UPDATE: [Film] Registration open: Acting Out â A Symposium on Screen Performance, Inference and Interpretation

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Lucy Fife Donaldson
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Acting Out â€" A Symposium on Screen Performance, Inference and Interpretation

Friday March 20 2009, Department of Film, Theatre and Television,
University of Reading, UK

Keynote Speaker â€" Andrew Klevan, (St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford)
â€" Living Meaning: The Fluidity of Film Performance

This one-day symposium seeks to provide a forum for scholars of screen
acting to meet and progress the spate of recent work on performance on
film. We would like to explore how we draw out performance through an
interrogation of the relationship between performance, inference and

Confirmed speakers so far:

Professor John Adams, University of Bristol - Re-producing screen performance

Professor Martin Barker, University of Aberystwyth - How do audiences
evaluate acting on screen? A case study using The Usual Suspects

Dr. Alex Clayton, University of Bristol - Acting to Save the World: Team
America, Comedy and Performance

Dr. Kathrina Glitre, University of the West of England â€" Still Acting:
Doing nothing as an acting choice

David Morrison, King’s College, London â€" Performing Loneliness

Ronan Paterson, University of Teesside â€" A Little Touch of Harry in the
Night: An Exploration of the Contrasting acting Styles of Laurence Olivier
and Kenneth Branagh in their respective films of Shakespeare’s Henry V

Dr. Steven Peacock, University of Hertfordshire â€" Placing Gesture in Film

Professor Victor F. Perkins, University of Warwick â€" The Eloquence of Bad

Dr. Sarah Thomas, University of Aberystwyth â€" The Return of the
‘Repressive’: producing and consuming contrasting modes of performance in
Classical Hollywood cinema and The Best Years of Lives

A full programme will follow shortly

Registration now open â€" deadline 27th February 2009 (Early bird rate until
30th Jan)

Registration forms and further information for the symposium will be
available soon from our website:

In the meantime, please contact the organisers â€" Ceri Hovland & Lucy Fife
Donaldson â€" for a registration form, or any further enquiries, at

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