On Wednesday the 14th of March, Professor Sue Harper will be giving a talk entitled, “The Boundaries of Genre”, History, Impedance, and Flow, at 2 pm in EL 0.20.
Professor Harper will be locating her own relationship with the discipline of history, making a contribution to current events on genre, and suggesting a number of terms that might help us to think through the issues of innovation and transformation on film culture.
Sue Harper is Emeritus Professor of film history. She inaugurated the degrees of Cultural Studies and Literary Studies at the University of Portsmouth.
She set up the School of Creative Arts, Film and media in 2002 and was its first acting Head of School. She headed the very successful AHRC research project in the 1970s, and throughout her career at the University of Portsmouth, supervised 15 PhDs to completion.
Sue has written many books and articles on British cinema, inlcuding foundation titles such as: Women in British Cinema – Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know, Picturing the Past: Rise and Fall of the British Costume, and British Cinema in the 1950s: the Deadline of Deference.
Sue’s work has also been recognised by an Outstanding Achievement Award from BAFTTS in 2017.
The talk is free to attend and open to staff, students and members of the public.