Public Talks

 

Lecturing

 

I regularly give talks at Arts Venues, Cinemas, WI/NWR, Local History or Literary Groups and adult education colleges etc., and since 2020 online talks for cinemas, libraries and education colleges.

I am always happy to adjust or combine topics to provide you with the subject and format that best suits your programme and audience.​​​​​​

So whether you are after an in-depth look at the work of a particular film director; or fancy spending a couple of hours studying the objectification of the male body in film - do get in touch. ​

Below is a selection of the topics I have given talks on.
I hope you'll find something here of interest. ​

Film and Media Lecturer (Levels 3 - 6), with a experience of teaching international students and pastoral tutor responsibilities.

Qualified to teach at FE, HE and Adult level plus Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.  Roles inc.

Film Studies & Personal Tutor
University of Sussex
International Study Centre (StudyGroup)
Preparing international students for BA/MAs in Film & Media.


Lecturer & Module Co-ordinator
University of Chichester  

Taught across a number of film and media modules, was sole lecturer and module co-ordinator for 'TV Cultures' module.  
                  

Lecturer & Course Co-ordinator
Chichester College
Part of a team of lecturers on
ND Media Production. Sole lecturer and course co-ordinator for A Level Film Studies.       
 

Talk Topics

​"Very illuminating and good fun."

​​"Really well delivered. Interactive, informed, enthusiastic and fun. First class!."
 

​​"Informative, clearly explained. Many opportunities to ask questions and to share knowledge with the group."

Lads of the Village: from stage to screen to court

British Silent Film Symposium, Kings College London, April 2018

Making Progress on Progress Films
British Silent Film Symposium, Kings College London, April 2017

Face 2 Face: An examination of the creator and creation in films featuring plastic surgery

(Dis)Connected Forms - Narratives on the Fractured Self Conference, University of Hull, September 2016

Charlie Chaplin and World War One
University of Chichester Research Conference, July 2016

Charlie Chaplin in the British Press
British Silent Film Symposium, Kings College London, April 2016

Alice in Wonderland, a Gothic Perspective

St Mary's University Research Conference, March 2016

 

Which Way? Film Adaptations of Alice in Wonderland
Wonderlands: Reading/Writing/Telling Fairy Tales and Fantasy Conference, Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairytales & Fantasy, University of Chichester, May 2015


Making a Living: Charlie Chaplin's Finances 1906 – 1916

The Tramp at 100 Conference

Bologna, June 2014

 

Film Directors and Stars

Agnes Varda - Al Pacino - Alice Guy-Blache - Alfred Hitchcock - Andrea Arnold - Ang Lee - Audrey Hepburn - Baz Luhrmann - Billy Wilder - Charlie Chaplin - Clio Barnard - Coen Brothers -  Deniz Gamze Ergüven - Dorothy Arznar - Dorothy Davenport - Frank Capra - Ida Lupino - Jean-Luc Godard - F W Murnau - Fritz Lang - Howard Hawks - Jafar Panahi - James Mason - Jane Campion - Joan Morgan - Joanna Hogg - Kathryn Bigelow - Ken Loach - Kevin Smith - Leni Riefenstahl - Lois Weber - Lynne Ramsay - Marilyn Monroe - Martin Scorsese - Mike Figgis - Muriel Box - Nell Shipman - Francois Truffaut - Mira Nair - Orson Welles - Pedro Almodovar - Quentin Tarantino - Robert de Niro - Roman Polanski - Sally Potter - Stephen Frears - Steven Soderbergh - Steven Spielberg - Terry Gilliam - Tim Burton

Film Genres

Bio-Pics - Christmas - Comedy - Crime - Documentary - Film Noir - Genre Overview - Gothic - Holocaust - Horror - James Bond - Musical - Sci-Fi - War - Western

 

General Film

1939 (the best year?) - Artists on Film - Auteur - Blockbuster - Censorship/Classification - Christmas - Cinemagoing - Fans and Fandom - Film Form - Gender - Independent Cinema - Hollywood 1967-1977 - Marketing - Objectification - Plastic Surgery (films featuring) - Shocking Cinema - Silent Cinema - Spectatorship - Stars - Studio System - Studying Film - Women film directors

 

From page to screen

​Literary Adaptations Overview - Jane Austen: overview or individual titles - Macbeth - Taming of the Shrew - Alice in Wonderland - ​Les Liaison Dangereuses - Stephen King - Wuthering Heights - Dracula - The Phantom of the Opera - Frankenstein - Jekyll & Hyde - Gothic Overview

 

International Film

Australia - British  - Dogme95 -  French New Wave - German 2nd World War - German Expressionism - Hollywood - Iranian -  Italian Neo Realism

How Films are Made

Cinematography - Costume and Make Up - Editing - Mise en Scene - Music - Performance - Screenwriting - Sound - Stunts - Special Effects

 

TV Genres

Costume - Crime - Documentary (from both theoretical and 'making-of' perspective) - Fantasy - Reality TV - Vampire

From Page to Screen: Dracula

Saturday 10 October 2020, 10.30 (online)

CityLit

More details & to book >>

From Page to Screen: Jekyll
& Hyde

Saturday 17 October 2020, 10.30 (online)

CityLit

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European Cinema and its Legacy

A 6-week Course from Tuesday 3 November 2020, 7pm (online)

Lewes Depot

More details & how to book >>

Ang Lee: Actors discovered/
rediscovered

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 6.30pm (FREE online)

Westminster
Libraries

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Artists on Film

2020 date postponed. New date TBC: 2021

The Munnings Art Musuem

More details to follow

The Greatest Film (Course) Ever

2020 date postponed. New date TBC.

Saffron Screen

More details to follow

Do get in touch with me if you'd like to discuss any Marketing, Fundraising & Project Management opportunities or Film Writing and Lecturing projects.

Ellen Cheshire    -   07811  761588 - cheshellen @ gmail.com