First of all, allow me to post our
Thursday, 13 November, 2008
1300-- Walking tour of Main Film Locations (City Centre/Cardiff Bay; meet at Cardiff University Student Union)
1700-- Screening (Birt Akers)
Friday, 14 November, 2008
0800-- Registration begins.
1000-- Greetings and Introduction from the Chair
1030-- 'There is No British Empire-- Yet.' Sociology in the Whoniverse. (Moderator: Una McCormack, Ph.D, Independent Scholar)
"Whose Doctor?": Jessica Frey (Ryerson/York University, Toronto).
Army of Ghosts: Sight, Knowledge and the Invisible Terrorist in Doctor Who: Matthew Jones (Manchester)
“I don’t know if it’s Marxism in action or a West-End musical” Class, Citizenship & Culture in ‘New’ Doctor Who: Lisa Kerrigan (BFI)
Lumic’s Cyber Revolution: An Allegory of Empire: Christine Gilroy (Independent Scholar)
1230-- Lunch (Graduate Centre cafe)
1400-- Who's Morality? (Discussion Panel; Panelists TBD)
1500-- Masculinity/Sexual Identity: (Moderator: Una McCormack-- Independent Scholar)
The Regeneration Game: The Changing Faces of the Heroism In Doctor Who: John Paul Green (Sunderland)
Captain Jack Harkness, "An Impossible Thing": Bisexuality, Difference, and Identity:
Blake Wilder (North Carolina State)
1600-- Coffee Break
1630-- Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills, Ph.D Cardiff (JOMEC)
'I think we're at the start of Doctor Who Studies': New dialogues between fandom
and the academy?
2000-- Reception (Shot in the Dark cafe, City Road).
Saturday, 15 November, 2008
0900-- Registration opens.
1000-- Subversion/Fan Studies (Moderator: Rebecca Williams, Ph.D, University of Glamorgan)
Torchwood - Subverting Fandom: K Faith Lawrence (Southampton)
Constructing a Space for the Subversive: Critical Cultural Commentary in Doctor Who: Erica Moore (Cardiff)
Faces from the Past: Countering the Postmodern through Nostalgia-as-Embodied Presence in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures: Ross Garner (Cardiff)
1130-- Coffee Break
1200-- Discussion panel-- TBD
1300-- Lunch (Bute cafe)
1400-- Classics/History (Moderator: Kate Pilkington, University of Maryland, College Park)
Beware of Geeks (Mis)quoting Greeks: Amanda Potter (Open University)
Caecilus est pater, Medicus est Dominus Tempi: Doctor Who, Romans, and the Cambridge Latin Course: Tony Keen (Independent Scholar)
Who’s history? Doctor Who fan critics, historicals and pseudo-historicals: Matthew Kilburn (Independent Scholar)
1530-- Coffee break
1600-- Who Am I? Whoniversal Philosophy (Moderator: Melissa Beattie, Cardiff University)
Who's Real: The Doctor's Lacanian Struggle: Katie Reing (Rosemont College)
“I name thee”: Political Implications of Names and Naming in Doctor Who: Anindya Raychaudhuri (Cardiff)
The Ontological Trouble of the Blinovitch Limitation Effect: Time Travel and the Self and the Self: Allyson Shaffer(Minnesota)
A Kiss is Just a Kiss (Except When it's Not): Life and Breath in the Whoniverse: Melissa Beattie (Cardiff)
Sunday 16, November, 2008
1000-- Podcasting discussion
1030-- Technology panel (Moderator: Alexandra Smith, Cardiff)
Dr Who and the Innovation Generation: A one-off Episode: Peter Talbot-Jones (Independent Scholar)
The Commercial Electronic: Doctor Who and the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop: Charlotte Stevens (York University, Toronto)
1130-- Discussion Panel (TBD)
1300-- Closing ceremonies
There are a number of differences from the one posted yesterday.
Also, we are absolutely dead chuffed to announce that, work commitments permitting, Gareth David-Lloyd will be attending our opening night reception. I'll repeat that about work comittments permitting-- Torchwood is right at the end of filming and, as such, schedules are changing like mad.
Third, you can hear a podcast about the conference at: http://podcastofimpossiblethings.blogsp
I think that's about it for the moment-- more as events occur. Only one more week!
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology