New Directions in Star Studies Book Launch Event
9 May 2018, 4.30 PM - 9 May 2018, 6.30 PM
Department of Film and Television, Lecture Room 5.65, 5th floor
You are invited to a book launch event to celebrate the publication of Deborah Kerr, Sarah Street’s new study in the British Film Institute/Palgrave Macmillan’s series on Stars (series editors Martin Shingler and Susan Smith).
Martin Shingler and Sarah Street will deliver illustrated presentations, followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome to attend.
Martin Shingler is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Radio at the University of Sunderland. His main areas of research are film stars and acting, film melodrama, film history (especially studio era Hollywood) and radio theory. In addition to publishing numerous essays on Hollywood film star Bette Davis, he has written two books, Star Studies: A Critical Guide (Palgrave, 2012) and When Warners Brought Broadway to Hollywood, 1923-1939 (2018). He has also co-written two books, On Air: Methods & Meanings of Radio, with Cindy Wieringa (1998) and Melodrama: Genre, Style & Sensibility, with John Mercer (2004).
Sarah Street is Professor of Film at the University of Bristol. She has published widely including British National Cinema (1997; 2nd ed. 2009), Transatlantic Crossings: British Feature Films in the USA (2002), Costume and Cinema (2001), Black Narcissus (2005) and (co-authored with Tim Bergfelder and Sue Harris) Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema (2007). Her latest publications are on colour: Colour Films in Britain: The Negotiation of Innovation, 1900-55 (2012), winner of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies’ Award for Best Monograph. She has also co-edited (with Simon Brown and Liz Watkins), Color and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive (2012) and British Colour Cinema: Practices and Theories (2013). She is currently Principal Investigator on The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85 AHRC-funded project.