Nice or Die: Publishing Fast & Furious
- Date: Wednesday 25 January 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
- Location: Online
- Cost: Free
The editors of Full-Throttle Franchise: The Culture, Business and Politics of Fast & Furious in conversation with postgraduate researchers (PGRs) in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries.
Full-Throttle Franchise is the first book to offer an in-depth analysis of Fast & Furious, bringing together a range of scholars to explore not only the style and themes of the franchise, but also its broader cultural impact and legacy. The collected essays establish the franchise’s importance in cinematic and ideological terms, linking their discussions to wider issues of genre, representation, adaptation and industry. Topics range from stardom and performance, focusing on key actors Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, to the way in which Fast & Furious intersects with dominant ideas of racial, gender and sexual identity.
The volume’s editors – Dr Joshua Gulam, Dr Fraser Elliott and Dr Sarah Feinstein – will speak about the process of putting the collection together in conversation with the University of Leeds School of Performance and Cultural Industries’ doctoral candidates Alice Chandler and Qianyu Wang.
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