A series of talks and panel discussions, hosted by the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at UEA.
Sessions run from 4:00-5:00pm, unless advised.
Team Leader, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Tuesday 10th May 2022
Costume design presents a specific set of challenges when it comes to professional recognition. Costume designers must bring characters to life through their designs and yet, to ensure suspension of disbelief, their labour must be rendered invisible. Consequently, labour has historically failed to be viewed as ‘work’. This paper examines the strategies used by the Costume Designers Guild (CDG) to mobilise its members in fighting for recognition. Focusing on The Costume Designer, the organisation’s official magazine, the paper explores how the CDG provides a space in which to create the sense of community and camaraderie required for collective action.
Tuesday 14th June 2022
This seminar will explore the use of the platform TikTok for the discussion of the experience of endometriosis, and the use of the platform for peer-support around this topic amongst people with endometriosis or their families. It will discuss the lived experiences of the endometriosis community on TikTok, and the concepts, memes, music and themes that are used to describe the emotions involved with the illness.
Tuesday 12th July 2022
This seminar discusses the persistence of modernist architectures in science fiction design in Film, TV and Comics. It will (re)define these design process as methodologies of science fiction production which construct, redress or extend familiar buildings and environments. It aims to show how architecture’s presentation in science fiction influences the way we read these texts as wistfully futuristic whilst we often condemn their optimistic templates in the context of their construction.