Hollywood and the World

The popularity in Western culture of all things Hollywood reflects the eternal fascination with the world of Hollywood cinema. This inter-disciplinary research conference seeks to explore issues of Hollywood films and their international influence across historical periods and within cultural, political and social contexts both in the US and abroad. We are also interested in exploring this cinema in personal experience and interpersonal relationships and across a range of critical perspectives.

The project will critically engage with a number of core themes:

  • Hollywood history
  • Hollywood/International remakes and adaptations
  • American ideologies in Hollywood cinema
  • Gender limitations, expectations, and liminalities
  • Representations of minorities and ethnicities
  • Hollywood’s visions of the world vs. the world’s visions of Hollywood
  • Hollywood and nostalgia (i.e. recollections and representations)

Related themes will also be identified for development and exploration. Out of our deliberations it is anticipated that a series of related cross context research projects will develop