>Open Access Film Studies


Not one but two big trumpets! Image from Black Narcissus (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1947)

Film Studies For Free is a little embarrassed today. It is being called upon to blow its author’s trumpet. It does hope that this won’t happen too often, because it might have to protest…

Luckily, the embarrassment is mitigated by the fact that, at the same time, it is blowing the trumpet of a very worthy event on a subject so close to FSFF‘s heart — Open Access Film Studies — as to be almost indistinguishable from it. 

All of which is to say, please read the below announcement and, if you are in the very bonny vicinity of St. Andrews University next Wednesday, do consider coming along.

Open Access Film Studies

Wed 23rd March 2011 09:15 to 17:30
Parliament Hall, St Andrews University

Our fifth annual study day (organised by Chelsea Wessels) will be devoted to the subject of the free dissemination of film studies work and resources via the internet. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Catherine Grant, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex, who runs the ‘Film Studies for Free‘ website.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in postgraduate study at the Centre for Film Studies, or simply in finding out more about what we do, to meet staff and current students.


9:15 – 9:30 Welcome
9:30 – 11:00 Dr. Catherine Grant: ‘Fast-forwarding Film Studies in the Digital Age?  Back to an experimental, multimedia future’
11:00 – 11:30 Tea and Coffee Break
11:30 – 1:00 Panel 1
Vera Ryzhik “That’s What My Blog Says: Free Sharing in New Information Technology and The Post-Human Identity”
Yun Mi Hwang “Online Access to the Korean Film Archive: Promotion of a National Cinema in the 21st Century”
Dr David Martin-Jones “Film-Philosophy.com”
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:45 Panel 2
Matthew Holtmeier “Karagarga: Piracy, or Public Archive?”
Fredrik Gustafsson “The web and the blog in a time of media turmoil”
Dr Tom Rice: “Colonial Film: Creating an online archive”
3:30 – 4:00 Tea and Coffee Break
4:00 – 5:30 Video Essays, Screening and discussion

For more information, contact Dr. Alex Marlow-Mann by email


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