PhD candidates Nick Furze, Emma Graves and Aurora Patera in the School of Media Art and Design are organising this year’s MeCSSA conference at Canterbury Christ Church University on the theme of Media, Communities, Cultures.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
The schedule for “Artists, Archives and A/Gender” at the Sidney Cooper Centre is now available.
Dr James Newton is organising a symposium on contemporary exploitation cinema at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Canterbury Anifest returns to Canterbury Christ Church University again for another weekend of screenings, talks and workshops.
30 September-2 October 2016
Augustine House, Canterbury, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2YA
The highlight of the weekend is undoubtedly Peter Firmin, cocreator with Oliver Postgate of Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine and many more Smallfilms animations. Firmin with be talking with Postgate’s son, Dan Postgate, producer and writer of the new episodes of The Clangers on 1 October 2016.
Other speakers across the weekend will include voice actress Teresa Gallagher of Cars 2 and The Amazing World of Gumball, sound engineer Dave Peacock, Lead CG Modeller Ty Johnson of LAIKA, animator Steve Segal and writer and director John Walsh of the Ray Harryhausen Foundation.
The weekend will also include a symposium on comics and animation and the annual Anifest Awards Evening on Friday 30 September 2016.
Anifest has been organised by Chris Pallant, Jo Samuel, and Craig Smith from the School of Media, Art and Design. For further details and tickets see http://www.canterburyanifest.com/. For the symposium, go to http://www.canterburyanifest.com/cfp.
- 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)
- 7 October 2015
- Powell Building – Pf06 North Holmes Road Campus 4.15pm-5.30pm
- Professor Shane Blackman (CCCU)
- Dr Andrew Butler (CCCU)
For the first research seminar of 2015-16 we are discussing conferences and refereed journals – with at least half an eye on the next cycle of the REF.
Dr Andrew Butler will discuss writing abstracts and how to get the best out of delivering a paper at a conference and Professor Shane Blackman will explore reviewing for journals, getting published and being on an editorial board.
Later in the term we will have a session on Writing for Impact.
Email Dr Andrew Butler – email@example.com – for further details
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