New Uses of Bourdieu in Film & Media Studies-Free registration

Friday 16th November 2012

A one day conference in collaboration between Newcastle University's Research Centre in Film & Digital Media and the University of Sunderland's Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies


*Travel bursaries available for postgraduate speakers travelling a distance 
*Possibility of publication in edited collection
*No registration fee


Keynote speaker Professor Bridget Fowler (Glasgow University)
Despite the profound influence of Pierre Bourdieu's work in the fields of sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies, it has been less extensively employed in research in the fields of film and media. Certainly for film, this is partially explained by a lack of direct comment by Bourdieu on the subject (the short essay "Culture is in danger" (2000) represents the most striking exception in this regard). Although Bourdieu has written more extensively on media, this has certainly not produced what one might call a Bourdieu school of media studies. The aim of this conference, therefore, is to explore new uses of Bourdieu in film and media research.


See conference poster and programme.



published on: 15th October 2012