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Studying the Force: A Star Wars Symposium

CCI are hosting a Star Wars day celebration with a Star Wars Symposium, organised by Dr Lincoln Geraghty on Friday 4 May.

Star Wars lovers are invited to a discussion and debate that will offer the opportunity to interrogate why the franchise has been successful and how much it has impacted popular culture.

Speakers include Dr William Proctor, Bournemouth University, Dr Megen de Bruin-Molé, University of Southampton, and Dr Matthew Freeman, Bath Spa University.

The day will begin at 9.30am in ELW 1.09, and will end at 6.00pm. The day will include 20 minute papers and discussion, lunch, a special screening with an introduction, plus a quiz!

Papers will focus on a range of topics including:

  • Fandom
  • Disney
  • the transmedia paratexts of Star Wars, and Performing Arts
  • Star Wars themed quiz with prizes!

You can find the days full schedule here.

This day is completely free to attend, however you must book your place on Eventbrite.

This event is supported by the Media, Culture and Communication Research Group, and is organised by Dr Lincoln Geraghty, who you can contact by emailing,

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