Andrew Burke presenting at the Screen Studies conference in Glasgow

Wed. May. 31, 2017

Professor Andrew Burke is presenting at the 27th International Screen Studies conference at the University of Glasgow from June 23rd to 25th. His paper, "Cinema and the Object World of Modernity: 1. The Tetra-Pak," marks the start of a new major research project that examines how the distribution of objects in films from around the world from the 1960s to the 1980s can be a way to understand the immense impact that the growth of commodity culture had globally. The project treats cinema as an archive through which we can see how the accelerated modernization of the postwar period populated the world with objects that, when seen on screen, function as the sign and symbol of the industrial, infrastructural, and logistical systems that landed them there.