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Research European Film and Television – PhD Workshop

Research European Film and Television – PhD Workshop

Wednesday 18 March
Law and Management Building (LMB/002)
University of York (Heslington East campus)
York YO10 5GB

This one-day workshop will be an occasion for PhD Students at different stages in their research and from different institutions to gather and share ideas, methodologies and knowledge, in an informal but academic environment. There will be four panels of work-in-progress presentations by PhD students researching in different but related areas: from European heritage film to Scandinavian TV drama, from European film industry and policies to national identities in films and TV series. Mariana Liz (University of Leeds) will also be delivering a keynote lecture on ‘The ongoing significance of Euro-pudding’.

The panels will be followed by a series of expert-led training sessions on: (1) using statistics for film and television research, (2) interviewing industry professionals, and (3) developing the impact of research beyond the academy.

The event is being organised in partnership with the European historical drama in the digital age conference.


  • Mariana Liz (University of Leeds), Keynote: The ongoing significance of the Euro-pudding
  • Michael Samuel (University of Leeds), Place and heritage in European film
  • Martina Lovascio (University of York), Images of Italy in films & TV series produced for the international market
  • Daniel Clarke (University of Sheffield), Luc Besson’s Joan warrior-princess versus Robert Bresson’s anti-romantic Joan of Arc
  • Lynge Gemzøe (Aarhus University), Scandinavian TV drama
  • Georgina Berritta (University of York), Gender roles in Nordic Noir and its English language remakes
  • Verena von Eicken (University of York), Representations of German history and identity in Berlin School films
  • Nathan Townsend (University of York), Working Title Films: Hollywood’s European subsidiary
  • Maya Nedyalkova (University of Southampton), Selected aspects of the transnational Bulgarian film industry
  • Ilse Schooneknaep (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), European film policy and film funding
  • Roderik Smits (University of York), Global industry events: An historical account of sales markets in the film industry

Workshops on (1) using statistics for film and television research (Huw Jones, University of York), (2) interviewing industry professionals (Nathan Townsend and Roderik Smits, University of York), and (3) developing the impact of research beyond the academy (Paul Cooke, University of Leeds).


This event is financially supported by White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH), Mediating Cultural Encounters through European Screens (MeCETES), The Centre for Digital Heritage, and the Department of Theatre Film and Television, University of York.

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