7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
2nd February, 2016
To mark the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the School of History and Department of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London have invited Dr Lawrence Napper of King’s College London to give the tenth Annual Alfred Hitchcock Lecture in Film History.
Drawing on material from his recent book, The Great War in Popular British Cinema of the 1920s, Dr Napper will discuss two influential cinematic representations of the Battle of the Somme which were exhibited in 1916 and 1927
Examining the way in which each film is structured around a central ‘Over the Top’ sequence, he will explore the implications they have for realism, reconstruction, imagination, identification and memory in the years that followed the Great War.