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JAWS 40th Anniversary Symposium

Clephan 3.01 and 3.07
17/06/2015 (10:00-19:00)
Professor Ian Hunter: iqhunter@dmu.ac.uk|
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Jaws 40th Anniversary Symposium

You are invited to a One-Day Symposium to mark the 40th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg's JAWS.

The Symposium takes place on Wednesday 17 June 2015 from 10.00am - 7.00pm in Clephan 3.01 and 3.07 at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

The Symposium is part of the Faculty of Technology Research Seminar Series and is hosted at the Leicester Media School by The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre and The Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

The keynote speakers are Murray Pomerance (Ryerson University), author of Marnie and Hitchcock’s America and Nigel Morris, author of Steven Spielberg: Empire of Light and editor of The Blackwell Companion to Steven Spielberg.  The Symposium will also include a Skype interview with Carl Gottlieb, the film's screenwriter.


Nicholas Blatt (Independent Scholar), ‘Jaws’
Callum Coombe (DMU), ‘”Show Me the Way to Go Home”: Jaws as Odyssey and Road Movie’
Robert Geal (U of Wolverhampton), ’Jaws, Epistemology and Adaptation’
Sheldon Hall (Sheffield Hallam U), ‘NOT “the First Blockbuster”: Myths of Jaws’
Peter Krämer (UEA) ‘She Was the First’: The Place of Jaws in American Film History’
Matthew Leggatt (U of Winchester) “Staring into those Black Eyes”: Jaws and Nostalgia for the Mechanical Sublime’
Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén (Stockholm U) ‘Jaws: Creating the Myth of the Man-eating Machine’
Daniel Massie (The Robert Gordon University), ‘Jaws: The Case of the Archetypal American Villain as Queer Dissident Attacking the Heteronormative’
Matt Melia (Kingston U), ‘Three Men in a Boat: Masculinity and Crisis in Jaws’
Adam O’Brien (U of Bristol and Reading’, ‘Water Matters in Jaws and The Bay’
Daniel Varndell (U of Winchester), ‘Brody's 'World' in Amity and Out at Sea: On Territoriality and Lost Illusions
Conor Wigert (Independent Scholar) ‘Jaws and Ecofeminism’
Linda Ruth Williams (U of Southampton), ‘Jaws’s Imperilled Children’
Conference convenor: I.Q. Hunter

The attendance fee, which includes lunch and coffees, is £30 / £15.

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