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[ecrea] The 8th International Screenwriting Research Network Conference - “Screenwriting, Text and Performance”

Mon Jul 20 02:24:18 GMT 2015

The 8th International Screenwriting Research Network Conference –
“Screenwriting, Text and Performance”

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015

The 8th International Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) Conference
will take place at Senate House, University of London, UK with the
support of the Institute of English Studies<>.

Over 100 papers from 5 Continents will be presented with 32 panels,
representing the many aspects of screenwriting research; from
performance and character and early screenwriting to digital
screenwriting and film adaptation.

The conference has secured three highly regarded keynote speakers:

Hossein Amini is a film writer who was nominated for an Oscar for his
adaptation of Henry James’ classic novel Wings of a Dove. He has also
written Jude, starring Kate Winslet and Christopher Eccleston, which won
the Edinburgh Film festival prize for Best British Film In 2011 he wrote
the screenplay for Drive nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film

Kathryn Millard, Professor of Film and Creative Arts at Macquarie
University, Sydney Australia where she is Research Leader for the newly
established Creative Ecologies Lab, a research space for innovation in
screen, performance and writing. She is the author of Screenwriting in a

Jonathan Powell, Professor of Media at Royal Holloway, and a former Head
of Drama at the BBC, responsible for the launch of both EastEnders and
Casualty, as well as Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective and Troy
Kennedy Martin’s Edge of Darkness.

An actors and screenwriting panel (names to be confirmed) will be held
on Friday 12th Sept.

On Thursday 11th September there will be an early evening event with
wine reception at the British Library, the major copyright library and
literary archive in the United Kingdom, at which delegates will be
introduced to some of the archival material relating to screenwriting.
The Library holds the archives of many significant figures in British
Screenwriting including Harold Pinter, John Osborne, Angela Carter,
Ronald Harwood as well as actors Lawrence Olivier and John Gielgud and
agent Peggy Ramsey. We will be circulating more details of what promises
to be an extremely exciting occasion when a guest speaker will be confirmed.
If you would like to attend this event, please select the 'reception'
option when you register.

The FEE for the three day conference is £95 for ‘early bird’ responders
(before 31st July so please book asap), and £125 thereafter. The student
rate will be £75 for early birds, and £90 thereafter.
The fee includes refreshments (but not lunch) a welcome reception on
Wednesday 9th September, and the wine reception at the British Library.
The conference dinner on Friday 12th September will cost £30 and be
bookable on the website in the next week.

Please see the conference website for further details and online

You can also follow us on twitter @SrnLondonConf and on Facebook

The SRN conference is supported by the Institute of English
Studies<>, Senate House. It is organised by a
committee grouped around the London Screenwriting Research
– including the University of Bangor, the University of East London, the
University of Greenwich and Royal Holloway, University of London.

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