Conference Programme

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3 September 2015

09:15    10:45    Registration with Coffee and Mini-pastries        Atrium

10:45    11:00    Welcome
Dr Sam George                                                            Lecture Hall  N003

11:00    12:20    Parallel Sessions 1

1    Trash, Monsters, and Freaks
Chair: Darren Elliott-Smith Lecture Hall N003

1    Werewolves and White Trash
Victoria Amador (American University of Sharjah)
2   ‘Daddy, I’m falling for a monster!’: Fathers, Brothers, Lovers and Mothers in Werewolf and Vampire Romance
Sue Chaplin (Leeds Beckett University)
3    A Carnival of Monsters’: Wild Men, Wolf Men and Spectacles of Abhumanity in the
Victorian Freak Show
Alison Younger (University of Sunderland)

2    The Nineteenth-Century Werewolf
Chair: Sam George  Seminar Room R110

4    ‘No More Than a Wild Beast or a Brute’: Wagner the Werewolf, Sweeney Todd and the Limits of Human Responsibility
Joseph Crawford (University of Exeter)
5  Wilderness Disrupted: Nineteenth-Century Werewolf Short Fiction
Janine Hatter (University of Hull)

3    Leader of the Pack
Chair: Matt Beresford         Seminar Room R118

6    Spanish Werewolves and the conflict of masculine identity in Game of Werewolves
Irene Baena-Cuder (University of East Anglia)
7    Full Moon Masculinities: The Werewolf in Recent Young Adult Fantasy Texts
Tania Evans (The Australian National University)
8    ‘The Killing Moon Will Come Too Soon. Fate Up Against Your Will?’: The Myth-Ridden Figure of the Werewolf and Its Cinematic Representations of Tormented Masculinity and the Grotesque Body  Caroline Langhorst (University of Mainz, Germany)

12:20    13:00    Lunch                                               Atrium

13:00    14:20    Parallel Sessions 2

4    Becoming Animal
Chair: Kaja Franck   Lecture Hall N003

9    ‘Stinking of me’: transformations and animal selves in contemporary women’s poetry
Polly Atkin (University of Strathclyde)
10    The stubborn beast-flesh grows day by day back again’: Transhumanist Becomings in H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau
Michael Starr (University of Northampton)
11    A Running Wolf and Other Grey Animals: The Various Shapes of Marcus Coates
Sarah Wade (University College London)

5    Pack Politics
Chair: Bill Hughes   Seminar Room R110

12    Dr. Jekyll-and-Mr.Hyde, the Monstrous Cat: animal imagery, catharsis, and writerly production in and beyond L.M. Montgomery’s Canadian WWI novel   Christine Chettle (University of Leeds)
13    The Beast Without: The Cinematic Werewolf as (Counter)cultural Metaphor Craig Ian Mann (Sheffield Hallam University)
14    ‘One look and you recognize evil’: Lycan Terrorism, Monstrous Otherness and the Banality of Evil in Benjamin Percy’s Red Moon
Simon Marsden (University of Liverpool)

6    Bitches, Harridans, and Nannies
Chair: Sam George  Seminar Room R118

15    The shape-shifting concept of female evil: Weregoats’ symbolism from a Portuguese legend to Landolfi’s The Moon Stone
Elena Emma Sottilotta (University of Sheffield)
16    ‘Open, open; let me in!’: The Female Werewolf and the New Woman
Jamie Spears (University of Sunderland )
17    Rabid Bitches and Fanged Whores: Misogynistic Discourses in Nineteenth-
Century Tales of the Female Werewolf and the Female Vampire
Charmaine Tanti (University of Malta)

14:20    15:20    Plenary 1: The Call of the Wild: From Preternatural Pastoral to Paranormal Romance
Dr Bill Hughes                                                     Lecture Hall N003

15:20    15:40    Tea and Red Riding Hood Biscuits                                              Atrium

