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Film and Screen Studies Research Seminars

Seminars will begin at 5.15pm and will take place on Wednesdays. The first and third sessions will take place in the Babbage Lecture Theatre and the second event will be held on Zoom. To register for each event, please sign up here

Please note that registrations will close  by 12pm on the day of each event and late registrations will not be accepted.

For all other queries, please get in touch with the co-convenors, Dr Jules O'Dwyer ( and Dr Damien Pollard (  

Michaelmas Term 2021

20 October

Catriona Kelly, Trinity College, Cambridge

Managing Talent: Lenfilm Studio in the Brezhnev Era


10 November

James Leo Cahill, University of Toronto

Belly to the Ground, Looking at Insects: On the Entomological School of French Cinema

This event is co-sponsored by the Modern French Research Seminar


24 November

Clive Nwonka, UCL

The Useful Fiction of Race: Hauntological Urban Black Otherness as a Social Aesthetic

Screenings and Events

Two new Assistant Professors join the Centre for Film and Screen

27 April 2022

The Centre for Film and Screen is delighted to announce that we have recently appointed two new Assistant Professors in Film and Screen Studies. Kareem Estefan and Xin Peng will be joining the Centre in September 2022 and will also both make History of Art their departmental home. These appointments result from and respond...