venerdì 30 agosto 2013

Studying Cult Cinema alla Northumbria University UK

Tra pochi giorni si svolgerà alla Northumbria University un incontro di una giornata a tema cult cinema. Sotto il comunicato ufficiale. Un evento da non perdere per tutti gli appassionati visti anche i nomi dei relatori coinvolti!


Studying Cult Cinema: A One-day Symposium

Date: Thursday 12th September
Time: 9:15am - 4:30pm
Location: Northumbria University, Lipman Building, Room 033

This symposium is a one-day event designed to explore different approaches to cult cinema. 

Cult cinema is itself a rather broad and sometimes elusive phenomenon, yet is a term that is increasingly used in popular discourse and a topic that is now regularly studied and taught by academics. This symposium seeks to address some of the difficulties and challenges of studying cult cinema – such as methodological issues and ways of historicizing the field – as well as opening up fresh approaches to the field.
This is a small event primarily involving members of the AHRC network ‘Global Cult Cinema in the Age of Convergence’ and it will commence this network’s academic events. It will be followed by two larger, international conferences at Aberystwyth in April 2014 (on cult cinema and technologies) and Vancouver in November 2014 (on global cult cinema).
Speakers include:

  •  Matt Hills (Aberystwyth University)
  •  IQ Hunter (De Montfort University)
  •  Russ Hunter (Northumbria University)
  •  Antonio Lazaro-Reboll (University of Kent)
  •  Xavier Mendik (University of Brighton)
  •  Emma Pett (University of South Wales)
  •  Iain Robert Smith (University of Roehampton)
  •  Justin Smith  (University of Portsmouth)
  •  Dolores Tierney (University of Sussex)
  •  Johnny Walker (Northumbria University)
A small number of places are available for the event. If you would like to come along please email:

giovedì 8 agosto 2013

Orange is the New Black di Netflix

Il 2013 ha visto l'entrata prorompente di Netflix nel mercato delle serie tv. Lasciando da parte il discorso sul fatto che i prodotti di Netflix non possano essere inquadrati strettamente nella serialità pura o nei prodotti televisivi puri - vedi il clamore per le nominations agli Emmy di House of Cards -, Netflix continua a puntare forte sulla qualità dei prodotti e variando l'offerta passando dal dramma alla dramedy al teen drama.