Screening and Symposium about the film 120 BPM – 10 May 2019

Screening and Symposium about the film 120 BPM

10 May 2019 – 6.00 – 9.00pm

The screening takes place at Queen Mary, University of London on Friday the 10th of May. It will be followed by a roundtable with a fantastic lineup of speakers and a wine reception. See speaker details below.

– Ben Walters (a writer who blogs about moving-image, queer and DIY cultures @not_television & recently completed a PhD on nightlife collective Duckie at Queen Mary)
-Ray Malone (co-founder of the NHS Anti-Swindle Team, the founder of The Fallout Club and ACT UP activist)
-Lo Marshall (who works with the UCL Urban Laboratory on a project researching LGBTQI nightlife spaces in London from 1986 until the present).

The symposium will take place at King’s College, London on Saturday the 11th of May and will focus on diverse and interdisciplinary responses to 120 BPM, including panels on ‘Queer Histories / Activisms’, ‘Colour’, ‘Dance, Sound, Rhythm, Community Building’, ‘Digital Technologies and Virtual Reality’ and ‘Death, Dust, & Plastics’ and a keynote by Dr Fiona Johnstone, whose publication AIDS & Representation: Portraits and Self-Portraits During the AIDS Crisis in America is forthcoming in 2019.


Friday, May 10th

6.00 – 9.00pm at the Hitchcock Cinema, ArtsOne, Queen Mary, University of London.



Saturday, May 11th
10.30-5 at the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Kings College London

We are extremely grateful for the support of our sponsors the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS), The Society for French Studies (SFS) and The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF).

To find out more about the conference please go to or our twitter feed @120BPMSymposium.

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Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now – 24 September 2016

Please see the programme for the forthcoming Redefining Allegory Conference.

Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now – Saturday 24th September 2016

Queen Mary University of London

Lecture Theatre, Arts 2 Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

This one day conference aims to provide a platform to address issues surrounding the more recent definitions of allegory. What could the defining features of allegory be? Are there any possible benefits of the later definitions for more traditional historical led discussions of allegorical art? And finally, can there be a unified definition fit for interdisciplinary cross-cultural application that is both relevant to allegory and the allegorical in theory?


please register your attendance and get a free ticket on Eventbrite:


Conference Programme

10:00 ­­­– 10:30: Registration + coffee

10:30 – 10:40: Welcome + introduction

10:40 – 12:00: Keynote 1 Michael Silk

12:00 – 13:00: Panel A: Allegory and the Modern (Vladimir Brljak  + Sam Quill)

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch + coffee

14:00 – 15:00:Panel B:  Re-reading Benjamin’s Allegory (Karlien van den Beukel  + Vittoria Fallanca)

15:00 – 15:20: Coffee

15:20 – 16:20: Panel C: Metaphor and world making (Jessica Yeung + Boyarkina Iren)

16:20 – 17:20: Keynote 2 Jeremy Tambling

17:20 – 18:20: Wine reception

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Lecture: ‘Memory, Mothers and Mourning’, 10 March 2016

Centre for Catalan Studies (Queen Mary, University of London)

Memory, Mothers and Mourning in Mercè Rodoreda and Maria-Mercè Marçal
Speaker: Dr Montserrat Lunati (Cardiff University)

When: Thursday 10 March 2016
Time: 18.30 h.
Place: Arts One, Lecture Theatre, Centre for Catalan Studies

The lecture will be followed by a reception.


FREE registration:

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