thanatos_kalos (thanatos_kalos) wrote in whoniverse_conf,


Greetings once again!

Just another couple of quick notes: first of all, a few of you have asked about parking. It looks like we're not going to be able to use the parking lots at Main Building; there is metred parking on Park Place and at City Hall, but it is limited. We strongly advise you to use the bus, or to use one of the several NCP multistoreys in centre (mind the Weevils).

Secondly: for those of you who have registered but have not paid, please do so asap. If you intend to pay on the day, we are ONLY taking cash or cheques, not credit or debit cards.

I think that's all for now; more as it happens. :) I look forward to seeing you all next week! :)

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

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
1015-- 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)
1145-- Coffee Break
1215-- Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills, Ph.D Cardiff (JOMEC)
1300-- Lunch (Graduate Centre cafe)
1400-- '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)
1600-- Coffee Break
1630-- Who's Morality? (Discussion Panel; Panelists TBD)
1800-- Dinner
2000-- Reception (Shot in the Dark cafe, City Road).
Saturday, 15 November, 2008
0900-- Registration opens.
1000-- 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)
1100-- Coffee Break
1130-- 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)
1300-- Lunch (Bute cafe)
1400-- 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)
1600-- Coffee break
1630-- Discussion panel-- TBD
1800-- 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-- Discussion Panel (TBD)
1300-- Closing ceremonies
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