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The Battle of Algiers (1966) from ‘Yesterday’s Mujahiddin’ to today’s Postc...

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Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI)

29-31 Clarendon Place

University of Leeds

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A screening and symposium at the University of Leeds

Hosted by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures (CWCDC) and the Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam. Convened by Alan O’Leary (CWCDC) in consultation with Neelam Srivastava (Newcastle).

Please book your tickets by Friday the 27th of April.

This event will be preceded by a free film screening and discussion of a new restoration of The Battle of Algiers (Cult Films, 2017) from 09:30-13:00 in Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 14 (University of Leeds). The film will be shown at 09:45 and will be followed by a discussion with Nicholas Harrison on Islam in the film, based on his article available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jXOYr2NmbxJqLbBt7xUXDzKzyJTW10gE/view?usp=sharing.

Programme

13:15 Buffet lunch (provided)

13:45 Introduction

14:00 Presentations

Chair Dr Tajul Islam (Co-director Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam, Leeds)

14:00 Presentation 1 Prof Alan O’Leary (Professor of Film and Cultural Studies, Leeds): ‘The Battle of Algiers and the Orientalist Tradition’

Respondent Dr Angelos Koutsourakis (University Academic Fellow in World Cinema, Leeds)

14:45 Presentation 2 Dr Neelam Srivastava (Reader in Postcolonial and Comparative Literature, Newcastle): The Battle of Algiers in the Postcolonial Classroom’

Respondent Dr Beatrice Ivey (Early Career Researcher and seminar tutor in French, Leeds)

15:30 Presentation 3 Dr Carl Vincent (Principal Lecturer of Classical Music, Leeds College of Music): ‘East and West: Music in The Battle of Algiers

Respondent Claire McGinn (Postgraduate Researcher in Music, York)

16:15 Coffee break

16:30 Roundtable

Chair Dr Neelam Srivastava (Reader in Postcolonial and Comparative Literature, Newcastle)

Participants

Dr Laura Ager (Co-director/programmer, Leeds Film Fringe)

Prof Martin Evans (Professor of Modern European History, Sussex)

Prof Nicholas Harrison (Professor of French and Postcolonial Studies, King’s College London)

Prof John Mowitt (Leadership Chair in Critical Humanities, Leeds)

Prof S Sayyid (Professor of Social Theory and Decolonial Thought, Leeds)

17:30 End

This event has been generously supported by the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies (Leeds), and the Society for Italian Studies and Cult Films have kindly granted permission to project the DVD of the film.

Organisation of the event has been assisted by Rachel Johnson (Postgraduate Researcher, Leeds).

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