Public lectures, invited talks

Selected and introduced Arthur Robison’s The Informer for Southwest Silents, The Lansdown, Bristol, 18 October 2017

Introduced Robert Zemeckis’s Contact for Chapterhouse Film Society, Bristol Cathedral, 4 October 2017

Selected and introduced Jacques Feyder’s Visages d’enfants for Southwest Silents, The Lansdown, Bristol, 15 March 2017

‘Why Are So Many Robots Female?’, public talk at We, Robot event, @Bristol/Digital Cultures Research Centre, Being Human festival, 20 November 2016

Organiser of Global Futures: On Science Fiction event with authors/editors/publishers Bill Campbell, Zen Cho, Carmelo Rafala, Geoff Ryman, Stephanie Saulter, Donna Scott and Tade Thompson, at Book & Kitchen, London, 7 November 2015

Selected and introduced the German sonorised cut of Sergei Eisenstein’s Bronenosets Potemkin for Bristol Silents, The Lansdown, Bristol, 23 September 2015

Video Nasties panel member, UK premiere of uncut Anthropophagus, The Cube, Bristol, September 2015

‘Exploring Afrofuturism: The Last Angel of History’ panel with Anthony Joseph and Zoe Whitely at BFI’s Sci-Fi – Days of Fear and Wonder, BFI Southbank, 30 November 2014

‘What We Owe to La Jetée’, public lecture at BFI’s Sci-Fi – Days of Fear and Wonder/Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, The Watershed, Bristol, November 2014

‘Visions of the Future: African Science Shorts’ panel with Shola Amoo, Glasgow Film Theatre/Africa in Motion, 9 November 2014

‘It’s About Time: Science Fiction, Cinema, Source Code’, Technical University of Liberec, the Czech Republic, 30 October 2014

‘Double Consciousness and the Veil of Race in “The Comet”, The World, The Flesh and the Devil and I Am Legend Variants’, Technical University of Liberec, the Czech Republic, 30 October 2014

Co-hosted Future Visions from Post-War Britain: Nigel Kneale and introduced The Year of the Sex Olympics, The Cube, Bristol, 16 October 2014

Selected and introduced Ozu Yasujiro’s Tokkan kozô and Hijosen no onna for Bristol Silents, The Lansdown, Bristol, 14 May 2014

‘Alien Cultures, and Others’, public lecture to accompany Shezad Dawood exhibition at The Parasol Unit: Foundation for Contemporary Art, London 8 May 2014

‘From Robot Suits to Celebrity Coldsores: Wearable Technologies in SF Cinema’, public lecture at Wearable Horizons, Southbank, 3-4 May 2014

Introduced John Sayles’ Matewan for The 3rd Annual Bristol Radical Film Festival, 9 March 2014

Introduced Tsukamoto Shinya’s Denchu Kozo No Boken, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Ben Rivers’ Terror! for Avant-Goth: Avant-garde Engagements with Gothic and Horror. BFI/Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image, 23 November 2013

Introduced Luigi Cozzi’s Scontri stellari oltre la terza dimensione/Starcrash for Bristol Bad Film Club, Bristol Planetarium, Bristol, 21 November 2013

Selected and introduced Oscar Micheaux’s Body and Soul for Bristol Silents, The Lansdown, Bristol, 23 October 2013

Introduced Edward D Wood, Jr’s Plan 9 from Outer Space for Bristol Bad Film Club, The Lansdown, Bristol, 15 August 2013

Public discussion of Philip K. Dick’sValis, at Shellac of North America/All Tomorrow’s Parties – Nightmare Before Christmas festival, Camber Sands, 30 November–2 December 2012

‘Cinema as/of Time Travel’, public lecture and introduction to Alain Resnais’ Je t’aime, je t’aime, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 19 October 2012

‘The Martians of Africa: Reading Anti-Colonial and Post-Colonial Cinema as Science Fiction’ (workshop on Chris Marker and Alain Resnais’ Les statues meurent aussi and Ousmane Sembene’s La noire de…, with Roger Luckhurst and Rehan Hyder), Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 23 June 2012

Selected and introduced Ernst Lubitsch’s Lady Windermere’s Fan for Bristol Silents, The King’s Arms, Bristol, 9 May 2012

Post-show discussion with director and cast of Volcano Theatre’s A Clockwork Orange, Tobacco Factory theatre, Bristol, 14 November 2011

Selected and introduced Ousmane Sembene’s Xala for Film Club Bristol, the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 16 October 2011

Selected and introduced Robert Wiene’s Orlacs Hände for Bristol Silents, The Picture House, Bristol, 10 August 2011

‘Class, Control and Clones’ panel member, Out of this World exhibition, British Library, 1 August 2011

Tutor for the Science Fiction Foundation’s Sf Criticism Masterclass weekend, 1–3 July 2011

Introduced Waltz with Bashir for The Compass Festival of Desire, Bristol, 18 October 2009

Introduced Peeping Tom for The Screen at Hay Festival of British Cinema, Hay-on-Wye, 5 September 2009

Member of ‘Eraserheads’ panel, with Roger Luckhurst, Jonathan Romney, Susanna Radstone and Pierre Bismuth, discussing cinema’s representation of the workings of memory and Bismuth’s film and gallery work with Michel Gondry, BFI Southbank, 16 September 2008

‘Monsters and Modernity’, public lecture at Silicon Knights games developers, St. Catharines, Ontario, 1 August 2008

‘The Very Modern World of Fritz Lang’, public lecture at Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, 18 March 2008

Royal Academy of Arts Forum on Promethean Landscapes: Technology, Modernity and Space: public lecture on ‘Giant Structures, Giant Robots, Giant Apes: The Promethean Dialectics of Landscape and Capital’, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 12 December 2007

Royal Academy of Arts Forum on The Cinematic Sublime: public lecture on ‘The Technological Sublime, Squared: Sf Cinema’s Very Special Effect’, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 3 May 2007

On-stage interview with M John Harrison at the Science Fiction Foundation/British Science Fiction Association’s Signs of Life event, London, 12 April 2002

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