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Keywords For Today

Stabb, Walter (2020) Keywords For Today. [Video]

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Keywords For Today is a collaborative essay film produced by the Derek Jarman Lab, and funded by the University of Pittsburgh. Walter Stabb worked with other filmmakers, academics and graphic designers in the production and post-production of the film. The 24 minute film engages with the work of Raymond Williams and the 2018 book Keywords for Today. The film premiered at the Modern Languages Association annual conference in Seattle, in January 2020 and has been screened publicly by the University of Pittsburgh and Birkbeck, The University of London.

Keywords for Today (the film) follows the three launches of Keywords for Today (the book) in Pittsburgh (USA), London (UK), and Peradeniya (Sri Lanka).

Using the film essay as a method of enquiry the collaborators show how the process of researching keywords in the English language takes place in a global setting. At the University of Pittsburgh, four students present their own modern keywords, the London launch features a keynote address by Professor Paul Gilroy, winner of the 2019 Holberg Prize. At the launch in Peradeniya, Professor Arjuna Parakrama and students consider the use of English from a South Asian perspective.

Item Type: Video
Additional Information: Screened at the MLA conference, 2020.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords; Raymond Williams; The Keyword Project
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Stage and Screen
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Last Modified: 24 May 2023 09:26

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