New Directions In Screen Studies II

Date/Time: Thu 22 Jun - Fri 23 Jun / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Monash University, Caulfield Campus

Following the success of the inaugural 2015 conference, New Directions returns in 2017 to offer a forum for new researchers to showcase their work before their peers and develop professional links across campuses around the country and beyond. In addition to papers from postgraduates and ECRs, we are very excited to announce that the conference will feature a keynote presentation from established film academic Associate Professor Sean Redmond and a special Q&A with filmmaker Fiona Cochrane alongside a screening of her award-winning feature documentary “Women are the Answer (2015).”

Sean Redmond
Sean Redmond is Director of Deakin Motion Lab – Centre for Creative Arts Research and an Associate Professor in Screen and Design at Deakin University, Australia. He has research interests in film and television aesthetics, eye–tracking the moving image, film and television genre, film authorship, film sound, and stardom and celebrity. He has published fifteen books including Liquid Space: Digital Age Science Fiction Film and Television (IB Taurus, 2017), the AFI film reader Endangering Science Fiction Film (Routledge, 2015), Celebrity and the Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood (Columbia, 2013). With Su Holmes, he edits the journal Celebrity Studies, which was short-listed for the best new academic journal in 2011.

Fiona Cochrane
Fiona Cochrane graduated from Monash medical school before following her passion – film. She took courses and worked on film crews, learning her trade as continuity person, first assistant director and production manager before taking on roles as director and producer. With a young child to look after she found it easier to work as a producer, and has produced low-budget independent Australian feature films such as Holidays on the River Yarra (1991) which was selected for the ‘Un Certain Regard’ Section of Cannes Film Festival, and Nirvana Street Murder (1990) as well as numerous documentaries and short films.

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