Eighth Annual English Postgraduate Conference in collaboration with the Scottish Word and Image Group
Wednesday 30th June 2010
Lecture Theatre 2, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
Creative Conflicts is the Eighth Annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee and runs in conjunction with the Scottish Word and Image Group Annual conference. It will address the role that conflict plays in the creative process, and explore the productive conflicts that arise between writers, editors, artists, and film-makers during the process of collaboration. It will also foreground the role of critics and audiences in debating conflicting interpretations of texts and artworks. The Keynote speaker will be Dr Alan Marcus (Reader in Film and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen).
The conference will be held in the Dalhousie Building (building 14 on the city campus map). The conference fee is £20 (this includes lunch and tea/coffee). There will be an informal meal at a restaurant near the campus after the conference (this is not part of the conference fee).
|9.25am||Welcome, Keir Elder|
|Session One: Keynote (Chair: Brian Hoyle)|
|9.30am||Dr Alan Marcus (University of Aberdeen), 'A Film Practice Paradigm'|
|10.00am||Screening of The Ghetto (Marcus, 2009)|
|Session Two: Film (Chair: Chris Murray)|
|11.00am||Samira Nadkarni (University of Aberdeen), 'Dollhouse and the Question of Empty Shells'|
|11.20am||Laura Findlay (University of Dundee), 'An American Widow'|
|11.40am||Chris Kydd (University of Dundee), 'Complicity: A Scottish Articulation of Noir'|
|Session Three: Creative Writing (Chair: Nicole Devarenne)|
|1.00pm||Rachel Marsh (University of Dundee), 'Autobiografiction'|
|1.20pm||Mary Aherne (University of Hull), 'Out of the garret and into the boardroom: poets in conflict'|
|1.40pm||Gregory Herman (University of Aberdeen) 'Poetry after Auschwitz: The case of Primo Levi'|
|Session Four: Adaptation and Translation (Chair: Keith Williams)|
|2.25pm||Amanda Dillon (University of East Anglia), 'Reader Unbounded: Frankenstein Unbound and the Empowered Reader'|
|2.45pm||Karen Graham (Open University), 'Wicked and Conflict: Adapting Existing Narratives'|
|Session Five: Conflicted Aesthetics (Chair: Matthew Jarron)|
|3.40pm||Philip Braham (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) 'Suicide Notes: From private pilgrimage to public outrage'|
|4.00pm||Ryan Rushton (University of Dundee), 'Watt as War Novel?'|
|4.20pm||Ryan Lewis (University of Dundee), 'A Conflict of Images: Fechner'|
|5.00pm||Close of Conference|
|7.00pm||Conference Dinner (Venue TBA)|
A PDF poster version of this announcement is also available for printing and/or display.
For more information please contact Keir Elder, Postgraduate Representative, English, School of Humanities, Dundee, DD1 4HN (e-mail: email@example.com).
Posted: 10 June 2010