Current Thinking on the Western II
24 March 2015
Location: the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds
Welcome: Lee Broughton
Panel 1. Echoes of the West:
Timothy Hughes, Royal Holloway, University of London: 'Arenas of Authenticity: Junior Bonner (1972) and the Tragic Dialectics of the Modern Western'
Mikela Fotiou, University of Glasgow: 'Sweet Bunch: An Appropriated, Hybrid, Greek Western'
Tolga Gurocak, Afyon Kocatepe University (Turkey): 'Western elements in the post-1990 non-Western films directed by Clint Eastwood'
Cynthia J. Miller, Emerson College (USA): 'The Fantastic Frontier: Sixguns and Spectacle in the Hybrid Western'
Panel 2. Music and the West:
Mark Goodall, University of Bradford: 'Spaghetti Sounds: the sonic landscape of the Italian Western'
Geoff Mann, University of Kent: 'Initial notes on the pre-War international dimension to cowboy music'
Christa van Raalte, Bournemouth University: 'There's no Business like Show Business Drag, Camp and the Masquerade in the Western Musical'
Panel 3. The Historical West:
Jenny Barrett, Edge Hill University: 'The Man Who Knows War: American Civil War Westerns and Masculinity at the Frontier'
Lee Broughton, University of Leeds: 'The Civil War, civil rights and Lee Frost's The Scavengers (1969)'
Thomas Klein, University of Hamburg (Germany): 'Quality TV and New Perspectives on the American Past: Deadwood and Hell on Wheels'
4:50 - 5:00
The symposium was convened by Dr Lee Broughton. The symposium was kindly supported by the Leverhulme Trust.