Transnational Screens Conference at De Montfort University, Leicester

Transnational Screens Conference at De Montfort University, Leicester

The title of this conference, in full ‘Transnational Screens Conference: Volatility and Compounding Transnational Traffic’, seemed as if it had been specially devised for the Phantom on Film project: each of the geographical Phantom traditions engages on the one hand with local concepts of performance-of-performance, singing-in-film and, more broadly, opera-in-culture, and on the other with a gradually more dominant Hollywood cinema, to create increasingly complex transnational traffic back and forth between cultures.

The Network contributed a paper to the ‘Adaptations’ session (on the 1964 Italian version) alongside that of Iain Robert Smith (Lecturer in Film Studies at King’s College London). An interesting conversation about Dracula ensued!

 

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