East Asian and Euro-American film and visual culture symposium this November
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Dis-Placing the East/West Binary: Aesthetic and Cultural Crossover in Film and Visual Culture
Dis-Placing the East/West Binary: Aesthetic and Cultural Crossover in Film and Visual Culture will be a one day international symposium at Cardiff University, hosted by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Film and Visual Culture Research (IFVCR).
Papers will explore contemporary displacements and transformations of the relations between East Asian and Euro-American film and visual culture, and will examine the complexity of ‘place’ in contemporary East/West film and visual culture.
The day begins at 10:30 with eight presenters across the day. After a recess at 4:30 the keynote speakers, Dr Jane Chi Hyun Park (University of Sydney) and Professor Dana Arnold (University of Middlesex), launch the evening section of the symposium with their papers between 5:00 and 7:00PM.
The day will conclude with a networking opportunity and wine reception for delegates.
I am Bruce Lee will be shown in Birt Acres, 01 Nov 2012 at 5PM
Preceding the conference a screening of I am Bruce Lee, a feature-length documentary exploring the life of Bruce Lee, an artist universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form will be shown in the school’s Birt Acres theatre at 5:00PM, Thursday 1 November.
The documentary opened in theatres earlier this year and features symposium chair Dr Paul Bowman as a key contributor.
He said “This is a fantastic way to launch the conference, I’m really grateful to Network productions for letting us screen the film. It’s free for all so please come along if you can.”
The conference takes place on Friday 2nd November, from 10:00AM to 7:00PM, in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, which is located close to the city centre, walking distance from Cardiff Central Rail Station and close to all city centre hotels.