Sarah Artt

Sarah Artt

Dr Sarah Artt

Lecturer T&R

Biography

I have research interests in: screen adaptation (beyond fidelity criticism), silence in the cinema (i.e. the use of silence to convey meaning), women on screen and women's fiction. I also teach on science fiction, contemporary Hollywood cinema.

I am an experienced public speaker and have recently appeared at the University of London's Living Frankenstein event, and The British Academy Summer Showcase. I have also appeared with Bright Club in Edinburgh and Dundee.

I am currently researching my monograph Quiet Pictures: British and French Cinema by Women on the work of Joanna Hogg, Lynne Ramsay, Lucile Hadzihalilovic and Celine Sciamma

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Subject Group Representative Academic Quality Committee (SACI)
  • Interview panel, Lectureship in English and Film, December 2014

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Co-organiser with Anne Schwan of 'Orange is the New Black and New Perspectives on the Women in Prison Genre'. Academic conference June 2015.

 

Invited Speaker

  • Association of Adaptation Studies Conference, University of Amsterdam, September 2018. Paper title: The Truth About Art: art practice on screen
  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, Universita Roma Tre, June 2018. Paper title: xcessive Silence and Punctured Quiet: Lady Macbeth (2016)
  • Invited Guest. AI Narratives: How Do We Talk About AI. The Royal Society and Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
  • International Gothic Association Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University July 2018. Paper title: Ten Thousand Times More Malignant’: Alice Lowe's Prevenge
  • Adaptation and Nation Conference, Queen Margaret University, June 2017 Paper Title: Why We Do Not Adapt Jean Rhys
  • Network for European Cinema Studies Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, June 2017. Paper title: An otherness that cannot be sublimated: hybrid bodies in Black Mirror and Penny Dreadful
  • Association of Adaptation Studies, St Anne's College Oxford. September 2016: Paper title: Shades of Frankenstein in Black Mirror and Penny Dreadful
  • Invited talk. University of Split, Croatia. October 2014. Talk title: The Post-feminist Tart in Ripper Street
  • 0th International Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow, 2-4 July 2010. Paper Title: Silence and Performance: Appreciating Lynne Ramsay's Morvern Callar
  • Transforming Cities. TU Braunschweig. 2-4 July 2015. Paper Title: Femme Publique: The brothel sex worker as anti-flaneuse in the television series Maison Close (2010-2013)
  • Symposium on Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television. Text, Genre and Visual Studies Group, Queen Margaret University, 29 October 2010. Paper title: Vienna to Beijing: Letter from an Unknown Woman, melodrama and the symbolic simulation of Europe
  • Invited Workshop 'Shakespeare on Screen' for Msc in European Theatre Studies, University of Edinburgh.
  • Neo-Victorian Networks, University of Amsterdam, 13-15 June 2012. Paper title: The Steampunk Detective: Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock
  • Invited talk. Masculinity, Silence, the Body: Valhalla Rising (2009) and Drive (2011). Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 7th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies Conference, University of York, September 2012. Paper title: We Need to Talk About Kevin and Heathcliff: metatextual authorships in Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin and Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heigh
  • Network for European Cinema and Media Studies. 23-26 July 2011. Sonic Futures Conference. King's College and Birkbeck University of London. Paper title: The Future Sound of Retro: Daft Punk, Tron Legacy and the Sound of Science Fiction.
  • 8th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies Conference, Linneaus University, 26-27 September 2013, Vaxjo Sweden. Paper title: Disturbing Experiences: The cinematic legacy of Georges Franju's Les yeux sans visage/Eyes Without a Face
  • 6th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies Conference, Yeni Yuzil University, Istanbul. 29-30 September 2011. Paper Title: Gangster of Love: Remaking American noir as French neo-noir in Fingers and De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté/The Beat that My Hear
  • 5th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies Conference 30th September-1st October 2010. Centre for British Studies, Humbolt University, Berlin. Paper title: les liaisons dangeureses a l'Anglais: Valmont, Dangerous Liaisons and Cruel Intentions.

