Researching screen media and global cities

Workshop 2 – 21 November 2018

In this workshop, Johan Anderson from King’s College London led a film screening and workshop with Lawrence Webb (University of Sussex), building on themes introduced in their co-edited books Global Cinematic Cities: New Landscapes of Film and Media (2016) and The City in American Cinema: Film and Postindustrial Culture (2019). In the workshop, Andersson and Webb discussed the challenges of researching cinema/screen media and cities at a time when both have become destabilised as objects of study. Participants were encouraged to draw on their own PhD projects and consider a range of research methodologies and theoretical approaches to screen media and cities. Topics discussed included: film, media and the digital turn; gentrification; landscape theory; genre; queer studies; urban history; archival research; location shooting; and urban institutions. You can download Johan Anderson’s slides for more background on this workshop.

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