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Event ID: MC185600

28th Feb 2021 - 28th Feb 2021

Conference Start Date: 28th Feb 2021

Conference End Date: 28th Feb 2021

Event Type: Workshop

Event Serial: MC185600 /   Total Views ( 60 )

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submissions: 24th Feb 2021

Event Organizer: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Academic LAB

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Conference Venue : London Online,   United Kingdom

Conference Details : Film has long been a male-dominated industry, but for decades female directors against all odds have made an indelible mark on cinema. Today there is growing recognition of the important contributions made by women to the world of moving image, with audiences calling for more opportunities to be given to female screenwriters, cinematographers, editors, producers, performers and directors in a bid to defeat gender inequality. In this session we will identify psychoanalytic themes contained in films directed by women, exploring cinematic representations of the death drive, sexuality and mental illness. We will place a special focus on the feminine experience portrayed in stories told by women, and collectively discuss the ways in which cinema can evolve in order to more authentically depict female desire, fears and subjectivity. The following films will be discussed advance viewing is optional: • Marie Antoinette Sofia Coppola, 2006 • We Need To Talk About Kevin Lynn Ramsay, 2011 • Dreams of a Life Carol Morley, 2011 • Most Beautiful Island Ana Asensio, 2017 • Trouble Every Day Claire Denis, 2001 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014 Mary Wild is the creator of the PROJECTIONS lecture series at Freud Museum London, applying psychoanalysis to film interpretation. Her interests include cinematic representations of mental illness, doppelgängers and the unconscious in the genres of horror, science fiction and documentary. Mary also co-hosts the PROJECTIONS Podcast available on iTunes and Spotify. The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers with a particular interest related to gender studies. It will allow them to deepen theoretical and methodological knowledge and critical thinking in gender studies. In order to book a place, please register on https:registration.lcir.co.uk Registration fee is 45 GBP

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