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The Non-Human Child in Film and Media

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The Non-Human Child in Film and Media

A Symposium. Birkbeck Cinema in conjunction with BIMI and the department of Psychosocial Studies

An exploration of the non-human child in recent Sci-Fi film and media in the context of theorising Queer kinship, post Oedipal fantasy and unexpected object-relations.

Speakers will include Jackie Stacey, Vicky Lebeau, Lisa Baraitser, Matt Hills, Catherine Grant, Amber Jacobs and Andrew Asibong.
The day will involve papers, round table conversations, discussions and screenings with a wine reception.

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The Non Human Child in Film and Media
May 6th 2017 :
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury WC1



9.30 Coffee and registration

10.00-10.30 Amber Jacobs to introduce the day
Ian Magor: Presentation of 5-minute supercut video essay tracing non-human child in film and media.

10.30-12.00 1. Matt Hills: Generational Objects, the ‘Gifted Child’ and 80’s Nostalgia in Midnight Special and Stranger Things
Respondent: Amber Jacobs
2. Andrew Asibong: Cinema as Non Human Caregiver
Respondent : Vicky Lebeau

12pm-12.30 Catherine Grant Video Essay and presentation
Respondent: : Jackie Stacey

12.30-1.30 LUNCH

1.30-2.30 Conversation One : Post /Beyond Oedipal Psychoanalysis
With: Lisa Baraitser , Amber Jacobs, Andrew Asibong

2.15 – 2.30 Sadie Wearing discusses Ex Machina. Respondent: Amber Jacobs.

2.30-3.15 Artists films: Three 5 minute commissioned artists films by: Gordon Hon, Alex Schadey and Mia Taylor.
Respondents Ruth Novaczek and Catherine Grant.

3.15 – 3.45 TEA

3.45- 4.30 Jeffrey Baker : Adopting the Monster
Mike Laycock : The Tomorrow People
(Chair : Sadie Wearing )

4.30-5.30 Conversation 2: Formations of Queer Kinship and Unexpected Object Relations: Fantasy and site of Science Fiction Film and Media
With Jackie Stacey and Vicky Lebeau. (Chair: Amber Jacobs)


5.30-6.30 . Round table discussion: Vicky Lebeau, Jackie Stacey, Amber Jacobs, Andrew Asibong, Lisa Baraitser, Catherine Grant, Sadie Wearing, Matt Hills.


6.30 DRINKS RECEPTION



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