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College to host film-maker James Ivory as a Visiting Professor in collaboration with TORCH

3 October 2018

In collaboration with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the College will host film-maker James Ivory as TORCH Visiting Professor.

Mr Ivory’s work includes, among many others, Shakespeare Wallah (1965), A Room with a View (1985), Maurice (1987), Howards End (1992), The Remains of the Day (1993), and Call me by your Name (2017).

As part of his time in Oxford, Mr Ivory will connect with students and researchers and also give two public events:

6 November (6.30pm) Curzon Cinema
Q&A with James Ivory and film screening of Autobiography of a Princess
James Ivory in Conversation with Prof Richard Parkinson and Prof Laura Marcus. Tickets available here.

7 November (5pm) Sheldonian Theatre
Tales of Love and History: in conversation with James Ivory
Join us for this evening discussion exploring tales of Love and History, with Oscar-winning Director James Ivory in conversation with Prof Richard Parkinson (Oxford), Prof Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham) and Dr Katherine Harloe (Reading). Book your tickets here.

Mr Ivory’s visit is also connected to the Ashmolean Museum temporary exhibition ‘No Offence’ and the new LGBTQ history trails for the exhibition and Oxford City.

Curzon Cinema Oxford is celebrating James Ivory’s visit by bringing together a selection of Merchant Ivory Films:
Autobiography of a Princess (including a Q&A with James Ivory) – 6.30pm on 6th November 
Bostonians – 6.30pm on 8th November
Call me by your Name - 3pm on 17th November
Maurice – 3pm on 18th November

Born in Berkeley, California, James Ivory is a multiple Academy Award-nominated filmmaker—a prolific director, writer, and producer. He started his career as a documentary filmmaker before beginning his nearly six-decade journey in narrative filmmaking with The Householder (1963), a film that also began his decades-long partnerships with producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (sister of Professor Siegbert Prawer of Queen's).

Most recently, he wrote the screenplay for Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of André Aciman’s novel Call Me by Your Name, for which he was awarded the 2018 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and for which he won the BAFTA and the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

James Ivory