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The Debate over Feature Film History

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  • UserProfessor Vivian Bickford Smith (University of Stellenbosch and University of Cape Town)
  • ClockTuesday 01 May 2018, 17:45-19:15
  • HouseGatsby Room, Wolfson College.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Rachel E. Holmes.

Feature films have given many around the world their visions of the past in recent times: whether of wars, slavery, the holocaust or individual lives. Yet these influential accounts remain strangely marginal to academic historical discussion, beyond occasional review of their inaccuracies. Using film sequences, this talk suggests that feature film history should be taken more seriously in the academy.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Humanities Society talks series.

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