James Fenwick’s ‘Closeup with Fahmi Reza’ at The Void – Wednesday 25th May, 12:00 – 14:30

We’d like to invite you to join us for a fascinating in-person screening, discussion, and Q&A with documentary filmmaker, graphic artist, and political activist Fahmi Reza on Wednesday 25 May in The Void, 12noon to 2.30pm.  Fahmi Reza is a Malaysian documentary filmmaker, political graphic designer, and street artist. His work focuses on issues of colonialism, free speech, and media freedom. […]

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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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Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society – ‘The Devil Rides In: The Development of Satanic Narratives in the Swinging Sixties and Beyond’ with Dr Tom Clark (University of Sheffield)

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Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society The Devil Rides In: The Development of Satanic Narratives in the Swinging Sixties and Beyond Featuring Dr Tom Clark (University of Sheffield). There is now growing scholarly attention directed toward folklore and cinema, particularly in respect to ‘folk horror’ (Hutchings, 1993; Sherman and Koven, 2007; FHR, 2017). Elsewhere, there has been much interest in […]

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PhD Studentship Opportunities in CCRI

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CCRI are now advertising Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) studentships for postgraduate research students in the Art, Design & Media Research Centre, Centre for Culture, Media and Society and the Humanities Research Centre, with a proposed study start date of October 2021. The deadline for applications is 1st June 2021, and applications should be submitted to the ! RIS Culture & […]

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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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Hidden Histories of Film and Media

James Fenwick discusses the concepts of unmade / unseen films and creative failure, which are central to his forthcoming book Stanley Kubrick Produces (Rutgers University Press) and his co-edited volume Shadow Cinema: Historical and Production Contexts of Unmade Films (Bloomsbury).   July 2019. I was in an overcrowded airport café in Amsterdam returning from a conference and desperately attempting to […]

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Call for Papers: Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television

Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television is a two day international conference that will take place in September 2020 at De Montfort University and co-organised by Professor Ian Hunter (De Montfort University) and Dr James Fenwick (Sheffield Hallam University). The conference will be the first major gathering of scholars researching the ‘shadow’ histories of film and television. […]

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