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London University Screen Studies Group Conference 07 March 2014 02:00 PM

Location London, co-organised with Roland-Francois Lack. Senate House, Birkbeck and UCL.

Day 1 – Friday March 7

Senate House (Senate Room, 1st floor)

1.30-2.00: welcome and introduction


  • chair: Charlotte Brunsdon (University of Warwick)
  • Robert Murphy (De Montfort University) ‘An American in London: Jules Dassin and Night and the City
  • Philip Horne (University College London) ‘Placing Peeping Tom
  • Maureen Thomas (University of Cambridge) ‘Do I See You? London Mirror’ (on London in Bollywood cinema)
  • Karolina Kendall-Bush (University College London): ‘Location Limehouse: Visiting the Streets of London’s Lost Chinatown’


  • chair: Roland-François Lack (UCL)
  • Richard Koeck (University of Liverpool), on the Cinematic Geographies of Battersea
  • Aileen Reid (Survey of London, Bartlett School of Architecture), ‘Battersea in Film: a Case of Location Anxiety?’
  • Chris O’Rourke (University College London) ‘In the Streets of Film-land: Locating London’s Cinema History’


  • chair Ian Christie (Birkbeck)
  • Thomas Christensen (Danish Film Archive): ‘Mapping Early Films: Copenhagen as a Case’

6.20: drinks reception in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London

Day 2 – Saturday 7 March

Birkbeck Cinema and Senate House 9.45 (for 10.00)

Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square

Preview screening of Another London, a film written and presented by architecture historian Robert Harbison, introduced by the director Ektoras Arkomanis


  • chair: Roland-François Lack
  • Angelina Karpovich (Brunel University): ‘Jacob Richter’s London’ (on Lenin in London)
  • Eleni Liarou (Birkbeck): ‘London’s Modern Babylon: Film, Memory and Public History’
  • Martin Brady (King’s College London) on The Vanishing Street

1.00 lunch at Senate House 2.00-3.30

  • Ian Christie (Birkbeck): ‘Drab Streets: London Crime Scenes’
  • Les Roberts (University of Liverpool): ‘Locating the City in Film: Navigating the Archive City’
  • Closing discussion.

University of London Screen Studies Group/all concessions £20, or £10 per day