NEW! FILM & MEDIA 2016: 


Registered Speakers E-J




Pablo Echart (Universidad de Navarra, Spain)

The Idea of Success in the Humanist Cinema of Alexander Payne

Dr. Chioma Deborah Ekhaeyemhe

(University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

Reality TV and the Youth Audience in Nigeria: Big Brother Africa

Xiang Fan (Goldsmiths University of London)

Online Cinephilia in China

Dr. Angela Flury (DePauw University, USA)

The Irresistible Intertext:

The Case of John Logan’s Showtime series Penny Dreadful

Dr. Seth Friedman (DePauw University, USA)

Producing and Promoting Authorial Value in Premium Cable Television:

Steven Soderbergh's The Knick


Dr. Iris Fruchter-Ronen (University of Haifa, Israel)

Between Culture and Civilisation: The Mummy

Dr. Varsha George (King’s College London, UK)

Psychiatry and Stigma: Mental Illness in the Cinema

Dr. Emily God’spresence (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

African Cultural Values and Female Representation in Nollywood: Iyore

Milton Fernando Gonzalez-Rodriguez (University of Iceland)

The Latin American Telenovela as 'South to South' Cultural Artefact 

Prof. Don Govang (Lincoln University, USA)

Homoeroticism and Homophobia in American War Films:

Duality or Dichotomy?


Kristina Graour (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Questioning the Value of ‘Wholeness’:

The Cancelled Series as ‘Incomplete’ Text

Ruchika Gurung (University of East Anglia, UK)

Media Education and Cultural Violence: The Role of Participatory Media

Dr. Ahmad Hamada (Kuwait University)

Civic Modernity in Post-Oil Kuwait: Khalty Gmasha

Dr. Silvia Herreros de Tejada

(Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Spain)

The ‘Forever Young’ Syndrome in the Films of Jason Reitman

Roberta Hofer (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Fighting for Freedom: Human Puppets in Contemporary American Cinema


Dr. Woodrow Hood (Wake Forest University, USA)

The Role of New Soundtracks in the Cultural Evolution of the Horror Film

Prof. Lawrence Howe (Roosevelt University, USA)

Authority and Rhetoric in Film: The Birth of a Nation

Dr. Malin Isaksson (Umea University, Sweden),

and Dr. Angela Tumini (Columbia College Hollywood, USA)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Unique yet Familiar Female Hero

Indre Jakucione (Kingston University, UK)

Family, Femininity and Cultural Anxiety in Disney’s Contemporary Fairytales