15:40    17:00    Parallel Sessions 3

7    Animal Magic
Chair: Jillian Wingfield       Lecture Hall N003

18    From priculici to vampires: folkloric stories versus sensational narratives     Marius-Mircea Crișan (West University of Timișoara,
19    Shapeshifters of the East: How Manga and Japanese Animal Spirits depart from the conventions of East European Gothic
Beverley Dear (University of Hertfordshire)
20    Wild Sanctuary: Running into the Forest in Russian Fairy Tales
Shannon Scott (University of St. Thomas, MN, USA)

8    Taxonomy and Hybridity
Chair: Bill Hughes   Seminar Room R110

21    ‘I’m Hairy on the Inside’: Defining the Werewolf and the Nature of Lycanthropy in Contemporary Fiction
Carys Crossen (Manchester Metropolitan University)
22    Little Monsters: Hybrid offspring in steampunk and contemporary gothic texts
Karen Graham (University of Aberdeen)
23    Declassifying and Reclassifying Medieval Werewolves
Ksenia Winnicki (Simon & Schuster)

9    Where the Wild Things Are
Chair: Matt Beresford         Seminar Room R118

24    Following Wolf Calls in the Wilderness
Chloe Donaldson (formerly Bangor University)
25    Putting the Luna in ‘Lunatic’: Werewolves,  Wild Spaces and the Feral State of Madness
Catherine Pugh (formerly University of Essex)

17:00    18:00    Plenary 2: Wearing the Wolf: Fur, Fashion and Werewolf Fiction from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
Dr Catherine Spooner                                          Lecture Hall N003

18:15    19:15    Little Red Wine Reception

4 September 2015

08:30    14:30    Walking with Wolves: Excursion to UK Wolf Conservation Trust (with packed lunch)

14:30    15:00    Tea and Red Riding Hood Biscuits

15:00    16:00    Plenary 4: Cultural Images of the Wolf and the Wolves’ Re-emergence in Europe
Prof. Garry Marvin                                                    Lecture Hall N003

16:00    17:20    Parallel Sessions 4

10    Humanising the Wolf
Chair: Sam George  Lecture Hall N003

26    Growing Pains of the Teenage Werewolf: YA literature and the metaphorical wolf
Kaja Franck (University of Hertfordshire)
27    The Inner Beast: The Human/Animal divide in George MacDonald’s The Romance of Photogen and Nycteris (1882)
Rebecca Langworthy (University of Aberdeen)
28    The Benevolent Medieval Werewolf in William of Palerne
Curtis Runstedler (Durham University)

11  Monstrous Media
Chair: Rowland Hughes    Seminar Room R110

29    An American Werewolf In America: Stephen King’s Cycle Of The Werewolf and Silver Bullet
Simon Brown (Kingston University)
30    Swearwolves and Werewolves: Mockumentary, Masculinity and Mundane
Lorna Jowett (University of Northampton)
31    I was a teenage Whovian but I’m all right now-eee-ooooooooo-ooo-eeh-yooooooooo’: the metafictional meanings of lycanthropic transformation in Doctor Who
Ivan Phillips (University of Hertfordshire)

12  Queer-wolves
Chair: Lisa Nevárez Seminar Room R118

32    ‘Queer-Wolves and Wolf-Boyz and Were-Bears, Oh My!’: Queering the Wolf in Gaysploitation Horror
Darren Elliott-Smith (University of Hertfordshire)
33    Coming Out as Werewolf
Lisa Metherell (Birmingham City University)
34    Barebacking Werewolves in Rural America: Queer Erotic and Ecological Fantasies in M/M Paranormal Romance Fiction
Andrea Wood (Winona State University, Winona, MN, USA)

17:20    18:40    Parallel Sessions 5

13    Dancing with Wolves
Chair: Sam George  Lecture Hall N003

35    The wolves in the woods: staging Carter’s Gothic
Frances Babbage (University of Sheffield)
36    Real Men versus Emo Pansies? Music, class and masculinity in supernatural film and television narratives
Steve (Janet) Halfyard (Birmingham City University)

