Conference programme Black Film British Cinema Conference 2017

BLACK FILM BRITISH CINEMA 2017

Provisional Programme

Day One – Goldsmiths, University of London

Thursday 18th May 2017

09:00 – 09:30

Registration

09:30 – 09:40

Conference Welcome by Dr Clive James Nwonka, University of Greenwich

09:40 – 10:40

Opening Keynote Lecture

Professor Sarita Malik, Brunel University

Chair: Dr Clive James Nwonka, University of Greenwich

10:40 – 11:00

Tea/Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Plenary Session I

 

INSTITUTIONAL APPROACHES TO BLACK BRITISH FILM SUPPORT

Chair: Dr Clive James Nwonka, University of Greenwich

Chi Onwurah MP Labour Party

Ruth Caleb OBE Film Producer

Gill Henderson University of the Arts London

Matimba Kabalika British Film Institute

12:00 – 13:15

Parallel Session One

 

PANEL ONE:  DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND EDUCATION BRITISH FILM AND CULTURAL POLICY

Chair: Dr Alex Lichtenfels, University of Greenwich

Melanie Hoyes British Film Institute

Title: The Power of Data - The True Landscape of Diversity in British Film

Dr Shelley Cobb & Dr Natalie Wreyford University of Southampton

Title: Counting black women working in British film production

Orson Nava University of East London

Title: Eastern Promise? Race, innovation and exclusion in the Creative Industries regeneration of East London

Kolton Lee & Dr. Rosemary Stott Ravensbourne

Title: Towards a Model of Black Film Pedagogy

 

PANEL TWO: THE POLITICS OF RACE, ETHNICITY AND REPRESENTATION IN BRITISH FILM & TV

Chair: Dr Anamik Saha, Goldsmiths, University of London

Phillip Drummond New York University

Title: Imperial Identities in Question: Amma Asante's 'Belle' and 'A United Kingdom'

Maryam Jameela University of Sheffield

Title: British Muslim Asians as Unassimilable Enemies in Britain

Nicholas Glean University of Sunderland

Title: Reimagining the Non-White Subject within the Visual and Narrative Landscape of the English Costume Drama

Martin Tease Unviersity of East Anglia

Title: What is the 'Black' British Film?

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch Break

14:15 – 15:30

Parallel Session Two

 

PANEL THREE: REMEMBERING BLACK FILM BRITISH CINEMA 1988

Chair: Professor Erik Knusden, University of Central Lancashire

Prof Sylvia Harvey University of Leeds

Edward George Goldsmiths University of London

Professor Rod Stoneman National University of Ireland, Galway

 

PANEL FOUR: CONCEPTUALISING BLACK FILM

Chair: Carey Robinson, Institute of Contemporary Arts

Dr Richard T. RodrĂ­guez University of California, Riverside

Title: From Harlem to Mazatlán: Transnational Desires in the Work of Isaac Julien

Dr Dhanveer Singh Brar  University College London

Title: Eddie George's Fugitive Saturation

Francesca Sobande University of Dundee

Title: Beyond Black: The Diasporic Dynamics of Black Women's Media Usage

Dr Ope Lori TrAIN Univeristy of the Arts London

Title: Un-doing Narratives of Pleasure: Moving Beyond a Spectrum of Difference in Ope Lori's 'I Want Me Some Brown Sugar'

15:30 – 16:45

Parallel Session Three

 

PANEL FIVE: EXHIBITION, DISTRIBUTION AND CURATORSHIP

Chair: Dr Maria Korolkova, University of Greenwich

Ashley Clark Independent scholar

Title: Digital Natives: Black Britishness and the digital diaspora

Dr. Sophie Mayer Independent Scholar

Title: An Invitation to Enchantment: Researching the Exhibition and Curation of Black British Cinema.

Margaret Henry Independent Scholar

Title: The Digital Renaissance of Blacks Britannica

Dr Grazia Ingravalle University of St Andrews

Title: Beyond Film Heritage: The BFI, Colonial Archival Films and (Post-) Colonial Imageries

 

PANEL SIX: RETHINKING JOHN AKOMFRAH

Chair: Phillip Drummond, New York University

Ashwani Sharma University of East London

Title: The absence of ruins" - on archives, mourning and Black British film

Dr James Harvey University of Greenwich

Title: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: Black Subjectivity and the Gallery Film

Onyeka Igwe University of the Arts London

Title: Essay Film as Decolonial Method

Dr Alessandra Raengo Georgia State University

Title: The cosmopolitan-contemplative in John Akomfrah's gallery practice

16:45 – 17:00

Tea/Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00

Closing Keynote Lecture

Dr Kara Keeling, University of Southern California

Chair: Dr Anamik Saha, Goldsmiths University of London

18:00 – 18:05

Day One Closing Remarks

Dr Clive James Nwonka & Dr Anamik Saha

18:05 – 20:00

Wine Reception

Day Two – Institute of Contemporary Arts

Friday 19th May 2017

10:30 – 10:55

Registration

 

10:55 – 11:00

Conference Welcome

Dr Clive James Nwonka & Dr Anamik Saha

 

11:00 – 11:45

JUNE GIVANNI IN CONVERSATION

Chair: Dr Emma Sandon, Birkbeck, University of London

ICA Cinema 1

11:45 – 12:00

Tea/Coffee Break

 

12:00 – 13:00

UNDERSTANDING STEVE McQUEEN

Dr Richard Martin King's College London

Dr Clive James Nwonka University of Greenwich

Ashley Clark Film Programmer/Curator

Dr Ozlem Koksal University of Westminster

ICA Cinema 1

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 15:00

CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO RACE IN FILM AND MOVING IMAGES

Chair: Dr Clive James Nwonka, University of Greenwich

David Blandy & Larry Achiampong Royal College of Art/Filmmakers, Finding Fanon

Cassie Quarless & Usayd Younis Filmmakers, Generation Revolution

ICA Theatre

15:00 – 16:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: MOVING IMAGES CIRCUMVENTING WESTERN NARRATIVES OF BLACKNESS AND DIVERSITY

Chair: Corinna Antrobus, Founder, Bechdel Test Fest

Indy Selvarajah Founder, 8andrising

Niamh Haynes London School of Economics

Bidisha Writer and Broadcaster

Raine Allen Miller Film Director

ICA Theatre

16:30 – 16:45

CLOSING REMARKS: Dr Clive James Nwonka & Dr Anamik Saha

ICA Theatre

18:00 – 20:00

BLACK BRITISH SHORTS: FILM SCREENING

Curated by Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable

ICA Theatre

For further information please contact bfbc2017@gre.ac.uk.