Entries by BAFTSS

Calling all Postgraduate Students

The postgraduate years can be likened to the moment when the river is just about to flow into the ocean. It can be overwhelming, it can be lonely, and it can definitely be hard work to try and keep your head just above the water. To help ease the process and to make it more […]

For a Slow Academia, by Elena Caoduro

  Recommended to me over the summer, but put aside in favour of the more escapist saga by Elena Ferrante, I eventually finished reading the much debated The Slow Professor. Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber. This fresh and inspiring short book has been food for thought […]

Anna Claydon on the BAFTSS Teaching & Learning Network

BAFTSS takes teaching and learning seriously and, to this end, we have launched the BAFTSS Teaching and Learning Network during the summer of 2016. It is still early days but plans afoot include: creating a screen studies specific bank of reflections and ideas about teaching; an annual standing session at the April BAFTSS conference where […]

Joe Andrew on Ken Loach’s Days of Hope

As a bit of light relief over the summer I spent several pleasant evenings watching again the Ken Loach / Jim Allen miniseries from 1975, Days of Hope. It’s a set of four feature-length films which cover the trials and tribulations of the English working class over a 10 year period, from the Great War […]

April EC Minutes

We recently approved the Minutes of our April (Conference) Meeting at the July Executive Committee. You can find them here.

After the conference

The conference was a great success, with fascinating keynotes given by Mireille Rosello and John Akomfrah. I will soon be posting photos of the conference, as well as the more formal documents from the Executive Committee. As a taster, here is a photo of the winner of the BAFTSS Best Monograph Award, Helen Piper, receiving […]

BAFTSS Conference

Our fourth annual conference begins tomorrow at the University of Reading. We hope to see you there. Our two keynotes are theorist Mireille Rosello (University of Amsterdam) and filmmaker John Akomfrah, who will be given an Outstanding Achievement Award on Saturday. Go to the conference page for more details.