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[ecrea] Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins - Symposium

Sat Jul 21 12:19:55 GMT 2018

General registration is now open for limited places at the two-day symposium /Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins <>, /which is taking place at the University of Warwick on the 4^th and 5^th of September 2018.

The keynote speakers are Adrian Martin, Laura Mulvey, and George Toles; a full provisional programme for the two days can be found here <>.

Victor Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal /Film as Film/ (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, his contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.


You can register for the symposium here <>. The registration fee is £55 for unsalaried/pensioned delegates and £105 for salaried. The deadline for registration is *24^th  August*, but – since numbers must remain limited – we do encourage you to register sooner if possible.

Once you have registered, you will be directed to another page <>, where you can book on-campus accommodation and/or attendance at the conference dinner.  The deadline for booking either accommodation or dinner is *12^th  August.*

There are single rooms available on campus for the 3 and/or 4 September, costing £75 for one night or £135 for two nights, breakfast included.Spaces on the night before the symposium (Monday) are limited, so do book ASAP to be guaranteed a campus room. If you miss out on on-campus rooms (and/or you also require accommodation for the Wednesday night), please see the list of hotels in the vicinity here <>, or search via UK hotel sites.

The conference dinner will take place on campus on Tuesday 4^th  September (in the Chancellor's Suite at Rootes Social <,+6+University+Rd,+Coventry+CV4+7EZ/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x48774acf5a75268f:0xcc8ba84c8fc1e5c4?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjk2PfN2OXbAhWK1hQKHWfjD10Q8gEIJzAA>); it will be a 3 course set menu and costs £45.30.

The symposium takes place on the main University of Warwick <> campus, in the Humanities building. You can find the Humanities building on Google Maps here <,+Coventry+CV4+7AL/@52.3819264,-1.5628642,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48774ac55cf28001:0x545d30dd59d1b230!8m2!3d52.3818773!4d-1.5607596>; see also an interactive campus map here <>. Registration on the Tuesday will be at the Humanities Porter’s Lodge, 10.30-11am. The final day’s programme on the Wednesday will finish at 6.30pm.

We anticipate that this symposium will play a key role in reassessing the value and relevance of Perkins’ work for film criticism and theory today, and defining its continued impact in the future. Confirmed speakers include: John Gibbs; Andrew Klevan; Adrian Martin (keynote); Laura Mulvey (keynote); Murray Pomerance; Douglas Pye; Robert B. Ray; William Rothman; Sarah Street; and George Toles (keynote).

If you have any further questions, please do be in touch at (VFPerkinsconference /at/ <mailto:(VFPerkinsconference /at/>.

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