 

Media Activity

  • Invited post for University of London Leading Women blog on the Frankenstein bicentenary. Post Title: 'Our (cyborg) bodies, our (cyborg) selves
  • interviewed in Sunday Herald about Season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones
  • 'Not Enough of Him': Technology and Melancholia in 'Be Right Back'. Curated post for 'Black Mirror' theme week May 4th-8th 2015

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Invited to become founding member of BAFTSS Group on SF and Fantasy

 

Public Engagement Activity

  • Stand-up comedy performance with Bright Club Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland, Museum Lates: Retrofuture
  • Stand-up comedy performance with Edinburgh Bright Club, National Museum of Scotland, Museum Lates: Fascinating Mummies Event.
  • Panel Speaker “Women in Science: On the Screen and Off” with a screening of Madame Curie. Special Event to Commemorate the International Year of Chemistry. Event in conjunction with Edinburgh University Department of Chemistry at Filmhouse Cinema Edinbur

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • The Over-Analyser's Book Club Presents Frankenstein. Stand up comedy about researching Frankenstein on screen. January 2018
  • Let's Talk Frankly, Panel Event, Edinburgh Science Festival, April 2018.
  • British Academy Summer Showcase Lates. Stand up comedy about researching Frankenstein. June 2018
  • Illustrated Talk at Living Frankenstein, Living Literature Event, University of London. Dr Sarah Artt introduce you to some of Frankenstein’s more unusual on-screen mutations. May 2018.
  • The Age of Frankenstein: screenings at Cameo Cinema and talks at The National Library of Scotland. A series of events looking at Frankenstein's on screen afterlives, with screenings of Young Frankenstein, les yeux sans visage/Eyes Without a Face, and La piel qui habito/The Skin I Live In
  • Frankenstein at 200: partnership with the National Library of Scotland and Surgeon's Hall Museum hosted a series of lectures, workshops and events throughout 2016, 2017 and 2018 to celebrate the inception and publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
  • Invited performance at Bright Club Dundee 20/01/2015, doing stand up comedy about being a Humanities researcher
  • Screening of Rouben Mamoulian's Jekyll and Hyde at Edinburgh's Filmhouse., followed by post-screening discussion l
  • Sarah Artt performs with Edinburgh Bright Club at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Stand up comedy about being a humanities researcher
  • Stand-up comedy performance with Edinburgh Bright Club, National Museum of Scotland Museum Lates: Vikings!
  • Museum Lates: A Night in Wonderland. Stand up comedy about being a Humanities researcher
  • Bright Club 3.14 A holiday themed stand up comedy show with academics
  • Edinburgh Bright Club performance at Museum Lates: Fascinating Mummies, National Museum of Scotland
  • 7 February 2011. Panel Speaker “Women in Science: On the Screen and Off” with a screening of Madame Curie. Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh.
  • Bright Club Edinburgh Tuesday September 20th, 2011. Academics doing stand up comedy about their research
  • Vampires and Vegetarians, an ESRC Geonomics Forum Public Engagement Event , Rich Mix, London

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner for a successful PhD viva, University of Southampton, August 2018.

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for Frames Cinema Journal
  • Invited to review for Feminist Media Studies
  • Regular reviewer for Gothic Studies
  • reviewer for Adaptation journal

 

Seminar/talk

  • Co-organiser with Dr Sara-Patricia Wasson of a series of talks on Science Fiction for Edinburgh Napier's Centre for Literature and Writing: September 2010-May 2011.

 

Date


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Gossip girl and the Luxe as Edith Wharton-lite for 21st century teens.

Presentation / Conference
Artt, S. (2008, July)
Gossip girl and the Luxe as Edith Wharton-lite for 21st century teens. Paper presented at 21st Century Teenager: medai representation, theory and policy, Trinity & All Saints College, Leeds

The woman behind the screen: adapting Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth.

Presentation / Conference
Artt, S. (2007, October)
The woman behind the screen: adapting Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth. Paper presented at Women's History Scotland Annual Conference, Smith Art Gallery, Stirling

Artists or prostitutes: the image of the dancer in Raja Amari's "Satin Rouge" Fatih Akin's "Head on " and Mira Nair's "Vanity Fair".

Presentation / Conference
Artt, S. (2006, July)
Artists or prostitutes: the image of the dancer in Raja Amari's "Satin Rouge" Fatih Akin's "Head on " and Mira Nair's "Vanity Fair". Paper presented at Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe, Oxford Brookes University

The age of sex: the narrative function of accessories in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence and the television series Sex and the City.

Journal Article
Artt, S. (2002)
The age of sex: the narrative function of accessories in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence and the television series Sex and the City. Flash Magazine

Art of the past: adapting Henry James's The Golden Bowl.

Journal Article
Artt, S. (2006)
Art of the past: adapting Henry James's The Golden Bowl. Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance. 1, 5-16. doi:10.1386/japf1.1.5/1. ISSN 1753-6421
This article deals with James Ivory's screen adaptation of Henry James's novel The Golden Bowl. The analysis draws on the use of fine art motifs in the mise-en-scne and the us...

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