Eighth Annual English Postgraduate Conference in collaboration with the Scottish Word and Image Group

"Creative Conflicts"

'Literary Criticism' (1830)
by Charles Joseph Travies de Villiers

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).

To register please complete the Registration Form: PDF version  or Word Document Version.


9.00am Registration
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)
10.30am Questions
10.45am Break
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'
12.00pm Questions
12.15pm Lunch
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'
2.00pm Questions
2.15pm Break
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'
3.05pm Questions
3.15pm Break
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'
4:40pm Questions
4:50pm Concluding Remarks
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: k.j.z.elder@dundee.ac.uk).

Posted: 10 June 2010