Michael Powell Centenary Conference
2/3/4 September 2005
University of Wales, Bangor
Initial registration will
take place at the Ffriddoedd complex.
The main conference venue
is the Main Arts Building on College Road (10 minutes walk from Ffriddoedd).
conference rooms will be provided later.
Friday 2 September
pm onwards Registration
4:30 - 5:00 pm Welcome and Introduction - Andrew Moor
- 5:15 pm Tea / Coffee
5:15 - 7:00 pm
Panel: "Locating the Self: Narrative, Journey and
Identity in the Films of Michael Powell" - The Powell Research Centre, Canterbury
Christ Church University College
- Eddie McMillan: Chair
- Karen Shepherdson:
"Narrative Histories and the Presence of the Past in Powell and
Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale"
- Bryan Hawkins: "From
Fools and Pilgrims to the Postmodern Self: Powell, Neo-Romanticism,
Personalism and the new construction of Post-War Identity"
- Nick Burton:
"Landscapes of Desire in Age of
Saturday 3 September
- 10:45 Parallel Sessions
Session B: Theories
- Anna Powell (Manchester
Metropolitan University), "The Language of the Sensations: Synaesthesia
and Affect in The Tales of Hoffmann"
- Patricia MacCormack (APU),
"CineMasochism: Peeping Tom and
the Ecstatic Gaze"
Session C: European Perspectives
- Llorenē Esteve (Film
historian), "Honeymoon (1959):
The Contamination of Popular Folklore"
- Leļla Wimmer (University
of Warwick), "The Creation of an alternative canon: Peeping Tom and its critical reception in France"
- 11:00 Tea / Coffee
- 12:30 Parallel Sessions
Session D: Black Narcissus
- Alan Marcus
(University of Manchester), "Black
Narcissus as Primal Drama"
- Adam Bingham
(University of Sheffield), "Black
Narcissus and Melodrama"
Session E: AMOLAD
- James Chapman (The Open
University), "Conservative by Nature, Labour by experience": The
historical moment of A Matter of
Life and Death.
- Diane Friedman, "A
Matter of Fried Onions: the Medical Case History by Michael Powell"
- 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm Plenary
- Professor Lesley
Stern (University of California, San Diego): Paper to be confirmed
- 4:30 pm Parallel Sessions
Session F: Written Words
- Kurt Luchs (AmericanComedyNetwork),
"The shock of deep laughter & the shock of the new: the shockingly
original screenplays of Powell and Pressburger"
- Peter G. Christianson
(Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee), "Group Loyalty and the Will of
the Individual in the Archers' Literary Adaptations"
Session H: War and Aesthetics
- Elizabeth de
Cacquerey (University of Toulouse), "Michael Powell (with Emeric
Pressburger: the aesthetics and ethics of the war film"
- Stella Hockenhull (University
of Wolverhampton), "Powell, Pressburger and Neo-Romanticism"
- 4:45 pm Tea/coffee
- 6:15 pm
Session I: Masculinity and Sexuality
- Alexander Doty (Lehigh
University), "The Sacred and the Profane: Queering Black Narcissus"
- Robert Murphy (De
Montfort University), "Powell and Pressburger's Men"
pm Conference Banquet
Sunday 4 September
- 11:00 Parallel Sessions
Session J: Outsiders
- Colin Sell (University
of Essex), "Powell, the Pastoral and the Piper"
- Robert Shail (University
of Wales, Lampeter), "Obsession and Destruction: Examining Michael
Powell's "Visionary Male"
Session K: Previews and Post-Scripts
- Steve Chibnall (De
Montfort University) "C.O.D. - Michael Powell's Quota Quickies"
- Steve Masters (University
of Sunderland), "Gone to Earth
and The Company of Wolves"
- 11:15 Tea / Coffee
11:15 - 12:45
- Professor Ian
Christie (Birkbeck, London), "Late Powell"
12:45 - 1:15 pm Concluding Discussion