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Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton’s Curious Bodies (University of Wolverhampton)

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Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton’s Curious Bodies (University of Wolverhampton)

February 15, 2018

The First International Conference on Twenty-First Century Film Directors

University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton and Redeemer University College, Ontario presents

Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton’s Curious Bodies
Thursday 15th February 2018 at Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton

9.00-9.30  Registration and Coffee FOYER
9.30-10.15  KEYNOTE Cinema 1
Samantha Moore (University of Wolverhampton) – Metamorphosis and the Body in Animation

10.15-11.15 PANEL 1 ANIMATED BODIES Cinema 1
Christopher Holliday (King’s College, London)  – Tim Burton’s Unruly Animation
Emily Mantell (University of Wolverhampton) – A Case Study: The Embodiment of Character and Story as a Creative Crew Member on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

11.15-11.30 COFFEE Foyer
11.30-1.30 PANEL 2 FRAGMENTED BODIES Cinema 1
Elsa Colombani (University of Paris-Nanterre) – In the Footsteps of Frankenstein: The Fragmented and Disintegrating Bodies of Tim Burton’s Creatures
Rob Geal (University of Wolverhampton) –  Tim Burton’s Benevolently Monstrous Frankensteins
Helena Bassil-Morozow (Glasgow Caledonian University) – The Semiotics of a Broken Body: Tim Burton’s Visual Synecdoches
Peter Piatkowski (Independent Scholar) – Degraded Beauty: The Fracturing and Mutilation of Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns

1.30-2.30 LUNCH Lock Works
Ana Rita Martins and José Duarte (University of Lisbon: ULICES)  – Of Men, Monsters and Dogs: A Reading of Frankenweenie (2012)
Cath Davies (Cardiff Metropolitan University) – “I Might Just Split a Seam”: Fabric and Somatic Integrity in the Work of Tim Burton

3.30-3.45 Coffee Foyer
3.45-4.45 PANEL 4  GENDER AND SEXUALITY Cinema 1
Antonio Sanna (Independent Scholar) – Catwoman: Spectacular Body, Feminist Icon and Supernatural Being
Alexandra Hackett (Sheffield Hallam University) – Sexuality and Social Anxiety: The Perils of a Peculiar Body

4.45-5.30 KEYNOTE Cinema 1
Professor Adam Barkman (Redeemer University College) – Batman, Burton and the Puzzle of Identity

5.30-6.00 Wine reception and book launch Lock Works and Gallery
6.00-8.00 Screening: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Cinema 1)
8.15 Conference Dinner

Delegate fees for Burton’s Curious Bodies are £50 and £20 for students/concessions to include lunch, refreshments, and evening wine reception and screening of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016).

* Light House Media Centre is the Black Country’s only independent cinema, housing two screens, galleries and a café bar within the iconic Victorian architecture of The Chubb Buildings.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE: http://www.estore.wlv.ac.uk/product-catalogue/conferences-events/school-of-art-design/gothic-ghastly-corporeal-and-creaturely-tim-burtons-curious-bodies


February 15, 2018
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