Dr Chris Pallant of the School of MAD will reflect upon the publication lifecycle of one of his publications.
Dr Ruth Sanz Sabido of the School of MAD will present work in progress.
PhD student Jane CoomberSewell will be looking at the representation of World War 2 in the work of Joyce Grenfell and her private writings.
Jonny Greatrex and Jamie Stephens, who teach on the Multimedia Journalism programme in the School of Media Art and Design, will be sharing their research on participatory journalism.
Dr Andy Birtwistle, Reader in Film and Sound is to present an audio-visual extravaganza.
In our latest research seminar, Ken Fox and Jane Lovell of CCCU will be exploring the desert in Breaking Bad.
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, Dr Tim Long, is presenting a research seminar on schizophrenia and creativity.
Senior lecturer James Frost will be discussing his PhD research on Animal Disguise.
Goran Stefanovski from the School of Media Art and Design is delivering the third event in the Dialogic Imaginations series, curated by Bryan Hawkins for the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts.
Hamlet: Live, Die Repeat!
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Goran Stefanovski will be talking about his radical dramaturgical approach to Hamlet for the highly successful and critically acclaimed production by the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade. Directed by Aleksandar Popovski, it opened in September 2016 and is currently on tour in major European cities.
In the production the action of Hamlet is treated as a case of Nietzchean “eternal recurrence” and it is directed as an “emergent narrative”.
Emergent gameplay is a recent game design term that refers to mechanics that change according to the player’s actions. Emergent gameplay includes a number of relatively simple decisions that a player must make, the sum of which lead to more complex outcomes.
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 —