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This three year research project was undertaken by Dr Lee Broughton in his role as a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow. The research project was concluded on 31 August 2016.  

Project Events and Papers 

Screen Studies international conference held at the University of Glasgow

24 - 26 June 2016

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Cesare Canevari's Matalo (1970): Midnight movie, exploitation film or cult Spaghetti Western par excellence?'. 

Current Thinking on the Western III conference

14 - 15 June 2016

Keynote speakers:

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, Royal College of Art: 'Zapata-Spaghetti: reflections on the Italian Western and the Mexican Revolution'.

Alex Cox, filmmaker and Professor of Film, University of Colorado: 'Will the wolf survive?'.

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Rethinking the representation of gender and race in American exploitation Westerns from the 1960s'. 

[The conference's programme can be viewed here]

'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' 50th anniversary screening

14 June 2016

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, co-programmed and introduced this special event in collaboration with Dr Mark Goodall and the National Media Museum, Bradford. The screening of Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Italy/Spain/West Germany/USA, 1966) was preceded by a roundtable that featured Sir Christopher Frayling, Alex Cox, Ulrich Bruckner and Jeremy Wooding. Sir Christopher Frayling then provided an introduction to the film.  

Leverhulme Trust seminar

13 June 2016 

Ulrich Bruckner, Explosive Media, Germany: 'Rediscovering, Restoring and Re-releasing Cult Westerns in the Digital Age'. 

Peter Hanley, Institute of Molecular Cell Biology, Germany: 'A scientist's approach to documenting Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, a Western set during the Civil War'.

Jeremy Wooding (filmmaker): 'Blood Moon: Making a Western in the Wild South East of England'. 

Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema international conference held at the University of Kent

26 - 27 May 2016

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'The Gothic heroine out West: A Town Called Bastard (1971)'. 

'Day of Anger' screening

21 May 2016

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, programmed and introduced a screening of Tonino Valerii's Day of Anger (Italy/West Germany, 1967) in collaboration with the 7th Holmfirth Film Festival. Lee introduced the screening with a paper titled 'The fall and rise of Lee Van Cleef'. 

Fear 2000: 21st Century Horror conference held at Sheffield Hallam University

1 - 2 April 2016

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Contemporary horror, genre hybridity and visions of the past: the horror Western'. 

Research seminar held at Edge Hill University

16 March 2016

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'European Westerns: Rethinking the representation of the Wild West's "Others"' [invited]. 

Leverhulme Trust seminar

10 February 2016 

John White, Anglia Ruskin University: 'Ideology and Budd Boetticher's Westerns from the late 1950s'.

'Requiescant' screening

18 November 2015

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, programmed and introduced a screening of Carlo Lizzani's Requiescant (Italy/West Germany, 1967) in collaboration with the 29th Leeds International Film Festival.

Cine-Excess IX: Historical Trauma, Hysterical Texts: Cult Film in Times of Crisis international conference held at the University of Brighton 

12 - 14 November 2015 

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Tonino Valerii's The Price of Power (1969): Hysterical historical allegory or proto-poliziottesco posturing?'

'Walker' screening

25 August 2015

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, programmed and introduced a screening of Alex Cox's Walker (USA/Mexico/Spain, 1987) in collaboration with Screen Seven (Leeds).

'The Proposition' screening

19 August 2015

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, programmed and introduced a screening of John Hillcoat's The Proposition (Australia/UK, 2006) in collaboration with Screen Seven (Leeds). 

'The Good, the Bad, the Weird' screening

12 August 2015

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, programmed and introduced a screening of Kim Jee-woon's The Good, the Bad, the Weird (South Korea, 2009) in collaboration with Screen Seven (Leeds).  

In the Shadow of 'The Birth of a Nation': A Centennial Assessment of Griffith's Film international conference held at University College London

25 - 27 June 2015

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Redrawing the Nation: evaluating the representation of African American characters in Hollywood's Civil War and Southern states-set Westerns from the civil rights and Black Power eras'. 

Global Exploitation Cinemas: Historical and Critical Approaches conference held at the University of Lincoln

28 - 29 May 2015

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Sagebrush and sadism: charting the development of American exploitation Westerns during the 1960s'.  

Distributors, Discs and Disciples: Exploring the Home Media Renaissance symposium held at the University of Worcester

23 May 2015 

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Restoration, restoration, restoration: charting the changing appearance of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on British home video'. 

'Django, Prepare a Coffin' screening

16 May 2015

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, programmed and introduced a screening of Ferdinando Baldi's Django, Prepare a Coffin (Italy, 1968) in collaboration with the 2015 Holmfirth Film Festival.  Lee introduced the screening with a paper titled 'The changing face of Django'. 

Leverhulme Trust seminar

7 May 2015

Dr Pete Falconer, University of Bristol: 'Sergio Corbucci and Anthony Mann'.

Leverhulme Trust seminar

22 April 2015

Professor Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris, University of Paris Ouest, France: 'Glorious Basterds in Tarantino's Django Unchained: When the West Crosses the South'.

