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Mon, 7 Jun 2021 13:01:33 +0000
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Lonely are the Brave: The Western and Post-war America
Online Conference at UEA
15-17 June, 2021

To Register use the following link:

Day One: 15 June, 2021

Welcome and Keynote Address, 13.00-14.30 (GMT)
Peter Stanfield (University of Kent at Canterbury), Getting Dirty on Madison Ave. with Billy the Kid
As exemplified by Dirty Little Billy, the anti-western is best understood as a reaffirmation not a negation of the genre. New Hollywood’s cowboy pictures traded in an authenticity that posed a challenge to the veracity of earlier iterations, but, even if the films’ surface values shifted, the long standing romantic and sentimental idea of the West barely changed at all.

Panel One
15.00-16.30 (GMT)
Matthew Carter (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Andrew Patrick Nelson (University of Utah), Shoot-Out at the Genre Corral, Redux
T. R. Delapa (University of Michigan), No Country for Free Men: Lonely are the Brave’s New West
Austin Fisher (Bournemouth University), Revisiting the Blacklist Western: A Reception Study of High Noon
Jon Mitchell (UEA), Sentimentality and Nostalgia in Logan (2017): The Lost Object of Masculinity, or The Trouble with Shane

Panel Two
17.00-18.30 (GMT)
Dana Polan (NYU), Swingers and Gunslingers: Frank Sinatra and Postwar Masculinity in Johnny Concho
Melanie Williams, (UEA), Paint Your Wagon (1969) and New Hollywood’s re-development of the musical western
Ellen Wright (De Montfort University), ‘The Most Famous Outlaw in the Whole USA’: Promoting Jane Russell in the ‘Paleface’ films

Day Two: 16 June, 2021

Panel One
13.00-14.30 (GMT)
Valeriano Duran Manso (Universidad de Sevilla), From Spain to Hollywood: The Characters of Sara Montiel in the 1950s Western
Murray Leeder (University of Manitoba), A Classic That Wasn’t: W.O. Mitchell, Alien Thunder (1974) and the Canadian Western
Phyll Smith (UEA), Who was that Masked Woman?  Westerns and women’s labour, agency and credit in Republic’s Zorro’s Black Whip (1944)
Andrew Willis (University of Salford), Rethinking the Spanish Western in Context

Panel Two
15.00-16.30 (GMT)
Philippa Gates (Wilfrid Laurier University), A Yellow Imperilled Frontier: Chinese Americans in Civil-Rights Era Westerns
Lance Lomax (Texas Tech University), Town Savior or Scourge? Viewing 7 Faces of Dr Lao as a Subversive Western
Gary Rhodes (University of Central Florida), Scalped: Cultural Appropriations and Cinematic Mythology

Panel Three
17.00-18.30 (GMT)
George S. Briscoe, III (Comanche) (Pawnee Nation College) and Linda Sue Warner (Comanche) (President Emerita, Haskell Indian Nations University), Rewriting History: John Wayne as the Villain
Malcolm McLaughlin (UEA), The Call of the Wild (West): Jack London and the Arctic Frontier
David Melbye (University of Tyumen), Sisyphus on Horseback: Landscape Allegory in the Modernist Western

Day Three: 17 June, 2021

Panel One
13.00-14.30 (GMT)
Shane Brown (UEA), Cowboys, Queerness and the Silent and Early Sound Cinema
Martin Holtz (University of Graz), Between Reverence and Rejection: Age and Youth in the Post-War Western
Henry Jenkins (USC), Acting Like 'Wild Indians': The Baby Boom, Westerns, and the Permissive Imagination
Andrew Kinsella (NYU), “What Did We Prove?”: The Big Country’s Reappraisal of Cyclical Violence and Masculinity in the Western

Panel Two
15.00-16.30 (GMT)
Helena Bacon (University of Nottingham), From Dig that Uranium to Raygun Gothic: Presentations of the nuclear West
Richard Sheppard (UEA), Do/Don’t Take Your Guns To Town: How Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Video Game Conquered the West
John Wills (University of Kent at Canterbury), Red Dead Sublime: Image and Myth in the Video Game Western

Panel Three
17.00-18.30 (GMT)
Jenny Barrett (Edge Hill University), Interventions in the Consensus Memory: Memory Studies and the Post-War Western
Alexander Davis (NYU), “Past and Present Are About to Collide”: Temporality and Crisis in The Twilight Zone’s Westerns
Mark Jancovich (UEA), Print the Legend: Myth Making and Myth Breaking in John Ford’s Fort Apache
Linda Sheppard (UEA), This Town Is Coming Like a Ghost Town: Hauntology, Westward Expansion and the American Ghost Hunting Television Series

Evening Event:

Participants might like to watch some of the following prior to the event:

Alien Thunder (aka Dan Candy’s Law, 1974)
Bad Company (1972)
"Bang You're Dead", Alfred Hitchcock Presents, (1962)
The Big Country (1958)
The Brave Cowboy (novel, Edward Abbey, 1956)
The Cowboys (1972)
Dig that Uranium (1956)
Dirty Little Billy (1972)
Duel in the Sun (1946)
Fort Apache (1948)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
The Gunfighter (1950)
High Noon (1952)
Hud (1963)
Johnny Concho (1956)
Little Big Man (1970)
The Little Fugitive (1953)
Logan (2017)
Lonely are the Brave (1962)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
The Misfits (1961)
The Oregon Trail (Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium, 1971)
Paint Your Wagon (1969)
The Paleface (1948)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games, 2018)
Run of the Arrow (Samuel Fuller, 1957)
7 Faces of Dr Lao (1964)
Shane (1953)
The Shootist (1976)
Son of Paleface (1952)
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
Unforgiven (1992)
Vera Cruz (1954)
Walk like a Dragon (1960)
Willie the Kid (1952)
Zorro’s Black Whip (1944)

Prof. Mark Jancovich
Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia,
Norwich, NR4 7TJ,
United Kingdom.

Tel: 01603 592787
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