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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Deborah Shaw

26 February | 18:00 - 19:00

“From Latin American Cinema to Transnational Screens: A journey through key films and television series”

This talk will centre on landmark films and television texts that have resulted in shifts in representations and theoretical insights. Professor Shaw will trace her own intellectual journey through a selection of important Latin American and transnational cultural film and television texts.

Deborah Shaw is Professor of Film and Screen Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Her research interests include transnational film theory, Latin American cinema, Latin American women filmmakers, film and migration, and she has published widely in these areas.

She is the founding co-editor of the Routledge journal Transnational Cinemas (Now Transnational Screens), and her books include Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Ten Key Films, (Continuum Publishers, 2003), The Three Amigos: The Transnational Filmmaking of Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón, Manchester University Press (2013), The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro, Palgrave Macmillan, co-edited with Ann Davies and Dolores Tierney (2014), and Latin American Women Filmmakers: Production, Politics, Poetics, co-edited with Deborah Martin for the World Cinema Series with I.B.Tauris (2017).

Deborah has written journalistic articles that have been published in The Conversation, The Independent, The New Zealand Herald, Newsweek, SBS, Pink News, Tranzgendr, and The Huffington Post.

Deborah has spoken at many international conferences, and delivered keynote lectures in the UK, US, Ireland, Belgium, Germany and Colombia. She has been an invited speaker at Universities in the UK, Spain, Brazil and the United States.

Refreshments and a transcript of the lecture and will be available in the Richmond Building Atrium following the lecture.

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