2nd Annual Post Graduate Symposium

Friday 27 May 2011, 9.00AM

Speaker(s): David Hickman

This event seeks to encourage a wide array of research interests and to incorporate interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of theatre, film and television. We are interested in receiving submissions from postgraduate students researching any and all aspects of the three disciplines and are open to presentations incorporating less traditional research methods, including demonstrations of practical and creative work. The research interests of our own students will form the core of the day’s discussions, but we are happy to incorporate high quality work on any aspect of theatre, film and television.

Guest Speaker: David Hickman

As a filmmaker, David has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (A Brief History of Time), two Emmys (The Elegant Universe and Baby It’s You) and most recently a Grierson Award (Race and Intelligence: Science’s Last Taboo). As a senior lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television he continues to make documentaries, and is writing a book on realism in fiction and non-fiction film. His symposium paper will outline the significance of the recurring skirmish between realism and formalism in the history of film and television for both the medium and its practitioners. 

Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television

Admission: By Registration

TV Narratives Symposium

Saturday 28 May 2011, 9.00AM

Speaker(s): Dr. Matt Hills – author of Fan Cultures (2002) and Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the Twenty-first Century (2010)

The narratives of TV drama have long since moved beyond the structural parameters of the single play, the serial and the series to embrace more hybrid, complex and expansive forms. This one-day symposium seeks to investigate such expansions in the form and content of TV narratives. What effects have changing trends in television narrative had upon television aesthetics, storytelling and spectatorship? How have they impacted upon the contributions of writers, producers, directors and performers working within TV drama?

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Matt Hills – author of Fan Cultures (2002) and Triumph of a Time Lord:
Regenerating Doctor Who in the Twenty-first Century (2010)

Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television