johnson to introduce and screen ‘Hinterland’ and ‘Retreating the Line’ at University of Plymouth

Still from Retreating the Line by Esther Johnson

Update – 25 October 2017 Retreating the Line has been selected by Ali Smith, current Man Booker Prize shortlister, for the Swedenborg Film Festival. The festival invited entries from the latest emerging and established talent of experimental and artist film, exploring the theme of ‘dreams’. The winner will be announced at Swedenborg Hall, London on 18 November 2017. See here […]

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Researcher Blog by Dr Anandi Ramamurthy on Cinematic Interruptions – The Experience of Palestine

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About the author Anandi Ramamurthy is Reader in Post-Colonial Cultures in the Computing and Communication Research Centre (CCRC) within C3RI. Anandi’s research focuses on critically analysing ‘race’ and postcoloniality in media and culture to challenge hegemonies and aims to give voice to the voiceless.   In this post Anandi discusses her work on Creative Interruptions, an AHRC funded project that explores the […]

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‘Asunder’ – Interviews with Professor Esther Johnson

Stills from Esther Johnson's Asunder

Asunder, the award-winning film from film-maker and Professor of Film & Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University Esther Johnson, was the focus of two recent interviews Esther gave over the last couple of weeks. Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men fighting abroad and its […]

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