11:30am – 12:30pm Registration (At the Main Foyer in the Rendall Building)

12:30pm – 1:20pm Lunch

1:20pm – 1:30pm Welcome and Introduction (Julia Hallam and Yannis Tzioumakis)

1:30pm – 3:00pm Panel 1: Rethinking Independence: Uneasy Relationships, Forced Oppositions and Problematic Paradigms

Contesting Independence: Hal Ashby, Creative Conflict and Negotiated Authorship – Phil Drake (University of Stirling)
From Independent to Specialty: House of the Devil  (Ti West, 2009), the Grind-House Aesthetic and the Niche Horror Film- Sarah Wharton (University of Liverpool)
New Line Cinema, Old Queer Cinema: Problems in the Periodisation of Contemporary American Independent Film – Gary Needham (Nottingham Trent University)

3:00pm – 3:30pm Coffee break

3:30pm – 5:00pm Panel 2: Converging Independence: New Approaches in the Study of Indiewood

‘Greening’ American Independent Cinema – Claire Molloy (University of Brighton)
The impact of media convergence on the distribution of American independent cinema: A case study of The Darjeeling Limited (2007, Anderson) and Hotel Chevalier (2007, Anderson) – Hayley Trowbridge (University of Liverpool)
American Independent Cinema in the Age of Convergence – Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool)

5:00pm – 5:30pm Coffee break

5:30pm – 7:00pm Closing Keynote

The Politics of Independence: Jane Fonda, The China Syndrome (1979) and Anti-Nuclear Campaigning – Peter Krämer (University of East Anglia)


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25 10 2011

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