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Film Studies Carol Morley Symposium and Pre-Event Screening: Typist Artist Pirate King (QM6787)

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9 Hours (over two days)

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Queen Mary University of London


Typist Artist Pirate King film poster

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Friday 1 March 2024 - Pre-event Screening Typist Artist Pirate King: 7.30-9.30pm

With introduction from Queen Mary's Jade Evans. TYPIST ARTIST PIRATE KING puts forgotten artist Audrey Amiss on the map. Inspired by her extensive archive of diaries, letters and art, the film weaves real events into an imagined journey as Audrey goes on a road trip with her psychiatric nurse. From acclaimed British filmmaker, Carol Morley, this dark and funny exploration of the growing friendship between two women as they hit the road in an electric car looking for reconciliation, is filled with adventure, humour and compassion.

Saturday 2 March 2024 - Carol Morley Symposium: 10.30am-5.30pm

Keynote speaker: Dr Sarah Smyth, University of Essex.

The day includes screenings of early short films, talks on films, fandom, and archives, lunch, and a reception courtesy of Edinburgh University Press.

For further information and queries, please contact the event arrangers Lucy Bolton and Jade Evans at

Event Supported by Living British Cinema and Edinburgh University Press. Book your place.

Course requirements

An interest in women filmmakers. Year 11 (GCSE or equivalent year), Year 13 (final year A Level/IB students), Anyone who is thinking of starting their undergraduate studies in September 2024, Anyone who is thinking of starting their undergraduate studies in September 2025.