Professor Joe Andrew presented paper at US Conference

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Posted on 20 May 2013

Professor Joe Andrew, Programme Director for Film Studies in the School of Humanities, has returned from the United States, where he presented a paper at the conference, Adaptation: Russian Text into Film, held at Ohio State University.

His paper, 'Another Captive in the Caucasus' dealt with director Aleksei Uchitel's 2008 film, The Captive, which is set against the background of the 1990s Russian-Chechen wars. Professor Andrew's paper also discussed the work in the context of the long tradition of literary and cinematic works, going back to Pushkin and Tolstoy, that have attempted to explain Russia's on-going troubled relationship, with the 'south'. His paper will be published as part of a volume arising from the conference.