Dr James Newton marks the thirtieth anniversary of a key British horror film
Philip K. Dick scholar Andrew M. Butler keeps his expectations low and braves the new Blade Runner film.
Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson will be presenting work made by themselves and others as part of the celebrations of eighty years of Walpole Bay Tidal Pool.
Dr James Newton offers an appreciation of the American director, George Romero (1949-2017)
A one day symposium, Exploitation Cinema in the 21st Century, takes place in the Powell Lecture Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University, on June 9th 2017.
Registration is open for a symposium by The Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts
Practices, processes, and materials
Thursday 1st June 2017
12.30pm-6pm in Pg09
A symposium organised by the centre for practice based research in the arts
Photography, digital media, electronics, sculpture and medical prosthetics…
Thursday 1 June 2017 12.30pm – 6pm
Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road
Canterbury CT1 1QU
Pg09, Powell Building, School of Media, Art and Design
the canary and the hammer
Lisa Barnard, The University of South Wales
wonky shapes and wrong code
Dr. John Richards, Leicester Media School, De Montfort University
temporary implants and the human body
Dr. Phaedra Shanbaum, Digital Arts and Media Education, UCL
shuffled landscapes: game playing sculpture
Dr. Elly Thomas, artist and independent scholar
For further details contact Tim Long
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
Research Seminar 3 May 2017 – Intertext, Anxiety, Iconography: Mapping the Meaning of the Moors Murderers and Yorkshire Ripper in Popular Music and Culture
Het Phillips, University of Birmingham, will explore the representation of the Moors Murderers and the Yorkshire Ripper in pop culture in our latest research seminar.
Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Media Art and Design
Research Seminars 2016-2017
3 May 2017
Powell Building – Pf06
North Holmes Road Campus
Intertext, Anxiety, Iconography: Mapping the Meaning of the Moors Murderers and Yorkshire Ripper in Popular Music and Culture
Speaker: Het Phillips, University of Birmingham
This lecture will use popular-musical representations of the ‘Moors Murders’ and ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ cases as case studies to examine the ways that pop culture has responded to and shaped, firstly, the figure of the celebrity murderer in general, secondly, the mythology surrounding these crimes specifically, and thirdly, designations of what is considered exceptional and what as ‘ordinary’ violence. In so-doing I will examine ways in which such self-consciously ‘rebellious’ forms construct themselves as questioning official history and respectable interests.
Featured in songs from punk, industrial and indie music from the 1970s to the present day, these killers’ proliferation as musical cultural commodities has emerged alongside the development of ‘alternative’ popular music and out of (and in turn fed back into) its mixed and often self-contradictory concerns around authenticity, fame, image, commodity, self-expression and transgression.
Drawing on Professor Lisa Downing’s work on the construction of the figure of the murderer as exceptional, as overlapping with the figure of the artist, and as the epitome of the individualised neoliberal subject (The Subject of Murder, 2013), and David Schmid’s analysis of the particular cultural forces that have shaped the modern serial killer into the apparently obvious and self-evident figure of fame and fascination (Natural Born Celebrities, 2006), I will demonstrate that the construction of these celebrity killers and that of the celebrity musician share many important facets and are mutually self-supporting in their mythologies and the kinds of cultural intertext they draw upon to create and maintain their exceptionality and commodity status as society’s ultimate outsider insiders.
Het Philips is a doctoral researcher at the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music, University of Birmingham, and her research interests include Graham Greene, Muriel Spark, James Joyce, marginal landscapes, the uncanny, hauntings, the body and late twentieth/early twenty-first century popular music.
Powell Building – Pf06
North Holmes Road Campus
Email Dr Andrew Butler – Andrew.Butler@canterbury.ac.uk – for further details
— All welcome —
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