Melodrama Discussion Session, 27th of October, Jarman 7, 5-7pm

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All are welcome to attend our next Melodrama Meeting which will take place on the 27th of October, Jarman 7, 5-7pm. We will not be screening a film but using the opportunity for more general discussion on Melodrama, especially relating to definitions, and the Melodrama Research Consortium’s  exciting work.

More Details on this Term’s Meetings

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We now have more details on the rest of this term’s activities.

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All are very welcome to attend our meetings which will take place on the following dates, at the following locations:

27th of October 5-7pm, Jarman 7: Discussion about The Melodrama Research Consortium

10th of November 5-7pm, Jarman 7, Stella Maris (1918, Marshall Neilan, 84 mins)

24th of November 5-7pm, Jarman 7, In This Our Life (1942, John Huston, 97 mins)

8th of December 5-7pm, Jarman 7, The Best of Everything (1959, Jean Negulesco, 121 mins) EDIT: we have decided not to screen this film but instead to have further discussion on The Melodrama Research Group. Apologies for any disappointment caused.

15th of December 5-7pm, MLT 2, A Research Talk by Patrick Pilkington, of Warwick University, on Courtroom Drama.

The Gothic on BBC 4

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Those interested in the news of the British Library’s exciting exhibition on The Gothic can explore it further with some programmes currently on BBC iPlayer, and available for just under a month.

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The Art of Gothic: Britain’s Midnight Hour

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04mgxxx/the-art-of-gothic-britains-midnight-hour-1-liberty-diversity-depravity

Dan Cruickshank and the Family That Built Gothic Britain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04m3ljr/dan-cruickshank-and-the-family-that-built-gothic-britain

 

Exhibition on The Gothic at The British Library, 3rd of October-20th of January

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The British Library’s exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination invites us to ‘explore our fascination with the mysterious, the terrifying and the macabre!’ It runs from the 3rd of October 2014 until the 20th of January 2015. The British Library’s website has more information:http://www.bl.uk/events/terror-and-wonder–the-gothic-imagination

The Melodrama Research Group hopes to visit this Exhibition – probably in November. More details of the proposed trip will be posted when available.

Melodrama Screening and Discussion, 20th of October, Jarman 7, 5-7pm

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All are very welcome to join us for the second of this term’s screenings, which will take place on the 20th of October, Jarman 7, 5-7pm.

Marie Antoinette Norma Shearer part 2

We will be screening the second half of Lies’ choice: Marie Antoinette (1938, WS Van Dyke, 149 mins) starring Norma Shearer. Those who missed the first part are still very welcome to come along – a recap will be provided!

The Women Screening at the Gulbenkian 13th of October, 7pm

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Following the launch of NoRMMA, outlined in the below post, the Gulbenkian is screening the Hollywood classic The Women (1939, George Cukor). This film stars numerous Divine Divas, including Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell, who were the subjects of many a Fan Magazine article. The film will be introduced with an illustrated talk by Lies Lanckman.

The Women

For more information and to book your tickets please go to: http://www.thegulbenkian.co.uk/events/cinema/2014/October/2014-10-the-women.html

Launch of Network of Research: Movies, Magazines and Audiences on 13th of October, Jarman Foyer, 6-7pm

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An exciting new University of Kent Research Group – the Network of Research: Movies, Magazines and Audiences (NoRMMA) – will be launched on the 13th of October, in Jarman Foyer from 6-7pm. All are welcome to view the exhibition of Fan Magazine material and to discuss the aims and interests of the group.

If you are interested in attending the launch please RSVP to normma.network@gmail.com

For further information, please see the NoRMMA blog: https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/normma/

Melodrama Screening and Discussion, 6th of October, Jarman 7, 5-7pm

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All are very welcome to join us for the first of this term’s screenings, which will take place on the 6th of October, Jarman 7, 5-7pm.

Marie Antionette Norma Shearer

We will be screening Lies’ choice: Marie Antoinette (1938, WS Van Dyke, 149 mins) starring Norma Shearer. Due to the length of the film, it will be screened in two parts, with the second following on the 20th of October.