Steve McQueen: “I want the burden” - 14th Annual Contemporary Directors Symposium

Brighton, UK (ONLINE via Zoom), 24. September 2021.

Registration is now open for this free event. Please follow the link below.

Apologies for any cross-posting.
Best wishes,
Thomas Austin

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Dr Thomas Austin
Reader in Media and Film
School of Media, Arts and Humanities
Silverstone Building 329
University of Sussex
Falmer
Brighton BN1 9RQ

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Call for proposals: 

14th Annual Contemporary Directors Symposium, University of Sussex, online, Friday 24 September 2021

Following requests, the deadline for proposals for this event has been extended by a month to May 20, so there's still time to work on something. 

Working across a range of formats, from video art and gallery installations to Hollywood to BBC1 with his recent Small Axe pentalogy, Steve McQueen’s prodigious output has been marked by formal ambition and political urgency, engaging most notably, but not exclusively, with black experience in racialised settings. This symposium interrogates his body of work, its political, aesthetic and institutional dimensions, and the interfaces between them. 

Proposed papers are especially welcome on, but not limited to, the following topics:

-  Blackness
-  The body and haptic images
-  Class
-  Funding, commissioning, production
-  Intertextuality
-  London
-  Masculinity
-  Memory and memorialisation
-  Music
-  Pain
-  Popular genre/s

Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent to Thomas Austin  (t.r.austin@sussex.ac.uk) by 20 April 2021.

Please also feel free to get in touch with any questions about the event. Thanks.

Best wishes,

Thomas

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Dr Thomas Austin
Reader in Media and Film
School of Media, Arts and Humanities
Silverstone Building 329
University of Sussex
Falmer
Brighton BN1 9RQ

(Please note, I am on research leave in spring term 2021)
https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/p23439-thomas-austin/grants