For all those interested in attending our study day, the details of the
day are below. All welcome.
"What's Past is Present" Study Day Schedule
17th February 2009
09:50 Introductions - Arts 3.03
10:00 - 11:00 Session One: History and National Identity - Arts 3.03
Rayna Denison - In Love with Victorian Britain: Japanese Anime
Representations of the British Past
Vincent Gaine - "The Last of the Mohicans": Existential Myth
Heather Wintle - National Trauma and the Ambivalent Treatment of Blitz
Nostalgia in Contemporary British Science Fiction/Horror Cinema
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
11:30 - 12:45 Session Two: History and Truth - Arts 3.03
Brett Mills - Days of Future Past: Documenting the Future
Su Holmes - 'There's nothing really better than what you're used to, is
there?': Constructions of 1950s British television on television
Michael Ahmed - Home is Where the Heartache is: Historic Revisionism,
Postmodern Pastiche or Nostalgic Misrepresentation: The Problem with
"Far From Heaven"
Lindsay Steenberg - Hollywood Imagines the Archaeological Past in The
Mummy and Indiana Jones Franchises
12:45 - 2pm: Lunch
2:00 - 3:15 Session Three: History and Audience - Drama Studio
Keith Johnston - Film History as "the past": homage, quotation and
recreation in online fandom
Mark Jancovich- 'Like a Battering Ram Trying to Knock Down the Door':
the Critical Reception of the Historical Epic in the 1950s and 1960s
Oliver Gruner - "Welcome Back to the Age of Jive": Billy Joel Music
Videos and the "Sixties"
Derek Johnston - Parent Issues: How "Life on Mars" Negotiates a
Television Generation Gap
3:15 - 3:45 Coffee
3:45 - 4:45 Session Four: History and the Present - Drama Studio
Liz Powell - "The Quiet American"
Rachel Mizsei-Ward - Scream, Gnarls Barkley, Scream: Beggin' for a
nostalgic blaxploitation music video?
Helen Warner - 'Undressing Mad Men': Contemporary Fashion and Vintage
Costume in "Mad Men"
4:45 Mark Jancovich - Thanks and concluding remarks - Drama Studio
Prof. Mark Jancovich
Head of School
Film and Television Studies
University of East Anglia,
Norwich, NR4 7TJ,
Tel: 01603 592787
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