Current Thinking on the Western II symposium

24 March 2015

Keynote: Professor Cynthia J. Miller, Emerson College, USA: 'The Fantastic Frontier: Sixguns and Spectacle in the Hybrid Western'.  

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'The Civil War, civil rights and Lee Frost's The Scavengers (1969)'. 

[The symposium's programme can be viewed here

Leverhulme Trust double seminar

23 March 2015

Professor Cynthia J. Miller, Emerson College, USA: 'A Tiny Terror and a Bronze Buckaroo: Jed Buell's Unconventional West'.

Dr Thomas Klein, University of Hamburg, Germany: 'A Hybrid Cult Western: Tears of the Black Tiger'.

Leverhulme Trust seminar

11 March 2015

Professor Dimitris Eleftheriotis, University of Glasgow: 'Ringo, Django and the Italian Western'. 

Leverhulme Trust seminar

4 March 2015

Dr Jesús Ángel González López, University of Cantabria, Spain: 'From Cult Westerns to Transnational Post Westerns'.

Curious Encounters with Objects Past, Present and Future pop up exhibition

26 February 2015 

Project exhibit: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'The changing appearance of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on British home video'.  

BBC Radio 5 interview

19 December 2014

An interview with Dr Lee Broughton was broadcast as part of the BBC Radio 5 show Up All Night.  The interview's content was primarily concerned with the work of the Spaghetti Western's most notable soundtrack score composer, Ennio Morricone.   

Western/Southern international symposium held at the University of Paris Ouest & Paris Sorbonne

5 - 6 December 2014

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Southern patriarchs, lost causes and fractured families in the Spaghetti West: The Tramplers (Albert Band, 1965) and The Hellbenders (Sergio Corbucci, 1967)'.  

Cine-Excess VIII: Are You Ready for the Country: Cult Cinema and Rural Excess international conference held at the University of Brighton

14 - 16 November 2014

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Subversive or satirical: Herschell Gordon Lewis' Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) and the politics of the US Civil War's centennial commemorations'.   

'The General' screening

8 November 2014

In collaboration with the 28th Leeds International Film Festival, Dr Lee Broughton introduced a screening of Buster Keaton's The General (USA, 1926) at the City Varieties, Leeds. 

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada screening

21 August 2014

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, programmed and introduced a screening of Tommy Lee Jones' The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (USA/France, 2005) in collaboration with Screen Seven (Leeds). 

Straight to Hell screening

14 August 2014

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, programmed and introduced a screening of Alex Cox's Straight to Hell (UK/Spain, 1987) in collaboration with Screen Seven (Leeds). 

Current Thinking on the Western workshop

18 June 2014 

Keynote: Professor Edward Buscombe: 'Westerns Today: the Same Difference?'

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Working towards a geographical understanding of the moral counterpoints found in Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)'.

[The workshop's programme can be viewed here]

Post-Civil War Westerns screening

24 May 2014

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, programmed and introduced a double bill featuring The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (Philip Kaufman, USA, 1972) and Keoma (Enzo G. Castellari, Italy, 1976) in conjunction with the 2014 Holmfirth Film Festival.  Lee introduced the screenings with a paper titled 'On the Trail of the post-Civil War Western'.

North! Mapping Cinematic Norths conference held at the University of Sheffield

2 May 2014

Project paper: Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Reviewing the representations of Northern-ness found in the Spaghetti West: Leon Klimovsky's Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest (1971)'. 

CWC-Leverhulme Trust seminar

13 March 2014

Dr Sheldon Hall, Sheffield Hallam University: 'African Adventures: Film Finances and Actor-Producers on Safari'.   

CWC-Leverhulme Trust seminar

20 February 2014 

Dr Austin Fisher, University of Bedfordshire: 'Go West Comrade! Revising the Frontiers of the Spaghetti Western'.

Research seminar held at the University of Huddersfield

19 February 2014 

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'Delineating the representations of North and South found in Italian Westerns' [invited].  

Johnny Guitar screening

1 February 2014

Dr Lee Broughton, University of Leeds, introduced a screening of Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954) in conjunction with Opera North's American Routes season.  Lee's introduction took the form of a paper titled 'The strange case of Johnny Guitar (1954): female gunslingers and musical cowboys'.  

CWC-Leverhulme Trust public lecture

20 November 2013

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, Royal College of Art: 'Once Upon a Time, the Western'.

Presented in collaboration with the 27th Leeds International Film Festival, Professor Frayling's lecture took place at Leeds Town Hall.  The lecture was followed by a screening of Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (C'era una volta il West, Italy/USA, 1968).  

CWC-Leverhulme Trust seminar

23 October 2013 

Dr Jenny Barrett, Edge Hill University: 'Courage, Goodness and Mercy: The Memorialisation of the American Civil War in Hollywood Film'.  

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  1. Events
  2. Current Thinking on the Western workshop
  3. Current Thinking on the Western II symposium
  4. Current Thinking on the Western III conference