Conference Registration Reminder: Gothic Feminism, University of Kent

Posted by Matt Foley on April 29, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , , , ,
Registration Reminder:
Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema
University of Kent
 
(Registration deadline: 18th May 2016)

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)

Registration is still open for Gothic Feminism: a conference on cinema’s Gothic heroines taking place at the University of Kent (please see conference programme below).

 

To register, please go to: http://store.kent.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=26&catid=158&prodvarid=207&searchresults=1

 

The conference fee is £20 (waged) and £10 (student/unwaged).

 

The conference fee includes lunch and tea and coffee breaks on both days.

 

Further updates can be found here:

https://gothicfeminism.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/GothicFeminism

 

For any queries please contact: gothicfeminism2016@gmail.com

 

Conference organisers: Frances Kamm and Tamar Jeffers McDonald, University of Kent

Melodrama Research Group

Centre for Film and Media Research

School of Arts

 

PROGRAMME

Thursday 26th May

09:00 – 09:30              Registration & morning tea/coffee (Keynes Atrium, Keynes College)

 

09:30 – 11:00              Keynote Speech – Catherine Spooner (University of Lancaster): ‘Women in White: (Un)dressing the Gothic Heroine’ (Keynes Lecture Theatre 2, Keynes College)

 

11:00 – 11:30              Tea & coffee break (Keynes Atrium)

 

11:30 – 13:00              Papers 1: Return to Manderley (KLT2)

‘Against Fate and Paranoia: The Risk Assessor Heroine in The Second Woman (1950)’ – Guy Barefoot (University of Leicester)

Rebecca and The Haunting: Comparisons of a Gothic Protagonist’ – Johanna Wagner (Høgskolen i Østfold)

‘Impossible Spaces: Gothic Special Effects and Female Subjectivity’ – Cristina Petersen (Eckerd College)

 

13:00 – 14:00              Lunch (Keynes Atrium)

 

14:00 – 15:30              Papers 2: Unexpected Locations (KLT2)

‘New Films in Gothic Mode: Pale Imitations or Crimson Peaks of Achievement?’ – Tamar Jeffers McDonald (University of Kent)

‘Bluebeard in the Cities: Investigative Gothic Heroines in Two Early 21st Century Films’ – Lawrence Jackson (University of Kent)

‘The Gothic Heroine Out West: A Town Called Bastard (1971)’ – Lee Broughton (University of Leeds)

 

15:30 – 16:00              Tea & coffee break (Keynes Atrium)

 

16:00 – 17:30              Videographic Work  (TBC) (KLT2)

 

17:30 – 18:30              Cake reception

 

Friday 27th May

 

09:00 – 09:30              Morning tea & coffee (Keynes Atrium)

 

09:30 – 11:00              Papers 3: Small Screens (KLT2)

‘There’s a secret behind the door? And that secret is me? The Gothic Reimagining of Agatha Christie’s And There Were None’ – Katerina Flint-Nicol (University of Kent)

‘Laughing at Periods: Gothic Parody in Julia Davis’ Hunderby – Sarah McClellan (Independent Researcher)

‘Bluebeard’s Women Fight Back’ – Gisèle M. Baxter (University of British Columbia)

 

11:00 – 11:30              Tea & coffee break (Keynes Atrium)

 

11:30 – 13:00              Papers 4: Mothers (KLT2)

‘The Science-Fiction of Feminism: Ripley as a Gothic Heroine in the Alien Franchise’ – Frances A. Kamm (University of Kent)

The Babadook, Maternal Gothic and the ‘woman’s horror film’’ – Paula Quigley (Trinity College Dublin)

‘Good Evening, Good Night: Goodnight Mommy and the Gothic Woman’ – Lies Lanckman (University of Kent)

 

13:00 – 14:00              Lunch (Keynes Atrium)

 

14:00 – 15:30              Papers 5: Beyond Hollywood (KLT2)

‘‘Dammit’ Janet!!!! Celebrating Female Sexuality in The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live Experience’ – Sarah Cleary (Trinity College Dublin)

‘East German Gothic’ – Dana Weber (Florida State University/ Freie Universität Berlin)

‘Imperilled Chavs and Hoodie Heroines: (Under)Class, Gender and the Gothic’ – Hannah Priest (Manchester Metropolitan University/Swansea University)

 

15:30 – 16:00              Tea & coffee break (Keynes Atrium)

 

16:00 – 16:30              Final remarks (KLT2)

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