Whoniverse Appeal Conference (Cardiff) Schedule

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I recieved my copy of the 'Whoniversal Appeal' conference schedule that's due to start next week in Cardiff.

Here's a copy of it, I'm hoping to make it to something on each of the days. I must remember to borrow some memory cards for the tour so I can snap pictures. I'll be attending a lot of this and I'll try to take notes so I can report back on the highlights each day.

Normal service should not be interrupted (unlike this week where I've had to abandon "The Week That Was" feature and miss out on a DVD Review due to other engagements.)

Sadly Paul Cornell had to pull out of the event due to other commitments.

Thursday, 13 November, 2008
Informal events:
1300-- Walking tour of Main Film Locations (City Centre/Cardiff Bay; meet at Cardiff University Student Union)
1700-- Screening (Birt Akers)

Friday, 14 November, 2008
0800-- Registration begins. (VJ Gallery/foyer Main Building)
1000-- Greetings and Introduction from the Chair (Small Chemistry Lecture; Main Building)
1030-- 'There is No British Empire-- Yet.' Sociology in the Whoniverse. (Moderator: Una McCormack, Ph.D, Independent Scholar)
"Whose Doctor?": Jessica Frey (Ryerson/York University, Toronto).
Army of Ghosts: Sight, Knowledge and the Invisible Terrorist in Doctor Who: Matthew Jones (Manchester)
“I don’t know if it’s Marxism in action or a West-End musical” Class, Citizenship & Culture in ‘New’ Doctor Who: Lisa Kerrigan (BFI)
Lumic’s Cyber Revolution: An Allegory of Empire: Christine Gilroy (Independent Scholar)
1230-- Lunch (Graduate Centre cafe)
1400-- Who's Morality? (Discussion Panel; Panelists TBD)
1500-- 'Who's the Man?!' Masculinity and Sexual Identity in the Whoniverse: (Moderator: Una McCormack-- Independent Scholar)
The Regeneration Game: The Changing Faces of the Heroism In Doctor Who: John Paul Green (Sunderland)
Captain Jack Harkness, "An Impossible Thing": Bisexuality, Difference, and Identity:
Blake Wilder (North Carolina State)
1600-- Coffee Break (VJ Gallery/foyer Main Building)
1630-- Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills, Ph.D Cardiff (JOMEC)
'I think we're at the start of Doctor Who Studies': New dialogues between fandom
and the academy?
1730-- Dinner
2000-- Reception (Shot in the Dark cafe, City Road).

Saturday, 15 November, 2008
0900-- Registration opens. (VJ Gallery/foyer Main Building)
1000-- 'I'm not just a fan!' Subversion and Fan Studies in the Whoniverse. (Moderator: Rebecca Williams, Ph.D, University of Glamorgan)
Torchwood - Subverting Fandom: K Faith Lawrence (Southampton)
Constructing a Space for the Subversive: Critical Cultural Commentary in Doctor Who: Erica Moore (Cardiff)
Faces from the Past: Countering the Postmodern through Nostalgia-as-Embodied Presence in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures: Ross Garner (Cardiff)
1130-- Coffee Break (VJ Gallery/foyer Main Building)
1200-- Discussion panel-- TBD
1300-- Lunch (Bute cafe)
1400-- Time Gone By: How Who Encounters History. (Moderator: Kate Pilkington, University of Maryland, College Park)
Who’s history? Doctor Who fan critics, historicals and pseudo-historicals: Matthew Kilburn (Independent Scholar)
Beware of Geeks (Mis)quoting Greeks: Amanda Potter (Open University)
Caecilus est pater, Medicus est Dominus Tempi: Doctor Who, Romans, and the Cambridge Latin Course: Tony Keen (Independent Scholar)
1530-- Coffee break (VJ Gallery/foyer Main Building)
1600-- Who Am I? Whoniversal Philosophy (Moderator: Melissa Beattie, Cardiff University)
Who's Real: The Doctor's Lacanian Struggle: Katie Reing (Rosemont College)
“I name thee”: Political Implications of Names and Naming in Doctor Who: Anindya Raychaudhuri (Cardiff)
The Ontological Trouble of the Blinovitch Limitation Effect: Time Travel and the Self and the Self: Allyson Shaffer(Minnesota)
A Kiss is Just a Kiss (Except When it's Not): Life and Breath in the Whoniverse: Melissa Beattie (Cardiff)
1730-- Break
1900-- Screening

Sunday 16, November, 2008
1000-- Registration opens (VJ Gallery/foyer Main Building)
1000-- Podcasting discussion
1030-- Breaking the Fourth Wall: The Whoniverse and Real-World Technology (Moderator: Alexandra Smith, Cardiff)
Dr Who and the Innovation Generation: A one-off Episode: Peter Talbot-Jones (Independent Scholar)
The Commercial Electronic: Doctor Who and the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop: Charlotte Stevens (York University, Toronto)
1130-- Discussion Panel (TBD)
1300-- Closing ceremonies (VJ Gallery/foyer Main Building)

Apparently there are is still some spaces for people who can attend (you'll need to pay in cash).

I'll be the one avoiding eye contact with anyone who turns up in costume or proclaims themselves to be a Doctor Who fan.


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