14    Animal Kinship
Chair: Bill Hughes   Seminar Room R110

37    Behind that façade, you’re no meek little puss-in-boots’: were creatures in Yasmine Galenorn’s Sisters of the Moon series
Malgorzata (Gosia) Drewniok (University of Southampton)
38    Sealskins: Finns, Seal Wives, and Mythmaking
Peter Le Couteur (Royal College of Art)
39    Dog-Faced Deities, Wolf Mothers and other Canine Women from Classical Myth, and their Representations in Modern Popular Culture   Amanda Potter (Open University)

15   The Beast Within
Chair: Kaja Franck   Seminar Room R118

40    What if there was something dark inside of me?’: Gender, Red Riding Hood and Internalizing the Wolf on Screen
Karrie Ann Grobben (University of Exeter)
41    Encountering the Beast Within: Location and the British Werewolf Film
Laura Hubner (University of Winchester)
42    ‘Violating all the rules of civilized vampirism’: identity, sexuality, alienation, and ‘vampire wolf-dogs’ in Andrew Fox’s Fat White Vampire Blues
Jillian Wingfield (University of Hertfordshire)

18:40    19:40    Plenary 5: ‘Creatures of the Night, what music they make’:  The Sound of the Cinematic Werewolf
Dr Stacey Abbott                                                   Lecture Hall N003

19:40    20:10    Magic Lantern Show: Lycanthropic Lantern of Fear
David Annwyn Jones                       Comet Room, Club de Havilland

20:10    22:30    ‘In Red Riding Hood’s Basket’: Conference Dinner                                                                 Restaurant de Havilland

5 September 2015

09:30    10:50    Parallel Sessions 6

16   Transforming Myths
Chair: Jillian Wingfield       Lecture Hall N003

43    The Wolves of Old: Classical accounts of the werewolf myth
Matt  Beresford (University of Hertfordshire)
44    Altered Beasts: The Werewolf in Popular Culture from Punishment to Power-up
Matthew Crofts (University of Hull)

17    Savage Playgrounds
Chair: Sam George  Seminar Room R110

45    Through the eyes of a child: Hybridity and Morbidity in Jo Sung-hee’s A Werewolf Boy
Colette  Balmain (Kingston University)
46    The Cinematic Representation of the Wild Child
Michael Brodski (University of Mainz, Germany)
47    Playgrounds in the Zombie Apocalypse: The Feral Child
Lisa Nevárez (Siena College, New York, USA)

10:50    11:20    Coffee and Wolf Cupcakes                                            Atrium

11:20    12:00    Plenary 6: ‘This is what it sounds like when wolves cry’: Storytelling, Wild Children, and the State of Nature
Dr Sam George                                                       Lecture Hall N003

12:00    13:00    Marcus Sedgwick in Conversation and Reading
Marcus Sedgwick                                                    Lecture Hall N003

13:00    15:30    Excursion: Peter the Wild Boy Graveyard Picnic (with picnic lunch)

15:30    16:00    Tea and book signing (Marcus Sedgwick)       Atrium

16:30    17:30    Plenary 7: Inside the Bloody Chamber: Angela Carter’s Wolves         
Sir Christopher Frayling                                       Lecture Hall N003

17:30    18:15    Book Signing: Sir Christopher Frayling              Atrium

18:15    18:30    Closing Remarks
Dr Sam George                                                       Lecture Hall N003

18:30        Conference Close

0 Responses to Conference Programme

  1. Emmanuel Adeyemi says:

    The conference arrangement and programme are alright to me.Thank you.Emmanuel Adeyemi.

  2. Lynn Kent says:

    Please note that the event at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Beenham is a talk & tour & not a wolf walk as you have advertised. – Office Manager UKWCT)