LSM hosts the inaugural BAFTSS conference

From Sarah Barrow: The inaugural conference of the British Association of Film, TV and Screen Studies takes place here next week, Fri 19th to Sun 21st April. Professor Mary Stuart will open proceedings at 2pm on the Friday followed by an introduction from BAFTSS chair Prof Brian Winston. Guest of honour (receiving a lifetime achievement award) is confirmed as acclaimed feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey! Her keynote is on the Friday at 4.30pm, followed by a screening of “Riddles of the Sphynx”, followed by a reception to launch the Journal of Popular Television. Full details of the conference, including the programme and links to booking.

Emerging and established scholars from around the UK are giving papers, many of which address the theme of “Critics and Criticism: Writing on Audiovisual Media”.

Do note that you can sign up for ‘sessions only’ at the very good price of £20, Or you can go for a day rate – £60 on Fri or Sun, £100 on Saturday (includes conference dinner on Sat and reception on Fri). To do either of these, please email Kerry Swarbrooke in the conference office directly on either  or

If you’re not already a member of BAFTSS, do take a look here and consider signing up – very useful for research opportunities and networking.