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Huston School of Film & Digital Media
Date: Friday, 03 March 2006
Location: Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Earl’s Island
Time: 15.00
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Seeing the Past from the Present: Cinema in the Age of New Technologies.’ Speaker: Laura Mulvey, film-maker, theorist and author of seminal essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema. Places limited. If you wish to attend, phone: Dee Quinn, Ext. 507.


Huston School of Film & Digital Media/Womens’ Studies Centre, NUI Galway Annual Symposium
Date: Friday, 03 March 2006
Location: Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Earl’s Island
Time: 18.00
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’Women in the Picture 2: Influence and Inspiration.’ Speakers include: Laura Mulvey, feminist film-maker and theorist; Pat Murphy, film-maker & critic (Nora) and Liz Gill, film-maker (Goldfish Memory). To register, phone: Dee Quinn, Ext. 5076 or email:
The symposium continues on Saturday 4th March.


Influence and Inspiration

3-5 March, 2006
In association with the Womens’ Studies Centre, NUIG.

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the second Women in the Picture symposium focuses on the question, what inspires and influences contemporary women film-makers?

While acknowledging fully that the work of male artists and film-makers has been and continues to be a major influence on the work of most women film-makers, the symposium will focus on women’s influence on each other’s work. The notion of influence raises many questions about such issues as the role of critical discourses in creating canons and constructing ‘auteurs’; women filmmaker’s creative and working practices; and the desirability, or otherwise, of role models.

The various talks and screenings will allow us to think about these and other questions, about the range of women who have inspired women film-makers, why this is so, and how their influence has been manifested.

A range of distinguished filmmakers and critics will explore these issues, including renowned feminist film-maker and theorist, LAURA MULVEY, whose discussion of the work of Iranian film-maker, Rakshan Bani Etemad, will be preceded by a screening of UNDER THE SKIN OF THE CITY; film-maker and critic PAT MURPHY (NORA); filmmaker LIZ GILL (GOLDFISH MEMORY); and filmmaker MONIKA TREUT, who will also screen and discuss her new film, TIGER WOMEN GROW WINGS, a documentary tracing the profound changes undergone by Taiwanese society by examining the lives of three generations of Taiwanese women.

€25 waged, €10 unwaged

To book a place, please send a cheque in Euros for the relevant amount, stating which part of the symposium you wish to attend, and your name and contact details, to the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway, Ireland. Alternatively, you can register and pay on arrival.

Orientation, Accommodation
For information on university accommodation in Galway, maps of the city, the campus and tourist information go to:
For a complete guide to Galway city and county including accommodation, events and things to do, see the links page on this website.


Friday 3rd March

6.0 Registration

6.30 Short welcome / intro – Rod Stoneman

6.40 Introduction: Laura Mulvey

6.50 Under the Skin of the City Rakshan Bani Etemad (2001) 92 mins.

8.20 Reception

Saturday 4th March

9.30 Registration / Coffee

10.0 Introductory remarks – Jenny Roche / Fidelma Farley

10.20 The Nature of Influence – Pat Murphy

11.45 Coffee

12.00 Her Name was Lola – Ann Roper.

1.30 Lunch

3.00 Iranian Women’s Cinema – Laura Mulvey Discussion

4.15 Tea

4.30 Tigerwomen Grow Wings Monika Treut (2005) 83 mins [To be confirmed] -6.30

8.00 Dinner [In order to facilitate further dialogue we have reserved a venue – the Lemon Grass restaurant, Spanish Arch for dinner. Should you wish to come dinner please confirm with Dee Quinn; however please note this is not included in the registration fee.]

Sunday 5th March

10.15 Coffee

10.30 Liz Gill (film-maker)

11.35 Coffee

11.50 Nancy Malone (actor, producer, director)

1.0 Plenary

1.30 Close

[SUBJECT TO CHANGE: 22 Feb 2006]