Current Thinking on the Western III

Current Thinking on the Western III – Conference


14-15 June 2016

University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.

A conference convened by Dr Lee Broughton (Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, University of Leeds) with Dr Mark Goodall (University of Bradford).

Keynote speakers:

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling (Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, Royal College of Art).

Alex Cox (filmmaker (Repo Man, Straight to Hell, Walker, Sid and Nancy) and academic practitioner, University of Colorado).

2015-16 is proving to be a significant year for the Western. The Hateful Eight, The Revenant and Bone Tomahawk have all enjoyed critical success and there is every indication that we may be about to enter a period of renewed public interest in the genre. As ever, the genre in all of its multifarious forms continues to inspire new and fruitful avenues of academic research.

This two-day event seeks to draw together international scholars of all levels (independent scholars, postgraduate research students, early career researchers & established researchers) and media practitioners whose work engages with the Western on film.

The two rates for Current Thinking on the Western III are £90 for members of academic institutions and £50 for students and members of the public.

Both rates include:

  • lunch and refreshments on both days
  • entry into the The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 50th anniversary event (evening of 14th June)
  • entry into the ‘Revisiting Cult Westerns II’ seminar (teatime on 13th June)