Book launch: Unbridling the Western Film Auteur

The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre will be launching two new books by ELFSC staff. Among them is Unbridling the Western Film Auteur, edited by Emma Hamilton and Alistair Rolls.

The book renders a complex portrait of the Western auteur by considering the genre in a transnational context. It proposes that narrow views of auteurism should be reconsidered in favour of broader definitions that see meaning created, both intentionally and unintentionally, by a director; by other artistic contributors, including actors and the audience; or through the intersection with other theoretical concepts such as re-allegorization. In so doing, it illuminates the Western as a vehicle for expressing complex ideas of national and transnational identity.

The book launch will be held on Friday 27 July between 5.00 and 6.30pm.

At

Room X-803, NeW Space
The University of Newcastle
cnr Hunter and Auckland streets
Newcastle 2300

Please RSVP joanne.hanley@newcastle.edu.au by COB Tuesday 24 July.

 

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