Today The Autism Centre hosts an exciting event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.
Exploring autism in the cinema
Location: The Void Cinema, Floor 1, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University Date: 5 November 2016 Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Film plays a very significant role in shaping how we understand and respond to autism. Representations of autism on TV and in the cinema get everyone talking.
From Elvis to The A Word, Hannah Ebben, a PhD student at The Autism Centre, will explore with the audience her research on the different ways in which autism has been conceptualised and represented in film, and together we will consider the impact of these images on the lives of people who identify as autistic and their families. Sheffield has a committed autism community, and this event will provide Hannah with an opportunity to introduce her research to them.
The event will take place in Sheffield Hallam’s own cinema, The Void, to introduce a new audience to this little-known gem. After Hannah’s presentation, Professor Nick Hodge will facilitate an audience discussion on the issues raised.
The Void Cinema is located at Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Owen Building (https://www.shu.ac.uk/visit-us/how-to-find-us/city-campus-plan), Level 1. The easiest way to get there is via the main lift lobby in the Owen building.
For more information contact:
- Hannah Ebben Email: firstname.lastname@example.org