Professor Shane Blackman (Canterbury Christ Church University), Dr Asya Draganova, (Birmingham City University) and Dr Alan Payne (University of Kent) are coorganising a whole day of events celebrating the Canterbury Sound.
Reader in Film and Sound, Dr Andy Birtwistle, has published a new chapter on sound in a book on sound design and music in screen media
Research Seminar: Dr Anna Claydon (University of Leicester) on The Creative Other: Music and Disability in Film
Dr Anna Claydon will be visiting Canterbury to discuss Music and Disability in Film.
Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Media Art and Design
Research Seminars 2016-2017
11 January 2017
The Creative Other: Music and Disability in Film
Speaker: Dr Anna Claydon (University of Leicester)
In this paper, Anna Claydon (from the School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester) will examine how creativity is used to give voice and build agency for characters with disabilities in music films. Drawing on case studies of Sex ‘n’ Drugs ‘n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll (Whitecross, 2010) and Ray (Hackford, 2004) she will investigate the representational tropes and politicisation of the performer with disabilities through music within the context of considering the narrative functions of the characters as outsiders and the traditions of representing disability in film more broadly.
Dr Anna Claydon has taught at the University of Leicester since 2006 and teaches the last remaining music modules in the University as well as leading the film provision in the School. She is College PGT Manager and Director of IDeoGRAMS (the Interdepartmental Group for Research into Art, Media and Society). Her PhD (University of Kent) was on masculinity in 1960s British films but in addition to currently working on film music/music in film and disability she is working on the representation of artificial humans (with geneticist Chris Willmott) and digital devotionals (with Media colleague Jo Whitehouse-Hart) and editing a special edition of The Soundtrack on transmedia musics.
Powell Building – Pf06
North Holmes Road Campus
Email Dr Andrew Butler – Andrew.Butler@canterbury.ac.uk – for further details
— All welcome —
Feel free to bring your lunch!
Professor Shane Blackman is to interview Wilko Johnson as part of the Canterbury Festival
In 2013, Dr Feelgood founder, Blockheads member, Game of Thrones actor and musical legend Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer. With ten months to live he decided to accept his imminent death and went on the road. His philosophical response made him even more beloved and admired. And amazingly he didn’t die. This evening he discusses his life in music, his life with cancer and his life now in conversation with Shane Blackman, Professor of Cultural Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Date: 2nd November 2016 at 8:00PM
Venue: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Before starting his career in sociology and cultural studies, Shane Blackman worked in the music industry as a manager of an Our Price Records store in Oxford Street, London. He teaches pop music and youth cultures, as well as researching sociological and ethnographic aspects of young people’s culture.
2016 marks the centenary of the Dada movement and the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University will mark this with a series of lectures that aims to blur the boundaries between the formal lecture and artistic performance, offering both creative practitioners and academics the opportunity to experiment with new ways of presenting their ideas and their work. All events are free. Please see the gallery website for further information on each event.
- 25 November 2015
- 6.00pm – Pg05 – Powell Building – North Holmes Road Campus, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, CT1 1QU
- Paul Skinner and Mark Almond