Dr Deborah Shaw presents talks at University of Houston

In Creative and Cultural Industries by Jaelithe Swan0 Comments

Dr Deborah Shaw was invited to the University of Houston as an international visiting scholar by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in April 2017. 

Deborah, of the School of Media and Performing Arts in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth, presented 3 talks:

  • A large lecture attended by students and staff across the University: ‘Interpreting Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth in 2017’
  • A research seminar to Faculty staff: ‘Contrasting approaches of Central American/Mexican migration films and human rights: with a focus on Sin nombre and La jaula de oro/The Golden Dream’
  • A lecture to students on a Latin American film course: ‘What is World Cinema, and discussing Alejandro González Iñárritu as a transnational/world cinema director’.

The visit was made possible by Marie Theresa Hernández, World Cultures & Literature Program, and Undergraduate Director of Department of Modern & Classical Languages in Houston Professor Hernández designed her course around the filmmaking of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermos del Toro and Deborah’s book on the directors, The Three Amigos: The Transnational Films of Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

In other news Deborah’s latest book has just been published: Latin American Women Filmmakers: Production, Politics, Poetics, co-edited with Deborah Martin for the World Cinema Series at I.B.Tauris, and will be launched on May 5th at Blackwells.


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