Soft Power, Cinema and the BRICS


Part of the AHRC network "Cinema, Soft Power and the BRICS" and supported by the AHRC-OWRI programme "Cross Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community".

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The conference features an exceptional selection of papers by international academic speakers as well as additional film-related events and round-table discussions with festival organisers. It takes place at The Carriageworks, Leeds.

Keynote Papers:

The Rising Soft Power of India

Professor Daya Thussu, University of Westminster

Soft Power and Cinema: A Methodological Reflection and Some Chinese Inflections

Professor Song Hwee Lim, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Other speakers:

Elaine Chung, SOAS

Professor Paul Cooke, University of Leeds

Simon Dancey, British Council

Professor Stephanie Dennison, University of Leeds (conference organiser)

Dr Ashvin I Devasundaram, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Rachel Dwyer, SOAS

Dr Dunja Fehimovic, University of Newcastle

Hayle Gadelha, Brazilian Embassy London

Professor William Gould, University of Leeds

Professor Andrew Higson, University of York

Dr Chris Homewood, University of Leeds

Professor Stephen Hutchings, University of Manchester

Max Kellet-Cornlis, Portland Communications

Dr Xiaoning Lu, SOAS

Will Massa, British Film Institute

Professor Alessandra Meleiro, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos

Dr Stephen Norris, University of Miami

Dr Luke Robinson, University of Sussex

Professor Caroline Rose, University of Leeds

Professor Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University

Dr Robert Saunders, Farmingdale State College

Jessica Siu-yin Yeung, SOAS

Dr Vlad Strukov, University of Leeds

David Wilson, Bradford UNESCO City of Film 

Dr Yanling Yang, SOAS 


Monday 19 June: 12.30 - 17.00

Tuesday 20 June: 09.00 - 17.00

Wednesday 21 June: 09.00 - 12.00

Conference Dinner - Monday evening

Film screening and Q&A (details to be announced) - Tuesday evening


£90 Full Price

£40 Postgraduates


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