Conference Programme

Remembering Annie Hall: A One-Day Conference

Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield (31st May, 2017)

Venue information:

The Humanities Research Institute (HRI) is on 34 Gell Street, Sheffield S3 7QY. It’s about a 20-minute walk from the main train station, or you can get a tram to “University” (direction Malin Bridge or Middlewood). It’s about 2 minutes from the tram stop.

After the conference we have organised a food and wine reception & film screening at the Curzon Cinema. The Curzon is at 16 George St, Sheffield S1 2PF. It’s very close to the Crucible Theatre, about 5 minutes from the train station.

Coffee/Tea and Lunch will be at the HRI. There will be coffee on arrival/registration! Lunch will be vegan. Dinner will have vegan/vegetarian options. Everything is included in the conference fee!


Information on Conference Bookstall:

There will be a bookstall run by Blackwell’s.


Twitter: @la_di_da_40

Wifi code: To be confirmed!


Many thanks to our two sponsors: the British Association of American Studies/US Embassy Small Grants Programme and the Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Forum at the University of Sheffield.

We hope you enjoy the conference!

Jonathan Ellis & Jessica Hannington

Registration/Coffee (8.30-9am)

Introduction/Welcome (9-9.15am) Jonathan Ellis & Jessica Hannington


Panel 1 (9.15-10.30am)
Childhood, Education, Heroism  

Chair: Annette Kuhn (Queen Mary University)

Martin Hall (York St. John University) Children, Childhood and Autobiography in the work of Woody Allen

Matthew Mitton (University of Hull) Sentimental Education: Nostalgia and Regret in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall

Lewis Kellett (York St. John University) Woody Allen and the Hero Narrative

 Coffee (10.30-10.45am)

Panel 2 (10.45am-12pm)
Fonts & Dubbing

Chair: Jonathan Ellis (Sheffield University)

J.T. Welsch (University of York) “Not a Morose Type”: The Windsor Font in Annie Hall

Julia Havas and Anna Martonfi (University of East Anglia) “People, Throw Me To the Squirrels”: The Cross-Cultural Impact of Annie Hall’s Hungarian Dubbed Version


Panel 3 (12 noon-1.15pm)

Chair: Claire Mortimer (UEA)

Annemarie Kane (Open University) Annie Hall and the Trouble with Whiteness

Peter Lederer (Queen’s University Belfast) Annie Hall: A Post-Zionist Critique

Jessica Hannington (Sheffield University) Breaking up with Woody Allen: Influence, Memory and Nostalgia in Annie Hall and Frances Ha

Lunch (1.15-2.15pm)

Panel 4 (2.15-3.30pm)
Stardom and the Female Voice

Chair: Jessica Hannington (Sheffield University)

Daniel Sheppard (University of Lincoln) Diane Keaton: Stardom, Sexuality and Agency in Annie Hall and Looking for Mr Goodbar

Claire Mortimer (University of East Anglia) “La di da”: Vocal Performance and the ‘70s Screwball Heroine in Annie Hall

Jonathan Ellis (Sheffield University): Celine as Annie: Richard Linklater’s Before… Trilogy in relation to Annie Hall

Coffee (3.30-4pm)

Panel 5 (4-5.15pm)

Chair: Sophie Maxwell (University of Sheffield)

Christopher Olewicz (Sheffield University) “The Not-So-Silent Partner”: Marshall Brickman and Collaborative Writing in Annie Hall

Carl Sweeney (University of Wolverhampton) “You wanna go to another movie?”: Cinemagoing in Annie Hall

Peter Dahlén (University of Bergen, Norway) The Symbolic Significance of Sports in Annie Hall

Plenary Lecture (5.30-6.30)

Annette Kuhn (Queen Mary University) Annie Hall, Cinephilia, and Film Culture

Food and Wine Reception at Curzon Cinema (7.30-8.30) to be followed by a film screening of a contemporary film influenced by Annie Hall