16 December 2017 sees the centenary of the birth of science-fiction writer and science populariser Arthur C. Clarke. Last weekend, scholars and critics came from around the world to reflect upon his work at a conference organised by Dr Andrew M. Butler (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Dr Paul March-Russell (University of Kent).
Dr Chris Pallant and Jo Samuel are putting the final touches to this year’s Anifest, a celebration of animation and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Canterbury Christ Church University
29-30 September 2017
FREE TICKETS to all students, under 16s and over 60s.
Friday 29th September: 9am-6pm AH3.13, Augustine House
Animators, scholars, and historians will gather to share knowledge around the subject of Walt Disney’s Snow White and Seven Dwarfs (1937) – a film that also celebrates a significant anniversary this year: it turns 80! The symposium will feature a keynote presentation by Dr Amy Davis (University of Hull), author of Good Girls and Wicked Witches: Women in Disney’s Feature Animation (2006) and Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains: Masculinity in Disney’s Feature Films (2014).
Saturday 30th September: 10.00am-5.30pm, Augustine Hall
A full programme of behind-the-scenes talks from high-profile animation insiders: Tom Sito (Disney/DreamWorks), Jim Parkyn (Aardman), Tom Box (Blue Zoo), and Samantha Moore (a documentary filmmaker who specialises in animation). Workshops for stop motion model making and animated flipbooks will also be offered. Throughout the festival there will also be plenty of chances to see this year’s shortlisted films that are in contention for one of the Anifest Awards. The Saturday programme is great for all the family and students of all ages.
Website for tickets and prices: https://www.canterburyanifest.com/events-tickets
You can see a documentary of last year’s event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUajlO2AdqQ
Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting a conference to mark the centenary of Sir Arthur C. Clarke
2017: A Clarke Odyssey
A Conference Marking the Centenary of Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK
Saturday 9 December 2017
Professor Charlotte Sleigh (University of Kent)
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important British sf writers of the twentieth century – novelist, short-story writer, scriptwriter, science populariser, fan, presenter of documentaries on the paranormal, proposer of the uses of the geosynchronous orbit and philanthropist.
We want to celebrate his life, work and influence on science fiction, science and beyond.
Professor Charlotte Sleigh will open proceedings by looking at Clarke as an sf fan in the interwar years in London and how this intersected with his interest in science and its communication. Award-winning author Stephen Baxter will round out the event with an examination of Clarke’s non-fiction and how this positioned him as a significant public figure.
Our international conference speakers will address novels such as Childhood’s End, 2001: A Space Odyssey (book and film) and Imperial Earth, looking as issues such as transhumanism, Buddhism, terraforming and sexual politics. They will make connections to sf writers including Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Olaf Stapledon and Liu Cixin, plus Star Trek. We will also discuss the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Cost: Waged: £65
Unwaged and students £50
(Including lunch and refreshments)
To register please click here.
We would like to acknowledge the support of Serendip (https://www.clarkeaward.com/).
For more details see our blog at https://2017aclarkeodyssey.wordpress.com/
Dr James Newton is organising a one day symposium exploring the individual films, cycles, genres and traditions of exploitation cinema since the turn of the century in the School of Media Art and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Exploitation Cinema in the 21st Century
For more information email email@example.com.
To register for the event please visit http://shop.canterbury.ac.uk/product-catalogue/media-art-and-design/media-art-and-design/exploitation-cinema-in-the-21st-century-symposium
A one-day research symposium hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University that will take place as part of Canterbury Anifest.
Friday 30th September 2016, Augustine House, Canterbury Christ Church University
Keynote Speaker confirmed: Professor Paul Wells
The animated film and comic book have a long-established relationship that features myriad forms of adaptation, remediation, and cross media synergy. This phenomena is global in nature, as we consider the work of Manga/Anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka, the adaptations of Herge’s Tintin, and the ongoing popularity of the U.S. Superhero ‘Saturday morning’ cartoon or feature-length adaptation. Furthermore, digital media has enabled different forms of hybridity between animation and the comic book to flourish in recent years in the guise of the ‘motion comic’ and ‘motion book’.
For this one-day symposium, we are inviting proposals for twenty-minute papers and practice-based research presentations that reflect upon the ongoing and evolving relationship between animation and the comic book. We also actively encourage proposals from interested postgraduate researchers.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- The shared history of animation and comics
- Comic book adaptation
- Animation adaptation
- Augmentation and hybridity
- Repurposing and remediation
- Saturday morning superhero cartoons
- Digital remediation and new forms of animated comics
- Professional and amateur remediation of animation and comic book characters
- Cross-media and Transmedia
- Joint animation and comic book business models
- Collaborative interactions
To submit a proposal, send an abstract (~250 words) and a short biographical note (~100 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating in the email Subject Line: “Submission – Animation and the Comic Book Symposium”.
Deadline for abstract submission is 3 August 2016.
Powell Building, North Holmes Road Campus, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU, UK.
On Monday 14th December the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts will be hosting a one-day interdisciplinary conference entitled Glitch 2015 – the politics of failure, error, disorder and noise.
- 21 March 2016
- A One Day Conference on the Art of Science Fiction
- Keynote speakers: Dr Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin University) and Dr Paul March-Russell (University of Kent)
Canterbury Christ Church University is honoured to host the 27th Society for Animation Studies annual conference in July 2015. *Please note that registration is now open >. Animation has long been a feature of our undergraduate programme in the School of Media, Art and Design, and our graduates produce work in numerous forms of animation. We are also proud sponsors of Canterbury Anifest, an event that gives festivalgoers the chance to meet international industry speakers and attend workshops on topics such as drawing, model making, and storyboarding. Animation also played a central role in the University’s recent 50th Anniversary celebrations, with projection mapping used to bring the campus to life.
- 6-8 January 2016
- Theme: Communities