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Symposium: The Girl in Global Cinema

Start: Jul 12, 2013 10:30 AM
End: Jul 12, 2013 05:30 PM

Location: Wilkins Haldane Room

Generously supported by the Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies and Exeter University. 

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10:15-10:30am Welcome

10:30-12:30 Panel 1 – (Re)visioning the past, Chair: Jo Evans

Danielle Hipkins, Making Girl Rage Legible: Revisiting the prefeminist in postfeminist filmmaking

Kate Taylor, Girlhood in Japanese Imperial Cinema

Karen Lury, From ‘Disney Kid’ to ‘Street Whore’: the exceptional career of Jodie Foster

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-4:00 Panel 2 – (Re)thinking the present, Chair: Debbie Martin

Catherine Driscoll, Global Girlhood: Internationalising Teen Film

Clara Bradbury-Rance, The Erotics of Interruption and Disruption in Films of Queer Lesbian Girlhood

Deborah Shaw, Teenage Girls in the Films of Claudia Llosa

Emma Wilson, ‘The Sea Nymphs Tested this Miracle’: traces of a liquid world in Naissances des pieuvres (Sciamma, 2007)

4:00-4:30 Tea and coffee

4:30-5:30 Round Table and discussion, Chair: Fiona Handyside

The symposium aims to broaden the scope of work considering girls, girl culture, and its representations and resonances within cinema. We are looking to move beyond an Anglo-American focus, and keen to bring aesthetic, cultural studies, and sociological approaches into dialogue with each other.

The symposium will address:

i) the existence of ‘girl culture’ in cinema, and especially the global relevance of this concept, as well as the interaction of ‘postfeminism’ with local cultures;

ii) the articulation of contemporary girlhoods within a wide range of films from around the world (beyond the narrow canon of Anglo-American examples that have dominated scholarship so far);

iii) the mobilization of the girl in film to problematize understandings of subjectivity and identity, and how are this is articulated at the aesthetic level.

Further information can be found at

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