Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Beacon Lecture Thurs 3rd Nov

The new series of lectures, the Beacon lectures are free and open to all, and take place on Thursday evenings from 6-7pm in Physics Lecture Theatre C in the Physics building at the North Haugh. The lectures highlight post-doctoral researchers from various departments showcasing the cutting edge research being undertaken at the University. [Complete lecture series list]

3rd November 2011
Neapolitan cinema, old and new: an overview of regional cinema from Naples, Italy
Dr Alexander Marlow-Mann, School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies
Naples is a city with a unique cultural identity, distinct from that of Italy as a whole and readily identifiable around the world. But why is it that such a medium-sized city beset by social and economic problems should also be such a prolific producer of films? And what is it that makes the cinema of Naples so unique? In this talk, Alex Marlow-Mann will give an overview of the history of filmmaking in Naples and explain how that history led to the international success of Gomorrah and filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino.
Dr. Alex Marlow-Mann is Research Co-ordinator at the Centre for Film Studies and author of the first English-language book on the subject, The New Neapolitan Cinema (EUP, 2011)

Next lecture: 
17th November 2011
How to design an invisibility cloak: what gravity can teach us about optics
Dr Simon Horsley, School of Physics and Astronomy