Event 2. Round Table: Auto/biography in Women’s Film

Speakers and Talks:

Dr Laura Busetta (University of Messina) - Everything Speaks about US: Autobiographical Writing and Collective Memory in Italian Women’s Documentary Making

Dr Brenda Hollweg (University of Leeds) - The Political Work of Mourning: Essay Films by Women

Dr Rahat Imran (University College Cork) - Locating the Storyteller in Sabiha Sumar's Silent Waters: A Tale of Shared Histories and Divided Identities

Professor Bill Nichols (San Francisco State University) - Precarious Bodies

Professor Lizzie Thynne (Sussex University) - Narrative voices in a documentary biopic: Independent Miss Craigie

Dr Kiki Tianqi Yu (Queen Mary, London) - Maternal Love and Mother-daughter Relationships in Contemporary Chinese Women’s Cinema – a creative practice research


Professor Laura Rascaroli (University College Cork)

The speakers will discuss their pre-recorded papers, and engage in a conversation with the moderator and with the audience on issues of autobiography in women’s film, the autobiographical ‘voice’, the merging of fact and fiction in auto/biographical film, the testimony, with a broad focus on autobiography, biography, first-person, diary, and essay films.

Microsoft Teams Link for EventSunday 28 November 2021, 5–7 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), UTC +0 - Please click HERE.

Department of Film and Screen Media

Scannánaíocht agus Meáin Scáileán

O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland