Styles & Personalities, Genres & Histories
The 2014 Film & History Conference
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
Madison, WI (USA)
29 October - 2 November, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Tom Gunning
A "golden age" typically represents success, but what attitudes--contemporary and current--define that success? Genres can have golden ages, as screwball comedy did in the 1930s and film noir in the 1940s, but how do we separate the deliberate work of their creators from the complex push and pull of historical forces? What secret golden ages await discovery, buried under misunderstanding or lurking in the shadows of more celebrated eras of film history?
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Past Film & History Conferences
The Film & History conference began in 2000 under the leadership of editor-in-chief Peter Rollins. Held biennially from 2000-2012 and annually beginning in 2013, it has grown into an international event for scholars working in a wide range of disciplines.