We are proud to announce as confirmed keynote speakers:
Richard Maltby is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law in addition to being Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Screen Studies. He moved to Flinders from the UK, where he established the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture at the University of Exeter, before becoming Research Professor in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Professor Maltby has co-convened three major international conferences on the history of Hollywood's audiences, and co-edited six books on the subject, the most recent being Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and Cinema, Audiences and Modernity: New Perspectives on European Cinema History (Routledge, 2011). He is Series Editor of Exeter Studies in Film History, and the author of over 50 articles and essays. He is currently working on a history of regulation and the politics of Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s. Richard will present his new book, Decoding the Mobies, at the Screening Censorship Conference.
Manuel Mozos is a Filmmaker of documentaries and fiction films. He studied history and philosophy before enrolling in the Lisbon Film School. In 1989 he directed Um Passo, Outro Passo e Depois… followed by the feature Xavier (1992). From 2002 he is a film archivist in the Cinemateca Portuguesa-ANIM, and since 2013 he works with Cinemateca on collections of censorship film cuts under Salazar (Cinema: Alguns Cortes – Censura, 1999, 2014, 2015).
Rachel Talalay is a film and television director and producer. She worked for New Line Cinema as a producer on the Nightmare on Elm Street series (1984-1994), and produced John Waters’ Hairspray (1988) and Cry-Baby (1990). She directed Freddy’s Dead: the Final Nightmare (1994) and the cult classic Tank Girl (1995). For television she directed episodes of Sherlock, Ally McBeal, Supernatural, and Doctor Who.
Linda Williams is a Professor in Film, Media and Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Figures of Desire (1981), a co-edited volume of feminist film criticism (Re-vision, 1984), an edited volume on film spectatorship, Viewing Positions (1993), Reinventing Film Studies (co-edited with Christine Gledhill, 2000), and Screening Sex (Duke, 2008). In 1989 she published a study of pornographic film entitled Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible (second edition 1999). This study of moving-image pornography looks seriously at the history and form of an enormously popular genre. She has also edited a collection of essays on pornography, Porn Studies, featuring work by many U.C. Berkeley graduate students (Duke, 2004). She is also known for the articles Film Bodies: Film, Genre and Excess, and Learning to Scream.