Registration now open

Registration for the conference is now open at the following eventbrite page:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-battle-of-algiers-at-50-legacies-in-film-and-literature-symposium-tickets-22031825784

We are also delighted to announce the provisional programme for the symposium as follows:

9.15 – 45. Registration and welcome.

9.45 – 11.15 Panel 1: Transcultural legacies

‘“The Mirage”: Post-colonial Insights towards Cultural Identity’ (Mohamed El Bouayadi, Moroccan Association of Film Critics)

Black Friday: considering a transcultural form of The Battle of Algiers’ (Eleanor Halsall, SOAS)

La Bataille d’Alger, la Bande Dessinée and Public Engagement in History’ (Edward Still, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford).

11.15- 11. 30 Break

11.30 – 1.00 Panel 2: Gendering resistance

‘In the “Dictatorship of Truth”, “Can the Subaltern Speak?”’ (Aleena Karim, The University of Birmingham)

‘“They tear away at her veil … The man is Ali”: (Cross)Dressing the nation in Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers’ (Shelley Saggar, University of Leeds)

The Battle of Algiers: Women, Resistance, Cultural dichotomies and Beyond in Tunisia’ (Manel Zouabi, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York)

1.00 – 1.45 Lunch

1.45 – 2. 45 Keynote

‘Carnival of Algiers’. Dr Alan O’Leary, University of Leeds.

2.45 – 4.15 Panel 3: The shadow of violence

‘Algerian Independence: The Representation of an Urban War’ (Ouerdia Ben Mamar, Université de Paris 8)

La Bataille d’Alger or the colonial warfare at the roots of a new world order’ (Dr Amanda Crawley and Dr Sophie Watt, University of Sheffield)

“This Cement Mixed With Blood and Anger”: Mimicry and Violent Resistance in The Battle of Algiers. (Sarah Jilani, graduate of Queen’s College, Oxford.)

4.15 – 4.30 Break

4.30 – 5.30 Roundtable

Dr Alan O’Leary (University of Leeds), Dr Claire Eldridge (University of Leeds), Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson (University of Sheffield) and Dr Sophie Watt (University of Sheffield).

5.30 – 6.30 Wine and conference close.

 

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