thanatos_kalos (thanatos_kalos) wrote in whoniverse_conf,

Announcement-- new guest!

Greetings all!

We are delighted to announce that Barnaby Edwards, writer/producer/director for Big Finish and one of the Dalek operators on Doctor Who will be joining us at the conference for our discussion panels!

We are also happy to post
Thursday, 13 November, 2008
Informal events:
1300-- Walking tour of Main Film Locations (City Centre/Cardiff Bay; meet at Cardiff University Student Union)
1900-- Screening (Birt Akers)

Friday, 14 November, 2008
0800-- Registration begins.
1000-- Greetings and Introduction from the Chair
1010-- Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills, Ph.D Cardiff (JOMEC)
1100-- Coffee Break
1130-- 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)
1300-- Lunch (Graduate Centre cafe)
1400-- Sociology (Moderator: Una McCormick, Ph.D, Cambridge)
"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)
1530-- Coffee Break
1600-- Discussion Panel (TBD)
1730-- Dinner
2000-- Reception (Shot in the Dark cafe, City Road).

Saturday, 15 November, 2008
0930-- Masculinity/Sexual Identity: (Moderator: Ross Garner, Cardiff)
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)
1030-- Coffee Break
1100-- Classics/History (Moderator: Kate Pilkington, University of Maryland)
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)
1230-- Lunch (Bute cafe)
1400-- Philosophy (Moderator: TBD)
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)
1600-- Discussion panel-- TBD
1730-- Dinner break
1900-- Screening

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-- Coffee Break
1200-- Discussion Panel (TBD)
1330-- Closing ceremonies

And, once again, our registration is open-- information is on our website and in the userinfo of this lj_comm. If you do not register by 3 November we cannot guarantee that you will be able to partake of the catered lunches we are arranging!

Thank you all so much for your help and support-- we appreciate it so much, and hope to see all of you in November!

Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
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