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  • Date and time: Saturday 25 May 2013, 10.00am to 6.30pm
  • Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, Heslington East
  • Admission: Admission includes lunch, refreshments and admission to the student production project, Summerland by Michael Punter.

Event details

This one-day symposium aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion between scholars in Film, Theatre, Television, Neo-Victorian Studies, Literature, Adaptation Studies, and Fan and Popular Culture Studies. At its heart is the research question:
"In what ways do modern representations of the villain in popular culture draw on the narratives and iconic villains of the Victorian period?"

Symposium organiser: Dr Benjamin Poore, Department of Theatre, Film and Television


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Full rate of £40

Reduced rate of £30 for postgraduate students, unwaged, and University of York staff

Speakers include Guy Barefoot (University of Leicester), Eckart Voigts (Technische Universität, Braunschweig) and Richard Hand (University of Glamorgan). The symposium will also feature papers on neo-Victorian ghosts and vampires, the neo-Victorian villainess, Dickens adaptations, neo-Victorian espionage, melodrama, Batman, Ripper Street, and spirit mediums.