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Neo-Victorian Villainy: Adaptation and Reinvention on Stage, Page and Screen

Neo-Victorian Villainy

Saturday 25 May 2013, 10.00AM to 6.30pm

Speaker(s): 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.

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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Registration is now open for this event:

Full rate of £40

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

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.