Film Matters dossier on Film and Childhood

Looking forward to semester starting again next week after our break and, in particular, to setting to work on the dossier on ‘Film and Childhood’ we’re editing for the undergraduate film journal Film Matters. Students from Literature and Languages, but also from many other parts of the University, will be contributing to the dossier, writing articles on films as diverse as Etre et avoir, Atonement, Interstellar and La Vita è bella.

The dossier is being edited by Cristina Johnston and students will also have the chance to get feedback and advice from colleagues across Literature and Languages and Communications, Media and Culture who work on a range of aspects of cinema.

We’re really pleased, too, to have the support of our honorary graduate from last year, film director, curator and author Mark Cousins. As well as his work with Tilda Swinton on the 8 ½ Foundation, Mark has also curated a series of films on childhood (screening again this year at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse Cinema) and has directed two films about children (A Story of Children and Film and The First Movie). Mark will be coming to Stirling on 5 March to talk to the dossier’s authors about cinema and childhood. In the meantime, you can read his great article on teaching film here!

And we will, of course, keep you updated with progress on the dossier via the French at Stirling blog.

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