Sunday, 11 December 2011

Provisional Schedule

Provisional Schedule can also be downloaded from the Kent Website 

The End Of …? (21-22.01.2012)
An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Study of Motion Pictures
University of Kent, Canterbury
Conference Schedule

Saturday, January 21, 2012
09:15 – 10:00 Registration & Coffee
10:00 – 11:30 Opening Remarks & Keynote Address
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30 Panel Sessions A1-A2-A3
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Panel Sessions B1-B2-B3
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18.00 Panel Sessions C1-C2
18:00 – 18:45 Reception
18:45 – 19:45 Dinner (own arrangements)
19:45 – 20:15 Pre-Screening Drinks
20:15 – 23:00 Film Intro & Screening

Sunday, January 22, 2012
10:00 – 11:30 Panel Sessions D1-D2
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30 Panel Sessions E1-E2
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Roundtable Discussion & Closing Remarks

Panel Schedules
Saturday, January 21

A1 – The End (or Beginning) Of Cycles (12:00 – 13:30, Room tbc)
(Chair: Peter Stanfield, University of Kent)
Pete Falconer (Warwick & Birmingham) – Examining the “afterlife” of the Western genre
Philip Phillis (Glasgow) – Béla Tarr: A Very Personal End
Matthew Legatt (Southampton) – The Culture of Apocalypse in Post 9/11 Cinema

A2 – The End of Stories: Narrative Closure in Cinema (12:00 – 13:30, Room tbc)
(Chair: Virginia Pitts, University of Kent)
James McDowell (Warwick) – The sense of a Happy Ending: Myths, Fictions and the Final Couple
Ivan Nunes (Kent) – Stanley Kubrick’s Last Waltz
Caleb Turner (Kent) – When the Cape Blocked out the Sunset: Superhero Narrative Endings and the American Dream

A3 – The End of Film: The Rise of the Digital (12:00 – 13:30, Room tbc)
(Chair: Aylish Wood, University of Kent)
Tahvo Hirvonen (Aalto, Finland) – The End of … Cinematography?
Matthew Barrington (Kingston) – Slow/Contemplative Cinema
Nea Ehrlich (Edinburgh) – Animated Documentation: The End of the Index (and the Documentary) as We Know It

B1 – The (Violent) End Of Childhood (14:30 – 16:00, Room tbc)
(Chair: tbc)
Katie Barnett (Birmingham) – The End of Parenthood: Child Death and the Desire for a Future in John Cameron Mitchell’s Rabbit Hole
Nigel Mather (Kent) – Songs of Innocence and Experience: From 'Kidulthood' to 'Adulthood'
Stephen Mitchell (East Anglia) – The End and the “The End”: Individualism and Narrative Closure in Jon Jost’s Sure Fire

B2 – “The End” as a Concept and the Auteur (14:30 – 16:00, Room tbc)
(Chair: Cecilia Sayad, University of Kent)
Meraj Dhir (Harvard, USA) – Cinema as Endgame: Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse and the apocalyptic
genre of the “Last Film”
Dominic Topp (Kent) – Fin de cinéma: the denigration of vision in the films of Jean-Luc Godard and
the Dziga Vertov Group
Claudio Di Minno (Turin, Italy) – Life does not End: “The End” in Jacques Rivette’s Oeuvre

B3 – The End of Cinema: Changing Patterns of Consumption (14:30 – 16:00, Room tbc)
(Chair: tbc)
Sarah Atkinson (Brighton) – Crowdsourced Cinema: Putting the Auteur Back into Audience
Richard McCulloch (East Anglia) – The End of Subjectivity?: How Rotten Tomatoes is changing the way we respond to cinema
David Stevens (Reading) – Postmodern Cinema and the End of Value: Dystopia and Irony in No
Country for Old Men

C1 – The End of Theory, Theory of the End (16:30 – 18.00, Room tbc)
(Chair: Elizabeth Cowie, University of Kent)
Chris De Selincourt (London) – On Finishing Machines
Eirini Konstantinidou (Brunel) – Mnemophrenia: A Film-Essay on the future of cinema and artificial memories
Eu Jin Chua (London Consortium) – Image Without End? The Concept of Endlessness and infinitude in Film Theory

C2 – Images of the End and Endlessness of the Image (16:30 – 18.00, Room tbc)
(Chair: tbc)
Axel Bangert (Cambridge) – The End of Work? Images of Post-Industrial Labour in 21st Century
Transnational Film
Sarah Forgacs (King’s College) – “No-one goes to the cinema anymore”: Mourning the End of
Cinema-going in Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn
David McGowan (Loughborough) – The ‘Immortality’ of the Animated (or Re-Animated) Film Star

Sunday, January 22

D1 – The End Of the Individual, the Body and Society (10:00 – 11:30, Room tbc)
(Chair: tbc)
Stelios Christodoulou (Kent) – Rocky and the End of Civil Rights Era
Dan Taylor (Goldsmiths) – The End of the Old Flesh: Beastly Bodily Becomings as Contemporary
James Newton (Kent) – The Spirit Unleashed: Dissent, deviation and profanity in the European
'Nunsploitation' genre

D2 – The End of Cinematic Boundaries (10:00 – 11:30, Room tbc)
(Chair: tbc)
Rebecca Wigmore (East Anglia) – No no no, I really feel like Batman: Immersion and Liminal Spaces in Transmedia Cinema
Neja Tomsic (Koper, Slovenia) – After Death? The birth of ‘an other cinema’ in contemporary art
Monika Keska (Granada, Spain) – Exhibition as Film: Peter Greenaway’s Cinema outside Cinema

E1 – Dramaturgy and Ending (12:00 – 13:30, Room tbc)
(Chair: Kerstin Stutterheim, HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany)
Riikka Pelo (Aalto, Finland) – The White Ribbon: Open Form, Closed Ending, No Resolution?
Robert Rabenalt (Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany) – How the Film Music Relates to Narrative Closure and Open Endings
Christine Lang (Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany) – Never-ending Stories: Dramaturgy in
Contemporary TV Series

E2 – The Apocalypse and the Auteur (12:00 – 13:30, Room tbc)
(Chair: Mattias Frey, University of Kent)
Julie Bock (Freiburg, Germany) – Emotions, Classical Music and Poetic Images as a Suggestion of the Apocalypse: Lars von Trier’s Melancholia
Keeley Saunders (Kent) – Personal Apocalypse in the work of Derek Jarman
James Weaver (Toronto, Canada) – Michael Haneke’s Time of the Wolf: After the End, Only the
Inescapable Present

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